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.

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 – 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 (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


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