Maritime Safety News Today – 19th February 2008

10 missing crew from ship sinking off Fujian identified
Xinhua – China
amid strong winds and high waves. Fourteen ships were sent for rescue work on Sunday evening. They were joined by other ships and helicopters on Monday.

Cruise ship member missing at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Celebrity cruise ship crew member who was missing when the boat docked at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Monday.

The crew member, a 28-year-old Chinese national, was last seen about 5 a.m. Monday and then did not show up for morning muster an hour later, according to Petty Officer Third Class Nick Ameen. An initial report from the Coast Guard indicated the crew member was last seen at 11 p.m. Sunday.

26 Chinese seamen rescued from sinking cargo off Philippine coast
лªÍø – ±±¾©,China
It is not immediately known whether the two had managed to escape the sinking vessel, Huang said, adding that the Japanese ship was not reachable by phone

Fisherman’s family fights ‘Lady Luck’ finding; (subhead) Coast
Gloucester Daily Times – MA, USA
30 about the year-long probe into the sinking of the Newburyport-based Lady Luck. That report revealed the 52-foot, steel-hulled dragger sank so rapidly

MOL introduces life jackets with radar reflector
Trading Markets (press release) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
This US- developed material also improves safety and visibility when seafarers are working on deck, and in case they go overboard. The company said the life

Companies want layers of tax washed away
Economic Times – Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Seafarers are opting for jobs on board foreign ships where they get tax-free salaries. Not only the seafarers in Indian vessels have lost around Rs 85-90

Catastrophe warning over channel works
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE channel deepening project could increase the risk of a catastrophic grounding in Port Phillip Bay because of container ships going too fast,

2 Responses to Maritime Safety News Today – 19th February 2008

  1. Masood Akhter says:

    PLEASE INFORM US REGARDING MISSING SHIP OF AL REEF AZANIA, WHICH LOST IN CONTACT FROM JUNE2007

  2. Asif says:

    I want to know about lost ship of Reef Azania, which is not in contact since June’2007

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