Maritime Safety News Today – 26th March 2008

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Mar 262008
 

US Coast Guard hunting for lost crew member
Edmonton Sun – Alberta, Canada
By AP ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard searched throughout the night for a crew member missing from a fishing vessel that sank off Alaska’s Aleutian

China sends 44 divers to find missing Ukrainian sailors
UNIAN News Agency – Kiev,Ukraine
Meanwhile, Anatoliy Prisyazhnyuk, the owner of the Ukrainian vessel, blamed the Chinese dry cargo ship for the collision. “The Chinese dry cargo ship should

US ambassador apologizes over Suez Canal incident (2nd Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com – USA
‘We are really sorry over this outcome (of the accident). We will open an inquiry into it,’ Ricciardoni said. The crew of the Global Patriot had warned the

Capsized oil tanker to be salvaged tomorrow
Thanh Nien Daily – Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
Nguyen Minh Tung, director of the salvaging Sao Mai Maritime Company, said a final detailed survey of the wreckage would be conducted Tuesday prior to

Posted 03/25/08 at 10:08 AM
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Campbell, Africa Partnership Station Public AffairsWhile transiting off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS), March 20 High Speed Vessel 2 Swift received a distress call, relayed from the Maritime Regional Coordination Center (RMCC) in Lisbon, of a Portuguese…

Grounded ship could contain illegal aliens
KUAM.com – Dededo,GU,USA
As well, officials are concerned about the potential pollution the vessel’s grounding could cause to the surrounding water.

TSB takes aim at voyage data recorders on ferries
OHS Canada – Toronto,ON,Canada
The TSB notes that the hull received “extensive damage” and the ship drifted for more than an hour before sinking. “Essentially, the system failed that

Ship owners warned over non reporting of accidents
The Herald Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth,Eastern Cape,South Africa
The alert has been issued by Tony Edwards, of Shepstone &0x0026; Wylie‘s International Transport, following the SA Maritime Safety Authority‘s (Samsa‘s)

Maritime Safety News Today – 4th January 2008

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Jan 042008
 

1 Confirmed Rescued after Bulgarian Cargo Ship Sinking
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Bulgaria: The Bulgarian mechanic Nikolay Dimitrov has been rescued after the cargo ship Vanessa sank Thursday morning near the Kerch Strait, Maritime

Master Missing After Tug Sinks

Posted 01/03/08 at 07:53 AM

The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of the 52-foot towing vessel, Gate-Way, that sunk with two people onboard near Norco, La., on the Mississippi River. At approximately 12:30 a.m on January 2, 2008, Sector New Orleans received a call from the towing vessel Secretariat as well as from the dispatch operartor of the Saint Rose Fleet.

Lifeboat aids hurt tanker crewman
BBC News – UK
The Holyhead all-weather lifeboat was called out by coastguards in poor weather to take the man, who is in his mid-20s, to Holyhead marina.

Owwa assures support for killed seafarer’s family (12:42 pm)
Sun.Star – Philippines
Cruz, “an electrician of the fire-gutted tanker vessel M/T Keno, was the lone fatality when militants attacked Port Harcourt last December 19,” he added. 

Transport Canada probes collision in harbour in St. John’s, NL
The Canadian Press –
JOHN’S, NL – Transport Canada is investigating a New Year’s Day collision in the harbour in St. John’s, NL The freighter Cabot broke free of its moorings,

Tug boats refloat grounded ship
The Press Association –
A 90000-tonne sea tanker that ran aground in the Dover Strait has been refloated and tugged away, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has said.

South Korea indicts vessel owners in oil spill
Oil & Gas Journal – Houston,TX,USA
The collision occurred Dec. 7 in the Yellow Sea near Taean, South Chungcheong, causing South Korea’s worst-ever oil spill. SHI also owned the two tugboats

NY judge dismisses Spain’s claims over oil spill
Reuters – USA
single-hulled vessel as fit to carry fuel cargoes six months before the disaster. The bureau disputed Spain’s allegations, saying the sinking of the

Setusamudram channel, an ecological disaster
By kalyan97
Assessment for the Proposed Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project” http://tinyurl.com/38hjqs ) The researchers conclude that going purely by the amount of traffic in the channel, and with the global accident rates prevailing world-wide,