Maritime Safety News Today – 10 November 2007

Probe into cargo ship Bay Bridge crash focuses on communication
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
8, 2007, the day after a cargo ship collision with the Bay Bridge leaked thousands of gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. (Pauline Lubens/Mercury News)

Bar pilot on errant ship had several mishaps in past
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
The accident ruptured one of the ship’s fuel tanks and 58000 gallons of heavy-duty bunker fuel oil poured into the bay. The cause of the accident is a

Object found in waterway where cruise ship was damaged
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk,VA,USA
The captain of the vessel, carrying 66 passengers and crew, turned it to the shoreline as it took on water, grounding it and saving it from sinking.

Shipping firms to pay for oil spills
China Daily – China
in China’s waters, is likely to take effect next year, if not sooner, a senior official with China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) said Wednesday.

Elizabeth M. captain won’t face charges
Beaver County TimesBeaver,PA,USA
When that suspension ended, Zappone began an 18-month probation period, in which his activities on a ship have been monitored. Wischmann said that probation 

No charges filed in fatal Ketchikan dock accident
KTUU – Anchorage,AK,USA
Myong Thayer had been visiting Ketchikan aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Star when the accident occurred September 17th on a dock.

CRUISE SHIP SPIRIT OF NANTUCKET RE-FLOATED
By Mark(Mark)
This area of the ICW is closed to all commercial vessel traffic. The area is also closed to recreational boats that have a draft of more than six-feet. There is no additional pollution associated with the grounding of the vessel

The dilution of a principle
Frontline – Chennai,India
The September 11 judgment notes: “There was also an apprehension rightly expressed by the petitioner regarding radioactive material on board the vessel 

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