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Cruise ship cargo ship collide in Danube channel | AP Business
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Officials say a cruise ship carrying more than 100 tourists has collided with a cargo ship in a Danube River channel near the capital

Inquiry ordered into deaths of fishermen
the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Board was inadequate. The Norwegian authorities failed to properly examine the Sten Odin after it travelled to Norway and the Strathclyde police failed to examine the vessel when it later travelled to Glasgow.

Companies plead guilty to dumping ship wastes into ocean through ‘magic pipe
At times, the illegal disposal was accomplished using a pipe welded into the hull of the
ship, with flexible hoses, and with a fire pump. The exact locations of the releases are not known. The crew member gave investigators photos taken with a cell

New Zealand Sends Air Force & Navy to Protect Oil Survey Ship

The New Zealand government has called on the navy and air force to assist local police in monitoring a Greenpeace protest of a research ship searching for natural gas off New Zealand’s East Cape

NOAA’s ‘Swiss army knife’ of research vessels continues to collect oil spill data
Mississippi Press (blog)
NOAA officials said Pisces’ response role in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and leak one year ago has been crucial, and will continue to be. Pisces followed the Gordon Gunter, the first ship to respond to the oil spill in May,

New Safety Prize to be Launched at Industry Awards Ceremony

The oil and gas industry is challenging offshore employees to apply their knowledge, understanding and creativity to help drive continuous improvements to safety, with the launch of a new prize to be given at the 2012 UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards.

Computer based learning for vessel defence

Piracy/Crime

16 Pakistanis recovered from Somali pirates
On April 12, the Danish Navy’s rescue team was attacked by open fireby the pirates after which the rescue team responded through fireand conquered the shipand its crew. The team boarded the vesseloff Somalia’s coast targeting an Iranian fishing

First trial of Somali pirates opens May 23
21 Navy commando operation in the Arabian Sea on charges of
maritime piracy, accusing one of them of shooting a South Korean captain. The operation killed eight other pirates and rescued all 21 crew members, though the 58-year-old skipper,

INTERVIEW-Piracy biggest threat to southern Africa security
“At the moment, we think that the issue of
piracy is beginning to be a serious problem to us … We have defined maritime security as a threat to the region,” Sisulu said in an interview. South Africa, which operates the continent’s most sophisticated

Off The Radar

Lightning, fire destroys sailboat
He said the reason firefighters used the hose lines instead of the department’s
fire boat is that the water level was too low and more than likely they wouldn’t have been able to get the vessel to the burning boat. “We dodged a major bullet by getting .

HMAS Adelaide sunk after dolphin delay
Fireworks shot into the sky moments before a large
explosion rocked the ship. Hundreds of people who had packed Avoca Beach clapped and cheered as the decommissioned frigate disappeared under the water, about 1.8km offshore.

Double boost for Seaham lifeboat restoration project
The team behind a project to restore a
lifeboat involved in a tragedy off the County Durham coast has been given two funding boosts. Following a rescue in 1962, the George Elmy overturned off Seaham and nine people died with only one survivor.

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