Disgrace of Veil of Secrecy over Report on Cargo Vessel Sinking – Latest industry shipping news from the Handy Shipping Guide

Maritime unions are rarely, and often understandably, the friends of flags of convenience, and now Nautilus, the union which represents 24,00 European maritime professionals, has expressed outright disgust at the decision by Panama to prevent public access to a long-awaited report on the investigation into the 2009 loss of the livestock carrier Danny F II.

The horrific accident which saw the ship go down with around forty crew, as well as over 28,000 head of sheep and cattle, occurred in December 2009 off the Lebanese coast. In a nightmare scenario rescue attempts by naval forces were hampered by bad weather and the thousands of floating animal carcasses.

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