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Ship diverted to Bermuda following tragic accident

THURSDAY, DEC. 30: A ship has been diverted to Bermuda following the death of its captain and chief engineer.

And the vessel’s chief officer is said to be seriously injured.

Bermuda Maritime Operations were contacted by agents for the Greek ship Aegean Angel.

Sailor rescued after two days at sea

BA RIA VUNG TAU — A sailor was rescued from the shipwrecked Van Don No2 cargo ship in the southern area of the East Sea on Wednesday, Vung Tau Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre reported.

Photos show sailors battling for lives
Photos have emerged of the rescue of Asian seamen in freezing Antarctic waters south of New Zealand earlier this month following the sinking of a Korean


Fishing boat fire off Hythe
Emergency services were alerted to the 25-foot long fishing vessel moored 50 metres off Hythe Pier, which had a fire in its engine compartment,

‘No third-party role’ in Corrib sinking
He rang the Garda from the vessel to report the sinking and was then quickly rescued by his son, who happened to be close by on a second vessel also owned

Help from Estonia for Stranded Dutch Ship
The 173 metre-long cargo vessel sustained damage to its ballast tanks. It is judged to be in no danger of sinking and no oil leaks have been detected.

Oil Rig Probe Questioned

BP Accident: Chemical safety board says government is relying too much on industry




Mozambique: Piracy in Country Channel Confirmed
The Mozambican navy, Mondlane said, retransmitted the call to the SADC (Southern African Development Community) Maritime Security Centres in Madagascar and

Aquino airs concern over Somalia piracy
Aquino said that though the intention to protect Filipino seafarers Apart from the Filipino crew members, a Russian seafarer was also taken hostage.



Off The Radar

Isle of Wight rescue boat punctured 17 times by vandals
The Freshwater Lifeboat launches on average 30 times each year to assist the Coastguard. Last year it helped more than 200 people in difficulty at sea and

Fog disruption set to continue
A Hampshire fisherman had to be rescued by the Calshot lifeboat after becoming lost in dense fog yesterday. The 18ft angling vessel became stranded about

The Sinking of the Laconia: Wartime Dramatisation on BBC Two
The Sinking of the Laconia relives the events of 12 September 1942, when the RMS Laconia was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat.

Ship at work at Brighton triggers emergency calls
“It was almost on top of the marker buoy and must have been close to grounding. ” She was not alone in being concerned – Solent Coastguard confirmed they

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