Saleh to Norland: Oil fields will be opened

(May 12 2022)

The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, told US ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, that the oil fields and ports will be opened after the establishment of a mechanism for distributing its revenues f...



Activists chained to port lock to prevent Russian oil tanker from entering Antwerp harbour

(Apr 14 2022)

Activists prevented a tanker allegedly carrying Russian oil from docking in the Antwerp port by blocking its entrance.



Oil supertanker from Russian port docks in Southampton

(Mar 17 2022)

A supertanker that sailed from Kazakhstan has docked at a port in Southampton with a cargo of crude oil for ExxonMobil.



Ireland accepts Russian oil from tanker berthed at Dublin Port

(Mar 17 2022)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said the tanker with Russian oil on board would not be turned away.



Singapore-flagged tanker stranded at Ukraine port since Russian military invasion

(Mar 10 2022)

A Singapore-flagged oil tanker with 22 crew members on board has been stranded at the Ukrainian port of Nikolaev since arriving at the terminal on Feb 24, just as Russian troops invaded the country.



Oil tanker runs aground near Kavaratti port India

(Feb 24 2022)

On its first voyage, the 700 MT oil tanker vessel M V Thilaakkam ran aground near the Kavaratti port, halting shipping services between the islands of Lakshadweep group.



Grounded Tresta Star breaking up on Reunion Island

(Feb 24 2022)

The Mauritian-flagged tanker that ran aground earlier this month on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is in the process of breaking up. A breach on the port side of the MT Tresta Star, exposed to the heavy swell caused by the recent passage of tr...



Oil tanker listing in Port of Kaohsiung Taiwan after collision with breakwater

(Feb 07 2022)

A 42,000 ton oil tanker began to take on water after colliding with a breakwater at the Port of Kaohsiung and damaging its hull.



FPSO TRINITY SPIRIT sinks after explosion at Delta State, Nigeria

(Feb 03 2022)

A Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel TRINITY SPIRIT with a capacity to process up to 22,000 barrels of oil per day, inject up to 40,000 barrels of water per day and store 2 million barrels of oil, has exploded and sunk at the U...



Ghana withdraws Directive imposing fines on ships with unvaccinated personnel

(Jan 20 2022)

The Directive announcing that fines will be levied on vessels arriving in Ghanaian ports with crew or passengers not vaccinated against COVID-19 has now been withdrawn.



Tanker grounding at Tromso Port Norway

(Jan 20 2022)

Product tanker POLAR VIKING ran aground onto Lunheim embankment, Tromso Port basin, shortly after unmooring.



MAIB issues report on grounding / flooding of chemical tanker Key Bora, Skye, Mar 2020

(Dec 16 2021)

Report on the investigation of the grounding and flooding of the chemical tanker Key Bora in the approaches to Kyleakin pier, Isle of Skye.



Inquiry launched in Greece into suspect oil tanker that skipped off

(Dec 16 2021)

A prosecutor in Rhodes has opened an investigation into a freighter detained by local port authorities for smuggling fuel which managed to flee under the nose of the authorities, state-run broadcaster ERT reported.



Thai-registered tanker detained for illegal anchoring in Johor waters

(Nov 11 2021)

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has detained a Thailand-registered tanker for anchoring illegally in eastern Johor waters.



Norwegian tanker holed in Brunsbuettel

(Nov 11 2021)

Ship’s hull was holed some 3 meters above waterline in portside cofferdam area, so tanker had to berth in Brunsbuettel harbor in Kiel Canal, for repairs.




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SIRE 2.0 - OCIMF and Columbia Ship Management perspective; seafarer mental health; EU ETS costs; 33 years after Exxon Valdez; resolving BWTS problems