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1 more death at Ctg ship breaking yard
The accident happened at about 9:30am when they were welding the iron-plate from a platform beside a ship, said Rakibuddowla Chowdhury,

11 dead as boat sinks off Indonesia’s Bali island
BALI, Indonesia — Indonesian police say a wooden boat carrying dozens of Balinese musicians has sunk in high waves, killing 11 people. Rescuers are scouring the waters for 14 others still missing, including the captain. Col.manager of SRS Ship Breaking Yard. At one stage of their work, the joint of the plate got loose and the plate fell

Vessel on Fire in Jakarta Bay, Four People Injured
A tanker vessel owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation is reportedly ablaze in Jakarta Bay, with four people listed as critically injured. The CNOOC vessel, the Lentera Bahari, caught fire at 9 am on Friday as it anchored off the Thousand

Jet ferry catches fire, no injuries
The fire was reported at 5:30 pm, Cpl. Ryan Stone of the island police department said. Island resident Kelly Faris said flames and heavy black smoke were visible on the aft, starboard side of the vessel as it approached the dock, where the passengers

Ship collision off Danish coast causes area’s biggest oil in spill in years
The suspected source of the oil spill is a cargo ship from Malta called the ‘Golden Trader’. It was in the North Sea approximately 20 nautical miles west of Thyborøn, Denmark, on Saturday, September 10, when it collided with a small Belgian fishing

Freight ship holed in Hamburg harbour
Nobody was injured in the collision, however much of Europe’s trans-ocean trade is handled by the port. Port firefighters cut a hole in the vessel’s hull so they could insert high-volume pumps to expel the water and covered the hole

Crew unhurt after ‘Angelus’ trawler hit by oil tanker
THE CREW of an Irish trawler escaped yesterday after a mid-sea collision in the Irish Sea with an oil tanker. At about 3am yesterday, the Bridget Carmel , a Wexford trawler – which is better known as the fishing vessel which occasionally appears on

Moses Lake dredging boat leaking oil
The sunken vessel, carrying 600 gallons of diesel and 300 gallons of synthetic oil, has leaked a small but undetermined amount into the lake. The Moses Lake Fire Department and Grant County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit responded and deployed

Russian nuclear sub damaged in collision with fishing ship
A Russian strategic submarine received light damage to its outer hull when a fishing vessel rammed into it early on Thursday, a Pacific Fleet source said. “The Donets fishing ship was maneuvering to avoid collision with the Kormchy fishing boat and did

Ship nearly sinks in Hamburg port
Although all seemed well initially, it later emerged that the “Hanse Confidence” had suffered a serious crack in its hull and water penetrated the engine room, threatening to sink the vessel. The fire brigade rushed to the damaged ship and used bilge

Grounded cargo ship gets free, heads down Columbia
The Coast Guard said the Luminous Ace was at anchor off Astoria Friday while investigators looked into the accident. No injuries, damage or pollution were reported. The vessel grounded Thursday evening at Puget Island near Cathlamet, Wash.

Two collisions in Jeju waters in a single day
A series of boat crashes resulted in the sinking of one boat and the rescuing of seven people in the sea off Jeju. On Sept. 17 at 9 am, one Yeosu vessel ‘D’ crashed into Busan vessel ‘K.’ The accident was caused by vessel ‘D’ which left Hallim Port on

16 Gujarat labourers put in jail after Pakistan marine vessel rescues them
A Pakistani Marine Vessel rescued 16 people from Gujarat from sinking, after their ship sank in the midway in International waters, when they were on their way to Dubai to work there as labourer. All the 16 people are lodged in Pak jail

Four in court as manhunt for captain of stricken Tanzania ferry continues
South African divers failed to reach the sunk vessel to ascertain if and how many bodies were trapped inside, partly due to bad weather and partly due to the reported fact that they could not descend that deep to the ocean floor in the absence of

Tug flounders
The Port Authority surrounded the ferry company’s tug with booms to prevent any oil pollution from the sinking vessel – and after the leak was plugged, the harbourmaster allowed the vessel to sail to a local shipyard for repairs.

Ship disaster avoided off Wicklow
The Wicklow RNLI lifeboat was launched at 6.20 am on Monday morning to assist with the stricken vessel. The collision occurred 29 miles east of Wicklow Harbour and about 20 miles off the coast of Wales. A volunteer crew from Holyhead were also deployed

Floating restaurant swept away by swollen river
Fire crews had problems trying to reach the boat to rescue the passengers in the Jialing River in the southwest of the country. Just after a rescuer climbed aboard the runaway boat collided with a much larger vessel and completely capsized.

Fishing boat runs aground near Ocean Shores, Wash; crew of 3
The Coast Guard reports that a 52-foot wooden fishing vessel that lost power and ran aground at Ocean Shores, Wash., is breaking up in the surf.

Quahog boat lifted after sinking in New Bedford Harbor
Roy Marine Towing & Salvage on Thursday tries to pump the water out of the Full Circle, a quahog boat that sank docked next to State Pier on New Bedford’s waterfront.

