Apr 152010
 
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News Headlines

Blast at scrap ship in Ctg
The Daily Star
A huge explosion took place in a scrap ship at a ship-breaking yard of Sitakunda upazila in the port city last night. Police said the explosion was created

Fishing boat Aquila’s rescue helicopter was ‘delayed’
BBC News
Investigators said it was "unlikely" this would have affected the outcome of the accident but the deaths had led to a review of coastguard procedures.

Australian court grants bail to crewmen of aground ship
Global Times
According to The Australian newspaper, Wang Jichang was given an undertaking to return for trial on charges over the grounding of the ship.

Tonga appoints prosecutors over ferry sinking
eTaiwan News
By PESI FONUA AP Tonga appointed foreign prosecutors Thursday to help decide whether to file additional criminal charges over a deadly ferry sinking last

US Coast Guard boat involved in earlier collision
Standard Freeholder
Two unidentified Akwesasne men on a hydro yacht sustained severe injuries in the collision, family members said. One of the men is reportedly paralyzed.

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Other Casualty News

Vesseltracker

Three days after the “Malavika" was hit by a barge during unloading operations at Gopalbur thereby suffering a crack in a fuel tank, three hundred workers have successfully carried out a clean-up operation at the Rushikulya beach under the supervision of Coast Guard personnel, almost about 100% of the 8 tons leaked oil is said to have been cleared from the beaches.

The "Kvalstein", 375 gt on Apr 14, 2010, allided with a quay in Maloy. The 41,18 m long ship suffered dents at the bow above the waterline in the impact.

Visurgis  (Cargo) 15 April 2010. Alongside in port Raahe(Finland) since 9 April.Rudder had been broken by ice during entering the port.Captain Kurt Boning gave full astern regardless heavy ice. Yestsrday rudder had been welded in midships position. Now waiting for towing in Szczecin for repair.

The Malta-flagged tank m/v "Atlantis Antalya" (IMO: 9305350) was struck by the container m/v "MSC Dymphna" in Tuzla on April 13, 2010. The tanker was damaged above the waterline and detained in port for survey and investigation.

The Coast Guard of Puget Sound, Wash., has issued an order requiring the cargo vessel "STX Daisy" to remain at anchor in Port Angeles, Wash., on Apr 14, 2010. The Coast Guard conducted a routine boarding of the vessel in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the early morning and found that the vessel’s master showed signs of intoxication. The "STX Daisy" was en route Olympia, Wash., from Qingdao, China, to load timber. The U. S. Attorney’s office is investigating the incident for evidence of a possible violation of U. S. law.

In the evening of Apr 13, 2010, the "Kruckau" was arrested by the police Luebeck and had to anchor off Travemuende as the captain was found to be intoxicated. The Russian man disputed with the captain about the ship’s guidance. It had departed from the CTL at Lübeck Siems bound for Kolding with a cargo of wood, and the captain ignored the pilot’s advice on the Trave. The man was drug-tested and found to be intoxicated with 2,29 promille. He had to pay a safety fine of 600 Euro.

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Piracy/Crime

US Admiral: military ships can’t stop Somali piracy
Reuters India
Overwhelmed by the scope of the maritime problem, the United States has called for a greater international-led focus on going after the pirate money trail.

Five Pirate Suspects To Face Charges In U.S.

The five suspects are being taken to Norfolk, Virginia where they will face criminal proceedings. The Kenyan government told Washington its court system is overburdened and cannot accept any more cases.

The Profits Of Piracy
Forbes
That sounds like a lot, but it’s no threat to the $7 trillion a year international maritime trade. It is, however, enough to get the attention of insurers.

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Off The Radar

Descendants toll bell for Mayo 11 who perished on board ‘Titanic’
Irish Times
Lahardane is the only place in Europe where the ship’s sinking is marked every year during the very hour when 1517 people on board perished.

Algae biofuel could launch new coastal industry

Researchers from the University of Southampton have been selected by the Carbon Trust to join a ‘UK dream team’ of top scientists to find world beating formula for algae biofuel.

Boats collide near Cornwall in police chase
CBC.ca
The collision occurred on as RCMP, US Border Patrol and US Coast Guard vessels pursued what they believed was a smuggling boat. The suspected smuggling boat

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