Maritime Safety News Today

Cyprus. Transas starts working on National Coastal Surveillance
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
The VTMIS will significantly improve maritime safety, pollution prevention, and will assist in combating illegal immigration, smuggling and other illegal 

Grounded barge was using chart from 160 years ago
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The MAIB recommended the Department for Transport and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency should review the future work schedule for the UK Civil Hydrography

We feel like hostages: Detained Iraqi crew
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
In Europe and other western countries, if a ship meets with a natural accident, all its crew members are allowed to go the very next day after completion of .
Extraordinary war of words between Jersey ferry rivals
Shipping Times – UK
Mr Provan, speaking to local paper Guernsey Press & Star said: “This vessel, HD1, was never designed for open sea operation, as confirmed by both the

BC Ferries annual report shows extent of rider decline
thenorthernview.ca – BC,Canada
BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall says that the decline in passenger numbers can be directly attributed to the sinking of the Queen of the North

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