Two missing after tanker blaze
New Straits Times – Persekutuan,Malaysia
Francis Jok, 22, was standing on the deck of his ship when the tanker, The Dark II, exploded at 8.25am near a refuelling depot in Jalan Krokop.
inds stall rescue of crew on ship facing Ike
Associated Press – September 12, 2008 3:15 PM ET GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – Hurricane Ike winds forced the grounding of aircraft sent to the Gulf of Mexico to try to rescue
5 missing in boat sinking off northern Palawan
Inquirer.net – Philippines
Galit said the families of the missing passengers had converged inside the San Miguel parish in Linapacan waiting for information about the missing vessel.
FRENCH JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF 9 OVER FERRY ACCIDENT
A Senegalese government report concluded that the vessel – operated by the navy – had breached safety standards in several areas. The army had also delayed a rescue operation – one that the government said could have saved lives.
Ike Fire Updates from around Texas
Late this morning the Harris County Toll Road Authority closed the Houston Ship Channel Bridge for safety reasons, noting the bridge would reopen when winds subsided. Homeland Security and emergency officials this afternoon closed