Jan 272010

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2 dead after Thai ship sinks
Straits Times
The cause of the accident was under investigation but according to the Taipei-based United Evening News bad weather was probably the cause.

Coast Guard reveals details, but no cause to oil spill
Houston Chronicle
Saturday was the third time a passing ship has hit a moored ship at the port of Port Arthur but the first time a collision led to an oil spill.

Helicopter safety check stepped up
Aberdeen Press and Journal
CHC operates four S-92 search-and-rescue helicopters on behalf of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency and one between North Sea platforms.

Texas Waterway May Open By Thursday To Limited Traffic
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- The Sabine-Neches Waterway could be open to limited vessel traffic by Thursday if an oil tanker damaged Saturday in a collision with

Tongan officials face arrest if ferry sails
ferry sinking has warned that if a second unseaworthy ferry sails today senior officials will be arrested and could jail for allowing the vessel to go

Family sues over Bourbon Dolphin death
Lloyd’s List
THE parents of one of the deceased crew members of the the ill fated Bourbon Dolphin has begun legal action against the vessel’s owners.


Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia Marks First Anniversary
US Department of State
Since then, the Contact Group has doubled in size, a testament to the global consensus that piracy poses a shared security challenge to maritime safety.

Off The Radar

S. Korean cargo ship unharmed by N. Korean artillery: official
Yonhap News
Another ship transporting humanitarian aid to North Korea travels from South Korea once a week but was not at sea on Wednesday, she added.

Ice rescues too frequent on Muskegon Lake
We even walked the path of the ship to make sure the fisherman were aware of it.” Even with warnings, there were three separate incidents from Saturday

Mother’s Oxfordshire narowboat death an accident
BBC News
The inquest heard the vessel then began to move backwards. But by the time his wife realised she had already moved from her position at the helm – possibly

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