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Iskenderun Port Resumes Operations After Large Fire Extinguished

Feb 10, 2023

A fire at Turkey's Iskenderun port has been extinguished and maritime operations have resumed in the region, Turkey's maritime authority said on Friday, four days after the blaze broke out after following earthquakes that struck the country…

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…

UK Freeports Risk Harboring International Crime

Feb 03, 2023

A significant element of the U.K. government’s levelling up plan to create thousands of jobs, regenerate more deprived areas and attract overseas investors is the introduction of freeports. These special low-tax trading zones allow all kinds of businesses to trade…

US Coast Guard Says Freeport LNG Hazard Study Addresses Its Requirements

Jan 25, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard determined that a Hazard and Operability study for the Freeport LNG plant in Texas addresses its requirements, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday, bringing the fire-idled facility one step closer to a restart…

Security at Brazilian Port Reinforced on Invasion Threat

Jan 11, 2023

Brazilian oil workers union FUP said on Wednesday that intelligence staff at state-run Petrobras are aware of a potential plan to invade its Transpetro terminal located in the Maceio port in northeast Brazil.The threat comes as Brazil braces…

Robbers Pull Off Multimillion-dollar Copper Heist in Chilean Port

Jan 11, 2023

Chilean authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating a violent heist in Chile's main seaport where thieves stole several shipping containers filled with copper belonging to state-owned giant Codelco.Juan Carlos Catalan, the local prosecutor…

Ecuador Insecurity, Drug Crime Hitting Shipping

Jan 01, 2023

Insecurity in Ecuador is hurting the Andean country's exports of products like bananas and shrimp, an exporters association said, amid assaults on shipping containers and contamination of shipments with drugs.At least 63 people linked to exports of bananas…

Houthis Attack al-Dhabba Oil Terminal in Yemen

Nov 21, 2022

Yemen's Houthis attacked al-Dhabba oil terminal in Hadhramaut province on Monday, the group and Yemen's internationally recognized government said.The Iran-aligned Houthis fired a projectile from a drone that landed at the entrance of the terminal…

Egypt Seizes 18 Million Narcotic Tabs in Alexandria Port

Nov 21, 2022

Egyptian authorities seized more than 18 million narcotic tabs hidden in three containers in the Mediterranean seaport of Alexandria, the interior ministry said on Monday.The 34-tonne cargo was on board a ship that docked at the northern port in transit before departing to an unspecified country…

Survitec Names New CEO

Oct 17, 2022

UK-based survival technology solutions provider Survitec has appointed Robert Steen Kledal as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).'As CEO, Robert will be responsible for setting Survitec’s strategic direction. He will lead the Survitec Executive team and sit on the Survitec Board…

Cyber Attacks On the Rise at US Ports and Terminals

Oct 05, 2022

Cyber attack attempts are becoming more common at U.S. ports and terminals, according to findings published this week by law firm Jones Walker LLP.The firm publicly released the findings of its 2022 Ports and Terminals Cybersecurity Survey, examining cybersecurity preparedness in U…

Energy Firms Face Another Storm in US Gulf

Sep 13, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday began evacuating staff from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, and other energy companies began preparing for hurricane-force winds from a second Gulf Coast storm in as many weeks.Tropical Storm Nicholas was about 105 miles (115 km) south of Port O'Connor…

VIDEO: Ship Explosion Rocks Dubai's Jebel Ali Port. Fire Under Control

Jul 07, 2021

A fire caused by an explosion on a ship at Dubai's Jebel Ali Port, the Middle East's largest transshipment hub, has been brought under control, the government's Dubai Media Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.The explosion was a 'normal accident' in a container holding flammable material…

Stranded at Sea, Coronavirus Takes a Toll on Seafarers' Mental Health

Mar 28, 2021

When Ritesh Mehra, 43, enlisted for a four-month stint as captain on a liquid gas tanker last July, he never expected to be stranded at sea until spring.“Twice it has happened that the ports are not allowing crew change,” Mehra told Reuters via Zoom from the bridge of the 80…

New Pandemic Response Guidance for Maritime SAR Organizations

Mar 05, 2021

New manual provides vital recommendations for operational planning and response in health emergenciesThe International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has launched comprehensive guidance for anyone working in search and rescue…

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