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Blast kills 5 at Asia’s biggest shipbreaking yard

AHMEDABAD – Five people were killed and at least two injured Saturday in a gas explosion at Asia’s largest shipbreaking yard on the west coast of India, police said.

The accident occurred as a group of laborers were breaking up a ship at a yard in Alang, in the state of Gujarat.

Chinese boat sinks in waters close to islets disputed with Japan

The dispute over the Japanese-held islets, where Chinese and Japanese ships regularly engage in a cat-and-mouse game, has raised fears of a

Fisherman drowns in Inishowen tragedy

“The Greencastle coastguard, Lough Swilly Lifeboat, Portrush lifeboat and the rescue helicopter from Sligo were all tasked to the scene. “A number of

Chinese boat sinks in waters close to islets disputed with Japan

The dispute over the Japanese-held islets, where Chinese and Japanese ships regularly engage in a cat-and-mouse game, has raised fears of a

Nine dead in ship collision involving a Tasa vessel in Peru

A collision between two anchovy fishing vessels working in Peruvian waters left nine crew members dead, three injured and three more missing,

Arranmore Lifeboat Rescues Injured Fisherman

Arranmore RNLI lifeboat were called on Wednesday afternoon 25 June to assist a fisherman involved in an accident

NYK Ship Damaged in Singapore Collision

The Ro-Ro vessel departed Singapore at 9:15 p.m. (locally) on Friday, June 20. The collision occurred roughly seven hours later, around 4 a.m. on

Dredger runs aground

Stranraer Lifeboat crews were called as backup after a scallop dredger ran aground in Stranraer Harbour on Thursday. The 25-metre dredger hit

London Duck Tours to return to the water after investigation

Two vessels have been approved for use, following a Marine Accident Investigation Branch report, which pinpointed the cause of the blaze.

Hue City XO ousted after report on ship fire

The fire was caused by stowing flammable materials in the uptakes, which pump heated exhaust from the main engineering spaces out of the ship,

Lessons learnt from Rena disaster But director Keith Manch says they will consider the proposals put forward after the ship’s grounding, such as new safety measures and shipping lanes

Iranian tanker rescued from pirate attack in Red Sea

The pirates attacked the Iranian ship with 8 speed boats, but the special team of the 30th naval fleet foiled the attack. In recent years,

The HM Border Agency cutter joined the lifeboat off the coast and launched its own inflatable vessel to tow the boat in to the lifeboat’s base at Cross

Texas agency looking for a ship to sink in the Gulf of Mexico

The agency is searching for a steel ship, at least 200 feet long, to sink on a proposed 80-acre site about 67 miles off the coast of Galveston in 135 feet .

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