Maritime Safety News Today – 11th March 2008

Britain battered by 80mph winds
Independent – London,England,UK
The tanker which ran into trouble off the Isle of Wight was the 11000-tonne Swedish vessel, Astral. It was heading for the Esso oil refinery in Fawley with 

USCG: Woman Jumped Off Cruise Ship in Florida

KEY LARGO, Fla. —  The US Coast Guard was searching the waters off the Florida Keys Monday for a woman who reportedly jumped off a cruise ship Sunday morning .

Ship that broke free in storm is secured
Baltimore Sun – United States
But by yesterday morning, the ship had been safely secured, a guard official said. Maryland State

Stricken vessel aided by charter broker’s rapid response
Air Cargo – Ashford,England,UK
With fire spreading onboard the crew were lifted to safety, leaving the ship at serious risk of sinking and causing a major ecological disaster. 


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