Maritime Safety News Today – 19 September 2007

Vessel runs aground in Columbia
The Columbian – Vancouver,WA,USA
“It’s just a big vessel,” said Chief Isabelo Chio with the US Coast Guard in Portland. “We’re not speculating on the cause.” The grounding comes as the Army

East China on high alert as Wipha approaches
China Daily – China
A senior official with the Zhejiang Maritime Safety Administration said Wipha would hit the province directly, unlike the previous typhoons this year that

Sinking fishing vessel is pumped and refloated
Cape Cod Times – Hyannis,MA,USA
CHILMARK — A sinking fishing vessel was drained of water and refloated early Saturday morning south of Menemsha using a pump brought to the scene by a Coast

[NEWS ANALYSIS] Controlling the dire in the Bosporus strait
Today’s Zaman – Istanbul,Turkey
Among the biggest ship accidents in Turkey’s contemporary history were those in 1979, 1994 and 1999, the most recent of which was the grounding of a Russian


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