Apr 142010
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Fire at ship harboured doused after seven hours in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 14 (ANI): A fire broke out in a harboured ship at a ship-breaking yard here on Wednesday. At least eight fire tenders had to be pressed into

Barge capsizes near Astoria, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is responding to the capsizing of a barge approximately eight miles from the Columbia River bar near Astoria, Ore.

Owners of grounded ship admit accident
Vancouver Sun
The owners of a Chinese ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef causing an environmental crisis admitted Friday that the vessel was off course and

6 hurt in St. Lawrence boat chase, collision
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Because several jurisdictions became involved and the accident occurred on the waters on both sides of the international border, all four police agencies

Oil slick off Orissa threatens Olive Ridleys
Times of India
”Malabika, a vessel of Essar Company, was anchored for over a week to unload coal from Indonesia when it met with the accident,” director of Gopalpur port

Other Casualty News


In the evening of Apr 13, 2010, the "Kruckau" was arrested by the police Luebeck and had to anchor off Travemuende as the captain was found to be intoxicated. The Russian man disputed with the captain about the ship’s guidance. It had departed from the CTL at Lübeck Siems bound for Kolding with a cargo of wood, and the captain ignored the pilot’s advice on the Trave. The man was drug-tested and found to be intoxicated with 2,29 promille. He had to pay a safety fine of 600 Euro.

On Apr 12, 2010, the “Malavika", which had been anchored for over a week to unload coal from Indonesia, was hit by a barge which had lost control due to rough weather at Gopalbur and suffered a crack in a fuel tank. Parts of the Ganjam coast in Orissa were polluted with oil spilling out of the crack before all was cleared from the surface. The engineers immediately made efforts to transfer the oil from the damaged tank to restrict spillage. But by that time around 7,000 litres had already poured into the sea.

The "Harmonia" was in danger of running aground in the Køge Bight on Apr 13, 2010. The ship had come off course in the Øresund while sailing from Riga to Hull in the northern Køge Bight. Attempts of the Søværnets Operative Kommando as well as Lyngby Radio and the m/v "Fyrholm" to get in contact to the vessel failed for some time. Police and a pilot boat from Dragør rushed towards the vessel and found the captain intoxcated. The coaster was brought to a standstill and then anchored in the Køge Bight. The captain was taken to shore for drug testing by the Copenhagen police.

Waltons and Morse

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date : 2010 April
type : Collision with "Odessa Star"
location : Izmit Bay




Obama addresses deteriorating Somalia security
The Associated Press
Obama’s action would allow the Treasury Department to sanction or freeze the assets of individuals involved in piracy off Somalia’s coast or militants who

Portugal to send aircraft, troops to counter Somali pirates

ew generation of pirates fan out



Off The Radar

Hundreds of rare Roman pots discovered by accident
Hundreds of rare Roman pots discovered by accident off Italys coast by British research ship.

Titanic tragedy began 98 years ago today
Trade Only Today
The ship had a total lifeboat capacity of 1178 people. The book, "101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic … But Didn’t," claims a near collision

Swanage RNLI crew rescues deer from sea
BBC News
The deer jumped into the water when the Swanage lifeboat crew approached but they were soon able to capture it and pull it into the boat.


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