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  1. Shippers in dark over mainland oil spill rules

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... information about key elements of the rules. And observers thought it would take another three to six months before these details would be finalised to enable the Maritime Safety Administration ... October. He said the delay in implementing the new rules may be because of the lack of consultation between the MSA and the maritime industry. 'When the requirements came out, they were never ...

  2. Shipowners await clarity on oil-spill laws

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... after they came into force in March. And despite discussions with international ship insurers, the mainland's Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has yet to give a clear timetable for when ... for the implementation rules to come out. Lee added: 'It is very important for the industry to know how the regulations will be implemented in practice' so the international maritime community could ...

  3. Container lines agree to cut ship emissions

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... said: 'We have not signed up for this- just reviewing the possibility at this stage.' The carriers agreeing to use low sulphur fuel are expected to be confirmed during Maritime ...

  4. Oil-leak ship towed clear as second vessel is seized

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Maritime Court officials were quoted by the Southern Daily as saying the owner of the Hyundai Advance had been asked to pay a US$12 million guarantee within 30 days. The guarantee was expected ... Marine Department said the oil was drifting away from Hong Kong. The Guangdong Maritime Safety Department yesterday declined to release any information on the oil spill, citing a ban imposed ...

  5. Pipeline blast threatens Dalian fish farms

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... but continued to insist that the clean-up could be finished before the end of the week. Quoting maritime authorities, Xinhua said that areas being polluted by the oil spill had extended to 430 square ... husband, both in their early 60s, paid maritime authorities between 30,000 (HK$34,360) and 40,000 yuan a year for the half-hectare fish farm, not counting the small fry they bought, but they had ...

  6. Officials blame Dalian port workers for blasts and oil leak

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... that the oil spillage could be cleaned up in four to five days. Officials from the city's maritime administration said 24 oil skimmers and 800 vessels had been sent to contain the contamination. 'So far, the fishery administration has collected 280 tonnes of crude oil since the operation started, while the maritime administration has collected another 180 tonnes,' said Luan ...

  7. Beijing goes proactive to counter protectionism

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing said yesterday it would double its efforts to thwart protectionism, promising to help domestic firms solve their foreign trade disputes by encouraging ... rather than punitive measures to iron out trade disputes. Create an alarm mechanism under which companies are warned of potential investigations and actions by other countries. Prompt foreign ...

  8. Authorities get tougher on rogue demolition contractors

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meeting. The Beijing Municipal Administration of State Land, Resources and Housing ordered that investigations be launched into relocation disputes. Under the new regulation, demolition crews must ... the State Council on September 19 urged local administrations to standardise housing demolition and solve property disputes. The destruction of hundreds of Beijing's housing blocks has been ...

  9. Officials fear oil may wash up on Hong Kong shores

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director of the ministry's Maritime Safety Administration, was quoted by state television as saying that bad weather had held up efforts to fully contain the spill- the largest in China's ...

  10. Hundreds rescued from blazing ferry

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang More than 300 people were rescued yesterday from a ferry that caught fire off the northeastern city of Dalian. 'Sixteen people, slightly injured, were admitted to hospital,' said Wang Renmin, party secretary of the Dalian Maritime Safety Administration. He said the 291 passengers and 49 crew aboard the Liao Hai ferry, owned by Dalian Marine Shipping, had been ...




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