Maritime Safety & Security News 10 August 2010

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11 dead, dozens missing in Indonesia boat sinking
Local police chief Abdul Rahma Aba said that the inter-island vessel was struck by high waves which caused panic among passengers before it capsized about

One dead, three saved in cargo vessel sinking
Cebu Daily News
He said Cortemios told him that the vessel had 16 crewmen when it sank in the seas off Goto point near the island-municipality of Banton in Romblon last

1 dead, 3 survivors from sunken vessel found in Tayabas Bay

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines — (UPDATE) The body of a crewman of the ill-fated 498-ton SF Freighter that sank off Romblon province, was recovered, while three survivors were found by fishermen at the waters of Tayabas Bay in Quezon early Monday morning, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official said.

Ferry to suspend services indefinitely after rough voyage
It was not the first accident sustained by the OceanLaLa. Earlier this year, its services were suspended because equipment inside the vessel was damaged by

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image Both Australia’s Maritime Safety Authority, AMSA, and the United States Coast Guard, USCG, are turning their attention to safe cargo stowage in coming months. AMSA is to launch a ‘focussed inspection campaign’ fro February through April while the USCG is appealing for public comments on cargo securing methods for packages in transport vehicles or freight containers.

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