Jan 062009

Helicopter headed to offshore oil rig crashes in Louisiana
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
The passengers worked for two Shell Oil Co. contractors and the company said they were The accident in the Sam Houston National Forest killed the pilot,

One dead, two missing after oil tanker explodes in east China
One person died in the explosion and the two others are missing. The municipal city office of Dongying city declined to disclose how many seafarers were on board the ship and whether the deceased and missing people are crew on board.

Search underway for missing Japan whaler-reports
Reuters – USA
CANBERRA, Jan 6 (Reuters) – A search is underway in the frigid Southern Ocean for a Japanese sailor reported missing from a whaling vessel, according to

Shrimp boat explodes
Leonard says the boat “Destiny” exploded when the shrimper lit a cigarette onboard the vessel, which had a propane leak. When rescue crews arrived, .

Fisherman hurt in English Channel collision
Lloyd’s List – London,UK
The skipper of the 25 m trawler Miraceti suffered a shoulder injury after his vessel was in collision with the Marshall Islands flagged, 2006-built Kerem D .

Bulker rescues sailor from sinking yacht in Indian Ocean storm
Lloyd’s List – London,UK
The vessel was on route from Australia to Rotterdam when it responded to a distress call from Mr Budel, who was participating

Norwegian company Bourbon Offshore fined over shipping deaths
The vessel later sank, before the missing men and the teenager could be found.Norway’s national prosecutor, Bjoern Soknes, said the boat’s owner, Bourbon Offshore Norway AS, had failed to give Remy enough time to become familiar with

Chinese shipmen escape from pirates in Gulf of Aden
Xinhua – China
The Ministry of Transport immediately launched an emergency response plan and contacted the International Maritime Bureau to seek aid from nearby warships.

Fresh pollution fcrom the Ropax 1 in La Línea
Typically Spanish – Malaga,Spain
It’s thought that the oil comes from the ‘Ropax 1’ which was in collision with a Cepsa buoy last December 13 in the waters of the Strait.

Seafarer admits faking sea time certification – Lloydslist.com
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has warned about the dangers of seafarers falsifying their documentation to gain certificates of competence, writes Craig Eason. The warning comes after Kabal Singh, a 42-year-old seafarer,

Vessel in fatal accident riddled with problems: TSB | DD&H
A small fishing vessel that was discovered ‘partially submerged’ off Newfoundland’s northeast coast more than two years ago was sailing with broken equipment.

Report due on sinking of barge of Nova Scotia
Globe and Mail – Canada
Company spokesman Geoff Britt says officials have yet to decide whether to recover the 42-metre vessel or the fuel it carried. The Shovel Master, a dredging

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