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Sennen Cove RNLI assist disabled gill-netter
The Sennen Cove lifeboat was launched on 16 February when the 60ft Newlyn Gill-netter Ben My Chree became disabled with a fractured main engine lubricating oil pipe some 10 miles west of Sennen Cove. The Sennen Cove RNLI Tamar class lifeboat City of

Grounded Icelandic Transport Vessel Floats Again
Shortly before 7 am the
ship floated and then it was towed away from the reef, which went very well, he told ruv.is. The ship was towed three kilometers north of the grounding location where it will be docked between the skerry Kirkeskjaer and the

Little harm to ship that hit oil island
Coast Guard investigators are looking into the cause of the incident, but indicated Tuesday it appeared to be a simple
accident caused by rough seas and weak ship anchorage. “The freighter (vessel) broke loose from its mooring spot and drifted into the


Salvage of grounded boat expected in April
11 grounding spilled as much as 4500 gallons of diesel fuel. The DEC says crews did not detect a visible sheen around the boat or shoreline during an inspection Saturday at the site, about 36 miles northwest of Kodiak. The area is designated habitat

Marine repair company sued for $500000 after engine explodes
The
vessel suffered a broken crankshaft and explosion of the starboard main engine. The plaintiffs accuse Dumas International of negligence, breach of duty, omissions and for failing to properly perform its job aligning the vessel shaft.

Is an ice channel a narrow channel or a fairway?
At the time of the
collision the sea was frozen and the visibility was three cables. The part of the fairway in which the collision took place had a number of tight turning points. The cargo underwriters of the more damaged vessel – the southbound

New safety system for OSV rescue craft
The company says that unlike normal
lifeboat davits, the RSV ARRC davits are in regular use, and need to withstand considerable wear and be easy to maintain in particularly harsh operating environments. The ARRCs are fully crewed during deployment and

Computer based learning for vessel defence

Piracy/Crime

Shipping industry defies calls to use armed security despite rise in piracy
In terms of monetary damage, maritime piracy costs the global economy between $7 and $12 billion a year. According to Oceans Beyond Piracy, ransoms have reached more than $148 million; insurance premiums were estimated at $460 million; rerouting ships

INTERPOL European Commission-funded Project to Assist East African Police
SBWire (press release)
INTERPOL is to provide essential equipment and training to law enforcement across East African countries tackling maritime piracy as part of a EUR 1.6 million project funded by the European Commission.

Off The Radar

Seafarers get family members’ healthcare through Smart Link
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino seafarers can now be assured their family members’ healthcare needs are addressed even while they are away, through the partnership between wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc.’s satellite phone service Smart Link

THREE members of a South Devon lifeboat crew have been given special
Salcombe crew members Iain Dundas and Adam Lilley are to receive the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s framed certificates of appreciation for first aid, while colleague Cameron Sims-Sterling is to receive a letter of appreciation.

Bodega Bay crabs bound for China
But his operation was derailed by the Cosco Busan oil spill in 2007, which brought fishing in the Bay Area to a halt for weeks. He hopes to have the export

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