Oil tanker stormed by SBS was denied port access by France and Spain

(Nov 05 2020)

An oil tanker that was stormed by special forces off the Isle of Wight after a suspected hijack attempt had been denied port access by France and Spain to disembark seven stowaways in the days leading up to the incident.



Sandy Hook pilot dies after fall while boarding oil tanker

(Oct 08 2020)

Sandy Hook pilot fell while boarding Eagle Turin at the entrance to New York Harbor.



Hafnia and NW innovation works announce new partnership

(Sep 17 2020)

Northwest innovation works announces Hafnia’s investment in methanol export plant at the Port of Kalama in Washington, USA.



Huge tanker crashed into MoD vessel at Falmouth Docks

(Sep 03 2020)

A large tanker collided with a Ministry of Defence vessel at Falmouth Docks. A&P Falmouth, the company that owns the dockyard, said minimal damage was caused during the incident.



Chemical tanker PortNews launched in Astrakhan

(Aug 27 2020)

Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association launched the lead chemical tanker of Project 00216M on 26 August 2020.



Second tanker delivers American oil for Belarus to Klaipeda port

(Aug 13 2020)

The second tanker ship carrying American oil for Belarus has arrived in the port of Klaipeda, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Tishchenko, Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, on 9 August.



MMEA Johor detains two Malabo-flagged tankers for lack of proper documentation

(Aug 13 2020)

The Johor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Saturday (8 August) stated it has detained two tankers for not having proper documentation at Kota Tinggi, the east coast of Johor.



Shandong VLCC berth delay adds to China port congestion

(Aug 06 2020)

The opening of a new oil tanker berth at China's Dongjiakou port has been delayed, potentially exacerbating port congestion.



Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre for 7th consecutive year

(Jul 16 2020)

The Baltic Exchange, in collaboration with Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, has published the 2020 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index.



Marshall Islands Registry scores top rankings by all three major port State control regimes

(Jul 09 2020)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is ranked 6th on the white list of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Current Flag Performance List 2019.



The Bahamas is the highest placed non-European ship Registry on the Paris MoU White list

(Jul 09 2020)

Highlighting The Bahamas’ reputation as a premier register, the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is delighted to once again be ranked the top non-European ship register and in the top three of all registries in the recently released Paris MoU White L...



PFG prevents NOC tanker from loading crude oil at Es Sider oil port

(Jul 09 2020)

On 8 July 2020, NOC attempted a technical process to load the very large crude oil tanker Delta Ocean at Es Sider oil port. Regrettably, the Petroleum Facilities Guard did not allow the tanker to enter the port.



ICS and OCIMF publish updated edition of ISGOTT

(Jun 25 2020)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), in conjunction with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) have published an updated edition of the International Safety Guide fo...



Shipping incidents on South Africa’s oceans keep SAMSA on its toes

(Jun 04 2020)

The stricken crude oil tanker, Yua Hua Hu, was expected to finally reach the port of Durban sometime on Tuesday, in the tow of a tug, after more than seven days of reporting problems while sailing through South Africa’s Wild Coast on the Indian Ocean...



Safety Warranty prevails

(Apr 02 2020)

US Supreme Court rules that owners can rely on absolute warranty in frequently used safe berth clauses.




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