Sep 172008

Hong Kong’s vessel with 22 on board hijacked
Hindu – Chennai,India
The vessel from Hong Kong was heading towards Asia through a maritime security corridor in the Gulf, patrolled by an international naval force,

Vehicle Accident – Indonesian archipelago – Indonesia
A cargo vessel carrying food supplies were reported capsized on Monday night in the Flores Sea at about 10 PM local time (9 PM Jakarta Time). The accident was occured around two miles north of Gili Trawangan beach in Lombok,

Fishing vessel runs aground, but no injuries
Macau Daily Times – Macau
The Macau Ship Traffic Administration Centre used the maritime channel to announce the accident and advised boats sailing nearby to slow down their speed,

France frees sailors from pirates

French commandos have freed two sailors seized by pirates off the Somali coast, the French presidency has said.

One pirate was killed in the operation and another six captured, it said.

Positive drug test for boat captain
The Connexion – UK
The captain of a vessel implicated in the fatal sinking of tourist boat has tested positive for cannabis according to the police.

US Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water
By cgnews
At 6:45 am, Coast Guard Group/Air Astoria received a call from the fishing vessel Miss Michelle on VHF channel 16 reporting that the vessel was sinking and that the five people aboard abandoned ship to the vessel’s 22-foot work skiff.

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