Maritime Safety News Today, September 15,2007

Norwegian Tanker Runs Aground

Posted 09/14/07 at 10:34 AM

A chemical tanker controlled by Norwegian shipowning firm Odfjell has run aground off Indonesia. Odfjell reported that its chemical tanker Bow Star ran aground after leaving the Indonesian port of Batam

Norwegian tanker aground
Aftenposten – Oslo,Norway
There were no injuries and the vessel’s double hull was believed capable of preventing any environmental damage. “There has been no injury to personnel and 

31 crewmembers evacuated from ship sinking offshore Turkey
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
The Sunny Day flying the Panama flag sank 30 nautical miles off Trabzon because of bad weather. The vessel was en route to Sochi. 

Hearing on Cruise Ship Security

Posted 09/14/07 at 10:29 AM

On September 19, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will conduct an oversight hearing on Cruise Ship Security Practices and Procedures. Source: HK Law


Security deadlines loom for Canada ports

Major seaports, terminal operators and the St. Lawrence Seaway must complete background checks and attain security clearances on employees by Dec. 15.


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