Maritime Safety News Today

Coalition Forces Provide Assistance to Danish Merchant Vessel

Posted 08/24/07 at 10:29 AM

From Combined Maritime Forces Public Affairs Two Coalition ships from Combined Task Force (CTF 150), French Warship Commandant Blaison (F 793) and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), provided assistance to Danish merchant vessel Danica White following its release from Somali pirates Aug.

Fire Breaks Out on Oil Rig

Thirty-two oil workers were airlifted off the semi-submersible Ocean Guardian when a fire broke out in the engine room.

Possible Cause of Grounding Revealed

The grounding of the Pasha Bulker may have been caused by a warning issued by Port Waratah Coal Services.


‘Spirit of Charleston’ at fault
WCBD-TV – Mt. Pleasant,SC,USA
The collision occurred when Lambinus altered course back into the tour boat’s direct path only 50 to 75 yards ahead of the vessel.

Nigeria: IMB Commended Over New Security Measure – Washington,USA
GLOBAL maritime industry watchdog, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), has been commended for launching a 24-hour, 365-day security hotline

* Difficult conditions blamed for freighter’s grounding – MI,USA
The 1000-foot vessel was stuck on the sandy bottom of Lake Michigan outside Muskegon’s outer pierheads for about four hours before the captain was able to

PHA Commission Considers $25 Million for Construction Contracts
Primenewswire (press release) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
The use of the system helps to prevent spills of hazardous materials and vessel grounding. (Agenda M2) Commissioners are being asked to authorize paying



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