Maritime Safety News Today

Search underway for three vessels missing in Indian Ocean
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
been missing in the Indian Ocean for nearly a month, the third vessel lost in that ocean amid piracy fears, Kenya’s maritime official said on Sunday.

Ferry backs into boaters in Sweden
United Press International – USA
The Saturday accident still being investigated left one sail boat damaged and forced many on board that craft to seek medical treatment for shock,

Two migrants die in boat collision off Libya-ANSA
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
The crew of the Italian fishing boat rescued the 23 other migrants from the vessel and recovered the two bodies. Many migrants try to cross the

Fromer Ferry captain fined over near grounding of vessel
Radio New Zealand – Wellington,New Zealand
David Birchall originally faced three charges including two of operating a vessel in a manner which caused unnecessary danger to people or property.

Australia. Paul Lucas concerned about boating safety in north
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
Maritime Safety Queensland is doing the best job it can to promote safe practices on our waterways, but at the end of the day people are responsible for

Duty of care – not just question of compliance
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
and the question of marine safety was again big news. What occurred was certainly outside the remit of international maritime regulations,


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