Tag Archives: Malaysia

Update: Indonesia Captures Shipwreck Thieves

In February, we posted about the strange disappearance of entire wrecks of Dutch and Japanese ships sunk off the coast of Indonesia during World War II. It was believed that grab dredgers might have literally picked the ships apart for … Continue reading

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Finding Flight MH370 — Inmarsat, Haystacks, Satellites and Sextants

It appears that the British satellite firm, Inmarsat, combined high tech analysis with very basic navigation to estimate the flight path of MH370, after all other other searchers had failed to find the plane. The Prime Minister of Malaysia announced … Continue reading

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Update: Azamara Quest – Passengers Praise Captain and Crew of Stricken Cruise Ship

In a pleasant contrast to events surrounding the sinking of the Costa Concordia, the passengers aboard the  fire damaged cruise ship Azamara Quest are reported to have high praise for the actions of the captain and crew. A fire broke out in one of the ship’s engine … Continue reading

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USC Container Ship Al Rawdah Aground on the Reefs off Batam

Just in case you think you had a bad Monday, yesterday the USC container ship Al Rawdah ran aground on a reef in the waters of Pulau Sambu Stone Chain, Rear Padang, Batam, not long after leaving Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. … Continue reading

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Charlotte Maersk Update: Fire Finally Out After Eleven Days

As an update to our previous post, the fire on the Charlotte Maersk, which started July 7th, was finally extinguished last Sunday after 11 days of firefighting. Charlotte Maersk blaze is extinguished after 11 days

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Hot Times on the Charlotte Maersk – Fire Reported Contained

A fire in deck containers stowed forward of the house on the 8,000 TEU containership,  Charlotte Maersk, is reported to be contained.   The fire broke out on Wednesday as the ship was passing through the Straits of Malacca bound … Continue reading

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