Maritime Safety News Today – 5th January 2008

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 4 At least seven sailors died when a Bulgarian cargo ship sank in a wind storm in the Azov Sea adjoining the Black Sea, Russian authorities said.
Rough seas force cruise ships to bypass Jamaica
Friday, January 04,
Cambodian motor-ship brought afloat in Kerch Strait
NRCU – Ukrainian Radio – Kiyv,Ukraine
On January 3, the motor-ship (Cambodian flag) took the ground because of bad handling quality in the Kerch channel. For the time being, the vessel has been

Inquirer.net – Philippines
The tanker, MT Maginoo, brought the seven passengers to Ludo Wharf from where they were taken to BRP Batangas, a Coast Guard vessel docked at the back of

Shipwrecked sailors survive on rainwater for five days
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam
From left: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Sabah and Labuan division head First Admiral Ahmad Puzi Abdul Kahar and the rescued Myanmars, Lin Zaw,

Rough Seas Stop Cruises To Jamaica

OCHO RIOS, St Ann – Rough seas associated with a cold front affecting the island prevented two cruise ships from docking at the Ocho Rios pier yesterday morning.

Posted 01/04/08 at 09:17 AM

NOAA will lead an international effort to pinpoint the locations of more than 40 global positioning satellites in Earth orbit, which is vital to ensuring the accuracy of GPS data that millions worldwide rely upon every day for safe navigation and commerce.

On 17 July 2006 OSPR issued new shoreline protection requirements which call for increased performance and response times in order to further protect California’s shoreline and sensitive site areas.These changes came into effect for high volue ports on 1 May 2007 and for low volume ports on 1 September 2007. The implications for tank and non-tank vessels at the various ports are explained in this article. 02/01/2008 21:03
PHMSA – bulk loading and unloading of hazardous materials The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) seeks comments on proposed recommended practices for loading and unloading operations involving bulk packagings used to transport hazardous materials. Comments should be submitted by February 8. 73 Fed. Reg. 916 (January 4, 2008).

Scientific Study to Assist MARPOL Amendment Process Completed


A comprehensive study commissioned by IMO to assist in the planned revision of regulations governing air pollution from ships has been successfully completed.

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