Maritime Safety News Today

Ship owner pleads guilty in Aleutians spill
KTUU – Anchorage,AK,USA
AP – August 22, 2007 4:34 PM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The criminal case in the grounding and fuel spill of the freighter Selendang Ayu is now settled.

Fire Shuts Down Port

Posted 08/22/07 at 09:14 AM

According to reports, Sharjah closed Port Khalid after a fire broke out at a lubricants warehouse. The reason for the fire is unknown. It was said that three firefighters were taken to Sharjah’s Kuwaiti Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Coast Guard Assists Spirit of Columbia

Posted 08/22/07 at 08:55 AM

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage responded to a call from the cruise ship Spirit of Columbia after it ran aground on the east side of Evans Island in Latouche Passage, near Whittier on Sunday. There were 51 passengers and 21 crew members on board with no reported injuries.

MERCHANT SHIPPING (AMENDMENT) BILL
Press Information Bureau (press release) – New Delhi,India
The enhanced security measures will add to maritime safety and security in the Indian shipping industry so that the country’s EXIM trade is not effected due .

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