RINA Testifies In International Erika Probe

Monday, February 14, 2000
Officials of Italian ship safety inspector RINA, which approved the tanker Erika as safe before it sank off France in December, testified to an international inquiry into the disaster, judicial sources said. French judges traveled to the northwest Italian city of Genoa to question RINA’s top five officials in the presence of an Italian magistrate. RINA officials were expected to give the judge all Erika’s classification documents to date and all the documentation connected to the vessel’s life. RINA officials maintain that they have no responsibility for the accident. RINA said last week an internal inquiry had shown the 25-year-old Maltese-flag tanker broke up as a result of cracking of its hull, which had a small structural failure or leak.
Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

 
 
Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.0662 sec (15 req/sec)