Maritime Safety News Today – 15th February 2008

26 rescued after outrigger boat sinks off Bohol island – Philippines
Clementina said they would continue to operate their other boats, unless the Maritime Industry Authority orders otherwise. The Philippine Atmospheric

2 Cebu boats sink amid foul weather
Sun.Star – Philippines
For its part, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) 7 will convene its investigating team today to look into why a Supercat fastcraft vessel failed to .


Puntland troops trade fire with Somali pirates
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
Piracy has been rife in the waters off Somalia. The US State Department calls it the “preferred venue” for pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean. ..

Accusations fly as New Flame sinks further and produces new spill
Sur – Spain
She added however that “issues relating to maritime traffic are the responsibility of the Government of Gibraltar”. The statement added that matters

MARINA alerts tanker operators on double hull conversion – Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has warned that it would cancel the licenses of oil tankers or even remove them from the

Port reopens after ship’s grounding
Florida Times-Union – Jacksonville,FL,USA
The grounding of an automobile transport vessel, the Centaurus Leader, prompted the Coast Guard captain of the port to order the closure at 6:15 pm

Salvage meeting held to discuss plans for Riverdance removal (press release) – Varna,Bulgaria
Coastguards are advising members of the public who plan to visit the site of the grounding this weekend to view it from a safe distance on the promenade and

City safety training programs the difference for fishermen rescued – New Bedford,MA,USA
After they radioed the Coast Guard for help, the fishermen donned protective suits and abandoned their sinking vessel by clambering aboard a life raft.

House bill would require ship pilots to carry electronic charts
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
Federal investigators are looking at what role that played in the Cosco Busan crash on Nov. 7. The pilot told investigators he didn’t immediately understand .

Air Pollution ‘Perfect Storm’ Survey of Top 10 Ports Urges Action at National Level
Study ranks U.S. container ports among nation’s biggest polluters, but movement to clean alternative fuels gains momentum. Goods movement at ports growing dramatically, air pollution should not.

Exxon Spill Award Hits High Court (subscription) – San Francisco,CA,USA
But he acknowledges, “This is the first time I have really delved into maritime law.” Which means he is learning about precedents like the Amiable Nancy


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