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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 […]

Bulker and Containership Collide off Denmark

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March 27, 2018 A bulk carrier collided with a containership earlier this morning in the Great Belt strait in Denmark, separating the islands of Zealand and Funen. A brief fire has been reported on one of the vessels, according to the Danish Coast Guard, however, the agency is yet to provide further details on the […]

Cargo Ship Turned Over, Adrift after Collision off France

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March 21, 2018 The 82-meter-long general cargo vessel Britannica Hav capsized and turned over following a collision with a fishing vessel on March 20 in the English Channel. The cargo ship, which is now adrift, collided with the Belgium-flagged fishing vessel Deborah in the afternoon hours some 50 nautical miles northeast of the Cherbourg coast, according to France’s […]

Four Crew Missing from Giant Fire-Stricken Maersk Boxship

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March 7, 2018 Four crew members are reported missing following a serious fire that broke out in a cargo hold of the Maersk liner vessel Maersk Honam on Tuesday, March 6, at 15:20 GMT, the company informed. After being unsuccessful in their firefighting efforts, the crew sent out a distress signal and 23 of a […]

NOC: Sanchi Pollution May Reach Japan’s Ryukyu Islands

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February 13, 2018 Water polluted by the Iranian-flagged Sanchi oil tanker may reach coral reefs in Japan’s Ryukyu Island chain, the latest ocean model simulation shows. The latest predictions, unveiled by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton, were made following information about the suspected arrival of some of the oil from the […]