Friday, January 24, 2020
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Cargo ship MS FOLLA 2 suffered steering failure with rudder being stuck, unable to move, W of Narvik, Norway, while en route from Bodo to Svolvar. It happened in the evening on January 8. It is known, that SAR boats...
Fire broke out on an Akai-C 6 platform, belonging to Mexican State Oil Company PEMEX, and located in Campeche Bay, southern Gulf of Mexico. It happened on January 7. It is known, that 3 workers were reportedly injured, personnel were...
French container shipping company CMA CGM, cooperating with the GoodShipping Program and IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, has completed 2019 biofuel test program on CMA CGM ships. The biofuel oil (BFO), equivalent of heavy fuel oil was successfully trialled, while...

Working together as a team

Zeaborn Ship Management Ukrainian Crew Forum 2019 was held in the office of Alpha Navigation Crew Management. The meeting brought together many seafarers of Zeaborn Ship Management, top management of Alpha Navigation with the media support of The Maritime...
Reefer SEA MARK with 23 crew reported on fire on December 18 in vicinity Iwo Jima Island, Pacific. The vessels in vicinity are asked to assist, bulk carrier JP VERDURE seems to be responding, the ship turned 180 and is...
Fire erupted in storage compartment in superstructure of bulk carrier ECOMAR G.O. at K4 terminal at Newcastle Harbour, Australia. It happened on December 15. It happened, that the bulk carrier arrived at Newcastle to load coal from China. Crew attempted to...
The shipping anticipates eagerly 2020 for the switch to a low-sulphur fuel. A lot of preparations have been ongoing, and the main problem and more discussed issue of the first quarter must be a fuel quality issue. No doubt,...
19 crew members of a crude oil tanker Nave Constellation of Navios Company were kidnapped by the pirates off the coast of Nigeria. A spokesman of the company reported about it on December 4. According to the latest data,...
Ferry COSCO STAR connecting Taiwan with China collided with port tug at Taichung Port, Taiwan, in the evening November 27. The derry was leaving Taichung with 52 passengers on board, bound for Xiamen. Ferry suffered dent in portside bow area...

Biofuel trials

Biofuel program has been successfully tested this year on CMA CGM ships in cooperation with IKEA Transport and Logistics Services and the GoodShipping Program. First positive trials of biofuel replacing heavy fuel were carried out at the beginning of autumn...
Maersk is the biggest company dealing with containerships in the world. It has aimed at a redundancy policy in order to improve its profitability performance and concentrate on free cash flow. Cuttings are expected to take place both at their...
General cargo ship MIR JALAL PASHAYEV ran aground at 3164.5 kilometer mark, river Don, while proceeding downstream from Rostov to Azov sea with cargo of sunflower cakes. It happened on December 1. The vessel is bound for Turkey. As of...
This October saw a seminar of Portline Bulk International S. A. shipping company under the support of Alpha Navigation Company, Argentum Travel and “The Maritime Telegraph”. The representatives of a shipowner Crew Managers Teresa Quintinha & Filipa Abecasis visited this...
The Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project worth about EUR 3.4 million has been officially launched. It can contribute to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions’ abundant wind potential. The main partners of the project...
Bulk carrier FORTUNE MIRACLE collided with bulk carrier INTERLINK FORTUITY in front of San Lorenzo, Argentina, Parana river. It happened on November 23. It is known, that FORTUNE MIRACLE was under way with 45100 tons of soy on board, bound...
Container ship MITRA SEJAHTERA IX sank, while en route from Surabaya to Kendari, southeast Sulawesi, with 147 containers on board. It happened on November 23. The vessel reported on Channel 16 water ingress, developing list, shortly after report she capsized...
Cargo ship CHANG XIN with 9 crew on board issued distress signal on November 20, reporting sinking near Chuanshi Island, Minjiang River estuary, Fuzhou, China, Taiwan Strait waters. According to reports, the vessel started to take in water and sank,...
Three crew of a general cargo ship ARMONIA were detained by Kavala Port Authority officials for possession of fake seaman certificates. It happened on November 18. The vessel was detained for investigation. She arrived from Koper Slovenia on November 13, next...