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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...
Fire erupted on board of US ro-ro cargo ship CAPE HENRY at Pier 96 in San Francisco. It happened on August 12. Firefighters arrived and extinguished fire in just some 15 minutes. The fire was somewhere in superstructure. No reports...
General cargo ship TSIMLYANSK with cargo of wheat ran aground on river Don near Semikarokorsk town, Russia. It hapened on August 10. The vessel was en route from Volgodonsk to Kavkaz port. Hull remained intact, but river channel was...

A Woman On Board

Shipping historically has been a male-oriented industry. Indeed, hard work at sea and equally hard port service required strong arms. Nevertheless, the XXI century is witnessing the rapid progress of technology as well as views as to where a...
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during his visit to Odessa in July, ordered to suspend ecological inspections of foreign ships entering Ukrainian ports. An initiative was put forward as a result of numerous complaints about extortion and unjustified delays of ships...
Cargo ship BEIJING or MINGDELUN sank off Wuqiu township, Wuqiu island s Taiwan, western Taiwan Strait. It happened on August 2. The vessel collided with breakwater in rough seas, hull was breached, understood cargo hold flooded. 13 crew were rescued.
Passenger ship QIONG SHA 3 HAO anchored off Wenchang (China), dragged anchor during typhoon Wipha passage and agrounding. It happened on August 1. SAR ship and tug were sent to assist. It is known, that after some 7 hours of...
Container ship MCS LONDON suffered engine failure while leaving Piraeus, Greece. It happened on July 30. The giant ship vessel taken to anchorage to fix problem and undergo inspection. Next port of call is Suez.
Armed pirates boarded anchored bulk carrier BLISS at Monrovia Anchorage, Liberia, West Africa. It happened on July 29. They stole ship’s properties and fled, according to IMO’s Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) report. Master tried to contact Port Control,...
Ro-ro ship MARFRET NIOLON (flag - Luxembourg ) was disabled by fire in engine room in Mediterranean W of Marseille. It happened on July 28. It is known, that fire was extinguished by crew. SAR tug ABEILLE FLANDRE was tasked...
The rates between the USA and China are threatening the perspective of the future container shipping. While ship operators all over the world are preparing for a harsh summer season, their thoughts are busy with a disturbing rise in...
The further development of the Russian’s Northern Sea Route project requires 735 billion rubles ($ 11.7 billion). A third of this amount will be allocated by the state budget, the rest will come from companies and banks. The head...
General cargo ship FELIX (flag - Antigua Barbuda ) ran aground off Assens, in Little Belt, Denmark, being en route from Pyarnu Estonia to Kolding Denmark. It happened on July 20. The vessel was still aground, SAR boat at her...
General cargo ship GRANIT (flag - Russia) suffered engine failure in Japan sea, while en route from Busan to Vladivostok with 1436 tons of general cargo on board. It happened on July 17. The vessel was taken on tow by...
Bulk carrier STAHLA (flag - Cyprus ) contacted sailing yacht TATIANA RED (flag - Canada) off Piraeus, Greece while maneuvering in anchorage area. It happened on July 15. It is known, that bulk carrier is en route from India to...
Passenger cargo ship XIN YU JIN XIANG (flag - China ) suffered fire in engine room about a mile west of Jawol-do island, SW of Incheon, Korea, Yellow sea. It happened on July 16. The vessel with 150 passengers and...
General cargo ship XIN YUAN HONG ran aground in Jiaojiang river estuary, Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China, East China sea. It happened on July 14. The hull was breached with ensuing water ingress. Patrol boat was sent to assist and rescued crew...
Fire erupted in engine room of ferry PETER PAN in Baltic sea, shortly after ferry left Travemunde, Lubeck, Germany, bound for Trelleborg, Sweden. It happened on July 9. Fire was extinguished by crew, but ferry had to return to Travemunde,...