Maritime Safety News Today – 4th December 2007

Salvage attempt fails to move grounded ship
ABC Online – Australia
Yesterday, a Maritime Safety Queensland spokesman said the ship’s hull was pierced by a navigation buoy above the water line. However, the spokesman says

Time running out for heavy vehicle lashing points – New Zealand
allow a vehicle to be tied down securely during transit, and must be constructed to appropriate international maritime strength and safety standards.

Injury not caused by violation of regulation

In an unpublished decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that neither the principle of negligence per se nor the Pennsylvania rule apply in litigation involving a seaman injured while working on a vessel where the evidence show that the injury was not incurred as a result of the violation of a Coast Guard regulation.

Chirac Leads Calls to Outlaw Single-hull Tankers After Spate of
Buzzle – Costa Mesa,CA,USA
His call for “draconian” maritime safety measures came as it emerged that the vessel is one of four single-hull tankers built in Japan in the the 1970s

Shura drafts new law on maritime safety
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
They originally intended to propose amendments to the 1979 safety and registration law, but decided instead to draft a new comprehensive law,


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