Aug 092008

81 injured in hydrofoil crash
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
The vessel struck a pier in the western Sicilian port of Trapani adding that the accident occurred in the same place where a woman died in a similar

Three injured aboard ship at NIT
WAVY-TV – Portsmouth,VA,USA
( — Norfolk fire officials tell that three people were sprayed with oil in an engine room aboard the Vincent Thomas at Norfolk

Lighter vessel capsizes
The Daily Star – Dhaka,Bangladesh
Water Transport Coordination Cell, an organisation of lighter vessel owners, formed a nine-member committee to probe the accident, sources said.

Pirates fire grenade at Singapore-flagged vessel
KUALA LUMPUR – A Singapore-flagged vessel was attacked off the Somali coast Friday by pirates who fired a rocket-propelled grenade that landed on the ship but did not explode, a maritime watchdog said.

Coast Guard investigates ship grounding in Prince William Sound
CHENEGA — Containment efforts are under way after a sheen was spotted from a fishing vessel that was grounded by its crew to prevent it from sinking.

Two workers die in Pendik shipyards
Today’s Zaman – Istanbul,Turkey
The latest victim at Tuzla was ?brahim Çelik, 35, who was critically injured last week after a steel plate hit his head following an explosion at a Tuzla

Shipyard workers in Greece strike for job safety
The Militant – New York,NY,USA
The explosion killed seven workers, who were welding on the Friendship Gas tanker, as well as one of the ship’s officers. Workers in the area are convinced .

Bigger LNG ships mean bigger risks
The Daily Astorian – Astoria,OR,USA
The current fleet of LNG carriers ranges from capacities of 125000 cubic meters of LNG to 145000 cubic meters; the biggest ship in the new fleet can

SLI ships limited to cargo
Cebu Daily News – Lahug Cebu City,Philippines
Vidal told TV Patrol Cebu said that while the suspension on two vessels had been lifted, the people should not forget the June 21 sinking of MV Princess of

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