Aug 312009

NOAA worker falls overboard under Skyway, critically injured
Tampa Tribune
The incident occurred at 11:15 am as a crewman aboard a 28-foot NOAA vessel was doing maintenance work on equipment that was on top of a cluster of pilings

Ships collide near Haldia port
Times of India
Even as it was negotiating the shallow waters of Jellingham, it rammed into the 120-ft-long Dredge 16, a Dredging Corporation of India vessel.

Death toll reaches 21 in S. Kalimantan boat accident
Jakarta Post
The Search and Rescue Team has found two more bodies of passenger ship KM Sari Mulia, increasing its death toll to 21 as of Monday afternoon.

18 crew members rescued from sinking China-bound ship
Malaysia Star
“They were stranded for five hours aboard their sinking ship before another vessel happened to pass them by,” he told reporters at the Malaysia Fisheries

Coal ship in fire scare at RBCT

Coal being loaded into the holds of a handysize bulk vessel at Richards Bay Coal Terminal is reported to have begun burning after the temperature of the coal began exceeding flash point levels, PORTS & SHIPS has been informed.

Clinging to life: eight days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico
Hall and Hawkins told reporters they had both seen Coast Guard helicopters and rescue planes fly over their slowly sinking vessel.

Damaged ferry likely to be out of service for the rest of the week
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The accident, which happened in fog, damaged the vessel’s bow and the slip’s wing wall. An elderly passenger was injured. Coursey had no more details on

Elli had been grounded earlier
Lloyd’s List
its back at anchorage off Suez on Friday is likely to probe whether there was a causal link with a grounding involving the vessel just a few weeks ago.

Concern over EAC’s poor transport systems
Daily Nation
The roads, railways and maritime transportation systems in the EAC region are, on average, in a poor state as are the railways and inland waterways


Ukrainian sailors plead for help
Independent Online
Ismail Haji Noor, a Somali anti-piracy official in the country’s northern Galmuduug region, quoted local elders as saying that the pirates demanded five

Under The Radar

Dead whale found in UK estuary
The crew of D Class lifeboat Puffin was launched at 6.30pm yesterday to investigate reports of the creature in the Parrett Estuary at Burnham-on-Sea,

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