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Ship helmsman sentenced to 10 months for oil spill
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
Cota was the pilot of the 901-foot Cosco Busan when it slammed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on the foggy morning of Nov. 7, 2007.
Lifeboat to the aid of nuclear vessel
Campbeltown Courier – Campbeltown,Scotland,UK
CAMPBELTOWN Lifeboat went to the aid of a crewmember on board a nuclear fuel transporter on Saturday morning. The man had been taken ill on board the vessel
Crewman severs fingers in fishing accident
SouthCoastToday.com – New Bedford,MA,USA
The 88-foot fishing vessel Eileen Marie reported the injury to the Coast Guard at 10:46 pm Wednesday, according to a Coast Guard press release.
Fishermen survivors return home to Quang Ngai
Thanh Nien Daily – Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
Nine fishermen who survived a collision with an unidentified foreign ship in the central province of Quang Ngai on Wednesday returned onshore Thursday
Fear of oil spill
Times of India – India
KARWAR: The accident of MV Shahin on Friday is similar to the accident of ship — Ocean Seria — that took place three years ago, in the same place. .
Coast Guard: Alcohol not a factor in scalloper grounding
SouthCoastToday.com – New Bedford,MA,USA
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard reported that the vessel’s four crewmen, who were rescued without injury, tested negative for alcohol.
Philippines – MFA – Filipino Seafarer Afflicted with CA-MRSA and A …
ISRIA – France
The Consulate General of the Philippines in Hong Kong sadly reports the demise of a 42-year-old Filipino male seafarer from La Union province found to be
Coast Guard warns: Beacon ID mix-up led to wreck of Lady Mary
Press of Atlantic City – Atlantic City,NJ,USA
… partly to determine if another vessel collided with the ill-fated scalloper. The cause of the sinking remains unknown. AP contributed to this story.
Korean Anti-Heeling System
TankTech, a marine equipment maker located in Noksan Industrial Complex in Busan, South Korea, announced that it has succeeded in developing ‘Anti-Heeling System’ using two-way propeller pump, after two-year long R&D.
JSMEA discloses more fake cases
The Japanese Marine Equipment Association (JSMEA) has revealed further incidents of counterfeit marine products.
The JSMEA said two members of the association, Yanmar and Daihatsu Diesel, had reached out-of-court settlements after filing civil law suits against compatriot marine equipment manufacturers Marinco and Nikki World Trading.
Both companies are alleged to have counterfeited engine parts and marketed them as the products of Yanmar and Daihatsu.
Modern piracy in consulates
la estrella – Panama
Varela said that they are too many irregularities in the consulates and currently he is assembling together with the Panama Maritime Authority a team that
Under The Radar
When insects attack at sea – scary…
Practical Boat Owner, 17 July 2009
We don’t have any information on this incident as yet, the video pretty much speaks for itself:
Safety for 20 cents a day
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Swine Flu Advisory
Don’t Lose Your Head When the Job Changes
Got An SST?
Put The Tardis Next To The ECDIS?
Now For The Good News – Four Years No LTA For Raisis Rig
Protect The Pirates Out Of Existence
Oil and Gas Set Up Helicopter Task Group
Danish Seafarers Get Terror Compensation
Post-Alabama Maersk Maintains ‘No Guns’ Policy
Maersk Kithira Death – Staff Didn’t Appreciate Risk
Sitting On A Drive Shaft Could Damage Your Tackle
Subic Bay Beers All Round for US Captain’s Release
SAFEDOR Completes Safer Ships Project
Pirates, Alabama and the Jones Act
Step Change Reflects on Piper Alpha and 2008
Maersk: We Don’t Need Security
Time for the Q-ships return?
Fire Protection Updates
First 3D Used In Former USSR
NI Launches Career Development Project
The Case Of The Silent Assassin
In September 2007, after broadcasting several audio podcasts and blog posts on the subject MAC realised that confined space/enclose space casualties were disturbingly common and seemed to be a major issue that wasn’t going away. We wanted to do something, however modest, to help address the situation. We discussed the issue with IDESS Interactive Technologies, which shared our concerns, and we agreed to collaborate in the production of three animated versions of MAC podcasts of which the first was The Case Of The Silent Assassin, based on the Sapphire incident investigated by Ron Strathdee of the Isle Of Man registry.
If you would like a copy please contact IDESS Interactive Technologies
It’s been a while since our last up on what going on with our main site at www.maritimeaccident.org so here’s something to keep you busy:
New Podcast – The Case Of the Rose Assassin
Das Boot Gets Last Bite
General Alarm – Hydrostatic Copy-Cats Can Kill
Ferry vs Lighthouse, Lighthouse Wins
Generics – Are They Worth Ships They’re Sinking?
Beware of Tow Rope Twangs and Nut Showers
ORB Conviction Upheld – New Offence?
To IG Or Not To IG, That Is The Question
SOSY09 – Recommend a Risk Ready Reckoner
Engineer Scalded – Risks Not Mapped
IMB – Rise In Piracy “Unprecedented”
Pride of Canterbury: A Threesome With Bad Habits
Stay Alive – Check Your Meter
Freefall release fears shut platform
Shoot The Crew Says NEPIA
Good News – Iceland Null Point
Pivoting On A Point In A Paddling Pool
Think Positively Says HE-Alert
Cheating On A Chain Stretcher Could Send You To A Stretcher
MOB Cantara Preliminary Report Out
Stop, Step Back To Escape The Rose Assassin
SOSY09: Listening Post For Seafarers
Website of Note: Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa
Son of A Bahamanian Seaman?
Confined Space Entry Deaths Nothing New
Flying Phantom: Three Dead Because Lessons not Learned
ECDIS and Incompetence
Arming Ships – The Blackwater Factor
Tug Man Gets Screwed
Weekly Piracy Report
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The Case Of The Unlucky Hooker Podcast now available