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Second body recovered at site of duck boat accident
ABC30.com
By DAVID HENRY PHILADELPHIA – July 9, 2010 — A second body has finally been recovered at the site of this week’s duck boat accident.

Turkish bulk carrier hard aground off Bornholm

Bulk carrier Odin Pacific ran aground at Sorthat Odde beach, Bornholm, July 9 early in the morning. Vessel went off recommended course, nearby fishing vessel spotted vessel going off channel at 0330 and tried to call Odin Pacific, but to no avail.

Fire on Maersk ship under control
The Copenhagen Post
A fire on board a Maersk container ship anchored off the Malaysian coast has been contained, the company reports. A company spokesperson said, however, .

Lobstermen reach shore unsinged after boat catches fire
Bangor Daily News
By Abigail Curtis ROCKLAND, Maine — A small lobster boat burned to its waterline Thursday close to the Rockland Breakwater as police and fire officials

Fire-hit cargo ship to be moved
BBC News
A cargo ship which caught fire at a pier will be moved to avoid a risk of it foundering on a rocky outcrop at low tide. Firefighters battled over the

Probe reports never see light of the day : 6000 die in 535 river disasters in
The New Nation
The authority in different times took initiatives to avert the vessel accident, but their initiatives were not implemented. In 2004 the-then Shipping

Nigeria: Passenger Vessel Safety Regulations Take Off
AllAfrica.com
Increased emphasis is placed on reducing the chance of accidents occurring and on improved survivability, embracing the concept of the ship as ‘its own best .

BP to Begin Replacing Containment Cap on Well
New York Times
the large pipe that collapsed after the blowout and explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drill rig on April 20. The cap is connected by pipe to a ship

U.S. loses appeal on drilling moratorium
UPI.com
The Obama administration suspended offshore drilling after the April 20 explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform. The appellate panel, issuing a brief

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Other Casualty Reports

Vessel Tracker

The "Medea K" is currently laid up at Kynosoura, Salamina, Piraeus down by its bow. While loading possibly illegal lumber, which can still be seen on deck, in the port of Mayoumba in Gabon, Africa on November 5, 2009, the ship developed a list of 20 degrees and was abandoned by her crew three days later. The ship was subsequently towed to Piraeus by the salvage tug "Caribbean Fos".

The Turkish coxswain of the "Odin Pacific" was intoxicated when he ran the unloaded ship aground on its way from Ghent to Uusikaupunki on July 9, 2010, at 3.23 a.m. 800 metres off the shore of Bornholm on Sorthat Odde. The man being aged 26 was alone in the wheelhouse at that time. He was taken to Copenhagen for further blood testings. No oil spill reported. A fisherman had alarmed Lyngby Radio at 3.30 a.m. Attemps to contact the ship via VHF failed. The Bornholm police sent forces to the scene, and the patrol boat "Njaden" was on scene as well. Rafts have surrounded the vessel in the meantime. Also the anti pollution vessel -"Marie Miljø" sailed from Korsør and was expected at the grounding site in the afternoon. The hull which is resting on sandy bottom is to be surveyed by divers in the run of the da

An international union has raised concerns about the safety of workers on the "ID Black Sea" which is due to be fumigated with methyl bromide. Tasports had been planning to treat pine logs destined for China at the Burnie port, using 1.5 tonnes of the toxic gas. But an outcry by residents means it will now happen out to sea. The International Transport Workers Federation says fumigating a ship’s hull at sea is against International Labor Organisation requirements. The Federation’s Dean Summers says the Chinese crew and two Tasports employees on board will be in serious danger.

Greenpeace-activists boarded the „Orient Venus“ in the morning of July 8, 2010, in order to keep the coal carrier from entering a port in Israel to protest against the construction of a coal plant in Aschkelot. They entered a mast and fixed a poster with the words “Coal kills”. A ship of the Israel Navy is on scene.

The "Feed Balsfjord" on July 7, 2010, helpded to evacuate the 53 ft long f/v „Nils Finnøy T-528 K“ which had run aground with 15 passengers and a crew of three off Trondenes while entering Harstad. As the ship was in danger of capsizing, the "Feed Balsfjord" jointly with the ambulance boat "Alden“ transported the passengers which had boarded a life raft, to shore. They were treated at the hospital Harstad. The rescue boat "Knut Hoem“ later refloated the grounded vessel with only slight damage.

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Piracy/Crime

Iranian vessel assaulted in Caspian sea

On July 8 at 2015 LT m/v Saman reported 4 suspicious crafts with 3-4 persons in each, approaching vessel under way in 44.12N 48.32E, northern Caspian sea off Russian coast, and demanding Saman to stop with apparent intention to board vessel. Crafts chased vessel for about 40 minutes and then went away. Master reported incident to Astrakhan MRCC, alert sent to all vessels in the area. Saman – IMO 9168166, dwt 6207, built 1997 Russia, flag Iran, owner Golden Sea Tehran.

Arab experts call for new measures to combat piracy, crime
magharebia.com
and other friendly nations in order to improve maritime security. In April, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1918 on the issue of piracy.

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