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Fire breaks out on Vinashin Rubi ship
Nhan Dan – Hanoi,Vietnam
Nhan Dan Online – A fire broke out on 10.000 tonne Vinashin Rubi ship anchoring at the Hai Phong Port at 8.45 am on September 18.

Hy-Line ferry catches fire
Cape Cod Times – Hyannis,MA,USA
The fire, in the starboard engine room, sent smoke pouring through the vessel as it pulled into the Ocean Street docks shortly after 9 am


Swedish pilot boat averts potential accident in busy shipping lane
Earthtimes (press release) – London,UK
When efforts to alert the 60-metre long vessel freighter failed, the Swedish pilot boat positioned itself next to the freighter and two crew members boarded


Five people arrested in Tuzla lifeboat accident
Today’s Zaman – Istanbul,Turkey
Inspectors from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security completed their reports on the incident, which occurred during a lifeboat freefall test

Welding possible cause of Miri blast
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
A spark from welding work being done on the ship could have triggered the fire which resulted in a huge explosion at about 9am on Sept 13. The ship, Ark 2,

Lanka Mahapola sustains massive damage
Nation on Sunday – Sri Lanka
By Aisha Edris The cost of repairing the massive damage caused to Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC) vessel Lanka Mahapola due to an explosion last week,

Shipping company, official fined $280000 in fatal 2006 tanker fire
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
JOHN’S, NL – The owner and an official of a shipping company whose oil tanker caught fire in 2006, killing one man and maiming another, were ordered to pay

Princess of the Stars salvage operations may start Monday
ABS CBN News – Philippines
Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Undersecretary for Maritime Affairs Ma. Elena Bautista said Saturday a big barge is already off

SENEGAL: Families demand justice for Joola ferry deaths
IRINnews.org – New York,NY,USA
No one has been prosecuted in this continent’s largest maritime disaster. On 12 September 2008, French judge Jean-Wilfrid Noel issued nine international .

IMO aims to extend UN resolution on piracy in Gulf of Aden
London (Platts) — 19Sep2008 — The International Maritime Organization has asked for the extension of United Nations resolution 1816, which aims to tackle the upsurge in piracy in the Gulf of Aden, a spokeswoman for the organization.

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