Sep 152009

NL boat sank rapidly, fisherman says, as search continues for
The Canadian Press
Stephen Brothers, a 31-year-old fisherman who heard a distress call from the sinking vessel, said it was clear the incident Saturday morning occurred

On The Waterfront: Death of Lakewood dockworker raises safety issue
Contra Costa Times
Rivera was helping supervise a ship offloading when he was fatally hit by a forklift driver. Meanwhile, internet message boards frequented by longshoremen

Violent seas caused trawler to sink
The Press Association
Investigators said either a wave or waves caused sections of the ship’s hull to buckle and catastrophically fail, ultimately causing the ship to sink.

Third vessel mishap in Paradip Port within a week
and Company Pvt Ltd. An expert said that while heavy moisture content in iron ore led to the sinking of Mongolian vessel and tilting of Vietnam vessel.

Diesel oil leaks into Rhine river after 2 boats collide; no
A shipping authority said a tanker with 1100 tons of oil aboard leaked after it collided with a cargo ship on Monday morning. The cause of the collision is not known. Firefighters, police boats and a police helicopter are on the scene.

Japanese Coast Guard arrests captain
eTaiwan News
A major incident erupted between Taiwan and Japan near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands as armed Japanese coast guards boarded a Taiwanese fishing vessel

Scores of Smuggling Victims Dead or Missing in Gulf Of Aden
Voice of America
In the first incident, which took place early Sunday, a vessel carrying 142 people reportedly capsized as the smuggling crew jumped over board after failing

Mafia sank boat with radioactive waste: official
The location of the Cunsky was revealed by a Calabrese mafia turncoat, Francesco Fonti, who confessed to being behind the explosion that brought the ship

Captain tells BMI: Strong winds caused SuperFerry to capsize
Philippine Star
The ship would have felt the wind if it was already 35 knots, it would not cause the ship to capsize but it would affect the stability of the vessel.

Fire razes SuperFerry ship docked at Manila harbor
Philippine Star
Philippines – More than a week after a SuperFerry vessel tilted and sank off Zamboanga Peninsula, fire razed a sister ship docked at a Manila harbor,

The Recent Sea Transport Disaster Press Statement From Sierra
Standard Times Press
Director of Sierra Leone Maritime. This will ensure transparent and fair investigation of the accident and thus enhance the credibility of the findings.

Between a rock and a hard place
Malta Today – San Gwann,Malta
There may be an accident on board, or someone might require medical …. when a Malta-commissioned Texaco oilrig was ordered to stop drilling under threat

Opponents of offshore drilling say lifting ban could have dire – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
It could cause serious trouble in the event of an accident, opponents say. “There is no reason to push for oil rigs anywhere.

Orissa port gears up to remove oil from sunken ship
Gaea Times
Although 26 crew members were rescued within three hours of the ship’s sinking, one is still missing. “Our priority is to locate the missing crewman and

Three Macedonians involved in rescue operation awarded Bulgarian
Sofia Echo
Furthermore, Dimitrov said that the cause of the disaster was a combination of factors, notably the obsolete vessel itself and the irresponsible conduct of


North Korean ship fights off Somali pirates
The Associated Press
5 for engine work when the crew saw 10 pirates approaching in two speedboats, said Noel Choong, who heads the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy

22 Pinoy seafarers freed by Somali pirates
Last year however, a Filipino seafarer died by accident, when the Somali bandits boarded their ship. The body has since been repatriated.

Sea pirates attack two tankers near Singapore, Malaysia
Zee News
Choong stressed that the Maritime Bureau had consistently advised shipping companies to be vigilant in these waters and maintain an anti-piracy watch.

Iran accuses UK of blocking anti-piracy cooperation
Tehran criticizes British opposition to the Iranian Navy’s collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Off The Radar

Vessel with 1.5 tonnes of crab detained in Russia
By Ria Novosti
The Panama-registered vessel was carrying two South Koreans and 18 Filipinos at the time of the accident. Iran commissions first indigenous cargo ship.

Ship Tracking From The ISS
Space Daily
It is both intended to help ship crews to avoid collision with other vessels and allow maritime authorities to track and monitor ship movements.

Pink Lady

Jessica’s collision – Australia has ‘no jurisdiction’
Sail World
Investigations carried out by Australia’s State and Commonwealth authorities after teen sailor Jessica Watson’s collision with a merchant ship last week

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