Maritime Safety News Today – 9th March 2008

Boat rescued in gale force winds
BBC News – UK
A lifeboat crew have been out all night battling gale force winds to rescue six people on a fishing boat. The St David’s crew were called out at 2335 GMT on

Body of Filipino sailor missing from ship collision off Japan
Daily Mail – Charleston – Charleston,WV,USA
TOKYO (AP) — Fishermen have found the body of a Filipino ship’s captain who fell overboard after his vessel collided with two other ships overnight in .


Hopes fade for 14 missing in Vietnam tanker wreck
AFP –
He said that since the accident the overturned ship had drifted south to within two nautical miles off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province,

Tanker warned prior to collision in Akashi Strait
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan
Of the three missing crew members of the Gold Leader, a Belize-registered cargo ship that sank shortly after the collisions, the body of Capt.

Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty


Engineer dumped bilge for ten years


Anchoring ships pushed farther out to protect reefs off Fort
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
“We got rid of the shallow Anchorage A, which seems to be a big contributor to the grounding problem,” said Ken Banks, a reef specialist for Broward


Single hull ban in the Philippines postponed
bunkerworld (subscription) – London,UK
The ban was however early this year moved forward to April 1 in reaction to the single-hulled Hebei Spirit oil spill in South Korea last December.

CG finds one-third of US ports have security gaps

Coast Guard found deficiencies in security at one-third of port facilities that inspectors checked in 2006, says Government Accountability Office.

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