Maritime Safety News Today – 20 November 2007

Winds ‘battering’ listing Napoli
BBC News – UK
The vessel was being towed to Portland, Dorset, when it was decided to ground her off Branscombe amid fears she could sink. About 100 containers went

Ferry collides with Nelly channel pylon
Magnetic Island News – Magnetic Island,Australia
Rick Bradley who was waiting to catch the boat to work in town saw the collision from the terminal. The vessel had come in, according to Rick,

35 rescued from sunken ship
Vladivostok News – Vladivostok,Russia
The crew and passengers escaped the sinking vessel on four life rafts and were later found and taken aboard the rescue ships. As of Monday, 13 rescued men 

Ferry’s fractures assessed; Klickitat deemed safe for service
Peninsula Daily – Port Angeles,WA,USA
Keystone is too narrow has at its mouth strong currents that place vessels at risk of grounding, he said. A draft report of new vessel replacement options

Countrywide signals more trouble ahead
On 1 July 2008 the International Maritime Organization ( IMO), the United Nations agency responsible for maritime safety, will require all new ship radars to meet revised standards. In response to these requirements, IEC Technical 

Japan Club seeks whopping 20% premium hike JAPAN P&I Club announces steepest general increase so far among its competitors.

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