Maritime Safety News Today – 18th February 2008

28 missing after Chinese ship sinks off Philippines

MANILA (AFP) – Twenty-eight Chinese sailors are missing after their ship sank in rough seas off the northern Philippines, the coastguard here said Monday.

Cargo ship captain still missing – Coast Guard
Inquirer.net – Philippines
He said the Coast Guard will investigate the sinking of MB Clemer to determine the cause of the sinking and the safety aspect of the motorized banca.

Big wave drowns two seafarers
Jakarta Post – Jakarta,Indonesia
JAKARTA: A fisherman was killed and another is missing after a small fishing boat capsized near Kali Baru Port in Cilincing, North Jakarta, 

Ship runs into drilling rig, spilling fuel into Gulf of Mexico
El Paso Times – El Paso,TX,USA
supply ship has hired Marine Spill Response Corp., an independent spill response company, to help with the cleanup. The cause of the accident is under 

Stormy weather helping disperse fuel spill in Gulf of Mexico
KRIS-TV – Corpus Christi,TX,USA
The ship is on its way back to Galveston and is expected to arrive by Saturday evening, Wine said. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Family Disputes Coast Guard Finding On Boat Sinking
WMTW – Auburn,ME,USA
He said his son never moved the boat’s original net reel, which would have altered the vessel’s stability. Coast Guard Capt. Jim Rendon said the agency will

Yee Introduces Bill to Provide Oversight of Bar Pilots Board
California Chronicle – Los Angeles,CA,USA
The legislation is one of a number of bills introduced in response to the Cosco Busan container ship that hit the Bay Bridge in November 2007 and spilled .

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