Line hit by 29 accidents in five years

DN also reported that Hurtigruten received an official reprimand from Norwegian maritime authorities (Sjøfartsdirektoratet) and a fine of NOK 300000 after its vessel MS Kong Harald grounded while sailing between Ålesund and Molde in April of this year

BC Ferries Rushed Ship into Service Despite Safety Worries
While Rushwan had told BC Ferries it could not be certified without one, Transport Canada ultimately excused the requirement — one that would seem particularly significant given that the company was replacing a vessel that had sunk on the same route

Meeting to discuss vessel collision in Texas
The collision happened on January 23 2010 between the tankship the Eagle Otome with the cargo vessel the Gull Arrow This led to a subsequent collision with

Vestdavit to Supply Extra-Long Outreach Seismic Multipurpose Davits
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry on behalf of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to design and supply extra-long outreach workboat/lifeboat/FRC davits for PGS’s 5th

Drillship contract for safety equipment
The contract is for a package for each ship comprising six 80-person lifeboats together with davits, plus one fast rescue boat with davit. The total makes it, according to Noreq, the largest single lifeboat order it has received.

Cosco Busan bridge spill claims finally settled
On a foggy November night in 2007, the Cosco Busan hit the bridge with its port bow, spilling 200000 litres of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay. It was one of the worst oil spills in California. Far more destructive than organic crude oil,


Pirates Set Fire to Cargo Ship After Failed Hijacking
PHOTO CAPTION: M/V Pacific Express on fire. Photo courtesy of NATO. In response to the refuge of the crew, the pirates then set fire to the ship in hopes it would thwart the crew from the citadel. The piracy flagship of NATO, Andrea Doria,

Pirates Free Hijacked Spanish Oil Tanker, Crew OK

A Spanish oil tanker that was hijacked by pirates off West Africa 10 days ago was freed Saturday and the 23-member crew is OK, its owner said.

No ransom was paid for the release of the Cypriot-flagged Mattheos I, although pirates who seized it stole as much as they could of the diesel fuel it was carrying as cargo, said Consultores de Navegacion spokeswoman Sheena Campbell.

Attacks off Kenyan coast

Another maritime security alert has been issued for the waters off the coast of Kenya after reported attacks on two vessels in recent days, reports GAC World.

A Chinese cargo ship MV AN NING JIANG, was approached by a pirate skiff 85 NM east of Mombasa on 17 September. The crew reportedly retreated to a safe room whilst an onboard security detachment used ship hardening methods which ultimately deterred the attack.

Indonesian Piracy Attack Deterred Off Malaysia, 6 Men Detained
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) released a statement in June alerting ships that there has been a recent surge of piracy between the coast of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula, especially in the Strait of Malacca, citing 41 attacks since the

Somali pirates appealing conviction in US court
During trial, defense attorneys had argued the men were innocent fishermen who had been abducted by pirates and forced to fire their weapons at the ship. But prosecutors said the five had confessed to attacking the Nicholas after mistaking it for a

IMO develops guidelines on armed security personnel
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed guidelines for port and coastal States on armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships to counter Somali-based piracy. Earlier this month the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO,

Sri Lanka, India navies in anti-piracy drill
Sept 23, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankan and Indian navies ended a joint exercise off the island’s east coast Friday that included anti-piracy and interdiction operations, key concerns of both nations in protecting maritime commerce and coastlines.

Call for a global agency to thwart sea piracy
KOCHI: In the wake of the increasing incidents of piracy, Director-General of Shipping SB Agnihotri has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to consider a proposal for an international security protocol for protecting ships at all sea .

No piracy in Eastern Visayas – Marina official
22 (PIA) -– A top official of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) in Eastern Visayas confirmed that there was no reported case of maritime piracy in the region. Atty. Manuel Portus, regional director of Marina in Region 8 said in the media

Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons – PM Erdogan
Turkey has seized a Syrian-flagged ship loaded with weapons, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

 Off The Radar

The ‘hidden’ cargo that eluded Customs
It is understood the boat’s engine was still working and it had not been swamped. Authorities described the vessel’s condition as “poor” but said it was not in danger of sinking. It was reported to be 100 nautical miles north of Christmas Island.

Book aims to clear great-grandfather of sinking Titanic
THE great-granddaughter of the man who was at the helm of the Titanic when it sank has written a book she hopes will clear his name. Quartermaster Robert Hichens has gone down in history as the man who sank the “unsinkable” ship.

How Covington won $500 ml case of shipwrecked Spanish frigate
In 1804, as Spain girded for war with England in the ever-shifting enmities of the Napoleonic era, Spain assembled a four-ship squadron to transport gold and silver from Peru, then a Spanish territory, to Spanish coffers. At the last minute,

Ship with a tragic place in naval history
A massive explosion tore the ship apart. Within 15 minutes, she had gone down, with the loss of more than 600 lives, among them those of Lord Kitchener and his staff. n Still on the subject of ships, you may remember a query the other day from a lady

2nd Century Roman Shipyard Unearthed by UK Archaeologists
A team of archaeologists led by the Britain-based University of Southampton has announced what they believe to have been the first major shipyard in Ancient Rome to ever be discovered at Portus, Rome’s main trading hub between the 1st and 6th centuries.

Britons rescued from Amazon after coastguard alerted in Cornwall
Fred Caygill, from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: “It’s not the first time we’ve assisted people across the world. “This is a bit unusual for us as it’s not of a maritime nature, but there are no boundaries in search and rescue.

Mystery ship ready to sail
North Shore Outlook You won’t see her ‘For Sale’ sign from the shore, but a cargo ship anchored for months off North Vancouver’s Cates Park following a nuclear accident onboard could soon be shipping out, to the relief of some area

D-Day ship wreck found in Solent
“The crew had made the crossing to France, survived the engagement with the enemy and successfully delivered the cargo of tanks – only to be lost in the dead of night, four miles from home and in collision with one of your own ships


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