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Two Missing after Ship Sinks in South China Sea

Image: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that a ship sank in South China Sea on Friday, 11 out of 13 crew were rescued and two remained missing. According to the survivors, there were 13 crew on board the sunken vessel. Two persons are still unaccounted for. MPA has been providing navigational broadcasts to vessels in the vicinity to report any sightings of persons overboard and to navigate with caution in the vicinity of the incident. The Republic of Singapore…

East China Sea Storm: Two Ships Sink, 26 Missing

Storm: Image CCL 3

Altogether 26 people are missing after two ships sank in separate incidents off the coast of east China's Shandong Province, reports Xinhua. Strong gales were forecast off Shandong, when twelve people were confirmed missing after the ship "XINGLONGZHOU65", registered in east China's Zhejiang Province, sank off Yantai City report Xinhua citing the Yantai Maritime Bureau. Another cargo ship sank off Weihai City and 14 people are reported missing, according to Shandong Provincial Maritime Rescue Center. Source: Xinhua

Stricken Tanker Sinks, Leaves Large Slick in East China Sea

Photo: China's Ministry of Transport

Two bodies, black box recovered from tanker before sinking; Iran says remaining 29 crew, passengers presumed dead. A stricken Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem. The tanker Sanchi (IMO:9356608) had been adrift and ablaze after crashing into the freighter CF Crystal (IMO:9497050) on Jan.

Cargo Ship Sinks in Huangpu River

A 15,000-ton cargo ship sank on Saturday while trying to berth in the Huangpu River near Nanpu Bridge in Shanghai. Attempts will be made to salvage the Yin Chu this week but it will be a complicated operation, according to maritime officials. source: CCTV

Four Die As Ship Sinks

Four people died and eight were missing after a cargo ship capsized in a river in China's eastern province of Zhejiang, an official said. Bad weather was hampering rescue efforts, the official said from Ningbo, where the ship capsized before sinking on Thursday. "Only five were rescued after the ship sank and one was slightly injured," he said. "We found four bodies and the search efforts are continuing." The official Xinhua news agency said the ship was carrying passengers in breach of regulations and capsized in gale force winds. It sank within five minutes, the news agency said. - (Reuters)

57 Missing After Ships Sink

At least 57 people are missing after two ships sank in high winds in the Taiwan Strait off southeast China, the state news agency said on Friday, according to a report on www.cbc.ca. Xinhua said the first ship, carrying 37 people, struck a reef near coastal Fujian province's Pingtan island late Thursday. The Fujian Maritime Safety Administration says the ship, headed for Indonesia, was fully loaded with aquatic products when strong winds carried it onto the reef. About two hours later, a fishing boat with 27 people sank near Pingtan island. Three people were rescued, but the rest are missing.

Nickel Ship Sinks

Inco Ltd., the western world's biggest nickel producer, said a ship carrying 2,200 tons of nickel in matte from its Indonesian unit PT Inco, worth an estimated $13 million, sank off Japan at the weekend. Inco said the load was insured and represented about 3.3 percent of PT Inco's annual production, which was 130 million pounds in 2000. At least eight of the 14 crew members, including the captain of the Panama-registered White Koowa, drowned when the ship sank on Sunday off Kochi, about 540 km (335 miles) southwest of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard said. It is not yet known why the ship went down. "It is not immediately clear whether the lost nickel is recoverable," Inco said in a statement in Toronto. - (Reuters)

15 Bodies Recovered From Ship Wreck

Rescuers have recovered 15 bodies from a ship that sank off the southern coast of Indonesian New Guinea last week with the feared loss of more than 100 lives. About 40 survivors were rescued and treated at a local hospital. The Bimas Raya-II ship sank near Irian Jaya's southern town of Merauke, some 2,340 miles (3,800 km) east of Jakarta, on Oct. 18. The ship had a loading capacity of 125 passengers but reportedly was carrying 159 passengers when it sank.

Cargo Ship Sinks off Somalia

A cargo ship carrying tons of coal sank off the coast of Somalia, and a rescue mission was under way to save the crew, said officials on Thursday. Andrew Mwangura, head of the Kenyan chapter of the Seafarers Assistance Programme, said about 20 crew members were believed to be floating in life rafts since the MV Kanaya went down on Wednesday. There was no evidence that the sinking was due to piracy, which had been a growing problem, off Somalia's coastline. Source: News24

Ship Sinks after Collision with Platform

According to reports, an investigation is underway after a cargo ship collided with a gas platform in the North Sea and then sank. The vessel, the Jork, struck the unmanned Viking Echo platform 40 miles north-east of Cromer, Norfolk. The 2,000-ton vessel, which had been carrying grain from Lübeck in Germany, sank yesterday. Sources said that the pipeline to the gas platform, which was not badly damaged, had been shut down. Source: Scotsman

Navy Investigates Ship Sinking

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. Navy is investigating the possibility that the crew of an Iraqi oil-smuggling ship had intentionally damaged the ship, resulting in its sinking and the death of two U.S. sailors. Last month the USS Peterson was in charge of the suspected smuggling vessel Samra when it suddenly sank, taking with it two U.S. sailors and four Iraqi seamen.

