An Action Plan to address key concerns surrounding the safety of domestic ferries in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) has been adopted by a forum on the subject, organized by IMO and held in Suva, Fiji, from 30 October to 2 November 2012.
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of all those who lost their life aboard the passenger ferry Shariatpur-1, which sank yesterday (13 March 2012) after being hit by a small cargo ship in the Meghna River, south-west of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
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Hundreds are missing feared dead after the ferry âRabaul Queenâ sank off Papua New Guinea today with 350 people on board.
The Australian authorities are helping with rescue efforts,
according to CNN. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has
reported receiving a distress signal from âRabaul Queenâ.
Tug Fairmount Sherpa has safely delivered rig GSF Arctic I in Las Palmas. The rig has been towed from offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. GSF Arctic I is a semi-submersible drilling rig for deepwater operations, owned by Houston based Transocean.