Maritime Safety News Today – 26th February 2008

At least 11 missing in boat mishaps off Chinese coast
Thaindian.com – Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
Hangzhou (China), Feb 25 (Xinhua) Chinese maritime rescue service officials are searching for at least 11 seamen who have been missing off the east coast 

Oil rig collision probe launched
BBC News – UK
An investigation is underway into how a North Sea ferry broke free from its moorings and collided with an oil rig. No passengers were aboard the King of 

UN maritime agency endorses campaign for fair treatment of seafarers
UN News Centre –
necessary measures should be taken to ensure that seafarers are treated fairly when detained by public authorities in the event of a maritime accident.

French lifeboat crews seek legal protection
Motor Boats Monthly – London,England,UK
French lifeboat crews are likely to get legal protection against claims from those they rescue. Three people rescued last year in the Mediterranean took

US Coast Guard may regulate discharge
A US Senate bill would give the USCG responsibility for overseeing water discharges from vessels.

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