Maritime agency calls for tough actions to end piracy off Somalia

Maritime agency calls for tough actions to end piracy off Somalia

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has urged liners navigating through the Somali coast to continue with counter piracy measures despite a reduction of incidents. Secretary-general Kitack Lim called on …
Oct 13, 2016 /  Piracy
MPA to Test New Procedure for Oil Spill Clean Ups in Multi-Agency Joint Oil Spill Exercise - JOSE 2016

MPA to Test New Procedure for Oil Spill Clean Ups in Multi-Agency Joint Oil Spill Exercise - JOSE 2016

The multi-agency joint oil spill exercise was conducted today as part of an on-going effort to ensure our ports remain safe, secure and clean for the international shipping community. Code-named JOSE 2016, the exercise …
Oct 7, 2016 /  Curious
IUMI calls for further industry cooperation to tackle containership fires

IUMI calls for further industry cooperation to tackle containership fires

Two recent onboard containership fires have fueled concerns from IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) over the challenges involved with managing these incidents at sea. Uwe-Peter Schieder, Vice Chairman …
Sep 21, 2016 /  Curious
ReCAAP issues special report on the abducting of crew from ships in waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines

ReCAAP issues special report on the abducting of crew from ships in waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines

In the light of three incidents where the crew of tug boats were abducted in the waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships …
Aug 3, 2016 /  Piracy
Houston Ship Channel Briefly Closed after Benzene Spill

Houston Ship Channel Briefly Closed after Benzene Spill

The Houston Ship Channel was briefly closed due to a benzene spill from the 2003-built chemical tanker Maritime Jingan while it was moored at Vopak Terminal, Deer Park, Texas, in the afternoon of July 14, according …
Jul 15, 2016 /  Accidents
VIDEO: Mega container ship Dali Allided with berth at Port of Antwerp

VIDEO: Mega container ship Dali Allided with berth at Port of Antwerp

The mega container ship Dali allided with berth at Port of Antwerp during unmooring maneuvers for leaving the port. The incident happened in good weather and was caused by mistake of the Master and pilot on …
Jul 14, 2016 /  Accidents
Heavily Grounded MV Benita Step Closer to Refloating

Heavily Grounded MV Benita Step Closer to Refloating

A number of cargo tanks aboard the heavily grounded bulk carrier MV Benita have now been pumped out, pressurised and sealed, and work continues to re-pressurise the remaining tanks and void spaces as the salvors …
Jul 14, 2016 /  Curious
General cargo ship Angaju Ittuk collided with iceberg off Greenland

General cargo ship Angaju Ittuk collided with iceberg off Greenland

The general cargo ship Angaju Ittuk collided with drifting iceberg on several nautical miles in Labrador Sea off Nanortalik, southern tip of Greenland.   The vessel was on coastal voyage in Greenland waters, but …
Jul 13, 2016 /  Accidents
Neches River Traffic Restricted due to Sunken Boat

Neches River Traffic Restricted due to Sunken Boat

Vessel traffic on the Neches River is restricted as a result of a shrimp boat that sank Monday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., the Captain Kevin sank in the Neches River, causing oil sheen and one minor injury. The …
Jul 12, 2016 /  Accidents
Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64%

Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64%

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia saw a decrease of 64 percent in the first half of this year, according to Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Namely, during the period, a total of 41 incidents occurred, two …
Jul 12, 2016 /  Curious