Maritime Safety News Today

Cargo ship disappears off Horn

10:04 19 Jul

A casualty, rather than piracy, is feared in the reported disappearance of another cargo ship in waters off the coast of Somalia. Full story


Thorfinn refloated, moored in safe harbor at Pohnpei
CDNN – New Zealand
Captain Lance Higgs quickly made the difficult but ultimately correct decision to save the vessel from sinking by grounding it on the reef.

Coast Guard Establishes Deployable Operations Group
All American Patriots (press release) – Taeby,NA,Sweden
Deployable specialized forces are comprised of approximately 3000 Coast Guard personnel from 12 Maritime Safety and Security Teams, the Maritime Security

Maritime and Coastguard Agency highlights seafarer fatigue issues (komunikaty prasowe) – Poland
Your Health at Sea 4 – Fatigue in Seafarers Safety management at Sea 6 – Managing Fatigue in Seafarers Copies are available free of charge from the Agency’s

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BC Ferries to be hit by class action suit

VANCOUVER 19 July – Passengers who were aboard the BC Ferry Queen of the North on the night it ran aground and sank in Wright Sound have been told they can proceed with a class action suit against the ferry corporation.

Jakarta acts on ferry safety

INDONESIA’S government has moved to strengthen its commitment to ferry safety by stipulating that ships can only join operators’ fleets if less than 10 years old.

Wahai Star sinking probe launched

INDONESIA’S National Transportation Safety Committee has launched its investigation into the 11 July sinking of the ferry Wahai Star.

Princess master ‘was seeking shelter’

THE master of the capsized Philippine ferry Blue Water Princess says he was seeking shelter from abnormally high waves last Thursday, when his ship struck a reef.

EPIRB saves log carrier crew

SURVIVORS of the sinking of log carrier Hai Tong 7 have credited their rescue to the vessel’s EPIRB signal.

Anger after Greek yard deaths

TWO shipyard workers were killed yesterday in a fire that broke out at Perama yard near Athens during work on Greek-owned FPSO vessel Ailsa Craig.

Owners back SCI in suicide case

INDIA’S ship owners have issued a statement defending Shipping Corp of India after senior SCI officials were charged with abetting suicide and criminal breach of trust.


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