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sailor dies in electrical accident on carrier
San Jose Mercury News
AP SAN DIEGO—The Navy says a 36-year-old sailor from San Diego was killed in an electrical accident aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

Missing fishermen’s names released
Board will be investigating the sinking of the associated vessel, the Whole Family,” Cpl. Andy Cook, of the Grand Manan RCMP, stated in a news release.

60 passengers rescued from sinking boat
Times of India
“Soon after getting the call at 10.30 am, we diverted five of our patrol vessels to save the sinking boat. Our men instilled confidence in the boat’s crew

Microburst blamed in ship’s sinking off coast of Brazil | News for
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Review aims for safer interceptions of boats
Sydney Morning Herald
illegal vessels will be reviewed to try to make interceptions safer and faster in the wake of the SIEV 36 explosion, in which five asylum seekers died.

Barbados will lead investigation into sinking of sailing vessel
Barbados will be responsible for carrying out an investigation into the rough-weather sinking of the sailing vessel Concordia because the ship was registered in our country. According to Transport Canada spokesman Steve Bone,

Four Recovered From Liferaft After Vessel Sinks
Article Ant (press release)
Fortunately the weather was fairly benign today and the site of the sinking is not too far off the coast. We would also like to thank the crew of the ‘Dolly

Canadian Helicopter issues questioned
The consequences of lack of involvement?
There will be a next time: that’s the fear of many Newfoundland offshore workers haunted by the crash of Cougar Flight 491, a union spokesman told an inquiry Tuesday.

Explosives to break up barge carrier
Independent Online
When it went aground, the vessel, which has no engines, was being towed from the shipyard in The explosion will take place at the end of the month.



Status of Seized Vessels and Crews in Somalia
February a naval vessel came close and provoked heavy gun-fire from the pirates of MV ST JAMES PARK as well as from neighbouring MV RIM.

Congresswoman Richardson Puts Port Security on International Parliamentary Agenda
BigNews.biz (press release)
Congresswoman Laura Richardson pushed the issues of port security and international piracy on to the agenda of the Organization for Security and Cooperation

Stranded RI sailors to be repatriated from Malaysia
Jakarta Post
They had been set adrift in the lifeboat by pirates who had hijacked their Singapore-flagged freighter near Tioman Island when sailing from Singapore to

Experts call for holistic war against piracy
East African
By BERNARD SANGA (email the author) International maritime experts are rooting for a multi-pronged approach to eradicate piracy off the Somali coast.

Somali FM calls for powerful gov’t to tackle piracy
Focus News
According to the statistics form the International Maritime Bureau, the pirates in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia have attacked 214 vessels


Off The Radar

The trawler Gaul: The combined effects of the Gaul’s stability
By gadfly
(RFI) into the loss of the Gaul was that flooding of the factory space had occurred through two hull openings in the side of the vessel and that it was probable that this ingress of water led to the capsize and sinking of the Gaul.

After 100 years, sailor’s family given closure
in an explosion on the USS Maine in February 1898. About 50 people attended the ceremony to honor Ziegler, who was serving as a coal passer on the ship

Lubec’s fishermen turn to the sea, and a life on the edge
Bangor Daily News
For all other occupations over the same period, the fatality rate was five per 100000 workers. Finding statistics on Maine fishermen lost at sea is


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