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Bulk carrier Double Progress collided with anchored container ship in Malaysia

| Maritime News | 09/10/2012

Double Progress vessel   The bulk carrier Double Progress collided with the anchored container ship E.R. Turku off Port Klang, Malaysia. The Panamax dry bulk carrier, which was loaded with 30,000 tones of coal, was driven by pilot and master for entering into harbor, when the negligence of the situation caused collision with the anchored ship. The current and the wind in the position of the accident were middle, as the weather conditions were good for operations. The collision was minor and both ships had no sufficient damages into their hulls, but the local authorities investigated the accident and fined the guilty master of bulk carrier Double Progress. The operations in the region are not disturbed by the collision and the maritime transport is normalized.

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General cargo ship Rainbow Joy collided with fishing boat in Philippines

| Maritime News | 07/10/2012

Rainbow Joy ship   The general cargo ship Rainbow Joy collided with fishing boat Raisa off Davao City, Philippines. The accident caused instant sinking of the small fishing vessel and throw all the 11 fishermen in the water. The general cargo ship stopped engines after the accident and performed search and rescue operations to take all the seamen from water.All the 11 fishermen were saved without any serious injuries. The reason of the accident was mistake in maneuvering of the fishing boat, which skipper changed course crossing the bow of the general cargo ship Rainbow Joy. The Philippine Coast Guard and local authorities started investigation of the accident, as the cargo vessel was detained for taking witness evidences from the duty officers and the master.

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Explosion in beached tanker Union Brave killed 5 dock workers

| Maritime News | 07/10/2012

   The beached tanker Union Brave got explosion and fire in the Alang-Sosiya Ship Recycling Yard, killing 5 dock workers. The accident happened during cutting of compartment in the rear part of the vessel, near the pump room. The fire works caused flaming of the fuel fumes and explosion in the compartment. Total 7 people were in the vicinity an 5 of them were killed, while 2 others were seriously injured. The tanker was sold for scrap to Ship Breaking Co, which ordered recycling in the Alang-Sosiya Ship Recycling Yard on plot 82. The local authorities and the yard started investigation of the accident and checked the safety level in the plot. The fuel tanks were not ventilated enough and the fuel fumes flamed by the welders used.

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Passenger ship Lamma IV sank in Hong Kong

| Maritime News | 02/10/2012

Lamma IV   The passenger ship Lamma IV sank after collision with Hong Kong ferry in East Lamma Channel, Hong Kong. The coastal passenger ship was on drift for watching the National Day fireworks in Victoria Harbour, while the ship was hit by the ferry operating in the channel. The ferry was forced to maneuver in case to prevent collision with a cargo vessel, but was not able to escape from the accident with the passenger ship Lamma IV. The daily cruiser sank by stern with more than 120 passengers and 3 crew members on board. The local authorities reported that 36 people were dead in spite of the fast and accurate rescue operations. The water trap killed 28 passengers from the passenger ship, while 8 other died in the hospital later. The ferry has almost no damages and a few passengers were slightly injured after the accident.

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Explosion on board of the bulk carrier Sea Moon off Bermuda

| Maritime News | 02/10/2012

Sea Moon ship   The bulk carrier Sea Moon got explosion and fire in the cargo hold on 140 nautical miles off Bermuda. The vessel was loaded with coal and was operated on route from New Orleans, USA to Karachi, Pakistan. The explosion thrown crew members overboard, but later the seaman was rescued. After the accident the bulk carrier Sea Moon changed course to Bermuda and anchored there for survey and inspection. Also the injured crew member was taken to the hospital for treatment. The reasons for the accident are still under investigation, but most probably the high temperature caused explosion of gases in the cargo hold. The ship will be surveyed and fully inspected before continue the voyage to Pakistan.

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General cargo ship Hao Han on fire in Japan

| Maritime News | 28/09/2012

Hao Han ship   Hao Han ship caught fire in Osaka Bay on 7 nautical miles off Izumiotsu City, Japan. The vessel was on route from Japan to China, loaded with 1000 tones of scrap, when a fire started in the engine room. The crew was not able to get control of the fire and requested assistance from from coast guard station. All the crew from the cargo vessel Hao Han were rescued from the ship, without any serious injuries. Two tugs from the local coast guard station are engaged with firefighting and according to the latest news the fire is under control and must be fully extinguished in a few hours. The local authorities started investigation over the accident, but most probably it was caused by technical malfunction in the engine.

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Crude carrier Hellespont Trooper was sold in Greece

| Maritime News | 28/09/2012

Hellespont Trooper   The large crude carrier Hellespont Trooper was sold to new Greek owners at the price of 12,000,000 USD. The contract was signed a few days ago and the delivery of the ship will be done till the end of the year. The ship was operated and owned by the German company Hellespont Hammonia, but because of the decreased numbers of contracts the company was forced to sell the ship. The new owners were not announced officially, as the ship will be delivered in the next months. The large crude carrier Hellespont Trooper was built in the shipyard of Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries in 1996 and has really good engineering, powerful propulsion system and large cargo spaces. The ship was in good condition during the sale and the hull had no damages.

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Ferry sank after collision with the LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka

| Maritime News | 28/09/2012

Norgas Cathinka LPG   The ferry Bahuga Jaya sank after collision with LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka in the Sunda Strait off Jakarta, Indonesia. The accident happened on 4 nautical miles off the Bakauheni Port, Lampung Selatan and on board of the passenger ship there were more than 200 passengers and 30 crew members. The local authorities reported that at least 8 people died in the water of Indonesia and 15 people are still missing. The accident happened after violating the Colreg rules of the both vessels, which turned to same position to avoid collision. The LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka is detained by the Indonesian coast guard, after the accident, before clearing of the situation. The local authorities and the coast guard organized search and rescue operations, engaging a helicopter and three rescue boats. The investigation of the accident is still in process and all the aspects of the collision will be reviewed by the authorities and police.

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General cargo ship Everton caught fire in Mozambique Strait

| Maritime News | 27/09/2012

Everton cargo ship   Technical malfunction in the cooling system of the generator, caused fire in the engine room of the general cargo ship Everton. The accident happened in Mozambique Strait during operations on route from Pemba to Mitsamudu. The crew was not able to get control of the fire with the ship’s safety equipment and sent a distress signal to the coast guard. Three tugs from the local harbor arrived at the scene of the accident and started firefighting and towing operations, to take out the ship from the heavy maritime road. All 16 crew members on board were evacuated and the ship was left drifting before the fire is fully extinguished. The local authorities are monitoring the general cargo ship Everton and heading the salvage operations. There are no injured people during the accident and no pollution of the water.

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Ferry Sykkylvsfjord collided with pier in Norway

| Maritime News | 26/09/2012

Sykkylvsfjord   The ferry Sykkylvsfjord collided into a pier in Stranda, Norway during maneuvering into the port. The vessel was on route from Liabygda to Stranda and has maneuvers for berthing into the pier, but because of the high speed allided with the pier and made sufficient damages of the harbor. After the collision the ferry god damages in the hull and the front ramp. According to the master evidences the accident was caused by the malfunction in the propeller and highly disturbed ability to maneuver in the port. The ferry Sykkylvsfjord got serious damages, which caused docking of the ship for repair and full inspections before backing to service. The port authorities investigated the accident and most probably will fine the vessel for the crashed pier. There are no injured people during the accident and no damaged cars, but only the bow ramp was able to open for discharging the cars from the vessel.

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