Jan 142009

Captain dies as Russian trawler sinks, 18 rescued
GMA news.tv – Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
The rest will be brought to the Norwegian mainland on a Russian ship. Geir Mortensen, a spokesman for the rescue service, said the accident happened near

MMA graduate dies after electrocuted at sea
Cape Cod Today – South Dennis,MA,USA
A member of the Class of 2007 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy died last Wednesday after he reportedly was electrocuted on the ship he was working on.

Indonesian rescue team finds 41 survivors of sunken ferry
Xinhua – China
The Indonesian Air Force had sent a Boeing 737-300 since the sinking of KM Teratai Prima on Sunday, for search and rescue of the victims of the sunken ship.

Channel ferry grounded on wreck
BBC News – UK
A paper chart indicating the wreck off Deal in Kent was available on the P&O Ferries vessel Pride of Canterbury. But the Marine Accident Investigation

Puntland Parliament Appoints New Pirate President
American Chronicle – Beverly Hills,CA,USA
The owner has informed that he was sent his representative on the ground in a bid to secure a quick release of the vessel. Dr. SAID is originally from

Posted 01/13/09 at 03:32 AM
According to a Jan. 11 report from Reuters, Oil shippers are paying crews double to persuade them to sail through the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden.(Source: Reuters)

Jakarta admits sea safety reform delay
Financial Times – London,England,UK
of the reforms planned in the past four years for its crucial maritime sector, which suffered another fatal accident at the weekend when a ferry sank.

Posted 01/13/09 at 03:22 AM

A sharp contraction in world trade has idled more than 200 container ships, threatening the survival of many companies, according to The Journal of Commerce.The slump in container shipping appears certain to extend into 2010 or beyond


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