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Maersk: New Cargo Guidelines After Containership Fire

Sep 26, 2018

Maersk has implemented new guidelines on dangerous goods stowage that aim to improve safety practices across its fleet in the wake of the fire aboard containership Maersk Honam that killed five crewmembers earlier this year.Following the deadly fire…

PDVSA to Divert Tankers to Nearby Port after Collision

Aug 31, 2018

Venezuela's state-run PDVSA is organizing a contingency plan to address its latest oil-export problem following a minor accident last week at the country's main crude terminal, two sources from the firm told Reuters on Friday.A tanker collision…

Campbell Johnston Clark Bolsters Admiralty and Casualty Team

Aug 01, 2018

Specialized international shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has announced new senior appointments to the Admiralty and Casualty teams in its London and Singapore offices.Paul Apostolis is joining CJC’s Singapore office from HFW…

Russia: 3 Killed in Volzhsky Shipyard Explosion

Jul 23, 2018

A gas explosion has taken place at the Volzhsky Ship Repair Yard in Russia’s Volgograd Region,  Tass reported quoting a source in the regional head office of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.The report said quoting unnamed sources said at least…

Consortium Appointed to Refloat ‘MV Priscilla’

Jul 22, 2018

A consortium of salvage companies have been appointed by the owners of the MV Priscilla, a cargo ship that ran aground off Caithness.The consortium, Multraship/Ardent/Wagenborg, have begun deploying equipment to the site on the Pentland Skerries…

Eight Migrants Found Dead in a Shipping Container

Jul 16, 2018

Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said.Another 90 migrants recovered from the container were in critical…

Chinese Rescue Diver to Receive IMO Bravery Award

Jul 09, 2018

A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea.A Panel of Judges decided that the rescue merited the highest award…

Migrants Rescued by Boxship Land in Sicily

Jun 26, 2018

More than 100 rescued migrants from private cargo ship Alexander Maersk, picked up off the coast of southern Italy on Friday, arrived in the southern port of Pozzallo in Sicily on Tuesday. The new Italian government has closed its ports to ships operated by charities in the Mediterranean…

ETP Reopens one of two Philadelphia Area Product Pipelines

Jun 25, 2018

Energy Transfer Partners LP reopened the smaller of two Philadelphia area pipelines that help carry refined products from the region's refineries to the New York Harbor and Western Pennsylvania but the larger of the two remained shut, the company said in a customer notice seen by Reuters…

BNSF: Crude Rail Service Could Resume Tuesday

Jun 25, 2018

BNSF Railway Co on Monday said it could resume service Tuesday on a stretch of northwestern Iowa track damaged when a train left the track and crude oil spilled from derailed cars. The crude oil train derailed near Doon, Iowa, on Friday…

ICS Worried About EU Policy for Migrants Rescued at Sea

Jun 25, 2018

The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.  In the interest of protecting safety of life at sea…

Australia's Port Kembla Reopens after Bulker Fire

Jun 18, 2018

A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia's Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.The port was shut soon after the blaze began before dawn on the MV Iron Chieftain as it unloaded dolomite…

Bulk Carrier Crew Rescues Six Fishermen

Jun 13, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, the captain and crew of the Wallem-managed vessel the bulk carrier KSL Seoul rescued six fishermen after their boat was involved in an accident and subsequently capsized.The KSL Seoul was passing through the Mindoro Strait…

Several Injured in Grain Silo Blast on the Rhine

Jun 06, 2018

An explosion at a grain storage facility in the eastern French city of Strasbourg seriously injured three people on Wednesday morning, emergency services said.It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, which set ablaze the silo located on the banks of the river Rhine…

Cargo Ship Loses 83 Containers off Australia

Jun 04, 2018

A cargo ship lost 83 containers over-board during heavy seas off Australia and items including nappies and sanitary pads are washing up on beaches while there are fears the ill-fated containers will pose a hazard for shipping and whales.The YM Efficiency…

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