Maritime Safety News Today – 24 October 2007

Pirates hijack ship off lawless Somali coast
Monsters and Critics.com – Glasgow,UK
We confirmed early this morning that one was hijacked,’ said Andrew Mwangura, head of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme.

Nigeria: Militants Invade Shell Platform, Abduct 4 Nigerians, 3
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
“There were no fatalities and staff in the field are being evacuated. “We are concerned for the safety of the contractor staff and our thoughts are with

Bulgarian Ship Involved in Collision near Thessaloniki
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
No sailors were injured in the collision and neither ship suffered any structural damage, but both vessels are under interdiction to leave the port’s

WFP renews pleas for naval vessels after pirates strike in Somalia
AFP –
“WFP remains extremely concerned about piracy off Somalia, particularly as it appears that as the monsoon season has ended, the pirate season has begun,”


30 still missing after Indonesian ferry disaster: official
AFP –
A team from Indonesia’s National Transport Safety Committee and the transport ministry’s maritime division were investigating the cause of the accident,

OSHA renews alliance with shipbuilding research program.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release) – New York,NY,USA
Through OSHA’s maritime industry-related Safety and Health Topics page, more than 121000 individuals received information on the shipbuilding and maritime
 

José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission
Edubourse.com (Communiqués de presse) – Brie Comte Robert,France
under the Portuguese Presidency, and we have proposed a third Maritime Safety Package, which also needs your support, and the support of Member States.

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