Feb 222010

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Hellenic Coast Guard rescues a crew of a sinking cargo ship
Focus News
The Hellenic Coast Guard had rescued last night a crew of a sinking cargo ship under the flag of the Comoros, which is transported cigarettes from Bulgaria

From Vesseltracker

The “Stena Lynx” has been involved in a collision at the Port of Holyhead. The “Lynx” suffered three holes when hitting the quay of Terminal II, and the bridge connecting land to the pontoon is badly damaged.

On Feb 17 the Norwgian trawler “Fredrikson” ran aground northeast of Kalvåg. The crew of 4 was rescued by the “Halfdan Grieg” in the Oldersound. It had radioed a mayday at 7.36 p.m. after getting stuck inward bound for Kalvåg to deliver a catch.

he “Hunzeborg” which was in collision with the “Nemuna”, 2848 gt (IMO: 9179361), in Kvarken, is to be repaired in Holmsund. It suffered a hole in its bow when it ran into the stern of the “Nemuna” while being in a convoy consisting of the icebreaker “Balder Viking”, the “”Nemuna”, “Hunzeborg”, “Nor Viking” and “Astina”.

‘Drunk’ skipper accused of manslaughter
Herald Sun
passengers on the vessel“. He said Reynolds was facing backwards and not keeping a proper lookout. After the collision, the experienced trawler skipper

The Becky Thatcher Sinks
Hoskins said the owners of the boat have been notified and are working on getting a salvage company in to rescue the sinking ship.

Resume search for NB fishermen: minister
is investigating the apparent sinking of the ship. The Cossabooms set out to fish for scallops aboard the 11-metre vessel Whole Family on Thursday.

Fishing boat sinking probe reopens
The Press Association
An inquiry is reopening into the sinking of a fishing boat 35 years ago that claimed the lives of seven men on board. The hearing into the loss of the

Former Acadia prof recounts sinking of SV Concordia
The school has full insurance on the 57.5-metre vessel and plans to return to the water in another ship. “It’s our intention that Class Afloat will be going

Systematic failure in sinking denied
But Sevele accepts that individuals failed to determine the seaworthiness and suitability and value of the vessel, and that the government should have

New law lets Coast Guard stop ships from sailing
Known as the “Philippine Coast Guard Act of 2009” or Republic Act 9993, the new law aims to further enhance maritime safety and prevent sea tragedies.



Piracy update – NATO issues new warning

Singapore Led Flagship Apprehends Pirates
CMF is working to defeat terrorism, prevent piracy, reduce illegal trafficking of people and drugs, and promote the maritime environment as a safe place for

Somali president seeks world’s help, admits shortcomings
Garowe Online
his government is faced with is the piracy scourge instigated by Somalia-based pirates that is threatening to cripple the world’s maritime activities.


Off The Radar

Carcass of 100-tonne fin whale washed ashore in Cornwall
Times Online
Jan Loveridge, of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Strandings Network, said that the whale may have been killed in a collision with a ship.

Futuristic solar yacht set for voyage around the world – The Local
PlanetSolar’s website claims their boat is the largest solar vessel in the world at 30 by 16 metres, but more impressive is the ship’s futuristic aesthetic and “wave piercing” technology that allows it to travel smoothly even in bad weather .

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