Sep 142007

5 feared dead, as merchant ship rams into boat
Vanguard – Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Similarly, the Chief Harbour Master of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Western Ports, Captain Ubong Uwak, confirmed the accident, explaining that the 

Boxship owners slammed for compromising safety

MAIB hits out at owners for neglecting safety of ships, crew and environment in rush to offer ever-faster schedules.

Norway police probe sabotage claim in whale ship sinking
Activists calling themselves Agenda 21 claimed responsibility for the sinking “to celebrate the end of commercial whaling in Iceland,” according to a

TDC Security Alert: Potential Indicators and Warnings of Maritime Attacks

Recent interdiction of terrorist plots, here and overseas, warrants heightened domain awareness, says TDC’s Joseph Teneglia.

International Cooperation Agreement on Malacca Strait Safety

Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia met last week to discuss the terms of a cooperation agreement to improve the safety of the Malacca Strait, an important waterway for the world’s commerce.

Flag State Activities Crucial to Promoting Safety at Sea

“Flag states have an obligation to investigate all incidents and accidents occurring on vessels in its registry. A thorough investigation culminating in well-considered recommendations presented to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) can make a great contribution to safety at sea,” says IRI Managing Director John Rammage.





Humberto forces ship channels to close

Shipping resumed gradually on Thursday after the rapidly forming storm slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast.

Coast Guard probes barge sinkings

Two vessels broke free from their tugs and lost their cargoes of crushed stone in the Hudson River accident.

INTTRA Bike Team to Ride in Tour Pour La Mer to Raise Money for
FreshPlaza – Netherlands
The Mission’s goal is to raise funds to ensure that seafarers in ports around the world have access to help and support in emergencies, bereavement or

Grounded Cruiser
Guernsey Press and Star – Vale,Guernsey,UK
Half-an-hour before the collision, the million-pound vessel, which was bound for Weymouth, had taken on six tons of diesel in St Peter Port.


From Safety At Sea:

Unions join owners in against Oslo

THREE Norwegian seafarers’ unions have joined the country’s ship owners in a barrage of criticism against the government’s decision to axe tonnage tax.

US unions cut deals on LNG crews

NOW that several companies vying to provide LNG services in the US have agreed to use American crews, unions have followed suit in cutting deals with the firms.

Bangladesh ship catches fire again

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation’s oil tanker Banglar Shourabh caught fire at the Chittagong Dry Dock on Tuesday afternoon.

Wunma inquiry told of class change

THE Australian inquiry into the Wunma incident has given an early insight into how the zinc concentrate carrier came to be in the path of Cyclone Nelson earlier this year.

Dirty tricks: FEMFI fights back

FAR East Maritime Foundation has asked Philippine authorities to investigate the decision that created a fake closure order of the training centre last month

AIS: Don’t die of ignorance

SLOPPY programming of communication devices is preventing rescuers reaching seafarers in distress.

Salvors race to abandoned ship

A SMIT salvage tug is holding the abandoned cargo vessel Amul off South Africa’s Wild Coast this morning, waiting for a salvage team to go on board and assess the damage.

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