Maritime Safety News Today – 29 September 2007

Safety probe after rig collapse
Times & Star – Workington,Lake District,UK
Investigators have already ruled out a theory that the leg went through the remains of the English-registered cargo vessel Grayfield, which was wrecked on

BC Ferries loses legal bid to include hard-drive data in report
The Province – Vancouver,BC,Canada
BC Ferries has lost its legal bid to include data from the Queen of the North’s hard drive in a report on the 2006 sinking of the ferry. 

USCG warning on equipment identity codes
– The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a warning to users of marine radio and AIS equipment, saying that failure to properly input the device’s Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) could delay the response of rescue services in an emergency situation. >>more

Security measures called threat to shipping business
GovExec.com – Wahington,DC,USA
He dismissed the menace of piracy as a coastal waterways affliction that does not affect ocean-going supertankers and container ships. 

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