Major explosion at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard kills two workers and severely injures five

Major explosion at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard kills two workers and severely injures five

A loud blast in the early morning yesterday shook the Chittagong shipbreaking area. At around 8:30 AM, a fire broke out on board the vessel BUNGA KELANA 4 (IMO 9178343), beached at Mahinur Ship Breaking yard, also known …
May 16, 2019 /  Accidents
Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Monday, a fire broke out in the engine room on board a tanker, beached in Chittagong, killing two workers.  Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship GREEK WARRIOR …
Feb 19, 2019 /  Accidents
NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

According to new data released Tuesday by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 835 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2017. 543 were broken down – by hand – on the tidal beaches of …
Feb 22, 2018 /  Curious
Milaha Launches Feeder Service Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Milaha Launches Feeder Service Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Milaha has announced the launch of a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Colombo and Chittagong will be the 7th and 8th new ports of call for Milaha this year, and is part of the significant service …
Nov 23, 2017 /  Curious
Bangladesh shortlists Trafigura, Gunvor for two LNG import terminals

Bangladesh shortlists Trafigura, Gunvor for two LNG import terminals

Bangladesh has shortlisted global commodity traders Trafigura and Gunvor to arrange the installation of two floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals in 2018 as the country transforms into a major LNG …
Sep 14, 2017 /  Curious
Bangladeshi man found locked in container at Vizag port

Bangladeshi man found locked in container at Vizag port

In a shocking incident, a Bangladeshi national was found locked in a container that reached the port in Visakhapatnam after 12 days, local police said on Friday. Md R Hussain (26), a resident of Vikrampur village …
Oct 24, 2016 /  Curious
Spotted: Tug AST Legend grounded by cyclone Roanu

Spotted: Tug AST Legend grounded by cyclone Roanu

The tug AST Legend was pushed ashore by cyclone Roanu, vessel was anchored on outer road Chittagong, (Bangladesh) lost her anchor and drifted ashore on Saturday, May 21. Cyclone devastated Bangladesh and Chittagong …
May 23, 2016 /  Accidents
Bangladesh, Thailand Plans Direct Coastal Shipping

Bangladesh, Thailand Plans Direct Coastal Shipping

Bangladesh and Thailand are planning to launch direct coastal shipping, connecting the Chittagong Port in the Bay of Bengal with the Ranong Port in the East of the Andaman coast in south-western …
Feb 12, 2016 /  Curious
Eight Workers Sent To Hospital Following Chittagong Shipbreaking Yard Explosion

Eight Workers Sent To Hospital Following Chittagong Shipbreaking Yard Explosion

A gas cylinder leakage resulted in the explosion that occurred yesterday morning at Bangladesh’s Chittagong Shital Enterprise scrap yard. The incident injured eight workers. As reported by local media, the …
Sep 7, 2015 /  Accidents
Explosion kills worker in Chittagong breaking yard

Explosion kills worker in Chittagong breaking yard

An explosion at a ship breaking yard in Chittagong district, Bangladesh, has killed a 30-year-old worker. Two of his co-workers have been injured. According to local media, the blast occurred in a gas pipeline on …
Aug 26, 2015 /  Accidents