Hearing on Cosco Busan

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted an oversight hearing on the COSCO BUSAN incident and the USCG marine casualty investigation program.  The Summary of Subject Matter focuses on the COSCO BUSAN incident and the ALASKA RANGER casualty in the Bering Sea.  Rear Admiral Brian Salerno, US Coast Guard, testified about the marine casualty investigation program.  He stated that the program generally works quite well, but that the program will be strengthened through addition of civilian positions and establishment of Centers of Expertise.  Ms. Anne L. Richards, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security, testified that the OIG investigation revealed that there was nothing that the San Francisco Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) could have done to prevent the allision.  Further, the initial under-estimate of the quantity of the oil spill did not adversely impact the response effort.  There is, though, room for improvement in the applicable contingency plans.  The Department of Homeland Security released the Report of the OIG Investigation, which calls for development of a national standard operating procedure for the VTS program and better guidelines for vessel movement during periods of restricted visibility.  (HK Law)

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Italian Pleads Guilty to Marine-hose Price-fixing in US

A former executive of Parker ITR Srl pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to rig bids for marine hose and was sentenced to two years in prison, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Court: Japan's Mitsui Paid to Release Ship

China Supreme Court says Mitsui pays about $29 mln; Ship released about 0030 GMT Thursday. Ship was seized over dispute dating back to 1930s. Advisor to plaintiffs says will likely demand more money.

Lawyer: Korea Ferry Owners Accept Responsibilities

The family that has a major stake in companies that control the shipping operator whose ferry sank last week, likely to have killed hundreds, will take social and

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0944 sec (11 req/sec)