Maritime Safety News Today – 4 October 2007

1 dead, 11 missing in China ship collision
Inquirer.net – Philippines
Xinhua identified the cargo ship only as a 10000 ton vessel from the port of Dalian. It said the 4:10 am (2010 GMT Tuesday) collision took place about 56

Passengers, Crew of Vessel Rescued

Posted 10/03/07 at 09:41 AM

The Coast Guard has rescued the passengers and crewmen of a vessel that ran aground off the coast of an Iloilo town. Commander Harold Jarder, Coast Guard chief in Iloilo, said fast craft Weesam Express I got stuck in muddy shores shortly after it left the Bacolod Port due to strong winds and big waves…

Revised inquiry into the sinking of the Queen of the North released
CKNW – Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
Gil Island failed to maintain a proper lookout and made no course changes in the 14-minutes before the collision. BC Ferries has however, released one more

IRI IN JAPANESE DEAL
Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
IRI says that the move will “significantly strengthen its marine safety and technical support to shipowners and operators in Japan”.

Family upset at inquiry into disaster at sea
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
Maritime New Zealand is also preparing a report on the sinking but a spokesman said it was still at least a month away. Southland coroner Trevor Savage said

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