Maritime Safety & Security News – 23 August 2009

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9 dead Chinese sailors found after tanker fire

Jakarta Post

from Indonesia’s Sumatra island, are rare even though some 70000 vessels use the waterway annually. Traffic was not affected by the collision and fire.

Idaho man injured in explosion aboard fishing vessel at Scappoose

Columbia River Fire and Rescue firefighters Lt. Rich Leanna, Eric Wonderly, Ron Cordell and Captian Michael Gorsuch wheel a patient to a waiting LIfeFlight

Passengers saved from burning cruise ship

United Press International

The shipping company confirmed sailors on the Bulgarian vessel Nayden Kirov helped evacuate passengers from the river cruise ship that caught fire Friday

West Atlas oil rig faces fire danger

Brisbane Times

At least one ship has been given approval to use a spray to minimise the fire risk while a Hercules aircraft, hired by the Australian Maritime Safety

NIMASA, NPA rescue distressed Sao Tome flagged vessel


By AKOMA CHINWEOKE INTER-AGENCY collaboration between the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA,

Families of sinking victims try to fund recovery


Retrieving the vessel could cost up to $25 million and the Tongan government is expected to rule any salvage operation out.

Mishaps at Alang: probe holds ‘negligence’ guilty, workers demand

Indian Express

The preliminary report of the Gujarat Maritime Board on the earlier incident stated the accident could have been avoided if proper guidance was given.

New Maritime Rules Target Oil Spills in Antarctica

Inter Press Service

Light fuel evaporates more easily, so the risks of environmental damage are reduced in the case of an accident or oil spill. In the Antarctic, this can


40K Pinoy seafarers to benefit from Japan’s anti-piracy law


The DOLE said this new law dovetails with the wider efforts of the United Nations (UN) to ensure safe passage in maritime trading areas.


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Almario Balana, Morris Apura and Generoso Batula were sleeping on the top deck, finding no space anywhere in the overcrowded vessel.

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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
Barents Observer
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
Malaysia Star
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


Maritime Safety & Security News – 11 August 2009

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Texas barge collision halts oil traffic: USCG
There were no injuries but five crew members aboard the Caroline were rescued by a nearby vessel after the Caroline began taking on water, the Coast Guard

50-Foot Vessel Runs Aground in Newport, Oregon
Coast Guard crews have responded to the grounding of the 50-foot fishing vessel Lori Ann, formerly the Little Linda, on Nye Beach near Newport, Oregon,

Vessel sailing under Georgian flag detained by Kamchatka Coast Guard
Daily Georgian Times
Only after a warning fire, the coast guard was able to detain the vessel. Reportedly, the vessel is registered in Batumi Port in 2006.

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 7 August 2009

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Aug 062009

Tonga sinking leaves 33 missing
BBC News
The first ship on the scene rescued 42 people from the sea, according to the New Zealand Press Association. Other ships and a New Zealand air force plane

Blast rocks offshore Texas gas platform, fire out
All 39 persons aboard the platform were evacuated safely by a nearby supply vessel, the Coast Guard said. “Crew members reported that the plant’s emergency .

Team finds two bodies from ship accident
Jakarta Post
“We found them not far from where the ship sank. Some parts of their bodies were missing and we could identify them only by the clothes they were wearing,” Continue reading »