Maritime Safety News Today, September 6, 2007

Maersk container ship runs aground
Shipping Times – UK
Bad weather conditions are being blamed both for the grounding and delays in getting her refloated. The local press claim that the vessel’s grounding was

MarAd Issues Advisor on Naval Control of Shipping Exercise

Posted 09/05/07 at 10:42 AM

The US Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued an advisory notifying operators of U.S.-flag and effective U.S.-controlled vessels that a multi-national Naval Control of Shipping exercise is being conducted in the vicinity of the approaches to the Panama Canal.

Coast Guard and HAL Co-Produce Training Cd-Rom

Posted 09/04/07 at 04:34 PM

Cruise ships operating in Southeast Alaska now have access to an interactive training CD-ROM detailing Coast Guard regulations and procedures in the region. The release of the CD marks the first time that a comprehensive resource of this kind has been made available in a repeatable and professional format that cruise ship officers may access at.


Resident discusses anchoring ordinance
Marco Island Sun-Times – Marco Island,FL,USA
(9) To anchor vessels without adequate ground tackle to hold the vessel at anchor. Vessels at anchor shall maintain a firm anchor and the operator shall
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