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Cargo ship sinking leaves 2 dead, 20 missing
Thursday that two crewmen were killed and three others were injured two days earlier when their vessel sank off Oluanpi, Taiwan’s southernmost tip.

Seafarer found dead
An apprentice seafarer was found dead aboard a cargo vessel that was docked at the Muelle Loney in Iloilo City Monday morning.

Sick seafarer in lifeboat drama
A STRICKEN seafarer had to be transported from a tanker by lifeboat crew members after complaining of stomach pains. Hartlepool RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat

UK. Margate RNLI lifeboat stands by drifting research ship
Margate’s RNLI lifeboat was called out during the early hours of this morning (10 November 2010) to stand by a research ship dragging its anchor and at risk

A fish factory ship which has been on fire for 13 days is still being held
Firefighters boarded the Faroe Islands-registered ship 12 days ago but were forced to leave due to carbon monoxide fumes. It is now being held by a tug off

Stricken cruise ship enters port
A disabled cruise ship that caught fire off the coast of Mexico has arrived in San Diego with the help of two tugboats. The Carnival Splendor, which is


Rescues show ‘why emergency towing vessel is essential’
The first time she aided the HMS Astute, the billion pound submarine, which had run aground off Skye and then this vessel the Red Duchess.

China releases 23 Indians
The release of the Indian nationals, detained since May this year for questioning about the accident, comes ahead of the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen

Timor fishermen forgotten in oil spill disaster
An oil rig, owned and operated by an Australian-based company, leaked uncontrollably for 74 days in the Montara oil field off Western Australia.

Ship owners to rethink calling at Gujarat ports
Mumbai and Jawaharlal Nehru port suffered a direct business loss of around Rs.100 crore due to closure of the shipping channel in the wake of the collision,

State maritime board adopts ‘polluter pays’ principle for incoming ships
Sources said the move is to save the state exchequer in case of such an accident. The step was taken keeping the recent oil spill off Mumbai,




Pirates seize tanker with 4 Pinoys in Indian waters
for 44 percent of the 289 piracy incidents in all seas of the world, the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported.

Landmark Somali ‘pirate’ trial in US to last three weeks
Two of the defendants, Gabul Abdullah Ali and Abdi Wali Dire, “opened fire with their assault firearms on what they believed to be a merchant ship,”

Somali MP calls for more US, European help to tackle piracyThe Somali lawmaker made the remarks at an international conference called “Maritime piracy and security of the maritime transport and their relation to the

Naval patrols alone will not deter ‘scourge’ of piracy
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Mr. Pascoe said, in his latest report presented to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The incentives to piracy

Lords debate Piracy: Operation Atalanta
of August appointed Jack Lang-not only a French politician but a distinguished professor of international maritime law-as his special adviser on piracy.

Somali pirates outpacing crackdown
piracy. More than 438 crew and passengers and 20 ships are currently being held hostage at sea near Somalia, according to latest International Maritime .

Passenger sues Royal Caribbean over gas leak
The accident occurred in the Port of Los Angeles in September 2005 when according to the complaint, Royal Caribbean failed to maintain the permanent ballast



Off The Radar

The Edmund Fitzgerald story lives on in Gordon Lightfoot’s song
The wild weather earlier this month in the Great Lakes has dredged up the memories of the sinking of the huge ship Fitzgerald. In 1975, the ship lost a .


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