Maritime Safety & Security News – 16 August 2009

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Aug 162009

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French fisherman injured by wire
BBC News
A Maritime and Coastguard spokesman said weather conditions were very poor, so an alternative landing site at Boscowan Field may have to be used.

4 Suffer Burn Injuries After Small Explosion Aboard Fishing Vessel
Pacific News Center
Memorial Hospital after suffering burns when residual fuel aboard the vessel reportedly exploded or flamed out. The accident occurred about 6:15 pm.

115 migrants rescued from sinking dinghy
As the migrants dinghy was already taking in water, and 5 of their party were already in the water, the Protector-class vessel P-51 was also dispatched to

Monarch fuel removal operations successfully completed in Cook Inlet
At the time of the sinking, an estimated 34603 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oil were on board the vessel. A light sheen was seen in the area on the day


Rising wave of piracy sends shipowners’ costs soaring
Separate figures from the International Maritime Bureau showed a doubling of piracy attacks in the first six months of this year, with virtually all the

Egyptians escape Somali pirates
The case highlights how illegal fishing off Somalia’s coast is one of the “core issues creating the continuation of piracy“, our correspondent said.

AP Top News at 5:01 pm EDT – August 15
KMPH Fox 26
MOSCOW (AP) – The workaday cargo ship the Arctic Sea, which for decades plowed the world’s waterways in obscurity, just had to disappear to be thrust into a

Under The Radar

Dredging damages old fort’s remains
Albany Times Union
Adam Kane, an expert in nautical archaeology from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, is reviewing the damage using underwater video, King said.