Friday, September 29, 2000 Maritime News

Gale Force Wave Injures Three On Oriana

Sep 29, 2000

A 40-ft. (13 m) wave hit P&O's flagship cruise ship Thursday night during a severe gale in the Atlantic, slightly injuring three of the 2,325 people aboard, the company said.

Coastguards Work To Pump Out Wrecked Cargo Ship

Sep 29, 2000

Coastguards battled to pump out seawater gushing into a cargo ship holed below the water line after it collided with another vessel off Sweden's Baltic coast on Friday, a spokesman said.

Another Greek Ferry Runs Into Trouble

Sep 29, 2000

A Greek ferry with 1,081 passengers aboard ran aground as it was about to dock in an Aegean island port early on Friday but there were no injuries, the merchant marine ministry said.

Russia And Norway To Join Forces During Disasters At Sea

Sep 29, 2000

Russia and Norway signed an accord on Friday committing them immediately to alert their neighbor of any sea accidents such as the underwater explosion that sank a Russian submarine last month.

Kvaerner Says It Won't Raise Takeover Bid

Sep 29, 2000

Anglo-Norwegian industry group Kvaerner said on Friday that it would not raise or extend its $725 million takeover bid for oil and gas services firm Aker Maritime Kvaerner's offer of 0.

Militants Release Royal Dutch/Shell Hostages

Sep 29, 2000

Royal Dutch/Shell said on Friday that 12 of its Nigerian oil workers abducted by militants in the Niger Delta have been released. A spokesman for Shell said

Business As Usual At Manila Container Terminal

Sep 29, 2000

Operations resumed at the Manila International Container Terminal after striking workers cleared barricades preventing entry to the port, a senior Philippine official said.

Cargo Ships Collide Off Baltic Coast

Sep 29, 2000

Two cargo ships collided on Friday off Sweden's Baltic coast near the southern town of Karlskrona, a coastguard spokesman said. The larger ship was about 328 ft.

Greek Ferry Crew Blames Sinking On Bad Weather

Sep 29, 2000

The crew of Greek ferry Express Samina that sank killing 72 people blamed the disaster on bad weather, saying the ship would not obey commands. "The weather threw me on the rocks,

Minoan Stock Continues To Fall

Sep 29, 2000

Shares in Greek ferry operator Minoan Lines slipped again on the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday following the sinking of the Express Samina ferry belonging to its subsidiary Minoan Flying Dolphins.

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