Maritime accidents in the Arctic can lead to costly litigation

Two seamen missing after fishing ship El Fairell sank in collision with tanker Midvolga-2 off Barcelona

https://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/two-seamen-missing-after-fishing-ship-el-fairell-sank-in-collision-with-tanker-midvolga-2-off-barcelona/The accident was reported to the local authorities and at the scene of the capsized Spanish fishing vessel were deployed Salvamento Mairitimo rescue boats, helicopters and ROV.

The tanker resumed voyage to Alexandria, but was ordered to return Spain …

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Russian reefer Anton Gurin collided with fishing boat in East China Sea

https://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/russian-reefer-anton-gurin-collided-with-fishing-boat-in-east-china-sea/Anton Gurin The Russian reefer Anton Gurin collided with 4.9-ton fishing boat in East China Sea on 30 nautical miles southeast of Yeosu, Korea.

The freighter abandoned the accident and did not reported for the collision.

The fishing boat capsized and …

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Freighter Lady Alida in trouble off Gwennap Head, UK

https://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/freighter-lady-alida-in-trouble-off-gwennap-head-uk/The accident was reported to the local authorities and Coast Guard station, which sent all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen to assist the troubled cargo ship.

The rescue boat arrived at the scene of the accident just within 25 minutes and attached a towing …

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Jury reaches verdict in death of fisherman Michael Hill when boat sank off coast of Cornwall

https://www.cornwalllive.com/jury-reaches-verdict-in-death-of-fisherman-michael-hill-when-boat-sank-off-coast-of-cornwall/story-30205212-detail/story.htmlThe JMT was raised from the seabed in September 2015 and examined as part of an inquiry by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

Its detailed report found it was “almost certain” the boat “capsized suddenly and without warning and sank very …

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Preparing for an Arctic Maritime Emergency

A large-scale maritime incident might possibly affect nearby local communities.

Similarly, capacities can be developed to serve both types of incidents. Still, this categorization must be recognized and managed, albeit not under the same banner …

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