Oct 182010

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One Killed, Two Injured in S. Russia Blast
The blast occurred when the tanker was pumping oil from another ship at Bagayevskaya village, causing a fire on both vessels and sinking the tanker.

Double drama for luxury liner
The ship left the island to return to Shanghai at 3pm on Sunday. But early yesterday morning it was in collision with a cargo ship.

20 missing in boat accident
It said 11 people managed to swim to shore but the others were believed trapped under the vessel. It said the body of the five-month-old baby had been sent

13 Year Old Killed In Boat Collision
Officials say a sea tow vessel with one person aboard and a 19-foot boat with two people aboard, a man and a 13 year old, collided. The Newport News Fire

Passenger injured in CityCat smash
and damaging the vessel. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they received a triple-0 call at 12.45pm alerting them of the accident.

Boxship hit reef, flooded holds, Indonesia

Boxship Baruna Mega hit a reef off Berhala Island, Indonesia, on October 9, big hole in bottom, holds flodded, salvage under way. Baruna Mega IMO 8411205, dwt 17261, built 1985, flag Indonesia, owner Baruna Shipping Line.

Crews plug leaking boat
COASTGUARD and fire crews helped stop a fishing boat from sinking after its crew found water flooding in. A rescue lifeboat went to help three crew onboard

Two tankers grounded by typhoon Juan, Philippines

Two Philippinese tankers were dragged off anchors and pushed aground by typhoon Juan on October 18, m/t Margaret and m/t Matikas.

Bulker Attalaya still missing off Eastern Cape coast

The whereabouts of the bulker ATTALAYA is still a mystery after it was reported to have broken its tow earlier last week.

The vessel was off Port Alfred at the time and although the tug doing the towing began a search it was unable to find any trace of the dead ship in the difficult conditions.

Weather hinders ship salvage
Breakers in the vicinity of the accident site and the choppy sea stood in the way of positioning a barge astride the 2277-tonne Nand Aparajita for transfer

Coastal waters likely being polluted by burn-off from ship carrying tonnes of meat

What was first thought to be oil that drifted into the southern coastal waters of the island of Als is now believed to be fat from animals and food products on board the disabled Lisco Gloria.

Barbier must decide how ancient liability act applies to Transocean
Litigation over the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill swings on a amount received in hull insurance following the vessel’s sinking,” he wrote.

Floating base for quick rescue
The base, which was set up on a vessel provided by the state inland water transport department, will immediately respond to accidents such as boat capsize




Suspected pirate boat boarded and destroyed
Its main focus areas are defeating terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities and promoting a safe maritime environment.

Heavy patrolling in Gulf of Aden brings down pirate attacks
and September because of pirates operating off Indonesia’s coastline, the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting centre in Malaysia said.


Off The Radar

Jumping barracuda injures kayaker off Florida Keys
The US Coast Guard station in Marathon launched a vessel, but because of the shallowness of the water it was a small boat deployed by TowBoatU.

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