El pesquero "Santa Ana" y las operaciones de rescate.

El Cabo de las Penas o Cabo de Peñas (Asturias), que ha registrado una larga nómina de naufragios a lo largo de su historia, ha vuelto a ser el escenario de un trágico accidente en el que han perecido 8 de los 9 tripulantes del pesquero hispano-portugués “Santa Ana”, de 34 años de antigüedad.

Aún es pronto para dictaminar sobre las verdaderas causas del accidente, puesto que son muchos los cabos por atar, pero parece sensato pensar que algunos tripulantes no habían descansado lo suficiente para zarpar de Avilés a las cuatro de la mañana como lo hicieron. El rumbo trazado era peligroso por su proximidad a las rocas de la Erbosa y soplaba un viento que  podía abatir al buque sobre las mismas. También

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Exxon Valdez captain explains accident

 
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 25 years ago, Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound
  • Marybeth Holleman: Animals, coastal ecosystem damaged; oil still pollutes beaches
  • She says no matter how we make drilling, tankers, pipelines safe, risk will never be zero
  • Holleman: We need to reduce dependence on oil; stopping drilling in the Arctic is a first step

Editor's note: Marybeth Holleman is the author of "The Heart of the Sound," a part-memoir, part exploration of the Prince William Sound and the effects of the Exxon Valdez spill. She is co-author of "Among Wolves," and co-editor of Crosscurrents North. The CNN documentary "Oil and Water: The Exxon Valdez Wreck"airs Tuesday, March 25, at 10 p.m. ET.

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Vessel sinks following collision off Japan

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28 March 2014
 

The Japan-flagged cement carrier Sumise Maru No. 38 (IMO: 9054200) that collided with Japan-flagged chemical tanker Kaisei Maru (IMO: 9560431) off Himeji, Japan, on Wednesday sank three hours after the incident. The collision took place at 08:15 local time, and three hours later Sumise Maru No. 38 sank in the Harima-Nada Sea 7.5 miles southwest of Himeji, according to IHS Sea-web. Both vessels had one crew member injured. Sumise Maru No. 38 was sailing empty from Osaka to Ako, while Kaisei Maru was carrying 1,000 tonnes of methanol from Osaki-Kamijima to Himeji. No pollution was reported, and Kaisei Maru continued voyage and proceeded to a dock in Himeji for inspection and repairs.

German box ship Liloa fined for NZ spill

 

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26 March 2014

 

Rena. Photo: Maritime NZ

 

The New Zealand Environment Court has fined the owners of the MV Liloa US$24,000 for a 1,000 litre heavy fuel oil spill in the Port of Tauranga.

German owners MS "Jule" Schiffahrtsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, pleaded guilty to the charge of discharging a harmful substance into the water in the coastal marine area in July last year, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council reported. Speaking with IHS Maritime, Regional Council Pollution Prevention Manager Nick Zaman said it was a good outcome.

"We are very pleased with shipowners and their response," he said. "There was never any argument. They pleaded guilty and paid the clean-up costs on top of the fine. It

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Se hunde en Bermeo otro pesquero español con tripulación mínima

 

El pesquero “ASTELEHENA”, con casco de madera y  de 13,65 m de eslora, tripulado por dos personas, se ha hundido sobre las 08-15 del día 27 de marzo de 2014, cuando se dedicaba a la pesca de la caballa (verdel) cerca de la isla de Ízaro, en la costa de Vizcaya.

 

 

       

                                          Puerto de Bermeo (Vizcaya ) y la Isla de Ízaro

La tripulación del pesquero, de acuerdo con la normativa sobre tripulaciones de los buques de pesca, recientemente aprobada, estaba formada exclusivamente por el patrón (54 años) y por  otra persona de 55 años. Ambos pudieron ser rescatados poco antes de que se hundiese el barco en cuestión.

                                   

                     

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