Sep 182009

Coast Guard assists with boat fire on tug
The Daily Astorian
and monitored the situation as the tug crew was able to extinguish the fire. The vessel was towing 8000 barrels of gasoline, which warranted special

Lifeboat rescues stricken trawler
Northumberland Gazette
Tynemouth RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was called out at 6.40am after the skipper of the 13.5m fishing boat “Dorothy May” called for help when his vessel’s

Fuel barge grounds near Bethel
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
the ship has about 71000 gallons each of jet fuel and gasoline. There’s been no reports of damage to the barge or pollution near the grounding.

Chinese-owned ship detained in Wellington
including problems with lifesaving equipment, radiocommunications, ship certificates and documents, fire safety measures and mooring ties.

Probe into marine unit crash could drop anchor next week
The Barrie Examiner
Both vessels sustained significant damage as a result of the collision. Frechette said the pontoon boat, which is worth $35000 including its equipment,

Gov’t lifts suspension of 5 Aboitiz ships
BusinessWorld Online
of the accident, although the ship’s captain Jose G. Yap testified that strong winds caused the tilting of the vessel on its starboard (right) side.

Fears grow for wildlife

Concerns are growing for marine life off the north-west coast of Australia as the federal government gave itself powers to investigate the cause and effect of the oil spill triggered by the Montara blowout.

Forgery alleged in sinking
Safety at Sea
THE P&I certificate for Black Rose, the bulker that sank off Singapore earlier this month, was a forgery, the head of the ship’s P&I club told Fairplay

Sentence delayed for John Cota, pilot responsible for Bay spill
The San Francisco Examiner – San Francisco,California,USA
The bar pilot who directed the Cosco Busan container ship into a Bay Bridge tower in 2007, causing a 53000-gallon oil spill that killed wildlife


UN praises Iran for anti-piracy efforts
Times of the Internet
The leader of the UN maritime agency praised Iran for its contributions in combating piracy off the Somali coast, while urging other nations to fulfill

Teen Somali piracy suspect appears in NY court
The Associated Press
It said he fired his AK-47 assault rifle at the captain, Richard Phillips before the captain was held for several days on an enclosed lifeboat as three US

Off The Radar

Lands’ End Invites Customers To Knit A Charity Hat For Chilly Sailors
PRLog.Org (press release)
Lands’ End UK Managing Director Tim Curtis said: “We’re proud to pledge our support to the Sailors’ Society as it works to enrich the quality of seafarers

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