Jan 272010

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Lucky escape for trawler crew in cargo ship collision
BBC News
It was struck by a cargo ship called the Leeswig as it trawled for prawns. No-one was injured in the incident but the smaller boat was damaged.

Fire hits vessel under repair in Batangas
by Arnell Ozaeta, ABS-CBN Southern Tagalog | 01/28/2010 12:10 AM BATANGAS – A 30-minute fire razed a ship being repaired in a shipyard in Bauan,

Expert faults NIMASA over sea worthiness of Indigenous vessels
Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho has faulted claims by the management of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) that indigenous

Piracy – US security company introduces fast patrol boats into Horn of Africa
US company introduces fast patrol boats into Somali region
An American security company has acquired its own fleet of patrol vessels to provide escort services to commercial ships operating in the Horn of Africa region.
San Antonio-based Espada Logistics and Security, which already operates in the area with chartered vessels, says it has acquired five additional armed, fast patrol vessels due to increasing acts of piracy and a growing demand for protection services.

China unveils new rules to fight marine pollution
The new regulations, due to take effect from March 1, require a ship’s emergency response plan to be submitted to China’s Maritime Safety Administration

Ship Channel reopened on ‘needs only’ basis
KFDM News has learned the Coast Guard reopened the Sabine Neches Ship Channel on a ‘need only’ basis for the first time since a collision between a tanker

Maritime Global Net
(IUMI’s) executive committee has warned of the dangers associated with laying up ships and noted the death of a seafarer on a laid up vessel.

Chair admits SCP Board failure
Matangi Tonga
in relation to the sinking of the Princess Ashika, in that they failed to verify or request vital survey certificates prior to the purchase the vessel.


Gulf of Aden shipping could be next Qaeda target: experts
against piracy.”` A Western diplomat in Sanaa noted that “Al-Qaeda uses the Internet as an operational tool to urge their followers to conduct maritime .

NATO Military Committee Concludes Two Days Meetings in Brussels
eNews Park Forest
the Military Committee agreed on the continued support of the counter-piracy effort and on the flexible use of the Standard NATO Maritime Groups (SNMGs)

Off The Radar

Haiti’s Floating Hospital
We actually saw the lucky ones onboard ship. These patients typically presented with several broken bones, blunt crush injuries to the torso and head trauma

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