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Welding work led to explosion of Azerbaijani vessel Shirvan and
The fire started yesterday at 7 pm as a result of the explosion in the forecastle in the bow of the vessel which was under repairs at ship repair factory

South Korean rescuers end search for missing Russian sailors
South Korea’s maritime authorities resolved to end active search on Saturday evening” South Korean rescuers ended search for seven Russian sailors who went missing after ship collision in early February, the Far Eastern branch of Russian sailors’ trade

Divers to look for missing fisherman
Mr McNamara had managed to activate the boat’s emergency position indicating radio beacon before entering the water and the Fethard on Sea inshore
lifeboat and the Dunmore East lifeboat responded quickly to the alert. A passenger aboard the Passage

Inquiry to hear that false start by coastguard may have cost three lives
A FATAL
accident inquiry starts tomorrow into a coastguard red-tape delay that may have cost three fishermen their lives. Clyde Coastguard at Greenock was alerted that a fishing boat had capsized near the Ardnamurchan peninsula in the west Highlands.

Man Rescued From NY Harbor After SI Ferry Jump
“We lowered a
lifeboat and pulled him out,” he told the New york Daily News. Boat passengers cheered and clapped while watching the recsue. The man, whom authorities did not identify, was handed off to the NYPD harbor unit and was taken to a Lower

Up to 200 birds injured off Norway after spill
OSLO — As many as 200 oil-stained birds have been found after an Icelandic cargo ship ran aground last week and began leaking fuel inside Norway’s only marine natural reserve, authorities said Sunday. “Yesterday I saw around 50 injured birds.

Fire crews tackle ship blaze
A fire broke out below the ship’s deck after sparks from a welding torch set fire to clothing within the store room. Four appliances – two from Barrow, one from Ulverston and one from Broughton – attended the scene. A positive pressure ventilation fan

Vietnam boat sinking: Human error blamed, two arrested

Human error was to blame for the sinking of a tourist boat in Vietnam which killed 12 people, including one Briton, Vietnamese police have said.

Ship carrying 400 gallons of diesel fuel runs hard aground in Cape Elizabeth
The US Coast Guard dispatched a ship to the scene. They also called in the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department’s “wet team” and the Maine Marine Patrol. After noticing she was taking on water, The crew of The Rachel T abandoned ship onto the rocks they

Freighter free after briefly grounding on man-made island in Long
He says it’s still unclear what caused the grounding but adds that rough conditions apparently overwhelmed the tug boats assigned to the ship

Ship carrying 400 gallons of diesel fuel runs hard aground in Cape Elizabeth
The US Coast Guard dispatched a ship to the scene. They also called in the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department’s “wet team” and the Maine Marine Patrol. After noticing she was taking on water, The crew of The Rachel T abandoned ship onto the rocks they

Safety must be ensured’ to import ships for scrapping
The order had followed an explosion on a ship at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda that killed four workers on January 18. Justice Shamsuddin, the senior member of the bench, said, “We will permit entry of ships for scraping into the territory of the

Carnival Splendor returns to service after fire repairs
A
fire in the aft engine room blacked out the ship on Nov. 8 when it was off the coast of Mexico. The voyage became known as the “Spam cruise” after the US Coast Guard and US Navy assisted by airlifting food supplies when refrigeration systems failed.

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Piracy/Crime

Interpol to help several African nations have more effective anti-piracy programs
The Canadian Press
The program is expected to cost $2.17 million (€1.6 million), said Pierre Saint Hilaire, the assistant director of the Interpol’s
maritime piracy task force. The first phase of the European Union-funded program will include Interpol providing .

Officials Reject Call for Armed Guards on Finnish Vessels
The International Maritime organization, the IMO, has urged owners to upgrade security in the face of the growing problem of piracy. The IMO recently sent a letter to member states and other partners demanding improvements in security arrangements

Private fleet to target pirates
INSURERS in London are setting up a private fleet of armed patrol boats to stamp out Somali
piracy in the Gulf of Aden, but a US military commander has warned there is no naval solution to the problem.

United States says has reports of pirates seizing U.S. citizens
“Preliminary reports indicate that a US-flagged vessel tentatively named as the Quest has been hijacked in the Arabian Sea. There were four US citizens on board,” the spokesman said. Earlier, a regional maritime expert said the 58-foot S/V Quest had

Off The Radar

Hens’ party scuttled by floating log
The Canberra Times (blog)
The bride-to-be said the boat was heading back to shore when the accident occurred. ”I think there was a big thump at one stage, and the boat was a bit rocky,” she said. Mr Arganese said the impact of the collision could be felt throughout the vessel

250-year-old ship discovered in Jhirak
Palijo said there is strong evidence that there was a port where the ship was discovered. “It is probable that the sea met the river at this spot and made it into a creek,” Palijo said. According to locals, their forefathers had heard an explosion at

Bomb Squad Called to SF Fort Funston
Park Rangers closed off the area while the bomb squad blew up the box on the beach. Military ordnance is often found in the area, but it’s usually quite old. Authorities say this box looked newer and was likely dropped from a
vessel by accident.

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