Maritime Safety News Today – 15 October 2007

Four die in Malaysia ferry accident: report
Reuters – USA
At least 100 people were aboard the “Seagull Express”, an old and rickety ship that was battling engine problems as it headed for the popular Malaysian 

Boat crashes into Port Aransas ferry
KRIS-TV – Corpus Christi,TX,USA
It’s really hard to stop a vessel this size very quickly,” said ferry operations manager Howard Gillespie. The driver of a 25-foot fishing boat was trying

Vietnam’s ships among highest in detention list
Thanh Nien Daily – Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
It covers the port authorities of the 18 signing states and focuses on promoting maritime safety, security and environmental protection.

Multinational WMD intercept drill starts in Japan
Xinhua – China
On Sunday, the six countries will each demonstrate a search for mock “suspicious” materials hidden on a vessel. On Monday, a Japanese Ground Self-Defense .

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