New guidance on maritime security from The International Chamber of Shipping

(Apr 15 2021)

As recent news reports highlight, the shipping industry continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. Ship operators need to stay alert to security risks and recognise that threats are continually evolving and demand constant vi...



Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in waters off Philippines

(Apr 15 2021)

An oil tanker and a cargo ship collided in waters off Cavite City, southwest of the Philippine capital of Manila, but no one was injured, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.



Oil tanker stops unexpectedly off Nova Scotia, Canada, 8 crew members sick with COVID-19

(Apr 15 2021)

An oil tanker that's been anchored unexpectedly off Port Hawkesbury since Sunday, changed course to Cape Breton over concerns of possible COVID-19-related sickness on board the vessel.



Enclosed space fatalities continue - Standard Club

(Apr 09 2021)

Maritime insurer The Standard Club says that enclosed space fatalities are continuing to occur on ships, although much more on dry cargo vessels than tankers. A webinar on October 12 reviewed how the issue is evolving.



MMEA: Turkish crewman dies, three shipmates critical, ammonia on board tanker

(Apr 09 2021)

A Turkish crewman on a tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) died, and three others are reported in critical condition after they were believed to have inhaled ammonia in international waters off West Port Klang on Tuesday (April 6).



Barbados Coast Guard responds to medical evacuation at sea

(Mar 18 2021)

The Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) conducted a medical-evacuation of a 41-year-old male onboard an oil tanker, the EAGLE SAN JUAN.



Video: LPG tanker catches fire and explodes

(Feb 18 2021)

LPG tanker GRACE V under repairs at Samarinda PT Barokah Perkasa shipyard, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, reportedly caught fire and exploded on February 11.



Another Greek tanker attacked and boarded in Gulf of Guinea

(Feb 11 2021)

Greek product tanker MARIA E was attacked and boarded northwest of Sao Tome and Principe, while en route from Lome, Togo. Crew reportedly are safe.



Iranian crude oil tanker grounding during Suez Canal transit

(Feb 04 2021)

Iranian Aframax tanker SAHRA ran aground on 123 kilometer mark, Suez Canal, below Great Bitter Lake, at around 1000 UTC February 1, en route from Kharg island oil teminal Iran to the Mediterranean region.



Stranded tanker caught up in financial row runs aground on UAE coast

(Jan 28 2021)

Crew onboard a tanker that ran aground in Umm Al Quwain are hoping that after almost four years at sea, they will at last be able to go home.



SEAFRONTIER suspicious approach 270NM South of Lagos Nigeria

(Jan 28 2021)

On January 26th, some 270NM South of Lagos, the Hong Kong-flagged tanker SEAFRONTIER reported being approached by a single skiff with six men on board with CPA 3NM.



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.




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