Jul 172009
 

Sailor dies on bulk carrier off WA coast
The West Australian – Perth,Western Australia,Australia
As his condition deteriorated, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority organised a helicopter rescue from the vessel. But before the helicopter could reach

Singapore Registered Oil Tanker On Fire Near Tanjung Lipat
Bernama – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
According to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the ship was on its way to dock at Pelabuhan Sepanggar when the foxle of the ship caught fire

PY-3 shuts in on damaged hose

Hardy Exploration & Production has shut in production at PY-3 project off Tamil Nadu in India.

Ship collision averted at Alang – Rajkot – City – NEWS – The Times
BHAVNAGAR: A major mishap was averted as two ships just missed colliding while anchoring at Alang ship-breaking yard on Tuesday.

Mississippi pipe rupture kills one

A portion of the Midcontinent Express Pipeline in Mississippi ruptured during pressure testing, injuring three workers and killing one, a spokesman for joint owner Kinder Morgan said today.

Construction companies charged over men’s deaths at sea
Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
Two construction companies have been charged by Maritime New Zealand over the deaths of two workers whose boat capsized off Christchurch’s Lyttelton Heads

Coast Guard on alert
Manila Bulletin – Philippines
Vessels were likewise advised by Tamayo to maintain 24/7 listening watch for weather updates and other maritime safety information The PCG has been

New rules for safe shipping may save the whales
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee also approved a new series of classes for ships operating in polar waters, and these are expected to be adopted

Oil spill firm ‘doing us a favour’
Sunshine Coast Daily – Queensland,Australia
Any agreement to pay all costs of the accident would have “long term ramifications” on the viability of shipping in Australia and the cost of all goods

New rules for safe shipping may save the whales
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee also approved a new series of classes for ships operating in polar waters, and these are expected to be adopted

Liquor, drug consumption widespread on Vancouver’s docks: report
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
A statement posted to the BC Maritime Employ

ST. JOHNS CHURCH
Tenby Observer – Tenby,Wales,UK
David Hammond spoke to the young people about the importance of seafarers in our lives. “Nearly 95 per cent of everything we have comes by sea;

PIRACY/CRIME

Somali pirates say German ship released for ransom
AFP
Somalia last year, a rise of more than 200 percent on 2007, according to the Kuala Lumpur-based International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre.

 
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