Maritime Safety News Today – 14th December 2007

Large oil spill near North Sea oil platform: Norway
AFP –
“There was a very large spill while transhipping oil from the platform to a ship,” Inger Anda, a spokeswoman for the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway,

Ship Breaks Down During Heavy Weather in UK

Apparently, the car carrier M/V FIGARO lost power when the CO2 system was released in the engine room when a large wave hit the vessel.

 

Second Mate Charged After Leaving Scene of Sea Crash

Australian Federal Police press release states that man failed to render assistance after a crash with a fishing vessel off the coast of Queensland.

 

Update! Port In Montevideo Reopens; Norwegian Dream Returns
Cruise Critic – Pennington,NJ,USA
As we reported yesterday, the collision caused damage to the ship’s bow and its forward ballast tank. Causing the bigger disruption though was the fact that

 

Cruise line sued in overboard death
Concord Monitor – Concord,NH,USA
Karen Sylvestre of Hooksett argues the ship’s staff erred by serving alcohol to her husband, 45-year-old James Sylvestre, when they knew or should have

Ship Breaks Down During Heavy Weather in UK


Apparently, the car carrier M/V FIGARO lost power when the CO2 system was released in the engine room when a large wave hit the vessel.

 

Minister warns ship operators
Fiji Times – Suva,Fiji
An inquiry into the sinking of the MV Ovalau in August 2003 found that FIMSA had not properly enforced the marine Act and marine regulations,

Ship Security Officer to Provide Evidence of Training by January 1, 2008


U.S. Coast Guard outlines the current U.S. position on the SSO Training Requirements promulgated in IMO’s MSC resolutions 203(81), 209(81) and STCW.6/Circ.9.

Washington – emergency response tug

The Washington State Department of Ecology issued a news release stating that its emergency response tug stationed in Neah Bay was dispatched to escort a towboat (which was towing a loaded tank barge) that experienced electrical problems. The towboat was safety moored at Port Angeles for repairs.

Buzzards Bay – RNA – correction

The US Coast Guard issued a correction to its earlier rulemaking the established a regulated navigation area (RNA) in waters of Buzzards Bay that required certain tank vessels and tug/barge combinations to be accompanied by escort tugs and pilots operating under federal pilots’ licenses. The correction relates to imprecise and potentially confusing cross references. 72 Fed. Reg. 70780 (December 13, 2007).

AWARD FOR MGN NEWS REPORT
Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
The fishermen were victims of piracy near the Spratly Islands, South China Sea last Saturday. Armed pirates boarded a fishing vessel and robbed it of its

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