• Deal was fully automated, and super expensive
  • It’s a good news bad news thing
  • Random drug testing for seafarers in Canada
  • Day of the Seafarer (DotS), June 25, 2018
  • New leadership at USCG

Bad weather claims large bulker

From Lloyds List :Search continues for crew of Alexandros TBy Sandra Speares- Friday May 05 2006 RESCUE teams continued to search yesterday for 26 missing crew members from the capesize Alexandros T which sank off the South African coast on Wednesday evening in heavy seas and 45 knot winds. The 171,875 dwt vessel, laden with 155,000 tonnes of iron ore, was on a voyage from Ponta da Madeira in Brazil…

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QE2 Pollutes Maritime Waters

QE2 liner probed for polluting watersShip reported dumping paper Sept. 8 off Cape Breton OTTAWA — Transport Canada is investigating the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 for dumping three tonnes of paper pulp off the coast of Cape Breton last year. The ship dumped the waste on the evening of Sept. 8, according to a pollution report obtained through federal access to information legislation. It happened during a five-hour period…

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MAIB Issues Recommendations in Balcony Fire

According to Cruise Ship Report, lead British agency investigating the March 2006 Star Princess blaze has urged cruise lines to take action to prevent fires from starting on balconies of cruse ships. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) on April 26 said the fire erupted on the balcony of a cabin on deck 10 of the Star Princess and spread within 10 minutes to three decks, ultimately damaging more than…

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The Canadian Coast Guard = the lap of luxury

This newsbit came up in this week’s Canadian Sailings Magazine. An interesting article. I guess this is becoming a trend for retired Canadian Coast Guard ships. With the Narwal previsouly converted to the Bart Roberts, now these two, there hope for the Bartlett yet, well after another 30 years of service, since there is no plans for replacement, and it would take that long for the government to do anything…

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Voices from beyond the grave

Monday April 24 2006 Lloyds List Voices from beyond the grave echo doomed Red Sea ferry’s final hours Poignant transcript recalls crew’s battle to save Al Salam Boccaccio 98. A Lloyd’s List Exclusive Monday April 24 2006 A CHILLING transcript of the conversations recorded by the black box recorder of the Al Salam Boccaccio 98point to a string of failings by the captain and crew in the last hours of…

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Hyundai mis-Fortune

Lloyd’s List gives some insight on the Hyundai Fortune, which suffered a major disaster off the coast of Yemen. It would appear that this severe fire aboard the ship is not terrorrist related but possibly fireworks could be the cause. London, Apr 5 — Independence Day parties in the US and other celebrations across North America and Europe could be without their traditional firework displays this summer because of safety…

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V Ship takes a hit over OWS

V.Ships hit by bulk of Maersk Barcelona fineBy Andrew Spuurier- Lloyd’s List, Thursday April 06 2006 A COURT in Brest has imposed a record E800,000 fine on the master and manager of Maersk Barcelona for pollution off the French Atlantic coast but shipmanager V.Ships will bear 90% of the penalty. Passing judgment after a hearing on February 1, the court went beyond the E600,000 fine called for by the public…

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Bow Mariner: Just a question of time

Captain given brunt of blame in ship disasterBy JACK DORSEY, The Virginian-Pilot, January 3, 2006 NORFOLK ­ A Coast Guard investigation into the explosion and sinking of the chemical tanker ship Bow Mariner off the Virginia coast nearly two years ago has disclosed that the captain abandoned ship without sending a distress call or trying to save his crew. While unable to pinpoint what sparked the explosion that led to…

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