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Second Chinese Vessel Detained in Australia over Unpaid Wages

Australia’s Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained a second Chinese vessel after it was discovered that the company owed its crew over $100,000 in unpaid wages.

Sep 13 2019

Chinese Bulk Carrier Detained in Australia over Unpaid Wages - Crew Owed $64,000

The Chinese-owned, Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier, Fortune Genius has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in the port of Gladstone, after its crew members reported that they have been underpaid over the last six months.

Sep 06 2019

Turkish Tanker Owner Faces Potentially Hefty Fine after Allegedly Sending Tonga into Communication Blackout

The Tongan government is planning to take action against the owners of the Maltese-flagged Oil Tanker, Duzgit Venture after the latter allegedly knocked out the country’s communication systems during an incident earlier this year.

Jul 23 2019

Japanese Vessel Catches on Fire, 24 Crew Members Forced to Abandon Ship

The Japanese Fishing Vessel, Myojin Maru No. 8 caught on fire during the early morning hours of July the 16th while transiting off the coast of Perth, Australia.

Jul 16 2019

Solomon Trader Refloated Following Disastrous Oil Spill

The Hong Kong-flagged bulker, Solomon Trader was refloated on May the 11th after having spent almost three months grounded in the shallows near Renell Island, Solomon Islands.

May 14 2019

Chinese Vessel Suspected of Oil Pollution in French Polynesia

The Chinese fishing vessel, Xin Shi Ji 203 was detained on May the 12th in the port of Papeete, French Polynesia due to the ship allegedly flushing out its tanks while transiting north of Tahiti.

May 14 2019

Bulk Carrier Captain Charged over Unsafe Working Practices

The Master of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier, Spinnaker SW, was charged over unsafe working practices by Maritime New Zealand.

Apr 05 2019

Crew Member Dies in Horrific Accident on Board Bulk Carrier

A man died on board the Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier, Coresky OL while the vessel was docked at Gisbnorne, Northern New Zealand.

Apr 03 2019

New Zealand Detains Taiwanese Bulk Carrier over Unpaid Wages

New Zealand Maritime authorities have detained the Panama-flagged bulk carrier, Daiwan Justice, after complaints that the crews' wages hadn’t been paid over the last four months.

Mar 08 2019


Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

I. Vlad Sutea
Intelligence Officer

As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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