Maritime Safety News Today

  One dead, one injured after sinking near Port Alfred
Citizen – Johannesburg,pretoria,South Africa
We are not sure at this stage what happened to the vessel.” It had been travelling from the United Arab Emirates, to Cameroon.

Sydney ferry masters shun radar: report
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
NSW Maritime inspectors observed ferry crews from the bridge of vessels during an investigation into two separate near-misses in heavy fog in 2005.

Malu Sara was unseaworthy, inquest told
Courier Mail – Australia
By Peter Michael THE official in charge of an ill-fated immigration boat which sank in Torres Strait, killing five people, has admitted the vessel was 

Concerns over maritime safety in GIbraltar
Typically Spanish – Malaga,Spain
Parliament today, considering that it fails to meet European controls on the environment and maritime safety, citing the New Flame accident as proof. 

Ship Operator Pleads Guilty and Sentenced

Posted 08/27/07 at 10:25 AM

IMC Shipping Co. Pte. Ltd. (IMC), pleaded guilty in federal court in Alaska to a three-count information alleging two violations of the Refuse Act for the illegal discharge of oil and soy beans and one violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for killing of thousands of migratory birds that resulted from the grounding of the M/V Selendang Ayu…

Former Chief Engineer Arraigned on Vessel Pollution Charges

Posted 08/27/07 at 10:21 AM

Patrick K. Brown, a former Chief Engineer of the M/V Fidelio was arraigned today on a six count indictment related to deliberate vessel pollution that was originally returned by a federal grand jury on July 26, 2007…

18 years after spill, oil giant still doesn’t get it
HeraldNet – Everett,WA,USA
Exxon’s lawyers question whether it’s legal for the 9th Circuit to impose punitive damages under maritime law against Exxon for the behavior of one of its 


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