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  1. News - World - SENEGAL

    10 years on, survivors of Senegalese ferry tragedy still seek justice

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dakar Victims' families demand justice a decade after overloaded Senegalese vessel sank, killing 1,863 10 years on, ferry survivors still bitter Ten years after one of the worst maritime disasters in history, a handful of survivors gathered in Senegal to pay homage to victims of the Joola, a Senegalese ferry that sank off the coast of Gambia, ...

  2. Report into maritime accident recommends new identification system

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI and ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 6.34pm: A new report into a maritime accident which occurred earlier this year has recommended that high-speed vessels should have an automatic ... maritime accidents following a collision between the high-speed passenger ferry 'Nan Sha No. 38' and mainland container vessel 'Zhong Hang 908' earlier this year. This accident ...

  3. Work-to-rule wrong way to settle dispute

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's firefighters have earned great public respect. Not only do they work long and irregular hours, their job is also the most physically demanding and dangerous among the disciplined services. Over the years, some have died while saving lives ...

  4. Ministries and agencies probe Bohai Sea oil spills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... oilfield, Penglai 19-3, have resulted in one of the nation's worst marine contaminations in decades, but the leaks have yet to be brought under control, as the maritime watchdog and the US operator of the rigs are locked in a dispute. The joint task force, which met on Friday for the first time, has urged ConocoPhillips China to take effective measures to repair leaks, ...

  5. Glaring absence of CNOOC in Bohai oil-spill row

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and US oil giant ConocoPhillips dispute why the leaks at China's largest offshore oilfield, Penglai 19-3, have yet to be plugged and over the extent ... by the spills off the coast of Hebei, Liaoning and Shandong reached 5,500 square kilometres early this month and is continuing to expand on a daily basis. Premier Wen Jiabao entered the dispute over ...

  6. Frigate aground off Spratlys

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com A Chinese frigate has run aground while patrolling near a shoal in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea, the Ministry of National ... occurred as territorial disputes in the South China Sea heated up an Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Cambodia. China has also stepped up its display of sovereignty over ...

  7. Confusion over rules on port oil spills

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by maritime-safety officials taking time to approve spill clean-up contractors and finalise procedures for enforcing the rules. But ship insurers and shipping executives said even after such a lengthy ... said if no prior agreement had been signed, then it was up to the local maritime-safety administration to decide whether to allow the ship into port. A contract would need to be in place before ...

  8. Double standards revealed in food-safety dispute

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week it was solvent-laced toothpaste. Before that it was toxic pet food. And before that it was indigestible sardines and scallops. Over the past year, international coverage of the mainland's allegedly tainted food exports has been unrelenting. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... territories which are the subject of the most serious disputes. Can it afford to do nothing? Peter Lok, Chai Wan ...

  10. Miners ready to strike over workplace-safety dispute

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Lachlan Colquhoun

    ... Lachlan Colquhoun in Sydney It has been a long time since a key Australian industry has been under serious threat from industrial action but that is suddenly the case in the coal industry. The repercussions of a 1996 accident at the Gretley coal mine in t ...




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