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Hong Kong police have arrested six crew from two passenger boats that collided in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor, as rescuers continue searching for survivors of the accident that left at least 37 people dead. Police officials said at a news conference Tuesday the crew members are being investigated for "endangering people's lives at sea," but gave few other details on Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in decades. A ferry belonging to the Hong Kong Electric Power Company sank within minutes of colliding with another passenger boat late Monday. It was carrying around 120 company staff and family members to watch a holiday fireworks show. Many frantically searched local hospitals and morgues on Tuesday for missing family members who were aboard the ferry, while police questioned…
A young Aberdeen engineer has been recognized for her work inspiring school pupils to take on a career in the oil & gas industry. Katy Crawford, who is employed by offshore lifting and mechanical handling services company Sparrows, has been chosen to receive the Raising the Profile of the Profession – Promoting Engineering to Primary Students award from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). After just one year in full-time employment, the 22-year-old has become heavily involved in making children aware of the benefits of picking a career in engineering. Katy is the IMechE Young Member Panel’s Education Representative and has been instrumental in introducing the Primary Engineer initiative into primary schools in the North-east of Scotland. Primary Engineer looks to get youngsters from the…
Monday, 01 October 2012 11:54

IMO Fishing Boat Protocol Now in Force

The STCW-F Convention sets the certification and minimum training requirements for crews of seagoing fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and above. The Convention consists of 15 Articles and an annex containing technical regulations. The STCW-F Convention has been ratified by 15 States: Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Kiribati, Latvia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, Palau, the Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, Spain, the Syrian Arab Republic and Ukraine, and also by Faroes, Denmark. The entry into force of the STCW-F Convention comes just days before a diplomatic conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 9 to 11 October, which will consider adopting an Agreement on the implementation of IMO’s other instrument relating to fishing vessel safety, the 1993 Protocol relating to the 1977 Torremolinos…
via USA Today NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. -- "Meet my guard dog, Lady," cracks Fane Lozman, as his foot-tall dachshund scurries around the perimeter of his home under construction on the water in this town near Miami. "Vicious, isn't she?" The weiner dog represents the softer side of a cantankerous pit-bull of a man at the center of what currently is one of the more closely watched cases about property rights in the U.S. Lozman, a 6-foot-4-inch former Marine pilot, is fighting the seizure and destruction of his "floating home" after an order by a U.S. court judge. After he lost an appeal in a U.S. Federal Appeals Court, the matter is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, which is scheduled to…
Friday, 28 September 2012 10:12

High New Zealand dollar hampering boat exports

The rising value of the New Zealand dollar is threatening a recovery in the domestic boat-building industry, according to Peter Busfield, executive director of New Zealand’s Marine Industry Association. Busfield made his comments on the opening day of the Auckland On Water Boat Show.Busfield told the Associated Press of New Zealand (APNZ) that recent gains in the Kiwi dollar have added six per cent to the price of exported boats. "In the last three months, it (the currency) is threatening exports to the United States and is threatening to stifle the recovery," he told the news service.Busfield said sales in New Zealand’s domestic market were down by about 30 per cent over their 2007 highs, while other international markets reflected about the same percentage declines.…
Thursday, 27 September 2012 13:41

ASRY Invests in Future

Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) has come a long way since starting operations towards the end of 1977, as the Arabian Gulf’s first VLCC repair yard. Today ASRY is involved in the repair of all types of commercial vessels, naval craft and offshore jack-up rigs. It also has an expanding newbuilding division which has built specialist barges as well as completing four new tugs for its own use. In a further diversification, ASRY has established two new divisions, ASRY Energy which is building Power Barges (floating electricity generating stations), and ASRY Consultancy Services, which is offering turnkey engineering design services for major conversion projects as well as newbuildings.  While business for pure ship repair yards continues to be tough, especially in the Middle…
Built to international standard and boasting a great variety of leisure facilities to enjoy all year-round, Karpaz Gate Marina has inaugurated a new, luxury beach club. This beautiful superyacht marina is situated in Northern Cyprus. The beach club is located adjacent to the marina and includes a newly opened 33m infinity swimming pool, unique to any beach club in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. A Jacuzzi is to set to one side and there is a decking area with loungers. A children’s pool and play area are also featured in the beach club. Guests can choose to sit around the pool, on the beach or under the pergola or shades at the beach restaurant and bar, which serves light meals, pizza and grill. A…
Monday, 24 September 2012 12:12

Anglers catch 900-pound shark in California

A new scale at a dock in Marina del Rey, Calif., was damaged when fishermen pulled in a 900-pound shark this week. The fish was more than twice the size of the sharks typically brought into the marina, NBC 4 of Southern California reported. It took eight men to lift the shark out of the water Monday afternoon at Del Rey Landing, marina general manager Craig Campbell said. "Our digital scale goes to 750 and it was bent before half of the shark was off the ground," said Campbell, who was present when the shark was brought in. The fishermen had to tow the shark back to the marina because it was too heavy to pull aboard, he said. Most sharks brought in to the…
A Pacific Island policeman who was stranded at sea for 15 weeks says he was saved by a shark. Toakai Teitoi was in a wooden boat, lost in the Pacific Ocean, where his brother-in-law died of dehydration in early July. “We had food, but the problem was we had nothing to drink,” Teitoi, a 41-year-old father of six from Kiribati, told Sky News. The pair ran out of fuel after leaving Tarawa — where Teitoi had visited to be sworn in as an officer — on May 27. They stopped to fish, slept overnight and awoke in the middle of the sea. What was supposed to be a two-hour trip back to his home island of Maiana turned into nearly three months. Teitoi says his…
Shipping resumed last week through one of the Mississippi River's busiest locks after crews completed emergency repairs that took days and stranded hundreds of barges destined for points north or south. By the time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened Lock 27 at Granite City, Ill., just north of St. Louis, on Thursday, the Coast Guard said the traffic jam had grown to 63 vessels and 455 barges — carrying enough cargo to fill 6,100 railcars or 26,400 large tractor-trailers, according to the Associated Press. Within a few hours of the lock being back in business, just six vessels pushing 80 barges had made it through the lock. The last of the idled barges was expected to clear that vital Mississippi River corridor by…

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