Although the recent collision between Formosaproduct Brick and Ostende Max, with subsequent fire and fatalities, and the 1993 collision between the tanker British Trent and Western Winner, also with a subsequent fire and fatalities, were different incidents it is almost certain that there will be similarities and some of the same lessons to be learned. MAC has re-released The Case of the Church Bell in the premium library.
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22 Chinese seamen on Panama freighter missing for 9 days in …
The company reported the shipwreck to the Qingdao City Administration, which immediately responded to the accident.
ABC Local Catamaran loses mast in cargo ship collision
Catamaran loses mast in cargo ship collision. Posted August 18 2009 093600. Map Port Botany 2036. The crew of a stricken catamaran had to be helped into
Freighter runs aground near Del. Memorial Bridge
The News Journal
… where the ship can drop anchor, he said. The ship will have its steering system examined to see if it was damaged in the grounding, Lindberg said.
Governor of Svalbard wants ban on heavy fuel oil
In a short period of time Norway has experienced two serious ship accidents in its waters. In May the Russian freezer ship “Petrozavodsk” ran aground by the
Inquiry launched into Corrib vessel accident
DUBLIN: The Department of Transport and Shell EP Ireland have initiated separate investigations into the grounding of a Corrib gas project support vessel
Tongan ferry formally identified
The vessel sitting on the Tongan seabed has been formally identified as the ferry Princess Ashika, which sank on August 6 with at least 149 people aboard.
‘Pirated‘ cargo ship found near Cape Verde islands
Maritime officials feared the vessel had fallen victim to the first case of piracy in European waters in living memory. But there were also claims that it
Piracy drop in the Straits
MALACCA: Heightened maritime security along the Straits of Malacca has seen a drop in piracy over the last two years. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
Conference to tackle piracy threats
United Press International
“With maritime piracy costing the world an estimated $60-70 million in 2008 and a worrying rise in sea crimes across the Middle East and North Africa region
NATO launches new anti-piracy operation off Somalia
… ability to combat piracy,” a statement said. The operation “will contribute to a lasting maritime security solution off the Horn of Africa,” NATO said.
Malaysia, Indonesia, The Phillipines To Enhance Maritime Cooperation
… of cooperation in the maritime zone and the air space in the region with a more systematic and organised surveillance to curb smuggling and piracy.
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Syracuse University researcher to present ‘Shipwrecks as Fossils …
EurekAlert (press release)
The database includes ship names; type and size of the vessels; dates of sinking; information about the cargoes, passengers, ship departure points and