Aug 302009

Boat sinks in Indonesia, ’19 dead, 20 missing’
JAKARTA — An “overloaded” cargo vessel sank on a river on Borneo island on Sunday, killing 19 people with 20 still missing, an official said.

Oil tanker fire in Brisbane
About 12.30am, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Australian-registered ship Palmerston’ when the fire broke out.

Sinking ship triggers alert
Ipswich Evening Star – Ipswich,England,UK
A MAJOR collision between two ships in Dutch waters has been the focusing the attention of coastguards in East Anglia today.

Ship runs aground in the Delta
Stockton Record
Once the bulk carrier reaches Bay Farm Island, inspectors will examine it more closely for any damage and work to discover the cause of the accident.

Purse seiner Anna J capsizes off South Beach: Six rescued, Charles
It is believed that a rigging failure unbalanced the vessel, causing it to roll and sink in 50 feet of water. IOSA will monitor any spill issues associated with the sinking.

Bradford Island evacuated after ship damages levee
San Jose Mercury News
The ship ran aground Thursday night on Bradford Island, the US Coast Guard said. But damage to the levee expanded in the hours following the collision,

Toxic chemical spill contained at Brisbane port
Brisbane Times
Emergency workers have cleaned up a highly toxic chemical spill from a ship’s container at the Port of Brisbane. Police declared an emergency situation at

USCG responding to tour boat fire off SC coast
We are told the fire supression system put the fire out, but the vessel is still disabled. We have learned the boat is the SeaThunder out of Cpt. Dick’s

Vietnam boat captain, owner jailed over deadly accident
HANOI – A court in Vietnam has jailed a boat captain and the vessel’s owner for up to 15 years for their roles in a riverboat accident that killed 42 people

Crew blamed for Red Sea tanker sinking
MSN Philippines News
A Suez Canal official said on Saturday: “The crew of the boat and its captain are responsible for the sinking of the ship because they did not consider the

Masters of our own failures on the ocean
Fiji Times
“That ship was a death threat and I used to tell the ship’s Master to sleep with his lifejacket on,” says Capt. Peckham. Next followed the sinking of a boat .

Hunt urges stronger action on oil spill
ABC Online
Disaster: Oil has been spilling from the offshore rig for a week.Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt says the

Two stowaways die on ship off Durban

it has been confirmed that two of the four young stowaways who boarded the container ship NORTHERN FAITH (35,595-gt, built 1994) in West Africa died after hiding in the ship’s rudder well on the outside of the vessel

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


NewsHorizon Lines Participates in Anti-Piracy Testing
Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ) , the nation’s leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, recently participated in two separate anti-piracy system trials

Off The Radar

Plastics patch found across 1700 miles of Pacific
The 172-foot (52-meter) research vessel New Horizon returned to shore last Friday from a trip to the North Pacific Ocean Gyre, a giant eddy-like expanse of


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