Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew

Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) responded to the spiritual and faith needs of the crew of container ship CMA CGM Africa Four when it called at Tilbury port in late July. The crew of the 51,634 deadweight-tonne CMA CGM-operated vessel contacted the Tilbury seafarers centre prior to its...
August 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

He gave his life that we might not starve

He gave his life that we might not starve
Two of the Belgian Prince survivors who were helped by Sailors’ Society Drowned crew of the SS Belgian Prince are commemorated 100 years on from one of the most heinous war crimes of World War 1 One hundred years ago today (July 31), one of the most heinous war crimes of World War One took place...
July 31st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, HR, Maritime Accidents, Military, News | Read More

The Environment: an interview with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades

The Environment: an interview with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades
Byron Vassiliades Following recent environmental issues, developments, events as well as incidents, Allaboutshipping’s Anny Zade met with with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades and asked him certain questions; herebelow viewers can read the entire interview: 1.How have states and port authorities...
July 19th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Thome Managed Vessel Rescues German Sailors

Thome Managed Vessel Rescues German Sailors
The “Nord Nightingale” A Military Sealift Command contracted ship diverted from its mission to perform a rescue at sea mission on July 7. The Thome managed vessel, MT Nord Nightingale, was in transit from Houston, Texas, to Akrotiri, Cyprus, delivering fuel for the U.S. Air Force when it...
July 18th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Evergreen vessel in seafarer rescue

Evergreen vessel in seafarer rescue
… July 12, 2017 The officers and crew of Evergreen Line’s containership EVER DIADEM joined forces with another ship to successfully rescue thirty seafarers forced to abandon their burning fishing vessel off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean on the 9th of July. While en route from...
July 12th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Tsavliris Q2 2017 activities

Tsavliris Q2 2017 activities
the “Scandinavian Reefer” Viewers can find hereunder the Tsavliris’ Salvage Group latest activities with relevant photos for the Q2 2017:  Motor Reefer “SCANDINAVIAN REEFER” On 25 March 2017, Tsavliris dispatched the AHT “DUTCH POWER” (3,200 BHP – 45 TBP) from Rotterdam to...
June 26th, 2017 | Environment, Events, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning
Dr. Doumbia-Henry Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, delivers keynote speech More must be done to emphasis the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered...
June 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

New contract will help speed spill response times

New contract will help speed spill response times
BIMCO and International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) have launched two new spill response contracts to make the task of arranging clean-up services following a spill incident significantly easier to negotiate in an emergency. The two standard contracts are a first for spill response contractors....
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Jun-2017 ATTEMPT TO REFLOAT GROUNDED VESSEL, CHANNEL REMAINS OPEN New Orleans, United States Attempt to refloat grounded vessel, channel remains open Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Orleans, United States Due to the grounding and attempt to refloat the M/V GLORY TRADER at MM...
June 14th, 2017 | Canals, Groundings, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Anatomy of an Accident from the Swedish Club dissects major casualty response

Anatomy of an Accident from the Swedish Club dissects major casualty response
Anatomy of an Accident, a new publication from The Swedish Club, provides a unique insight into the huge coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty. Illustrating just how easily an incident can escalate; the guide explores the various parties and processes involved in dealing with...
May 31st, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ITIC reimburses surveyor accused of negligence leading to ferry damage

ITIC reimburses surveyor accused of negligence leading to ferry damage
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reimbursed a marine surveyor accused of negligence by the owner of a ferry which sustained significant machinery damage while being towed to a shipyard. The ferry, which operated in North American waters, was due to be towed to a shipyard to undergo...
May 31st, 2017 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities
Gard Marine and Energy Limited (appellant) v China National Chartering Company Limited (respondents) and others [10.05.17] 26 May 2017 Andrew Purssell, Michael Biltoo Supreme Court decides in favour of the ship owner in a landmark case arising from the loss of a Capesize bulk carrier, The “Ocean...
May 30th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”
When maritime incidents occur and the DNV GL Emergency Response Service (ERS) is called in, every minute counts, and close cooperation with salvage services is essential for a good outcome. One notable case was “Modern Express”. by Mick Potterton, Head of Section Emergency Response Service Last...
May 25th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death
Fr Colum Kelly AoS port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has responded to the pastoral needs of a group of seafarers after their captain was found dead on their ship during a voyage from New York, United States to Tilbury, Essex. The container ship, Santa Bettina, was a week...
May 24th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again
From the Warsaw meeting ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. The Shipping industry is directly affected by challenges, such as migrants at sea.  Whereas the number of migrants...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines

The Nautical Institute launches maritime evidence guidelines
John Noble and his wife with the Nautical Institute’s President Captain David Snider 18.05.17 – It is rare for a book to sell out before publication, but demand for The Nautical Institute’s latest book, Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, has been so strong that it has had to be...
May 18th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port
Jean Koh, partner at HFW More than 10 years after the grounding and subsequent total loss of the OCEAN VICTORY at Kashima port Japan, the final word on the safety of the port was given by the Supreme Court on 10 May 2017. Affirming the Court of Appeal decision1, the Supreme Court unanimously found that...
May 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties
Tony Allen (North P&I Director – Greece), left, and Vassilis Stavropoulos, Academy Director, Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with a commemorative shield presented in recognition of North’s support. May 10, 2017 – North P&I Club has delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy...
May 10th, 2017 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly

After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly
The ill-fated “Stellar Daisy” “After the tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY, a quality and thorough investigation report will be needed quickly” INTERCARGO is deeply concerned at the tragic loss of the VLOC vessel STELLAR DAISY reported on 31 March 2017; our thoughts are with the families and...
April 6th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, Intercargo, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Stellar Daisy – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Stellar Daisy – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
05/04/2017  – “The news that the search for survivors from the Stellar Daisy has not yet proven successful is sad indeed. Reports from the Uruguayan Navy indicate that fuel, debris and empty lifeboats have been found but, so far, nothing else. Twenty-two of the ship’s 24 crew members are...
April 6th, 2017 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Swedish waterway cleared: capsized vessel refloated

Swedish waterway cleared: capsized vessel refloated
Ardent salvage crews successfully used a parbuckling method to right and refloat the cargo vessel, M/V Sternö. The vessel was resting with a 54- degree list with water ingress. “There were a lot of elements that we had to battle. The icy weather, the traffic on an active shipchannel, and making sure...
March 22nd, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…
Robert Tomlinson (left) with Keith Martin, chairman, Association of Average Adjusters Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is highlighted at Association of Average Adjusters event in London Marine average adjusters are at the centre of a conflict over whether...
March 21st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Transnet tug and effective teamwork avert second potential maritime disaster

Transnet tug and effective teamwork avert second potential maritime disaster
the “BBC SHANGHAI” [EAST LONDON, South Africa, 20 March 2017]  Collaboration between the Ports of East London and Ngqura, together with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), helped avert another potential maritime disaster in the Eastern Cape during the past week. Transnet...
March 20th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

London P&I Club supports appointment of warranty surveyors for deck cargo loads

London P&I Club supports appointment of warranty surveyors for deck cargo loads
Paul Walton THE London P&I Club has highlighted a recent increase in the incidence of deck cargoes shifting in heavy weather, and supported a recommendation to appoint a warranty surveyor to supervise high-risk marine construction and transportation project operations where appropriate. In an article...
March 20th, 2017 | Claims, Consulting, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More