Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Greece’s authorities have charged the harbour police chief of Thessaloniki port and another 17 people over alleged graft involving tugboat services to incoming vessels. It is known, that the suspects include 6 state-employed harbour pilots, the owners of 4 tugboat...
Fire erupted on board of purse seiner (tuna fishing) MARIA VERONICA, docked at Manzanillo, Mexico, readying to depart for fishing. It happened on October 1. Fire quickly spread into major, engulfing vessel in flames and billowing heavy smoke with toxic...
Bulk carrier BUNUN ACE collided with pier while mooring at Imbituba Brazil. It happened on October 1. It is known, that starboard bow seriously damaged. Bulk carrier arrived from Patillos, Chile, obviously in load.
General cargo ship EEMS DART had to interrupt her voyage from Rouen France to Dogheda Ireland, and turn to Cherbourg, after the crew found 8 Albanian illegal migrants hidden in engine room. It happened on September 28. The vessel arrived...
Offshore AHT tug BOURBON RHODE issued distress signal in Atlantic, in Cape Verde. It happend in the morning September 26. The vessel was caught in cyclone, suffering massive water ingress in ship’s compartments, 14 crew readying for evacuation. MRCC Antilles-Guyana directed...
The union of two South Korean companies and two Chinese corporations will create two giants which will control nearly half of the world market among the best shipyards. These four yards will face new types of ships, price of...
Cruise ship CARNIVAL FANTASY brushed lock wall while moving in Panama Canal. It happend on September 20. The vessel wasn’t supposed to transit Canal. According to track, the ship left Canal and sailed to Limon Port, Costa Rica, in...
Bulk carrier AGIA ELENI ran aground in Parana river near 350 kilometer mark, at the top of Isla De Cattaneo, while proceeding downstream in load condition, en route from San Lorenzo Argentina to Cienfuegos, Cuba. It happened on September...
Bulk carrier SOLINA crew member of a Polish nationality died on board, exact date and circumstances unknown, cause unknown, man’s rank and age also kept secret so far, by Mexian authorities. It ia known, that the vessel arrived at Tuxpan...
Container ship NORDAMELIA ran aground on Parana river at 396 kilometer mark, halfway between Rosario and Villa Constitusion, while sailing upstream from Itapoa Brazil to Rosario via Zarate. It happened on September 15. The vessel was refloated and reached Rosario...
Gibraltar has witnessed the country’s first-ever LNG bunkering with the arrival of the biggest dual-fuel ship called “Sleipnir”. The new semi submersible vessel of Heerema Marine Contractors’ was bunkered with more than 3,000 metric tons of LNG – it has...
For historical reasons, shipping has never been the best friend of the environment. Foreign-going vessels work on heavy fuel – the dirtiest fuel since the beginning of the XX century, when they declined coal. Since that time shipping hasn’t...
Master of bulk carrier UNISON MEDAL was reportedly, hit by broken mooring line and died on the spot at Ilo Port, Peru. It happened on September 10. According to the report, mooring line broke in strong wind, Master went to...

Bulk carrier fire, Turkey

Fire erupted in engine room of bulk carrier KIRAN ASYA, berthed at Isdemir, Iskenderun, Turkey. It happened on September 9. Several fire engine were deployed, fire was said to be quickly taken under control and extinguished, no injures reported. Extent...

Going beyond the Compliance

This year has become a real challenge for the shipping world. Global preparation for IMO 2020 is on the war-footing now as the deadline approaches on 31st December 2019. At the “CNCo’s Annual Safety Seminar 2019” in Odessa, which...
Fish carrier AQUA KVALOEY ran aground south of Indroyna, Solund municipality waters, Norway. It happened on September 8. There was no fish on board, the ship was refloated some 2-3 hours later with assistance of SAR boat HALFDAN GRIEG, and...
The first methanol-powered ships have already passed the 10,000 operating hours. The two eco-friendly tankers (50 000 DWT), the Mari Jone and Mari Boyle, work on the clean-burning alternative fuel. The vessels have been in operation during three years. They...
Arctic tours ship SJOVEIEN (flag - Pamana) with 12 tourists and 10 crew on board suffered engine failure in Svalbard Archipelago waters, and requested assistance. It happened on September 2. Offshore tug POLARSYSSEL took disabled ship on tow to...