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Somalia piracy: Hijacked Albedo ship’s hostages freed

Eleven crew members of a Malaysian-registered ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates have been freed after more than three years in captivity. The sailors – from south Asia and Iran – were on board the container vessel, the MV Albedo, when it was hijacked 1,500 km (900 miles) off the coast of Somalia in November 2010. (Pirates Moonlight With Albedo)

Missing Tanker Sent Piracy Distress Call

Pirate attacks jumped by a third off the coast of West Africa last year, pushing up insurance costs for shipping firms operating in a key commodities export hub.

USS Bataan and USS Elrod rescue 282 persons from sinking vessel in Mediterranean Sea

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transferred 277 persons in distress to the armed forces of

2 ships collide off Cebu, 4 rescued

CEBU – Two ships collided in the Hilutungan Channel off Cebu on Friday afternoon, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Initial investigation showed that …

TSB deploys team to Port Hardy, British Columbia following fishing vessel accident in Queen Charlotte

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Port Hardy, British Columbia, following a fatal man-overboard on the prawn-fishing vessel Diane Louise in Queen Charlotte Sound. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

Research on the Passing Effects on Ships (ROPES): Results

Bechtel has announced the results of its research at the PIANC World Congress in San Francisco, confirming that in restricted waters, the wash from passing ships can exert large forces on moored vessels, mooring lines and fender loads, creating dangerous conditions.

Friends Of Cheeki Rafiki Skipper Raise £20k In A Day For RNLI

And donations to their fundraising page for the  lifeboat charity have reached £20,000 in their first 24 hours of fundraising. Nicky Evans, Roger Swift …

Freak Waves & Tides Simulated in New Wave Tank

The new FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility at Scotland’s Edinburgh University can simulate waves 28m high – and tidal currents simultaneously – in a world-class testing facility for marine energy devices recently inaugurated at the University.


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