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250 feared dead in Indonesian ship accident
Xinhua – China
12 (Xinhua) — Rescuers must pass through unfavorable weather for hunting over 230 missing passengers after their ship sunk in the waters of central

Bulgarian Sailor Dies in Fire on Greek Ship at Romanian Port
Sofia News Agency – Sofia,Bulgaria
The fire was most likely caused by a short circuit in the electric installations of the ship. According to information of the Emergency Situations

Sub, fishing boat in minor collision
The Japan Times – Japan
The 2700-ton Oyashio was on a training exercise at the time of the 8 pm accident, while the fishing boat was carrying a Maritime Self-Defense Force officer

Tug’s cable probed in sinking of fishing boat
Boston Globe – United States
“The barge is connected to the tug by a cable tow; they are looking at the tow cable to see if there was any possible collision.

MV FAINA Negotiations at a Stalemate
American Chronicle – Beverly Hills,CA,USA
as among refugees and helpers on fishing vessels if something happens to their boat. The fatal accident of the pirate-skiff triggered immediate response

Three honored for aiding 5 in sinking boat
Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia
After securing all the victims, Reyes and his crew members helped pull the sinking boat out of the reef line. BSS officers towed back the vessel to the

Don’t blame fishermen for lack of safety culture: FFAW
Nova News Now – New Minas,Nova Scotia,Canada
McCurdy said the most recent TSB report into the tragic sinking of the Lannie & Sisters II once again talks about the so-called “lack of a safety culture,” .

Posted 01/12/09 at 01:31 AM

According to a Jan. 11 report from Associated Press, the body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash as the spokesman for another group of pirates promised to soon free a Ukrainian arms ship.

Kidnappers of Greek tycoon Pericles Panagopoulos demand €40m
Times Online – UK
Unlike most of the country’s ship-owners, who reside in the capital’s leafy northern suburbs in vast gated villas, he has a relatively modest house not far

Fatal crash reminder of dangers of offshore work
Daily Comet – Thibodaux,LA,USA
The NTSB report that followed says that between 2000 and 2004, the Gulf fleet had a fatal accident rate higher on average than the nationwide rate for .

Posted 01/12/09 at 12:44 AM

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Defenses Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) recently conducted a demonstration of a developmental non-lethal weapon designed to stop suspicious small boats.

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