Oct 252008
 

PIRATES FREE THAI CARGO SHIP TAKEN OFF SOMALIA
Bangkok Post – Thailand
A source at Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc, which owns the vessel and is Thailand’s biggest shipping company, confirmed yesterday the release of its MV Thor

Stricken Russian ship ordered to accept tow off Skye
Press and Journal – Aberdeen,Aberdeenshire,UK
fears of a maritime accident. A major pollution disaster could have occurred if the 17-year-old cargo ship had dragged anchor and smashed on to rocks.

Doomed fishing boat sent e-mail before sinking
The Associated Press
It was the company’s only ship, DeBell said. Katmai Fisheries has been in business since 1993, he said. Company officials will travel to Anchorage to meet

Norfolk-based ship runs aground in Black Sea
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk,VA,USA
The Navy also plans to investigate how the grounding happened. The Barry left Norfolk in August to join a standing naval maritime group overseas and provide .

SKorean firm pays ransom to Somali pirates
International Herald Tribune – France
the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday with a crew of 21, according to Noel Choong of the Malaysia-based International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center.

Oil spill ship pilot found at fault in accident
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
(10-23) 13:49 PDT SAN FRANCISCO – — The ship accident that caused a huge oil spill in San Francisco Bay a year ago was the result of a series of mistakes

USN – MARLO Dubai Conference postponed

The US Navy Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) issued a Notice stating that the MARLO Conference previously scheduled to be held in Dubai in December has been postponed.  A new date, tentatively in late January or early February, will be announced shortly.

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