Maritime Safety News Today – 21st February 2008

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Feb 212008

Video shows man’s plunge from cruise ship

After calling off its search for a missing cruise ship crew member Tuesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday has begun looking again.

The reason: A video has surfaced of the 28-year-old Chinese national falling overboard from the Celebrity Constellation.

Coast Guard officials said the staff of the cruise ship informed them of the video early Wednesday. Its time stamp shows the man going overboard at 3:25 a.m. Monday, the Coast Guard said.

JCG divers examine bow of Atago / Destroyer checked below
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan
the submerged parts of the Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer that collided with a fishing boat, looking for abrasions caused by the accident.
Posted 02/20/08 at 10:24 AM

The Greek navy and coast guard were last night trying to tow to safety a Russian navy ship that sent out a distress signal in choppy seas off the eastern Aegean island of Icaria. Tugboats, helicopters and a navy frigate were dispatched to the area at 11

Remembering those lost on the Lady Luck
Gloucester Daily Times – MA, USA
Last week, the Coast Guard said it would change its report about the vessel’s sinking after the Cone family disputed several aspects, including the accuracy 

Satellite debris warning to ships
The Press Association –
New Zealand’s maritime safety authority has warned ships in the South Pacific to be on the lookout for falling satellite debris as the US attempts to shoot 

Stranded ship strayed too close
Safety at Sea – London,England,UK
insufficient engine power (main engine 12357 kW) and heavy winds – 7 to 8 Beaufort – may have combined to cause the grounding

Maritime Safety News Today – 20 February 2008

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Feb 202008
Japanese Navy Collision With Fishing Vessel Leaves Two Missing
Bloomberg – USA
By Takashi Hirokawa Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) — Two people are missing after a Japanese Navy destroyer collided with and sank a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean

9:30 AM: Weekend collision at sea causes diesel spill
Beaumont Enterprise – Beaumont,TX,USA
The Grady Fagan, an offshore supply vessel, struck a rig, the Ocean Star, early Saturday morning roughly 140 miles southeast of Galveston, according to the

Freighter runs aground off Iniö in Finland
Newsroom Finland – Helsinki,Finland
the ship, although damaged in the bow, carried on toward Naantali under its own steam. The captain, who was at the helm at the time of the grounding,

Disabled Russian navy vessel in Aegean Sea being towed
Xinhua – China
The ministry added all crew-members are safe and that there is no danger of the vessel sinking. The vessel reportedly faltered in rough seas due to engine

Old ferry sinks in Melbourne harbour
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
No-one was on board the ferry when it sank, but there were plenty of bystanders to witness the sinking. The 33-metre ferry is now eight metres below the

Posted 02/19/08 at 08:35 AM

The barge that ran aground last Wednesday in the mouth of the Nanticoke River was refloated Thursday evening after a successful lightering operation. The double-hulled barge carrying 420,000 gallons of black oil was able to continue its voyage up the Nanticoke River after about a 1/3 of its cargo was lightered off the vessel reducing its weight.

Ship noise may hamper whale communication
Ventura County Star – Camarillo,CA,USA
McKenna says a joke among scientists is that you can measure America’s gross domestic product by sinking an underwater microphone in the ocean.