Category archives: Security/Safety

Eight ships under detention in UK ports during March 2013

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during March 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly ...

NYK car carrier rescues four rowers in the Atlantic

On April 6, NYK car carrier Heijin rescued four rowers, including a gold medal Olympian, in distress off the coast of Puerto Rico. Heijin had departed from the U.S ...

NYK launches tsunami alert system

NYK recently launched a tsunami alert system that will provide tsunami warnings to vessels. Tsunami warnings issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency and other weather service providers will be sent ...

Norgas Cathinka released from Indonesia

On April 8th 2013 in the late evening the vessel "Norgas Cathinka" and its crew and cargo arrived safely at the entrance of Singapore port; having been released from ...

London P&I Club issues warning on bagged rice cargoes

The London P&I Club has advised shipowners to seek advice before loading bagged rice cargoes in view of the inherent risks associated with the trade and an increase in ...

Maersk Line’s focus on energy efficiency pays off

Maersk Line’s 2012 Sustainability Progress Update shows strong progress on CO2 performance and container sustainability. Challenges remain on workplace safety.

There is especially one result that stands out in ...

MSC Flaminia finnaly sails to Romania for repair

On March 15 2013, MSC FLAMINIA has left the Jade-Weser-Port in Wilhelmshaven. The vessel put out to sea without any further occurrences and set a course for the North Sea ...

USCG responds to allision, oil spill south of New Orleans

The US Coast Guard is responding to a report of an allision between a tug pushing a barge and a pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans ...

Another tanker released from Somali pirates

It has been a busy couple of days for EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez. The Spanish warship, which is conducting EU counter piracy patrols ...

EU NAVFOR assists to MV Royal Grace after freedom from pirates

On 8 March 2013 EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez provided much-needed assistance to the crew of chemical tanker MV Royal Grace after the vessel ...

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