Apr 022009

Vessel sinks as it takes diesel to Migingo Island
Standard – Nairobi,Kenya
Ombori said the boat had about 1000 litres of diesel at the time of the accident. As a result, Uganda has reduced the number boats patrolling the island. .

Close call for fishing boats, barge Fishermen avert collision they
Gloucester Daily Times – MA, USA
Coast Guard Sector Boston had trouble operating the VMS or vessel monitoring system which automatically feeds hourly coordinate “pings” into a computer

Research vessel Basalt sinks in Avacha Bay
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
The causes of the sinking of the vessel, which has been moored at the pier since November 2008, are being ascertained. The ship belongs to the Far Eastern

Coast Guard Responds After Sailing Vessel Strikes Bridge (PHOTOS)
Salem-News.Com – OR,USA
Crews from Coast Guard Station Portland, Multnomah County Sheriffs Department and Clark Country County Sheriffs and Fire responded to the incident along

End jettisoning of safety rules
Asbury Park Press – Asbury Park,NJ,USA
The sinking of a scallop ship off the Cape May coast last week that left six crew members dead prompted the Coast Guard to schedule a hearing next week to

Sealers suing feds, Coast Guard over capsizing of L’Acadien II
The Gazette (Montreal) – Quebec,Canada
Victims of the sinking of a sealing vessel, while under tow by the Canadian Coast Guard last year off Cape Breton, are planning to sue the federal

Crew of Norwegian ship repel pirates off Somalia
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
Navy spokesman Andreas Vettos says pirates fired gunshots at the Sigloo Tor from their speedboat but the crew fought them off with jets of water from

Ship owners to introduce higher rates to divert from piracy hotspots
Business Daily Africa – Nairobi,Kenya
April 1, 2009: Exporters hiring ships using piracy-prone routes will incur additional insurance costs and pay for the days a vessel is detained by hijackers .

Confined spaces warning: company fined after ship’s hold accident
Workplace Law Network (subscription) – Cambridge,UK
for working in confined spaces after a Norfolk welder was electrocuted and killed when the ship’s hold he was working inside flooded with water.

Court hears oilrig damages appeal
2TheAdvocate – Baton Rouge,LA,USA
Campbell, 31, was one of 41 workers rescued after a Parker jack-up rig No one was killed in the accident, after a leg of the structure buckled during


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