India's Seafarers Face New Challenges as Outbreak Grows at Home

Post Date: 30/04/2021

Seafarers with recent travel history to India have been banned from undergoing crew change in Singapore. In a separate decision, the UAE's port of Fujairah has also banned crew change for ships Read More...

Container ship attacked, boarded, AIS is off, Gulf of Guinea

Post Date: 23/04/2021

Container ship CONTSHIP NEW was attacked and according to Dryad, boarded, at 0900 UTC Apr 23 in Gulf of Guinea 130 nm NW of Sao Tome island, Sao Tome and Principe. The ship’s en route from Po Read More...

Bureau Veritas Uses AI to Detect Corrosion During Bulker Inspection

Post Date: 19/04/2021

Bureau Veritas (BV) said it deployed its artificial intelligence (AI) solution in real survey conditions for corrosion detection during a hull inspection of a water ballast tank on a bulk carrier b Read More...

Future Prospects of Shipping COVID-19 Vaccines by Sea

Post Date: 11/04/2021

The lucrative prospect of transporting COVID-19 vaccines by sea has intensified the spotlight on the maritime industry’s cold supply chain and its ability to carry high-value pharmaceuticals. Read More...

Antarctic supply ship with Australian team suffered a fire while steaming home

Post Date: 06/04/2021

Offshore support ship MPV EVEREST suffered fire in engine room on Apr 5, deep south in Indian ocean, while en route from Davis and Mawson research stations in east Antarctica to Fremantle Australia Read More...

The Ever Given showed the importance of tug and towage workers, but their industry continues to cut dangerous corners

Post Date: 02/04/2021

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal and its welcomed refloating has shed new light on the critical job done by tug and towage workers. But unless industry arrests the current ‘race to the Read More...

Hard Aground – Ever Given Rudder Is Freed But Bow Is Hard On A Massive Rock

Post Date: 28/03/2021

Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, while two sources said efforts Read More...

HST Marine has placed an order for one further Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) to be built at Diverse Marine on the Isle of Wight

Post Date: 24/03/2021

HST Marine has placed an order for one further Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) to be built at Diverse Marine on the Isle of Wight.

The deal will also see HST Marine 

Ethane gas leak from LPG tanker, Coatzacoalcos

Post Date: 19/03/2021

LPG tanker EMPERY broke off her moorings in strong wind at Coatzacoalcos port, Mexico, at around 1200 LT Mar 18, being in the process of offloading ethane. Cargo hose either broke off or detached, Read More...

Cargo ship sank in waters of southern Vietnam

Post Date: 15/03/2021

Cargo ship BACH DANG sank off resort town Mui Ne, southern Vietnam, in the evening Mar 14, while en route from Vinh Tan power plant to Vung Tau with cargo of 1,500 tons of ash. The cause of acciden Read More...

Chinese Fishing Vessel Refloated in Mauritius

Post Date: 11/03/2021

The Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground over the weekend on Mauritius’ western reefs has been successfully refloated, authorities said Thursday.

The FV Lurong Yuan Yu ran agrou

Singaporean freighter disabled in Weser river, Germany

Post Date: 06/03/2021

General cargo ship PAC CANOPUS suffered engine failure and had to emergency anchor in the morning Mar 5 off Elsfleth, lower Weser river, Germany, while proceeding downstream from Bremen. The ship w Read More...

Log-In Logistica buys containership for $20m

Post Date: 01/03/2021

The box ship was built at the Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding shipyard. The 2,550 teu vessel will be christened “Log-In Discovery”, also has 536 reefer points.

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Nigeria to Commission Drones, Choppers and Aircraft to Police Pirate-Infested Waters

Post Date: 24/02/2021

Nigeria will commission $195 million worth of aircraft, boats and vehicles in the next three months to strengthen security in the pirate-infested Gulf of Guinea, Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi s Read More...

Commercial Fishing Vessel Burning at Tacoma, Washington Pier

Post Date: 20/02/2021

A fire continues to burn on board a 225-foot fishing vessel docked at the Port of Tacoma in Washington as multiple agencies including the Coast Guard continue to respond to the incident.


MV Mozart Sailors Return to Turkey, Describe Death Threats and Forest Captivity

Post Date: 15/02/2021

Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described how they faced death threats and were Read More...

‘Tesla of the Seas’ – British Company Unveils Zero-Emission Ship Concept

Post Date: 11/02/2021

A British company has unveiled a new conceptual design for a commercial ship which uses a combination of wind-assist, solar and carbon capture achieve “true zero” emissions.

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CMA CGM to Expand U.S. Headquarters and Launch Start-Up Incubator in Virginia

Post Date: 06/02/2021

French shipping group CMA CGM has announced plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia and launch a new startup incubator that will focus on developing technologies within the trans Read More...

