Jun 062014

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60 Drown in Migrant Vessel Sinking

At least 60 African migrants and two Yemeni crew perished in the treacherous waters off Yemen’s coast last weekend, in a boat sinking that has just

Passengers Injured as Thames Cruiser Collides with Bridge

Lifeboat crew members from the RNLI’s Tower lifeboat station have treated a woman with a head wound and others after a River Thames city cruiser collided with Tower Bridge.

The lifeboat crew, based below Waterloo Bridge, were tasked by London Coastguard on Wednesday after the City Cruises vessel Millennium Diamond was involved in the collision.

An 82 year old woman was evacuated from a cruise ship in Falmouth Bay this morning.

Following a call from the coastguard reporting a medical emergency, Falmouth’s all weather lifeboat launched at 8.30am to meet the cruise liner Marina at the pilot station approximately 5 miles out to sea, but due to heavy swell the casualty was transferred closer to shore.

Fire Causes $68,000 Damage to Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Under Construction

(1:30 p.m. EDT) — Royal Caribbean‘s Anthem of the Seas has suffered €50,000 (approx $68,000) of damage after fire broke out yesterday (June 5) at the shipyard where it is being constructed.

The fire originated from a cabin on Deck 3 of the 158,000-ton, 4,180-passenger ship, which is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.


Boat fire on Willamette River quickly doused; no injuries

A Coast Guard vessel caught fire on the Willamette River near Swan Island Thursday, but no one … The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

Fire spotted on vessel off Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

A shipping vessel seems to be on fire just off Dubai’s The Palm Jumeirah, accordign to eyewitnesses.

It could not be confirmed if it is a dredger vessel involved in sucking sand from the seabed and pumping it to create the artificial islands, or a commercial or pleasure vessel.

Accident rate ‘going up’, better training needed, says DNV GL

DNV GL has called for a dramatic reduction in the amount of accidents occurring throughout the shipping industry in 2014.

RINA’s noise notation

International classification society RINA has acted to tackle noise pollution of the seas by developing a voluntary notation.

This will apply to vessels for which  efforts have been made to mitigate underwater noise.

PH has yet to file ‘reef’ pay claims

“The ship ran aground in a marine protected area, which is one of the most pristine reefs in the Philippines,” Neal said. “It appears the reef outside
CG, NTSB Wrap  Texas City Y Collision
Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigators closed a formal hearing in Galveston Thursday, that was held to gather facts that led to the March 22 collision and subsequent 168,000 gallon oil spill near the Texas City Dike.

The purpose of the Coast Guard marine casualty investigation and formal board hearing is to examine the causes of a marine casualty, make recommendations to help avoid a similar incident, improve overall maritime transportation safety, and promote safety of life and property at sea.

Investigators heard from the captains of both the Miss Susan and the Summer Wind, which are the vessels that collided, as well as the captain of another vessel in the area when the collision occurred, a representative from the Houston Pilots and a few representatives from the Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Center in Houston.

Latest High Seas Hijacking Raises Piracy Fears in Southeast Asia

A boat of the Thai Marine Department (R) lies next to the Thai registered oil tanker MT Orapin 4, after the tanker returned to port from a hijacking, at Sri …

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