Maritime Safety News Today – 22nd March 2008

Southern shipwreck kills four
Viet Nam News – Hanoi,Vietnam
In Xuan Dong Commune, Cho Gao District, the ship tilted as it attempted to pass a ferryboat running ahead, said survivor Nguyen Thi Bay Mai from Quoi Thien 

News briefs
Sofia Echo – Bulgaria
The body of the last member of the crew of the Bulgarian vessel Vanessa, which sunk with 11 people on board in the Sea of Azov on January 3, has been found.

Japan Fires Navy Chief Over Sea Accident
The Associated Press
Maritime Self-Defense Forces chief Adm. Eiji Yoshikawa was dismissed from his post over the destroyer collision. He is to be succeeded by Keiji Akahoshi,

UN envoy urges international action to stop violence in Somalia
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
Ould-Abadallah backed Ban’s suggestion of a UN maritime task force to protect shipping and deter human smuggling and piracy, and he also strongly backed 

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