Mar 272010


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At least 7 dead in north China cargo sinking
The number of the crew members was unknown, according to the Huanghua Maritime Safety Administration. The maritime search and rescue center of Cangzhou City

Three charged with manslaughter of mother in ferry sinking that killed 74
By Shân Ross THREE people have been charged with manslaughter over the death of one of 74 passengers who died last year following the sinking of a ferry

Fire on ship off Goa coast, crew safe
Indian Express
A merchant navy ship, MV Maersk Miami, owned by global container shipping company Maersk Line caught fire 43 nautical miles off the Goa coast on Friday at

Deckboss: Troopers, Coast Guard investigate Sitka collision
By Deckboss
Location: Sitka Type: Vessel collision. On 3/24/10 at approximately 1712 hours a collision occurred during the Sitka sac roe herring fishery. The seiner F/V Confidence, operated by Leroy Johns, 46, of Sitka, collided with the seiner F/V ..

Transport Malta Assisting Crew of Mv Nicea


Transport Malta has taken the necessary action to provide essential services and supplies to the vessel and crew of the Maltese registered ship MV Nicea that is currently berthed at Parlatorio Wharf at Malta Shipyards.

Nautical Institute Receives the 2010 Samuel Plimsoll

The editors of Professional Mariner have announced the 2010 winners of the Samuel Plimsoll Awards for Outstanding Service.

The winner for Outstanding Service by an Organization is the London-based Nautical Institute. It was honored for its support of the professional development of mariners and for its promotion of safety in the maritime industry.


Other Casualty News

Vessel Tracker

On Mar 26, 2010, “Klenoden” was towed into the port of Trelleborg in the midday hours by the tugs “Svitzer Mars” and “Fenja”. The ship had suffered engine trouble south of Trelleborg before. By Mar 27 it remained in port, fully loaded with containers.

The “Crystal Ocean” while coming from Tang Shan lost propulsion in the morning of Mar 26 three miles off the mouth of Grays Harbor. The ship was inbound to the Port of Grays Harbor when the mechanical failure occurred. The ship reportedly is now operational, but state and federal officials are waiting for more tests to be done before it will be allowed into the harbor with a tug escort. The ship is now anchored three miles off Ocean Shores. Officials say there are no reports of any oil or other pollutants being spilled.

The “Energy Frontier” with a full load collided with a small Japanese fishing vessel Southeast of Honshu on March 25, 2010. No news about fishing vessel, but the tanker arrived at Shimizu on March 26.

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Somali pirates try to hijack Zim ship again
Security guards aboard the ship returned fire and repelled the pirates, who surrounded the vessel as it was sailing in the Red Sea

Piracy threat rises as tactics improve
Daily Nation
By JOE MBUTHIA,Paris, Friday Maritime security is under a much bigger threat from the Somali pirates than earlier thought, a spokesman for the French chief ..

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Fred Olsen Cruises to earn Award from Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Olsen Cruise Lines will be awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Raffles, quizzes, foreign coin


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