Maritime Safety News Today – 27th June 2008

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Jul 272008

Tanker catches fire, two seriously injured
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
At 16:45 on Saturday, as the Great Ship Disha, a 400-metre long ship was being replenished with oil from a tanker, a spark emanated in the tanker.

Dock blast death toll rises to eight
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece
One of the dead was identified as the ship’s first mate, a 48-year-old Filipino who was not named. Another of the victims was a foreigner while the

BC ferry stops to save passengers on sinking vessel – Don Mills,Ontario,Canada
A BC Ferry on its way from Nanaimo to West Vancouver on Friday night veered off course to help rescue passengers from a boat sinking in the Georgia Strait,

Coast Guard: Tug in oil spill accident lacked licensed
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA
AP NEW ORLEANS — The Mississippi River is closed Thursday to ship traffic from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico after a barge was split in half

Tough call helped forestall disaster Source: Lloyd’s List The

By jen parinas(Alvin Tormon)
The decision by then UK Secretary of State’s Representative Robin Middleton to beach the MSC Napoli played a key role in averting a grave environmental disaster off the south coast of England last year,