Aug 192011

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Worker killed in accident at Jeffboat
By Heather Smith – email JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A worker was killed in an accident in the ship yard at Jeffboat Friday morning. This is the second time in as many years that an accident has claimed the life of an employee.

Gulf of Mexico oil crew ignored warnings: probe
WELLINGTON — The crew of an oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year causing one of the worst oil spills in US history ignored warning signs a disaster was imminent, an investigator said Friday. Marshall Islands deputy maritime affairs

Barge, tanker collide in Houston Ship Channel, piercing ballast
(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a collision in the Houston Ship Channel, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston

Drunk captain runs ship agroundPHOTOS | gCaptain
A Latvian captain has been placed under arrest after his ship ran aground allegedly while the man was drunk The cargo vessel ALVA was underway from Sczcecin

Mungo grounding remains a mystery
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing today after an Alderney Shipping cargo vessel ran aground in Littlehampton.

Alert radio beacons were of no use to sinkings boats, inquiries find
Reports published yesterday by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board found that “wind and wave action” may have caused the sudden capsize and sinking of a shellfish boat Jennifer off Glengad, Co Donegal, on November 1st. Edward Doherty (65), a father

Lifejackets not worn on sinking boat
By Juliette Sivertsen Police say the five people on board a sinking vessel in the Hauraki Gulf were not wearing lifejackets. The search is continuing for one of those men, 41-year-old Anthony Preston, who is presumed to have drowned.

Prompt Action By Crew and Coast Guard Prevents Loss Of Vessel
The prompt action by the shrimp boat’s crew in summoning aid, and the Coast Guard’s fast and effective response, prevented the vessel from sinking some 14 miles out to sea. The Coast Guard’s rescue operation began when a radio call from the Odin’s crew

Salvors start siphoning fuel from sunken ship off Negros
The salvors of the ill-fated MV Asia Malaysia have started operations to siphon off the remaining fuel from the vessel.


 Off The Radar

Diving into Jersey shipwreck history
The ship ran between a barge and its tow, and struck a cable. There were two rescues and two fatalities. “The towline rolled the ship over, sunk it. If you go between a barge and a tugboat, nothing good is going to come. Two guys didn’t make it.

‘New Vasa’ shipwreck found on Baltic seabed
“We certainly don’t know of any other ships sinking near those coordinates,” said Andreas Olsson, head archaeologist at the Royal Swedish Maritime museum (Sjöhistoriska muséet). The shipwreck was discovered at a depth of 75 metres, near the norther

Why the Coastguard remains important
Lt Cmdr Florry Ford from 771 Squadron outlines the reasons why the Coastguard plays such an important role. The BBC’s Louise Hubball has joined the the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in a joint training exercise with a RNLI lifeboat.


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