was alerted at 15:40 local time of a collision involving the Maltese-flagged freighter "Britannica HAV" and the fishing "Deborah", flying the Belgian flag. The collision occurred about 50 nautical miles northeast of Cherbourg, France, to the south-west of
the Dover Strait. All seven crew members of the cargo ship evacuated to two life rafts and were recovered by the fishing vessel.
coast of Singapore, which is home to oil and chemical storage facilities, to put the fire out.
Happiness Index showed a decline in happiness with isolation and poor working practices posing serious threats to the reputation of the profession and the ability to recruit. Total happiness among seafarers declined from
6.41 in 2016 to 6.25 in 2017. Workload and onshore facilities presented the largest setbacks, while
on-board interactions and friendships were seen as the best part of the job.
of the companys repeated offences of ditching ships and crews. Splash first reported on Fujairah-based Venous in October 2016, detailing the plight of the crew on four abandoned aframaxes in the UAE. The UAE became an infamous
destination for abandoning crew in recent years, prompting local authorities to step in and take firm action against a number of owners.
livestock carrier was bound for Australia and police boarded the vessel when it docked in Townsville, Queensland, on Tuesday. However, Dean Summers, ITF National Coordinator, believes the police may have encountered language and maritime cultural issues that
would have been better handled by the Australian Federal Police.
isnt an easy call. Retrofitting a vessel with a sulfur-trapping scrubber costs as much as $10 million a ship, while cleaner fuels are about 55% more expensive than the ones shipping operators use now. Whether it makes sense to install scrubbers and absorb
a bigger financial hit upfront depends on whether scrubbers will be adequate to meet even stricter pollution caps in the future.
transformation officer and a director of AP Moller Maersk has decided to leave the group the Danish shipping company. He will step down from the board by the end of March. The role will divided into single finance function
and functions focused on IT, strategy, digital and transformation. The new IT role will report directly to AP Moller -Maersk ceo Soren Skou.
whose employments were terminated when the group decided to liquidate its internal crewing company. Each of the parties is liable for their own legal costs. The ruling may be appealed within one month.
lower emissions than any comparable tanker. The two 125,000dwt specialist DP2 offshore loading shuttle tankers are set to be delivered in 2019 and will transport oil from the Statoil fields on the Norwegian and UK continental
shelves to land-based terminals.
delivered to Mexico from Sorel, Quebec, the tanker went aground in Little Pond, Nova Scotia in heavy weather while under reduced propulsion due to a failure of the port propulsion clutch. There were no injuries to the
six people on board and there was no pollution. The vessel sustained major damage to the hull and propulsion machinery. A few days later, the vessel was refloated and towed.
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