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15 passengers feared dead as boat capsizes
The chairman of the Beach Management Unit (BMU) in Ringiti, Mr Apollo Nyalwanda, said the boat had just left Sena before the accident.

Death toll rises to 50 in Indian ferry sinking
Two bodies found on Monday were 20 kilometres from the accident. The boat was badly overcrowded as it crossed the Muriganga river after a Muslim religious

Man dies in fishing boat accident
It is understood two people were onboard when the vessel sank – one body has been recovered while searches are ongoing for a second man.

Tanker disabled and adrift, Russian Far East

Tanker Ostrov Moneron disabled and adrift due to engine failure on the night Nov 2 2010, exact position unclear, either in Tatarskiy Strait or in Okhotsk sea. Salvage tug Rubin left Korsakov Sakhalin Island, and steaming to assist. Depression is forming in the area with expected winds up to 30 meters/sec.

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Two survive 12-hour ordeal at sea
in an onboard work accident. The 51-year-old man had been working on board the vessel west of Loop Head when he caught his fingers in some equipment.

Teens safe as Polish ship arrives in UK after stormy journey
Last week, 83 men had to be evacuated from a boat in Cornish waters after a fire tore through a fishing processing vessel on Wednesday.

Steering blamed for cargo ship’s grounding
A SUDDEN breakdown in a ship’s steering system is being blamed for the ship’s grounding on a sandbank just off Brisbane yesterday.

Seamen want $3.4 million after vessel hits barge during BP oil spill cleanup
Plaintiff Stewart was a passenger on the vessel at the time of the collision. The defendants are accused of negligence in failing to provide a safe place to

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Piracy/Crime

Tuna vessel opens fire: pirates back off
When the pirate skiffs continued their harassment, the private security guards aboard

UN will ‘spare no effort’ in tackling piracy
crews delivered 930, 406 signatures to the International Maritime Organisation on 23rd September, as part of an ongoing world campaign against piracy.

the tuna vessel opened fire and they broke off their attack.

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Off The Radar

Athena Rescue – Mission to Seafarers praised
The work of the Falmouth branch of the Mission to Seafarers helping the rescued crew of the stricken Athena has been praised.

Coastguard Rescue Goats From Cliffs

At just after 3pm this afternoon, a 999 call alerted Humber Coastguard to a number of goats that had gone over the cliffs at Waxholme, near Withernsea, East Yorkshire.

French coastguard wants Channel swim ban
Kaimes Beasley, of the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), said cross-Channel swimming was “as dangerous as trying to cross the M25”.

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