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Fire extinguisher explodes on Indonesian ship, killing 3
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) — Three crew members were killed on Friday when a fire extinguisher exploded aboard a ship in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, local media reported. Several others were injured. The incident occurred at the shipyard of

Freighter, fishing boat clash in SKorea; 8 missing
November 11, 2011 10:12 PM EST | AP SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean authorities say eight fishermen are missing after a freighter and a fishing boat collided off the west coast. Coast guard official Go Jong-kug says that the crash took place early

Shrimper dies after falling from boat
Soucy drove the vessel to the boat ramp where paramedics were waiting for him, according to FWC. A call Friday to Soucy’s home in Weeki Wachee was not answered.

Captain sues after suffering head injuries during life saving attempt
After suffering head injuries during an attempt to help crewmembers of a sinking vessel, a captain of another vessel has filed a lawsuit against the vessel’s owner for allowing it to become unseaworthy.

About a third of tank’s oil removed from Rena
About a third of the heavy fuel oil inside a submerged tank on the grounded container ship Rena has now been transferred to a bunker barge. Maritime New Zealand says that as of 6am Friday 116 tonnes of oil had been transferred to the barge Awanuia.

Ship Stuck in East-Iceland Harbor, Fee Demanded
Its sister ship, Green Lofoten, arrived in Fáskrúdsfjördur on Wednesday evening to take over the cargo—3000 tons of frozen seafood products—but the cargo has been grounded along with the ship. Gísli Jónatansson, managing director of

Small fire causes minimal damage to Queen Mary 2
The fire, which was limited to one of the ship’s engine rooms, was quickly extinguished and had no impact on guests, crews or the structural integrity of the vessel, Cunard spokeswoman Jackie Chase said.

Devon breakwater crash: Sleeping skipper has fine cut
A trawler skipper who crashed into a breakwater in Devon after he fell asleep at the wheel has had his fine cut after an appeal.

Ian Hurford, 36, of Lakes Road, Brixham, was fined £7,000 and £4,858.31 in costs after the 2010 crash.

Ill-fated ferry left Aqaba ‘in full compliance with regulations’
“It cannot be a technical flaw that caused the fire,” Soub told The Jordan Times over the phone yesterday, noting that “as usual, the ship underwent intensive testing measures before it left shore”. He indicated that a flammable substance stored in a .

Four injured in Thames Clipper crash
“There were no other vessels involved and the vessel did not sink.” More passengers were treated at the scene by the ambulance service but did not need to be taken to hospital. The pier is opposite HMS Belfast, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Storm damages ship grounded at Scaterie
“It has actually blown the cargo hatch off the vessel,” he said. “It means the ship is sustaining some damage. How severe it is, we can’t speculate right now.” He said the ship is not at risk of sinking. ‘It looks nasty out there’ The Coast Guard’s

Taiwanese, Chinese fishing boats collide off Hokkaido
The 50 crewmen aboard the Taiwanese ship “Wen Chun” were also safe, the office said. The collision occurred in waters some 900 kilometers east of Cape Nosappu near Nemuro City in Hokkaido close to midnight Wednesday, according to the office.

2,000 Somali pirates are hijacking the world's economy


Ghana fears looming pirate attacks
Recent piracy activities on the West African coast, and quite close to Ghana’s maritime waters, have raised concerns from various quarters as to the country’s preparedness to forestall any such occurrence, especially,

Dar asked to support bloc on piracy
This is the first exercise, involving 500 people from all member countries on board, following an agreement to have a joint maritime war on piracy. The exercise started over the last six weeks. “The region is very attractive to pirates and, therefore,

Church gets behind anti-piracy scheme
The Catholic Church has given its strong backing to a programme aimed at preventing and dealing with the damage done by piracy on the high seas. Launched at the London Maritime museum in the Docklands, the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response

Ferry hijacked in western Turkey
A passenger ferry is hijacked in the Sea of Marmara in north-western Turkey by suspected Kurdish militants, officials say.

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Woman jailed after using drill to sink estranged husband’s £75000 yacht
“Between them, they were sufficient to cause the boat to sink.” She then turned the cooker gas taps on. The court heard turning on a light would have been enough to blow up the boat. The slowly sinking vessel was seen the next morning and berthing

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