Maritime Safety News – 6 June 2009

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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.