Archive for October, 2012

Flooding Caused Cape Town Boat Accident

A report released by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) today following the agency’s investigation of last week’s Miroshga accident in Hout Bay cites flooding and unseaworthiness as the cause of the tragic incident, which took the lives ofRead More

Increased Hazard Report Regulations For Offshore Drillers

Offshore drilling companies will now have to provide comprehensive hazard reports and emergency contingency plans before they will be eligible to receive a license for offshore drilling in European waters, after a new bill was approved by the EU EnergyRead More

Authorities Release New Video To Prevent Accidents on Barrier Reef

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released a new video to be screened on the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service (REEFVTS), which is currently being shown on the AMSA website, as well as on theRead More

Investigation Into Qian Chi Explosion Complete

The accident report for the explosion of the Qian Chi, a commercial vessel, in Brisbane Australia in January 2011 has been released. The report shows that it was a simple oversight that contributed to the explosion, rather than the complicatedRead More

Fishermen Injured In Pirate Attack Rescued By Sri Lankan Navy

Members of the Sri Lankan Navy have rescued and brought to shore two fishermen who were seriously injured after their fishing vessel was attacked by suspected pirates far offshore of the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. According to reports byRead More

Two Die After Boat Capsizes in Cape Town, South Africa

A British man and a South African crew member have been killed after their boat capsized while on a seal watching trip in Cape Town, South Africa, confirmed local officials. The British man has been identified as Peter Hyett, 64,Read More

Hong Kong Marine Department Ups Safety Measures

The Marine Department of Hong Kong have strengthened measures to increase maritime safety following the region’s October 1 tragic vessel collision near Lamma Island that left 40 people dead. Mr. P C So, the Assistant Director of Marine Shipping, hasRead More

Offshore Drilling Likely Despite Election

Offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina appears likely to proceed, regardless of which candidate wins this year’s presidential race. Both Obama and Romney have approved policies such as offshore leases, that could eventually leadRead More

Ex-Marine Safety Head Criticizes Rena Review

The founding head of Maritime New Zealand has responded with criticism to the actions taken by his former agency last week to review last year’s grounding of the Rena vessel in the Bay of Plenty. Russell Kilvington, an experienced marinerRead More

Inquiry Launched Into Grounding of Rena

New Zealand maritime authorities have launched an inquiry in to last year’s grounding of the Rena, a cargo ship that ran aground on a reef off the coast of the Bay of Plenty on 5 October 2011. The incident wasRead More


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