Maritime Safety News Today


Boat carrying explosives sinks near Juneau
AlaskaReport – Juneau,AK,USA
Juneau, Alaska – The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of a 61-foot landing craft that had been carrying 47000 pounds of explosives in Lynn Canal

Ship captain admits ill-fated RORO vessel overloaded
GMA – Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
The rolling of the cargo inside the ship when it ran aground had been blamed for the ship’s losing its balance and sinking.

Drugs or alcohol suspected in grounding
Kodiak Daily Mirror – Kodiak,AK,USA
The skipper of the vessel refused drug and alcohol testing, US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Chuck Nowak said. The three other crewmembers were tested and

Nautical knotty record sought – Willoughby,OH,USA
Any touching of land, grounding or linking with other vessels and the attempt is disqualified. * The raft cannot be attached to any other craft or jetty,

Ferry Captain Fined Over Near Grounding – Havelock Nth,Hawkes Bay,New Zealand
David Birchall had originally faced three charges including two of operating a vessel in a manner which caused unnecessary danger to people or property.


CBS 5 – San Francisco,CA,USA
Hunter said the Bahamian-flagged freighter Eva Danielsen notified the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service at 5:17 pm July 13 about a possible collision

Woman Dies In Boat Collision, Officials Say
WBAL – Baltimore,MD,USA
Police said on Saturday around 4 pm, NPR responded to the Elk River near Town Point for a reported collision between a 42-foot motor vessel and a personal

Fatal harbour collision to be recreated
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
vessel would be used in the re-creation. They would be put through a series of collision-course trials, only “veering off prior to impact”, he said. ..


Ferry master fined over failing to make report – Wellington,New Zealand
ensure public safety, or lessons which can be applied to improve safety on other vessels,” he said. “In the meantime, Maritime New Zealand is continuing

OSHA Releases New Guidance on Traffic Safety in Marine Terminals
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
The guidance document was recommended by the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health in March, 2004.

Ferry master fined over ‘potentially disastrous’ incident
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
The incident occurred on a Thursday, but was not reported to the Maritime Safety Authority until the following Tuesday.

China Thanks Horizon for Ocean Rescue
Forbes – NY,USA
By ESTES THOMPSON 07.23.07, 5:21 PM ET Crew members of a ship operated by a North Carolina company were hailed by Chinese maritime officials for their

Megamas Training Offers Safety Course For IOSH Management
Bru Direct – Brunei Darussalam
By Suria Rina PHA Bandar Seri Begawan – The four-and-a-half-day “IOSH Management Safety Certificate Course 2007″ conducted by Megamas Training Company Sdn

Investigators recreate ferry crash
2GB News – Sydney,NSW,Australia
Police and state maritime officials will clear an area on the harbour, where the trials will take place over several hours from about 8pm (AEST).

Cleanup starts on large diesel spill in Prince William Sound
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
The grounding site is not considered difficult to navigate, Brown said. It is well-charted on nautical maps and has few submerged rocks.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: