NATO Shipping Centre Records Two Incidents in HRA

first_imgDuring the past week the NATO Shipping Centre received reports on two incidents involving fishing vessels in the High Risk Area. The first is a report of a pirated fishing vessel, while the second incident appears to be a SOLAS related accident.The first report confirms that pirates continue to display both a capability and intent to conduct operations within the Horn of Africa and Somali Basin. Therefore, vessels transiting the area must remain vigilant and use prudent actions to counter pirate activity and report incidents in a timely manner.In the first instance the Iranian fishing vessel, AL HUSSAINI was reportedly hijacked IVO Socotra Island sometime in late May (no further information available). The vessel was consequently used to conduct approaches on merchant vessels for over 3 weeks. Once the vessel was basically depleted of all food and fuel the pirates left the vessel (10 – 11 Jun 13). The crew were able to contact the ship’s owner and who then contacted MRCC Mumbai. The vessel and crew are safe and were last reported being towed back to Kochi by an Indian Coast Guard vessel.This event is a clear example of why it is important to follow the operating procedures in accordance with BMP 4. Early engagement with UKMTO is critical in order to ensure the various Counter Piracy organizations can mobilize assets and identify pirates at sea. Based on the current available timings and locations  the movements of the vessel cannot be accurately  recreated and understood where it was operating however the NATO Shipping Centre is working with a variety of agencies in an effort to build a more comprehensive understanding of the incident. Without knowing where the vessel was operating the Center is unable to identify any approaches on merchant vessels which could be attributed to the pirates who hijacked the AL HUSSAINI, nor can it provide any warnings with any kind of area accuracy. Without timely reporting follow on warnings and movement of counter piracy assets is not possible.The second incident appears to be a SOLAS incident involving the Taipei flagged fishing vessel CHUN YING. The vessel was reported missing and when an associated fishing vessel discovered the CHUN YING burned out and abandoned Counter-Piracy assets were made aware of the location. Within 24 hours a long range Maritime Patrol Aircraft located a life raft with an unknown number of personnel. There were a total of 31 persons onboard the CHUN YING (28 crew and a 3 person security detail). At time of release there is no further information nor is there any evidence that this is more than a fire at sea resulting in the crew having to abandon ship. The event was reported to the appropriate Rescue Coordination Centre and help is enroute.The South west monsoon conditions will continue to dominate the region until sometime in the fall when the weather system will breakdown and transition to the North east monsoon season. Until then the overall forecast for small boat / skiff operations is unfavourable along the East Coast of Somalia extending from the tip of the Horn of Africa down through the Somali Basin.[mappress]Press release, June 27, 2013; Image: NATO View post tag: piracy View post tag: Navy View post tag: NATO June 27, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: SHIPPING View post tag: Centre View post tag: CHUN YING Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO Shipping Centre Records Two Incidents in HRA View post tag: High View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Incidentscenter_img NATO Shipping Centre Records Two Incidents in HRA View post tag: vessel View post tag: AL HUSSAINI View post tag: risk View post tag: fishing View post tag: Records View post tag: Defence View post tag: HRA View post tag: SOLAS View post tag: africa Share this articlelast_img read more

PREMIERE: Haakon’s Fault Enters New Phase With “Waning Gibbous”

first_imgAfter a musical hiatus of six years, Haakon’s Fault has officially reintroduced themselves to the music scene. Following a few successful nights back on the town, the New York band has announced a new studio EP, Waning Gibbous, now available on all major streaming services. The unique quintet’s core philosophy fuses rock, funk, jazz, and metal into thoughtful, heavy groove-based songs. This progressive sound is taken to the next level on Waning Gibbous, which serves as a cohesive recording that showcases mature songwriting and deep themes.Seeking to match their complex compositional approach with lyrics that are just as deep, the socially conscious themes on Waning Gibbous developed organically. Says singer Harry McNamarra, “We kept coming back to a series of questions: ‘Does anyone really care about their fellow man?’ ‘What about the world at large?’ ‘If you had the power to save us all, would you even try?’ We grapple with these questions and more throughout the record. I wouldn’t call the results protest music or political. But the subjects are certainly confrontational.”Haakon’s Fault is the brainchild of Mike Serman (guitar), JJ Lindenthal (keys) Harry McNamarra (guitar, vocals), Doug Berns (bass, vocals) and Alex Cohen (drums). Waning Gibbous sees the band producing their edgiest material to date. The record begins with the EP’s title track, which sets an ominous tone by using the lunar phase where the moon seems to disappear into darkness as a metaphor for oncoming trouble and how difficult it is to get back to the light.Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the title track “Waning Gibbous,” which you can enjoy below:Find out more info on Haakon’s Fault and Waning Gibbous on the band’s website.last_img read more

