Jun 182009

Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
The Nhat Thuan was carrying 11300 barrels of crude and 2600 gallons of diesel when the explosion occurred. The ship was owned and operated by local company

Fire breaks out on Princess Cruises ship sailing near Egypt
USA Today – USA
A fire broke out in the engine room of Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess today as it was sailing in the Mediterreanean. Princess says the 680-passenger

No Injuries in Insung 22 Fire
Falkland Islands News Network – Stanley,Falkland Islands
Information from Government House indicates that the fire is believed to have started in the rear of the accommodation section of the vessel.

Grandma Overboard From Carnival Cruise
CBS News – New York,NY,USA
The coast guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for an Ala. woman who went overboard off a cruise ship. Susan Roberts reports.

Crew rescued from boat
Great Yarmouth Mercury – Great Yarmouth,England,UK
THE crew of a pilot boat was rescued this week after it was feared the vessel had caught fire. A mayday was issued after crew members smelt fumes on board

Fishing boat limps into harbour
BBC News – UK
A rescue helicopter and lifeboat were dispatched and water was being cleared from the vessel, which arrived back in Peterhead shortly after 1000 BST.

Grounded Tanker Refloated
Tanker Operator – London,UK
At the time of the grounding, the vessel was in ballast and inbound through the Wielingen Channel with a Belgian pilot on board when it reportedly responded

Seafarer positive for H1N1
Visayan Daily Star – Dumaguete City,Philippines
The case from Iloilo City is a 38-year-old male seafarer who has history of travel from Germany with a stopover in Hong Kong.

Venezuela Qurantines Swine Flu Ship
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
AP CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has quarantined the passengers and crew of a visiting cruise ship for 10 days while officials examine crew members with

Attorney General Holder says there could be 50 or more
eTaiwan News – Taiwan
MADRID (AP) _ A Spanish tour operator says two Caribbean countries have turned away a cruise ship because of fears of swine flu among crew members.

New pipes installed at damaged docks
radiojamaica.com – Jamaica
for the off-loading of oil, while repairs were done. The ship involved in the collision with the dock, has since been off-loaded and has left Jamaican seas.

Shark Snort
Washington Post – United States
The Mexican Navy reported a shipment of cocaine hidden inside the carcasses of frozen sharks aboard a freight ship at the Gulf coast port of Progreso.

Filipino Diplomat Re-Elected as Chair of the IMO Maritime Safety
of Transportation and Communication, the Maritime Industry Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard, advocated the adoption of measures to further protect seafarers threatened by piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin.

BC Ferries appeals reinstatement of Queen of the North captain
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
leaving two crew members who were former lovers in control of the vessel. A Transportation Safety Board report concluded the sinking happened in part


Navy mum on missing Maersk Alabama money
NavyTimes.com – Springfield,VA,USA
In the federal complaint, Phillips said the money was taken aboard a lifeboat where he was held captive by Muse and three other pirates, and that Muse

Unmanned Assets Could Save 75% of Cost of Anti-Piracy Operations
Defense Update – Tel Aviv,Israel
Fraser noted, for example, the manned-unmanned teaming of P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft and unmanned Broad Area Maritime Surveillance BAMS,

Black Watch Examines Strategies to Safeguard Commerce from Somali
Emediawire (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
Piracy off the coast of East Africa is increasing the risk premium of shipping through these waters and threatening to reduce maritime traffic through the

Oil piracy and resistance in Ireland
guardian.co.uk – UK
of further maritime protest. Shell has denied any involvement of its employees in this act of piracy, but it appears someone else may have intervened.

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