Oct 192008

Cargo ship blows up at Southpoint
New Straits Times – Persekutuan,Malaysia
The blast is believed to have ripped open the bottom of the vessel, causing it to start sinking immediately. The fire department, marine police and the

Pirates Hijack 8 Nigerian Vessels
THISDAY – Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
“We appeal to the Navy to allow the status quo to remain to enhance safety and marine activities to thrive,” she said. According to her, the immediate

Panama freighter in danger of sinking in Vietnam coastal
VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi,Vietnam
The hope to rescue the ship has gone. A Vietnamese tanker is taking oil off the sinking ship. The Panama-flag New Oriental was carrying 11500 tons of iron

UK. Commercial fisherman prosecuted following collision
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
At a hearing today in Truro Magistrates Court, the owner/skipper of a small fishing vessel was successfully prosecuted following a collision off Falmouth on

(Update) Start of retrieval of bodies inside ‘Princess’ moved to
GMA news.tv – Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
Still, he said Sulpicio Lines Inc., owner of the capsized ship, will send a vessel to the area. He also said retrieved remains will be brought to Cebu for

EU sues Britain over maritime safety
The European Commission decided Thursday to take Britain to court for failure to respect European Union (EU) legislation on ship-source pollution and on penalties for those responsible for polluting discharges.

IMO charts passage through choppy waters
AsiaOne – Singapore
The grim outlook was provided yesterday by the head of a global maritime body who was visiting Singapore. ‘We must acknowledge that since 2004,

EU states slow to ratify maritime laws
Lloyd’s List – London,UK
The same holds true for the EU’s own maritime safety laws. The European commission is constantly having to cajole and threaten member states with court .

Japan looks at sending anti-piracy ships to Somalia
Mareeg – London,England,UK
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso expressed a positive view Friday on the possibility of sending Maritime Self-Defence Force vessels to guard commercial

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