Maritime Safety News Today – 15th March 2008

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Mar 152008

RIVERDANCE is sinking – and so today were hopes of saving her.

The stricken ferry has taken a terrible beating from massive waves whipped up by this week’s 85mph hurricane-force winds.

She is now listing at 100 degrees and sinking into the soft sand on the beach at Anchorsholme.

Runaway ship can sail no more
Sun.Star – Philippines
The ship immediately sailed for Cagayan de Oro after the accident at 11 pm Monday in Cebu. The ship was towed by the Philippine Coast Guard, which brought 

Could take weeks to remove ship stuck in St. Lawrence
CBC Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia,Canada
“We don’t want the crane to take a container and, by accident, a container falls in the water.” The Panama-based firm that owns the boat has to draft a 

Missing ship MV Rezzak sank: DG shipping
Hindustan Times – India
PTI The Directorate General of Shipping on Friday ruled out that the missing vessel MV Rezzak was a victim of an act of piracy and said it was likely the 

Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
The International Transport Workers’ Federation says it has come to the rescue of 22 seafarers working on the 1991-built, Panama-flag general cargo ship

Maritime Safety News Today – 4th February 2008

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Feb 042008

2 dead in tug boat sinking
Globe and Mail – Canada
The coast guard dispatched a Cormorant helicopter, a Hercules aircraft, and two vessels to the scene, but spokesman Christopher Fitzgerald says things
 Dubai ship sinks off Manama
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Strong winds that hit the Gulf late on Thursday night were said to be the cause of the ship’s sinking. However, 17 Indian crew members were reportedly
 Crew airlifted to safety from stricken Irish Sea ferry
The rescue operation, run by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Royal Air Force and Royal National Lifeboat Institution, involved three helicopters
 Stricken ferry runs aground
The Press Association –
the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. A total of 14 people were airlifted to safety from the Riverdance, a roll-on roll-off vessel,
 Newfoundland mayor one of two dead in sinking
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The bodies were brought to St. John’s by the coast guard vessel for autopsies Friday morning. The deaths are the first marine fatalities in Newfoundland ..
Boat captain in clear after crash into bridge
ic – United Kingdom
Mr Watson said: “He failed to exercise due care and attention and as a result his vessel went off course and crashed into the bridge.
 Salvage studies on stricken boat
BBC News – UK
The MCA said pollution as a result of the vessel’s grounding on Hirta was not considered to be a serious concern. St Kilda, a group of islands lying 44
 THE LOG EXCLUSIVE: Grounded 82-footer in Bizarre Accident at Cat
The Log Newspaper – Irvine,CA,USA
Another moored vessel in Cat Harbor was thought to have sustained minor damage in a collision with Intrepid as the 82-footer headed for the rocks.
How one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people
Guardian Unlimited – UK
“It will depend on how bad the damage is, but they’ll find the sections in question and bring them up onto a ship for repair before sinking them again,”

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