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Six Die in Durban Harbour Fire

Six people have been confirmed dead after a fishing vessel caught on fire in Durban port, South Africa.

Feb 15 2019

Luxury Cruise Ship Damaged in Collision During Maiden Voyage

Norwegian-flagged luxury cruise ship, Viking Jupiter collided with a pier during her maiden cruise.

Feb 15 2019

Supply Vessel Sinks in the Singapore Strait

Dominican-flagged supply vessel, Ocean Cooper 2 sank in Singapore territorial waters in the morning of February the 14th.

Feb 14 2019

UPDATE – APL Vancouver Cleared for Departure as Company Declares General Average

APL has declared General Average on its fire-stricken containership, APL Virginia.

Feb 14 2019

UPDATE – Yantian Express - 198 Containers Deemed a Total Loss

198 Containers on board the fire-stricken Yantian Express have been identified as a total loss

Feb 13 2019

Ship Grounding Raises Fears for Local Ecosystem

Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Solomon Trader, was grounded after hitting a reef in the Solomon Islands.

Feb 13 2019

Update – Kerch Strait Blaze

Four weeks have passed since the initial explosion that cost the lives of more than a dozen seafarers but the fire onboard the two vessels shows no sign of stopping.

Feb 12 2019

Cargo Vessel Sinking off the Coast of Vietnam

Vietnamese-flagged general cargo ship Duc Phat 66, issued a distress call in the morning of February the 7.

Feb 11 2019

Greek Bulk Carrier Detained Following Collision with Malaysian Vessel

Greek-flagged Panamax-class bulk carrier, Pireas, collided with the Malaysian Government vessel, Polaris, in the afternoon of February the 8th. Following the incident, Malaysian authorities proceeded to impound the vessel and detain its crew.

Feb 11 2019

Cargo Ship Ran Aground in Sweden

Faroe Islands-flagged general cargo carrier, Listervik, ran aground close to Oxelosund, Sweden.

Feb 08 2019

Fire Erupts on Indonesian Ferry

A fire erupted onboard a ferry at approximately 18:45 LT in the evening of February the 7th, as the ship was transiting through the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

Feb 08 2019

Two Seafarers Rescued After Falling Overboard

Two engineers aboard the Cyprus-flagged tanker, SHARON SEA (Formerly known as Chemtrans Nova), had to be rescued by the United States Coast Guard when the lifeboat they were working on, detached itself from the tanker.

Feb 07 2019

Update on the APL Vancouver Fire

After four days of intenses effort by the Vietnamese firefighting cews, the fire aboard the post-panamax class containership, APL Vancouver, was finally put under control on February the 4th.

Feb 05 2019

Crane Collapses on Cargo Ship in Indonesia

A mobile crane crashed onto the cargo ship POWERJET in the afternoon of February the 4th.

Feb 05 2019

Fire Erupts Onboard Containership

A fire erupted on the Singapore-flagged containership, APL Vancouver, during the early morning hours of January the 31st, same 4 nautical miles off Cape La, Vung Ro, Vietnam.

Feb 01 2019

Oil Product Tanker Capsizes in Malaysia

St Kitts and Nevis-flagged oil product tanker, Sea Frontier, capsized near Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia, in the evening of January the 30th.

Jan 31 2019

Crane Collapses onto Containership in Vancouver Port

A crane collapsed onto the Panama-flagged containership, EVER SUMMIT, at approximately 09:00 LT in the morning of January the 28th while the vessel was docked at the Global Container Terminal in Vancouver.

Jan 30 2019

Merchant Vessel Capsizes in Malaysia

Malaysian-flagged merchant vessel, Bahagia Maju sank in the morning of January the 29th, some eight nautical miles off the Sungari Rajang estuary, Malaysia.

Jan 30 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Declares General Average on Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its fire-stricken boxship, Yantian Express.

Jan 29 2019

Vessel Explosion in Turkey - 2 Dead, 11 Injured

An explosion occurred aboard the Hong Kong-flagged, Aframax class crude oil tanker, LR2 Poseidon, killing two workers, and injuring another 11.

