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Explosions heard on burning ship
News24
Unconfirmed reports say explosions have been heard onboard the Seli 1, which is on fire off Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand.

Cruise ship Vistamar is detained in Belfast
BBC News
The fire doors were found to be missing, broken, or with latches missing, and the ship was found not to meet international Safety Managment (ISM)

Coast Guard Reponds to Vessel Fire
VOCM
A fishing vessel that caught fire Wednesday is under escort to St. John’s. The Fins and Skins reported a fire in its galley just after11:30 Wednesday

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Feds Move to Block Transocean’s Bid To Cap Damages For Gulf Oil Spill
ABC News
"Suffice it to say, eleven crewmembers lost their lives in the immediate disaster stemming from the explosion and fire aboard the vessel.

Halliburton will move jobs, equipment because of drilling halt
Houston Chronicle
Factoring in rig crews and other secondary employment related to drilling, the association estimates that 800 to 1400 jobs per rig are at risk. .

Two Ratings Firms Downgrade BP
Wall Street Journal
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began following an April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, is already the worst oil spill in US

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Piracy/Crime

Captain of hijacked Dubai ship killed
7DAYS
He might have been killed in a cross-fire,” Captain Khan said. He said that the incident happened about 8am UAE time close to northern tip of Somalia

Yemeni Fisheries Losing Hundreds of Millions to Piracy
The Media Line
Minister Abdullah BaSunbol said Yemen is losing hundreds of millions as a result of piracy in the Gulf of ‘Aden and the Red Sea, reported the Yemeni news

Somali forces free hijacked cargo vessel
Xinhua
The forces forcibly boarded the ship and after brief exchanges of fire with the pirates the ship and its crew were released but the captain of the ship died

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Lifeboat false alarm
Sunderland Echo
The RNLI lifeboat was launched at about 10.20am yesterday and discovered the body was actually an empty offshore survival suit. Jon Pollack, of Sunderland .

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