Aug 272009
 

Man falls into cargo ship hold
Brazosport Facts
The fall appeared to have been an unfortunate accident, Houston said. Police do not believe foul play, drugs or alcohol played a role in the fall.

Ship hits Gwadar Port berth
The Nation, Pakistan
Sources were of the view that the mysterious ship collision had caused serious structural damage to the blocks supporting piles of the said jetty,

Boat is abandoned after collision
BBC News
The crew of a catamaran have abandoned their vessel after it was involved in a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Cornwall.[/column]

Germanischer Lloyd unveils new Rules for osvs
Offshore Shipping Online
For instance, the collision regulations (colregs 1972) require ships greater than 50m in length to be equipped with both a forward and an aft masthead light

DONJON Work on M/V “FEDRA” in Gibraltar Moves Forward
Donjon has removed thousands of gallons of fuel and related contaminates which remained in the hull from the initial clean up operation, accomplishing one of the primary goals of the project.

Hilton Head pleads for new bridge fender after vessel collision
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Seadrill looking into cause of Timor Sea oil spill
Oil & Gas Journal
21 oil spill involving the Montara platform off West Australia in the Timor Sea. Seadrill’s West Atlas jack up drilling rig is operating under contract to

Piracy

Gulf of Aden – cooperative effort in responding to piracy

The EU Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA) issued a press release stating that a merchant vessel transiting the Gulf of Aden reported that it was under piratical attack. The attack was thwarted by the merchant vessel itself.

8 Arctic Sea captors charged with piracy, kidnapping

The Investigations Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office (SKP) brought charges of piracy and kidnapping against all the eight captors of the Arctic Sea vessel, SKP spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

US Navy: Pirates fire on US helicopter
The Associated Press
The helicopter was about 3000 yards (meters) away from the ship when the pirates opened fire with “a large caliber weapon,” the Navy said in a statement.

Off The Radar

SEA SIDES
Cordova Times
two masts from a 17th century ship of unknown origin are still rising toward the surface. On the deck, a cannon stands ready to fire.

13 hours on art project floating off Staten Island
These are the stories from residents of Waterpod, the art project and cooperative community experiment charting a voyage around New York City this summer. Some who have heard tell of the strange barge, covered with Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes, bountiful gardens, and a variety of ever-changing sculptures and art installations.[column]

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