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One Dead in LPG Tanker Explosion in Turkey

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July 3, 2019 One crew member was reported deceased while fifteen more were injured in an LNG tanker explosion at the port of Aliaga, Turkey. At the time of the incident, the Italy-flagged tanker Syn Zania was anchored at the Petkim petrochemical plant operated by the Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR, media outlets cited Aliaga province’s sub-Governor […]

IUMI: Total Vessel Losses at 20-Year Low

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April 26, 2019 While the global fleet continued to grow in 2018, the number of total vessel losses stood at a 20-year low, as outlined by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). Only 21 total losses were recorded last year and this is on the back of a general downward trend witnessed since 2010. […]

COSCO England Collides with Another Ship at Port Kelang

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April 25, 2019 COSCO England, a Neopanamax containership owned by COSCO Shipping Lines, collided with another vessel while berthing at a port in Malaysia. The incident occurred at Port Kelang on April 21, 2019, according to a statement issued by Westports Malaysia. As informed, the Hong Kong-flagged COSCO England and another, yet unnamed vessel collided […]

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 […]