Oct 272008

13 sailors freed after fresh hijack
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
The cargo-laden Indian vessel was en route to Somalia when it was seized, said Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting

Shipboard fire sends one to hospital
St. John’s Telegram – St. John’s,Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada
Rescue workers sent one man to hospital after a ship fire in St. John’s harbour Friday night. Firefighters were called to the Newdock shipyard around 7:30

Little River Fishermen Plucked from Sinking Vessel
SAVANNAH, Ga. – A Coast Guard search and rescue crew rescued four fishermen from a life raft 65-miles southeast of Savannah Friday evening, Oct. 24.

Singaporean ship escapes hijack, docks in Mombasa
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation – Nairobi,Kenya
Meanwhile unconfirmed reports say the pirates holding the MV Faina have threatened to kill their hostages and set the ship on fire if the 800 million

Katmai sinking may bring more federal scrutiny
Anchorage Daily News (subscription) – Anchorage,AK,USA
The 93-foot vessel, with a crew of 11, was part of what’s known as the head-and-gut fleet. Workers aboard these boats net, hook or trap fish such as cod and

VI-20081026-18987-GBR – Vehicle Accident – Europe – United Kingdom
Shetland Coastguard Requested the Lerwick Lifeboat to launch at 1.50 pm after the fishing vessel ‘Shemarah II’ went aground on a sandbank at Baltasound. A nearby fishing vessel ‘Valhalla had attempted to tow the Shemarah off,

RP in seesaw battle vs Somali pirates
ABS CBN News – Philippines
The hijacking incident of a bulk carrier with 21 Filipino seafarers onboard came at a time when the country welcomed back 15 seamen released by Somali

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