Maritime Safety News Today – 6th April 2008

Chinese Boat Sinks in Ship Collision
The Associated Press –
Two of the seven crew members on the Chinese vessel — believed to weigh some 30-40 tons — were rescued by the 6049-ton South Korean freighter after the

France tracks hijacked yacht

The French military are continuing to track a luxury yacht seized, with its crew, on Friday by Somali pirates.

There has been no contact with the Ponant since it was boarded. French officials said they wanted to avoid using force.

Another Small Canadian Vessel Claims Collision Incident With Coast
AHN – USA
Halifax, Canada (AHN) – Another small Canadian vessel claimed Monday it had a similar collision incident with the Coast Guard as investigation over the

Coastguards’ pay strike leads to sea safety fears
ic Wales – United Kingdom
Workers at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency took industrial action last month in protest at below-inflation wage rises and complaints that their pay was

Trawler’s Sinking Raises Many Issues
Occupational Health Safety – Dallas,TX,USA
Konno died in the sinking, and his body was not recovered. The ship’s skipper, Eric Jacobsen, also died. The board completed a week of testimony in Unalaska

Lightened load frees stuck barge from sandbar stopover
Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
The cause of the grounding, which happened about a mile outside the shipping channel, is under Coast Guard investigation, but it doesn’t believe the crew

Incentives Crucial to Cure Drain on European Manning Supply
Posted 04/04/08 at 09:19 AM
Pay incentives and better onboard facilities are key requirements for solving shipping’s worsening manpower crisis, according to the chairman of Europe’s leading manning forum…
No headway in search for Rezzak, Indian crew
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
PTI MUMBAI: The search for the missing ship MV Rezzak and 25 Indians on board who went missing on February 18 in the Black Sea near Turkey has not yielded

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