Tanker broke down in her maiden voyage from Korea, assisted

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March 29, 2019 Product tanker IONIAN STAR suffered engine failure early in the morning Mar 29 off Fedje, Norway, north of Bergen, while en route from Liverpool UK to Slovag Norway and being actually, on her maiden voyage, which started in Ulsan Korea, in Jan this year. Coast Guard patrol ship KV SENJA assisted disabled, […]

TT Club: Major Containership Fire Happens Every Two Months

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March 22, 2019 It is estimated that a major containership fire incident at sea occurs on average every 60 days, according to international transport and logistics insurer TT Club. Despite the estimates, four major cargo-related fire incidents have already been recorded in 2019, the most recent being Grande America fire in the Bay of Biscay […]

Chemical Tanker Collides with Frigate in Taiwanese Port

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March 11, 2019 The Saudi Arabia-flagged chemical tanker NCC Sama has collided with a Taiwanese frigate in the port of Keelung. According to The Central News Agency (CNA), the tanker was entering the port in the early morning hours on March 9 when the incident occurred. The 45,471 dwt vessel allegedly hit the Ning Yang […]

ZIM, Maersk Containerships Damaged in Collision at Busan New Port

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March 5, 2019 Two Post-Panamax containerships were damaged in a collision at Busan New Port, South Korea, on March 2, 2019. Safmarine Nokwanda, a 4,500 TEU vessel owned by A.P Moller-Maersk’s South African unit Safmarine, collided with Tianjin, a 10,070 TEU boxship chartered to Israeli shipping company ZIM, according to data provided by VesselsValue. As informed, […]

Greek-Flagged Bulker Collides with Malaysian Vessel near Singapore

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February 11, 2019 Greece-registered bulk carrier Pireas and Malaysian Government vessel Polaris collided on February 9 in Singapore territorial waters within Singapore Port Limits off Tuas, Maritime Port Authority of Singapore informed. After refuelling at Singapore’s eastern bunkering anchorage south of Bedok, the bulk carrier was on its way to its next port of call […]

Tanker Refloated after Grounding in Elbe River

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January 22, 2019 The 12,500 dwt tanker Oriental Nadeshiko was refloated only hours after it ran aground in the river Elbe on January 21. Relevant authorities managed to move the Panama-flagged vessel, which wan into trouble in the morning hours, during the first refloating attempt, German Central Command for Maritime Emergencies informed. Prior to the re floating attempt, the salvage […]

Report: Deadly Blaze Hits Two Ships off Kerch Strait

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January 22, 2019 At least ten seafarers have died after two ships burst into flames in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait on January 21, according to local media reports. The incident allegedly occurred during fuel transfer operations between the two Tanzania-flagged vessels, identified as Candy and Maestro, Russian state news agency TASS said. Data provided by […]

Erna Oldendorff Hits Bridge in Japan

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October 23, 2018 The Oldendorff Carriers vessel Erna Oldendorff struck the Oshima bridge on its way to Etajima, Japan on Monday, October 22. There were no injuries and no reports of pollution at this time, the company said confirming the incident. “Immediately after the incident Oldendorff Carriers informed all relevant authorities and parties. The vessel […]

Bunker Spills after RoRo Rams into Anchored Containership

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October 8, 2018 A bunker spill has been reported after Tunisian Ro-Ro ship Ulysses crashed into Cyprus-flagged containership CLS Virginia on Sunday morning, October 7, while the boxship was anchored about 28 kilometres north-west of Cape Corsica. Fortunately, there have been no injuries to the crew members of either vessel. Initial assessment indicates that CLS […]

Boxship Catches Fire off Singapore

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August 31, 2018 A 9,092 TEU containership owned by China’s COSCO Shipping Lines caught fire on August 23, while it was en route to Singapore.  As informed, a dense smoke was detected in hold number 4 of MV COSCO Shipping Thames voyage 6E. The crew activated the fire extinguisher system and subsequently put out the […]