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Barge Hits Tourist Duck Boat In Philly; 2 Missing
NPR
Enlarge Associated Press An unidentified person is escorted from the scene of a tourist boat accident on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Wednesday, .

US Coast Guard Bans Vessels Near Oil Booms in Gulf
DailyTech
The US Coast Guard has announced that there is a new rule for vessels in the Gulf: No ships or vessels are to come within 65 feet of booming operations in

Fire severely damages Falmouth harbour pilot boat
BBC News
The boat, which had four crew on board, was towed by lifeboat to Queen’s Wharf. The fire is not being treated as suspicious and no-one was injured.

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Cargo ship freed after days stuck on St. Lawrence River shoal
Globe and Mail
Its hull was damaged, but officials say no pollution was reported from the grounding. No one was injured. Kepper says the ship ran aground after losing

Sailboat, Commuter Boat Collide In Harbor
WCVB-TV
BOSTON — A sailing vessel and a commuter boat collided in Weymouth Harbor on Wednesday, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard called the collision "minor"

Swire Shipping Unit to Stand Trial Over Australian Oil Spill
BusinessWeek
Swire Navigation expressed “deep regret” over the accident, the company said in a statement e-mailed yesterday, citing Chairman Richard Kendall,

BP May Begin Linking New Ship to Get Oil in 48 Hours
BusinessWeek
The disaster was triggered by an April 20 explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig, which killed 11 workers, injured 17 and caused the biggest

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Piracy/Crime

5 ways to stop a pirate
GlobalPost
(Abdiqani Hassan/Reuters) BUNGOMA, Kenya — Spring is the height of piracy season off the coast of Somalia. Since 2008, when attacks accelerated in the Gulf

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Britain’s First Sea Lord: ‘Navy necessity not luxury’
BBC News
Adm Stanhope said: "Maritime capabilities are not a luxury, they are a necessity. "Our ability to control what happens at sea and from the sea is

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