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7 dead, 27 missing after Indonesian sea accident
A Chinese passenger was rescued by fishermen shortly after the accident, first reported by authorities Sunday. The boat’s captain reportedly ignored a stor

Two men die during a work-related accident at an Alcoa plant in Quebec
The Canadian Press
Quebec provincial police constable Marc Butz said a 30-year-old man died Saturday after a one ton weight fell on a him as he was helping load a ship at the

Eight missing after boat sinks in Bataan: Coast Guard
by a passing vessel, said PCG spokesman Commander Armand Balilo. It was unclear why the fishing boat’s owner only reported the sinking days later,

Bridge closed two hours after barge strike
Henderson Gleaner
In April 2008, the motor vessel George King with a tow of 15 barges struck a northbound pier. At that time, the Coast Guard said the pilot indicated strong

Russian border guards fire at two Japanese vessels, crews not hurt
After warning shooting, fire was opened to make the vessel stop, sources of the Russian Security Service’s Sakhalin coast guard department said on Saturday.

Sternwheeler Willamette Queen runs aground near Oregon City, Ore
By cgnews
The Coast Guard responded to the grounding of the the stern-wheeler Willamette Queen near Oregon City,Ore., Sunday. The 87-foot riverboat was being escorted by two Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels when it ran aground with 80 passengers

Carnival Cruise Ship Strikes Pier in St. Kitts
Lawfuel (press release)
The accident resulted in a 15 foot gash along the hull of the Miracle close to the waterline of the ship, according to reports. According to Carnival Cruise

Ship moved from Red Sea reef
Assessors for the Hong Kong-flagged vessel decided that the ship, which remained stuck fast at the bow, was salvageable. It was lightened forward

Research vessel comes a cropper
Otago Daily Times
One student was on board with the crew at the time of the accident, but no-one was injured. Alternative arrangements had been made to allow some students to

Seaman rescued asylum seekers after igoring orders
The Age
the explosion he had told one of the asylum seekers, who could speak English, to ask the others to remain calm because an Australian ship was coming to

Napoli clear-up continues in Dorset
Dorset Echo
By James Tourgout » They are still seeing debris washed ashore from the stricken cargo ship following its grounding in Lyme Bay in January 2007.

Ghost Fleet tanker finally freed from James River muck
Daily Press
Initial efforts to remove the ship began on the first high tide following its grounding. Four high-powered tugs dispatched to the ship tried unsuccessfully


Somalia pirates release Greek cargo ship

Pirates in Somalia have released the Greek-owned cargo ship Filitsa and its crew of 22 after a ransom was paid, Greek officials said.

Pirates sailing Asian Glory, with ten Ukrainians on board, into Indian Ocean
Kyiv Post
As earlier reported, on January 2, 2010, Somali pirates hijacked the Asian Glory, a British-flagged car carrier, owned by London-based Zodiac Maritime

Captain and crew are desperate and pleaded for international assistance,” Andrew Mwangura of the East African Seafarer’s Assistance Programme confirmed by

Turkish frigate sets sail for anti-piracy mission
People’s Daily Online
Turkish frigates have participated in international missions under NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 to hunt Somali pirates in the area.

Nigeria: Stakeholders Canvass Ways of Combating Piracy
Lagos — “What became clear in 2008 and 2009, and continued into 2010, is that Somali maritime piracy is big business,” stated a policy paper published last

Off The Radar

HMS Victory to be passed over to new museum
Portsmouth News
At the same time, Peter Goodship of Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust has led the purchase of Explosion! museum at Priddy’s Hard in Gosport and is due to

Charcoal Smuggling Ship Burns Out In Mogadishu
A cargo ship smuggling illegal charcoal from Kisimayo to Oman has caught fire, burned out and went partly under. Reports say that ship had taken illegally

Mary Woods No. 2 sinks at Jacksonport State Park
He said they will further investigate the ship’s sinking. “I don’t know what happened and we don’t know what happened,” said Ballard.

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