Yachtsman rescued by tanker 500 miles off shore

(May 28 2020)

A lone sailor has been rescued by the Seaways Reymar after his yacht became damaged more than 500 miles off the coast of Cornwall.



Crude tanker in distress off Wild Coast

(May 28 2020)

South African maritime authorities were coordinating an emergency response to a large crude carrier off Port St Johns on the Eastern Cape coast.



Pirates attack British-flagged oil tanker with gunfire

(May 21 2020)

Gunfire was exchanged when pirates attacked a UK-flagged oil tanker on Sunday near Yemen.



Kidnapping - 178nm SSE Lagos

(May 07 2020)

The MT VEMAHOPE was attacked by a single speedboat with an unknown number of armed individuals on board.



Arab coalition releases Houthi tanker after 42 days

(Apr 30 2020)

A Houthi tanker carrying 12,000 of tons of diesel fuel was released by the Saudi-led Arab coalition after 42 days.



ABS launches guidance aimed at sanitizing marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19

(Apr 30 2020)

ABS has launched comprehensive guidance on sanitizing and decontaminating marine and offshore assets exposed to COVID-19.



New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa

(Apr 02 2020)

Industry organisations, supported by government and military organisations, have worked together to produce a new publication that will help mariners detect, deter and delay external threats to their safety.



Tankers not loading in Italy for fears of quarantine

(Mar 19 2020)

Some tanker operators in the "West of Suez" market are declining to load cargoes in Italy, due to risks that they might be asked to "quarantine" when they discharge elsewhere, according to a Platts report.



Posidonia postponed to October

(Mar 17 2020)

The Posidonia event in Athens has been postponed to October 26-30.



International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issues new Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

(Mar 12 2020)

Document produced in collaboration with international bodies; WHO, IMO, ECDC and IMHA.



Saudis "thwart terrorist attack"

(Mar 10 2020)

An imminent terrorist attack that was aiming to target an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea 90 nautical miles Southeast of Yemeni Nishtun port was thwarted and foiled, according to the Saudi Press Agency.



Tanker on fire in Persian Gulf

(Jan 30 2020)

UK Maritime Trade Operations reports that a vessel is on fire in the Persian Gulf.



Shipping needs to prepare for coronavirus restrictions warns Hill Dickinson

(Jan 30 2020)

The shipping industry needs to be prepared for potential restrictions in order to prevent the further spread of the ‘Wuhan’ coronavirus, advises a leading maritime law firm.



Pirates release captured crew-members of Greek tanker 'Happy Lady

(Jan 23 2020)

The eight crew-members of the Greek-flagged tanker "Happy Lady", among them five Greek nationals, that had been taken by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon were released on Wednesday.



Union Maritme - 19 of 20 crew hostages released

(Jan 20 2020)

Union Maritime reports that following the attack on its vessel (oil tanker MT DUKE) and abduction of 20 crew members on December 15, 19 of the crew members taken hostage were released by the criminal gang holding them.




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