Diamond S Shipping Inc. provides an update on an incident involving one of its vessels

(Jan 14 2021)

Diamond S Shipping Inc. (“Diamond S” or the “Company”) announced that the four crew members who had been kidnapped from one of its product tanker vessels, the Agisilaos, on November 29, 2020 were released on January 6, 2021.



Isle of Wight oil tanker 'hijacking' case dropped against seven men

(Jan 14 2021)

Seven men will face no action over a suspected hijacking of an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight.



Iran commissions its massive oil tanker turned sea base into service

(Jan 14 2021)

Iran’s Navy has formally commissioned the Markran, a former oil tanker it says has been transformed into a “forward base ship.”



Oil tanker refloated after sticking on Lough Foyle sandbank in Ireland

(Jan 07 2021)

The Thun Liffey, a DUTCH-registered oil tanker, has been re-floated after running aground in Lough Foyle.



Burmese oil tanker crewman airlifted to Taiwan after being stabbed at sea, but dies in transit

(Jan 07 2021)

A Myanmar national died after being airlifted to Taiwan for emergency treatment following a stabbing incident aboard an oil tanker north of Pengjia Islet on January 1.



Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

(Jan 07 2021)

Iraq's military said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.



Dramatic scenes as RNLI rescue two men from sinking trawler in Galway

(Dec 17 2020)

Two trawler men had a narrow escape when their sinking fishing boat was saved from going under by the quick thinking actions of Clifden’s RNLI crews.



Oil tanker 'attacked by bomb-laden boat' in Jeddah

(Dec 17 2020)

Saudi Arabia says an oil tanker was attacked overnight by an explosive-laden boat while it was anchored at Jeddah's port.



Two people rescued from water in Torres Strait by passing tanker

(Dec 10 2020)

A Marshall Islands-flagged tanker transiting the Torres Strait on the 3rd December 2020 has helped rescue two people from the water after their boat sank.



Greek tanker attacked and boarded again in less than 24 hours 125 SWS of Bonny Nigeria

(Dec 10 2020)

It looks like tanker NEW RANGER was attacked and boarded again, on December 6th 2020, some 125 SWS of Bonny Nigeria.



Piracy attacks on oil facilities and vessels: An issue the U.S. could soon face

(Dec 03 2020)

Piracy, one of the world’s oldest professions, seems to be thriving.



Oil tanker hit by blast at Saudi terminal, Saudi Arabia confirms

(Dec 03 2020)

An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, in an attack confirmed by Saudi Arabia.



Tanker contacted embankment in Hamburg, seriously damaged

(Dec 03 2020)

Product tanker NORTHSEA RATIONAL sustained serious damages to the starboard bow on the morning of November 25, 2020, while manoeuvring to berth. The cause of the accident is yet unknown.



VLCC tanker caught in storm ordered to remain adrift

(Dec 03 2020)

A VLCC crude oil tanker cruising in the North Sea, caught in a passing storm while drifting, has been waiting for orders (understood in ballast) since the middle of November.



Greek tanker attacked in the Gulf of Guinea losing four crew

(Dec 03 2020)

Pirates kidnapped 4 crew from Product tanker AGISILAOS, including Filipino, Romanian and Russian nationalities, and fled.




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