Maritime Safety News Today – 1 October 2007

Birds on the way to breed were hit by oil spill
Times Online – UK
The ship was grounded in Lyme Bay to prevent her sinking in deeper waters when the vessel developed a dangerous structural fault.

Charter fishing vessel strikes rocks with 29 aboard
TheDay – New London,CT,USA
The boat was taking on water but was not sinking according to a man familiar with the Black Hawk company. TowBoat US and SeaTow, as well as the Coast Guard,

Errant boat forces five ships to divert in Admiralty Inlet traffic jam
Peninsula Daily – Port Angeles,WA,USA
The Coast Guard reported on Friday that the unidentified small vessel, which did not respond to radio calls, forced the evasive action near Marrowstone 

Shipping directorate allays industry fears over CDC scam
Economic Times – India
DGS has also requested shipping companies to take the precaution of verifying seafarers‘ certification before engaging them on board their ships.


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