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The UK's Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) is to launch a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to inspect the wreck of the cement carrier Cemfjord.

Continuing a slew of casualties at the start of 2015 a Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) boxship ran aground in Tateyama Harbour, Japan, on Sunday.

A hundred years ago, coastal communities around northern Europe tended to anticipate the effects of the unpredictable elements and would very often provide a “shipwrecked mariner’s refuge” in a fishing village or port town.

 

Grounded car carrier Höegh Osaka has self-floated at high tide, and salvors are now preparing to tow her to shore in Southampton, according to the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency.

The wreck of sunken cement carrier Cemfjord has been located by sonar, not far from where it was spotted capsized in the Pentland Firth off the North of Scotland.

The search for the eight missing crew of the capsized cement carrier Cemfjord off the north of Scotland will not resume, ship manager Brise Hamburg has confirmed.

Aegean Oil tanker Araevo has been bombed by an unidentified fighter aircraft at the rebel-held port of Derna, Libya, killing at least one and injuring a further two.

Eight seafarers are still missing from a 31-year old, Cyprus-registered cement carrier which was found capsized in the Pentland Firth off the north of Scotland on Saturday.

A fire onboard an Italian ferry has left one dead and more than 280 people still onboard as rescue efforts continued, reports said.

Efforts are ongoing to tow a stricken Russian cargo vessel Simushir away from the northwest Canadian coast.

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