Crew Change Crisis 2.0 – Singapore Bans South Asian Seafarers

Post Date: 02/05/2021

Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19. Thanks to local restrictions and logistical challenges, hundreds of thousands have been stranded at sea – marooned on vessels Read More...

Indian crew died on board having a respiratory problem

Post Date: 26/04/2021

General cargo ship SAGA FAITH had to divert to Montevideo while under way in Rio de la Plata, in the morning Apr 26, in need of immediate medical assistance to sick crew, who lost consciousness whi Read More...

Suez Canal to Allow Two Ever Given Crew Members to Go Home

Post Date: 16/04/2021

Two crew members aboard the cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal last month will be allowed to return to India owing to urgent personal circumstances, the Suez Canal Authorit Read More...

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

Post Date: 30/03/2021

For a week the world was gripped by the extraordinary sight of a massive container ship that had run aground in the Suez Canal in Egypt. The Ever Given is 400m long (1,312ft) and weighs 200,000 Read More...

‘I have had to swim to shore every few days to get food and water’ – Meet the seafarer trapped on board the MV Aman for four years (and counting)

Post Date: 22/03/2021

The Red Sea Port Authority of Egypt has shirked its responsibility in the shocking case of Mohammad Aisha and the Bahraini-flagged MV Aman. They have a moral duty to act Read More...

South Port New Zealand Orders Tug from Damen

Post Date: 18/03/2021

Damen Shipyards Group said it has booked an order from South Port New Zealand for the delivery of a Damen Azimuth Tractor Tug (ATD) 2412. The vessel, with 65 tonnes bollard pull, will replace an ol Read More...

Two Die, Ten Rescued as Russian Cargo Ship Sinks in the Black Sea, Off Romania

Post Date: 14/03/2021

Two people died and ten were rescued after the Russian cargo ship Volgo Balt 179 sank in the Black Sea off Romania early morning on Thursday, according to reports from Romania.

Romanian o

Container ship disabled after collision

Post Date: 09/03/2021

Container ship was disabled, adrift after reportedly, collision, in South China sea. The ship seemed to be under way at 5 knots speed as of 0800 UTC Mar 9, proceeding by changing courses. Collision Read More...

International Effort to Rescue 31 from Sinking Fishing Vessel Off Nova Scotia

Post Date: 04/03/2021

An international search and rescue operation involving the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards and the Royal Canadian Air Force was successful in rescuing 31 fisherman from a disabled fishing vessel ove Read More...

U.S. Navy Reports COVID-19 Outbreaks on Two Bahrain-Based Ships

Post Date: 27/02/2021

The U.S. Navy is responding to COVID-19 outbreaks aboard two of its ships based in Bahrain.

In a statement, the U.S. 5th Fleet said about a dozen service members aboard the USS San Diego Read More...

Cargo ship collided with commercial fishing boat, 6 people injured, Japan

Post Date: 23/02/2021

General cargo ship ASAHI MARU collided with commercial fishing boat at around midday LT Feb 23 off Chiba Prefecture coast, northeast Honshu, Japan. Fishing boat bow was seriously damaged, but boat Read More...

ITF calls on owners to follow MSC’s lead on seafarers stranded off China

Post Date: 18/02/2021

More than 60 vessels remain stranded off China in an unofficial ban on Australian coal imports with some seafarers having served as long as 20 months onboard.

After over six months of fai

Meet The Navy’s GPS Pioneer Dr. Gladys West

Post Date: 13/02/2021

Looking back on the legacies of some of the amazing women who have contributed to the field of technology at sea. Trailblazers in their fields, these women broke down barriers, defied expectations, Read More...

Maersk Drilling awarded long-term drillship contract by Tullow Oil

Post Date: 05/02/2021

Maersk Drilling has received a conditional letter of award from Tullow Ghana for 2014-built drillship Maersk Venturer.

The contract will commence in the second quarter of 2021, and w Read More...

kidnapped crew from Bulgarian general cargo vessel released by pirates

Post Date: 01/02/2021

All of the crew who were kidnapped by pirates from the 1982-built 11,900 dwt general cargo vessel Stevia have been released, according to an update provided by maritime safety consultancy Read More...

Pirates Who Kidnapped Turkish Sailors Make Contact to Talk Ransom

Post Date: 28/01/2021

Pirates who kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday have made their first contact with the shipping company to discuss a ransom, Turkish state me Read More...

Crew Abandoned for 11 Months Calls for Action Staging a Hunger Strike

Post Date: 23/01/2021

The crew of a  bulk carrier abandoned by its owner and flag state is staging a hunger strike to call attention to their plight according to the International Transport Workers’ Federatio Read More...

