Nov 122010

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Tug capsized, 2 missing, Hook of Holland

On Nov 11, 2010, at 4 p.m. the Fairplay 22 capsized off Hoek van Holland, about 100 metres off the shore near the Berg Harbour. There was a crew of 5 on board, three were rescued. The ship was about to assist the Stena Britannica (IMO: 9419175) in port. The accident happened in rough sea. The Rescue Center at IJmuiden sent the rescue boat from Hoek van Holland and Ter Heijde as well as a NOGEPA Offshore SAR helicopter and a Coastguard plane to search for the missing 2 crewmembers.

Search continues for missing crew of sunken cargo vessel
have been scouring the waters around Itbayat island by boat and plane following the sinking Thursday of a Panamanian cargo vessel bound for Indonesia.

Human remains found by fishing vessel

Police are working to identify human remains which were discovered by a fishing vessel off the south east coast of Scotland. Lothian and Borders Police said the remains were brought into Eyemouth harbour after the discovery at about 1715 GMT on Sunday. A teenage fisherman was lost at sea in the area after a collision involving a ferry and a trawler in August.

Dry-cargo ship sinks in Japanese port, Russian crew rescued
They said water had flooded the ship and it sank slightly more than ten meters away from the berth. There was a crew of seven Russian nationals on board the

Lifeboat rescues vessel in gale
A helicopter and two lifeboats saved a fishing vessel taking on sea water in gale force winds about 35 miles off the north Norfolk coast.

Thai bulk carrier disabled in Dardanelles

Engine Trouble of M/V THOR WIND in front of Canakkale on 11th November 2010 at 07:25 lt. all formalities completed :11.11.2010 15:00lt. Destination port:

Chinese Cargo Ship Sinks Off Japan’s Southern Islands
Officials have ruled out weather as a possible role in the sinking of the ship since the area was calm with good visibility, moderate wind and without rain.

Two groundings off Bali
Barge Miclyn 3317 grounded off Bali Sanur on Nov 11 2010, sent to assist supply vessel Permina Supply No.28 stuck on reefs in the vicinty.


Ro-ro Cometa ran aground, Norway

On Nov 10, 2010, at 5.55 a.m. the “Cometa” ran aground on the Fugletangskjær between Asmaløy and Kirkeøy with a speed of 9 knots.

Boxship lost at least 50 containers, Biscay
Boxship Maersk Sembawang lost overboard at least 50 containers, some are damaged, on Nov 9 2010 in Bay of Biscay encountering rough sea. About 50 floating containers spotted at 092108Z in 49-07N 004-45W.

Safety Board May Halt Oil Rig Probe

The Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is objecting to limitations imposed on it by federal agencies leading the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Last week, the board threatened to sue to gain greater access to evidence and to overcome restrictions it will face during a closed-door forensic investigation of the oil rig’s failed blowout preventer, which is just getting under way in Louisiana.

Finally, a new ferry returns to Whidbey Island
“The vessel looks radically different in large part due to new fire regulations,” Haupt said. For starters, there are no portholes at the car deck level.

led Fruitful Harvest III, was taking on water off Cromer, Norfolk, in winds of 70mph. And the QEII Bridge linking Kent and Essex was

Competition to improve access to wind turbines

A global challenge has been launched by UK’s The Carbon Trust to find solutions to the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely to offshore wind turbines in a competition aimed at improving the economics of offshore wind energy with projects about to move into deeper and more challenging waters further offshore.




Navy thwarts another pirate attempt to seize vessel near Mumbai
NEW DELHI: Striking yet another blow against piracy, Indian warships, aircraft, helicopters and marine commandos, have thwarted a bid by pirates to seize a

Tunisian ship hijacked off Gulf of Aden
Maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean is indeed an act of real defiance to the international community, all the more so that efforts



Off The Radar

Cruise passenger: “I knew it was big when the USS Ronald Reagan showed up”
An explosion on-board their Carnival cruise ship forced the passengers and crew to endure several days of hardship before being towed back to port in San

More old explosives found underneath Seattle cruise ship terminal
“We are not in imminent danger of an explosion by these munitions, provided somebody doesn’t drop something off the pier, somebody doesn’t drive a pile off

Coast Guard member deletes collision video, surprised by reaction
A still taken from a video posted to YouTube of a collision between a Chinese fishing trawler and a Japan Coast Guard vessel near the Senkaku Islands on

Intertanko slams independent anti-piracy convoys
A meeting had taken place on Monday in London where these views had been shared with representatives of the Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa,

Converted lifeboat ‘lost’ on six-mile journey
The crew of a converted lifeboat were criticised by the Coastguard today after they got lost and triggered a search and rescue operation.


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