Mar 152010

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BC Ferries reports five near collisions in 2009

Vancouver Sun

with the US fishing vessel Falcon at the western entrance to Active Pass. “The ferry altered hard to starboard to avoid a collision,” the report states.

Navy Ship’s Crew Sickened By E. Coli

KPTV Portland

The ship is dry-docked at the Cascade General shipyards on Swan Island. Officials said Willamette River water used to fill the fire main tanks crossed into

Trial into sinking of Juan-battered ship begins

The badly damaged and contaminated vessel was raised from the ocean floor after Juan but sold for salvage by the insurance company for $28888.’

RP still to ratify new maritime convention


BY PAUL M. ICAMINA And time may be running out for these seafarers who send $2 billion in Each seafarer has the right to a safe and secure workplace,

Chinese payloads to be removed from Galileo

The EC appears tp be about to order the builders of the 4 Galileo IOV satellites to remove the Chinese-built SAR payloads.

The move results from an evolving security and technology-independence policy – according to EC, government and industry officials at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit.

Other Casualty Reports

Vessel Tracker

The “Alexander B” was collision in 60.01.0 N 029.32.9 E in the Gulf of Finland, on March 13, 2010. On its way from St. Peterbrug to Rotterdam the boxship collided with the boxship “Amrum Trader” (IMO: 9150080 ) while proceeding in an ice channel, in a position of pilots’ disembarking. The “Amrum Trader” suffered a hole in a bow above the waterline, the “Alexander B” was damaged aft. Both vessels were directed by the master of St. Petersburg Port, from where the “Alexander B” just had come, to anchor at No. 4 anchorage for inspection and repairs. The collision happened in strong NE winds and heavy ice.

“Ole Bull” allided with a quay at Breistein in Åsane in the foremidday hours of Mar 15. The propeller of the 57,9 m long ship had become unfixed to the engine causing the ship to go adrift. No one was hurt, but the ferry of the

Osterøy Ferjeselskap A/S, Valestrandfossen, had to be taken out of service Breistein -Valestrandsfossen and remained at the quay for repairs.



Pirates attack German container vessel Lübeck, open fire

Kidnappers Make Ransom Demand for Kidnapped Chinese Fishermen
Voice of America
Piracy is on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea. While still not as common or as lucrative as Somali piracy, maritime analysts say West Africa’s weak

Spanish Fishing Boat Fights off Pirates near Seychelles
Latin American Herald Tribune
The pirates chased the fishing boat, prompting the security officers to open fire with their weapons, the shipowner said. The pirates got within less than a

Saudi Arabia becomes 13th member of anti-piracy body
eTaiwan News
The Djibouti Code of Conduct was adopted by a regional meeting on maritime security, piracy and armed robbery against ships for Western Indian Ocean,

See the Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor for background info and the map of the PIRACY COASTS OF SOMALIA. MS INDIAN OCEAN EXPLORER and S/Y SERENITY


Off The Radar

Storm-sunken “treasure ship” found in Ukraine
Five days later, a mighty storm hit the area, sinking four ships of the allied British-French fleet, including the Prince, and killing more than 500 men.

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