Man in Suffolk Corrections Officer Death Freed on Bail

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Anthony OddoneAnthony Oddone, whose manslaughter conviction in the choking death of a Southampton bar bouncer was overturned this month, will spend the holidays at home after he was released on bail Monday in advance of his new trial.The 31-year-old was freed on $500,000 bail as he awaits a re-trial on manslaughter charges stemming from the fatal Aug. 7, 2008 bar fight in which off-duty Suffolk County Corrections Officer Andrew Reister, moonlighting as a bouncer at Southampton Publick House, was left brain dead, dying two days later.The fight started when Oddone and a woman were dancing on a table top and he refused Reister’s request to get down. A year later, Oddone was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced in April 2010.But, earlier this month, a New York State Appellate Court overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial.At issue was the court’s refusal to allow the defense to refresh the recollection of a witness, Megan Flynn, who had told an insurance company investigator that the duration of the fight she witnessed lasted “maybe 6 to 10 seconds.” Flynn, a waitress at the bar, testified that what she observed could have lasted longer.“I didn’t have a watch,” she said, according to court documents. “I wasn’t keeping track of time. But it could have been a minute or so. I don’t know.”Oddone’s attorneys tried to show Flynn her previous statement to “refresh her recollection” in court but the judge ruled that she had “given no indication she needs her memory refreshed,” according to court documents.“We agree with defendant that the restriction placed on his questioning of Flynn was error requiring new trial,” the appeals court wrote in its unanimous decision.Oddone is scheduled to appear back in court Feb. 5.last_img read more

City strength to be tested

first_img “It’s what I do. Part of my game. Contributing to the team, creating goals – it’s pleasing to be able to do that. “For me, it’s the team that comes first, either creating a goal or being part of the goal that’s the main thing. I want to be part of the team and contribute as much as I can. “The amount of games we’ve played this year and the amount of games we’ll hopefully continue playing towards the end of the season still being in every trophy, it’s important you need everyone to perform when you get that chance.” Another man taking his opportunity against Leicester was striker Edin Dzeko, who scored twice and will hope he has earned his chance in the Premier League in Aguero’s absence. Summer signing Alvaro Negredo has been Pellegrini’s partner of choice for Aguero, but Dzeko told several national newspapers: ”’I am a striker that has scored goals all my life, and I love to do it. “When I get a chance I try to do my best. We have a superb squad and recently have scored a lot of goals.” Manager Manuel Pellegrini already knows he will be without top scorer Sergio Aguero for up to two months with a calf injury suffered in last weekend’s 6-3 victory over Arsenal. And Aguero’s fellow Argentinian Pablo Zabaleta limped out of City’s 3-1 win over Leicester in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday after suffering a hamstring injury. With Micah Richards also sidelined, Pellegrini has a decision to make about who to field at right-back for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Fulham. Dedryck Boyata took Zabaleta’s place on Wednesday, but there has also been a suggestion that James Milner could drop back into defence. The midfielder told the Manchester Evening News: “I hope that’s not the case but, if I’m asked to do it, I’ll do that. “Dedryck has come in, he’s a great young player. He’s got everything, he can defend well, he’s quick, he’s good on the ball. “It’s down to the manager. If he gets the nod, I’ve got every confidence in him. I think he’s a really good young player and he’s got a massive future ahead of him.” It has been a good 10 days for Milner, who scored the winner in City’s shock Champions League victory over Bayern Munich, won a penalty against Arsenal and played a key role in two of the goals against Leicester. The England midfielder has been in and out of the City side this season and is happy to be playing his part. “I think I’ve had spells in the team before and played well as well,” he said. Manchester City’s depth of squad looks set to be put to the test over the busy Christmas period. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dettol

first_img(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same).Dettol Partners with Amazon India to Launch Air Protect Mask to Offer 4 in 1 Protection from Rising Air Pollution NEW DELHI, March 19, 2016/PRNewswire/ –An innovative solution to protect yourself from PM 2.5, bacteria, dust & pollen With over 80 years of strong heritage in product innovation and creating new categories in the country, Dettol has been consistently ranked amongst the most trusted brands in the country.Dettol has further strengthened its legacy of product innovation and commitment towards improving the health and hygiene of consumers by launching a solution for the growing menace of air pollution. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160319/345999 ) A 2015 WHO report had revealed that 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India.Particulate matter (or small airborne particles) is among the most detrimental of these pollutants. Studies link it with increased rates of chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease. (MORE)PRNewswire JSMlast_img read more