Aug 152009
 

Vessel Runs Aground Off Island
The intent is to protect Assateague Island and its natural resources, including threatened piping plovers, from any harm caused by the grounding

Ferry makes dramatic sea rescue
Portsmouth News
Captain Olivier Macoin abandoned his normal course to come to the rescue of the vessel six miles away, which was sinking about 50 miles north east of

ConocoPhillips to modify Ekofisk platform
EnergyCurrent
systems for production from 2/4-A. Due to a vessel collision with 2/4-W, which caused major damage to the facility, adjacent bridges and the vessel,

Coast Guard’s work on Lady Mary sinking much more than
Press of Atlantic City
Word of the pre-dawn March 24 sinking, which claimed the lives of six Cape May County fishermen, quickly arrived at the Port of Cape May.

Piracy

Gulf of Aden – pirate attack foiled by combined action
The European Union (EU) Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA) issued a press release stating that its forces combined with NATO forces to foil a piratical attack on a Turkish cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden.

Egypt: 34 fishermen freed months after Somalia hijacking
CNN International
The International Maritime Bureau had no information about the incident. IMB spokesman Cyrus Mody said the bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center – which

Somali police say six pirates arrested
AFP
which came hours after the Puntland authorities met with military officials from NATO’s anti-piracy force off the Somali coast, was part of a range of

Off The Radar

Hong Kong – sea parade
The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a notice stating that between 1600 and 1630 hours on Saturday, 29 August, a sea parade will be conducted in the Central Harbour between the Kowloon Public Pier and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mariners should exercise caution if operating in the vicinity of this event.

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