Maritime Safety News Today – 16th March 2008

Tanker, Vessel Collide In NY Harbor
WNBC – New York,NY,USA
The Coast Guard Sector New York Vessel Traffic Service received notification from both vessels after the collision. A 33-foot Coast Guard Station New York

Dozen barges run aground on Ohio River in western Ky.
Fort Mills Times – Fort Mill,SC,USA
The grounding is under investigation. The Coast Guard said no pollution has been reported and river traffic remains unaffected.
Probe into maritime accident
Athens News Agency – Athens,Greece
The accident, where the tourist vessel ran aground on Platia, an islet north of the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf, occurred on Thursday in excellent

Investigators say Suncruz casino boat may have damaged sea grass
Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
by some other vessel. The sea grass beds serve as a vital nursery and feeding ground for a variety of species, including manatees, lobster and redfish.
Damaged Vessel Repaired
Posted 03/14/08 at 09:57 AM
A P&O cruise liner damaged in stormy weather on its way from Southampton to the Caribbean has left port after being fully repaired, BBC reported.  Artemis, carrying 1,188 passengers, made an unscheduled call at Falmouth, Cornwall, for the work…
RCMP to take new look at BC ferry sinking
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
The RCMP has been investigating whether a crime was committed in the sinking of the vessel two years ago that killed passengers Shirley Rosette and Gerald 

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