Maritime Safety News Today – 27 September 2007

3 Crew Dead After North Sea Accident

Posted 09/25/07 at 12:21 PM

Three crewmembers died after an accident aboard a rescue vessel on the North Sea, the boat’s owners said Sunday. The accident is under investigation by Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch. The men, two Britons and a Pole, were working aboard the Viking Islay when the accident occurred, Vroon Offshore Services Ltd

Fatal accident idles Port of Oakland in California
Reuters – USA
Monday’s deadly loading accident and while port workers review safety procedures, port spokeswoman Marilyn Sandifur said. “Maritime operations have been 

Another Collision in Bay – Ships allowed to leave
gibfocus.gi – Gibraltar
The vessels were subsequently inspected by surveyors and allowed to continue on the journey, after only minor damage was observed on the vessel

Indonesia detains pirates for tanker hijacking INDONESIAN authorities have detained 14 pirates who hijacked a product tanker over the weekend.

SA & US in joint maritime security exercise
http://www.sagoodnews.co.za – South Africa
The SA Navy and a United States naval vessel are due to begin a three-day maritime security exercise off the coast of South Africa today. 

Pain, anger unite kin of victims of Africa’s worst ferry disaster
AFP –
Only 64 people survived the accident which claimed more lives than the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 in which 1563 died. The large red-hulled vessel,

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