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Shipping safer with maritime pilots, IMO says

Shipping safer with maritime pilots, IMO says
12 April 2017 http://www.safety4sea.com/shipping-safer-with-maritime-pilots-imo-says/

Maritime pilots are a strong and essential link in the structure that underpins the safety of international shipping. This was the message delivered by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to the 70th meeting of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in Rome, Italy, on April 11.

General cargo ship Rodau ran aground at River Ouse near Blacktoft

General cargo ship Rodau ran aground at River Ouse near Blacktoft
April 13, 2017 http://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/general-cargo-ship-rodau-ran-aground-...

Polaris VLOC ship searchig for Stellar Daisy found with problem, heads for repairs in Cape Town

Another defect found on a Polaris VLOC
Sam Chambers 13 April 2017 http://splash247.com/another-defect-found-polaris-vloc/

The hunt for the Stellar Daisy has been plunged into chaos with another converted VLOC that had been leading the search and rescue mission in the South Atlantic – also belonging to the same beleaguered Korean owner – forced to head to Cape Town for repairs.

Somali pirate kingpin Abdikarim Salah aka Aw Koombe missing, presumed captured

Somali pirate kingpin missing, presumed captured
Sam Chambers 12 April 2017 http://splash247.com/somali-pirate-kingpin-missing-presumed-captured/

The whereabouts of one of Somalia’s pirate leaders is unclear with speculation mounting that Aw Koombe, a man responsible for many hijackings over the years, has been apprehended by the Chinese navy.

Davao-GenSan-Bitung Roro vessel docks here

Davao-GenSan-Bitung Roro vessel docks here
Reuel John F. Lumawag April 12, 2017 http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/business/2017/04/12/davao-gensan-bitung-...
THE Super Shuttle Roro 12, the 500-TEU vessel that will be used for the Davao City-General Santos City-Bitung, Indonesia sea trade route, docked in Davao City on Tuesday night, April 11.

DAVAO. Super Shuttle Roro 12 docks in Davao City on Tuesday night. (Eamarie Gilayo photo)

Casualty lifted to safety from visiting cargo ship

Casualty lifted to safety from visiting cargo ship
12 April 2017 http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2017-04-12/casualty-lifted-to-safety-fro...

Guernsey Fire and Rescue service lifted a patient to safety from a visiting cargo ship this morning.

They were called to St Sampsons Harbour just before 8am, to a casualty on the bridge area of the boat.

Seven firefighters used their turntable ladder to retrieve the person on a caged stretcher.

They were then taken to the Emergency Department by ambulance.

Cargo Ship MV OS-35 Freed From Pirate Control After Successful Cooperation Between Counter-Piracy Naval Forces in Gulf of Aden

Cargo Ship MV OS-35 Freed From Pirate Control After Successful Cooperation Between Counter-Piracy Naval Forces in Gulf of Aden
Somalilandpress 11 April 2017

EU Naval Force confirms that cargo ship, MV OS-35, that was attacked by suspected armed pirates on Saturday 8 April, is safe and en route to port after successful cooperation between international counter-piracy naval forces in the Gulf of Aden.

General cargo ship Daisy ran aground in Azov

General cargo ship Daisy ran aground in Azov
April 10, 2017 http://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/general-cargo-ship-daisy-ran-aground-...

Indian cargo ship freed by pirates but nine hostages missing

Indian cargo ship freed by pirates but nine hostages missing
Xinhua April 11 2017 http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Indian-cargo-ship-free-nine-hostages...

Somali Pirates Flee Hijacked Indian Cargo Ship, Take Crew Member Hostage; Pirates in Somalia may have captured yet another vessel

Somali Pirates Flee Hijacked Indian Cargo Ship, Take Crew Member Hostage
Reuters | April 11, 2017 http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/somali-pirates-flee-hijacked-indian-cargo...

MOGADISHU: Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took the 11-member crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said.

The Al Kausar vessel was seized earlier this month, part of a sudden string of attacks by Somali pirates after years without a reported incident.

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