Accidents & Emergencies

10 Jan 2024

Crisis in Red Sea Risks Port Overcrowding & May Drive Shipping Costs

HSBC Global Research has issued a caution regarding the potential implications of the current crisis in the Red Sea on maritime logistics.

Crisis in Red Sea Risks Port Overcrowding & May Drive Shipping Costs
8 Jan 2024

Japan Coast Guard Crash May Have Been Comms Confusion

Per media, the Japan Coast Guard aircraft hit by a landing passenger jet has encountered confusion over who had the right to use Haneda's runway.

Japan Coast Guard Crash May Have Been Comms Confusion
8 Jan 2024

Cruise Ship Rescues Fishermen Thanks to Observant Passengers

Costa Cruises’ 114,500 gross ton Costa Serna was cruising the Arabian Sea when the vessel rescued a group of stranded fishermen lost out to sea.

Cruise Ship Rescues Fishermen Thanks to Observant Passengers
8 Jan 2024

New Bunker Collides with Chinese Fishing Boat, 8 Missing

An accident between a new Singapore-registered bunker that just completed construction and a fishing boat is investigated by Chinese authorities.

New Bunker Collides with Chinese Fishing Boat, 8 Missing
5 Jan 2024

Container Shipping Costs Escalate Due to Security in Red Sea

In recent developments the shipping industry is witnessing a hike in short-term rates for container transport across Asia, Europe, and the USA.

Container Shipping Costs Escalate Due to Security in Red Sea
4 Jan 2024

Red Sea Under Attack: Containership Witnesses Explosions

Ambrey, a maritime security company in the UK revealed container ship flying the Malta flag observed 3 explosions in the direction of its port quarter

Red Sea Under Attack: Containership Witnesses Explosions
4 Jan 2024

Ship with Li-Ion Batteries Moored Near Dutch Harbor Post-Fire

According to the U.S Coast Guard, the M/V Genius Star XI carrying lithium-ion batteries has been anchored close to Dutch Harbor, AK & poses no immediate threat

Ship with Li-Ion Batteries Moored Near Dutch Harbor Post-Fire
3 Jan 2024

Fatalities Following Collision of Japan Coast Guard & Passenger Planes

Tuesday's event at Haneda airport resulted in the loss of 5 Coast Guard crew , while all 379 occupants of the JAL plane miraculously survived.

Fatalities Following Collision of Japan Coast Guard & Passenger Planes
31 Dec 2023

Wheat Futures Rose After Mine Incident in Ukraine

Wheat futures rose due to incident in Black Sea where a vessel preparing to load grain from Ukraine struck a mine, increasing fears of turbulence

Wheat Futures Rose After Mine Incident in Ukraine
30 Dec 2023

Ship Owners Still Skeptical as Pentagon Affirms Red Sea Safety

Shipping companies are being reassured by the US that their multinational taskforce is making voyages through the Suez Canal and Red Sea safer.

Ship Owners Still Skeptical as Pentagon Affirms Red Sea Safety
29 Dec 2023

Indian Navy Dispatch Warships in Response to Drone Attack

Guided-missile destroyers will be strategically positioned by the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea following an incident involving a drone strike.

Indian Navy Dispatch Warships in Response to Drone Attack
29 Dec 2023

Red Sea Route Changes: Higher Costs, More Delays

Major suppliers for global retailers such as IKEA & Amazon are adjusting shipping routes, marking the most significant disruption since COVID

Red Sea Route Changes: Higher Costs, More Delays
23 Dec 2023

Greek Shipping Advised to Avoid Red Sea Following Attacks

Commercial vessels currently voyaging the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden have been advised by Greece to avoid Yemeni waters following attacks.

Greek Shipping Advised to Avoid Red Sea Following Attacks
20 Dec 2023

Corrosion Led to Failure in Heavy-Lift Crane Operation

NTSB report revealed that corrosion and wear led to the snapping of a wire rope during the lifting of a wind turbine part on the Thorco Basilisk.

Corrosion Led to Failure in Heavy-Lift Crane Operation
20 Dec 2023

London Insurers Extend Red Sea High-Risk Zone in Response to Threat

London's marine insurance market expanded its designation of high-risk areas in the Red Sea following an increase in attacks on commercial ships.

London Insurers Extend Red Sea High-Risk Zone in Response to Threat