Rotterdam Port To Measure Ships From Japan For Radioactivity As Waters Released

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Apr 042011
 

Rotterdam has announced that it will measure radioactivity on ships arriving from Japan before entering port. The move comes as thousands of gallons of contaminated water are released into the sea from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plants.

In a statement, the Port of Rotterdam says: “For precautionary reasons, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to measure ships from Japan at sea, before entering the port, for the presence of radioactivity.

‘We do not expect to find concentrations of radioactivity above permitted levels. In order to confirm this, we will measure the presence of radioactivity before the ship enters our port. As Harbour Master, I believe that we have an obligation to do this on behalf of those directly involved in handling the ship. By doing so we can remove many concerns and people can work safely’, says René de Vries, (State) Harbour Master of Rotterdam. Continue reading »

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 31 August 2009

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Aug 302009
 

Boat sinks in Indonesia, ’19 dead, 20 missing’
AFP
JAKARTA — An “overloaded” cargo vessel sank on a river on Borneo island on Sunday, killing 19 people with 20 still missing, an official said.

Oil tanker fire in Brisbane
NEWS.com.au
About 12.30am, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Australian-registered ship Palmerston’ when the fire broke out.

Sinking ship triggers alert
Ipswich Evening Star – Ipswich,England,UK
A MAJOR collision between two ships in Dutch waters has been the focusing the attention of coastguards in East Anglia today.

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