Jan 29 2019

Tanker Collision in the Baltic Sea

Two tankers collided in the Baltic Sea, near Rugen, Germany, at approximately 03:00 UTC, during the early morning hours of January the 25th.

Jan 28 2019

Fire Erupts Aboard Oil Tanker

A fire erupted aboard the Canadian-flagged oil tanker, Kivalliq W, at approximately 6 am on Sunday the 27th of January.

Jan 28 2019

Two Cruise Ships Collide in Italian Port

Two ferries collided at the port of Olbia Isola Blanca, Sardinia, Italy, at approximately 12:00 pm, in the afternoon of January the 24th.

Jan 25 2019

Product Tanker Crashes into Bridge

Mongolian-flagged product tanker, Eastern Glory, crashed into a bridge in Indonesia, at approximately 14:30 pm local time on January the 23rd.

Jan 24 2019

Authorities Search for Missing Seafarer

The Philippine Coast Guard has launched a search for a seafarer that went missing near the city of Laguindingan on the 15th of January.

Jan 23 2019

Ferry Capsizes in South India, 8 Dead, 1 Missing

Eight people died and at least one is missing after a ferry boat capsized while transiting through the south Indian state of Karnataka, on January the 21st.

Jan 23 2019

Dutch Cargo Ship Collides with Finnish Icebreaker

Dutch-flagged freighter, FWN Solide, collided with the Finnish icebreaker, Kontio, on approach to the port of Oulu, Finland, during the early morning hours of January the 22nd.

Jan 23 2019

Kerch Strait Blaze - 14 Dead, 5 Missing

Fourteen people were killed and at least five are missing, following an explosion that occurred during a refuelling operation in the Black Sea.

Jan 22 2019

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground in Elbe River

Panama-flagged chemical tanker, Oriental Nadeshiko, ran aground while transiting through Germany, at approximately 01:10 UTC, in the early morning hours of January the 21st.

Jan 21 2019

Vessel Sinks in Russian Port

Russian tug, Priboy, sank in the port of Temryuk in the Azov Sea, at approximately 9 am in the morning of January the 17th.

Jan 21 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Another Statement in Regards to the Yantian Express Fire

Hapag-Lloyd has issued another statement on January 17th, as to the container fire that still rages onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 18 2019

LPG Tanker collides with Fishing Boat, 3 Dead, 2 Missing

Panama-flagged LPG Tanker, Koeta, collided with a fishing vessel in the East China Sea, at approximately 04:30 am local time, in the morning of January the 11th.

Jan 14 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Statement In Regards to Container Fire Onboard the Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has issued a statement on January 10th, as to the container fire onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 11 2019

13 Containers Fall From NSB Vessel into Kaohsiung Port

13 Containers fell overboard from a container ship docked at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung port in the afternoon of January the 9th.

Jan 11 2019

Investigation into the Collision Between RoRo Ulysse and CSL Virginia Reveals Human Error.

The investigation into the collision that occurred last October off the coast of Corsica, involving the RoRo Ulysse and the CSL Virginia, has officially concluded.

Jan 10 2019

Sincerity ACE Being Towed to Japan as Panama Opens Investigation into Incident

Towing operations have begun for Sincerity Ace, the Panama-flagged car carrier that caught on fire on New Years’ Eve.

Jan 10 2019

MSC Intensifies North Sea Cleanup - 43 Containers Remain to be Found

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in cooperation with relevant authorities has managed to locate 238 of the 281 containers that fell off the MSC Zoe on January the 2nd.

Jan 09 2019

Fire Erupts on Board Turkish RoRo Vessel

A fire erupted on board the Turkish-flagged Ro-Ro cargo vessel, Qezban, while the ship was transiting through the Dardanelles, in the evening of January the 8th.

Jan 09 2019

Oil Carrier Disappears in the Java Sea

Crude palm oil carrier, Namse Bangdzod, was declared missing while transiting through the Java Sea, on December the 28th.

Jan 08 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Black Sea, 6 Dead

Panama-flagged general cargo ship, VOLGO-BALT 214, sank while transiting through the Black Sea, some 80 nautical miles off Samsun, Turkey, in the morning of January the 7th.

