Maritime Safety News Today – 2nd December 2007

Trawler damaged in collision with tanker
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
A FISHING trawler with two men aboard has returned to port after its skipper reported the vessel had collided with a tanker off the Sunshine Coast,

Somali pirates free Comoran ship and sailors: US
AFP –
A US-led maritime task force made of Italy, the Netherlands and Britain is conducting counter-piracy operations off the volatile Horn of Africa.

Two rescued as fishing boat sinks
BBC News – UK
Two men have been rescued from their fishing boat after it began sinking off the isle of Skye. The Spesnova went down six miles north east of Portree on


Pirate Mother Ship Hunt Off Somali Coast
The Associated Press –
“The small boats which are used for piracy could not travel” from shore as far into the ocean as ships have been attacked, said Commodore Khan Hasham of


Authorities mull plan to shift grounded ship
ABC Online – Australia
The accident happened as the vessel was approaching its designated berth after arriving from Weipa in Cape York in the state’s far north. A Maritime Safety

San Francisco Bay oil spill: State suspends pilot’s license
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
That could lead to sanctions or the revocation of Cota’s license. of the collision. The US Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board haven’t

US sues ship and pilot for San Francisco spill
Reuters – USA
The collision created a 100-foot (30-metre) gash in the ship’s hull and its fuel spilled into the bay. As the oil traveled into the Pacific Ocean,

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