Maritime Safety News Today, September 5, 2007

Investigators eye water pump in deadly sinking
KOMO – Seattle,WA,USA
“That may have lead to the sinking of the vessel.” Investigators are still working to determine exactly what went wrong. The Papa George operated out of

Marine Pollution in the Wake of Haifa Boat Collision
Israel Ministry of the Environment – Jerusalem,Israel
The collision and subsequent sinking of the ship led to the spill of large quantities of diesel oil, which settled on the shores of Kiryat Haim and Kiryat

SWEDISH CLUB HIGHLIGHTS “COMPETENCE EROSION”
Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
Meanwhile, The Swedish Club continues to make a significant global contribution, through the Maritime Resource Management (MRM) training programme.

Coast Guard Issues New Oil Barge Regulations

Posted 08/31/07 at 02:15 PM

According to reports, the Coast Guard has issued new rules governing the transportation of oil through Buzzards Bay that require single-hulled tankers and oil barges to be escorted by a second tugboat…

APL-Developed Automatic Device Could Indicate Boats in Distress
Johns Hopkins Gazette – Baltimore,MD,USA
A former naval architect with the Coast Guard, Borlase has conducted many maritime accident investigations. His inspiration for AIDD came after

Calls to share cost of Malacca Straits safety IMO urges users and stakeholders to share the cost of funding projects aimed at boosting safety in the strait.

Six missing after collision off east China

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