Feb 092010

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Four abandon ship as engine bay burns
Guernsey Press and Star
(Picture by Tony Rive, 0914784) FOUR French sailors were rescued after their boat caught fire outside St Peter Port Harbour yesterday.

Newsroom – Press Releases
The Port Of Spain launched a fast response craft and picked up the casualty from the life raft who was uninjured and suffering from shock. The man will be transferred to Portsmouth this evening. The 25 foot angling boat has sunk.

Fire damaged ferry to remain in Falmouth at least a month
Falmouth Penryn Packet
Investigators from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) boarded the vessel have already interviewed the crew in order to establish exactly

18 Deaths in Maritime Accidents
Khaleej Times
DUBAI — Seventy eight maritime accidents were reported off the coast of Dubai resulting in 18 deaths and eight serious injuries last year.

Father of Malu Sara victim seeks compo
A man has begun his fight for compensation after his daughter and four other people perished when a dodgy immigration vessel sank in the Torres Strait.

A new report has been added to the Waltons and Morse website.

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date : 2009 December
type : Grounding
location : off Sharma El Sheik




Pirate Watch: Tumbling dice
Foreign Policy
Are ship masters intentionally taking the path of least resistance and ignoring Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy in the Gulf of Aden

Ransom takes a toll on shipping firms; $80m paid in 2009
Emirates Business 24/7
He was speaking at the Maritime Piracy and Security Conference organised by ACI in Dubai. "Every ship operator has to re-route its voyages through the Cape

Somali pirates say to free Panama ship after ransom
Reuters South Africa
The number of piracy attacks worldwide leapt almost 40 percent last year, with gunmen from the failed Horn of Africa state accounting for more than half the

Shipping Association warns that Somali piracy methods could be copied


Off The Radar

By Mangyan Adventurer
Marino " aims to screen in maritime schools and maritime groups all over the country to show maritime students the lives, families they leave behind and hardship of seafarers.

The School as a museum
Mumbai Mirror
By Manoj R Nair A broken piece of a ship’s propeller that fell in the compound during the 1944 dock explosion is displayed in the quadrangle of St Xavier’s


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