Kometik Fire Kills One

One dead, another in hospital after N.L. tanker fire( Picture From Environment Canada) The Canadian PressSaturday, April 08, 2006ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – One man is dead following a fire on an oil tanker more than a kilometre off Newfoundland.Coast Guard officials say the man was pronounced dead aboard the Kometik, which services the Hibernia offshore oil platform.Another man was taken to a St. John’s hospital with burns to half of…

April 9, 2006
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Neptune doesn’t like Canadian seafarers

Perhaps some of you are aware that a huge project is afoot to study the ocean, by building a underwater ocean observatory. The main project, Neptune (acronyms) is yet to be installed, but the small scale trial model has been install off Patricia Bay in the Saanich Inlet off Vancouver Island, it is called Venus. Venus infrastructure was installed by Global Marine, a British outfit using the Wave Venture usually…

April 4, 2006
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53 19N 129 13.5W

53 19N 129 13.5W is the aproximate resting place of the Queen of the North and it’s two lost souls. I continue to follow up on the stroy as it is quite interesting. The most interesting thing I found today is that BC Ferries has pulled the “Our Fleet” listing for the Queen of the North from the main corporate website. I am not sure it means, if anything, but…

March 30, 2006
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Queen of the North video released by TSB

The CBC is running a pretty good piece as of the state of affairs regarding the Queen of the North. BC Ferries hired an operation to survey the ship lying in more than 400 meters of water in BC’s Inside Passage. The TSB has the video footage of the wreck taken from the minisub, (pictured credit to the CP organization) and has today released a clip of it. The clip…

March 28, 2006
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Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute (US)

If you intend to work in the US in the Marine Industry, you should be aware of this, ( plus it is very interesting reading. ): The Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute: An Old Tool Being Used AnewMonday, March 20, 2006By Jeanne M. GrassoOver the last ten or so years, criminal prosecutions have become commonplace in the maritime industry. The most common prosecutions stem from environmental violations, but often also include charges…

March 27, 2006
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Burning Star

Yes Indeed JK, disaster abound at sea this week. Here is a little more on the Star Princess in Jamaica. The photo had the following caption. Click on the link at the end, for the full story.“The Star Princess cruise ship, with some clearly scorched cabins, is pictured while approaching the port of Montego Bay, in the northern coast of Jamaica, Thursday, March 23, 2006. Fire broke out in the…

March 24, 2006
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Bad Things Happens in Bunches

Scanning the marine sites the last fews weeks has not turned up much to comment on.Then all hell breaks loose!(I’ve noticed the same effect around my office. One ship breaks down and there is a cascade effect until you can manage to get one back to sea. Thankfully nothing near the magnitude of the topics of the last three posts ) If you go to the Cargo Law site you…

March 24, 2006
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Star Princess smokes up in Jamaica

This story from Radio Jamaica on the Star Princess fire. ——————— One man reportedly died of a heart attack and eleven other persons are injured following a fire on board a cruise ship which was headed to Jamaica from Grand Cayman Thursday morning. The Chief Financial Officer of Carnival Cruise lines which owns the “Star Princess” Gerald Cahill, says the fire was containined to a single area aboard the ship…

March 23, 2006
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