Maritime Safety News Today – 6th May 2008


14 hurt in Miyagi Pref. passenger boat collision
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan
Sixteen people were aboard the Dream, a 19-ton vessel owned by Seadream, a company in the city, when it hit the Sumiyoshi Maru No


Kenya: 15 Crew Saved From Boat Mishap – Washington,USA
Fifteen crew members of a ferryboat from Zanzibar have been rescued after their vessel hit a reef off the Kenyan coast. Seagull-Zanzibar was stranded about


Overhead walkway damaged, BC Ferries vessel scratched after incident
The Canadian Press – NANAIMO, B.C.
NANAIMO, BC — A walkway which leads passengers onto ferries is unusable after a minor collision in Nanaimo. A spokeswoman for BC Ferries said the overhead .


IMO seeks nod for ballast water accord
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
By SHARIDAN M. ALI THE International Maritime Organi-sation (IMO) is seeking ratifications from countries for ships’ ballast water convention to come into .


MARPOL Annex VI Proposed Amendments Move Closer to Implementation

At the 57th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (“MEPC”), which took place between March 31, 2008 and April 4, 2008, the MEPC approved a number of proposed amendments to the MARPOL Annex VI regulations, which deal with the reduction of harmful air emissions from vessels.  These amendments are expected to be formally adopted at MEPC 58 in October of this year and will enter into force in early 2010.


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