Jul 162009
 

Man pulled into winch was trying to free rope
South Devon Herald Express – Torquay,England,UK
Paul Aggett, a fishing vessels surveyor with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency who inspected the Emma Jane after the incident, said it was ‘hammered home’

Six Indons drown, three missing as boats collide
Daily Express – Kota Kinabalu,Sabah,Malaysia
Tawau: Six Indonesians, including three children, died while another five were injured and three more are still missing, in a collision between a jongkong

Coast Guard: 80 passengers taken off grounded Wash. whale watch
May 5th, 2009 NJ boat sinking survivor: Tangled gear possibleCAPE MAY, N.J. — The sole survivor from a scallop boat that sank off the coast of New Jersey says he agrees with a lawyer’s theory that the vessel’s fishing gear might have

Staten Island Ferry Hits the Pier Again Leaving New York Personal
PR Web (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA
There was some damage to the dock, but the vessel did not suffer any damage, reports the New York Post. “When I heard the story, the first image that came

Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen Off Hilo Coast
KITV.com – Honolulu,HI,USA
HONOLULU — US Coast Guard air crews rescued three fishermen from a sinking vessel south of Hilo Wednesday morning. The 24-hour US Coast Guard Sector

Iraqis relieved at American exit
Iraq Oil Report – Washington,DC,USA
“A passing Arab vessel received our SOS message but it did not respond. We were rescued by the American military, which sent over two helicopters,” he said

Crew of boat that hit Brenton Reef passes alcohol test
Providence Journal – Providence,RI,USA
The four crew members rescued from a New Bedford fishing vessel that ran aground Wednesday on Brenton Reef off Newport, RI, have tested negative for alcohol

Tour boat strikes Susquehanna River bridge, causing minor injuries

(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — The captain of the excursion boat Pride of the Susquehanna was cleared of wrongdoing. The vessel slammed into a bridge, the Patriot-News newspaper reported.

King Salmon’s remorse
Marlborough Express – Blenheim,Marlborough,New Zealand
Maritime New Zealand spokesman Ross Henderson said the fine awarded was “satisfactory”. Mr Henderson said the key safety lessons to emerge were:

Manager of Tugboat Company Indicted for Clean Water Act Violations

Defendant allegedly participated in and ordered the illegal discharge of dredged material over the course of several years. The general manager of the Northern California operations of Brusco Tug & Barge Incorporated was indicted Tuesday for violating the Clean Water Act,

Damaged North Sea platform to be dismanteled
Norway Post – Bærum,Norway
The collision between the water injection platform 2/4W on the Ecofisk Field and the service vessel “Big Orange” caused damage serious enough for the

RAF crewmen receive bravery award
BBC News – UK
The ferry had no power and in the bad weather, the movement of the vessel was completely unpredictable. The crew were struggling to see even with night

PIRACY/CRIME

Kenya: Upgrade of Interpol Nairobi Office to Boost War on
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
Interpol president, Khoo Boon Hui, said the focus of the office will be to combat maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden through sharing

Hope for the Niger Delta
Lloyd’s List – London,UK
By Lloyds List Comment SOMALIA over the last year has become almost synonymous with piracy, but on the other side of the African continent acts of violence

Shipping Round Table discusses security, piracy, sustainability in
Shipping – Sydney,NSW,Australia
The Round Table said it supported the development of an appropriate package of measures through the International Maritime Organisation (IMO),

UNDER THE RADAR

Howards’ Way yacht sinks in Hampshire river collision
Portsmouth News – Portsmouth,England,UK
An emergency call was made to Solent Coastguard after the yacht, Flying Fish, collided with another vessel. Members of the Hamble Lifeboat were called and

Mystery of the Polar Mist Solved

The POLAR MIST sank in about 80 meters of water between Punta Dungense and Rio Gallegos about 37 nautical miles offshore. According to an Argentine Customs manifest, the vessel was transporting 9.359 kilos of unrefined gold and silver

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