Maritime Safety News Today – 27 October 2007

Poor controls cause of ship accident
A LACK of communication and absence of risk awareness were the main reasons a seaman was badly burned by high-pressure steam released from a boiler vent pipe, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.

ConocoPhilips Unit Fined

Posted 10/26/07 at 09:05 AM

A ConocoPhillips (COP) tanker company has agreed to pay a fine and other penalties totaling $2.5m for spilling oily sludge into the ocean after leaving Valdez, Alaska with a load of oil – and then falsifying records to cover it up, The Anchorage Daily News reported on its Web site recently

Coast Guard blocks Fall River LNG terminal
Boston Globe – United States
To get through safely, a ship would need to slow to nearly a halt and either be towed or move laterally 100 feet. While other commercial ships now make the

Long-Term Neglect of Mariners Continues to Haunt Maritime Employers

Past conditions and pay fuels the debate: are the new pay scales, conditions and amenities enough to draw the mariners back to sea, and keep the current crews there?

MacDonald Enters 5-Yr Multi-million Dollar Contract With Petroleos
RTT News – Williamsville,NY,USA
PEMEX has established a maritime monitoring program in the Gulf of Mexico to increase its environmental performance with regards to oil spill prevention and

Towards an integrated maritime policy
Malta Independent Online – Malta
A compromise needs to be reached between shipping, safety and security and environmental protection. Challenges coming from outside the EU increase

IMO presents International Maritime Prize to Mr. Alfred Popp (Canada)
By OldSailor
Popp in recognition of his long and distinguished service to the cause of maritime safety and security and the protection of the marine environment, highlighted by his work representing Canada at IMO and his chairmanship of the IMO

Emergency Teams in River Exercise

A simulated explosion in ship’s engine room put crews from the Port of London Authority, emergency services and Royal National Lifeboat Institution to the test during an exercise on the River Thames this week.

ITIC Warning on Use of Forged E-mails to Obtain Cargo Delivery

SHIP agents are increasingly faced with attempts to obtain delivery of cargo


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