Sep 042009
 

One more body found after ship capsize in Inner Mongolia
Xinhua
The body was found at 10 am downstream of the accident site, rescuers said. The body was identified by family members as a woman surnamed Wang, from Hohhot,

Ship rams fishing trawler in mid-sea, 6 rescued
Times of India
As the boat started sinking, the ship sped away in a move that defies navigational rules as well as humanity,” a coast guard official said.

Coast Guard investigates fire at sea aboard FV Kelly Rose
Wicked Local Gloucester
the cause of the fire aboard the shrimp boat Kelly Rose after it caught fire Sep. 2, causing the two crewmembers aboard to abandon ship in a life raft.

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Man injured after falling from boat on Piscataqua
Seacoastonline.com
a vessel described as a barge and with a Coast Guard and Marine Patrol escort, was transported to the Market Street Port Authority where the city’s fire

Boat fire forces crew to abandon ship
United Press International
3 (UPI) — The US Coast Guard said the crew of a 36-foot shrimp boat was able to safely abandon the vessel near Boston after a fire broke out on board.

Container ship runs aground
New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully extended aid to Samoa with five experts and specialised equipment to help contain any oil spill that may result from the grounding. There have not been confirmed reports of any oil spills

Prudhoe Bay – medical evacuation from cruise ship

The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it is coordinating the medical evacuation of a passenger from the cruise ship Bremen near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The evacuation is being undertaken by Alaska Clean Seas and British Petroleum. (9/3/09).

News (press release)
A trimaran with two people aboard is currently being towed to safety after being in collision with an unidentified fishing vessel.

Battle to save stricken whales in Madagascar fuel spill
Monsters and Critics.com
The cause of the accident to the 189-metre long, 30-metre-wide ship is still unclear. But a statement from Prime Minister’s Monja Roindefo’s office on

Rapid response averts Dutch disaster

The badly damaged containership MSC Nikita was safely moored in the Port of Rotterdam on Tuesday following its involvement in a collision off the Hook of Holland on Sunday. The incident launched an intensive salvage operation

Red Ensign flies as Merchant Navy Day turns ten
DeHavilland – London,Greater London,UK
The purpose was to raise the profile of British shipping as a career option and to increase the number of British seafarers. 3. The Government is achieving

China to stage biggest maritime rescue exercise
Xinhua
The exercise will simulate a collision between a passenger ship and a cargo vessel loaded with chemicals, resulting in a fire on the passenger ship and a

PROPOSED CHANGES TO JONES ACT ALREADY IMPACTING SEAFARERS

The impact of proposed changes to the Jones Act regarding the use of foreign-flagged vessels in the US offshore sector is already being felt by seafarers according to international shipping recruitment agency Faststream with companies rushing to replace their non-US crews.

New Zealand marine pollution experts sent to Samoa after ship
Radio New Zealand International – Wellington,New Zealand
A team of New Zealand marine pollution experts has been sent to Samoa following the grounding of a container ship at the entrance to Apia harbour.

Kenya: Focus Anti-Piracy War on Land, Not Sea
AllAfrica.com
piracy off Somali waters will not be won unless more emphasis is laid on containing pirates on land before they get to the sea, a workshop on maritime

Piracy/Crime

Kidnap and ransom insurance rates decrease: Aon
Business Insurance
attacked 12 ships and hijacked two more, according to a list of incidents maintained by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center.

Off The Radar

Lobster wars rock remote Maine island
The Associated Press
And once in Portland Harbor, a crew rammed their boat into another vessel, jumped aboard and struggled with the other crew before being tossed overboard.

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