Sep 062009

Hundreds rescued from sinking ferry in Philippines
Reuters AlertNet
The "Superferry 9" vessel was carrying about 960 passengers and crew when it set off from General Santos City, on the southern island of Mindanao,

Expert committee to investigate sunken ship case: Macedonian
Focus News
It is still early to identify the reasons for the accident, he said. He added that the ship had been registered in compliance with all standards and the

Four NL fishermen rescued after vessel burns, abandoning vessel
The Canadian Press
The accident happened yesterday about 134 kilometres east of the community on the island’s northeastern coast.

Belgian Seafarer Burned
Separately, a crewman on board a Belgian merchant vessel has been rescued off the east coast after sustaining electric burns. Dublin Coast Guard said they

Man drowns in Galway Bay accident
A crewman from another Galway hooker which was accompanying the stricken vessel dived into the sea and recovered the two men, however efforts to revive the

5 workers hurt in fire at Sitakunda ship breaking yard
Bdnews24 quoted officials as saying that 5 workers suffered burns in a fire at a ship breaking yard at Baro Aulia in Sitakunda, 2 of whom are in critical

Fishermen OK after being airlifted off boat off Cape Cod
Gloucester Daily Times
By Times Staff A Gloucester fisherman airlifted by the Coast Guard from a vessel some 150 miles out of Gloucester Harbor Thursday is back home,

Sailors saved after ‘hit-and-run’
BBC News
Two sailors had to be rescued when their yacht was in a collision with a fishing vessel in a "hit-and-run" in rough seas off the Dorset coast.


Seychelles repatriates 23 suspected Somali pirates
VICTORIA — The Seychelles has repatriated 23 Somalis it had been holding on suspicion of piracy for lack of evidence, an official statement said Sunday.

Off The Radar

Unknown substance spotted in ocean
ABC Online
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has sent planes to investigate a substance resembling an oil slick in the ocean west of Darwin.

Africans Shun the Ocean Wave
Inter Press Service
But when the cost of Filipino labour rose, China became the main seafarer labour market. African workers would be affordable if they were available.


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