Oct 242010

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Trawler capsize claims 4 lives
told the news agency that the fire service divers located the sunken trawler in the early hours of Saturday. However, there were no bodies in the vessel.

Search for fisherman after collision at sea

AN EXTENSIVE search continued last night for missing fisherman Lester Walcott, who was knocked off his pirogue when a Coast Guard patrol vessel slammed into it early yesterday.

China ship rams into anchored Russia motor ship in Shanghai port
The collision took place “over clumsy manoeuvring of the Chinese Pu Wang Hai boat, ramming the Russian motor ship with its bow,” says a report by the rescue

Freighter with shifted cargo trying to reach safety, North sea

Vera Rambow in the morning Oct 24, 2010, suffered cargo shift in the Northsea off Terschelling on 53-44 N 005-54.6 E around 6 a.m in severe seas.

Ro-ro and tanker collided in Kiel Kanal

The Patria was in collision with the Malta-flagged tank m/v San Benedetto (IMO: 9155248) in the early hours of Oct 23, 2010, in the Kiel Canal near Schwartenbek. The Patria ran into the approaching San Benedetto thereby suffering gashs at the port side foreship and damage at the superstructure.

SAR rescuers, air force and medics saved tanker’s master

In a successful joint operation involving the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), the South African Air Force and a Cape Town Metro EMS paramedic, it was possible to evacuate an ill ship’s captain from his vessel 150 n.miles off Cape Town yesterday

Rescuers search for 20 missing after boat capsizes in Indonesia
‘The search continues but we have not received news about the discovery of new victims from the sinking vessel,’ he said Sunday. He said rescue workers were

Fife squid vessel assisted by Dunbar lifeboat
DUNBAR’S RNLI all weather lifeboat went to the aid of a Fife trawler after its net became fast on the bottom when its engine broke down.

Barge Rams Into Fish Cages
who were residing at the floating but next to the fish cages said they were unaware of the ship’s collision course until it was too late.

Fire damages Flying Christine
The vessel serves as the Bailiwick’s ambulance boat to bring patients to Guernsey from Herm and Sark. Smoke was seen escaping from the engine room during

Man fined after saving a life
“He has to understand that as the skipper of a vessel… he has responsibility under the Marine Act to report an incident to a shipping inspector within 24

Grain ship leaves after sinking tuna boat
A grain ship which hit and sank a tuna boat this month has sailed from Port Lincoln in South Australia. The Grand Rodosi sank the Apollo S while berthing at




Pirates capture two ships with German crew in as many days
This episode of piracy comes a day after the hijacking of the liquid gas tanker York. On board that ship are 16 crew members and a German captain.

No room in our jails for Somali pirates, says Seychelles president
according to the Paris-based International Maritime Bureau (IMB). Despite increased efforts to combat piracy, results have been mixed: overall incidents

Don’t risk your life and liberty in pirate alley off Somalia, yachters told
But it has alarmed commanders in the international anti-piracy force, who say the unarmed convoys are sitting ducks for the pirate gangs that have raked in

Nigeria probes another ‘toxic waste’ ship

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