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Captain pleads guilty to Seaman's Manslaughter in parasailing case

The U.S. Coast Guard said the captain in a fatal 2011 parasailing accident in the U.S. Virgin Islands has pleaded guilty to Seaman's Manslaughter

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DNV: Hull-penetration, engine-failure casualties have increased in recent years

DNV has issued a call for a better safety focus in shipping, noting that certain types of casualties are on becoming more frequent

Web Bulletin 2013

Wildlife group's report identifies waters where maritime casualties inflict most damage

The wildlife group WWF has published a report identifying the oceans and seas that are most vulnerable to major maritime casualties

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VIDEO and PHOTOS of decontamination work aboard BBC Arizona at Valdez

Decontamination work is underway to clean up oil leaking from containers aboard a cargo ship that caught fire at Valdez

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Leaking chemical sickens ship crew at B.C.'s Deltaport

British Columbia's Deltaport was closed for most of the day after a ship crew became sickened by chemical fumes that hazardous materials responder said came from a container

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Emerald Service, Alaska Chadux head up Valdez decontamination job

A unified command has been established to oversee the oil spill cleanup aboard BBC Arizona, and Emerald Services and Alaska Chadux are the decontamination contractors

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Tanker, barges damaged in Houston Ship Channel collision

A tanker and a tow collided in the Houston Ship Channel, resulting in damage to the ship and 5 barges

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Cargo ship catches fire in Alaska after oil leaks from containers

The cargo ship BBC Arizona is undergoing decontamination after transformer oil leaked from containers and ignited into a fire aboard the vessel at Valdez

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Tanker, grain carrier damaged in collision near Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard said the tanker Profit and bulk carrier Imperial Spirit were damage in a collision at sea

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Report: Costa Concordia captain caused, exacerbated fatal sinking

An Italian investigative report said the Costa Concordia captain's navigational errors caused the cruise ship to sink, and his emergency response was inadequate

Web Bulletin 2013
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