Maritime Safety News Today – 12th February 2008

3 Chinese sailors missing in ship collision
China Internet Information Center| – China
The accident occurred when the fishing boat owned by a South Korean fishing company collided with the “Iceia” vessel, a Greek oil tanker registered in 

Nine people missing after ship sinks in eastern Indonesian sea
Monsters and Critics.com – USA
Eight survivors were rescued in the accident, local media reports said Thursday. The Ratna Utama vessel, with 17 people on board, reportedly sank Wednesday 

Hundreds of workers evacuated from North Sea oil rig
AFP –
Sky News television said the elite Special Boat Service, which is trained in dealing with maritime incidents, including the possibility of oil rig hijacks, .

FACTBOX: Details of the “Safe Scandinavia” rig
Reuters UK – UK
The Safe Scandinavia was built in 1984 at the Norwegian oil services company Aker Maritime’s Aker Verdal construction yard.

Job accident kills crane operator in east Harris County
Houston Chronicle – United States
The unidentified man was guiding a load into a cargo hold of a ship in the 14000 block of Industrial Road. The front of the crane broke and the load fell,

Ship carrying 27000 tons of scrap sinks off Spanish port
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
AP MADRID, Spain (AP) – A ship damaged in a collision in the Strait of Gibraltar sank Sunday off the southern port city of Algeciras after being partly

Oil removed from stricken ferry
BBC News – UK
A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the operation was proving “extremely difficult and dangerous” because of the vessel’s list.

US Navy fires at Somali hijackers of Russian ship
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
“We have a full range of options available to deal with piracy and we will utilise them as the situation dictates,” she said late on Monday. 

IMEC ACTING ON WAR ZONE CALL
Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
IMEC represents over 100 companies that operate over 5500 ships open register ships and employ over 145000 seafarers of all nationalities.

StatoilHydro accepts responsibility for oil spill
By Dave Shirlaw(Dave Shirlaw)
Submitting the company’s own investigation report on the oil spill to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, Tore Torvund, executive vice president, Exploration & Production Norway stated:. – The oil spill at Statfjord is very serious.

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