May 272008

Somali pirates seize cargo vessel: owner
Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged cargo freighter off Somalia as it was sailing to the Romanian port of Constanza, its owner and a Kenyan official said. ‘A ship owned by Dutch Reider Shipping was boarded off the coast of Somalia by pirates.

Cruise ship strikes Manhattan pier
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
Officials with the city Buildings Department said the accident damaged beams supporting upper-level parking lots, but there was no danger of collapse.

KPT rescues Panama registered coal ship in open sea
Associated Press of Pakistan – Pakistan
The Captain reported during early hours of the morning that the ship was listing and is likely to sink. The sinking could have spelled a material as well as

Seven tons of oil spilled in ship collision in north Russia
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
“The collision occurred at around 23:00 Moscow time [19:00 GMT, Thursday] on the Malaya Severnaya Dvina River near a ship repair plant in the town of Veliky

Turkish shipyard fatalities put industry under fire
By nimisha.biztv(Marine BizTV)
The government has introduced new safety regulations in line with European Union standards and started to implement safety inspections. New regulations adopted by the International Maritime Association (IMO) have also pushed the

Report on tugboat sinking being finalised
Investigators are finalising their report into a collision between a Ukrainian tugboat and a mainland vessel, which claimed the lives of 18 sailors. This was revealed by the Director of Marine, Roger Tupper. The accident happened off

Strengthening security on the high seas and in world ports: ILO
By jen parinas(Alvin Tormon)
The Convention requires all ILO member States to recognize the Seafarer Identity Document (SID) thus facilitating the seafarers’ admission to their territories for temporary shore leave without visas.

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