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Mother and baby die after falling off ship

Mother jumped off a moving sea vessel to save her daughter A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) mother died after she jumped off a moving sea vessel to save her daughter who reportedly fell into the sea at the boundary of Bacolod and Talisay cities on Friday.Lieutenant Commander Dominador Senador, chief of the Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod, yesterday identified the casualties as Michelle Tiamsing, 30, and her daughter Joemcelle, 2, both residents of Ilog town in Negros Occidental.Reports said the fatalities were on board M/V St. Joseph the Worker owned by the Negros Navigation that was bound for Manila when the incident happened.Senador said the management of Negros Navigation had informed them that two of their passengers fell from the vessel at about 2.7 nautical miles off the shorelines of Bacolod and Talisay.He said it took about 30 minutes before rescuers retrieved the bodies that were immediately brought to a funeral home in Bacolod.A 17-year-old witness, whose name was not disclosed, told the police and the Coast Guard that she saw Tiamsing carrying the child in her arms near the edge of the vessel.She also said that some passengers told Tiamsing to stay away from the edge but she did not ...

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Seafarer from Dauin dies on board ship in Korea

Family seeks more information The family of a seafarer from Apo Island in Dauin town of Negros Oriental has sought detailed information on the circumstances surrounding his death recently in Korea.Lauro Suan Alaton, 39, married, reportedly died onboard the cargo ship MV (Chang) Tai Hong I sometime between last Saturday and Sunday, according to his younger brother Ronald Alaton.Ronald told the media his family received information that his brother Lauro died, but the report did not specify whether the ship was on port call in North Korea or South Korea.Lauro this year signed a contract with BB Shipping, a company based in Metro Manila, and had boarded the Tai Hong I last January, said Ronald.Last November 28, Alaton's family in Apo Island got a call from the recruitment agency informing them that Lauro's contract was being extended.Early this month however, the agency informed the family about Lauro's fate. Ronald said the family was able to speak to a certain Anna Santos from the agency verifying the news and asking for more information about the incident.Ronald said Santos told his family that Lauro was rushed to the hospital and confined for three days because he was vomiting and defecating blood. He ...

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Poor maintenance blamed in ship worker s death

Maintenance of the wires had been hindered by the design of the davit Poor maintenance and a design flaw have been blamed for the death of a cruise ship worker who plunged into the water and drowned while working on a lifeboat in Lyttelton this year.The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) launched an investigation after two men fell from the cruise ship Volendam while carrying out routine maintenance on a starboard lifeboat in January.One of the men was rescued shortly afterward. The other man was seen in the water briefly in what appeared to be a dazed state, but he soon disappeared.He could not be found despite a search by the ship's rescue vessel, Coastguard, the port authority and emergency services.Port authority divers found the man's body about four hours later.The TAIC report, released today, found that the men fell from the lifeboat after one of the two wires attaching it to the ship failed.The men were wearing safety harnesses but the wire holding the harnesses to the ship also failed during the accident.Neither man was wearing a buoyancy device.The lifeboat remained attached to the ship by the aft wire but suffered irreparable damage.The accident also caused damage to the ...

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Highspeed ferry bound for Manila rams fishing boat off Maasim

One was killed and seven were injured One fisherman was missing and seven others injured after a ferry rammed their boat before dawn Friday off Maasim town in the southern Philippine province of Sarangani, police said.Police said the mishap occurred at around 1 a.m. while the Superferry was sailing for Manila. The other crew members rushed to hospital. Other reports said the fishermen were fixing their engine near the port when the ferry rammed their trawler.The vessel did not stop despite the mishap and continued sailing leaving the behind the trawler in total wreck and its crew on their own. The ship's owner, Aboitiz SuperFerry, did not give any statement about the mishap.Source: Mindanao Examiner

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Ship sinks near Oman, 5 Indian sailors dead

Nine sailors are still missing An Indian ship sank off the coast of southern Oman, drowning five Indian sailors and leaving nine others missing.The ship MSV Shiv Sagar sank near the southern Dhofar region of Oman on Saturday, local media reports said. Six sailors were rescued after the Omani coast guards and naval vessels launched a rescue operation but nine others are still missing, the Gulf News reported.The southern Dhofar region was hit by torrential rains this week, flooding the region and killing 12 people. The Met authorities in the region had cautioned fishermen and other seafarers to check the condition of the sea before venturing out.The rescued sailors were initially taken to the Sadah Hospital for treatment. They were being kept at the police station in Sadah city, which is located around 140 km from Salalah in southern Oman.Source: The Hindu Business Line

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Bodies of 8 Divers Trapped Underwater Recovered in Persian Gulf

