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On Monday Afternoon at the Sriracha Silo Port, located 30kms outside of Pattaya, local rescue services were called to receive the body of a Chinese Engineer working on a cargo ship moored off the coast of Sriracha. According to the Captain of the vessel, Mr. Wan aged 25 was working on the roof of the main bridge when a mechanical device used to move containers, hit him and caused him to fall onto the main deck of the ship.
Urgent action is needed to help cut the number of fishermen killed in accidents at sea, a report has said. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) .
Ciamis, W Java (ANTARA News) – Three passengers had drowned and six others still gone missing following the sinking of their ship in the Citanduy river of
Anchorage Daily News
The Coast Guard got a mayday call from the crew of the fishing vessel Cape Spencer about 9:45 am reporting that the vessel was going down.
Police today confirmed that the Police Vessel Karri from George Town, hit rocks off Waterhouse Island about 7.45pm, injuring three crew.
… Jiggins says water is being pumped out of the ship’s damaged front cargo hold, but no fuel has been spilt and the ship is not in danger of sinking.
Victoria Times Colonist
Five fishermen were rescued off the coast of Newfoundland yesterday morning when their vessel began to sink, forcing the crew into a life raft.
ABS CBN News
The agency hopes to finish its operation to recover all the remains in time for the second anniversary of the ship’s sinking. The PAO intends to formally
The USS Mesa Verde picked up a faint mayday call in the Gulf in the early hours of May 14, then spotted a signal fire on a dhow, or small sailing ship
An inquest into a boating accident which killed four people off the Gascoyne coast has heard more evidence that the barge the vessel slammed into was not
Transport Ireland issued a press release stating that the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control held its 43rd Committee Meeting in Dublin on 10-14 May. The meeting adopted the New Inspection Regime (NIR), which will enter into force on 1 January 2011. The NIR is a risk-based targeting mechanism, intended to reward quality shipping with a smaller inspection burden and concentrate on high-risk ships. (From Dennis Bryant)
BP is already facing legislation that would make the company pay more for the economic damages resulting from the rig accident. Meanwhile, the White House
It’s the largest coordinated effort ever from the Marine Spill Response Corp., a nonprofit created after the Exxon-Valdez tanker grounding off of Alaska to
A lawsuit claims that the owner of sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexcio inflated its stock by telling shareholders that safety issues with blowout
Other Casualty News
The “Zhong Xing” while being underway with a cargo of timber from Papua New Guinea to China hit a reef in Papua New Guinea waters in the night of May 18, 2010, shortly after leaving the port of Daru with a cargo of timber. It was attempting to continue its voyage home to China via the Torres Strait when the Australian Maritime Safety Authority ordered it to drop anchor near Cape York Island to prevent a possible pollution and thus to check it was not leaking fuel.
On May 16, 2010, the “Skymar” suffered an engine breakdown near Anamur on the way from Tartus to Kavala and anchored at Anamur road for repairs.
The “Nourallah” grounded off Kos island on May 16, 2010 on the way from Tartous Aki to Novorossiysk. After the ship was refloated, it entered Kos port for surveys.
The “Winner II” encountered engine trouble in front of Kanarya Point on 18th May 2010 at 10:35 a.m., while proceeding throught the Dardanelles. The ship had to drop anchor in front of Gelibolu for repairs to the engine.
The “RMS Wedau” suffered engine trouble on its way from Riga to Wisbech, ETA May 17, 2010, 5 p.m. with a cargo of timber. The ship berthed at the North Pier of the Scheer Harbour in Kiel on May 15 to carry out repairs. The ship actually remains there.
The “Sluisgracht” ran aground on the Carolus bank, 5 miles northwest of Cadzand, in the morning of May 18, 2010, at 8.45. The ship was carrying a cargo of 18600 tons clay from China and was underway to Antwerp when it suffered machine damage in the Westerscheldt approach. In the midday hours a salvage attempt was to be started. A tug was underway as well as a rescue boat from Cadzand and the Coast Guard vessel “Barend Biesheuvel”.
The spill of almost one ton heavy fuel oil by the “Geopotes 14“ in the Kiel Canal between the passing point Dückerswisch and Brunsbüttel in the morning of May 17, 2010, at 4 a.m., was caused by a steering vent which was faulty mounted at the shipyard in Gdynia where the ship was coming from at the time of the incident. After repairs were carried out in the canal port of Brunsbuettel the ship was allowed to proceed to Rotterdam in the afternoon of May 17 and is actually approaching the Dutch coast. Fire brigades of Rendsburg and Brunsbuettel meanwhile concentrated on the oil recovery at Dückerswisch as the remainder of the oil trace up to Brunsbuettel proved to be unrecoverable.
Maritime officials in East Africa hailed the operation as a clear warning to pirates, who are currently holding 20 foreign ships with almost 400 sailors in
The attackers left the rest of the crew, a mix of Russians and Ukrainians, on the boat, Ivanov said, adding the Seafarer’s Union was in direct contact with
The verdict came a day after Yemen ruled on the death penalty for the first time in a piracy case. The ministry’s 26sep.net website said the convictions .
Ban said “piracy can not be solved only at sea,” and said the problem needs to be addressed on land. He said: “Stability on land would, undoubtedly,
… said this would help curb piracy off the coast of Somalia. Calling for a review of maritime laws to allow armed escort, Mr Aleksandr said: “If the
Piracy and armed robbery at sea reached a six-year peak worldwide in 2009, with Somalia accounting for more than half of the 406 attacks, according to the .
Cameroon last month blamed piracy for part of a 13 percent slide in oil production in 2009. The country’s output averaged 73000 barrels per day last year,
The maritime coalition has launched an online petition which it said aimed to “persuade all governments to commit the resources necessary” to end
Yemen News Agency
LONDON, May 19 (Saba) – Yemen reiterated on Wednesday its incessant commitment and cooperation with other countries to encounter the maritime piracy
Off The Radar
South Wales Evening Post
An RNLI lifeboat crew found six men on board, five Vietnamese and one American. They were subsequently interviewed by police and the UK Border Agency.
“My mama had an oil rig fall on her house,” trawler Robert Guidry said as he left an emergency claims office set up by BP in Galliano, about 45 minutes by …
KTVU San Francisco
In Redwood City, the Golden Guardian will feature a ship explosion. There will also be a simulated chemical release and fire. A second explosion is set to
Isle of Wight County Press
Rescue services, including the Solent Coastguard helicopter, Bembridge off-shore lifeboat, Portsmouth lifeboat, MoD police launch boat and Portsmouth fire