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Fishing ship ran ashore after hull damage

| Maritime News | 20/06/2012

Raidawn fishing ship   The fishing ship Raidawn ran ashore to prevent sinking after strucking a rock in Main Bay, Prince William Sound. After the collision the fishing ship got large hole in the hull and water ingress, which menaced the ship’s stability. After the accident, the ship was towed by another fishing vessel to the shore and the beat was rescued from sinking. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to the scene of the accident and spotted large oil spill, by the fuel on board. The fishing ship Raidawn has 3,200 gallons of diesel 500 gallons of gasoline on board and large amount of this fuel spilled into the water. The authorities are monitoring the pollution, as the ship owner should take all the charge of cleaning the oil spill. There are no reports of injuries during the accident, but the ship should be repaired before towed back to the water.

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The beauty of the seas – yacht Eclipse

| Maritime News | 19/06/2012

Eclipse yacht   The yacht Eclipse is really the most beautiful and the most impressive one in the world. The luxury yacht is property of the Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich and has worth of more than 1.2 billion USD. The yacht is large, as the overall length is 155.20 meters, the beam is 21.50 meters and the draft is 5.00 meters. The yacht Eclipse was ordered in 2008 in the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany and completed in 2010. The luxury interior and the great design are making the yacht Eclipse really the most interesting one in the world. The yacht has five decks for the passengers and one navigation deck. The total area for the guests on board is over 5,000 square feet The engineering and the navigation equipment on board are according to the latest standards and innovations. The interior design was made by Terence Disdale and really can be compared to the most luxury hotels of the world.

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Germanischer Lloyd stopped operations in Iran

| Maritime News | 19/06/2012

Germanischer Lloyd   Germanischer Lloyd will stop its operations in Iran, which will seriously hurt the maritime transport in the region and the largest Iranian maritime companies. The high social and US government pressure over the classification organization caused such radical action of Germanischer Lloyd. Earlier this week from the American Government announced that if Germanischer Lloyd do not stop their work in Iran, will have problems with the US Laws. The analyzers claim that the organization was pressed to take such decision, mostly because of the business reasons. Each year the US Government provide fat contracts to the classification organization.

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Superyacht ran aground in Greece

| Maritime News | 18/06/2012

Tamara RD superyacht   The superyacht Tamara RD, which is one of the most luxury and most expensive yachts for charter in Greece ran aground with 10 passengers on board. The yacht started cruise with 10 passengers on board and passed through Lefkada channel, Greece, when due to navigation mistake hit shallow. There were no visible damages over the hull of the yacht and no injured people from the guests and crew on board. With the power of the engines and tugged by two fishing vessels, the superyacht Tamara RD was refloated and headed to Lefkada anchor area. It was highly important the yacht to pass survey, as the shores of Ionian sea are consisted of many rocks, which may highly damage the hull. Fortunately, there were no damages the passengers continued their cruise on board.

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Nefterudovoz-52M ship ran agound in river Volga

| Maritime News | 18/06/2012

Nefterudovoz-52M   The bulk carrier Nefterudovoz-52M, which was loaded with 2,761 tons of steel, ran aground in river Volga. The ship was headed to Astrakhan from Rostov-on-Don, fully loaded with cargo. The cargo ship has encountered on a mud bank and the the bow part hit the bottom, but the other part of the hull stayed on water. There were no damages over the hull of the ship, so after being tugged back, the ship continue the voyage to Astrakhan. The reason for the accident most probably was human mistake, as the ship drifted a little for the navigation route and the bow hit a mud bank of the river.

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Old wooden ship with 27 people on board sank in Indonesia

| Maritime News | 18/06/2012

Wooden Ship   The ship Putri Ayu sank in Maluku Province, Indonesia. The ship is is quite old, with wooden hull and purpose for carrying passengers and cargoes between the provinces of Indonesia. The ship left Slamet Riyadi, loaded with building materials and 22 passengers and 5 crew members on board. The ship’s master negligeed the warning for heavy sea, strong wind and high waves. Three hours after leaving the port of Slamet Riyadi, the ship was hit by several waves, some of which were over 5 meters in hight, which damaged the hull and flooded the holds and engine rooms. The water in the engine room caused blackout and the drifting vessel was devoted to the sea power. Only for a few minutes the ship’s hull was seriously damaged the ship sank, leaving all the passengers, crew and cargo into the water. The local authorities send rescue boats to the place of the accident, but the salvage and rescue operation pulled only 12 people from the waters, but the other 15 people are still missing.

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Australia created the largest Marine Reserve in continental waters

| Maritime News | 17/06/2012

Australia Marine Reserve   The Australian Government announced that there are plans to create the largest Marine Reserve, which will cover about 3 million square kilometers. The area is about 30% from the Australian waters and will have strong restrictions for fishing, oil and gas extraction. The restrictions will include the cargo carrying in the areas, but will not disable at all. The Australian government started large and expensive environmental policy, which has main purpose to decrease the pollution of the sensitive eco-system in the area of the Great Barrier Reef.

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River passenger ship inflamed in Rhine River

| Maritime News | 17/06/2012

Gerard Schmitter ship   The river passenger ship Gerard Schmitter inflamed during voyage on the Rhine River. The accident happened near Krefeld, Germany when the ship had 154 passengers and 34 crew members on board. The passenger ship Gerard Schmitter was menuvering for berthing at Krefeld, when started a fire in the engine room, caused from malfunction in electrical system. Strong acid smoke gassed the ship and the vicinity, making all people on board to evacuate. The fire brigade from the shore, arrived at the scene of the accident and extinguished the fire. Two people have slight injuries and were taken to the hospital.

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New anti-piracy technology on board of cargo ships

| Maritime News | 16/06/2012

Anti-piracy ships technology   A range of new and more modern anti-piracy systems will be launched. Applied Satellite Engineering (ASE) introduced the new, highly improved version of their “citadel” safe room, which is available for cargo ships with remote polling technology. The usage of Iridium network, allows for the crew to send the coordinates of the ship to the rescue center and to the ship’s office. Also even if the communications are disabled by the pirates, the system will provide through satellite the coordinates of the ship to the office, who can transfer them to the rescue forces.

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Singapore Car Carrier lost power 2 miles off Kea island in Greece

| Maritime News | 15/06/2012

City of Mumbai Car carrier   The car carrier City of Mumbai got engine blackout and full engine failure on 2.2 nautical miles off the Kea island, near Piraeus, Greece. The cargo ship was headed to Sagunto, when major problem in the engine system appeared and the ship started drifting close to the Greek shores. The distress signal was sent to the port authority, and from the coast guard planned to send tug to the accident position. Meanwhile the engineers on board of the car carrier City of Mumbai fixed the problem and the rescue operation was canceled. However, the ship was anchored in the port Lavrion for checking the problem with the engine. After completely solving the problem with the engine of the car carrier, the ship left the anchorage and resumed voyages.

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