Maritime Safety News – 1st March 2008

CHRONOLOGY-Bangladesh ferry disasters
Reuters – USA
DHAKA, Feb 28 (Reuters) – At least 31 people died when a ferry was hit by a cargo vessel loaded with sand on Thursday and capsized in a river near the

Rescued fisherman tried to save skipper
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said according to the Cold Exposure Survival Model developed by the Canadian government, which takes into account

DOJ – chief engineer pleads guilty

The Department of Justice issued a news release stating that the former chief engineer on a car carrier pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy and making a false statement in the ship’s oil record book.  The owner had previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $1 million, to pay $500,000 in community service, and to serve three years probation under terms of an environmental compliance program.

Samsung Offers W100 Bil. for Oil Spill Victims
Korea Times – South Korea
7, a Samsung Heavy barge carrying tall construction cranes lost control and crashed into an anchored supertanker owned by Hong Kong-registered Hebei Spirit

MARINA wants to phase out aging sea vessels
Inquirer.net – Philippines
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is drafting regulations that will require retiring sea vessels more than 30 years old to ensure safety and to 

Ishiba on ropes over crisis handling / Falsification shock leads
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan
Since the accident occurred, Ishiba has been under constant fire for his poor handling of the various issues concerned. Ishiba and about 10 top ministry 

Phils: No basis for Nigeria bonus
Safety at Sea – London,England,UK
crews in Nigerian ports, Philippines employers sees no basis for granting Filipino seafarers a bonus for working on vessels trading in Nigerian waters.

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