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Oil ship accident off Nigeria throws 3 workers overboard
LAGOS, Nigeria — An accident on an oil ship operating in a Total field off Nigeria’s coast threw three workers overboard and one remained missing on Monday

Search for boat capsize survivors
Officials say the vessel was licensed to carry 40 people but was estimated to be carrying between 50 and 90. Only 17 survivors and five bodies have so far

Navy destroyer, civilian boat collide
The ship, which is homeported in Everett, Wash., was training with the strike group of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. It continued its training

 Rescue crews save 11 people from sinking ship
Vancouver Sun
BUFFALO, NY — US rescue crews saved 11 people from a ship just moments before the vessel sank into Canadian waters in the Niagara River Sunday night.

BP sets about operation to seal oil leak permanently
Irish Times
First, there is the risk that once the full details of the accident on the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20th are known, BP could face claims for gross



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Maritime Bulletin

Total SA (TOT) said Monday that operations on its Akpo offshore field in Nigeria are back to normal after an incident on a drill ship July 31.
Total’s local subsidiary Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. is operator on the OML 130 permit with a 24% interest alongside Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., CNOOC Ltd. and Petrobras of Brazil.

At 0537 LT on July 31 general cargo Sailbeauty struck upper gates of Balakovskiy Lock, 2006 kilometer mark Volga river. Hole in engine room area, water ingress. 0730 – hole patched, water pumping out, water level in engine room lessening. 5 salvage and inspection boats sent to distressed vessel. No spill or pollution reported.

Vessel Tracker

AFTER a 6,250-mile long journey from the United Arab Emirates over an ocean patrolled by pirates,the dredger Vlaanderen set off from Abu Dhabi, protected by razor wire to stop Somali pirates hijacking her on the voyage across the Gulf Of Aden. Now, Vlaanderen can be seen off the beach at Trusthorpe, pumping sand from licensed offshore sites onto the beach during the Environment Agency’s Lincshore beach nourishment project.

The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard called for the "Jeffrey Foss", the industry-funded emergency response towing vessel stationed at Neah Bay, to assist the tug "Commitment" and its barge and prevent an oil spill on July 29, 2010. The 170-foot tug "Commitment" had gone adrift shortly after 1 p.m. in the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 19 miles northwest of Port Angeles, posing the risk of an oil spill. The "Commitment", owned by Crowley Maritime Corp., was part of a connected tug and barge combination and pushing a fuel barge containing about eight million gallons of diesel and jet fuel toward Portland. The tug itself was carrying more than 100,000 gallons of fuel.

Two men have been rescued by the "Forum Pacific" after their yacht capsized in stormy seas near Niue on July 31, 2010. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) detected an emergency locator beacon signal from the American-flagged 57-foot catamaran "Anna Valdivia" about 4 p.m. which was coming from a location around 126 nautical miles west of Niue.




Somali Piracy Attacks Surge, Premiums Sink as More Insurers Leap Aboard
While the presence of the Combined Maritime Forces in the Gulf of Aden cut attacks by 18 percent to 196 in the first half of this year, incidents in the

Saudi firm to pay $22m ransom to pirates
Brisbane Times
Arab states of the Gulf and Red Sea said last year they are planning a joint anti-piracy force, insisting defence of the crucial Red Sea waterway was the

Ex-militants clash in Warri
He said some of the ex-militants, either in the first batch or subsequent batches would be sent to Norway to undergo Seafarer training after the

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