Sep 152009

Indian Ship Sinks off Yemen
Yemen Post
The ship, so-called Sara Hanim), sank on Saturday in the Arabian Sea but the cause of sinking is still unclear, the sources said.

Officials investigating deadly accident at terminal

A 45-year-old Halifax area man died Sunday night when he was struck by a shunt — a large device used to transport containers — while working at Ceres terminal, police said.

Seli 1 sturdy as salvors battle bad weather
Independent Online
According to the vessel’s joint operations committee, chaired by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), the ship “sustained significant

Lagdameo assumes post at IMO
Manila Bulletin
imo’s leading committee dealing with safety of life at sea, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), is chaired by Filipino diplomat, Neil Frank Ferrer.

Race against time for sea accident experts

Sea accident experts gathering evidence on the loss of a Peterhead fishing boat 35 years ago face a race against time.

Families of some of the seven crewmen who died when the Trident trawler went down off the coast of Wick are fighting to prove that the boat sank because of her instability.


Somali pirates still holding 20 Filipinos: govt

MANILA (AFP) – – Twenty Filipino sailors remain in the hands of Somali pirates, the government said on Tuesday, a day after the release of 22 seamen from a Greek-owned merchant vessel who had been held for five months.

EU – suspected pirates released

The EU Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA) issued a press release stating that the four suspected pirates detained by an EU NAVFOR warship after they refused to obey a command to stop have been released.

Malaysia – attempted boardings aborted when alarm raised

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an Incident Alert stating that two attempted boardings of merchant vessels off the coast of Malaysia were aborted when the crew was alerted and mustered. Both incidents occurred in the early morning hours of 14 September while the ships were anchored.

Police thwart Karachi attack
Police in Karachi thwarted an attack on an oil storage facility near Pakistan’s main port after the assailants killed a guard, according to the city’s police chief.

Under The Radar

Women rise in seafaring ranks
The Associated Press
Most of the world’s shipping routes are relatively safe, but Somali piracy — among the security woes of a lawless land where al-Qaida-linked militants are

Divers survey wreckage of Civil War-era boat in Tampa
Brandon News and Tribune
The third vessel moored near the Kate Dale near Lowry Park that night was the Noyes, a barge that was later moved by Confederate troops and set on fire


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