Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island
Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...
Summary of maritime crime developments and incidents, week of 3 February 2011:
Piracy Threat Forecast (source: USN Maritime OPINTEL report)
Weather conditions are expected to remain relatively calm despite the current monsoon season, creating conditions conducive to small boat activity throughout the piracy operating area. Mariners are advised that the Gulf of Aden, Somali basin, Arabian Sea, Mozambique Channel, and the area around Comoros are currently high risk. When transiting the region, mariners are encouraged to contact UKMTO and all appropriate authorities.
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