Jan 08 2019

Deadly Explosion Onboard Oil Tanker, 1 Dead, 2 Missing

Vietnamese oil tanker, Aulac Fortune, suffered a massive explosion off Lamma Island Anchorage, Hong Kong, at approximately 11:30 am local time in the morning of January the 8th.

Jan 08 2019

Ship Captain Dies During Cargo Ship Collision

A Vietnamese cargo ship collided with a Panama-flagged bulk carrier in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on the Evening of January the 7th.

Jan 07 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Container Ship

Hapag-Lloyd’s German-flagged containership, Yantian Express, caught on fire approximately 650 nautical miles off the east coast of Canada on January the 3rd.

Jan 07 2019

Cargo Ship Swallowed by Fire in Turkey

Togo-flagged dry cargo vessel, MARK, caught on fire while anchored at Pendik, near Istanbul’s southern coast, at approximately 6:20 am local time (GMT 0320) in the morning of January the 4th.

Jan 04 2019

Chinese Fishing Carrier Runs Aground in Marshall Islands

Chinese-flagged commercial fishing carrier, Ou Ya Leng 6, ran aground on Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, approximately 180 nautical miles northeast of Kwajalein, in the afternoon of January the 2nd.

Jan 04 2019

Taiwanese Cargo Vessel Sinks - 1 Dead, 9 Missing

Taiwanese cargo vessel, London, sank in the East China Sea approximately 90 nautical miles east of Taizhou, City, Zhejiang, China, at 4:30am local time on January the 2nd.

Jan 03 2019

Ultra-large Containership Loses 270 Containers

Panama-registered ultra-large containership, MSC Zoe, lost approximately 270 containers while sailing through rough North Sea weather, in the evening of January the 1st.

Jan 03 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Car Carrier - 3 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

A fire erupted on board the Panamanian-flagged car carrier, Sincerity ACE, approximately 1800 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, in the morning of December the 31st.

Jan 02 2019

Oil Tanker Explosion Off the Coast of Cyprus

Maltese-flagged oil tanker, Athlos, caught on fire and ran aground near the southern coast of Cyprus, at approximately 9:30am local time, in the morning of Saturday the 29th of December.

Dec 31 2018

Container Ships Collide in Chinese Port

Two container ships collided in Nansha port, Guangzhou, China, at approximately 12:20pm local time, in the afternoon of December the 26th.

Dec 27 2018

Cargoship Sinks – 2 Dead, 1 Missing

Palau-flagged Cargo Ship, AMANDA, capsized and sank at approximately 2pm local time on December the 25th, 3 nautical miles east of Tanjung Sepang, Malaysia.

Dec 26 2018

Seafarer Found after Being Lost at Sea for Over Six Days

A seafarer survived in the open sea for over six days after the ship he was on sank while sailing through the Bali strait.

Dec 19 2018

Fire Erupted Aboard General Cargo Ship in Indonesia

Fire erupted onboard the Mongolian-flagged, general cargo ship, Aventador, at approximately 07:30 am on December the 15th.

Dec 18 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Cornwall

Russian cargo ship, Kuzma Minin, has run aground off a beach in Cornwall at approximately 5:40 am on December the 18th.

Dec 18 2018

Explosion During LPG Tanker Supplying Operation Injures Six

Six people were injured when a pilot boat was hit by an explosion while supplying an LPG tanker at an anchorage off Batu Pahat, Malaysia, at approximately 6 pm on December the 14th.

Dec 18 2018

Captain of Shipping Tanker Arrested for Exceeding Alcohol Limit

The Captain of a chemical tanker was sentenced and lost his position as Master, after having been found drinking aboard the vessel, moments before the vessel was due to depart Port Taranaki, NZ on the evening of December the 11th.

Dec 13 2018

Chinese Freighter Sinks - One Dead, One Missing

Chinese-flagged freighter, Rui Xing Lun, sank in the Bohai sea, northwest of Weifang, Shandong province, in the afternoon of December the 8th at approximately 16:00 Beijing time.

Dec 10 2018

Two Cargo Ships Damaged While Manoeuvring Near the Black Sea

Two vessels were damaged while manoeuvring through the Kerch Strait. The incident occurred at approximately half past midnight on the evening of November the 30th.

