FERRY RAN AGROUND AFTER BLACKOUT, ALAND ISLANDS

Ferry ECKERO connecting Grisslehamn Sweden with Berghamn Aland islands, ran aground in the afternoon Feb 18 while entering Berghamn, after suffering a blackout. Problem was fixed, engines...

MEGA SAILING YACHT ON FIRE, LANGKAWI

Mega sailing yacht ENIGMA caught fire on Feb 18, being at anchor off Langkawi island, northeast Malaysia, Malacca Strait. There were 7 crew on board, all are...

GIBRALTAR GOVERNMENT REPORTS BUNKER SPILL

A bulk carrier spilled some of its fuel in Gibraltar’s waters on Friday. The spill happened on Friday morning, according to a press release on the British...

PASSENGER SHIP FIRE, MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Passenger ship ELOBEY XII, docked at Malabo port, Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea, suffered major fire on Feb 16. the ship is undergoing maintenance repairs, understood fire was...

GIBRALTAR GOVERNMENT REPORTS BUNKER SPILL

A bulk carrier spilled some of its fuel in Gibraltar’s waters on Friday. The spill happened on Friday morning, according to a press release on the British...

PORTS OF ANTWERP AND ZEEBRUGGE SET TO MERGE

Zeebrugge and Antwerp are all set to merge into a single entity, with an eye on rivaling Rotterdam. The process will take at least...

RETENTION OF SEAFARERS MAJOR ISSUE FOR SHIPPING INDUSTRY

The retention of seafarers is a major issue that shipping industry is currently dealing with. In regard to this matter, the most common factor that makes seafarers...

CARGO SHIP FIRE, CASPIAN SEA

General cargo ship TURKESTAN suffered fire in engine room on Feb 8 in Caspian sea, while en route from Baku to Aktau. Funnel insulation cover was the...

P & I CLUBS TAKING TOUGH LINE IN RENEWAL

According to an article published in Lloyd’s List, most International Group affiliates are currently seeking higher insurance premium in the order of 5-10%. P&I...

LPG TANKER FIRE, EXPLOSION

LPG tanker GRACE V under repairs at Samarinda PT Barokah Perkasa shipyard, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, reportedly caught fire, followed by explosion, on Feb 11. According to video,...

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