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Two men overcome by fumes
Montreal fire department spokesperson Elise Breault said. Firefighters needed to rescue the men from a tight, enclosed space inside the ship,

Oil spill surrounds large ship at Port of Stockton
By The Record STOCKTON — An oil spill has surrounded a large ship at the Port of Stockton, fire officials said. Divers are in the water searching for the

Alaska fishing boat grounded to keep it from sinking
by AP KODIAK, Alaska – The skipper of a fishing boat has run the vessel aground near Prince William Sound in Alaska to avoid sinking in deeper water.

Burgeo captain charged after collision
a collision last fall. Transport Canada said Tuesday captain Matthew Whalen is facing a charge of failing to keep a proper lookout on board his ship.

Natural Gas Leak Continues In the Gulf of Mexico

Natural gas continues to leak from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The leak was reported to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation & Enforcement (BOEMRE) on the morning of July 16. Workers on the platform were permanently plugging the non-producing gas wells when they noticed gas bubbling to the surface.

Gorch Fock crew drank heavily, report says
More serious allegations about conditions on the German navy training ship “Gorch Fock” emerged Tuesday, with sailors reporting excessive drinking,

Drilling ship for Norway’s Goliat delayed-Saipem
the end of October, 2010, for the commissioning, operational tests, and replacement of some components damaged by the fire in June, 2010, Saipem said.

Computer based learning for vessel defence

Piracy/Crime

Somali pirates could face prosecution in Malaysia
a vessel protecting shipping in the area along with a navy attack helicopter, responded to the distress call and captured the pirates after a brief fire

Yemen, IMO in talks
The meeting raised Yemen’s efforts in fighting maritime piracy and the security strategy Yemen had put forward to fight pirates during 2010-2020.

Philippines asked to join global fight vs piracy
Maritime Forces (CMF) sought on Tuesday the assistance of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the global fight against piracy at sea particularly along

Captain of rescued ship requires another surgery

The South Korean military ruled out the possibility of friendly fire, saying bullets removed from Seok’s body during the hours of intensive surgery do not

Indonesians face smuggling charges over boat wreck
SYDNEY, Tuesday 25 January 2011 (AFP) – Three Indonesian men faced an Australian court Tuesday on people-smuggling offences related to the sinking of a ship

Let Pinoy sailors board only pirate-proofed ships
ships that don’t have safety practices to combat piracy in place, a US naval official said Monday. Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) chief of staff Capt. .

South Korea releases video of Somali pirate raid
It shows their elite troops boarding the vessel while under fire and hostages being rescued. Soldiers saved all 21 crew members in the raid on the carrier

IMB wary of military-style rescues
UPI.com
24 (UPI) — The International Maritime Bureau welcomed the recent capture of pirates but cautioned against navies engaging in armed assault of pirated ships

Philippine Customs seizes two vessels involved in bunker smuggling

Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez ordered the seizure and detention of two marine vessels caught in the act of spiriting out of Manila’s North Harbor a shipment of bunker oil worth at least P60 million.

Off The Radar

Bahamas International Maritime Conference and Trade Show (BIMCATS)
MAIIF is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of maritime safety, the promotion and improvement of marine accident .

Hundreds rescued by lifeboat crews
The Press Association
More than 900 people were rescued by volunteer lifeboat crews in Scotland last year, new figures have shown. Crews at the country’s 45 lifeboat stations

Ship tunnel plans swamped
The ambitious tunnel would literally allow vessels to sail through the peninsula, instead of around it, sparing boats and ships the risk of grounding

German U-Boat Rediscovered in Cork Harbour
Most allied ships sunk by U-boats were sunk by either torpedo, deck gunfire or explosives placed aboard the ship by U-boat crew. A smaller number of ships

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