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Cargo Ship Celtica Hav Diverted To Aberdeen after Fire

Jun 26, 2015

Fire erupted in cargo holds of general cargo vessel Celtica Hav on June 25 shortly after she left Aberdeen UK, bound for Hamburg.  Vessel, which was bound for Hamburg, Germany, turned back and sailed to Aberdeen, with firefighting teams already awaiting her in port…

Indian Navy, Coast Guard Save 14 From Sinking Vessel

Jun 25, 2015

In a swift response to an SOS from a distressed offshore coastal vessel, the Indian Navy and Indian coast guard rescued 14 people from the crew of the Indian flag cement carrier ship, MV Coastal Pride, that sunk 75 nautical miles off the coast of Daman…

Malaysia Tracks Down Hijackers

Jun 23, 2015

The eight Indonesian nationals arrested by Vietnamese authorities and suspected of hijacking the Malaysia-flagged tanker Orkim Harmony confessed to the crime, says a report in The Straits Times. Thirteen individuals were involved in the hijacking of the MT Orkim Harmony…

CARAT Exercise Series Kick-off in Philippines

Jun 22, 2015

Members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps along with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts kicked off the 2015 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series during an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa…

Crashed Cruise Ship Refloated; St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens

Jun 22, 2015

The cruise ship MS Saint Laurent has been re-floated, all passengers are safely off and the lock has been re-opened, following the collision on last Thursday. 'Today (Saturday afternoon), the passenger cruise ship Saint Laurent was safely…

MT Orkim Harmony Arrive Safely in Kuantan port

Jun 20, 2015

Oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony arrived safely at the Kuantan Port in Tanjung Gelang about 7am today (Saturday, June 20), nine days after it was hijacked by a group of pirates off Tanjung Sedili, Johor.  The vessel, which was carrying about 6…

Pirates Attacks Three Ships in SOMS within Three Hours

Jun 18, 2015

Three commercial ships were boarded by pirates within just three hours of each other in Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) has reported. The vessels have been identified as the Brazilian-flagged bulk carrier MV Densa Shark…

Malaysian Tanker Missing

Jun 15, 2015

The Malaysian-registered vessel MT Orkim Harmony carrying 6,000 metric tonnes of RON95 petrol went missing in the South China Sea near Johor on Thursday (June 11). The tanker was sailing from Malacca to Kuantan Port.   Prime Minister Datuk…

ReCAAP: Asian Piracy Up in May

Jun 11, 2015

Singapore-headquartered anti-piracy watchdog ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) posted a 19% increase in the number of reported incidents to 20 cases in May 2015 as compared with April 2015.  Among 20 incidents were reported in Asia…

ReCAAP: 80 Piracy Incidents This Year till May

Jun 11, 2015

From January 2015 till May 2015, a total of 80 incidents had been reported, comprising 75 actual incidents and five attempted incidents, says Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC). This accounts for an increase of 19% in the number of incidents compared to the same period in 2014…

Vessel Hijacked off Malaysia

Jun 06, 2015

The crew of the product tanker Orkim Victory was taken hostage after their vessel was hijacked by pirates eight nautical miles off the coast of Pu Aur, Malaysia, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s Piracy Reporting Centre…

Yangtze Ship Disaster: Nearly 400 Confirmed Dead

Jun 06, 2015

Nearly 400 bodies are recovered from a Chinese ship that capsized on the Yangtze River. Only 14 survivors, one of them the captain, were found after the ship carrying 456 people sank on Monday night. Disaster teams found hundreds more bodies…

Japan to Help Philippines in Maritime

Jun 05, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Benigno Aquino agreed on Thursday to start negotiations on an accord for the transfer of defense equipment and technology, as the two nations bolster security ties amid heightened concerns over Beijing’s increasing assertiveness at sea…

Chinese Hope for 'Miracle' to Find Ship Survivors

Jun 03, 2015

Relatives of more than 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River were hoping for a 'miracle', as authorities said they were racing against time to find any survivors.  Divers pulled three people alive from…

US, Vietnam to Bolster Maritime Security

Jun 03, 2015

The United States and Vietnam are committed to deepening their defense relationship, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi during a news conference with Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh. The US will…

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