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Death toll rises to 20 in India boat sinking, 60 feared dead
KOLKATA: Indian navy vessels and fishermen searched on Sunday for scores of missing Muslim pilgrims after an overcrowded ferry capsized and sank,

Volgo-Don 113 aground, river Svir

General cargo Volgo-Don 113 ran aground on river Svir on 955.2 kilometer mark, stranding off channel, Oct 30. Vessel got a hole in portside nu 2 ballast tank area. No leak reported.

Freighter captain jailed for being drunk while piloting vessel on Juan de Fuca
“The consequences of an accident that may have occurred due to the defendant’s intoxication could have been catastrophic. The defendant’s intended journey


Turkish freighter aground, Black sea

Turkish general cargo Hakki Cillioglu arrived Samsun Turkey, Black sea, from Constanta Romania with steel cargo, after offloading moved to road. In heavy weather dragged anchors and due to engine failure couldn’t prevent grounding on local beach on October 29 2010.

Vanished off Nova Scotia: Families continue search for answers
The 15-meter vessel was last heard from Sept. 10, 2010 in the Bay of Fundy. For Lee White it was a second chance, an opportunity to show everybody.




Piracy: another ship highjacked but MSC ship fights free

on Saturday the Maltese-flagged bulker GO TRADER (45,693, built 1996) reported being under attack by pirates in a skiff about 280 n.miles south east of Salalah in Oman. Although the pirates gained entry onto the ship they later abandoned it after discovering that the crew had locked themselves in a ‘citadel’ (safe room) after shutting down the ship’s engines. The crew have since regained control of their ship

Another vessel to have an escape is the container vessel MSC AYALA on which it appears a number of security guards were on standby.

Global Drive vs Piracy Pressed
Noting that maritime piracy is a grave threat to international security and international shipping and trade, the Philippines highlighted in its statement



Off The Radar

Target button is actually a glowing deck marker
This one was used to light the deck of a ship and emitted a glow like that of a wristwatch, Worley said. The item caused concern because it was marked as

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