Maritime Safety News Today – 12th February 2008

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3 Chinese sailors missing in ship collision
China Internet Information Center| – China
The accident occurred when the fishing boat owned by a South Korean fishing company collided with the “Iceia” vessel, a Greek oil tanker registered in 

Nine people missing after ship sinks in eastern Indonesian sea
Monsters and – USA
Eight survivors were rescued in the accident, local media reports said Thursday. The Ratna Utama vessel, with 17 people on board, reportedly sank Wednesday 

Hundreds of workers evacuated from North Sea oil rig
Sky News television said the elite Special Boat Service, which is trained in dealing with maritime incidents, including the possibility of oil rig hijacks, .

FACTBOX: Details of the “Safe Scandinavia” rig
Reuters UK – UK
The Safe Scandinavia was built in 1984 at the Norwegian oil services company Aker Maritime’s Aker Verdal construction yard.

Job accident kills crane operator in east Harris County
Houston Chronicle – United States
The unidentified man was guiding a load into a cargo hold of a ship in the 14000 block of Industrial Road. The front of the crane broke and the load fell,

Ship carrying 27000 tons of scrap sinks off Spanish port (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
AP MADRID, Spain (AP) – A ship damaged in a collision in the Strait of Gibraltar sank Sunday off the southern port city of Algeciras after being partly

Oil removed from stricken ferry
BBC News – UK
A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the operation was proving “extremely difficult and dangerous” because of the vessel’s list.

US Navy fires at Somali hijackers of Russian ship
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
“We have a full range of options available to deal with piracy and we will utilise them as the situation dictates,” she said late on Monday. 

Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
IMEC represents over 100 companies that operate over 5500 ships open register ships and employ over 145000 seafarers of all nationalities.

StatoilHydro accepts responsibility for oil spill
By Dave Shirlaw(Dave Shirlaw)
Submitting the company’s own investigation report on the oil spill to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, Tore Torvund, executive vice president, Exploration & Production Norway stated:. – The oil spill at Statfjord is very serious.

Maritime Safety News Today – 4th February 2008

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Feb 042008

2 dead in tug boat sinking
Globe and Mail – Canada
The coast guard dispatched a Cormorant helicopter, a Hercules aircraft, and two vessels to the scene, but spokesman Christopher Fitzgerald says things
 Dubai ship sinks off Manama
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Strong winds that hit the Gulf late on Thursday night were said to be the cause of the ship’s sinking. However, 17 Indian crew members were reportedly
 Crew airlifted to safety from stricken Irish Sea ferry
The rescue operation, run by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Royal Air Force and Royal National Lifeboat Institution, involved three helicopters
 Stricken ferry runs aground
The Press Association –
the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. A total of 14 people were airlifted to safety from the Riverdance, a roll-on roll-off vessel,
 Newfoundland mayor one of two dead in sinking
National Post – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The bodies were brought to St. John’s by the coast guard vessel for autopsies Friday morning. The deaths are the first marine fatalities in Newfoundland ..
Boat captain in clear after crash into bridge
ic – United Kingdom
Mr Watson said: “He failed to exercise due care and attention and as a result his vessel went off course and crashed into the bridge.
 Salvage studies on stricken boat
BBC News – UK
The MCA said pollution as a result of the vessel’s grounding on Hirta was not considered to be a serious concern. St Kilda, a group of islands lying 44
 THE LOG EXCLUSIVE: Grounded 82-footer in Bizarre Accident at Cat
The Log Newspaper – Irvine,CA,USA
Another moored vessel in Cat Harbor was thought to have sustained minor damage in a collision with Intrepid as the 82-footer headed for the rocks.
How one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people
Guardian Unlimited – UK
“It will depend on how bad the damage is, but they’ll find the sections in question and bring them up onto a ship for repair before sinking them again,”

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Maritime Safety News Today – 2nd January 2008

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Posted 12/31/07 at 09:49 AM
According to Xinhua, Eleven sailors are feared drowned after the timber-laden ship they were sailing on sank in Brunei Bay near Malaysia’s Labuan island. The Thailand-registered MV Emerald left Kota Kinabalu Port, Malaysian eastern Sabah state, on Dec.
Kota Kinabalu: Tired, cold and hungry from surviving on rainwater for five days, three crew members of MV Emerald which sank off Bintulu on Dec.26, could only muster a whistle as they clung to a piece of wood in the sea.

Ferry operator Speedferries was forced out of service over the weekend after its only vessel was involved in an accident.

On Friday its SpeedOne catamaran crashed into a pier at the harbour as it berthed for the night.

Posted 12/31/07 at 10:19 AM

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. reported that the semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Whittington experienced an incident involving the ballast control system. The rig has been stabilized and corrective measures have returned the unit to even keel.. Rehab Prospects Good After Korea’s Worst Oil Spill
Environment News Service – USA
Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, the European Commission’s Environmental Directorate-General and the European Maritime Safety Agency. 

Posted 12/31/07 at 09:17 AM

The 600 ton capacity D/B BIG T, owned by T&T MARINE SALVAGE of Galveston, Texas, and the 700 ton capacity D/B CAPPY BISSO, owned by BISSO MARINE of Houston, Texas, were used to make a tandem lift of a 105-ft..

Pirate Mother Ship Hunt Off Somali Coast
Guardian Unlimited – UK
“The small boats which are used for piracy could not travel” from shore as far into the ocean as ships have been attacked, said Commodore Khan Hasham

Cabinet agrees on accession to 1979 Int’l marine search, rescue
Yemen News Agency – Yemen
01 (Saba)- In its weekly meeting, the cabinet agreed on accession of Yemen to the 1979 International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue.