Maritime Safety News Today – 5th January 2008

Four hurt as freak wave hits North Sea oil vessel
The Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The incident comes a year after a fatality on the same vessel. There were 70 people on board the Bleo Holm, a floating production and storage offloading

Looking for survivors
Focus News – Sofia,Bulgaria
The Head of the department in charge of investigating maritime incidents Rumen Simeonov told Focus News Agency that the minister issues an order for an ..


Brit sailor rescued off Morocco
The Sun – London,UK
RESCUERS found a lone British sailor up to his waist in water in a sinking yacht off Morocco yesterday. The 22-year-old had sent an SOS which was picked up .

Pilots face risky transfer
Sunshine Coast Daily – Queensland,Australia
The crew on the 13.2m vessel Forward Flair was stuck at sea for two days because the treacherous swell made a safe passage to port impossible.

Brisbane Marine Pilots battle turbulent weather
The Westender – Brisbane,Queensland,Australia
One pilot has been carried on to Sydney with a departing vessel when it was deemed too dangerous to disembark onto the pilot vessel.

Hey, Where’d the Water Go?
Baltimore City Paper – Baltimore,MD,USA
Jan 3–enough to ground a cargo ship at the Port of Baltimore. “A non-US vessel may have been touching bottom while at the pier, not while underway,”

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

Outdated charts of Arctic waters could threaten ship safety: expert
CBC North – Whitehorse,Yukon,Canada
navigation charts still in use today could threaten the safety of such vessels and their passengers. Ships still rely on some maritime charts that date

‘Ship of the world’ seeks donations for repairs
China Post – Taipei,Taiwan
“floating stage” ship which was damaged in a collision with another vessel en route to Kaohsiung City in late December to stage a New Year’s Eve show. ..


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