Intertanko Seeks Full Investigation of Prestige Incident

Thursday, November 21, 2002
Intertanko is welcoming the EU Parliament Resolution today calling for an in-depth investigation of the events and all parties concerned with the Prestige incident. The Association has expressed disappointment that the Resolution, which in its draft form also called for the role of national and local authorities to be subject to investigation, appears to exclude the conduct of these authorities from the investigation. A full and rigorous post-incident investigation must include the important ship-shore interface and the conduct of all parties concerned prior to and following this unfortunate accident. Intertanko understands that the owner of the vessel, Mare Shipping Inc and operator of the vessel, Universe Maritime Ltd, have been cooperating with all relevant authorities and are committed to participate fully with the accident investigation. Intertanko has previously welcomed the statements of ABS and the Bahamas Maritime Authority for making available all the historical records on Prestige. Intertanko believes that it is essential that all major marine accidents are comprehensively investigated and that the results are made public so that important lessons can be learned. This incident has also highlighted the shipping industry's concern surrounding coastal states' continued reluctance to admit ships into places of refuge. When ships in need are not granted such access to sheltered waters, the potential for a serious incident is frequently increased and the safety of the crew jeopardized. The emergency transfer of cargo and other measures to aid a stricken vessel may be similarly hindered with a consequent increased threat to the environment.
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

NAO Announces Financials, Declares Dividend

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has declared a dividend of $0.45 per share for 3Q2014, as previously announced. This is the same dividend as for the previous two quarters.

Vale Financials Disappoint; Iron Ore Prices, Currency Cited

Brazil's Vale posted a surprise loss of $1.44 billion on Thursday, hurt by a fall in the price of iron ore, higher production costs and a weakening Brazilian currency.

Naviera Integral Orders Damen Fast Crew Suppliers

Naviera Integral of Mexico is the launching customer of Damen’s new Sea Axe Fast Crew Supply vessel, the FCS 4008. President of Naviera Integral, Juan Pablo Vega,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.0827 sec (12 req/sec)