Maritime Safety News Today – 16 October 2007

Families still hopeful missing three are alive
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
Search and rescue operations by 70 uniformed personnel from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Marine Police, Police Air Wing, Fire and Rescue 

VI-20071015-13732-MLT – Vehicle Accident – Europe – Malta
According to a report by the Armed Forces of Malta, the Chief Officer was being lowered onto the workboat when the Personnel Basket lost control and hit the side of the ship causing the injury to the Officer. .

Six missing in ship collision in northeast China
Times of India – India
BEIJING: Six persons were reported missing after two Chinese ships collided in northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Saturday, local maritime officials

Port Safety Improving, But Still Needs Work, Report Says
Southern Maryland Online – MD,USA
to see the “demonstrable” progress DHS has made in the last year, but is concerned about improving other aspects of maritime security not addressed.

That sinking feeling
New Straits Times – Persekutuan,Malaysia
Like rats deserting a sinking ship, the crew reportedly jumped into the sea to save their own skins and left the passengers to fend for themselves.

Release Pasha Bulker report: NSW Libs
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
showed the grounding was the result of a number of blunders. Opposition ports spokesman Duncan Gay said the public had a right to know why the ship 

Port defends ‘remote’ risk of liquefied gas blast
ic Wales – United Kingdom
One report, by a senior risk analyst at Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, described the potentially disastrous consequences of a collision between an LNG ship 


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