Dog Adrift on Tanker Eludes Capture

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Forgea, a 2-year-old female dog adrift on the Insiko 1907 since April 2, has eluded her rescuers, according to the Hawaiian Human Society. Sailors from two long line fishing vessels were unable Monday to catch a dog stranded on a crippled refueling tanker. The Hawaiian Humane Society has spent $50,000 to rescue the animal. Hawaiian Humane Society President Pamela Burns said, “As you might imagine, Forgea is exceedingly fearful and attempts to rescue her have scared her even more. She has so far eluded her rescuers. She has access to hidden areas on the 256-ft.-long vessel which she knows well. We are not in a rush to remove her since she has plenty of food and water and feels comfortable on the Insiko. We are in constant contact with the fishing fleets in the area and will continue our rescue efforts.” The problem, apart from the fact that the dog has been left alone on the ship for nearly three weeks when a problem forced the crew to abandon ship, is the fact that the dog is accustomed to receiving its commands in Mandarin Chinese.
Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

DNV GL Publishes Regulatory Roadmap for Floaters in the US

DNV GL announced it has mapped out what is necessary to be in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in U.S. waters.

Second Typhoon Threatens Taiwan

The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

Shipbuilders Vard Report Financial Fair Sailing

Designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels, Vard Holdings, has announced its financial results for the second quarter of financial year 2014 (“2Q2014”),

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0706 sec (14 req/sec)