Report: Two Killed Dismantling Carnival Cruise Ship in Turkey

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.

Filipino Chief Engineer of bulk carrier NORD SUNDA dies

NORD SUNDA had to call Le Havre France on Jun 30, being in medical emergency.

Disabled freighter towed to anchorage, Marmara sea

MEGA D was taken on tow by rescue tigs and towed to Ahirkapi anchorage, Istanbul.

Passenger ferry fire, Black sea

Not much details available, understood the ship was disabled, adrift for several hours, later taken on tow and towed to Chornomorsk anchorage.

UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Too Early to Tell ‘Common Themes’ in North Pacific Container Losses

The MAIB highlighted recent cargo loss incidents along with other marine casualties involving UK vessels worldwide or foreign vessels in UK territorial waters in its annual marine casualty report for 2020, providing an overview of accident reports and recommendations the MAIB issued throughout the calendar year.

Fire Nearly Burned Out on X-Press Pearl; Towing Operation Possible

A fire that has burned on board the MV X-Press Pearl for over a week off Colombo, Sri Lanka has nearly burned itself out.

Traffic in Bosphorus in Istanbul Reportedly Stopped Due to Tanker Accident

According to the broadcaster NTV, traffic in the strait has been blocked in both directions following a tanker veering off course.

Dutch cargo ship in danger of capsizing, crew evacuated- UPDATE

Dutch general cargo ship EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA issued distress signal in the morning Apr 5 in Norwegian sea 60 nm west of Olesund, Norway.

Convoys Resume as Suez Canal Races to Clear Huge Backlog of Ships

The blockage threw global supply chains into disarray, threatening costly delays for firms already wrestling with COVID-19 restrictions, and nearly doubled rates for oil product tankers.

The oceans are becoming a large container terminal

We continually read, see and hear news of hundreds of containers fallen into the sea from large containerships with their huge decks full of crumpled teu and feu.

Two cargo ships collided, one in danger of sinking, abandoned

It is reported, that the ship sank, but according to AIS and photos, she’s afloat.

Cargo ship attacked in Gulf of Guinea, probably USA bulk carrier

Ships tracks in the area point to bulk carrier ROWAYTON EAGLE. She was en route from Canary Islands to Lagos Nigeria, stopped and then began to loop around on Jan 27, most likely waiting out until receiving ok to proceed to Lagos port.

Container ship attacked, boarded, Gulf of Guinea

Meanwhile contact has been established with the crew of the vessel who have taken shelter in the citadel of the ship.

Korean naval forces arrive as tanker shipping faces up to the threat of more Iranian seizures

Korean naval forces have arrived near the Strait of Hormuz as dialogue gets underway to free the Hankuk Chemi and its 20 crew. The vessel was taken by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards yesterday, claiming pollution charges, something the ship’s owner, Busan-bas

Second Section Cut in Golden Ray Wreck Removal

Crews finished with the second cut of the Golden Ray wreck in St. Simons Sound, Georgia on Saturday and the section now awaits lifting onto a barge for disposal, the incident command reported.

Product Tanker Crewmember Stabbed and Killed by a Shipmate

A crewmember aboard a small product tanker was killed in an assault by one of his crewmates while the vessel was under way off the coast of Taiwan, according to Taiwanese authorities.

Passenger Ferry Viking Grace ‘Firmly’ Aground in Aland Islands

View of Viking Line cruise ferry Viking Grace after it ran aground with some 300 passengers in south of Mariehamn, autonomous Aland Islands territory, Finland November 21, 2020.

Inadequate Preload Procedure Caused Kristin Faye Liftboat to Overturn -NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board identified an inadequate preload procedure as the probable cause in its investigation of the overturning of the liftboat Kristin Faye in the Gulf of Mexico.

Greek Authorities Temporarily Release Maersk Launceston Captain

The captain of the Maersk Launceston has been temporarily released from custody in Greece as local authorities continue their investigation into last week’s collision between the containership and a Greek Navy minesweeper.

Malaysian workbarge sinks, 121 crew rescued

An offshore workbarge sunk at the Baram field in Malaysian waters this morning, sparking a huge rescue operation.

Second Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea in Less Than 24 Hours

For the second time in less than twenty-four hours, there was an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea. While it appears the crew of the second vessel was able to protect themselves, the two incidents highlight the growing threat to vessels in this area of the world.