Jan 172009

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Supply boat sinks off Alaska coast United Press International – USA The Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported Friday that they abandoned the sinking ship Thursday. The vessel was delivering supplies to an oil platform owned

Maltese-registered ship runs aground The MMA said it was closely monitoring the situation keeping close contact with the safety managers of the ship and liaising with the Norwegian Accident Investigation Board in the investigation of the causes leading to this accident.

All 10 crew rescue from sinking freighter International Herald Tribune – France The ship was settling onto to rocks near shore after partially sinking on Friday. The 3500-metric ton (3850-US ton) freighter was loaded with timber.

Fuel Spill Contained After Tugboat Sinks

A diesel spill was reported and contained after an out-of-service tugboat sank at the 38th Street pier in Brooklyn, N.Y., the week of January 15.No one was onboard the vessel at the time it sank.About 300 to 400 gallons of diesel fuel were reported to have spilled…

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Container Vessel Crashes Into Barrier Reef Channel 7 Daily News – Belize City,Belize 7NEWS travelled 32 miles from the city to the accident site and tonight we’ll show you the ship and underwater footage of the damage it did as it tore

Fire damages vessel in Pigeon Cove First responders organize Gloucester Daily Times – MA, USA one was aboard the ship at the time and no firefighters were injured during the three-hour battle to squelch the flames.

Damaged Hurtigruten Ship Richard With Pulled from Service CruiseCritic.co.uk – Pennington,USA Due to the grounding and subsequent repair schedule, Hurtigruten will be bringing its Nordlys out of lay (the line took that ship out of service this season .

Louis backs British plan to pump out Sea Diamond oil Lloyd’s List – London,UK The proposal submitted to the Greek ministry of merchant marine was put together by British specialists, Donik Maritime Consultants, and is said envisage

IGTOA News – Unfortunate M/Y Unfortunate M/Y Parranda Accident. IGTOA is sorry to hear about the tragic loss of the vessel M/Y Parranda to a fire on January 14th, 2009. Thankfully, nobody was injured and all 15 passengers and 11 crew members were safely evacuated Shipping piracy up 11% worldwide in 2008 Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan The International Maritime Bureau said its Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting Center received a total of 293 cases last year, up from 263 in 2007. .

Pirates free Danish ship held for 2 months – World news A Danish shipping company says a cargo ship with a Russian crew held for more than two months by Somali pirates has been released after a ransom payment. Ship owner Clipper Projects says the CEC Future was released Friday after a ransom .

This cabbie hunts pirates Hart’s only significant encounter with the pirates came in 2000 when a cargo vessel, the Mad Express, broke down off the town of Bargaal and was hijacked. Westbury dispatched two groups of men—one to rescue the crew being held on shore,

Asia’s Scary Ferries TIME – USA More people died in that accident than in the largest air-travel disaster in history, the 1977 runway collision between two 747s in Tenerife, Spain,

nrc.nl – International – Pirates tried under never used Dutch law The Netherlands aims to bring five Somali pirates who recently attacked the cargo ship Samanyulo in the Gulf of Aden to trial. That would involve calling upon an article in the Dutch criminal code which has never been used before,

AKRR cuts 12 jobs as freight declines Alaskajournal.com – Anchorage,AK,USA “While it is still early, most of the cruise ship industry doesn’t see solid bookings until February, and last year most of the bookings were still coming .

Deep Pool Brought About By Napoli Gets ‘Seal Of Approval Sidmouth Herald – UK The MSC Napoli oil spill disaster off the Devon coast on 18 January 2007 highlighted the need for a new deep pool at the centre, after the 62000 tonne ship

Report on fatal sealing boat accident flawed, former sailor says The North Bay Nugget – North Bay,Ontario,Canada A former coast guard captain is criticizing federal reports into the fatal capsizing of a sealing vessel last year, saying they gloss over major mistakes” .

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