It was quick response by the administration that prevented a tragic situation developing had the two bulkers with hazardous goods that had got involved in accidents recently leaked out its dangerous cargo. The government has learnt its lesson and brought into place a response mechanism to deal with any contingencies.
The acquisition spree of the Shipping Corporation of India continues
Report of the investigation into the listing and grounding of m.v. Black Forest reveals that the accident was the result of liquefaction of cargo - iron ore fines
Indian government plans to provide incentives for promoting cargo movement by inland waters
Foreign direct investment begins to flow into the Indian shipping sector commencing with American Eagle Tankers’ flagging in their first vessel under the Indian registry. This comes almost a decade after the government having permitted 100% FDI in shipping
Indian shipping companies feel the heat as more and more Indian marine officer, who are in short supply continue to migrate to foreign ships where they are not burdened with taxes.
At the Review Seminar-cum-Workshop amendments to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code was felt necessary in the changed environment
Despite Dragados’ diluting its stake in the consortium, Indira Container Terminal, which is developing Bombay Port’s star project – the Offshore Container Terminal - the project will get completed on schedule
First foreign vessel of American Eagle Tankers’ could enter the Indian coastal trade shortly
Recently in the Florida Keys, the standing rigging of a 60’ inspected passenger carrying sailing catamaran failed, causing its rotating wing spar mast to collapse. Evidence suggests that the port shroud parted where it exits a swageless mechanical end fitting located on the upper mast at a common shrouds/stay connection. Although there were a number of passengers onboard at the time there were no resultant injuries.
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Bruce L. Perri
on 11/18/2009 9:04:09 AM
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