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..

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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