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.



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.



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.



Tanker abandoned, adrift in South China sea

(Nov 26 2020)

Tanker HYUN JIN, en route to Singapore, is reported to be abandoned. It was drifting in the South China sea in the vicinity of 19 00N 115 00E on the afternoon of November 24, 2020.



Approach - 198nm South Cotonou

(Nov 19 2020)

Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged Chemical tanker VALLEY OAK was approached deep offshore Benin.



Hijack - 40nm South Lomé

(Nov 19 2020)

MDAT GoG has received an update regarding the last position of the boarded MT. Local authorities continue to negotiate the release of vessel and crew.



Suspicious Approach - 59nm South Lome

(Nov 19 2020)

Reporting indicates that the SKS DONGGANG was approached by a skiff with an unknown number of persons aboard.



Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use available to order

(Nov 12 2020)

ICS is pleased to announce publication of the second edition of the Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, produced by BIMCO, ICS and Witherby Publishing Group.



Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek vessel; 5 missing

(Nov 12 2020)

A Turkish fishing boat capsized after colliding with a Greek-flagged vessel off Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.



Incident Ongoing - 94nm SW Brass

(Nov 05 2020)

Reporting indicates that NAFELI II (IMO 9291638) activated her SSAS whilst in transit 94nm SW Brass.



Heroin worth Rs 1.52 crore seized from LPG tanker in Tinsukia

(Nov 05 2020)

Drugs smugglers from Manipur are now using LPG tankers for transshipment of high-quality Heroin to Assam.



Stranded oil tanker crew offers to help search for drugs

(Oct 15 2020)

THE CREW of an oil and chemical tanker is willing to help a multi-agency task force embark on the dangerous mission to empty the vessel's fuel tanks to search for a shipment of dangerous drugs.



Ultra Large crude oil tanker, reportedly, harassed by UAE

(Oct 08 2020)

A strange story of how ULCC ANDROMEDA, thwarted UAE attempts to block her voyage to China, was reported by local outlet Adennews.net.



Suspicious Approach 74nm SE Takoradi

(Oct 07 2020)

MDAT-GoG has reported that a chemical tanker has been approached by a speedboat carrying 8 persons on board, whilst transiting from Lomé to Abidjan.



ICS updates health guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) to reflect latest knowledge

(Oct 07 2020)

A great deal has changed since March, when the International Chamber of Shipping first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19.




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