Maritime Safety News Today, 8 September 2007

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Sep 082007

Liberia: Delta Impex Begins Removing Sinking Vessel – Washington,USA
The firm identified as Delta Impex Incorporated has begun inserting plastic materials on parts of the vessel; with rubber pipes attached in order to use

Ship in trouble after leaving Mangalore port
Hindu – Chennai,India
News spread around 3 pm that another ship was sinking off Tannirbhavi, where mv Den Den, an Eritrean ship, sank, killing three members of the crew on June

Ship’s automatic beacon didn’t send distress call
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
The problem with the emergency beacon is just one question still to be answered, and the sinking itself remains under investigation.

Ferries could share fate of runaway vessel: report
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
The collision sank or damaged 28 pleasure crafts tied up in the marina but no one was injured either on the ferry or in the marina.

GL Holds Ship Stability Workshop

Posted 09/07/07 at 10:34 AM

More than 70 experts from the international maritime industry met at Germanischer Lloyd headquarters to discuss the current status of the development and research in ship stability. The two day workshop dealt with the probabilistic assessment of intact stability, showed trends in progressive flooding prediction, presented new cognitions of investigations.


Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
Shortage of over 10000 seafarers were predicted in 2005 BIMCO/ISF manpower study. He said: “The warnings fell on deaf ears in most cases.

Sailors protest against extra training
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
The Professional Regulation Commission has come under fire from the Senate for requiring seafarers to take an additional academic course if they wish to get

HELCOM fleet stages live disaster exercise off Estonia
Newsdesk – Stockholm,Sweden
Poland, Sweden – and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), supported by helicopters, took part in this annual operational exercise designed to 

India thanks China for rescuing Indian sailor
Hindu – Chennai,India
Interestingly, an Indian ship had saved 11 Chinese crew members from a sinking cargo vessel on March 21 this year, about 90 miles west of Luzon, Philippines