Maritime Safety News Today – 18th March 2008

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Mar 182008
Bodies of Bulgarian Cargo Ship Vanessa’s Captain, 4 More Sailors
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Todorov and the Ukrainian sailor Oleg Yunikov have added to the list of the dead crewmembers among all 11, who were on board at the time of sinking.

Cosco Busan pilot accused of federal crimes
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
John Joseph Cota of Petaluma, who was piloting the Cosco Busan in heavy fog when it hit the bridge’s western span Nov. 7, was charged in federal court in

Authorities detain ship captain
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece
Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis admitted that it was lucky the accident took place close to Piraeus. «There were many means available which

Posted 03/17/08 at 09:35 AM

The Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a 623-foot freighter and a 216-foot dredge in the upper bay of New York Harbor about one mile north of Staten Island, N.Y., around 9 a.m. today. The freighter Osprey I, carrying scrap metal, collided with the dredge Delaware Bay while traveling outbound for sea

Riverdance ferry could be cut up
Blackpool Gazette – Blackpool,England,UK
of refloating the stricken vessel had been exhausted. But, after suffering “significant” damage in last week’s storms and sinking further into the sand,

Posted 03/17/08 at 09:29 AM

More than 190 participants at the 5th annual Green Ship Technology conference in Rotterdam on March 11-12 explored the latest tide of ‘stick and carrot’ options for making shipping environmentally sustainableFerry unions get settlements after ‘04 ferry grounding
By kim
The grounding of the LeConte on a reef in Peril Strait cost the Alaska Marine Highway System $7.7 million in damages and disrupted service to the vessel’s regular ports of call, including Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah and others.

Maritime Safety News Today – 5th January 2008

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Jan 052008
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 4 At least seven sailors died when a Bulgarian cargo ship sank in a wind storm in the Azov Sea adjoining the Black Sea, Russian authorities said.
Rough seas force cruise ships to bypass Jamaica
Friday, January 04,
Cambodian motor-ship brought afloat in Kerch Strait
NRCU – Ukrainian Radio – Kiyv,Ukraine
On January 3, the motor-ship (Cambodian flag) took the ground because of bad handling quality in the Kerch channel. For the time being, the vessel has been – Philippines
The tanker, MT Maginoo, brought the seven passengers to Ludo Wharf from where they were taken to BRP Batangas, a Coast Guard vessel docked at the back of

Shipwrecked sailors survive on rainwater for five days
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam
From left: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Sabah and Labuan division head First Admiral Ahmad Puzi Abdul Kahar and the rescued Myanmars, Lin Zaw,

Rough Seas Stop Cruises To Jamaica

OCHO RIOS, St Ann – Rough seas associated with a cold front affecting the island prevented two cruise ships from docking at the Ocho Rios pier yesterday morning.

Posted 01/04/08 at 09:17 AM

NOAA will lead an international effort to pinpoint the locations of more than 40 global positioning satellites in Earth orbit, which is vital to ensuring the accuracy of GPS data that millions worldwide rely upon every day for safe navigation and commerce.

On 17 July 2006 OSPR issued new shoreline protection requirements which call for increased performance and response times in order to further protect California’s shoreline and sensitive site areas.These changes came into effect for high volue ports on 1 May 2007 and for low volume ports on 1 September 2007. The implications for tank and non-tank vessels at the various ports are explained in this article. 02/01/2008 21:03
PHMSA – bulk loading and unloading of hazardous materials The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) seeks comments on proposed recommended practices for loading and unloading operations involving bulk packagings used to transport hazardous materials. Comments should be submitted by February 8. 73 Fed. Reg. 916 (January 4, 2008).

Scientific Study to Assist MARPOL Amendment Process Completed

A comprehensive study commissioned by IMO to assist in the planned revision of regulations governing air pollution from ships has been successfully completed.

Maritime Safety News Today – 4th January 2008

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Jan 042008

1 Confirmed Rescued after Bulgarian Cargo Ship Sinking
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Bulgaria: The Bulgarian mechanic Nikolay Dimitrov has been rescued after the cargo ship Vanessa sank Thursday morning near the Kerch Strait, Maritime

Master Missing After Tug Sinks

Posted 01/03/08 at 07:53 AM

The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of the 52-foot towing vessel, Gate-Way, that sunk with two people onboard near Norco, La., on the Mississippi River. At approximately 12:30 a.m on January 2, 2008, Sector New Orleans received a call from the towing vessel Secretariat as well as from the dispatch operartor of the Saint Rose Fleet.

Lifeboat aids hurt tanker crewman
BBC News – UK
The Holyhead all-weather lifeboat was called out by coastguards in poor weather to take the man, who is in his mid-20s, to Holyhead marina.

Owwa assures support for killed seafarer’s family (12:42 pm)
Sun.Star – Philippines
Cruz, “an electrician of the fire-gutted tanker vessel M/T Keno, was the lone fatality when militants attacked Port Harcourt last December 19,” he added. 

Transport Canada probes collision in harbour in St. John’s, NL
The Canadian Press –
JOHN’S, NL – Transport Canada is investigating a New Year’s Day collision in the harbour in St. John’s, NL The freighter Cabot broke free of its moorings,

Tug boats refloat grounded ship
The Press Association –
A 90000-tonne sea tanker that ran aground in the Dover Strait has been refloated and tugged away, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has said.

South Korea indicts vessel owners in oil spill
Oil & Gas Journal – Houston,TX,USA
The collision occurred Dec. 7 in the Yellow Sea near Taean, South Chungcheong, causing South Korea’s worst-ever oil spill. SHI also owned the two tugboats

NY judge dismisses Spain’s claims over oil spill
Reuters – USA
single-hulled vessel as fit to carry fuel cargoes six months before the disaster. The bureau disputed Spain’s allegations, saying the sinking of the

Setusamudram channel, an ecological disaster
By kalyan97
Assessment for the Proposed Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project” ) The researchers conclude that going purely by the amount of traffic in the channel, and with the global accident rates prevailing world-wide,