Maritime Safety News Today – 18 December 2007

News in brief
Guardian Unlimited – UK
John Morlue, the head of Liberia’s maritime authority, said: “The Chinese vessel sank, but the Liberian vessel rescued the Chinese crew.

2 Somali Pirates Arrested in Hijacking
The Associated Press –
The chemical tanker Golden Nori, seized off the Somali coast six weeks ago, was released Wednesday along with its 22 crew, who apparently were unharmed, 

Chemicals retrieved from half-sunken ship on Yangtze
China Daily – China
A rescue ship and a salvage team arrived at the scene in the day to carry out repairs to stop the sinking. On Saturday noon, four acid and alkaline

UK. Cargo vessel Loenid Leonov refloated after grounding at mouth
BYM News (press release) – Gibraltar,Spain
Brixham Coastguard were advised at 11:20pm (Friday) that the 2800 tonnes Maltese registered vessel ‘Loenid Leonov’, had gone hard aground on a sand bar and 

US COAST GUARD RESPONDES TO MAUMEE RIVER FUEL-OIL SPILL

TOLEDO, Ohio — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the city of Toledo, Environmental Services and oil spill rsponse contractors continue to respond to an approximate 3,300-gallon fuel-oil spill in the Maumee River here.

Australian Certificates of Competency
By admin
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will introduce “near-coastal” certificates for deck and engineering officers next year, in a bid to remedy the maritime labour shortage. AMSA’s manager of ship operations and .

Investigation into sinking ferry
ABC Online – Australia
Investigations are underway into the sinking of a passenger ferry on the Yarra River in Melbourne, with 23 people onboard. A bucks party was in full swing 

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