New Podcast – The Case Of The Confused Pilot

November 28, 2007

Pilotage and bridge team management have come to the fore this month with the allison between the Cosco Busan and the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge so the latest MAC episode, The Case Of The Confused Pilot is a timely reminder of the issues at stake.

Check out the podcast.home page at for the audio podcast, the illustrated transcript is under construction and will be available by the weekend.

Maritime Safety News Today – 16 November 2007

November 16, 2007

Indonesia searches for 8 missing after ship sinks
Reuters – USA
The vessel which had 10 people on board, and was carrying 30 containers, was travelling from Jakarta to Batam island in Sumatra. “The cause of the sinking

Ship collision at Lagos Port complex
Business Day – Nigeria
“I believe the pilot was rather careless especially at the speed with which he was bringing the ship in”, an eyewitness to the accident told our

3 dead, 1 missing in boat sinking off Camotes Island – Philippines
Forty-two other passengers and crewmembers (not 55 as earlier reported) were rescued by the crew of MV Ormoc Star, a passenger vessel bound for Hilongos,

Taiwanese vessel freed by pirates arrives in Kenyan port
NAIROBI (AFP) — A Taiwanese fishing vessel freed by Somali pirates last week arrived Wednesday in the Kenyan port of Mombasa for repairs, a maritime

Investigators: Equipment on ship in bay crash working ‘as expected’
Nuevo Mundo – CA,USA
By Mary Anne Ostrom Federal investigators looking into the cause of last Wednesday’s cargo ship collision with the Bay Bridge that released an oil spill

What Is That Thing?
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3 – Norfolk,VA,USA
The Spirit of Nantucket is still in the recovery stages following the accident. The ship is in dry dock undergoing repairs.

How to Keep Your Company’s Reputation Afloat When You Spill Oil in (press release) – USA
This is exactly the crisis facing South Korea’s Hanjin Group which chartered the ship, Cosco Busan, from the Greek firm Synergy Maritime. As the tanker ship