Oil tanker fire doused, ship stability within safe zone

(Sep 10 2020)

The Indian Coast Guard said no more flames or smoke were observed since Tuesday evening on the very large crude carrier (VLCC) 'New Diamond' that caught fire on September 3.



Attempted Boarding - 114nm SE of Tema, Ghana

(Sep 03 2020)

Reporting suggests that the Marshall Islands flagged Oil tanker PIKE IMO: 9396672 was approached by a small craft approximately 12-14m long.



Blaze breaks out again on supertanker off Sri Lanka

(Sep 03 2020)

A new fire broke out on a supertanker carrying about 2 million barrels of oil in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Sri Lanka, spokesmen for the country’s navy reported, adding that one of its 23 crew was missing and another injured.



Yachtsman rescued by tanker 500 miles off shore

(May 28 2020)

A lone sailor has been rescued by the Seaways Reymar after his yacht became damaged more than 500 miles off the coast of Cornwall.



Crude tanker in distress off Wild Coast

(May 28 2020)

South African maritime authorities were coordinating an emergency response to a large crude carrier off Port St Johns on the Eastern Cape coast.



ABS launches guidance aimed at sanitizing marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19

(Apr 30 2020)

ABS has launched comprehensive guidance on sanitizing and decontaminating marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19.



Posidonia postponed to October

(Mar 17 2020)

The Posidonia event in Athens has been postponed to October 26-30.



Tanker on fire in Persian Gulf

(Jan 30 2020)

UK Maritime Trade Operations reports that a vessel is on fire in the Persian Gulf.



Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions warns Hill Dickinson

(Jan 30 2020)

The shipping industry needs to be prepared for potential restrictions in order to prevent the further spread of the ‘Wuhan’ coronavirus, advises a leading maritime law firm.



Bosphorous collision tanker + fishing boat - 3 missing

(Jan 13 2020)

A Turkish flagged fishing boat collided with a Russian flagged tanker on Friday Jan 10, according to Turkish news reports quoting Istanbul Governor's office.



Gard seeks closure in ‘Nissos Amorgos’ case

(Mar 21 2014)

Gard has filed proceedings in the English High Court of Justice against the 1971 IOPC Fund to resolve outstanding issues in the ‘Nissos Amorgos’ oil spill incident.



Engine room fires still prevalent

(Feb 28 2014)

“Lessons are still not being learned when it comes to preventing engine room fires.” said Graeme Temple, regional director for Braemar SA’s Far East operations.



Enclosed space entry - a deadly serious issue

(Oct 01 2013)

"Preventing deaths in enclosed spaces is a serious issue. It is a deadly serious issue, and one which the marine industry has to come to grips with," said David Patraiko The Nautical Institute's director of projects.



Operational and management problems highlighted

(Oct 01 2013)

During Tanker Operator's Hamburg conference last month, there was a lively debate encompassing the theme of the human element and the art of leadership and management.



WSS expands in Antwerp

(Oct 01 2013)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new FRS (fire, rescue & service) centre and safety training academy in Antwerp, Belgium.




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