Maritime Safety News Today – 9 October 2007

New rules on seafarer medicals


16:45 8 Oct

A SET of revised guidelines for conducting medical fitness examinations for seafarers has been issued by the Philippines’ Department of Health. Full story


Platform collapse kills worker

16:35 8 Oct

A FLOATING platform being used to construct the South Hook LNG facility at Milford Haven has collapsed, killing a 44-year old Dutchman. Full story


Krosa creates chaos

10:22 8 Oct

TYPHOON Krosa hit the east of China hard over the weekend, having travelled all the way from the Philippines. Full story

Large lorries need a lashing

13:05 5 Oct

FROM 1 January 2008, large trucks that do not have secure cargo lashings fitted will be refused access on Cook Strait ferries and other ro-ro vessels in New Zealand. Full story

Hanna’ wrath leaves 12 dead
GMA – Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
It similarly warned seafarers against the surge of strong southwesterly winds in the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas.

Fiata congress to discuss cargo safety
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
In the last three years 120 new security rules have been created on maritime transport and food trade, said Eisa Baluch, president of Switzerland-based 

Fifty-Nine Foss Vessels Honored for
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung) – Germany
to environmental stewardship was underscored last month when a top maritime organization recognized 59 of its vessels for outstanding safety records. 


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