Top Ten Maritime News Stories 08/05/2015

Seacurus Daily: Top Ten Maritime News Stories 08/05/2015

1. Maersk Tigris Released

The containership Maersk Tigris has been released today from Iranian control according to a statement from Rickmers Group, the operators ...

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Italy May Have Found Doomed Migrant Ship

Italy's navy said on Thursday it believed it had found the wreck of a boat that sank last month killing up to 900 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean's most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory. Only 24 bodies have been recovered since the April 18 disaster and the discovery of ...
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Hong Kong Officials Face Ferry Disaster Trial

Two Hong Kong officials will be the latest facing trial over a 2012 ferry collision that killed 39 people, including eight children. The maritime officers were charged in March of this year, and will go to trial on May 26. The collision of the high speed ferry Sea Smooth and the pleasure boat Lam...
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Seized Maersk Vessel, Crew Safely Released

Maersk Line announced today that Iran has released the M/V Maersk Tigris and its crew, which were seized last month in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's major oil shipping lanes. The vessel was diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats while en route from Saudi Arabia to the Un...
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People Smuggles Arrested in Germany

German police arrested three men on Wednesday suspected of belonging to an organised criminal group that smuggles people from Africa to the European Union. Around 7,000 migrants, most from Africa, were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean last weekend and around 900 drowned last month on a boa...
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