Archive for July, 2014

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Coast Guard crews are assisting a disabled passenger vessel approximately 13 miles east of Nahant, Massachusetts.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m., that the 83-foot passenger vessel Cetacea had a line entangled in its propeller and was disabled with 163 people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Tybee, Coast […]

Good Samaritans Help USCG Save 5 from Blazing Vessel

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island, Alabama, last Friday.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Mobile, Alabama, received a distress call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center reporting an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert in the vicinity of Petit […]

Boat Smashes into Norwegian Oil Rig, 60 Workers Evacuated

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

A moving supply boat has smashed into the suspension legs of a Statoil rig in Oseberg Øst, an offshore oil field in the North Sea, early this morning ( around 1.a.m local time), Norwegian news provider The Local writes. The rig and the supply boat have been slightly damaged in the collision, but fortunately there […]

EU Integrates Maritime Surveillance Data

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

The European Commission has set in motion the project of bringing together surveillance data from civil and military authorities like coast guards, navies, traffic monitoring, environmental and pollution monitoring, fisheries and border control, so duplication of work can be avoided and savings of up to €400m ($544.5m) per year can be made.   Increased cooperation and sharing […]

Pirates Hijack Product Tanker in South China Sea

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Another commercial ship appears to have fallen victim of pirate attacks. Namely, Honduras registered product tanker Moresby 9, carrying 2200 metric tonne of Marine Gas Oil (MGO) was boarded by unknown number of perpetrators on July 4th at about 1938 hrs (local time) approximately 34 nautical miles from the Anambas Islands, Indonesia, ReCAAP ISC said. […]

UKMTO: Piracy Threat Still Looming in Bab al Mandeb

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Over the previous week pirates were lurking on ships sailing in the immediate vicinity of the Bab al Mandeb a strait between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, Djibouti and Eritrea, north of Somalia and along the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor, the United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) said in the latest report. The majority of […]

HMS Queen Elizabeth Christened

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth,  has been officially named by Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony in Scotland.   The ceremony, held at Rosyth dockyard near Edinburgh, marks the completion of the flagship which is the largest ship built for the Royal Navy: With a height of 56 meters she […]

US Ship Takes Over Syria Chemicals in Italy

Posted on: July 4th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

The MV Cape Ray has docked in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro and has finished transferring Syrian chemical agents and precursor materials, U.S. Department of Defence confirmed.   The Cape Ray has received about 600 metric tons of material from the MV Ark Futura, a Danish roll-on/roll-off freighter. “Once neutralized, the remaining material is considered […]

ICS Introduces Guidelines for Recovery of Persons from Water

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Guidelines to help shipowners comply with a new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation requiring ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water were launched yesterday by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners. Under the new SOLAS Regulation, from July 1st, 2014 all ships are required […]