EU AUTHORITIES SEIZE 25 TONS OF COCAINE IN GERMANY AND BELGIUM

Comprising police raids at multiple ports in the European subcontinent, investigators seized a total of 23 metric tons of cocaine, or 25 US tons, having a street...

CAUGHT IN SEA FOR 3 YEARS, SEAFARERS MENTALLY HURT

A shipping company from the United Arab Emirates hit financial trouble in 2017.-It abandoned an oil tanker off the coast of Dubai, it left a small crew...

INCREASED SEAFARERS SUICIDES CALLS FOR MANDATORY SUICIDE REPORTING BY SHIPS

Shipping organizations are calling for International data on seafarers suicide as the problem heightens.-The pandemic has doubled suicidal incidents amongst seafarers.-However there’s still no concrete data on...

CARGO SHIP COLLIDED WITH COMMERCIAL FISHING BOAT, 6 PEOPLE INJURED

General cargo ship ASAHI MARU collided with commercial fishing boat at around midday LT Feb 23 off Chiba Prefecture coast, northeast Honshu, Japan. Fishing boat bow was...

GREAT EASTERN FILES BID FOR STATE-RUN SHIPPING CORPORATION

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd, India’s biggest ship owner by fleet size, is said to have filed an expression of interest (EoI) to buy state-run Shipping...

BULK CARRIER SPILLS 1000 TONS OF OIL OFF SOLOMON ISLANDS

The government of Solomon Island recently accused a Panama-flagged bulker for intentionally releasing heavy fuel oil(HFO) off the valuable Graciosa Bay, Temotu Province. The...

BILLION DOLLARS OF UNPAID LOANS IN SHIPPING SECTOR

-German shipping investment that once helped shape the world’s maritime operations is in retreat.-Years of steep losses lead to many of the country’s biggest banks to abandon...

TANKER EXPLOSION, FIRE, 1 CREW MISSING, VIETNAM

In the afternoon Feb 19 shortcut caused an explosion, followed by fire, on board of tanker MEKONGTRANS 01 in Quang Nai waters, South Central Vietnam. Tanker according...

TIME CHARTER RATES MORE THAN TRIPLE IN TWO WEEKS

Time-charter rates for Panamax and post-Panamax dry bulk ships were heard fixed in the market at $100,000/d or more Feb. 16, causing a stir among market participants,...

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY’S MARITIME CEO DISMAYED FOR SEAFARERS CRISIS

Speaking at the launch of a DNV GL white paper on ship safety in the context of digitalisation and decarbonisation, the classification society’s maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen...

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