Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus

Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus

Finnlines is reshuffling its services between Denmark and Finland and provides as of 28 May, 2018 direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus (see also CruiseMapper). There will also be a direct connection between Aarhus …
May 21, 2018 /  Curious
Cargo ship Yuan Tai 789 grounded off Chinese coast

Cargo ship Yuan Tai 789 grounded off Chinese coast

The 'Yuan Tai 789' ran aground on rocks in the morning of March 31, 2018, in the Taiwan Strait about three miles off the Southeast coast of Kinmen Island.   The foreship flooded and became submerged with the …
Apr 2, 2018 /  Accidents
Icebreaker Voima heads to assist traffic in the eastern Gulf of Finland

Icebreaker Voima heads to assist traffic in the eastern Gulf of Finland

Arctia’s icebreaker Voima departed the icebreaker base in Helsinki as the Finnish icbreaking season’s fourth icebreaker on Wednesday 7 February 2018. The Voima assists shipping in the eastern part of the Gulf …
Feb 7, 2018 /  Vessels
Helsinki Shipyard delivered the last of the series of four to SCF-Group

Helsinki Shipyard delivered the last of the series of four to SCF-Group

SCF-Group indicated their satisfaction to the cooperation with Arctech Helsinki Shipyard over the years. In the end of January the fourth vessel, NB 514, was handed over for SCF-Group. The vessel’s name giving …
Feb 7, 2018 /  Vessels
Video: Overview of China's efforts to salvage Iranian oil tanker Sanchi

Video: Overview of China's efforts to salvage Iranian oil tanker Sanchi

The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi was carrying nearly 140,000 metric tons of condensate – a highly flammable form of ultralight crude oil – when it sank around 300 nautical miles off the coast of the eastern …
Jan 22, 2018 /  Accidents
The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports

The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports

Helsinki is the number one general port for international freight traffic in Finland. In 2017, Helsinki grew to become the busiest passenger port in Europe and possibly the entire world with 12.3 million passengers. …
Jan 18, 2018 /  Cruise
Burning oil tanker Sanchi totally sinks: authority (Video)

Burning oil tanker Sanchi totally sinks: authority (Video)

The oil tanker which caught fire after it collided with a freighter in the East China Sea a week ago sunk Sunday afternoon, China's maritime authority said. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said in a statement …
Jan 15, 2018 /  Accidents
Container ship Helsinki Bridge breaking free from mooring in Boston

Container ship Helsinki Bridge breaking free from mooring in Boston

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with Massport Fire Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and port tugs responded to a containership that broke free from its mooring Wednesday at around 12:45 a.m LT …
Dec 7, 2017 /  Vessels
Turkish cargo ship sinks in Black Sea; Ten crewmembers on board missing

Turkish cargo ship sinks in Black Sea; Ten crewmembers on board missing

A Turkish cargo ship with 10 crew on board sank in the Black Sea near the Asian side of Istanbul early on Wednesday morning, according to the coast guard. The cause was still unclear. The ship, Bilal Bal, was carrying …
Nov 1, 2017 /  Accidents
VIDEO: Cargo ship Leonardo breaks in half in Black Sea

VIDEO: Cargo ship Leonardo breaks in half in Black Sea

Eleven sailors have been rescued from a spectacular shipwreck of a dry cargo vessel in the Black Sea off Turkey’s northwest coast. The Mongolian flagged general cargo ship Leonardo, 114 meters long, started …
Aug 29, 2017 /  Accidents