Chemical Tanker Fairchem Sabre Rescues 73 Offshore Sri Lanka

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Images via Sri Lanka Navy While enroute to Zhangjiagang, China, the chemical tanker Fairchem Sabre responded to a distress call from an overcrowded trawler which was packed full of 73 Sri Lankans attempting to make their way to Australia.  The vessel had encountered engine problems approximately 290 nautical miles southeast of Galle, a port on the southwestern tip of Sri … [Read more...]

Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers Sinks Off Indonesia, 60 Feared Dead

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SYDNEY, July 24 (Reuters) - A boat carrying as many as 170 suspected asylum seekers bound for Australia has sunk off the south coast of Indonesia, with up to 60 people feared dead or missing, Australian media reported on Wednesday. The latest mishap at sea involving boat people came less than a week after Australia slammed the door on would-be refugees with a deal to send … [Read more...]

MV Hyundai Unity Crew Receives Commendation from U.S. Coast Guard

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SINGAPORE — Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Mark Neeland, supervisor Activities Far East Marine Inspection Detachment Singapore, presented a U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation to the crew of the motor vessel Hyundai Unity at the Port of Singapore Tuesday. The Hyundai Unity crew received the award in recognition of their support of a Coast Guard search and rescue … [Read more...]

Nickel Ore: Russian Roulette At Sea

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By Alexander Healey Panama finally reveals what happened to three bulkers lost in 2010. But little action is being taken to improve safety for seafarers. Ever had the urge to play Russian roulette at sea? Well forget the gun. Indeed, forget Somali pirates, murder in the Gulf of Guinea and Italian-captained cruise ships. Instead turn your gaze to Indonesia's remote … [Read more...]

Tugboat Jascon 4 Sinks in Heavy Weather Off Nigeria, Fate of Crew Uncertain [UPDATE]

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Update: A statement from West African Ventures has confirmed that one crew member, the cook, was found alive aboard the Jascon 4 by divers, which has capsized but not sank. A search is still underway for any remaining survivors. Statement from West African Ventures: Further to previous reports made on the incident of our anchor handling tug Jascon 4, which sunk while on … [Read more...]

Transocean’s Sedco Express Coordinates Rescue of 13 from Ablaze Tanker

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While on contract with ENI offshore Nigeria last week, Transocean’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, Sedco Express (EXS), coordinated an at-sea firefighting rescue of the crew of a bunkering tanker which had caught fire nearby. After receiving a report that the nearby M/T Okiki had caught fire, Sedco Express' watch officers dispached the FSV Abraham to the scene … [Read more...]