Apr 222012
 

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Over 70 asylum seekers detained in Indonesia after boat capsizes
Earlier this month, Indonesian authorities rescued 120 asylum seekers, believed to be from Afghanistan and Iran, as their sinking boat was trying to reach Australia. The Singapore-registered MT Hermia tanker rescued the men and docked in the port

‘Oyang 70′ sinking no surprise to rescuer
The skipper of a New Zealand fishing trawler which rescued survivors of the capsized Oyang 70 in the Southern Ocean says he is not surprised the 82 metre Korean vessel sank in the way she did. “The fact that the captain went down with the ship shows

More hearings planned on sinking that killed 4
The US Coast Guard plans more hearings later this spring into the sinking of the fishing vessel Lady Cecelia. It disappeared March 10 off the coast of southern Washington, and four people died. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to th

Ten Fishermen Rescued from Burning Ship in Pacific
APRA HARBOR, Guam – The Coast Guard, US Navy and Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue partners, coordinated in the rescue of 10 crewmembers forced to abandon ship due to a shipboard fire 700 miles west of Guam Saturday.

Cruise Ship Fire Extinguished
A small fire aboard the Allure of the Seas cruise ship has been extinguished with no reported injuries. Royal Caribbean International spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said the engine fire occurred about 7:45 pm Friday. The gargantuan cruise ship was

Rescue tow for fishing boat after fire
A crew fishing off the coast of Greymouth have been towed back to port after their boat caught on fire this morning. Emergency services were advised of a fire aboard the La Linka, about 10km off Greymouth, on the Tasman Sea about 11.09am.

Vietnamese Container Ship Sinks After Collision With Thai Ship
The sunken vessel is reportedly worth $2 million, and the insurer is expected to cover related cost and losses. The incident comes after a cruise ship collided

Ship commander says navigation lights caused bridge collision – Topix
The master of a ship that struck a bridge over Kentucky Lake and brought down a span of it says incorrect navigation lighting was the main cause of the collision.

5 injured as boat crashes into ‘whale’
The ship left the prefectural capital at 7:45 am, carrying about 190 people. It was traveling at about 80 kph at the time of the accident, two kilometers west of Sata Cape. The boat became unable to move under its own power but was never in dange

Coast Guard helps grounded fishing vessel – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted two people Thursday morning who were aboard a 48-foot commercial fishing vessel that ran aground near the north side of

Fishermen rescued after fire forces them to abandon ship
The US Coast Guard with the assistance of the US Navy and Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue partners, coordinated the rescue of 10 crewmembers who were forced to abandon ship due to a fire onboard 700 miles west of Guam Saturday, according to a

Costa Concordia salvage set to begin in May
He faces possible charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, abandoning ship, failing to report an accident to the coast guard and destroying a natural habitat, a prosecutor said last month. A portion of Giglio’s coastal waters is designated as

Govt moves SC against Cyprus ship for damage to Vindhyagiri
Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising while defending the Centre, suggested that the foreign vessel MV Nordlake had to pay damages worth over Rs 1058 crore for “reckless” collision with the Naval ship INS Vindhyagiri a little off Mumbai coas

Ship fire case: Court grants bail to 2 S Koreans
There was an explosion on the ship on March 17, followed by a fire. Six people were injured while one died. Again, on March 25, a day before the Port Trust authorities were going to visit the ship for inspection and inquiry, there was another explo

Lawsuits related to Sandy Point-Eurus London ship collision consolidated in US
By Mississippi Press Staff Report GULFPORT, Mississippi — A series of lawsuits related to the ship collision that killed three Omega Protein pogy boat workers have been consolidated in US District Court in Gulfport, the Sun

SC refuses to pass order in warship collision case
In a rare weekend sitting, a Supreme Court Bench assembled to hear an urgent government petition to restrain a Cypriot vessel involved in a collision with an Indian warship from sailing out of territorial waters, but refused to pass any or

US-PH troops accident kills fisherman
by Rappler.com A fisherman was killed Wednesday night when a military vessel carrying American and Filipino troops collided with a fishing boat. In a statement, the US Embassy confirmed the accident, saying it occurred during a routine maritime

Ship issue resolved, Italy to pay `2cr
Jelastine and Ajeesh Pink, the two fishermen, were killed after two Italian marines on board Enrica Lexie opened fire at them. Pursuant to the agreement, Doramma, wife of Jelastine, filed an application before the Kerala high court on Thursday seeki

 Piracy/Crime

David Cameron anti-piracy operation hits a snag
Hundreds of British-flagged ships travel around South Africa and into the high risk piracy area to ply eastern trade routes each year, and around 40 per cent currently carry armed guards. Niklas Rogers, the British director of maritime security firm

India calls for rational demarcation of pirate-infested waters
The IONS meet, attended by 22 navies of the 35 littoral nations of the Indian Ocean, also decided to have common procedures for jointly fighting piracy in the region, apart from developing concepts for cooperative efforts at Maritime Domain Awareness

Accused Somali Pirate Negotiator Begins Federal Trial in U.S.
In his defense pleas, Shibin’s lawyer noted that in the Quest claim, Shibin never actually left Somalia, which is noteworthy because unless he committed robbery at sea, he can’t be convicted of pirac

Israeli commandoes raid ship searching for arms
The driver of the motorcycle was killed in the crash. By IAN DEITCH Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli military officials say navy commandoes have raided a ship flying a Liberian flag on suspicion it was carrying weapons destined for anti-I

Off The Radar

Texas deckhand sues ship owner after falling from bunk | Houston
This means that the worker needs only to show that the vessel was unseaworthy and the accident occurred as a result, rather than having to show that the

Titanic’s sinking shaped modern-day vessel construction practices
Naturally, in the decades since the ill-fated ocean liner sank after colliding with an iceberg in April 1912, the shipbuilding industry has relied more on science in designing vessels, McKesson said. Other aspects of vessel design also have evolved.

Researcher Claims Ancient Greeks Made It to America Before Columbus
By A. Papapostolou on April 21, 2012 in Opinion It may sound unbelievable but a Greek scientist is stating that the Ancient Greeks may have reached America years before the Spanish Seafarer Columbus did. Researcher of Aegean Scripts,

Blue Light Mystery: Lantern conserved from first sub in history to sink enemy
The facts, he said, are that a Union sailor holding onto the rigging of the sinking Housatonic saw a blue light in front of another Union vessel coming to the aid of the Housatonic. “Did he see a light that was colored blue or did he see a light that