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Five fishing boats capsize at sea off Mozambique

Rescuers pluck eight from sinking fishing boats
The current caught the bow, rolling the ship to one side before the helmsman compensated, Morrison said.”He had it for a second, but then he turned the

Japan To Arrest China Ship Captain Over Collision Near Senkaku Kyodo
The Japan Coast Guard plans to arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on suspicion of obstructing public duties over a collision with Coast Guard patrol boats

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report
an oil rig off Newfoundland last year is defending its decision to exclude the victims’ families from the review process of the draft accident report.

Other Casualty Reports

Vessel Tracker

On August 27, Goliath Leader, an NYK car carrier (Flag: Bahamas; Gross Tonnage: 57,692 tons; Captain: Sarkis Movsesyan), rescued 18 sailors adrift in a lifeboat in the South China Sea off Malaysia. The NYK vessel was sailing from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Singapore at around 8 a.m. (local time) on August 27, 2010, when the vessel came across sailors in a lifeboat in the northeast sea off the Malay Peninsula. Rescue operations were immediately set in motion, and all 18 sailors were rescued. The sailors had evacuated from their troubled vessel to a lifeboat in the South China Sea, and after being rescued, disembarked in good health from Goliath Leader at Singapore on the next day, August 28. Source. NYK Line

On September 5 2010 in the afternoon bulk carrier Clipper Lis with 18000 tonns of ore was as far as I understand Spanish, unmooring in Barranquilla, Columbia. Vessel broke free and was dragged by strong current down Magdalena river, contacting berthed cement bulk carrier Caribe Star and then floating jetty, which broke free from moorings and stranded some 500 meters below. Both vessels got light damages, Clipper Lis was to be surveyed on September 7, investigation under way. Caribe Star IMO 7124104, dwt 6947, built 1971, flag Panama, owner Transmaritima del Caribe S.A

Maritime Bulletin

Russian media publish news on m/v Anabar, running on rocks of Monneron island, Japan sea near Laperuz Strait, on September 7

Tug Prospaq Asia with barge Hako on tow unreported Singapore, voyage Cambodia – Singapore. Last known position on September 5 Gulf of Siam some 55 nm off Pulau Redang, Malaysia. There are at least two tugs Prospaq Asia with numbers, tug in question seem to be Prospaq Asia 4, length 24 meters, flag Bolivia.




Kenyan court convicts and sentences 7 Somali pirates to 5 years in jail
the seven pirates opened fire on the FGS Spessart, a German Navy tanker, mistaking it for a commercial vessel. They were repelled by ship’s security and

Merlin to tackle Somalia piracy
820 Naval Air Squadron will be embarked on Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Victoria and will be equipped to counter piracy and maritime terrorism,

Pirates, insurers profit from high-seas raids
the director of the International Maritime Bureau. And while shipping firms and insurance companies know they might be encouraging piracy in the


Off The Radar

Roads to be named after hero lifeboatmen
Roads on the new housing estate, off St John’s Road, will be named after celebrated former lifeboat crew, in recognition of the town’s long-standing

Mediterranean shipwrecks reveal shift to modern shipbuilding
The sailing ships also didn’t have to maneuver quite as close to an enemy ship to fire at them, so they were more defensible. The new discoveries seemed to

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