Search Suspended for Missing Fishermen Off Midway Island

Post Date: 18/01/2021

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the active search for 10 missing crewmembers from a Taiwanese fishing vessel off of Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Rescue crews from the Coast Guar

Philippines expands temporary crew change ban to 33 countries

Post Date: 13/01/2021

According to the Philippine Port Authority (PPA)  Pakistan, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Oman, and the People's Republic of China are the most recent countries to be added to the list which bars f Read More...

RNLI Manages COVID Risk for Lifeboat Crews as UK Lockdown Resumes

Post Date: 08/01/2021

The UK and Ireland are contending with another wave of COVID-19, driven by a new and more virulent strain. An estimated one out of every 30 residents of London now have the virus, according to Read More...

India weighs various options to evacuate sailors stranded in Chinese waters

Post Date: 03/01/2021

India said on Friday it is looking at several options to assist 39 Indian sailors stranded on two merchant vessels in Chinese waters for months, including a crew change at sea or at a Chinese port Read More...

Icelandic Coast Guard Towing Disabled Containership

Post Date: 29/12/2020

The Icelandic Coast Guard has come to the rescue of a stranded containership which they currently have under tow. The 11,800 DWT Lagarfoss, owned by Iceland’s Eimskip, is expect Read More...

World's Largest Iceberg Breaks Apart Menacing the Southern Ocean

Post Date: 25/12/2020

Britain’s Royal Air Force released new images of the world’s largest iceberg reporting significant changes confirmed by the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) during its rout Read More...

Over 100 Grain Ships Delayed Due To Argentine Port Strike

Post Date: 22/12/2020

By Hugh Bronstein and Maximilian Heath (Reuters) Argentina is the No. 1 international exporter of soymeal livestock feed used to fatten hogs and poultry from Europe to Southeast Asia. Contract talk Read More...

Massive fire breaks out on ship at Napier Port, crews bring it under control

Post Date: 18/12/2020

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) was called to deal with the fire at about 10:45am.

Eleven fire appliances were sent to the scene, with ship engineers joining firefighters onboard th Read More...

Top Maritime Trends 2020: Owners and Operators can Do the Right Thing for Seafarers

Post Date: 13/12/2020

Due to a confluence of factors, COVID-19 has adversely impacted merchant mariners more than virtually any other profession. The merchant marine is an international profession from a wide variety of Read More...

Crude Oil Tanker Suffers Engine Room Fire Off Taiwan

Post Date: 09/12/2020

A Liberian-flagged tanker has suffered an engine fire off Orchid Island, Taiwan, prompting a helicopter rescue by authorities.

The Taiwanese Coast Guard Administration reports that the MT Read More...

Stena Line Says Role in UK Vaccine Delivery Going Well

Post Date: 05/12/2020

Ferry firm Stena Line’s role in the roll-out of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is going well, and the firm is prepared to deal with any eventuality of Brexit trade talks, the company’s Read More...


Post Date: 29/11/2020

Courtesy: BIMCO, Safety4Sea

The leaders of the major shipping bodies met virtually to discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry as we move into 2021. The Round Table chairs rei Read More...

Oil Tanker Hit by Explosion at Saudi Terminal

Post Date: 26/11/2020


An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, the ship's manager said on Wednesday, in an Read More...

Trump Administration Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Offshore Drilling

Post Date: 22/11/2020

Courtesy: gCaptain

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum e Read More...

Italian Frigate Rescues Injured Crewmember After Pirate Attack

Post Date: 17/11/2020

Courtesy: The Maritime Executive 

On Saturday, after the pirate attack on the heavy lift ship  Zhen Hua 7  in the Gulf of Guinea, the Italian Navy frigate  Read More...

Maersk highlights the role transshipment hubs play in crew change

Post Date: 13/11/2020

Courtesy: Seatrade Maritime News

Lars Ostergaard Nielsen, Head of Americas Liner Operations Cluster, Maersk, explained to the audience how transhipment hubs had provided a platform for th Read More...

Finland and Sweden Collaborate to Design Next-Generation Icebreaker

Post Date: 03/11/2020

Courtesy: The Maritime Executive 

Finland and Sweden are working jointly to support the development of a new generation of icebreakers. The goal of the project is to select the desig Read More...

NYK takes delivery of 1st Japan-built LNG-fuelled PCTC

Post Date: 28/10/2020

Courtesy : Offshore Energy

Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has taken delivery of Sakura Leader, the first large LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) buil Read More...