Dec 03 2018

French Navy Vessel Saves Seafarers from Sinking Ship

French Navy Frigate, Cassard, successfully rescued twelve seafarers from a sinking asphalt-bitumen tanker in the Persian Gulf, in the late morning of November the 20th.

Nov 22 2018

Oil Tanker Runs Aground, Destroying Over 13 Vessels in the Process

Panama-flagged oil tanker, Tradewind Legend, went out of control destroying several vessels in the process, as it was entering Paramaribo port in Suriname, in the afternoon of November 19.

Nov 21 2018

Cargo Ship Caught on Fire and Subsequently Abandoned

Turkish Cargo Ship, Kilic 1, caught on fire in the evening of November 20th, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of Cape Matapan, near the southern coast of Greece.

Nov 21 2018

Cargo Ship Ran Aground in Greece

Albanian-flagged general cargo ship, Koravi, ran aground at approximately 20:00 UTC on November the 15th , while sailing through the southeast coast of Greece.

Nov 19 2018

Chinese Cargo Ship Sinks

Chinese Cargo Ship, Hongtai16, sank in the afternoon of November the 17th in the South China sea, near the eastern coast of the Guangdong province.

Nov 19 2018

Japanese and South Korean Vessels Collide in the Sea of Japan

A Japanese and a South Korean fishing trawler collided in the Sea of Japan, in the morning of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

Cargo Ships Collide in the North Sea

Two general cargo ships collided in the North Sea, northwest of Borkum Island, Germany, at approximately 20:30 hours (UTC), in the evening of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

Seafarer Dies After Being Crushed by Container

A crewman aboard the Bermuda-flagged, German containership, Francop, died in an accident that took place during cargo operations, early in the morning of November 14th.

Nov 15 2018

UPDATE - Norwegian Navy Frigate Sinks Following Collision

Royal Norwegian Navy Frigate, Helge Ingstad, has now almost completely sank, following a collision with an oil tanker on November the 8th.

Nov 14 2018

Two Workers Die In Confined Space Accident

Two dock workers died from poisoning while onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, American Bulker, early in the morning of November 13th.

Nov 14 2018

Space X to Launch Pirate-Tracking Satellites Into Space

Space X is trying to break yet another record by simultaneously launching over 71 small satellites into orbit. Part of the mission, which goes by the name of SSO-A and will be launched on November 19, will be to carry 3 satellites into space that will be used to track illegal activities such as sea piracy, illegal fishing and smuggling.

Nov 13 2018

Fire Erupts on Bulker

Fire erupted on the Indonesian-flagged Handysize Bulk Carrier, Golden Ocean, early on the morning of November 10th.

Nov 12 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Sinks in Kamchatka

Russian General Cargo Ship, Anatoliy Krasheninnikov, sank shortly after 8 am, on the morning of November 9th.

Nov 12 2018

Four Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Vessel

Four fishermen have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized in the English Channel due to strong gale winds, in the afternoon of November 7th.

Nov 09 2018

Norwegian Navy Frigate Collides with Tanker

A Norwegian Navy frigate collided with an oil tanker at approximately 3:00 UTC on November the 8th.

Nov 08 2018

Vessel Aground on Breakwater in Iceland

Cement Carrier Fjordvik ran aground on the breakwater of Helgvik Port, in the evening of November 3rd.

Nov 06 2018

Three-vessel Collision at Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan

A collision occurred between a containership and two tanker vessels early in the morning of November 3rd, in Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan.

Nov 05 2018

Containership Collides and Sinks Fishing Boat in the Baltic Sea

Containership BEGONIA S, collided with the Polish-chartered fishing vessel, Mietus II, late in the evening of November the 3rd, sinking it in the process.

Nov 05 2018

ADVISORY - Another Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing through Bab El Mandeb; a 2nd vessel has been approached by suspicious skiffs. Vessel and crew safe.

Nov 04 2018

Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Damaged While Docked – Four Injured, One Missing

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, was damaged when the floating dry dock she was being held in collapsed, in the early morning of October 30th.

