Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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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...
Dredger KANUNI D S reported ingress of water, danger of sinking, , off Bozcaada island, Aegean sea, south of Dardanelles. It happened on September 1. Dardanelles Traffic Control sent rescue boat, KANUNI D S meanwhile, headed for coast to ground...
On January 1, according to new IMO requirements, the sulphur content in vessel fuel must be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%, unless the ships are equipped with an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System. “The main type of “bunker” oil for ships...
Bulk carrier SAN ANTONIO ran onto harbor dam while entering Westbuitenhaven in Terneuzen. It happened on August 28. The vessel was refloated in about half an hour and anchored off Terneuzen, in the evening she was moved to Vissingen and...
India launches online grievance redressal mechanism for seafarers. It is known, that Mumbai has issued a circular on August 21 regarding its grievance redressal mechanism, as well as registration of complaints from Indian seafarers. A grievance redressal mechanism for seafarers was...
Product tanker collided with fishing vessel in Taiwan Strait. It happened on August 26. The vessel was sailing in northern direction, destined for Chinese port. Fishing vessel was severely damaged but remained seaworthy and under way, tanker went off with...
Luxury yacht D’ANGLETERRE was engulfed in flames , while at anchor off Es Trenc Beach, Campos, Mallorca, Spain. It happened on August 24. It is known, that 15 people on board were rescued by Spanish SAR boat. Yacht is for charter,...
Cargo ship NIDAROE ran aground near Saltstraumen Bridge, Klaplund side, Norway, south of Bodo. It happened on August 21. The vessel was refloated with the assistance of SAR boat about an hour later, reached Bodo and was berthed, extent...
Passenger vessel NEOCASTRUM (NADIR) with 350 tourists on board collided with 20-meter yacht with 5 people on boat in Aeolian islands waters, Sicily, Italy. It happened on August 20. Passenger vessel portside bow was breached above anchor, see pic. It...

Ferry aground, Bali

Ferry TRANS JAWA 9 ran aground on approaches to Gilimanuk port, Indonesia, arriving from Banyuwangi Port, Java, with 35 passengers and a number of vehicles on board. It happened on August 17. Attempts to refloat ferry failed, it was decided...
Maersk Shipping Company is ready to send the container ship Maersk Honam (15,282 TEU) back on active duty after a massive fire. Seventeen months ago, the vessel caught fire, as a result five crew members lost their lives. According to...
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.