Maritime Safety News Today – 29 November 2007

26 Indonesian sailors feared dead
Agence France-Presse
TAIPEI — (UPDATE) Twenty six Indonesian sailors are feared dead after their Panamanian freighter hit rough seas off Taiwan’s north coast, officials said late Wednesday.

Television images showed coast guards plucking one surviving sailor from the sea, but transport ministry official Ho Wen-chih said he feared the others were dead.

The bulker, the Mezzanine, was built in 1975 and formerly know as the President Allende.

 61 fishermen rescued in Palawan sea tragedy
ABS CBN News – Philippines
The Coast Guard said some of the fishermen were rescued by a Chinese fishing vessel. Some were plucked out of the sea by crewmen of the F/B Arlo Cristina

Fellow deckhands, personal diary offer telling details of Gainey’s
The Canadian Press –
Scheer, a marine safety consultant living in Florida, was hired by the Cook Islands to investigate the incident before it appointed the marine board of .

 EU warns 8 member states over pollution from ships
Xinhua – China
The directive was aimed at improving maritime safety and enhancing the protection of the marine environment from pollution by ships.

 petrolift leads shift to double-hull vessels
Manila Standard Today – Philippines
resulting from grounding or collision, a company statement said. the vessel is petrolift’s fourth double-hull vessel in its fleet. earlier this year,


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