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Nile River boat sinks, six school girls drowned
Public river boats in Egypt are often overcrowded and passenger manifests are often absent or inaccurate, but the boat which sank was not a large vessel.
Ship Captain Stands Trial over Fatal 2007 Bridge Collapse
"Besides, due to the heavy fog, there was no witness who actually saw the ship collide with the bridge," Xu said. Shi, from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Eight rescued from burning Taiwanese fishing vessel
Malaysia Star (blog)
“What we know for sure is that the ship was not carrying out any illegal activity. It was passing through the international shipping route when the fire
Lifeboat rescues man from sinking fishing vessel off Cork coast
LIFEBOAT crew members with Castletownbere RNLI were launched yesterday afternoon to assist a 43 ft fishing vessel taking on water 17 miles southwest of
Nine vessels stuck in Seaway after Canadian ship’s oil spill
Six of the nine vessels had been held up at the Montreal canal since Tuesday due to the accident, costing each shipping company tens of thousands of dollars
Royal Navy crew of HMS ocean rescue American fisherman
Royal Marines on Devonport-based HMS Ocean have helped save an American fisherman whose boat was sinking. The Commandos, from 9 Assault Squadron,
Bulgarian navy vessels not damaged in collision – officials
Initial reports said that the container ship MSC Equador has struck two Bulgarian navy vessels which were docked in the Varna naval docks.
Probe told rescuers not trained to use lifeboat
Glasgow Evening Times
A boat that could have been used in the rescue of four fishermen lay in storage at a fire station for more than two years because firefighters had not been
Yacht and ship in near collision
A near collision between a private yacht and a pleasure cruise ship has been caught on video at Watchet Harbour, in Somerset.
Tonga ferry not seaworthy: NZ report
Sydney Morning Herald
A report compiled by New Zealand investigators into the sinking of the Tongan ferry Princess Ashika has found the vessel was in such a bad state it
Tugboats unable to free tanker
Daily News – Galveston County
The ship also was carrying 730 tons of fuel oil. No damage to the ship or pollution was reported, and the cause of the grounding remains under investigation
MagIndustries Reports That Ship Loaders Were Damaged at the Eucalyptus Fibre …
MarketWatch (press release)
("MagIndustries" or the "Company") (THE:CA:MAA) reports today that an accident has occurred during ship-loading at the Eucalyptus Fibre Congo ("EFC") .
Oil Industry To Form Accident Group Following BP Spill
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)–Oil and gas companies Wednesday said they will form a group to respond to major accidents in the aftermath of the catastrophic
OGUK ‘concerned’ by EU commissioner’s call for drilling ban
Oil & Gas Journal
… on new drilling in the UK North Sea based upon safety concerns raised by the runway deepwater Macondo well and Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the US.
Americans need BP — whether we like it or not
BP leased the oil rig from Transocean. If a person leases an apartment and the apartment building explodes because of faulty wiring, does the person who
Seaway ship groundings show need for improved spill response training
Spill response drills along the river must become as standard as school fire drills. Schools in New York are required to do 12 drills per year,
Most fishing deaths among Gulf shrimp crews, study says
Crew members may lose their balance and pitch overboard in storms that may … of hours worked in a harvest to get a fatality rate that shows overall risk.
Judge releases details of fatal accidents
The Southland Times
His case related to an accident at the confluence of the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. Mr Morgan’s vessel hit a sandbank and tipped over, spilling 22 Chinese
Japan to extend Somalia anti-piracy mission by 1 year
People’s Daily Online
Japan decided Friday to extend the Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF)’s anti-piracy mission off Somalia, which was due to end on July 23, by one year.
Yemen tightens watch on maritime traffic
People’s Daily Online
The move came amid growing fears of possible terrorist, piracy or drug smuggling activities off Yemen’s long western coasts in the Red Sea,
UAE boosts Seychelles anti-piracy force
"Seychelles will be better equipped to fight pirates, and the new radar surveillance system will ensure the safe passage of fishermen and other maritime
Confronting maritime challenges
Ceylon Daily News
The survival of the global population is dependent on maritime trade. The SLOC today is critically vulnerable to terrorist and piracy attacks threatening
Off The Radar
Memories of tanker explosion
While the ship was unloading early the next morning a structural failure caused an oil spillage which then ignited. There was a massive explosion,
Stunning Double Eagle coin from the ‘Ship of Gold’ sells for $10800
Paul Fraser Collectibles
A relic from a ship whose sinking contributed to one of the US’s most serious economic downturns was auctioned online, last weekend (July 10-11).
Speculation, and Clues, About Unearthed Ship
New York Times (blog)
By ALISON LEIGH COWAN Two days after construction workers discovered the keel of a centuries-old wooden ship at the site of the new World Trade Center,