Maritime Safety News Today – 22 October 2007

Indonesia search goes on after Sulawesi ship sinking
Reuters – USA
Metro Television reported that three more bodies had been found in the wreckage of the vessel on Saturday, but Badrus denied this. The mayor of Baubau,

MEND kidnaps 3 expatriates
Daily Sun – Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Investigations revealed that members of the militant groups, in full combat uniforms, had stormed the EA field vessel belonging to Shell Petroleum

Sydney ferry safety all at sea
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Another fatality occurred in January when the Rivercat Dawn Fraser ran over a runabout, leading to the death later of fisherman Peter, 72.

L&I looks to public on new crane safety law
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
The crane inspector rule will likely operate similar to sister rules regarding amusement ride inspectors and maritime crane inspectors, she said.

Z`bar state ships in bad shape
IPP Media – Guardian – Dar es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania
had wanted to know steps that had been taken by the government following the grounding of Zanzibar`s prime passenger and cargo ship, Mv Mapinduzi.

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