Maritime Safety News Today – January 10th 2007

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Jan 102008

Body recovered after boat capsizes near Gabriola Island
Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
A body was recovered this morning after a herring vessel capsized near Nanaimo late Monday night. Five fishermen made it to shore on Gabriola Island, .

Runaway trawler caught by Norwegian coast guard
Barents Observer – Archangel,Russia
The ship was then drifting without engine power. In addition, one of the crew members was serious injured after a burning accident, NRK reports.

Fire Tragedy
Korea Times – South Korea
The collision might have been avoided if the two vessels and the local maritime office took appropriate steps in advance. Negligence of safety measures is 

High on the fog – and more to come
Shanghai Daily – Shanghai,China
The Wusong Maritime Safety Administration issued a go-slow go-ahead for vessels yesterday afternoon as water visibility improved. 

USCG – crew of disabled cargo vessel rescued

The US Coast Guard issued a press release stating that it rescued the seven crew members of a cargo vessel that experienced engine failure and was taking on water off the coast of the Dominican Republic.  The cargo vessel is being towed into port by a commercial tug. (1/7/08).

Jetboat investigation to continue all week
Radio New Zealand – Wellington,New Zealand
A Maritime New Zealand expert has finished examining the scene of a jetboat accident on the Waiau River. However, the organisation expects investigations
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Crane falls off SF pier into bay
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
Neff said officials from National Response Corp., a private company contracted by the government to help clean maritime spills, will be on scene later today

Sea Hauler Victims Press On With Demands
The Bahama Journal – Nassau,Bahamas
He was referring to the Wreck Commission that examined the circumstances surrounding the accident. Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and Port Department were 

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According to, The United States Coast Guard filed three notice of violations (NOV) and imposed penalties amounting to $8,000 against the owner of a barge that ran aground in Agana last month.. South Korea to ban single-hull tankers by 2011
Oil & Gas Journal – Houston,TX,USA
The Hebei Spirit was fitted with one hull, according to Lloyd’s Register-Fairplay, which assigns ship-registration numbers. An international ban on such

Hong Kong steps up war on pirates with extradition law
By Keith Wallis
SECURITY officials in Hong Kong are planning to introduce legal changes that would allow maritime piracy and robbery suspects to be extradited to or from other Asian countries, including Japan and Laos, that do not have extradition 

Maritime Safety News Today – 17 December 2007

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Dec 172007

19 missing after ship collides with China fishing boat: report
ABC Online – Australia
The accident occurred late Saturday off the coast of China’s Zhejiang province, Xinhua news agency said, citing the local Maritime Affairs Bureau.

Caustic soda ship sinking on Yangtze
ABC Online – Australia
Rescue work was being hampered by heavy fog, with little visibility as other vessels tried to reach the sinking ship, according to Xinhua.

Oil spill investigation shows that tugboat crew may have been out
ÇÑ°Ü·¹½Å¹® – South Korea
Officials of the Taean maritime police and Daesan Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office confirmed on December 14 that no action was taken for more than an

Officer Says He Steered Ship Wrong
The Associated Press –
After the accident, the ship returned to Port Canaveral. At the time of the incident, seas were calm and there was no indication a rogue wave or foul play.

Fishermen arrested over cayuco sinking
Fortnightly Tenerife News – Tenerife,Spain
The vessel is said to have accidentally run down the open boat at dead of night. According to the Mauritanian authorities, the captain and crew,

Mazaruni River
Stabroek News – Georgetown,Guyana
Police said that as a result of the collision which occurred around 8:40 pm, the wooden vessel capsized and some of the men aboard sustained injuries

Cosco Busan Cleared to Leave SF Bay
KRON 4’s Terisa Estacio and Charles Clifford report.

Offloading regulatory responsibilities
By Dieselduck(Dieselduck)
BRISBANE 14 December – A board of Inquiry report into the Wunma incident, in which an Australian ore carrier was abandoned in Cyclone Nelson, has slammed Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) for its excessively “hands off” approach

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The Marine Safety Forum Safety flash on three fatalities in a chain locker aboard what was, in fact, the Viking Islay in September this year in BP’s Amethyst Field, which is currently under investigation by the UK’s MAIB, is a reminder that the Silent Assassin remains among us.

Just a month before the Viking Islay incident the rotting remains of a missing fisherman were found in the chain locker of the Pacific Explorer in New Zealand  He’d been missing for a year. Foul play is not suspected, but foul air certainly is.

In 2005, Skuld P&I Club issued a ‘lessons to be learned’ following the death of one man and the fainting of another while inspecting a chain a locker. Continue reading »