Nov 01 2018

Search for 42 Sunken Containers Resumes

Efforts have resumed in Newcastle to locate the 42 sunken shipping containers from the YM Efficiency, in an attempt to ensure safe paths for fishing trawlers.

Oct 25 2018

South Korea Expands Drone Use to Monitor Illegal Fishing

South Korea plans to expand its use of drones in order to monitor marine littering, and illegal fishing taking place in the country’s waters.

Oct 24 2018

More Details on the Attack off the Coast of Somalia on the 16th

More details coming in, on the attack that took place off the coast of Somalia, on October the 16th.

Oct 19 2018

#Advisory Vessel Attacked Near Mogadishu

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been fired upon near Mogadishu.

Oct 16 2018

#BREAKING Injured Sailor Stranded During Golden Globe Race Rescued

A sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean has been rescued after a major multi-national operation.

Sep 24 2018

Major Rescue Mission Underway to Save Stranded Sailor

Several nations are involved in a major search and rescue operation to save an injured Indian sailor who is taking part in the Golden Globe round-the-world race.

Sep 24 2018

#BREAKING Vessel Under Attack Off the Coast of Bonny, Nigeria

A vessel is currently under attack by pirates off Bonny, Nigeria. Seafarers are warned to avoid the area.

Sep 22 2018

Borneo Police Shoot Dead 2 Pirates Suspected of Kidnapping Fishermen

Police in Sabah have reported killed two pirates as they tried to flee. It is believed the men were part of a group responsible for the kidnapping of two fishermen earlier this month.

Sep 21 2018

Over 200 Feared Dead after Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

It is feared more than 200 people could have drowned after a ferry capsized in Tanzania last night.

Sep 21 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded in Lagos Anchorage

Seafarers are advised to transit with extra caution around Lagos Anchorage after a merchant vessel was boarded by pirates in Lagos anchorage yesterday.

Sep 21 2018

US Blacklists Russian Ships For Violating N.Korea Sanctions

US officials have blacklisted 6 Russian cargo ships for violation of North Korea sanctions.

Sep 20 2018

Fire on Norwegian Freighter

A major search and rescue operation is underway after a fire broke out on a Norwegian freighter.

Sep 20 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Guinea This Morning

Seafarers are advised to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea earlier this morning.

Sep 17 2018

Yemeni Navy Seizes Houthi Vessel Full of Explosives

The UAE-backed Yemeni Navy claims to have intercepted a vessel booby-trapped with explosives. They believe the vessel was launched by Houthis rebels.

Sep 12 2018

Navy Deployed in Nigeria to Protect Oil Region

The Nigerian Navy have been deployed to the Niger Delta region to protect key oil installations and increase their presence in the West African maritime domain.

Sep 05 2018

Hundreds of Weapons Seized Off Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Hundreds of weapons were found on a sailboat in the Gulf of Aden during a routine check by the US Navy.

Aug 30 2018

Criminal Investigation Launched into Duck Boat Sinking

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the sinking of the Stretch Duck 7. The investigation involves the captains of both duck boats on the water at Branson, Missouri, on the day that the incident took place.

Aug 30 2018

2 Crew Members Severely Injured After Being Hit by Waves

2 seafarers had to be medevaced from a bulk carrier in Rotterdam after being injured by waves.

Aug 30 2018

#ADVISORY Suspected Hijacking at Libreville Anchorage

Seafarers advised to exercise caution after a suspected hijacking on a merchant vessel in Libreville anchorage.

Aug 15 2018

Italy Refuses 141 Rescued Refugees and Urges UK to Take Them In

Italy’s transport minister has called on the UK to take in 141 refugees picked up by a rescue ship which sails under the British territory of Gibraltar.

Aug 13 2018

Fourth Body Found in Maritime Hit and Run, 8 Still Missing

A fourth body has been found in the search for 9 missing people after a hit and run incident in the waters of Kerala.

Aug 13 2018

Is Nigeria the New Piracy Capital?

According to the Global Maritime report on piracy, Nigeria took the lead for levels of piracy in the second quarter of 2018, taking over from notorious hotspot, Somalia.

Aug 13 2018

How Much Do You Know About Modern Piracy?

