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Several Cargo Vessels Sank in Qisha Port; Crews Safe

August 1, 2015

A total of 48 Vietnamese sailors were rescued after six cargo vessels sank or run aground in the Qisha Port area in Fangchenggang, China. The incident happened on July 27, 2015, when the vessels were caught in a storm, with waves reaching 4-5 meters, China Daily reported. Fangchenggang Maritime Search and Rescue Center launched search and… Continue Reading »

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Barge Capsizes in Singapore Waters, Fourteen People Missing

May 24, 2015

Fourteen crew members are missing after a sand-carrier barge ‘Oceanline SC208′ capsized offshore Singapore yesterday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) informs. At around 10.00 am, the MPA was alerted that a Bolivian-registered vessel had capsized 7.5 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca in Singapore waters. According to the vessel’s agent, there were 15 crew members… Continue Reading »

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Crew Saved After Fishing Boat Sinks Off Isles of Scilly

May 21, 2015

Five fishermen have been rescued from a life raft overnight after the fishing vessel Kairos sank 75 miles west of the Isles of Scilly. UK Coastguard received two distress calls just after 23:45 yesterday (May 18, 2015) including an EPRIB from the Kairos that gave a GPS location for the vessel. Falmouth Coastguard coordinated the… Continue Reading »

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Sailor turns hobby into thriving business

May 5, 2015

Sonar Supervisor PO2 Adam Coolidge is just weeks away from hanging up his navy combats for good and leaving the tight knit naval community.  But he won’t be floundering when he immerses himself into the civilian world. The sailor has created his own business and its already proving a success. With the skills attained through… Continue Reading »

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MV Cemfjord sinking: Church service to be held in Wick for lost crew of stricken cement carrier

January 22, 2015

SUNDAY’S ‘Service for the Missing Seafarers of the MV Cemfjord’ is being jointly organised by the church and The Mission to Seafarers two weeks on from the tragedy in the Pentland Firth. A CHURCH service to honour the lost crew of the cement carrier MV Cemfjord which sank in treacherous seas in the Pentland Firth… Continue Reading »

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Biz Wave: Maritime Lawyer – Commercial Diving Accidents & Injuries

January 17, 2015

When did you get your start in maritime law? I got my start in maritime law around 1995. My work involved representing marine insurance companies. That was about 20 years ago, but the experience taught me valuable lessons about how the industry works. It made me more effective in what I currently do, which is representing… Continue Reading »

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MS Zuiderdam Saves Sinking Vessel Crew

January 12, 2015

Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam rescued eight crewmembers after answering a distress call from the sinking Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur, on January 03, 2015. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the area. Zuiderdam altered course and was able to successfully execute a nighttime rescue of all eight crewmembers at 3:01… Continue Reading »

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Pirates Raid Oil Tanker off Malaysia, Take Away 3 Crew

April 24, 2014

Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways. The incident in the Malacca Strait, a route for about a quarter of the world’s seaborne oil trade, has… Continue Reading »

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