Maritime Safety News Today – 25 October 2007

Report into tug tragedy published
BBC News – UK
A preliminary report into the sinking of the Bourbon Dolphin off Shetland has highlighted a combination of factors that contributed to the tragedy.

Rescuers pluck crew from sinking fishing boat
Globe and Mail – Canada
Marine search and rescue crews were called out at 9:20 am Sunday to assist the 12-metre prawn vessel Dandee An. Its crew had had sent out a frantic mayday

Barge sinking off beach
Dorset Echo – England,UK
By Ian McDonald RESCUERS have been alerted to a barge sinking off the east end of Weymouth beach. Barrels are being washed off the vessel and coastguard

Oil Worker’s Children Abducted in Nigeria

Posted 10/24/07 at 07:52 AM

Two children, Fransisca Ehileme, age six, and her five-year-old brother, Francis, both children of an oil worker, were abducted by gunmen on their way to school around Rumuigbo junction in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital..


BULGARIAN CAPTAIN NOT DETAINED IN THESSALONIKI
Sofia Echo – Bulgaria
The captain of Bulgarian vessel Geo Milev was not detained in the Greek port of Thessaloniki, Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) said.


RCMP refused to test crew for drugs: ferry chief
Globe and Mail – Canada
The TSB was set to release its final report on the sinking this fall, but new evidence – crew testimony suggesting no officer was on the bridge at the time

Due Process for Exxon
Wall Street Journal – USA
More important is the question whether federal maritime law and constitutional due process permit the infliction of any punitive damages.

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