BULK CARRIER IN DANGER OF CAPSIZING AFTER NICKEL ORE LIQUEFYING

Bulk carrier ZHONG CHANG HE SHENG issued distress signal in the afternoon Aug 27, reporting liquefying of her cargo of nickel ore, danger of capsizing. The ship...

TURNING A CARGO SHIP INTO A HELICOPTER CARRIER

According to a Forbes report, China has done an astounding thing, they have turned a cargo ship into a helicopter carrier.

JAPANESE CAPESIZE BULK CARRIER COCAINE BUST, OWNER OFFICIAL STATEMENT.

Statement re Frontier Falcon from Owners and Charterers / Drugs found attached to hull.London August 26,2020Owners and Charterers of the 2011 built bulk carrier, FRONTIER FALCON, report...

CARGO SHIP FIRE, TAIPEI

Fire erupted on board of cargo ship YINGARA, berthed at Taipei Taiwan, in the afternoon Aug 26. Understood the ship was undergoing maintenance repairs, and some chemical...

AFRAMAX CONTACTED PIER AT PRIMORK, RISSIA, DETAINED.

Crude oil tanker NORDINDEPENDENCE contacted oil terminal pier at Primorsk oil port, Russia, Baltic sea, on Aug 26, during unmooring operation. Pier sustained damages which are to...

PANAMAX DISABLED, ADRIFT, INDIAN OCEAN.

Bulk carrier YASA UNITY encountered electric problem and was disabled on Aug 21 in Indian ocean east of northern Madagascar, while en route from India to Port...

USCG ICEBREAKER HEALY MAIMED BY FIRE, LIMPING TO SEATTLE.

Icebreaker USCGC HEALY (WAGB-20) suffered fire in the evening Aug 18, in one of the two of propulsion electric motors, in Gulf of Alaska, shortly after leaving...

UPSURGE IN STOWAWAYS TRYING TO REACH EUROPE BY MERCHANT SHIPS.

Four stowaways of Algerian origin were found on board of general cargo ship JANINA at Valencia, Spain, on Aug 25. One of them claimed to be minor,...

CMA CGM UNVEILS THE WORLD’S LARGEST LNG POWERED VESSEL.

LNG powered vessels have been at the forefront of the shipping industry's fight against global warming. Spearheading the global effort is the French shipping behemoth CMA CGM,...

SHIPS CREWS CHANGE PROHIBITED, BUT A MUST. CAN’T CHANGE BUT MUST CHANGE, OR ELSE.

Disturbing news from Thailand’s Council of Ministers of Thailand, Aug 25 meeting, which approved draft Ministerial Regulation of the inspection of foreign ships, calling Thai ports. Inspection...

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