Pirates board SEA PHANTOM 115nm SW Kribi, Cameroon

(Feb 11 2021)

Reporting indicates that the MV SEA PHANTOM has been boarded by pirates 115nm off the coast of Kribi, Cameroon.



Another Greek tanker attacked and boarded in Gulf of Guinea

(Feb 11 2021)

Greek product tanker MARIA E was attacked and boarded northwest of Sao Tome and Principe, while en route from Lome, Togo. Crew reportedly are safe.



Iranian crude oil tanker grounding during Suez Canal transit

(Feb 04 2021)

Iranian Aframax tanker SAHRA ran aground on 123 kilometer mark, Suez Canal, below Great Bitter Lake, at around 1000 UTC February 1, en route from Kharg island oil teminal Iran to the Mediterranean region.



MMEA detains Thailand registered tanker for allegedly anchoring illegally in Selangor

(Feb 04 2021)

The Selangor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it detained two vessels for allegedly anchoring without a permit in two separate incidents on February 1.



Stranded tanker caught up in financial row runs aground on UAE coast

(Jan 28 2021)

Crew onboard a tanker that ran aground in Umm Al Quwain are hoping that after almost four years at sea, they will at last be able to go home.



SEAFRONTIER suspicious approach 270NM South of Lagos Nigeria

(Jan 28 2021)

On January 26th, some 270NM South of Lagos, the Hong Kong-flagged tanker SEAFRONTIER reported being approached by a single skiff with six men on board with CPA 3NM.



MMEA detains loaded oil tanker for allegedly anchoring illegally in Perak Malaysia

(Jan 28 2021)

The Perak state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Monday (25 January) said it detained a Sierra Leone registered tanker for allegedly anchoring illegally around Pulau Buloh on Saturday, 23 January.



No spill reported after tug strikes oil tanker in Valdez Alaska

(Jan 21 2021)

A tugboat struck the Polar Endeavour oil tanker shortly before midnight on January 11 at the Valdez Marine Terminal. No oil spilled in the accident.



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.




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