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Texas barge collision halts oil traffic: USCG
Reuters
There were no injuries but five crew members aboard the Caroline were rescued by a nearby vessel after the Caroline began taking on water, the Coast Guard

50-Foot Vessel Runs Aground in Newport, Oregon
Salem-News.Com
Coast Guard crews have responded to the grounding of the 50-foot fishing vessel Lori Ann, formerly the Little Linda, on Nye Beach near Newport, Oregon,

Vessel sailing under Georgian flag detained by Kamchatka Coast Guard
Daily Georgian Times
Only after a warning fire, the coast guard was able to detain the vessel. Reportedly, the vessel is registered in Batumi Port in 2006.

More Headlines

Bloomberg and Schumer Happy About Ferry Cash, Reminding Us of a
Village Voice
The initial finger pointing from the press was directed at Richard Smith, the pilot of the vessel who was under the influence of painkillers when he dozed

ferry ‘not seaworthy’ – surveyor
Stuff.co.nz
quit amid growing public anger in Nuku’alofa over the sinking. Allegations over the sea-worthiness of the government-owned ship made by the ship’s

Singapore: Germanischer Lloyd presents new class rules for
BYM News (press release)
A generic class notation of “Offshore Service Vessel” will be assigned to seagoing ships that are specially designed for support service to offshore

Another Ethan Allen Claim Settled
North Country Gazette
NTSB determined the vessel’s stability was insufficient because it carried 48 persons where post-accident stability calculations demonstrated that it should

Piracy/Crime

Piracy reported in the English Channel
Karachi News
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency in the UK has reported a cargo ship has gone missing. The coastguard said a cargo ship went missing after being hijacked

Turkish frigate captures five pirates off Somalia: army
AFP
“A possible ship hijacking has been prevented,” the statement said, adding that instruments used in piracy were found on the skiff.

Yemeni court tries 22 Somali pirates
Yemen Observer
The Government report also showed that direct government losses from maritime piracy amounted to $150 million. Also included in the total was costly piracy

ANTI-PIRACY WATER SYSTEM LAUNCHED
Maritime Global Net
SAFE’s president, Hector Delgado, says: “If you are a pirate, business is booming: According to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting

Off The Radar

Historic lifeboat in charity bid
BBC News
Lifeboat crew members and a team of fundraising enthusiasts from Yorkshire have been rowing a 100-year-old rescue boat up the Caledonian Canal.

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