Archive for December, 2012

22 Dead, 70 Injured After Guinea-Bissau Boat Accident

At least 22 people have died and scores have been injured after an overloaded passenger boat sank off the coast of Guinea-Bissau on Friday. Rescue workers are continuing to search for the nine people who were on the boat atRead More

No Arrests Made In Fatal Boat Crash, Family Distraught

Family members of two people who were killed in a boat accident near Treasure Island in 2005 are distraught after the driver of the boat, who had been drinking at the time of the accident, was not arrested at theRead More

Congo Boat Accident Claims Nine Lives

At least nine people have been killed after a large passenger ferry sank in the Congo River in Kinshasa on Friday, with a further 100 missing, possibly dead, say authorities. According to reports, the ferry was carrying approximately 300 passengers,Read More

Delegate Charged For Boat Accident

A state delegate who admitted to being under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his recreational boat in August this year, injuring seven people, has been charged today. Delegate Donald H. Dwyer Jr., a Republican who oversees parts ofRead More

Young Boy Critically Injured In Australian Boat Accident

A three year old boy has been critically injured in a mysterious boat accident in the Darwin region of Australia. The boy is currently fighting for his life in a Darwin hospital as authorities try to piece together a pictureRead More

18, Including Children, Drown In Benin Boat Accident

At least 18 people, the majority of which were children, have drowned after an overloaded rowing boat sank in a river near the commercial capital of Benin, Cotonou, said officials. The incident occurred late on Saturday night when the smallRead More

Kongsberg Maritime Introduces New ECDIS Course

The Norway based Kongsberg Maritime, one of Scandanavia’s largest marine solutions companies, has announced the launch of a new ECDIS course designed to train captains and senior crew members of commercial vessels so that they will be able to furtherRead More

Past Can Inform The Future Of Maritime Safety, says Expert

Lessons learned from accidents in the recent past can lead to important changes in maritime safety regulations and legislation that will inform the future of the marine industry, says Captain Richard Eastham, the CEO of Regs4Ships Limited. This concept ofRead More

State Police Investigate Fatal NJ Boat Accident

State police authorities are currently investigating the cause of a boat accident that led to the death of one man off the coast of New Jersey this weekend. Eric Kim, a 31 year old man from Woodbridge Township, was killedRead More

Jet Ski Licensing Campaign Launched In Dubai

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government body that is responsible for the coordination and supervision of maritime regulations throughout Dubai, has launched a new campaign to encourage owners of unlicensed recreational water vessels, such as jet skis, toRead More

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