Jul 302008
 

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } –>Fire on Irish Ferries ship brought under control
Irish Times – Dublin,Ireland
More than 200 passengers on an Irish Ferries ship were put on standby to evacuate the ferry after a fire broke out on board earlier today.

Cruise ships collide in Greek port of Piraeus; no injuries
International Herald Tribune – France
AP ATHENS, Greece: Two cruise ships with hundreds of people on board collided in Greece’s main port of Piraeus Monday causing damage but no injuries,

Sailors saved from sinking vessel in Yangtze
Shanghai Daily – Shanghai,China
By Dong Zhen | 2008-7-30 | ONLINE EDITION SIX Chinese sailors were saved from a sinking cargo vessel yesterday evening as a tropical storm swept across the

Maltese liners damaged
Malta Independent Online – Malta
The Malta Maritime Authority (MMA) is currently investigating two separate minor accidents involving Malta-flagged passenger ships in Greece yesterday.

Two supervisors remanded over deadly dockyard accident
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece
dockworkers killed in an explosion on a tanker in Perama last Thursday. The eighth fatality in last week’s blast was the ship’s first mate, a Filipino.

River expected to reopen to all ships today
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com – New Orleans,LA,USA
The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of the accident, including the fact that the barge was being

Hundreds of Haitians captured in largest apprehension for the year
The Freeport News – Bahamas
Police are investigating reports that some aboard the vessel may have drowned. Eyewitnesses along with police officials reported that several immigrants

Oil leak cleanup from sunken tugs in Schuylkill continues
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia,PA,USA
The name of one of the vessels, the “Carole Wales,” could be seen emblazoned along the rusted hull. Officials said the other vessel was the “Big Boy.

BC Ferries gets $61M for sunken ship
Edmonton Sun – Alberta, Canada
of BC’s ferry service collected $61.3 million in insurance money last year for the sinking of the Queen of the North vessel, which claimed two lives.

Report: supertanker damaged coral reefs
The Freeport News – Bahamas
Subsequent to the removal of the Ficus from its grounding site, a preliminary investigation was conducted by representatives from the Department of Marine

California Passes Law to Reduce Emissions

Posted 07/29/08 at 09:56 AM

The California Air Resources Board adopted a regulation that eliminates 15 tons of diesel exhaust daily from ocean-going vessels.The new measure requires ocean-going vessels within 24 nautical miles of California’s coastline to use lower-sulfur marine distillates in their main and auxiliary engines and auxiliary boilers, rather than bunker fuel…

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