Feb 192009

Bangladesh ferry capsizes, up to 100 missing
Canada.com – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
Witnesses said a salvage ship reached the accident site around noon Thursday and was trying to lift the sunken vessel. “We will know the confirmed death

China calls on Russia to investigate ship incident
International Herald Tribune – France
Russian news agencies said Russian border guards opened fire last weekend on the Chinese cargo ship as it sailed off the Russian far eastern port city,

One Dead in Philippines Ship Accident, Rescue Vessel Missing …
At least one crew member died as a cargo ship sank off the central Philippines while a coast guard vessel went missing during its rescue operations,

One dead, three missing after ship capsizes off east China
Xinhua – China
The cause of the accident and the cargo on the ship remain unknown. The local maritime authorities have dispatched at lease 10 vessels to search for the

Aust man critical after cruise ship crush
ABC Online – Australia
The accident happened on the Oceanic Discoverer during a fire drill this morning while the ship was moored in Hawkes Bay, the ship’s owner and managing

Fingers lost at sea reattached hours later
The Herald Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth,Eastern Cape,South Africa
The ship met the NSRI vessel south of Cape Point more than an hour later, Geyser said. Rescue medics were put aboard the vessel to stabilise Van Tonder.

Helicopter crash: 18 saved from sea
Scotsman – United Kingdom
Jake Molloy, of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers Union, said there were about 50 flights a day between Aberdeen and the various installations in

Boat runs aground in Antarctica
Outside Online – San Francisco,CA,USA
The accident occurred when high winds pushed the Ocean Nova off course. Meanwhile, three vessels are en route to the stranded ship in case something changes

Second ship collision off Dubai this month
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Rescuers took off 23 people from one ship, which had sailed from Basra in Iraq, and 10 others aboard an Iran-bound vessel, after Tuesday’s collision.

IMO under fire over fatigue-related accidents
Lloyd’s List – London,UK
… these ‘unguided missiles’ cause a catastrophic accident,” the MAIB added. The report recomends that the UK Department of Transport and the Maritime and

Chicago – Des Plaines River oil spill update

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a news release stating that, with support from the US Coast Guard and the Illinois EPA, most cleanup activities associated with the February 8 oil spill into the Des Plaines River are now complete.

Canada – marine polluter penalized

Transport Canada issued a media release stating that a vessel has been ordered to pay C$15,000 for illegally discharging approximately 300 liters of hydraulic oil during offloading operations while docked in the Port of Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

NZ urges actions to avoid Antarctic tourism disaster
Xinhua – China
New Zealand will host a conference later this year on Antarctic ship-borne tourism, focusing on how to prevent a major maritime accident, and how to put

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