Maritime Casualties In The News

Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

New Zealand. Rena update : Perparing Crane barge Smit Borneo for container removal operations
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A 180 tonne "crawler" crane has been installed on the barge - this will be used for lifting salvors during container removal operations.

It is currently anticipated that, weather permitting, the barge will go out to Rena tomorrow. It will then take at least a day to get the barge into position and set the anchors in place for container removal.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=95997
 
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From Yahoo:

Second air drop for stricken Russian fishing ship
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A New Zealand air force cargo plane flew to Antarctica on Wednesday to drop sea pumps and hull patches to a leaking Russian fishing vessel, stuck in the frigid waters after hitting sea ice last week.
More at http://news.yahoo.com/second-air-drop-stricken-russian-fishing-ship-224748096.html

Comment: And this incident highlights one of the major problems for maritime navigation in this part of the world. For all that the entire planet knows about it, these people are still days away from rescue. They might as well be on the Moon.​
 
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From BYM:

New Zealand. Work continues on Rena over Christmas and New Year break
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Salvage and container recovery operations on Rena will continue throughout the Christmas and New Year break, while oil spill response teams will remain ready to respond should more oil come ashore during the holidays, says Maritime New Zealand (MNZ).
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=96848
 
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From RIANovosti:

Cambodia-flagged ship sinks off Sakhalin, three sailors found dead
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At least three were found dead after a Cambodia-flagged ship sank in the La Perouse Strait, an international waterway separating the Russian Island of Sakhalin and Japan's Hokkaido, Russia's regional emergencies center said on Sunday.
More at http://en.rian.ru/russia/20111225/170481654.html