Sep 082009
 

Crew saved from grounded trawler
Lerwick lifeboat and a coastguard helicopter were dispatched to help the Banff-registered Serenity when she began taking on water.

Rush to avert fuel spill
The Times – Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa
The SA Maritime Safety Authority has asked salvors to prioritise the removal with waves crashing over the bow of the casualty ship, and while she rolled

Ship safety sinking, says cruise operator
Brisbane Times
The Brisbane party cruise operator from whose boat the missing Irishman Shane O’Halloran fell at the weekend claims industry regulator Maritime Safety

Aboitiz defies Marina order
Business Mirror
(ATSC) defied the government order grounding its passenger-cargo ships and continued plying its routes on Tuesday. The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina)

Sea anchor safety proven in trials
Maritime Journal
the use of a sea anchor could provide more valuable time for the ship to be reached by rescue tugs before grounding with disastrous consequences.

Piracy

Swiss Upper House Votes to Send Anti-Piracy Force to Somalia
Bloomberg
to join the anti- piracy mission off Somalia that was set up by the European Union in December to combat attacks on maritime interests in the area.

Maritime security system for situational awareness in anti piracy
Military & Aerospace Electronics
awareness and blue force tracking capability through encrypted image and data transfer for anti piracy and other maritime security applications.

Under The Radar

Ship collision stalls
Ship collision stalls teen’s solo yacht voyage. Updated at 1145am on 9 September 2009. An Australian girl teenager’s attempt to become the youngest person

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