An oil tanker is on fire in the Black Sea

(Mar 10 2022)

Nearly two weeks after apparent Russian military strike Moldovan oil tanker "Millennial Spirit" is still smoking in the Black Sea after it was hit by an apparent Russian military strike.



Three injured, one missing after oil tanker explosion and fire in Thailand

(Mar 10 2022)

Three crew members of an oil tanker were injured and one is missing after the vessel caught fire following an on-board explosion at the pier of IRPC, a petroleum and petrochemical company, located in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prak...



Rudderless bulk carrier drifting in North Sea after collision with tanker on Jan 31

(Feb 03 2022)

A rudderless cargo ship is drifting around the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea following a collision with an oil and chemicals tanker in heavy seas.



Tanker struck local cargo ship in Indonesia - 4 missing

(Nov 04 2021)

Chemical tanker NEW GLOBAL collided with coastal wooden cargo ship south of Aru Islands, Dobo, Maluku Province, Indonesia.



Sailor commits double murder on tanker off Buenos Aires

(Oct 29 2021)

A double murder took place in the River Plate aboard a tanker with an Argentine crew and flying the Maltese flag of convenience, it was revealed last weekend.



Advice about drug smuggling on ships

(Sep 21 2021)

There have been a number of cases of drug smugglers concealing drugs on merchant vessels, leading to difficulties to seafarers. Security consultancy Dryad Global shares their advice.



VLCC tanker Chief Officer and Bosun killed by wave in Drake Passage

(Sep 16 2021)

It is with deep sadness and regret that Northern Marine Management, as Managers of the 298,991 dwt Belgian flagged, crude oil tanker ‘Arafura’, report the tragic deaths of the Chief Officer and Bosun, both Indian nationals, as the vessel rounded Cape...



Maldives National Defense Force report two vessels run aground due to bad weather

(Sep 16 2021)

A tug boat and an oil tanker ran aground on Wednesday due to bad weather. MNDF said both vessels ran aground when their anchor lines snapped.



3 seafarers die from poisoning offshore Spain on chemical tanker Global Lake

(Sep 02 2021)

Sailing off the coast of Spain on the ship Global Lake, 3 sailors, including the captain of the ship, died from poisoning.



BBC story about incident in July 2020

(Sep 02 2021)

In July 2020, the oil tanker Gulf Sky vanished from waters off the UAE. Days later it turned up in Iran where it's now suspected to be working as a "ghost ship". For the first time, eight former crew have spoken to the BBC about the ship's disappeara...



Cayman Coast Guard helps rescue two Jamaicans lost at sea

(Aug 12 2021)

Two Jamaican men reported missing at sea since 29 July were rescued by a passing cargo vessel and assisted by Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers.



M/T ASPHALT PRINCESS - Analysis & Recommendations

(Aug 10 2021)

Reporting indicates that the Panama-flagged MV ASPHALT PRINCESS was boarded by armed personnel and seized whilst underway approximately 62nm East-Southeast of Fujairah.



Crew reveal moment 'Gulf Sky' tanker boarded by Iranian gunmen last summer

(Aug 02 2021)

Hijacked crew on a shipping tanker anchored off the UAE coast told how gunmen boarded their ship in the dead of night.



Navy arrests 97 stowaways onboard ships in Lagos

(Jul 09 2021)

In the last year the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has arrested 97 suspected stowaways onboard different foreign merchant ships that are in the country to discharge cargo.



Hiring ship armed guards – beware race to bottom

(May 27 2021)

Cost pressures on tanker operators, and increased operating costs of running security companies, has led to shipping companies hiring security companies which cut corners, warns security consultancy Dryad Global.




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