Maritime Safety News Today – 14 October 2007

Captain at breakfast as ship sailed to doom
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Minister for Ports, Joe Tripodi, says the investigation headed by the chief executive of NSW Maritime, Chris Oxenbould, has been delayed for good reason

Two ships collide near Thessalonica, no injured
Focus News – Sofia,Bulgaria
a passenger ship carrying 143 people and a fishing vessel with a 6-member crew collided. The reason for the collision is most probably low visibility

Fishing boat runs into sand bar
Asbury Park Press – Asbury Park,NJ,USA
J., has advocated for increased funding to maintain the channel in the past and agreed that the Karen L’s grounding provides proof of the seriousness of the

Crew rescued from sinking fishing boat off Cabo de Gata
Typically Spanish – Malaga,Spain
There was no confirmation on whether a rescue boat had succeeded in its attempt to tow the sinking vessel into port.

Lucky to Be Alive
KIII TV3 – TX,USA
Officials say the collision happened when two small fishing boats tried to cut off a ferry traveling from Harbor land to Port Aransas.

30 STRONG: Prevention fuels best practices hunt
Petroleum News – USA
2001 when the Chevron Mississippi oil tanker traveling through the Valdez Narrows avoided a collision with a fishing vessel that strayed into its path.


House Committee Assures Shipper’s Council On Funding
Trading Markets (press release) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
It is believed that the agent last made contact with the vessel on July 24, when it was located off the coast of Somalia. On board the vessel are eight

Sunken vessels ready to be raised next week
Waterford News – Waterford,Ireland
He said that the crane will work the same way as if lifting items above ground but given the trawlers are under water, it’sa bit more difficult.

Al Dana owner in legal battle to clear name
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
Following the accident Bahrain and neighbouring countries agreed to set draft safety regulations aimed at 6000 small vessels in Bahrain and at least 100000

Swedish Research Project Explores Fire-Resistant Composites in
High Performance Composites – USA
Operation and Regulation for Safety), a risk-based ship design and approval study group comprising 52 European maritime stakeholders and led by Hamburg,

EC unveils new EU maritime policy
European Space Agency – Paris,France
based on SAR data from Envisat and the Canadian Radarsat satellite was set up for all European waters under the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

Safety seminar for tug boat crews offered next week
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk,VA,USA
The Coast Guard and Virginia Maritime Association will offer a safety seminar for commercial tug boat crews next week. The annual seminar will be held Oct. .

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