Skull and cross bones? Peg legs? Captain Jack Sparrow? No, these aren’t the pirates that modern shipping has to deal with. Modern pirates have moved on since the time of Captain hook. Last year alone there were 179 pirate attacks. This is less than the 191 attacks in 2016, but the drop in piracy isn’t happening fast. Modern piracy is a huge threat to the shipping industry, so what do we actually know about it?

Aug 10 2018

Russian Missile Frigate Starts Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden

One of Russia's Baltic Fleet's frigates has left the port of Djibouti to begin an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

Aug 09 2018

Crew Not Involved in 1144kg Cocaine Haul Found on Containership

Sources close to the investigation have reported that the crew on board Cap San Tainaro were not involved in smuggling 1144kg of cocaine found on the vessel.

Aug 07 2018

Supertanker Front Hakata on Tow After Engine Fire

A super tanker that experienced a major engine fire has now been rescued and is currently on tow to the nearest port.

Aug 07 2018

British Special Forces Deployed to Protect Red Sea Oil Shipments

A team of British Special Forces have been deployed to the Red Sea to protect UK oil shipments after Houthi rebels attack another tanker.

Jul 31 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Off Ghana

Seafarers have been advised to exercise extreme caution following the attempted boarding of a merchant vessel off the coast of Ghana.

Jul 23 2018

One Dead after Trawler sinks off Argentinian Coast in Rough Seas

At least one crew member has died after the Spanish trawler Dorneda sank in rough seas off the Argentinian coast on 11th July.

Jul 13 2018

Major Gas leak off Indonesia under Investigation

Shipping restrictions have been implemented near the Pulau Panjang Bojonegara Island in Banten, Indonesia after The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) reported a major gas leak from one of its underwater pipelines on Monday 9th July.

Jul 11 2018

10 Hospitalised with Smoke Poisoning after Fire onboard Vessel off Denmark

10 crew members have been hospitalised suffering from smoke poisoning after a fire broke out on Dutch cargo ship EEMS Dundee on 6th July.

Jul 09 2018

39 Vessels engulfed by Fire at Benoa Harbour, Indonesia

A severe fire broke out in the early hours of this morning and destroyed 39 fishing vessels moored at Benoa harbour, Indonesia.

Jul 09 2018

#UPDATE Ship Attacked by 12 Gunmen in Gulf on Oman was Greek Cargo Ship

A ship attacked by armed pirates earlier this week has been confirmed as Greek cargo ship, Chios freedom.

Jul 06 2018

Pirates Attack Crew and Take Hostage in Bangladesh

Pirates attacked the crew of a bulk carrier with knives and took a hostage in Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh last night.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Merchant Vessel Fired Upon off Hanish Islands

A merchant vessel has been fired upon 5 miles south of the Hanish Islands off the coast of Yemen. This is the latest in a spate of attacks as tensions rise between the Houthi movement and the Saudi-led coalition in the region.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Gulf of Oman

Seafarers are being warned to be extra vigilant when transiting through the Gulf of Oman, after suspected pirates approached a merchant vessel there this morning.

Jul 04 2018

Norwegian Crew Member Found Alive 22 Hours After Falling Overboard

A Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who went overboard near Cuba Saturday was found alive 22 hours later by a Carnival Cruise Line ship.

Jul 03 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded at Lagos Anchorage this Morning

Warning issued after a merchant vessel was boarded at Lagos anchorage earlier this morning.

Jul 03 2018

#ADVISORY Attack off Nigeria

Vessels transiting near Bonny, Nigeria are being warned to exercise extreme caution after a vessel was subjected to an attack on Sunday 1st July.

Jul 02 2018

Nigerian Navy call for Pirate Sponsors to be Uncovered

Capt. Victor Choji from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) pathfinder has called upon the Department of State Security (DSS) to uncover those who are sponsoring the infamous sea pirate network in the region.

Jun 29 2018

Longshoreman Fatally Injured at Longview Port, Washington

A crew member has been fatally injured when a mooring line snapped and recoiled on the bulk carrier Ansac Splendor. The tragedy unfolded on Thursday 28th June as the vessel moved along the dock at Longview Port, Washington.

