Accidents & Emergencies

15 Feb 2024

Manila Pursues Shipowner Accountability for Tanker Sinking

The DOJ Manila is initiating legal actions against RDC Reield Marine Services for their involvement in the Princess Empress sinking & oil spill.

Manila Pursues Shipowner Accountability for Tanker Sinking
14 Feb 2024

Trinidad and Tobago: Shipwreck Oil Threat

Trinidad and Tobago is grappling with a significant oil spill resulting from a mysterious shipwreck that occurred last week.

Trinidad and Tobago: Shipwreck Oil Threat
12 Feb 2024

Security Alert as Bulk Carrier Targeted by Houthi Missile

The NASDAQ-listed shipping company Star Bulk's 20-year-old panamax vessel, the Star Iris, was attacked by Houthi forces today.

Security Alert as Bulk Carrier Targeted by Houthi Missile
12 Feb 2024

Probable Cause of ‘Carib Trader II’ Sinking Revealed

The investigation report by the NTSB has been released concerning the sinking of the Carib Trader II while being towed from Port of Miami to Haiti

Probable Cause of ‘Carib Trader II’ Sinking Revealed
8 Feb 2024

Hamburg Port Witnesses Ship Sinking

A vessel navigating the inland waterways, laden with 3,500 litres of diesel and 1,400 tonnes of potassium chloride, has sunk in Hamburg Port.

Hamburg Port Witnesses Ship Sinking
6 Feb 2024

Harassment Crisis Aboard Canadian Ships

SIU Canada discloses concerning findings from a recent study, showing almost half the maritime workforce has encountered harassment or bullying.

Harassment Crisis Aboard Canadian Ships
1 Feb 2024

NTSB Pushes Locator Devices for Maritime Safety

The NTSB recently released a safety recommendation encouraging the provision of personal locator devices for each crew member.

NTSB Pushes Locator Devices for Maritime Safety
31 Jan 2024

Bulker Vessel Collides with Bridge in Argentina

A Kamsarmax bulk carrier owned by Foremost Group, a U.S. company, experienced damage after colliding with a bridge in Argentina.

Bulker Vessel Collides with Bridge in Argentina
31 Jan 2024

Two Vessels Rescued from Somali Pirate Hijackings

Two fishing vessels, one belonging to Iran and the other to Sri Lanka have been released after being hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia

Two Vessels Rescued from Somali Pirate Hijackings
28 Jan 2024

Crisis in Red Sea Halts UN's Completion of FSO Safer Ops

The ongoing maritime crisis in the Red Sea has led to the halting of efforts to dismantle the FSO Safer, an aging tanker.

Crisis in Red Sea Halts UN's Completion of FSO Safer Ops
27 Jan 2024

EU Launches Port Alliance in Effort to Combat Drug Trafficking

The new partnership aligns with the EU’s roadmap aimed at addressing and fighting Drug Trafficking and Organised Crime.

EU Launches Port Alliance in Effort to Combat Drug Trafficking
25 Jan 2024

Maritime Safety Breach: UK Port Captain's High Alcohol Level

A 65-year-old captain faces sentencing after admitting he was in command of a containership while exceeding the legal alcohol limit for seafarers

Maritime Safety Breach: UK Port Captain's High Alcohol Level
24 Jan 2024

Iran Converts Boxship into Drone Carrier

Iran is launching its first drone carrier, a converted boxship, adding to growing concerns surrounding the situation in the Middle East.

Iran Converts Boxship into Drone Carrier
24 Jan 2024

11% Rise in Seafarer Abandonments is “Unacceptable” Says ITF

There has been an alarming 11% increase in the number of crew abandonment cases in 2023 compared to 2022 according to a recent report by the ITF

11% Rise in Seafarer Abandonments is “Unacceptable” Says ITF
24 Jan 2024

Novatek's Baltic Terminal Targeted by Drones from Ukraine

Executing the mission with the aid of two long-range drones, the operation led to a fire at Novatek's gas terminal, prompting the evacuation of staff.

Novatek's Baltic Terminal Targeted by Drones from Ukraine