Eight missing in E China ship collision
Xinhua – China
NANJING, May 27 (Xinhua) — Eight passengers were missing after a yacht collided with a cargo ship in a section of the Yangtse River in the eastern Jiangsu .
Somalia sends troops to free seized Dutch ship
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
Muse said his government would also position ground troops at the coast to block reinforcements from reaching the pirates. “We placed troops at the coast
26-year-old Indian ship catching fire shows holes in safety norms
Livemint – Delhi,Delhi,India
Bangalore: A month after India’s maritime regulator set an age restriction of 25 years for foreign ships entering the country’s waters, citing safety
France urges Malta to speed up maritime enquiry
Malta Today – San Gwann,Malta
The families of five French fishermen who died in 2006, after an alleged collision between their fishing vessel and a Malta-flagged cargo ship,
Is shipping spreading disease?
Disease/Infection News Ships are inadvertently carrying trillions of stowaways in the water held in their ballast tanks. When the water is pumped out, invasive species could be released into new environments. Disease-causing microbes could also be
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report stating that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has enhanced its partnership with import trade sectors, but that challenges remain in verifying security practices..
EMSA expands search for oil spill recovery vessels
bunkerworld (subscription) – London,UK
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has launched second 2008 tender, this time looking to sign contracts for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels
Transport Canada issued a news release stating that the government is proposing to amend the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992. Among other things, the amendments, if adopted, would require shippers to prepare emergency response assistance plans and would require security training and screening of personnel working with dangerous goods. (5/26/08).
New editions of the three volumes of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual have just been published jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in English, French and Spanish.