Diamond S Shipping Inc. provides an update on an incident involving one of its vessels

(Jan 14 2021)

Diamond S Shipping Inc. (“Diamond S” or the “Company”) announced that the four crew members who had been kidnapped from one of its product tanker vessels, the Agisilaos, on November 29, 2020 were released on January 6, 2021.



Isle of Wight oil tanker 'hijacking' case dropped against seven men

(Jan 14 2021)

Seven men will face no action over a suspected hijacking of an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight.



Burmese oil tanker crewman airlifted to Taiwan after being stabbed at sea, but dies in transit

(Jan 07 2021)

A Myanmar national died after being airlifted to Taiwan for emergency treatment following a stabbing incident aboard an oil tanker north of Pengjia Islet on January 1.



Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

(Jan 07 2021)

Iraq's military said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.



Dramatic scenes as RNLI rescue two men from sinking trawler in Galway

(Dec 17 2020)

Two trawler men had a narrow escape when their sinking fishing boat was saved from going under by the quick thinking actions of Clifden’s RNLI crews.



Two people rescued from water in Torres Strait by passing tanker

(Dec 10 2020)

A Marshall Islands-flagged tanker transiting the Torres Strait on the 3rd December 2020 has helped rescue two people from the water after their boat sank.



VLCC tanker caught in storm ordered to remain adrift

(Dec 03 2020)

A VLCC crude oil tanker cruising in the North Sea, caught in a passing storm while drifting, has been waiting for orders (understood in ballast) since the middle of November.



Tanker abandoned, adrift in South China sea

(Nov 26 2020)

Tanker HYUN JIN, en route to Singapore, is reported to be abandoned. It was drifting in the South China sea in the vicinity of 19 00N 115 00E on the afternoon of November 24, 2020.



Approach - 198nm South Cotonou

(Nov 19 2020)

Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged Chemical tanker VALLEY OAK was approached deep offshore Benin.



Hijack - 40nm South Lomé

(Nov 19 2020)

MDAT GoG has received an update regarding the last position of the boarded MT. Local authorities continue to negotiate the release of vessel and crew.



Suspicious Approach - 59nm South Lome

(Nov 19 2020)

Reporting indicates that the SKS DONGGANG was approached by a skiff with an unknown number of persons aboard.



Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use available to order

(Nov 12 2020)

ICS is pleased to announce publication of the second edition of the Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, produced by BIMCO, ICS and Witherby Publishing Group.



Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek vessel; 5 missing

(Nov 12 2020)

A Turkish fishing boat capsized after colliding with a Greek-flagged vessel off Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.



Incident Ongoing - 94nm SW Brass

(Nov 05 2020)

Reporting indicates that NAFELI II (IMO 9291638) activated her SSAS whilst in transit 94nm SW Brass.



Heroin worth Rs 1.52 crore seized from LPG tanker in Tinsukia

(Nov 05 2020)

Drugs smugglers from Manipur are now using LPG tankers for transshipment of high-quality Heroin to Assam.




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