Maritime Safety News Today – 27th March 2008

Two bodies pulled from sunken Ukrainian tugboat
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
Earlier this week, Anatoliy Prisyazhnyuk, the owner of the Ukrainian vessel, blamed the Chinese dry cargo ship for the fatal collision.

2 crewmen on Thai ship seriously injured; airlifted to Staten
Staten Island Advance – SILive.comStaten Island,NY,USA
The accident occurred Saturday during heavy seas as the men were working on board the Thor Alliance, home ported in Thailand, which was en route to New York

US embassy confirms death in Suez Canal shooting incident
Monsters and – USA
On Monday, the crew of the Global Patriot ship opened fire on a small Egyptian boat, killing one man and injuring two. The incident happened as the ship was

World’s fast-growing fleets hit by scarcity of crew
Financial Times – London,England,UK
“We’re talking of -several tens of thousands of seafarers missing from the equation,” he says. The Philippines is the world’s largest source of maritime 

Fatal boat crash ‘due to human error’
The West Australian – Perth,Western Australia,Australia
The vessel had not been visible to the master of the Pam Burridge until it was too late to avoid the collision, the report said.


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