Jan 262010
 

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Thai freighter sinks off Taiwan; 9 rescued, 1 dead, 10 missing
Monsters and Critics.com
Kao Hui-jung at the Sea Angel’s agent, the Wimax Maritime Shipping Co, said by phone that the ship was sailing from Malaysia to China when it sank and most

2 dead, 8 missing in fishing boat accident off East China Sea
What’s on Xiamen
The bureaus of maritime safety, oceanic and fishery as well as rescue operations of Shantou City, which administers Nan’ao, started the search and rescue.

Captain guides sinking tug boat onto beach
WPEC
As the more water came into boat, the captain purposely guided his vessel toward the beach– the only way to keep from sinking.

Unsafe Tongan vessel used in emergency
Radio New Zealand International
Yesterday, the Royal Commission of Inquiry investigating last year’s sinking of the Princess Ashika ferry heard yesterday that although the 25-year old MV

Inquest hears asylum seeker deaths may have been avoided
ABC Online
the explosion may well have been avoided if passengers had been informed of their intended destinations rather than being left to speculate, the vessel

Piracy

Piracy knocks fresh produce exports
Business Daily Africa
Attempts to get the comment from the Kenya Maritime Authority failed as the Director General Ms Nancy Karigithu was said to be out up to next week.

US Seeks to Boost Yemen Counter-Terror Forces, Petraeus Says
BusinessWeek
“Development of a special-operations aviation regiment, help with the development of their coast guard” to combat smuggling and piracy, and “help with

UAE Foreign Ministry denies press report on Bahraini fishing vessel piracy
WAM – Emirates News Agency
the ship “Dar al Salam,” has been subjected to a process of piracy north of the border between UAE and Iran and not in the maritime areas of the UAE.

Off The Radar

20% increase in lifeboat rescues in Northern Ireland
BBC News
The number of people rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Northern Ireland increased by more than 20% last year.

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