Maritime Safety News Today – 30 October 2007

Danish rescuers say hope fading in search for 7 Turkish sailors
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
Authorities believe the remaining seven sailors _ six men and one woman _ were trapped inside the ship, which was floating on its side and had hit ground.

Ferry officer left yachtsmen to die after collision at sea, court told
Guardian Unlimited – UK
An experienced ferry officer left three yachtsmen to die in cold, dark water after the huge vessel he was in control of hit or swamped their sailboat,

N Korean ship capsizes near E China coast, 21 rescued
China Internet Information Center| – China
The provincial maritime bureau estimated about 2000 Chinese civilians and 500 armymen have rushed to the rescue. The accident occurred around 4:00 PM Sunday

Diver surfaces and hits propellers
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
The ship was docked at the Durban Port. “The dive crew had recovered the diver from the water after the accident and immediately headed towards port seeking

Update: US Destroyer Actively Pursuing Pirates Off Somali Coast
AHN – USA
The destroyer, on loan to an international task force aimed at stopping piracy and terror in the region, responded with deadly force, sinking both vessels

Exxon asks high court to void Valdez spill damages
Houston Chronicle – United States
Oil companies and their insurers are urging the justices to weigh in so they can better assess their risks in the event of another major accident or spill.

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