Maritime Safet Newes Today – 10th December 2007

US Coast Guard Responds to Ferry Allision

Posted 12/10/07 at 10:40 AM

The Coast Guard Sector San Francisco responded to the Ferry Vessel Royal Prince of the Red & White Fleet after the vessel allided with some rocks south west of Alcatraz a little after 3pm. The vessel operator reported some damage to the forward left side but the vessel was not taking on water and there were no injuries.

Trinidad & Tobago Express – Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
Shouting orders to the hapless crew, the OSV stopped a short distance away from the Hook so that that boat would not be pulled down by the sinking vessel’s 

Barge Removed from Reef

Posted 12/10/07 at 08:54 AM

The barge that ran aground in Hagåtña Bay was removed and steps are now being taken to repair damage. The Coast Guard said the barge was removed at 6:15 p.m. yesterday, safely and with minimal damage to the reef..

EPA – emissions from large marine diesel engines – proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) inviting comment on its plan to propose new air emission standards and other related provisions for new compression-ignition (diesel) marine engines with per cylinder displacement at or above 30 liters per cylinder.  The agency is considering standards for achieving large reductions in oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) through use of technologies such as in-cylinder controls, aftertreatment, and low sulfur fuel, starting as early as 2011.  Comments should be submitted by March 6, 2008.  72 Fed. Reg. 69521  (December 10, 2007).


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