Maritime Safety & Security News – 20 June 2009

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Jun 202009

Enough drinking water provided to crew of MV ‘Captain Ali’
Indopia – India
Chennai , Jun 20 Amid reports that the crew had no fresh water on board a vessel carrying relief material for displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka

Intense fire breaks out on Coast Guard ship
TheDigitel – Charleston,SC,USA
While dry-docked in Charleston for millions in repairs, an isolated but intense fire broke out on the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin around 11 am on Friday

Royal Princess Cruises Cancelled Due to Engine Room Fire
Cruise Critic – Pennington,NJ,USA
According to the latest statement from Princess Cruises, a fire that broke out in the ship’s engine room on Thursday has caused enough damage that Royal

CBS 5 – San Francisco,CA,USA
Fleet Management Ltd. was the ship operator, in charge of training and supervising the crew, when the Cosco Busan hit a fender of the Bay Bridge


Commandos on French warship turn over 11 pirate prisoners for
Washington Examiner – Washington,DC,USA
France has traditionally been aggressive in fighting piracy. This was its ninth military operation against suspected pirates.

Don't Keep Mum On Pirate Mothers

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Aug 142008

If you’ve read our postings on pirates and listened to The Lessons From The Danica White you’ll know about the motherships used by pirates to launch smaller boats to attack ships. The International Maritime Bureau has released photographs of what it believes may be motherships together with the advice below:

“To all ships transiting the Gulf of Aden

Please be advised that intelligence sources revealed that there are now two suspicious trawlers in the Gulf of Aden believed to be pirate mother vessels looking to attack ships with the intent to hijack.

The description of the suspected trawlers – long white, Russian made stern trawlers with names “BURUM OCEAN or ARENA or ATHENA”. One of the trawlers is believed to be operating at approximately 60 NM NE of Bossasso, Somalia in the Gulf of Aden.

All ships are strongly advised to maintain a strict 24 hours visual and radar watch while transiting these waters and report any attacks or suspicious boats including the trawlers named above to the 24 hour IMB PRC. Tel: +603 2031 0014 / +603 2078 5763 email:

Suspected Pirate Mother Vessels:




Source: Coalition Forces