South Korean Navy Ship Sinks Near Border

According to a March 26 report from BBC News, about 40 sailors are missing after a South Korean navy ship sank near the border with North Korea, Yonhap news agency said citing military officials. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an unexplained explosion tore through its hull. Several sailors also died, officials were quoted as saying. (Source: BBC News)

Container Ship Capsizes in E. China Sea

Rescuers have retrieved 11 bodies and are searching for two missing crew members after a container ship sank off east China. The Beihai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport dispatched two rescue vessels and a helicopter to the seawater area 40 nautical miles northeast of Longkou, Shandong Province, after the ship with 14 aboard capsized. One crew member, who had lost consciousness, was rescued by the helicopter.

 The container ship "Guangyangxingang" was on voyage from the northern coastal city of Tianjin, in the Yellow Sea, to Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang Province.

Remaining Part of MOL Comfort Sinks with Bunkers

MOL Comfort Fore Part: Photo courtesy of India Coast Guard

Some 1,600 metric tonnes of fuel oil and 2,400 containers onboard the 'MOL Comfort' sank to the ocean floor when the remaining forward part of the container ship sank. "There is an oil film at the site, but no large volume of oil leakage has, at this moment, been observed," MOL said in a statement. According to the latest update from the ship's owners, a salvage team has been kept in the area (19'56''N 65'25''E) to monitor the oil leakage and floating containers. "Most of the floating containers sank and could no longer be spotted.

Search Still On For Survivors Of Philippine Ferry Disaster

Rescuers continued their search for passengers of the Philippine ship MV Asia South Korea last week, after it sank in the Visayan Sea before dawn on Dec. 23, officials said. The death toll from the disaster in the central Philippines had risen to 41, they said. The National Disaster Coordinating Council said officials were still verifying the number of survivors, which was most recently reported to be 711. The 27-year-old ship, owned by Cebu-based Trans-Asia Shipping, sank in rough seas off Bantayan Island, 300 miles southeast of Manila, while on a 12-hour voyage from the central Philippine city of Cebu to the island of Iloilo. Survivors said they heard an explosion before the vessel went down in rough seas.…

This Day in Naval History – April 7

1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward 1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S. 1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service 1945 - First two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield (Iwo Jima): ENS Jane Kendeigh, USNR, and LTJG Ann Purvis, USN 1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle of East China Sea); Yamato, world's largest battleship, and five other ships sunk 1979 - Launching of first Trident submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Groton, CT (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 7

1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward   1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S.   1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service   1945 - First two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield (Iwo Jima): ENS Jane Kendeigh, USNR, and LTJG Ann Purvis, USN   1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle of East China Sea); Yamato, world's largest battleship, and five other ships sunk   1979 - Launching of first Trident submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Groton, CT   (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – April 7

1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward 1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S. 1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service 1945 - First two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield (Iwo Jima): ENS Jane Kendeigh, USNR, and LTJG Ann Purvis, USN 1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle of East China Sea); Yamato, world's largest battleship, and five other ships sunk 1979 - Launching of first Trident submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Groton, CT (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - June 21

From the Navy News Service 1898 - USS Charleston captures island of Guam from Spain. 1945 - Okinawa declared secure after most costly naval campaign in history. United States had 30 ships sunk and 223 damaged, mostly from kamikaze attacks, with 5,000 dead and 5,000 wounded, while the Japanese lost 100,000 dead.

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7

USS Ohio (SSBN-726). U.S. Navy photo

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7 1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward 1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S. 1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service 1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle of East China Sea); Yamato, world's largest battleship, and five other ships sunk 1979 - Launching of first Trident submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Groton, Conn. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – June 22

1898 - USS Charleston captures island of Guam from Spain 1945 - Okinawa declared secure after most costly naval campaign in history. U.S. had 30 ships sunk and 223 damaged, mostly from kamikaze attacks, with 5000 dead and 5000 wounded, while the Japanese lost 100,000 dead (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – August 14

1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus 1886 - SECNAV establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard 1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II (15 August in DC) (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 14

1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus. 1886 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard. 1945 - agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II, Aug. 15.

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