Maritime Safety News Today

From Safety At Sea:

Master guilty of delayed reporting

WELLINGTON 25 July – A former New Zealand ferry master was found guilty this week of failing to report the near-grounding of his vessel in the required time. Capt David Birchall was fined NZ$750 ($605) and ordered to pay court costs of NZ$130 after he provided “no reasonable excuse” for reporting the incident to the Maritime Safety Authority until four working days after it occurred.

Two lost as lighter sinks

TWO seafarers were lost when a lighter carrying a cement clinker cargo went down in the notorious Sandwip Channel, north of Chittagong, this week.

More attacks on ships in 2Q

ReCAAP ISC , the inter-governmental agency that monitors piracy attacks in Asia, has reported a slight increase in the number of attacks on ships in Asia.

Royal Caribbean limits smoking

CUSTOMER demand, rather than safety considerations, has prompted Royal Caribbean International to dramatically expand smoke-free zones aboard its fleet.



Portugal. Governance of an Integrated, Holistic Maritime Policy
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
Improved navigation aids could also have additional knock-on effects, such as the increased efficiency and safety of navigation – an investment worth making

NTSB Issues Report on Construction Barge Fire

Posted 07/26/07 at 10:27 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation into the fatal explosion and fire on an uninspected construction barge on October 12, 2006 on West Cote Blanche Bay, La…


LoveFM – Belize
One of course is because of our increase of the cruise tourism and we want to make sure that security and safety is out there.In addition to that of course

Ghana, Angola and Nigeria battle to host regional coast guard centre
Vanguard – Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Other considerations are the existing maritime safety and security infrastructure within the country, as well as the volume of maritime traffic

Man left with two fingers
The Nelson Mail – Nelson,New Zealand
Maritime New Zealand spokesman Ross Henderson said the accident was still being investigated. Sealord communications manager Merrill Coke said the company

Evidence of Radioactive Material on Blue Lady – London,England,UK
has specifically directed that “Before a ship arrives at port, it should have proper consent from the authority concerned or the State Maritime Board, .

Kassian Maritime Pleads Guilty to Vessel Pollution-Related Charges

Posted 07/25/07 at 10:14 AM

Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency Ltd. pleaded guilty to maintaining a false record pertaining to the illegal dumping of bilge and wastewater into the ocean from the M/V North Princess, an ocean-going bulk cargo ship traveling to ports in the United States, in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships…


Marine Environment Protection Committee Progresses Key Issues

A number of important issues, including measures to reduce air pollution from ships and the proposed Ship Recycling Convention, were discussed at the MEPC’s 56th session


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