Maritime Safety & Security News – 19 June 2009

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Jun 192009
 

French cargo ship that sank off NL was overloaded: safety report
The Canadian Press – HALIFAX, N.S.
HALIFAX, NS — An investigation into the sinking of a French cargo ship off of Newfoundland, with the loss of four crew, has concluded the vessel was

443 bodies of missing ‘Princess’ passengers found
Sun.Star – Philippines
to claim the bodies, the nine bodies will join the 50 unidentified bodies during tomorrow’s burial rites, on the anniversary of the sinking of vessel.

Princess Cruise Ship to Dock in Egypt for Engine Inspection
CruiseCritic.co.uk – Pennington,USA
(9:30 pm EDT) — Royal Princess is returning to Port Said, Egypt, after a fire broke out in its engine room earlier today. According to the latest statement

Firm Bids To Plead Guilty In Cosco Busan Spill
CBS 5 – San Francisco,CA,USA
following a collision with the Bay Bridge. A federal judge was to hear arguments in San Francisco Friday on whether and how a Hong Kong-based ship

WORLD at 1600GMT
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
ORANJESTAD, Aruba _ A cruise ship hit by a swine flu outbreak arrives back at home port to the buzz of helicopters and a swarm of masked medical workers as

Napoli removal delayed
Devon 24 – UK
SALVORS tasked to lift the last remaining part of the MSC Napoli face even more delays. The operation, which was due to begin last Friday, has been halted

PIRACY

Japan ‘can fire’ on Somali pirates
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
Despite international piracy efforts, the International Maritime Bureau has said that more ships have been attacked off Somalia in the first six months

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