Maritime Safety News Today – 14th April 2008

Ship collision off Kyushu island leaves 3 Chinese dead, 13 missing
Xinhua – China
Freighter Shinyo Sawako, a vessel from China’s Hong Kong Special Administration Region, and the fishing boat Lurongyu 2177 from the Chinese mainland

Federal officers board and seize protest vessel in the Gulf of St
The Canadian Press – HALIFAX
But it’s difficult to determine which vessel, if any, initiated the collision. The Sea Shepherd Society and previous incarnations have long used militant

Pirates can claim UK asylum

THE Royal Navy, once the scourge of brigands on the high seas, has been told by the Foreign Office not to detain pirates because doing so may breach their human rights.

Antarctic cruise survivors tell of safety flaws
Independent – London,England,UK
By Paul Bignell British survivors of a tourist ship which sank off the coast of the Antarctic last winter are helping marine accident investigators with a

Titanic doomed by fire raging below decks,says new theory
Independent – London,England,UK
By Ian Griggs and Paul Bignell A new theory that a fire in a coal bunker on the liner RMS Titanic contributed to its sinking has been put forward,


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