Maritime Safety News Today

Aging ferry knocks dock, jostles riders
Globe and Mail – Canada
inquiry pointed to human error, stating that crew on the bridge “failed to appreciate the vessel’s impending peril prior to the grounding on Gil Island.

Pilots end strike at Port of Antwerp

The Belgian port began to clear a backlog of over 20 ships, including container vessels, early Wednesday after pilots ended a five-day strike.

 

Rescuers call for expert assistance
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
To boost the country’s maritime safety capabilities, the number of helicopters will be increased from the current nine to 24 in 2015, he said.

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