Bulker and tanker damaged in Manila Bay collision

(Apr 09 2021)

A tanker and a bulk carrier collided in Manila Bay, Philippines causing significant damage to both vessels.



Malaysia: MMEA detains five more oil tankers in special ops

(Apr 01 2021)

The Johor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it has detained five vessels on day six of ‘Ops Jangka Haram’, a special operation to crack down on foreign vessels anchored illegally in eastern Johor waters.



MMEA detains Thailand registered tanker for allegedly anchoring illegally in Selangor

(Feb 04 2021)

The Selangor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it detained two vessels for allegedly anchoring without a permit in two separate incidents on February 1.



MMEA detains loaded oil tanker for allegedly anchoring illegally in Perak Malaysia

(Jan 28 2021)

The Perak state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Monday (25 January) said it detained a Sierra Leone registered tanker for allegedly anchoring illegally around Pulau Buloh on Saturday, 23 January.



No spill reported after tug strikes oil tanker in Valdez Alaska

(Jan 21 2021)

A tugboat struck the Polar Endeavour oil tanker shortly before midnight on January 11 at the Valdez Marine Terminal. No oil spilled in the accident.



Iran commissions its massive oil tanker turned sea base into service

(Jan 14 2021)

Iran’s Navy has formally commissioned the Markran, a former oil tanker it says has been transformed into a “forward base ship.”



Oil tanker refloated after sticking on Lough Foyle sandbank in Ireland

(Jan 07 2021)

The Thun Liffey, a DUTCH-registered oil tanker, has been re-floated after running aground in Lough Foyle.



Oil tanker 'attacked by bomb-laden boat' in Jeddah

(Dec 17 2020)

Saudi Arabia says an oil tanker was attacked overnight by an explosive-laden boat while it was anchored at Jeddah's port.



Oil tanker hit by blast at Saudi terminal, Saudi Arabia confirms

(Dec 03 2020)

An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, in an attack confirmed by Saudi Arabia.



Tanker contacted embankment in Hamburg, seriously damaged

(Dec 03 2020)

Product tanker NORTHSEA RATIONAL sustained serious damages to the starboard bow on the morning of November 25, 2020, while manoeuvring to berth. The cause of the accident is yet unknown.



Incident AL SHUQAIQ Anchorage Saudi Arabia

(Nov 26 2020)

The Maltese-flagged Crude Tanker vessel AGRARI has been involved in an incident at the Al Shuqaiq anchorage.



People traffickers target ship agents, warns ITIC

(Nov 05 2020)

ITIC - International Transport Intermediaries Club – is warning its ship and port agent members to be aware of approaches from people traffickers attempting to smuggle illegal immigrants through their ports.



Aframax tanker mysterious explosion and mysterious voyage, Gulf of Aden

(Oct 15 2020)

Explosion occurred at Hush Al Nishaimah oil terminal, Yemen, Gulf of Aden, at 2000 UTC Oct 3, at the time when Aframax tanker SYRA was loading crude oil.



Yemen: Decaying oil tanker in Red Sea threatens disaster

(Jul 16 2020)

The stranded vessel is loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil.



Tankers not loading in Italy for fears of quarantine

(Mar 19 2020)

Some tanker operators in the "West of Suez" market are declining to load cargoes in Italy, due to risks that they might be asked to "quarantine" when they discharge elsewhere, according to a Platts report.




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