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Four dead in Russian ship fire
MSN Philippines News
bodies in the ship’s crew section,” local rescue service officials were quoted as saying by Interfax. The reasons for the fire were not immediately known.

Boat Catches Fire in Houston Ship Channel
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON – Investigators say a welding accident may be to blame for a cargo boat fire in the Houston Ship Channel. Firefighters arrived at approximately 1 am

Sunken vessel’s captain has no license

The captain of the passenger boat which capsized off Verde Island in Batangas Saturday evening is not qualified to man the vessel, according to Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Blue Ribbon committee.

Sister ship fails to rescue distressed vessel off Batangas
Inquirer.net
This came as sea surface search and rescue mission for at least 44 missing persons continued following Saturday’s sinking of MV Baleno 9 off Isla Verde in

Tug’s accident raises questions
Homer Tribune
by Naomi Klouda Photo provided – The tug Pathfinder, 136 feet in length, is surrounded by absorbent booms to soak up spilled diesel fuel after the vessel .

Shipping firms drop anchor to control carbon emissions
Economic Times
These LNG vessels are based on “inherent gas safe concept”, implying that the whole ship is safe compared to the current “explosion-proof engine room

Somali pirates fire at Kuwaiti oil tanker
AFP
Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau piracy reporting centre in Kuala Lumpur, told AFP pirates armed with automatic weapons and

China floats idea of first overseas naval base

A senior Chinese naval officer has suggested that China establish a permanent base in the Gulf of Aden to support its anti-piracy operations. Rear Admiral Yin Zhou’s proposal was posted on the defence ministry website.

A Record Year For Pirate Attacks
89.3 KPCC
But pirates still carried out a record number of attacks in 2009, according to the Piracy Reporting Center of the International Maritime Bureau.

TITAN Rescues Horses on Grounded Ship
TITAN Salvage recently extracted seven prized horses, 260 tons of heavy fuel oil , and more from a grounded 4454-gross ton cargo vessel before refloating her

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