Maritime Safety News Today – 13 October 2007

Boat skipper missing
The Northern Echo – Darlington,UK
The skipper of a fishing boat is missing after his vessel was in collision with a cargo ship today. An air and sea search has been launched off the east .

Instability, useless life-rafts contributed to fishing boat
The Canadian Press –
sinking of a fishing boat that resulted in four deaths says the tragedy was compounded by the crew’s inability to free life-rafts as the unstable vessel

Crew of five rescued from ‘sinking‘ ship
Think SpainSpain
They are now safely back on dry land after being picked up by the crew of the ‘Denébola’ coast guard patrol vessel while the ‘Faruk’, which, in the end,

International Maritime Prize Awarded Posthumously

Posted 10/12/07 at 10:27 AM

The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2006 has been awarded posthumously to Mr. Igor Ponomarev (Russian Federation), who was the serving chairman of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at the time of his sudden death in October 2006, age 41, and who had already given distinguished service to the shipping industry in a variety of senior

CJTF-HOA co-hosts Maritime Security Conference in Kenya
By SAMBAZA(SAMBAZA)
“The challenges we face with maritime security are the need for port security, the need to fight and if possible eradicate piracy, enforce compliance with international convention on maritime safety and security, and establish a Coast .

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