Maritime Safety News Today – 7th December 2007

US Coast Guard Searches for Indian Man Missing from Ship 

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for a 52-year-old Indian man after he was reported to have fallen overboard from the 722-foot motor vessel Stena Compassion around noon Tuesday 116 miles southwest of Jamaica.

Dutch shipping company fears 10 drowned

Ten migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean this week when a Dutch cargo ship collided with their flimsy boat, the shipping company said. Jumbo Shipping said one of its craft travelling from Derince in Turkey to Plymouth in England came across the packed polyester boat in stormy seas

Barge Collision Shuts Waterway

Posted 12/06/07 at 07:30 AM

HOUSTON – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston temporarily closed the Intracoastal Waterway in Freeport, Texas Tuesday night after a barge collision occured in the Kirby Barge Fleeting area. <p> The tug boat Drum Point, was pushing two barges loaded with Naphtha, when the collision occurred.. Bulk carrier pulled from the mud
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
Maritime Safety Queensland and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are investigating the circumstances of the grounding. The vessel is owned by Toll

Illegal Immigrants on cargo ship
Athens – About 200 illegal immigrants were spotted on a cargo ship off the island of Crete and are being taken to shore, the Greek government said Thursday.

Fatal accident sparks safety concerns at Port of Oakland
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
involve shipping representatives and three ILWU locals: Locals 10, 34 and 91, Pacific Maritime Association Assistant Area Manager Dan Kany said

EMSA Oil Recovery Vessel Contracts Signed

Posted 12/06/07 at 07:32 AM

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has finalized contracts to strengthen its pollution response coverage in the Atlantic and Mediterranean areas. <p>UK ship owner James Fisher Everard will provide a pollution response arrangement based on a pool of three vessels normally trading between the UK and Ireland..

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