Maritime Safety & Security News – 2 September 2009

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Sep 012009
 

Vessel runs aground
Fiji Times
A REGIONAL vessel loaded with containers ran aground during a towing operation in Apia, Samoa on Saturday. The Forum Samoa II, which was carrying container

Crews finish defueling of sunken MV Monarch
Kenai Peninsula Online
“It’s the difference of pouring motor oil on the ground and gasoline on the ground,” Butler said. All the persistent oil was removed from the vessel.

Mass burial for 74 lost after Ashika sinking
Fiji Times
74 people lost as a result of the Ashikas sinking. The memorial coffin was dropped at four orange buoys which marked the last position of the vessel.

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 23 August 2009

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Aug 222009
 

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9 dead Chinese sailors found after tanker fire

Jakarta Post

from Indonesia’s Sumatra island, are rare even though some 70000 vessels use the waterway annually. Traffic was not affected by the collision and fire.

Idaho man injured in explosion aboard fishing vessel at Scappoose

Examiner.com

Columbia River Fire and Rescue firefighters Lt. Rich Leanna, Eric Wonderly, Ron Cordell and Captian Michael Gorsuch wheel a patient to a waiting LIfeFlight

Passengers saved from burning cruise ship

United Press International

The shipping company confirmed sailors on the Bulgarian vessel Nayden Kirov helped evacuate passengers from the river cruise ship that caught fire Friday

West Atlas oil rig faces fire danger

Brisbane Times

At least one ship has been given approval to use a spray to minimise the fire risk while a Hercules aircraft, hired by the Australian Maritime Safety

NIMASA, NPA rescue distressed Sao Tome flagged vessel

Vanguard

By AKOMA CHINWEOKE INTER-AGENCY collaboration between the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA,

Families of sinking victims try to fund recovery

TVNZ

Retrieving the vessel could cost up to $25 million and the Tongan government is expected to rule any salvage operation out.

Mishaps at Alang: probe holds ‘negligence’ guilty, workers demand

Indian Express

The preliminary report of the Gujarat Maritime Board on the earlier incident stated the accident could have been avoided if proper guidance was given.

New Maritime Rules Target Oil Spills in Antarctica

Inter Press Service

Light fuel evaporates more easily, so the risks of environmental damage are reduced in the case of an accident or oil spill. In the Antarctic, this can

PIRACY

40K Pinoy seafarers to benefit from Japan’s anti-piracy law

GMA news.tv

The DOLE said this new law dovetails with the wider efforts of the United Nations (UN) to ensure safe passage in maritime trading areas.

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1st RP-Nat’l Geographic docu

Inquirer.net

Almario Balana, Morris Apura and Generoso Batula were sleeping on the top deck, finding no space anywhere in the overcrowded vessel.

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 19 August 2009

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Aug 182009
 

Vessels ablaze after collision off PD
Marine police and the marine department received an SOS call from the bulk carrier after it caught fire in the collision which occurred at about 9.30pm last

Passengers evacuated after Stockholm ferry fire
The Swedish Wire
“Everyone apart for a few members of the crew has been evacuated… we had a fire on board but after 10 minutes the people on the ship and the fire brigade

Sinking Tug Boat Leaks Oil Near Treasure Island
KTVU.com
The boat’s the sister ship is tugboat moored next to it. The Coast Guard says it was carrying up to 700 gallons of diesel and lubricants. Continue reading »

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Aug 172009
 

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22 Chinese seamen on Panama freighter missing for 9 days in
Xinhua
The company reported the shipwreck to the Qingdao City Administration, which immediately responded to the accident.

ABC Local Catamaran loses mast in cargo ship collision
Catamaran loses mast in cargo ship collision. Posted August 18 2009 093600. Map Port Botany 2036. The crew of a stricken catamaran had to be helped into

Freighter runs aground near Del. Memorial Bridge
The News Journal
where the ship can drop anchor, he said. The ship will have its steering system examined to see if it was damaged in the grounding, Lindberg said.

Governor of Svalbard wants ban on heavy fuel oil
Barents Observer
In a short period of time Norway has experienced two serious ship accidents in its waters. In May the Russian freezer ship “Petrozavodsk” ran aground by the

Inquiry launched into Corrib vessel accident
EnergyCurrent
DUBLIN: The Department of Transport and Shell EP Ireland have initiated separate investigations into the grounding of a Corrib gas project support vessel

Tongan ferry formally identified
Stuff.co.nz
The vessel sitting on the Tongan seabed has been formally identified as the ferry Princess Ashika, which sank on August 6 with at least 149 people aboard.

Piracy/Crime

Pirated‘ cargo ship found near Cape Verde islands
guardian.co.uk
Maritime officials feared the vessel had fallen victim to the first case of piracy in European waters in living memory. But there were also claims that it

Piracy drop in the Straits
Malaysia Star
MALACCA: Heightened maritime security along the Straits of Malacca has seen a drop in piracy over the last two years. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

Conference to tackle piracy threats
United Press International
“With maritime piracy costing the world an estimated $60-70 million in 2008 and a worrying rise in sea crimes across the Middle East and North Africa region

NATO launches new anti-piracy operation off Somalia
AFP
ability to combat piracy,” a statement said. The operation “will contribute to a lasting maritime security solution off the Horn of Africa,” NATO said.

Malaysia, Indonesia, The Phillipines To Enhance Maritime Cooperation
Bernama
of cooperation in the maritime zone and the air space in the region with a more systematic and organised surveillance to curb smuggling and piracy.

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Syracuse University researcher to present ‘Shipwrecks as Fossils
EurekAlert (press release)
The database includes ship names; type and size of the vessels; dates of sinking; information about the cargoes, passengers, ship departure points and

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 11 August 2009

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Aug 112009
 

Texas barge collision halts oil traffic: USCG
Reuters
There were no injuries but five crew members aboard the Caroline were rescued by a nearby vessel after the Caroline began taking on water, the Coast Guard

50-Foot Vessel Runs Aground in Newport, Oregon
Salem-News.Com
Coast Guard crews have responded to the grounding of the 50-foot fishing vessel Lori Ann, formerly the Little Linda, on Nye Beach near Newport, Oregon,

Vessel sailing under Georgian flag detained by Kamchatka Coast Guard
Daily Georgian Times
Only after a warning fire, the coast guard was able to detain the vessel. Reportedly, the vessel is registered in Batumi Port in 2006.

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