New Guidance Helps Seafarers and Shipowners Navigate Pandemic Challenges

The International Chamber of Shipping has worked with a coalition of industry partners to produce the new and updated guidance, which aims to empower seafarers and shipowners in order to protect and support themselves through the next stage of the pandemic.

Maersk CEO Says Construction of Fossil Fueled Ships Should Be Banned

Maersk CEO Soren Skou says the International Maritime Organization should take a tip from the European auto industry by banning the construction of fossil fueled ships.

Two Crew On Euronav VLCC Killed By Large Wave Rounding Cape Horn

Two crew members on board a Euronav-owned Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) have died after apparently being struck by a large wave as the ship rounded Cape Horn on Saturday, September 11th.

Hurtigruten Coastal Ship Loses Power Off Norway

A rescue operation was launched Tuesday night after a Hurtigruten coastal passenger ship lost power and was drifting off a notoriously dangerous area off the coast of Norway.

World’s Largest Cruise Ship on Sea Trials

Assembly of the new cruise ship began on October 10, 2019 when the first block was lowered into the dry dock. The first section was a 970-ton block, measuring 155 feet by 65 feet and construction was expected to be completed in 2021.

Ningbo-Zhoushan terminal closed for sixth consecutive day

The Meishan terminal at Ningbo-Zhoushan port remained closed for a sixth straight day on Monday, with ship queues outside the port at record levels.

US imposes sanctions on Omani oil broker and VLCC for Iranian oil smuggling

The US Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on an Omani oil trader and a crude oil tanker accused of supporting the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

How the Taliban takeover in landlocked Afghanistan will change shipping patterns

Afghanistan had previously been working with India and Iran to develop Chabahar Port in Iran’s east.

White House Calls on OPEC and Its Allies to Pump More Oil

U.S. President Joe Biden’s top aides are pressuring OPEC and its allies to boost oil output to tackle rising gasoline prices that they see as a threat to global economic recovery.

Wood Chip Carrier in Trouble Off Japan

A Panama-flagged wood chip carrier grounded and is reportedly suffering from a cracked hull off the coast of Hachinohe, Japan, located on the northeast coast of Honshu island.

Bureau Veritas wraps up first-ever remote in-water hull survey

Bureau Veritas has completed, together with MaDfly – Marine Drone Services, the first full in-water ship’s hull survey with a mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Shipping Urged to Review LNG Use as Methane’s Role in Climate Change is Revealed

Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of scientists and others from 195 countries, will launch the first of four reports on Monday, which is expected to highlight the growing influence of methane in the warming of the atmosphere.

Maersk Reports Record Profit in Q2. Q3 and Q4 Could Be Even Better

For full year 2021, Maersk expects an underlying EBITDA of $18-$19.5 billion with free cash flow expected to be a “minimum” $11.5 billion, Maersk said.

Royal Caribbean Falls on Earnings Miss, Delta Variant

The cruise operator reported a loss of $5.06 a share (or $1.3 billion), excluding some items.

Eneti to acquire Seajacks, exits dry bulk sector

Eneti Inc.’s wholly-owned direct subsidiary entered into a binding agreement with Marubeni Corporation, INCJ, Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K., Lines Ltd. under which Eneti will acquire 100 per cent of Atlantis Investorco Limited, the parent of Seajacks International Limited.

Wakashio stern remains lodged on reef 375 days on from its infamous grounding

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.


At least four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported “an incident” was underway in the area.

10 containers lost, washed ashore on resort island beaches, Andaman sea

Caravan encountered heavy seas, resulting in the loss of 10 containers. All were located, with majority being washed ashore on Ko Bulon Le island beaches

New partnership aims to turn non-recyclable plastics into marine fuel

Swedish waste management firm Riverrecycle and UK-based renewable energy company Clean Planet Energy have entered into an agreement to remove non-recyclable plastics from rivers and then repurpose the waste as new ultra-clean fuel for the marine sector.

Iran Suspected in Deadly Tanker Attack off Oman

London-based Zodiac said on its website that the attack in the Arabian Sea on the Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned ship, was “suspected piracy,” adding that it was still being investigated.

NTSB Opens Public Docket in Golden Ray Investigation

The docket, released Thursday, contains 96 items totaling over 1,700 pages, including interview transcripts, photographs and other investigative materials.

UK Defense Ministry: Israel ship targeted in attack off Oman

An Israeli-owned merchant ship reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, the British military said Friday, offering few other details about the incident.

Costamare takes bulker fleet to 37 with acquisition of 21 vessels

The ships acquired include the 2012-built, 83,500 dwt Spring Aeolian, the 2010-built, 82,200 dwt Jaigarh, the 11-year-old, 55,500 dwt Darya Lakshmi and the 13-year-old, 76,600 dwt Imperial Rose.

Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2M quake hits Alaska

A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday evening following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula.

Aden Port Reports 'Great Difficulty' In Refloating Sunken Tanker

The oil ship 'Dia' which had been moored and abandoned at Al-Bariqah since 2014, a dumping ground west off the main port, reported having started sinking on Thursday.

Belgium Expands Vaccination Campaign to All Seafarers

Starting today, mobile medical teams will have the ability to go on board vessels offering single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to crews, according to the Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association which helped organize the campaign.

USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Latest Round of Explosive Shock Trials

The latest Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) test took place in the Atlantic Ocean on July 16th, on the fourth anniversary of the ship’s commissioning.

Offshore support vessel heavy list, most of 70 crew rescued, some are missing

The accident took place at around 11,00 hrs local time, near the Honghaiwan wind measurement tower in the Red Bay area of ​​Huizhou.

Indian Union Accuses China Of Unofficial Seafarer Ban

This is not the first incident of China banning Indian seafarers. Earlier this year, 18 Indian crewmembers of the MSC ship Anastasia were stranded off the coast of China after being denied entry.

Chinese Hackers Stole Hydroacoustic Data From Vietnam

The accusations, which China has said were fabricated and politically motivated, were outlined in a 30-page U.S. court indictment detailing the activities of what it said was a front company run by Chinese state security in Hainan, a Chinese island province near Southeast Asia.