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After being stuck off the coast of Karachi in Pakistan for about fifty days, MV Heng Tong, a 3,600 DWT cargo ship has been finally rescued by the Pakistani authorities, reported the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on maritime affairs, on Tuesday.
Mauritius authorities continue to investigate the grounding, 2020’s most high profile shipping accident, pay out decisions to the local community are ongoing, and the ship’s crew are still being detained on the island.
Japanese liner shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) says cargo discharge operations for the NYK Delphinus are planned to begin next month at the Port of Oakland, almost 3 months after an engine fire off the coast of California.
The Platform points out that the Carnival Inspiration was initially bought by Ege Çelik, a yard on the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities, although the ship was later moved to Metas, a ship recycling facility recently acquired by Ege Çelik but not yet part of the EU list.
Mercy Ships has taken delivery of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy. The ship was delivered to the international charity at the Tianjin Xingang shipyard in northern China, where the purpose-built hospital ship was constructed.
The cruise industry continues to make progress with its efforts to resume sailing from the U.S. ports, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorizing additional cruise ships to begin sailing, including one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) took delivery of its second Anping-class patrol vessel on 25 June 2021. According to CGA’s press release, the handover was originally scheduled before the end of October, but was done 4 months ahead of schedule.
25 June of each year is the "Day of the Seafarer", recognizing the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families.
The seizure was undertaken as a joint operation by customs department officials working for the trade ministry and the local police department of the Mediterranean province of Mersin after they received a tip-off.
The owners of a giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, a lawyer for the authority said on Sunday, as a court ruling on the case was postponed for two weeks.