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Taiwanese coastguards open fire at Chinese boat; 3 arrested
Times of India
TAIPEI: Taiwanese coastguards opened fire on a Chinese fishing boat today and arrested three men who were found using dynamite to poach in the island’s

Search underway for missing sailor in Houston Ship Channel
abc13.com
The Houston Fire Department has boats, Houston Port Authority, Houston Police Department, and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has boats standing by to

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to sunken tug boat in
By cgnews
The Captain of the Port has closed the Houston Ship Channel from the Vopak facility to Sims Bayou in support of the search and rescue effort.

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Grounding in Russia’s Bourgas Bay. According to a Feb. 8 report from The Sofia Echo, a Russian flagged ship, Irtysh 1, has been forced onto the shallow waters and sand of Bourgas Bay,

Local view: City long negligent in care of Viking ship
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Then, because of an inline skating accident in Leif Erickson Park, we were told the ship’s location had to change. That meant losing the protective roof the

‘Full City’ officers allowed to return home « Safe Seas
By Alexandre da Rocha
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the Norwegian Seafarers‘ Union and InterManager have also condemned Norway’s actions as “the worst case of seafarer victimisation since Hebei Spirit”. In the latter incident,

Apology over Tonga ferry disaster
TVNZ
A Tongan government official broke down in tears as she apologised for her failures in relation to the sinking of the Princess Ashika at a Tongan Royal

Plaza urges Arroyo to review maritime industry
Manila Bulletin
Plaza reiterated his call for the Marina overhaul following last Monday’s collision of two passenger vessels – MV Majarlika 2 and MV Ocean King 1 – off the

Cuxhaven gets new flood defence barriers

The German North Sea port of Cuxhaven has completed the construction and installation of two new flood barriers which together cost €19m and are the hub of flood defences costing the city about €31m up to 2012.

Norfolk shipyard suing city of Key West over sunken ship
The Virginian-Pilot
The Vandenberg, the largest ship sunk as an artificial reef off the Keys, served as a troop transport in World War II. Later it was converted to track

Seafarers Need Church Support, Says Archbishop
Zenit News Agency
The figure of the seafarer, so often forgotten by society, needs the support of the Church, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and

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Somali Pirates Free Seized Taiwanese Trawler After 10-Month Ordeal
RTT News
an environmental NGO monitoring maritime activity in the region. Win Far was the longest-running case of Somali piracy during which three of the

China to aid Somalia anti-piracy force: diplomat
AFP
the European Union and the US-led Combined Maritime Forces — engaged in anti-piracy operations off Somalia “have agreed on a mode of cooperation.

International Piracy Summit
Past IDGA Maritime Piracy Summit (US) confirmed speakers include: Captain Pottengal Mukundan Director International Maritime Bureau; Commodore Hans Helseth

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Couple’s holiday pictures recovered in fishing net 16 months after camera was
Daily Mail
By Scott Warren When Dennis and Barbara Gregory lost their holiday pictures overboard while on a cruise ship in the Atlantic, they assumed their precious

Face of bosun who sank the Mary Rose goes on display in Portsmouth
Times Online
The reconstructed face of the man thought to be responsible for the sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545 has gone on display at the ship’s museum in Portsmouth.

Man on trial over Cork drug haul
Irish Times
But the vessel ran out of fuel in force six gales and “foundered” on the rocks on July 2nd 2007 before it reached its destination, Blackfriars Crown Court

Local view: City long negligent in care of Viking ship
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Then, because of an inline skating accident in Leif Erickson Park, we were told the ship’s location had to change. That meant losing the protective roof the

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