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Shipping Containers Ablaze at Turkey's Iskenderun Port, Operations Halted

Feb 07, 2023

Hundreds of shipping containers were ablaze at Turkey's Iskenderun Port on Tuesday, shutting down operations and forcing freight liners to divert vessels to other ports.Turkey's maritime authority said on Monday that the port, located on the Mediterranean coast in the southern province of Hatay, was damaged due to the earthquake that struck Turkey and neighbouring Syria.Drone footage showed fierce flames blackening hundreds of containers on the dock…

Worker Dies Aboard Vessel at Aberdeen's South Harbor

Jul 24, 2023

A worker has died as a result of injuries suffered on board a vessel docked at Aberdeen's south harbor.The Port of Aberdeen and local authorities said the worker died on scene following an onboard incident at Dunnottar Quay on Saturday.'Around 3:40 p…

Fire Hits Oil Terminal, Tanker in Venezuela

Sep 19, 2022

A fire erupted on Saturday at an oil terminal in Venezuela when a hose used for supplying gasoline to a tanker broke lose, the country's oil minister Tareck El Aissami said.The fire, which occurred early on Saturday at one of Guaraguao terminal's berths…

Cuba Tames Mega Port Fire

Aug 10, 2022

Massive clouds of steam rose from Cuba's largest fuel depot in Matanzas on Wednesday as firefighters, helicopters and boats poured water and foam on the smoldering remains of the largest fire in the island's history.Black charcoal covered with white ash remained red hot after the flames died down…

Jordan Dismisses Port Officials Following Chlorine Gas Leak

Jul 05, 2022

Jordan on Sunday dismissed senior officials at the country's main Red Sea port of Aqaba port after finding gross negligence was behind the deaths of thirteen people following a chlorine gas leak at a major berth.The deaths and injury of over…

Chlorine Gas Leak Kills 12, Injures 251 at Jordan Port

Jun 27, 2022

At least 12 people died and 251 were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan's Aqaba port, officials and state media reported on Monday.The leak came after a tank filled with 25 tonnes of chlorine gas being exported to Djibouti fell while being transported…

Bangladesh Police Investigating Deadly Container Depot Fire

Jun 08, 2022

Police in Bangladesh on Wednesday opened an investigation into eight officials from a shipping container depot after a blaze killed at least 44 people, including 10 firefighters, and injured around 200 others, officials said.Firefighters put out the blaze at the depot in Sitakunda…

Two Days After Deadly Blasts, Bangladesh Container Depot Still Burns

Jun 06, 2022

Firefighters battled for a third day on Monday to control a huge fire that killed dozens when it triggered explosions at a Bangladesh container depot, as officials warned of the risk of further blasts if the flames spread to chemicals stored nearby…

13 Dead after Tourist Boat Capsizes in Vietnam

Feb 26, 2022

At least 13 tourists were found dead and four remained missing after a boat capsized off Vietnam's central coast of Hoi An on Saturday, a city official said.'We are searching for the missing,' Nguyen Sinh, party chief of Cua Dai Ward in Hoi An City told Reuters…

Houthis Seize 'Hostile' Vessel off Yemen; Saudis Claim Ship Carried Med Equipment

Jan 03, 2022

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls most of northern Yemen hijacked a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo vessel engaged in 'hostile acts' but which the Saudis said was carrying hospital equipment.The ship was heading to the Saudi port of Jizan…

Lack of Signalman Led to Bulker Crane’s Contact with Grain Facility - NTSB

Oct 13, 2021

The absence of a dedicated signalman likely led to a bulk carrier’s crane striking a grain facility in Convent, La., in 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found.The contact occurred on November 11, while the bulk vessel GH…

Severe Winds Cause Ship Breakaway, Damage at Port in New Orleans -NTSB

Sep 20, 2021

Severe, unforecasted winds caused a containership to breakaway from a pier and damaged equipment at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal in New Orleans on Aug. 2, 2020, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.As longshoremen…

Beirut Marks Year Since Port Blast with Demands for Justice

Aug 04, 2021

Thousands of Lebanese gathered near the port of Beirut on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of a catastrophic explosion that devastated the city, demanding justice for the victims.One year since the disaster, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely at the port for years…

New Compensation Offer Made Over Suez Canal Blockage

Jun 21, 2021

The owners of a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, and a court ruling on the case was postponed for two weeks on Sunday to allow more time for negotiations…

Ever Given Insurer Says Egypt's Reduced Claim is Still Too High

May 10, 2021

UK Club, an insurer of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, said on Monday a reduced compensation claim made by the Egyptian authorities for almost $600 million to free the vessel and cover related losses was still 'exceptionally large'…

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