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Maritime Casualties In The News

Discussion in 'Other Ships and Shipwrecks' started by Michael H. Standart, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. From The Telegraph:

    Commercial charter boat sinking in Sydney Harbour
    More HERE
     
  2. From DNAIndia:

    Hit-and-run sea case: Captain of suspect ship arrested
    More HERE
     
  3. From The Maritime Executive:

    IMO Reaffirms Commitment to Domestic Ferry Safety After Recent Disasters
    More HERE

    Comment: Yep, overloading was a factor...again!
     
  4. From The Indian Express:

    Three injured as fire breaks out in ship
    More HERE
     
  5. From BYM:
    Two ships on passage in the Dover Strait collided in poor visibility this morning.
    See BYM Marine & Maritime News

    From The World Maritime News:
    New Zealand: Svitzer Salvors Examine Damage on Rena Wreck Caused by Heavy Weather
    See World Maritime News - New Zealand: Svitzer Salvors Examine Damage on Rena Wreck Caused by Heavy Weather

    From Zeenews:
    Explosion on ship at Mumbai Port; seven injured
    See Explosion on ship at Mumbai Port; seven injured

    NOTE: Until we get everything situated with the forum, I'll confine my news coverage to shipping casualties and museums, all of which is a vary large part of what we are all interested in.
     
  6. From BYM:
    UK. Aberdeen Coastguard coordinates evacuation for two gas rigs in the North Sea
    Click on BYM Marine & Maritime News
     
  7. From BYM:
    UK. Russian Master prosecuted for grounding on North Uist and failing a breath test
    Click on BYM Marine & Maritime News

    Also from BYM:
    USA. Fairport, Ohio, Coast Guard crew rescues man, daughter after vessel catches fire, begins flooding
    Click on BYM Marine & Maritime News
     
  8. From The World Maritime News:
    New Zealand: Rena Salvage Operation on Hold Again
    Click on World Maritime News - New Zealand: Rena Salvage Operation on Hold Again

    From The Telegraph:
    Stricken Azamara cruise ship: passengers praise captain and crew for rescue
    Click on Stricken Azamara cruise ship: passengers praise captain and crew for rescue - Telegraph

    Comment: I like the second story. In a thread which is an exposition of things going badly wrong, it's refreshing to see something where the people involved got it right!
     
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