MSC Boxship Loses Containers in the Pacific

Post Date: 02/02/2021

An MSC containership has become the latest giant boxship to lose containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean.

Cargo casualty firm WK Webster reports that the MSC Aries lost about Read More...

Stranded Syrian Seafarers Given Nod to Sell Ship at Mombasa Port

Post Date: 30/01/2021

For close to 16 months, 11 seafarers have been stuck at Mombasa Port, depending on the kindness of well-wishers for survival after their employer abandoned them.

MV Jinan 

US restrictions on Canada’s oil pipeline may benefit tanker shipping

Post Date: 25/01/2021


One of the first executive orders of new US President Joe Biden was to block the Canada-US Keystone XL pipeline by withdrawing the permit for the project. In addition to Keystone X Read More...

Los Angeles-Bound Maersk Essen Loses Some 750 Containers Overboard

Post Date: 20/01/2021

A Maersk-operated containership en route to Los Angeles, California has reportedly lost some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean.

The incident occurred on January 16, 2021, and

Two Killed by Leak Aboard FPSO off West Africa

Post Date: 15/01/2021

BW Offshore, a provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, is reporting that two workers were killed in a gas accident aboard one of the company’s floating storage v Read More...

23 Indian sailors stuck in China to return on 14 January: Mansukh Mandaviya

Post Date: 10/01/2021

Twenty-three Indian sailors stuck in China will return on January 14, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday.

The cargo ship MV Jag Anand is set to sail towards Chiba in Japan, Read More...

Singapore halts crew change for those with travel history to the UK, South Africa

Post Date: 05/01/2021

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a circular that crew change will not be allowed in Singapore port for crew with recent travel history to the UK or South Africa within the Read More...

Expanding Ferry Service on the Red Sea

Post Date: 27/12/2020

United Maritime Egypt, an operator of ro-ro and passenger service on the Red Sea, is acquiring ships from Scandinavia to upgrade and expand its operations. In the past month, UME has announced the Read More...

U.S. Nuclear-Powered Sub Enters Gulf After Transiting the Strait of Hormuz

Post Date: 23/12/2020

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear-power submarine USS Georgia has entered the Arabian Gulf after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

The Navy said the sub was accompanied by the guided-m Read More...

MOL reports Measures to prevent reoccurrence based on possible causes of the Wakashio Grounding Incident

Post Date: 19/12/2020

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that it has formulated measures to prevent a reoccurrence of the incident involving the bulk carrier&nbs Read More...

Gigantic Iceberg Threatens to Crash Into South Atlantic Island

Post Date: 10/12/2020

An enormous iceberg is heading toward South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic, where scientists say a collision could devastate wildlife by threatening the food chain.

Scientists ha

Fugro opens new remote operations center in Abu Dhabi

Post Date: 07/12/2020

Geo-data specialist Fugro has opened a new remote operations centre (ROC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, expanding its global network of ROCs to eight.

Fugro said the opening of th

Storm damaged containership ONE Apus headed for Kobe

Post Date: 04/12/2020

Courtesy:Marcus Hand 

A statement from owners Chidori Holding LLC and NYK Shipmanagement said that the ONE Apus was now sailing to Kobe with an estimated arrival of 8 December having Read More...

Abu Dhabi Ports dedicates warehouse for storage of Covid-19 vaccines

Post Date: 30/11/2020

Courtesy: Seatrade Maritime News

The move forms part of the launch of a broader UAE public-private partnership called the Hope Consortium, of which ADP is a member, to facilitate the dist Read More...

Booming Offshore Wind Market Faces Shortage of Installation Vessels

Post Date: 27/11/2020

Courtesy: Marine Link

Offshore wind is expanding rapidly, and as turbine and project sizes grow, demand for specialized installation vessels will soar, Rystad Energy said Thursday, h Read More...

Seafarers Caught in Political Limbo as China Closes Coal Port

Post Date: 15/11/2020

Courtesy: Turkish Maritime

A group of Indian seafarers has found themselves among a growing number of the crew trapped aboard their ships off the coast of China according to an appeal fro Read More...

Variation of COVID-19 Halts North Sea Passenger Ferries from Denmark

Post Date: 10/11/2020

Courtesy: The Maritime Executive 

Reports of a variation of the coronavirus that is spreading in Denmark from animals to humans raised alarm and prompted the suspension of most shipp Read More...

World’s largest LNG-powered containership calls Southampton

Post Date: 05/11/2020

Courtesy: Seatrade Maritime News 

The 23,000 teu nominal capacity CMA CGM Jacques Saade had sailed from Singapore with a record load of 20,723 teu.

Ernst Schulze, ceo of DP