Maritime Safety News Today

India’s quiet sea power
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
To the north of Madagascar lies Somalia, whose coastline has been identified by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) as the area with the highest piracy

No answer in deadly Haitian boat sinking
Miami Herald – Miami,FL,USA
Branch (MAIB) of the British government said a close inspection of both the Turks police vessel and the Haitian sloop show no signs of collision damage.

British report criticizes Turks and Caicos in deadly Haitian capsizing (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
Investigators concluded that the Haitian sloop was nearing the British Caribbean territory’s coast when a police vessel intercepted it and tried to tow it

Canada. Fugawi appoints Oceantalk as distributor for Australia
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
to determine which vessels pose a collision threat, the ability to click on a vessel for expanded AIS information and true scale vessel silhouettes.

Captain fired in wake of ferry crash
Mukilteo Beacon – Mukilteo,WA,USA
“The allision (the striking of a moving vessel against a stationary vessel or fixed object such as a pier) was a direct result of negligent actions


From Safety At Sea

USCG praises shipping success!

01 Aug 2007

WASHINGTON, DC 01 August – Commercial shipping received kudos this week as the US Coast Guard pointed to improved safety and security statistics in its annual port state control report. Even as distinct vessel arrivals rose from 7,850 to 8,178, the USCG noted that security detentions dropped from 51 last year to 35 this year and safety detentions were reduced from 127 to 120.

Stranded Russians due to fly home

01 Aug 2007

DUBLIN 01 August – Eight Russian seafarers were due to return to St Petersburg today after spending nearly 10 weeks stranded without pay on the detained cargo vessel Lillian in New Ross, Ireland.


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