Archive for the ‘Maritime Accidents’ Category

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry after shocking incident on the Carnival Arcadia at the weekend shines spotlight on lifeboat safety Maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body today demanding urgent action over life-boat...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Rail, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Majority of Auxiliary Engine Damage occurs due to Human Error warns The Swedish Club

Majority of Auxiliary Engine Damage occurs due to Human Error warns The Swedish Club
Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical AdviserThe Swedish Club An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55% of casualties occur within only 10% of the time between overhaul...
January 8th, 2018 | Claims, HR, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim “Our thoughts and prayers are with the seafarers still missing from the oil tanker Sanchi, following a reported collision off the coast of China. I send my deepest sympathies to all their families and loved ones. “I would like to commend all those who have been involved...
January 8th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.
… International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has three crisis response networks which help those affected by traumas at sea. The tragedy comes the day after the thirtieth anniversary of another Filipino ferry disaster. MV Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker on 20 December 1987, with the...
December 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December)

Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December)
The wreath in the water Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December) an estimated 4,386 people perished in the worst peacetime maritime disaster Chaplains from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society marked the 30th anniversary of the worst peacetime maritime disaster with a wreath...
December 19th, 2017 | Anniversaries, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News | Read More

Hackers could sink a Bulk Carrier says Pen Test Partners

Hackers could sink a Bulk Carrier says Pen Test Partners
Strains on a vessel if it becomes overloaded Penetration testing experts Pen Test Partners, have highlighted how hackers could sink a bulk carrier by manipulating the loading data of its hull stress monitoring systems (HSMS) to deliberately cause an imbalance of cargo on the vessel without the crew being...
December 18th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Tsavliris celebrates the 30th London Christmas Reception Anniversary

Tsavliris celebrates the 30th London Christmas Reception Anniversary
Andreas A. Tsavliris Tsavliris Salvage Group held their 30th Christmas Cocktail Reception at the Royal Thames Yacht Club (RTYC) in London, earlier on tonight. With about 350 key players from all sectors of the shipping industry attending, the annual event has become a highlight of the Christmas calendar...
December 12th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event by Chios Marine Club

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event  by Chios Marine Club
l to r: Stelios Magkanaris, Manos Strongilos, Maria Yiassa and Konstantinos Vasilleiadis A high profile presentation entitled “The Insurance Perspective of Marine Disasters” was organised by Chios Marine Club at the Angelicoussis Group auditorium, on November 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by SM...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

INTERCARGO: On the tragic loss of “EMERALD STAR”

INTERCARGO: On the tragic loss of “EMERALD STAR”
INTERCARGO is deeply concerned with the tragic loss of the 57k dwt Bulk Carrier EMERALD STAR in the morning of the 13th October with 26 seafarers on board. To date, 16 crew members have been rescued while 10 crew members are still missing. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the seafarers....
October 24th, 2017 | Associations, Intercargo, Maritime Accidents | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too
From the refloating of the “Cabrera” Following the successful refloating and raising of the aft section of the cargoship Cabrera Andros island in the Cyclades in Greece’s central Aegean Sea, it is a rare so to say opportunity to use the Smit crane involved for other actions while she’s...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Communication, Environment, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Refloating of “Cabrera’s” aft part successfully completed

Refloating of “Cabrera’s” aft part successfully completed
From the Cabrera’s refloating The refloating of the aft part of the cargo ship “Cabrera” was successfully completed today. The Cabrera during the early hours of 24 December 2016 due to bad weather conditions run aground at the north coast of the island of Andros resulting to her sinking The...
October 22nd, 2017 | Environment, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NI Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry

NI Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry
Captain Robert McCabe FNI 16.10.17 – The latest in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, but also looks beyond that to wider issues affecting the future development of the shipping industry. “Human factors are the...
October 16th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Oct-2017 FIRE IN TANK AT OIL TERMINAL Mumbai, India Fire in tank at oil terminal Sunday, October 8, 2017, Mumbai, India Vessel traffic in Mumbai Port continues to be disrupted following a fire started by a lightning strike out in a tank at Jawahar Dweep oil terminal on...
October 8th, 2017 | Emissions, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Oil Industry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

As the wreck of the Athenia is thought to have been found…

As the wreck of the Athenia is thought to have been found…
The SS Athenia seen in Montreal Harbour 1933 – credits National Archives of Canada Wartime spirit As the remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 are thought to have been found, international maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s archives reveal the tragic aftermath. Marine scientist...
October 5th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  04-Oct-2017 PUBLIC SERVICES TO CLOSE FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAY Ecuador VESSEL BLACKOUT Suez Canal, Egypt Public services to close for National Holiday Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Ecuador Most public services in Ecuador will be closed on Monday 9 October, due to a National Holiday....
October 4th, 2017 | Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  26-Sep-2017 CHANGES TO PRICING STRUCTURE BY DEFINITION OF VESSEL TYPES Panama Canal, Panama SUNKEN VESSEL IN SHIPPING CHANNEL Cochin, India Changes to pricing structure by definition of vessel types Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama The Panama Canal Authority...
September 26th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449
John Faraclas …seaborne on Superfast XI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers – it now reads 1,449; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The Capers “back” on truck with a triple-digit uplift; the...
September 20th, 2017 | Environment, European Union, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Q3 2017 Tsavliris Activities

Q3 2017 Tsavliris Activities
The “Rainbow Harmony” Viewers can read herebelow Tsavliris’ Salvage Group activities for Q3 2017 On 14 June 2017, the Bulk Carrier “RAINBOW HARMONY” (GT 22,456 – DWT 35,106) immobilised about 300 miles west of Luanda, Angola following generators failure.  During the incident...
September 20th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IUMI calls for improved firefighting systems on board container vessels

IUMI calls for improved firefighting systems on board container vessels
Helle Hammer. With the growing size of container vessels, and a recent spate of fires on board these ships, IUMI is concerned that current firefighting provisions are insufficient.  The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has published today – Tuesday 19 September – a position...
September 19th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters
John Faraclas at Edem beach …Falifornia It is nearly a week now that the entire Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf is threatened from a maritime accident leading to a catastrophic pollution with incalculable repercussions on all sector of everyday day life – economic, environmental, financial,...
September 16th, 2017 | Associations, Corruption, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident
HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris Mitsatsos It is with sadness and apprehension that we follow the development of the oil spill resulting from the wreck of the vessel “Agia Zoni II” in the Saronic Gulf. Unfortunately, accidents are unavoidable but for their minimization there is a need for prevention...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents
Aron Frank Sørensen of BIMCO.  BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries. Lifeboat accidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries are all too frequent,...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Books, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas The BDI managed to clinch just six points and now stands at 1,266; the Geopolitics with Terrorism on the rise “promise” to keep us busy and wondering. John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers’ BCI is definitely slowing down with only ten points plus since last Friday the 18th...
August 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  21-Aug-2017 ESTABLISHMENT OF SILT CURTAINS FOR PIPE PILE INSTALLATION Hong Kong COMMUNICATIONS OF COMMERCIAL SHIPS WITH COALITION FORCES Yemen COLLISION OF US GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYER JOHN S MCCAIN AND TANKER ALNIC MC [UPDATE 1] Singapore Establishment of silt curtains for pipe...
August 21st, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More