The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has launched a inspection campaign that will target all livestock carriers departing the country after recent incidents involving the ships.
Maersk says a loss of propulsion led to some 260 containers falling overboard from the Maersk Eindhoven in severe weather off the coast of Japan this week. Another 65 containers are reported damaged on deck.
A crew member of a bulk carrier has died and three others injured after their ship was hit by a large wave several hundred miles off the coast of Nova Scotia on Saturday.
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.
The Taiwanese ocean carrier Evergreen Marine announced Saturday that the boxship Ever Liberal lost 36 containers over the side in rough conditions off Japan.
On Monday, the German military said Turkey prevented its forces from searching a ship in the Mediterranean bound for the Libyan port city of Misrata suspected of delivering arms. Turkey claims the ship was transporting “humanitarian aid”.
The piracy situation in the Gulf of Guinea continues to be critical with yet another hijacking incident occurring near south Lome this week.
A fire broke out on board a Togo-flagged general cargo vessel which was moored near Elafonissos, Greece, the Hellenic Coast Guard said.
The Italian Navy chased off a group of pirates attempting to the attack a tanker this week in international waters off Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.
Authorities in the UK are continuing to monitor the response to an overboard container incident in the Bristol Channel in southwest England.
UK special forces arrested seven stowaways onboard 2011-built 75,000 dwt LR tanker Nave Andromeda near the Isle of Wight for suspected hijacking activities.
A chief petty officer from the destroyer USS Jason Dunham was struck and killed by a forklift at Norfolk Naval Station on Friday morning.
The 2002-built 1,118 teu feedermax containership CMA CGM Jakarta ran aground on the east coast of Vietnam after encountering heavy weather and sea conditions on Saturday.
A South Korean cable layer sank in the East China Sea over the weekend after suffering a fire on board.
On September 7, a major explosion tore open the port side of the product tanker Trung Thao 36-BLC at the port of Dung Quat, just north of Quang Ngai. Divers have located the body of one crewmember.
A Bahamas-flagged Post-Panamax containership caught fire approximately 250 miles east from Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 1 September.
Two crew members from a tugboat involved in cleaning up an oil spill off Mauritius were killed late on Monday when their vessel collided with a barge in bad weather, a local lawmaker said.
The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies continue pollution and salvage response for the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mauritius is dealing with an ecological disaster after a grounded Capesize bulk carrier broke in two spilling fuel oil into a marine fauna-rich lagoon