zoom One person died and three were injured after the research vessel Urania suddenly heeled portside and listed some 30 degrees while dry docked in a floating dock in Livorno, according to Italy’s National Research Council (Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche), the operator of the vessel.According to the initial reports, one of the beams supporting the Italian-flagged Urania collapsed, causing the vessel to violently lean on one side and send all of the unsecured material inside the vessel to move to one side, trapping eleven men, and injuring four of them.Local firefighters opened a hole in the Urania’s hull and pulled out all of the men trapped inside the vessel.However, one of the workers, a 39-year-old man, was showing no signs of life when the help arrived. One of the three hospitalized men suffered serious injuries in the accident.World Maritime News Staff
Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena are in remand after being arrested over the Central Band treasury bond scam. (Colombo Gazette) Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena have been further remanded till March 15.They were ordered to be further remanded by the Colombo Fort Magistrate when the case was heard today.
Taseko Mines has announced further procurement details for the upgrade and expansion of the concentrator facility at its Gibraltar mine in south-central British Columbia, Canada. This upgrade and expansion project will increase the production capacity of the Gibraltar mine from 70 Mlb to 100 Mlb of copper per year by 2008. Taseko has entered into an agreement with Farnell-Thompson, an engineering firm specializing in grinding mill design and engineering for direct sourcing of the new SAG mill for Gibraltar. Direct sourcing reduces the time for mill design, engineering and delivery of the mill components. Taseko reports that “Farnell-Thompson has been active in the global market for SAG mill sourcing for over the last 15 years, and recently provided similar services to Newmont for the supply of grinding mills for their Phoenix project in Northern Nevada.” It is expected that the SAG mill will be delivered in 15 months. In conjunction with this work, Taseko has also engaged Hatch to provide overall engineering and procurement services for the upgrade of the concentrator. www.farthom.com