Maritime Safety News Today – 28 February 2008

Search resumes for crew of missing ship
Mumbai Newsline – Mumbai,India
The International Maritime Bureau, Kuala Lumpur already has ruled out the possibility of marine piracy. The families of the missing sailors, meanwhile, 
Sinking ship feeds flames in new Gib row
Olive Press – Orgiva,Granada,Spain
Spain summoned British ambassador Denise Holt to explain why a vessel that had a collision six months ago is still polluting nearby shores. 

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed to lean toward reducing punitive damages of $2.5 billion awarded to victims of the worst U.S. oil spill

Global Warming Melts New Sea Lanes for Norilsk, ConocoPhillips

Posted 02/27/08 at 10:17 AM

Norilsk, the world’s biggest producer of nickel, is building its own shipping fleet to capitalize on the melting of the polar ice caps, Bloomberg reported. The company ordered five reinforced cargo vessels that can plow through the waters north of Siberia as new sea routes open…

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