Pirates Stalk Offshore Vessel

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Aug 062010

imageOn 5 Aug 10 at or about 0048 hrs (local time), a Singapore-registered vessel, VOS Hyperion was underway at position 3° 09.10′ N, 108° 24.35′ E (approximately 27.8 nm northwest of Pulau Subi Besar, Indonesia) when the master spotted an unlit small
speed boat approaching VOS Hyperion from the forward starboard quarter of the vessel. The vessel carried out evasive manoeuvers and switched on the fore and aft search lights to indicate that the crew was aware of being trailed by the speed boat.

After a while, the speed boat gave up the chase. The crew was not injured.

This is the seventh incident reported in the vicinity of Pulau Subi Besar since June
2010. The first incident reported in 2010 involved product tanker Okrim Leader which occurred on 10 Jun 2010, followed by incidents reported on 15 Jun 10, 16 Jun 10 Jul 10, 13 Jul 10, 14 Jul 10 and 5 Aug 10. The incidents in this vicinity occurred on consecutive days, or on the same day,

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Maritime Safety News – 6 June 2009

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Jun 062009

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Two boats carrying Indonesia workers capsize in Malaysian waters

Antara – Antara,Indonesia

Twenty-two Indonesians survived the accident, according to Bernama. Southern Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) operations director Captain Mohd

Relief after five fishermen are saved from sinking ship

Aberdeen Press and Journal – Aberdeen,Scotland,UK

The trio were later picked up by the Ocean Ness standby vessel which had arrived on the scene. Mr Robertson, from Portknockie, and engineer Ian Rigby

Piles pain shrimp boat, Him Roid, in collision near Brunswick port

Florida Times-Union – Jacksonville,FL,USA

The 61-foot vessel sank after crashing into concrete mooring piles Thursday night at the entrance to the East River outside the shipping channel near the

Korean Corporate Owner of Cargo Vessel Sentenced to Pay $2.2

PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA

“The defendants used the ocean as a dumping ground for waste oil and then tried to cover it up,” said Maureen O’Mara Special Agent in Charge,

Napoli tests underway off Branscombe

Devon 24 – UK

THE CRANES are in place and work will begin any day on salvaging the last of MSC Napoli from beneath the waves off Branscombe beach.

Burns victim arrested for people smuggling

Brisbane Times – Brisbane,Queensland,Australia

Police have arrested a man in Brisbane on people smuggling charges following the explosion of an illegal boat carrying Afghan asylum seekers, killing five.

Finnish gov’t outlined measures to save the Baltic Sea

Xinhua – China

Besides that, the report highlighted the increasing accident risks in Baltic Sea, particularly in the narrow Gulf of Finland, which have been caused by the


Companies hire “shipriders” against Somali pirates

The Associated Press

Then there’s the issue of which law applies onboard the ship if a weapon is discharged: the shooter’s nationality, the law of the country whose flag the

IMO Maritime Safety Committee approves piracy report

Lloyd’s List – London,UK

to the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee continued today over the issue of arming ships to prevent piracy attacks.