Officers and crew abducted from Davide B in Gulf of Guinea released and safe

(Apr 22 2021)

De Poli Shipmanagement are delighted to report that all fifteen of its officers and crew abducted from its vessel Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea on March 11 have been released and are now safe.



Pacific island nation not taking chances after body with Covid washes ashore

(Apr 22 2021)

A Pacific island country has banned outward travel from its main island for three days after a body washed ashore that later tested positive for Covid-19, Radio New Zealand has reported.



New guidance on maritime security from The International Chamber of Shipping

(Apr 15 2021)

As recent news reports highlight, the shipping industry continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. Ship operators need to stay alert to security risks and recognise that threats are continually evolving and demand constant vi...



Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in waters off Philippines

(Apr 15 2021)

An oil tanker and a cargo ship collided in waters off Cavite City, southwest of the Philippine capital of Manila, but no one was injured, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.



Oil tanker stops unexpectedly off Nova Scotia, Canada, 8 crew members sick with COVID-19

(Apr 15 2021)

An oil tanker that's been anchored unexpectedly off Port Hawkesbury since Sunday, changed course to Cape Breton over concerns of possible COVID-19-related sickness on board the vessel.



Enclosed space fatalities continue - Standard Club

(Apr 09 2021)

Maritime insurer The Standard Club says that enclosed space fatalities are continuing to occur on ships, although much more on dry cargo vessels than tankers. A webinar on October 12 reviewed how the issue is evolving.



EOS Risk – piracy strategies for Gulf of Guinea

(Apr 09 2021)

The piracy risk in the Gulf of Guinea (West Africa) is getting more complex, with pirates moving outside Nigerian waters – but shipping companies are not allowed to deploy privately contracted armed guards. David Johnson of EOS Risk updated us.



MMEA: Turkish crewman dies, three shipmates critical, ammonia on board tanker

(Apr 09 2021)

A Turkish crewman on a tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) died, and three others are reported in critical condition after they were believed to have inhaled ammonia in international waters off West Port Klang on Tuesday (April 6).



Iran likely to release seized S. Korean tanker and captain this week

(Apr 09 2021)

Iran is likely to release a seized South Korean oil tanker and its captain this week, a diplomatic source said Friday, following "considerable progress" in the negotiations to end nearly three months of the seizure.



Bulker and tanker damaged in Manila Bay collision

(Apr 09 2021)

A tanker and a bulk carrier collided in Manila Bay, Philippines causing significant damage to both vessels.



Malaysia: MMEA detains five more oil tankers in special ops

(Apr 01 2021)

The Johor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it has detained five vessels on day six of ‘Ops Jangka Haram’, a special operation to crack down on foreign vessels anchored illegally in eastern Johor waters.



Barbados Coast Guard responds to medical evacuation at sea

(Mar 18 2021)

The Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) conducted a medical-evacuation of a 41-year-old male onboard an oil tanker, the EAGLE SAN JUAN.



Chemical tanker kidnapping - 213nm South Cotonou

(Mar 17 2021)

Reporting indicates that Maltese flagged MT DAVIDE B has been boarded by 9 armed individuals 213nm South Cotonou, 15 of the 21 crew members (consisting of Ukrainian, Romanian and Philippine nationals) have been kidnapped.



Gulf of Guinea Bridge cards

(Feb 18 2021)

There is an ever increasing threat faced by those operating in the Gulf of Guinea.



Video: LPG tanker catches fire and explodes

(Feb 18 2021)

LPG tanker GRACE V under repairs at Samarinda PT Barokah Perkasa shipyard, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, reportedly caught fire and exploded on February 11.




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