Maritime Safety News Today

UNION URGES TALKS ON PIRACY THREAT
UK Express – UK
Figures from the International Maritime Board (IMB) showed that between January and June this year, 13 vessels were hijacked by heavily-armed attackers, 

Ship with Lakes ties rescues 19 Thai seafarers
NW Evening Mail – Barrow-in-Furness,Lake District,UK
Two British ships carried out the rescue and between them saved 19 Thai seafarers. The rescue operation began on August 8,

Ferry engineer questions state’s use of aging vessel
Bellingham Herald – Bellingham,WA,USA
Vessels that don’t meet that standard face a greater risk of sinking or capsizing. Mike Anderson, executive director of the state ferry system,

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