Maritime Safety News Today – 7 November 2007

Gas Carrier Grounded by Tropical Storm

Posted 11/02/07 at 06:47 AM

Coast Guard personnel deployed to San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic to support Dominican Republic authorities during salvage operations of Liberian gas carrier SCF Tomsk which ran aground Monday.

Survivor: missing Chinese fishing boat capsized with nine crew aboard
Xinhua – China
One fisherman from the missing vessel was picked up from the water at about 10:00 am on Sunday by a passing freighter from the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Fuel-system problem stopped ship
The Southland Times – Southland,New Zealand
A Maritime New Zealand spokesman said a maritime safety inspector visited the ship on Saturday and confirmed that air trapped in the fuel system during a

Korean-owned ships freed by Somali pirates – group
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Kenya-based East African Seafarers‘ Assistance Programme, said shipping sources confirmed to him that the two fishing


COLLISION MASTER JAILED BY UK COURT
Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
At the time of the collision the Master of the Jork, Captain Zbigniew Krakowski, was on watch. The vessel began to list heavily and the crew abandoned the

Transportation Safety Board may not investigate lifeboat incident
By Natalie Musseau and Corey Hurley
A month after the incident, confusion continues about exactly what happened aboard a Marine Atlantic lifeboat during a mock disaster.

Doctor puzzled by TSB probe of NL ferry disaster exercise gone wrong
The Canadian Press –
Twenty-one people were overcome by fumes and had to be taken to hospital during the training exercise, which involved a lifeboat from the Marine Atlantic

More fisherman wear life jackets
BBC News – UK
The lifeboat service said it hopes fishermen will heed the warning so it has more of a chance of picking up survivors rather than victims.

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