Feb 022010
 

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Eight missing after boat sinks in Bataan: Coast Guard
ABS CBN News
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,

Cromarty fisherman dies after sea plunge
Press and Journal
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: “The Coastguard helicopter R100 from Stornoway was scrambled, Cromarty Coastguard rescue team were called

Fire breaks out on cruise ferry
Belfast Telegraph
The vessel, operated by Irish Ferries, had been in dry dock in Falmouth, Cornwall, for its annual refit and left with 113 crew aboard.

Coast Guard responding after Minnie Mouse sinks at entrance to
By cgnews
Cyndi Stowe, has closed the Miami River to inbound and outbound traffic following a tug boat sinking Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report at 10:35 a.m. from the motor vessel Bimini Cat that the 25-foot tug boat,

Boatman jailed for safety breaches
Cornish Guardian
A FALMOUTH boatman has been jailed for six months for breaches of maritime safety regulations. George Pill Senior breached two rules relating to the

Lady Musgrave’s engine fails
Gladstone Observer
Ms Clayton said it was standard procedure to put in an incident report to Maritime Safety Queensland after such an event. Maritime Safety Queensland

Verdict in French Polynesia ship sinking case due in April
Radio New Zealand International
He stands accused of having overused the vessel in June and July 2003 with sailings to Fakarava to prepare the atoll for an expected visit of the French

ORBCOMM AIS Helps Maritime Search and Rescue Operations
TMCnet
31, 2009, to the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Radio communications and Search and Rescue, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Seaman hit by sledge hammer plans to settle Jones Act suit
By David Yates
Court papers show that on May 23, 2007, Hutson was employed by Rowan as a Jones Act Seaman aboard the vessel Bob Palmer, located in Sabine Pass. “Hutson experienced an accident which resulted in serious painful injuries to his head and

Cabinet overruled decision of Ports Authority manager
Matangi Tonga
The decision was made following a Public Announcement by the former Ports Authority General Manager Lupeti Vi that it would not allow the vessel back to

Report condemns Bangladesh yards
The Pittsburgh-based National Labor Committee has released graphic photos and published eyewitness accounts of a fatal explosion at a Bangladeshi shipbreaking yard that killed seven cutters working on a main gas tank. It found that families of the dead workers at Rahim Steel and Shipbreaking were provided with Taka10,000 ($145) in compensation, based on accounts of employees and injured.

Piracy/Crime

Pirates abandon Indian dhow
By Templar
Pirates abandon Indian dhow 2010-02-02 Nairobi – The European Union’s anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have abandoned an Indian-flagged dhow they. Maritime Security forum Discuss Maritime Security MARSEC

Off The Radar

‘Body’ in lifeboat alert was dummy
BBC News
A lifeboat search in Orkney for a suspected body found what turned out to be a dummy. Kirkwall lifeboat was sent to investigate after a fisherman spotted

Nearly 700 miles out and still rowing
Boston Globe
A week ago, a freighter was bearing down on him and Rosette said he narrowly averted a collision by radioing the huge ship and warning the crew that his

Driftwood gatherers refuse River Tees rescue
BBC News
Two people cut off by the tide at the mouth of the River Tees refused to be rescued, unless the lifeboat also took their collection of driftwood.

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