Maritime Safety News Today – 28th March 2008

Four missing after cargo vessel hits bridge in E China
China Daily – China
BEIJING – China’s maritime search and rescue center said on Thursday morning that an empty cargo vessel hit a bridge under construction near the eastern

Ferries ‘often cut channel’
Manly Daily – Manly,NSW,Australia
It also found the ferry master had been travelling too fast and was taking a short cut across the channel against NSW Maritime regulations, but dismissed 

Numerous errors cited in Candida’s fire, sinking
The Triton (press release) – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
“Given the vessel’s recent trans-Atlantic voyage in rough sea conditions, the captain’s increased workload following the departure of the engineer, .

Investigation launched into fishing boat grounding
TV3 News – Auckland,New Zealand
The grounding of a 100-tonne fishing boat in the Far North this month will be investigated by Maritime New Zealand. The 20-metre Seawyf has been flooded and 

US Coast Guard responds to oil spill from towing vessel Dale White
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
The US Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the grounding and subsequent oil spill from the towing vessel Dale White in the Cal-Sag Channel. 

Container ships sailing too close to shore
Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate – Moora,WA,Australia
Kevin Crane from the DEC in Jurien Bay said he had been in contact with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and there were no specific rules

Napoli removal to start in May
BBC News – UK
Work to remove the remaining section of MSC Napoli off the coast of Devon is set to start in May. The ship was deliberately beached in Lyme Bay after being .

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