They trapped underwater while installing an underwater oil pipeline The bodies of eight of the thirteen divers trapped underwater have been recovered, according to Iran's official news agency. There is no word on the remaining divers.The divers - 7 Indians, 5 Iranians, and 1 Ukrainian - were part of a team installing an underwater oil pipeline. They were operating inside a pressurized diving chamber when their Koosha-1 ship sank in the Persian Gulf Thursday afternoon. The chamber was onboard the ship at the time wand the divers were inside - to avoid having to pressurize and depressurize for each dive.Officials say stormy weather was in the area when the nearly 3 decade old offshore support vessel sank, just 15 miles from Iran's coast.Six of the bodies recovered were found in the diving chamber that became trapped underwater. All six were Indians. Iran's official news agancy reports that two more bodies were recovered at the depth of 72 meters. Sixty of the 73 people onboard the vessel were rescued.The Koosha-1 is owned by the Iranian company, Darya Koosh Co. and operated by the UAE based, Simatech Shipping & Forwarding.Source: Maritime Executive

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Two crew of MV Ken Goh injured in rough weather

One died Bulk carrier Ken Goh requested medical evacuation of 2 crew members in position 53 11N 169 06E, 380 nm NE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Pacific ocean, on Oct 21 2011.Two Filipino crew were seriously injured in a rough weather, while working in the open. MRCC Petropavlovsk advised vessel to head for Petropavlovsk, as S&R service doesn't have helicopter capable of such a long-range flight. Vessel is sailing to Petropavlovsk now, ETA 22.10.11 0600 LT.Regretfully, one of injured seamen died. Vessel is en route from Vancouver to China. Bulk carrier Ken Goh IMO 9236066, dwt 31939, built 2001, flag Vanuatu, manager MMS Co Ltd., Japan.Source: Vesseltracker

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China urges probe into massacre of sailors

On Oct 5, 12 Chinese sailors were murdered after two cargo ships were hijacked on the Mekong River China on Thursday demanded swift action from three Southeast Asian countries as they investigate an attack on the Mekong River that claimed the lives of 12 Chinese sailors near the Thai-Myanmar border. One sailor remains missing.In a related development, a Chinese patrol ship will escort 164 sailors and family members, who have been stranded on the Mekong since the attack, home on Friday.The 12 victims were crew members of two cargo ships attacked earlier this month where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet.A probe into the attack has reportedly stalled due to chaotic border management and lax security measures in the region.Vice-Foreign Minister Song Tao summoned envoys from the three countries and urged their authorities to "step up their investigations, get to the bottom of the matter as soon as possible, report their findings to China in a timely manner and ... severely punish the culprits."The Chinese government values the life and safety of every Chinese citizen and demands a thorough probe of what happened," Song said.The government is shocked and deeply saddened by the incident and strongly condemns the ...

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Crew Fatality while working Deck Log Cargo

Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note Hong Kong Marine Department issues Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding Crew Fatality while working at Deck Log Cargo as follows:A fatal accident occurred on a Hong Kong registered cargo ship at anchor loading log cargo.An Ordinary Seaman fell overboard and disappeared into the water while he was working deck log cargo near the ship's side. This information note draws the attention of Shipowners, Ship Managers, Ship Operators, Masters, Officers and Crew to the lessons learnt from this accident.The Accident1. A Hong Kong registered cargo ship was at anchor loading logs. When the loading in No. 1 cargo hatch was completed, the ship's crew were tasked to tighten the lashings over the deck log cargoes while loading continued in other hatches. The Ordinary Seaman (OS) who was assigned to work on the deck cargoes near the ship's side fell overboard and disappeared into the water.2. At the time of the accident, the weather was fine. The wind was southwesterly with force 3. The sea state was smooth but the water was muddy with current setting northeast at a speed of about 1 knot. Despite search and rescue operation being conducted for 7 days, the missing ...

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Two ship crew members die suffocate in cargo hold

Suffered asphyxiation while they were checking goods in the vault The bodies of two crew members who allegedly died from asphyxiation while trapped in a traveling ship's cargo hold were sent back to the northern city of Hai Phong on Friday.According to the city's port authorities, Nguyen Van Son, head of the crew, and deck hand Dao Dinh Quynh, were found dead in the goods vault of the Nasico Navigator on Thursday.The ship is managed by the Nam Trieu Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.Investigators said that Son, 38, and Quynh, 31, suffered asphyxiation while they were checking goods in the vault.The ship was on its way from Ho Chi Minh City to Hai Phong.The Nasico Navigator was previously named My Dinh. The My Dinh sunk when it crashed into rocks off the northern province of Quang Ninh in late 2004. It was then carrying 37 containers to the province.After the accident, the ship was repaired and licensed by Vietnam Register. Nam Trieu, a member company of the state-owned Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin), put it back into operation in May, 2008.Investigations into the case are now underway.Source: Thanh Nien News

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