Maritime Safety News Today – 2nd March 2008

Some items of missing ship carrying 25 Indians found
Times of India – India
MV Rezzak carrying 25 Indian crew left Russia’s Novorossisk port on February 17 on a 24-hour journey to Turkey’s Bartin port. It was carrying steel billets.

Barge company cleared in collision with bridge
Destin Log – Destin,FL,USA
The captain was able to push through the opening under the bridge with minimal damage to the vessel. The bridge wasn’t damaged at all, but the fender system

Minister may quit over trawler sinking
United Press International – USA
The trawler sinking was the first serious accident involving a Japanese naval vessel since 30 people died in a July 1988 collision between a submarine and a

Fatal Accident On Alabama: No Violations
Martha’s Vineyard Gazette – Edgartown,MA,USA
Morgan Douglas nor other ship officers had instructed Mr. Sutherland to be in the rigging. The accident occurred when the vessel was underway in calm seas .

West Antarctic Glaciers Melting At 20 Times Former Rate, Rock
Science Daily (press release) – USA
Using a helicopter from the German research vessel Polarstern during an expedition led by Karsten Gohl (AWI) BAS scientist Joanne Johnson and colleagues .

Container Terminal Standard Officially Launched
For both ships and ports, speed, safety and cost-efficiency of container terminals are key issues. The quality and efficiency of container terminals are of great importance to the smooth functioning of the global supply chain…

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