Sep 072009
 

15 Filipinos, 4 Koreans rescued from troubled cargo ship
Philippine Star
A Hong Kong maritime accident monitoring center asked the local coast guard to start a search and rescue after receiving a distress call from the Hera,

Turkish bulk carrier Gulser Ana aground off Madagascar
Madagascar, 7 September – The Turkish bulk carrier GULSER ANA (23,602-gt, built 1985) went aground off the Madagascan coast at Faux Cap, the ship’s operator has announced.
According to the operator, Mardeniz Denizcilik of Istanbul, all 23 seafarers on board have been safely rescued by the Madagascan coast guard and taken ashore uninjured.

Dramatic rescue of fishermen off southern Cape coast
In a dramatic rescue off the Cape south coast on Sunday the National Sea Rescue Institute was involved in a search and rescue operation after two eye-witnesses noticed a single red distress flare out at sea off Riebok, which is approximately halfway between Mossel Bay and Glentana.

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Emissions from ship sickens 4
Daily Breeze
At least four people became ill Sunday due to fumes from a ship at the Port of Los Angeles, fire officials said. All those who were sickened refused medical

Grounded dumb barge refloated
Times of India
However, sources said there is no environmental damage or any hazard to the beach environment from the vessel’s grounding. The dumb barge had broken free

Captain held over Macedonia sinking
Aljazeera.net
The skipper and his deputy told investigators that a loud crack had been heard from the rear of the vessel before it sank. Fifty-six people had been aboard

Aboitiz vessels suspended over SuperFerry 9 tragedy
GMA news.tv
SuperFerry 9, a 7268-ton ship, was heading to Iloilo province from General Santos City when it tilted for several hours before sinking around 9 am Sunday.

Asian Forest yet to mark accident spot
Times of India
The owners have not yet sent divers to the sunken ship to ascertain if the oil vents are in proper condition. Jha observed that that as the sea has been

Federal jury finds Port Clyde fishing vessel seaworthy
VillageSoup Belfast
By Kim Lincoln PORTLAND (Sep 7): A federal jury has found that a Port Clyde fishing vessel was seaworthy at the time of its sinking in July 2005,

BELA moves for compensation of Kabir ship yard victims
Bangladesh News 24 hours
five workers seriously injured in a fire at one of the company’s ship yards, saying the accident occurred because of negligence over workplace safety.

Montara spill prompts Canberra move

Australia’s federal government is planning to set up a major incident agency in the wake of the Montara blowout and oil spill off the country’s remote north-west coast.

Cargo ship collision picture International Freighting Weekly
One of the two cargo ships that collided off the Dutch coast late last month is being unloaded at the port of Rotterdam. The damage caused to the 2500teu

Piracy

Seychelles sailors freed by pirates, then arrested
Reuters
by a surge in hijackings in the waters off the Horn of Africa, according to an International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre report in July.

Regional assistance key to new NATO piracy strategy
Maritime Journal
to counter piracy efforts. Operation Ocean Shield will in conjunction with other actors and organisations, enhance the security of commercial maritime

Somali pirates ‘demand $20 mln’ for Turkish ship
AFP
attacked last year, a rise of more than 200 percent on 2007, according to the Kuala Lumpur-based International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre.

Off The Radar

Sailor crashes into Coast Guard vessel
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Aliervach admitted responsibility for the accident and confessed that he was attempting to take a photograph of the moon when the incident occurred.

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