Canadian Bulk Carrier Mississagi Refloated

By MarEx 2015-04-26 19:44:20 The grounded 603-foot Canadian bulk carrier Mississagi was successfully refloated on the St. Marys River in the U.S. following operations to offload approximately 2,000 tons of stone on Saturday. The vessel, carrying more than 17,000 tons of stone, was transiting downbound the St. Marys River from Bruce Mines, Ontario early Wednesday…

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Cocaine Seized from Tug in North Sea

By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-26 19:32:37 Over two tons of cocaine has been seized following a joint UK National Crime Agency, Border Force and Royal Navy operation in the North Sea. Acting on intelligence supplied by the NCA, the ocean-going tug MV Hamal was intercepted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter…

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Bulk Carrier Detained for Safety Violations

By MarEx 2015-04-26 19:26:32 The U.S. Coast Guard has detained the 72,500dwt bulk carrier Kind Seas after significant safety violations were found during an inspection in Kalama, Washington, on Friday. Inspectors found that that the vessel’s emergency generator didn’t work. Additionally, fire doors were deficient, bilge pumps were inoperable and lifesaving communication equipment was faulty.…

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Maritime Security at a Crossroads

By MarEx 2015-04-26 16:55:27 By Thomas Bennett, L.L.B. Somalia remains a failed state. Poverty, the absence of enforced law, and psychopathy masquerading as a just cause foment an environment where money for gain, or money to finance terror, means that piracy in the Indian Ocean has not gone away. What started in the Somalian North…

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