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2 Turkish divers killed in underwater explosion near Georgian Black Sea port
Two scuba divers from Turkey have been killed by an underwater explosion from a sunken ship, local media on Friday identified the two Turkish nationals.

Father and Son Dead After Collision With Cargo Ship

Two fishermen died last night of hypothermia after their fishing boat collided with a cargo ship in the waters between Jutland and Zealand.

The men’s 42-foot fishing boat sank while the 180-foot Swedish flagged cargo ship suffered only a gash in its hull.

Fisherman loses fingers on vessel
A rescue helicopter from Cornwall has airlifted a Spanish fisherman after he lost two fingers in an accident on board a vessel. The helicopter, from RNAS

Search for missing fisherman to resume
The Ballycotton lifeboat, the Crosshaven inshore boat and five local fishing vessels were joined in the search by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter from


Germany to probe Gorch Fock voyage
The accident led to protests from the other cadets, who refused to climb the masts when the ship was under sail. They were then told if they refused they

Fishing boat sinks after collision
fishing vessel at around 6.30pm on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision three-and-a-half miles off the coast of Bayble on the Isle of Lewis.

Lifejackets campaign launched amid safety fears for fishermen
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is holding a series of events for Yorkshire crews next week, including testing of life preservers to ensure they

Barge worker plucked from water after accident
accident happened as Beebe and other workers on the Toscana Corporation barge were attempting to untie the vessel after unloading cargo at the wharf,

Public’s sea safety is ‘at risk’
Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been labelled “spineless” over its union said: “Our jobs are busier and casualty rates have increased by 26 per .

MSC Chitra lessons helped
less alarming than the spill caused by the collision of two merchant vesselsMSC Chitra and MV Khalijia — in August 2010, Coast Guard sources said.

Incident Involving the RRS James Cook and ROV Isis
The accident occurred during ROV deployment at around 12.00 GMT (approximately 09.00hrs Ship’s time) on Wednesday 19 January 2011. Buoyancy debris from Isis

Computer based learning for vessel defence



MV KHALED MUHIEDDINE K Pirated in the Arabian Sea

During the afternoon of 20 January, the bulk carrier MV KHALED MUHIEDDINE K was pirated in the North Arabian Sea approximately 330 nautical miles South East of the Omani coastal port of Salalah.

MV HOANG SON SUN pirated in the Indian Ocean

The MV HOANG SON SUN is believed to have been pirated approximately 520 nautical miles South East of the port…

Somali MPs block anti-piracy law
A separate study recently found that
maritime piracy costs the global economy between $7bn (£4.4bn) and $12bn (£7.6bn) a year.

DHS Data on Illegal Seafarers Unreliable, Says GAO Report
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cannot say how many foreign
seafarers have entered the country illegally at US seaports because



Off The Radar

That sinking feeling: Lobster boat pulled from water twice in four days
State regulations rule proof of ownership must be provided for a vessel to be housed on state land. But the required paperwork went underwater with the boat

Palisades To Rebuild Beloved Pirate Ship
The Palisades School District says it’s rebuilding its beloved pirate
ship. Earlier this month someone set fire to it. Police are still looking for the

Lifeboat crew’s haggis challenge
MONTROSE’S lifeboat crew is set to face an unusual challenge at the end of this month – eating as much haggis as they can in under a minute

New Canadian Documentary sheds light on the sinking of the SV Concordia
The SV Concordia was a 57-metre training vessel and home to students of the West Island College Class Afloat program of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Bad Fuel-up; Boat’s Hull Filled with Gas
According to St. Johns County
Fire Rescue, a person attempting to gas up a boat at about 5:30 am filled the hull instead of the fuel tank.

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