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Owner of Fire-hit Tanker to Pay $1.8 Mln for Sri Lanka's Help

(Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force)

The owners the New Diamond supertanker which caught fire with a cargo of two million barrels of oil aboard has agreed to pay 340 million rupees ($1.84 million) to Sri Lanka for its help in extinguishing the blaze and averting disaster.The interim claim is for services provided by the Sri Lankan navy,

A Killing at Sea Implicates the Armed Forces in Lawless Venezuela

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Around midnight on February 23, Eulalio Bravo, a marine electrician, was dozing in his rack aboard the San Ramon, an oil tanker anchored off the coast of Venezuela.Suddenly, he heard footsteps pounding along the passageway outside. His captain, Jaime Herrera, cried for help."Be still!" an unfamiliar voice ordered.

US Coast Guard Cutter Docks in Japan After Shipboard Fire

Firefighting teams combat flames on board the Coast Guard cutter Waesche in the Western Pacific Ocean. (Coast Guard photo by Aidan Cooney)

A fire-stricken U.S. Coast Guard cutter docked in Yokosuka, Japan Tuesday for inspection and possible repairs days after an onboard blaze left five crew members with minor injuries.Black smoke was reported on the cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) at 5:18 p.m. (local time) on Sunday while the ship was on deployed within the U.

Russian Navy Vessel Collides with Container Ship in Danish Waters

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A Russian navy vessel collided with a Swiss-owned container ship in Danish waters on Wednesday near the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark and Sweden, Danish defense authorities told Reuters.The Ice Rose, which was sailing from St. Petersburg in Russia to Gothenburg in Sweden, collided with a Russian frigate early on Wednesday morning,

NZ Fines Master for Leaving Port with Known Engine Problems

Funing (Photo: Maritime NZ)

A cargo ship master and chief engineer have been sentenced and fined after admitting to charges relating known engine problems that led to their ship to lose power and run aground at the Port of Tauranga in July.The Singapore-registered log-carrier MV Funing lost power and passed over a channel marker

Families of Sunken Livestock Carrier Crew Plead for Search to Resume

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Families of 39 Filipino crewmen who were aboard a cattle ship that sank during a typhoon are pleading for a search to continue and to expand into uninhabited islands and nearby waters, two weeks after their vessel capsized off Japan.In tears during an online news conference, family members urged authorities to resume a massive search effort,

MOL to Spend $9.4 Mln on Mauritius Oil Spill Clean-up

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Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd said on Friday it would spend about 1 billion yen ($9.42 million) on measures to help Mauritius, including the clean-up of the island's mangrove forests and contribution to an environmental recovery fund.A bulk carrier owned by Japan's Nagashiki Shipping and chartered by

List: Major Oil Spills from Ships

The Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, March 23, 1989 spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

The Sri Lankan navy said on Tuesday an oil slick had been spotted a kilometer from a loaded supertanker carrying roughly 2 million barrels of oil that has been engulfed in intermittent fires since an explosion on September 3.Oil from the engine room of the 20-year old New Diamond tanker “appears

Sri Lanka Pursues Legal Action Against Tanker's Owner After Fire

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Sri Lanka will take legal action against the owner of the oil supertanker that caught fire on Thursday as there is a large leakage of bunker oil from the stricken vessel, an official at the Marine Environment Protection Authority said.“We are deciding whether to claim criminal liability or civil liability or both,

Bangladesh Ferry Accident Kills at Least 11, Many Missing

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A ferry in Bangladesh carrying around 40 passengers capsized after colliding with a sand-laden vessel on Wednesday, leaving at least 11 people dead and many more missing, officials said.The dead include five children and three women, said Kazi Mohammad Abdur Rahman, district administrator of Netrokona,

Sri Lanka Douses Another Fire on New Diamond Tanker. Tows it to Deeper Water

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The Sri Lankan navy said on Wednesday it had extinguished another fire on a stricken supertanker loaded with 2 million barrels of oil and is towing it to deeper water.The navy's disaster management team put out the fire that reignited on Monday on the MT New Diamond, and there were currently no

Oil Slick Spotted Near Fire-stricken Tanker

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Sri Lanka's navy said on Tuesday that an oil slick had been spotted a kilometer from a loaded supertanker off the country's east coast, as efforts to extinguish a fire on board continued.Sri Lankan officials are working to assess any damage to the environment and marine life from the incident,

Crane Barge Fire Extinguished in Florida

A West Manatee County Fire Department marine unit crew extinguish the fire on a commercial barge after a good Samaritan reported the incident. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Emergency responders extinguished a fire aboard a commercial crane barge near Egmont Key, Fla. Sunday.The U.S. Coast Guard, West Manatee County Fire Department, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and commercial salvage crew responded after Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were made aware

Captain's Texts Tell of Ordeal of Capsized Cattle Ship

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The last time Marielle June Chunanon heard from her partner Dante Addug aboard the storm-struck Gulf Livestock 1, he told her he was frightened, and praying for typhoon Maysak to pass.That message exchange between the Filipino couple was on Tuesday night, as a ferocious storm in the East China Sea battered the 130-metre (450-foot) ship,

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