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Ship capsizes, 1 killed, 6 missing
We were busy drilling and suddenly the vessel started sinking… It all happened in five minutes and we had no time to think about anything,” Suresh Jogi,

Crane topples at JaxPort, killing worker
Nancy Rubin said that there was one fatality in the accident. the new owner had contracted the crawler crane and crew to dismantle the gantry crane.

Search Underway for Missing Ferry Passenger
UPDATE: Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat has launched this morning to help search for a missing person off Ringabella Bay in Cork Harbour. The alarm was raised

Islands fisherman feared dead
An experienced fisherman was missing, feared dead, last night after his empty boat was found sinking in waters east of Shetland.

Ship takes shortcut near spill site
Crew were charged over the grounding, which cost the ship’s insurers $4 million. Large ships that are travelling through the reef zone off Gladstone would

St. Louis Firefighters Battle Blaze On Admiral
St. Louis Fire Department responded to a call for a fire at the Admiral riverboat after workers apparently started a blaze in ductwork on the vessel.

Fire breaks out in Alang; no casualties
RAJKOT: A fire broke out at Asia’s largest ship-breaking yard, Alang-Sosiya, on Saturday. Fire brigade officials said the blaze started at around 11:30 am

Fisherman has surgery on fingers in Devon hospital
His vessel, the Punta Vixia, was about 135 miles (215km) off the Isles of Scilly when the incident happened yesterday afternoon.

German defense minister sacks ship’s captain amid mutiny rumors
has dismissed the commander of the naval training ship Gorch Fock after cadets complained of harsh treatment from superiors following a fatal accident.

Japan drops collision case against Chinese skipper
The video grab image shows the Chinese fishing boat clashing with Japan’s Coast Guard vessel in the East China Sea, last November.

Cranes to salvage capsized ship
accident happened on a picturesque stretch of the Rhine near the famed Loreley cliff, where the river runs 370 feet (113 meters) wide and 82 feet

Computer based learning for vessel defence


Malaysian commandos free tanker off Somalia
“The attack helicopter kept the pirate’s mother ship at bay with several rounds of machine-gun fire while the commandos boarded the tanker,” he told the

Seoul consulting with African countries over Somali pirates
The Korea HeraldShould it decide to bring the pirates here, the government will prosecute them based on the UN
maritime regulations and other criminal codes, officials said

Dutch frigate opens fire on pirate ship
The Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter has opened
fire on a ship carrying pirates in the Arabian Sea, according to the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Off The Radar

Timely gift for budding mariners
THE Fiji School of Maritme Studies yesterday received the answer to their prayers in the form of a
lifeboat given by the research ship, Dorado,

Missing American Sailors Found Alive and Well Near Philippines

“I’m elated for the family and friends of the Pineapple, but compelled to point out that this voyage was made without taking basic, common-sense precautions. The vessel did not have long distance communications or emergency distress equipment, and a comprehensive float plan was not filed,” Sparks said.

Sahil Puri’s research on CRIMINALISATION OF SEAFARERS Part 1
Criminalization of
Seafarers is a very sensitive issue which has highlighted the vulnerability of the seafarers to unfair trials in foreign lands resulting in detention/ imprisonment without even being proven guilty.


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