Maritime Safety News Today – 22nd January 2008

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Jan 222008

Tides hamper progress as divers prepare to raise Flying Phantom
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Divers from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) managed to lever the tug from its side into an upright position at the end of last week, and then spent 

Men safe but sea swallows big cat
Gold Coast News – Molendinar,Queensland,Australia
The captain of one of the vessels that picked up the men said he was 1km away from the stricken cat when it began sinking at 9.30am.

Hanjin had no safety officer during accident – Philippines
By Ansbert Joaquin SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE — An incident report on the accident at the Hanjin shipyard that killed two welders and injured three others on 

Owners, captains of two ships indicted for negligence in oil spill

Yonhap News – Seoul,South Korea

According to international law on maritime pollution accidents, the 146000-ton super tanker Hebei Spirit is directly responsible for the oil leak and paying

Mexico reopens main oil ports after bad weather

MEXICO CITY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Mexico reopened all of its main oil exporting ports on Monday after bad weather forced their closure the previous day, the transport ministry said on its Web site.

State: Exxon violated its vow
Anchorage Daily News (subscription) – Anchorage,AK,USA
The company’s case in front of the Supreme Court is expected to make the claim that nearly two centuries of American maritime law uphold the company’s 

Maritime Safety News Today – 22 December

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Dec 222007

Fears grow for missing tug crew
Metro – London,UK
Ian Plater, sector manager for Clyde Maritime & Coastguard Agency, said: “We commenced our search at first light this morning. Most of the assets and units

‘Series of problems in Dolphin disaster’
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
A series of problems and misunderstandings contributed to the Bourbon Dolphin disaster, which claimed eight lives when the oil-rig support tug capsized 75

Cosco Busan Captain’s Lawyer Asks For Hearing On Misconduct Charges – Reno,NV,USA
Meadows did object to the board’s accusation of misconduct “on the ground that it is so indefinite and uncertain that (the defendant, Cota) cannot identify 

Fast rescue boats
Amendments to part A of the STCW Code, also enter into force on 1 January 2008, add additional training requirements for the launching and recovery of fast rescue boats.
The amendments were adopted in response to reports of injuries to seafarers in numerous incidents involving the launching and recovery of fast rescue boats in adverse weather conditions.

SKorea to tighten rules against spill-prone oil tankers
“Following the accident, we plan to advance the timetable to phase out singled-hulled vessels,” Lee Ki-Sang, deputy director of the Ministry of Maritime