Jun 29 2018

Explosion onboard Cargo Ship at the Port of Reykajavik

The Blikur general cargo ship suffered an explosion in its engine room when entering the port of Reykjavik after arriving from the UK on Monday 25th June.

Jun 27 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach off Yemen

Vessels transiting the coast of Yemen are being warned to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was approached by pirates in 2 speedboats earlier today.

Jun 26 2018

Missile Accident on German Frigate off Norwegian Coast

A standard Missile-2 failed to launch whilst the German Navy Frigate Sachsen was conducting a live-firing drill on Thursday 21st June.

Jun 25 2018

Armed Attack destroys Tanks at Ras Lanuf Port, Libya

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reported a significant reduction in the crude oil storage capacity at Ras Lanuf port in Libya following an armed attack.

Jun 22 2018

Shipping Operations Suspended in Port Kembla, Australia due to Iron Ore Fire

A fire which broke out onboard an iron ore carrier in Port Kembla Harbour, South of Sydney at 3.30am on Monday 18th June is now expected to burn for a further 3-4 days after 80 firefighters battled the initial blaze.

Jun 18 2018

Container Ship Fire Triggers Evacuation in the Bay of Bengal

22 sailors have been rescued after a ferocious fire erupted on board container ship SSL Kolkata and engulfed 70% of the ships’ cargo deck whilst it was anchored at the Sandheads in the Bay of Bengal on 14th June.

Jun 15 2018

Saudi and UAE Announce Plans to Protect Yemen’s Hodeidah Port

Following recent escalations in assaults in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have announced a plan to keep the port of Hodeidah and the surrounding areas open and safe.

Jun 14 2018

Fatal Boat Crash Kills 11 in World Cup Host City

11 people have died whilst on a river cruise on the Volga River. The river runs through the Russian city of Volgograd which is one of the host cities for the 2018 Football World Cup due to start tomorrow.

Jun 13 2018

VIDEO: Fire on Board Aframax River Tanker

Video emerges of the fire on board the Aframax River tanker. The pilots received bravery awards for managing to bring the ship to safety and avert a major maritime tragedy.

Jun 11 2018

Heightened Risk of Attack by Somalian Pirates during Monsoon Season

Warnings have been issued that the impending monsoon over the Arabian Peninsula may act as cover for Somalian pirates and assist them in their planned attacks on merchant ships.

Jun 11 2018

Stowaway discovered on Bulk Carrier at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Crew members on board bulk carrier MI Harmony discovered a stowaway on 8th June as the ship docked at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Jun 11 2018

Cargo Ship Banned from Australian Ports for failing to meet Industry Standards

Australian ports have banned cargo ship Thorco Luna from entering their waters for a period of three months after it once again failed to comply with stringent industry standards.

Jun 11 2018

Body Found in Search for Missing Master at Chittagong Port

The body of the missing master of bulk carrier MV Evnia has now been recovered from the water at Chittagong Port.

Jun 06 2018

Offshore Supply Ship Boarded off Yemen

VOS Theia, the U.N. World Food Programme’s (WFP) chartered ship has been subjected to an attack from an armed gang whilst in anchorage off Hodeida, Yemen.

Jun 06 2018

Boarding with Hook and Rope - Lagos Anchorage

A report has come in of a boarding with a hook and rope. A bulk carrier was approached by two robbers at around 02:30 UTC on 03.06.18. Posn: 06:17N – 003:21E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Jun 04 2018

46 Migrants Die in Boating Tragedy off Tunisia

46 migrants have died after their boat sank off the Tunisian coast. The disaster occurred at approx. 10.45pm on Saturday 2ndJune as the migrants tried to make their way to mainland Europe.

Jun 04 2018

Pirates Arrested after Tanker Boarded off Malaysia

14 pirates armed with machetes attacked crew members onboard the tanker Lee Bo whilst it was off Baharu, Malaysia, north of Singapore on 1st June.

Jun 04 2018

ADVISORY ATTACK West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island

Reports just in of an attack on a merchant vessel approx. 5NM West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

Jun 03 2018

Fire Breaks out on Indonesian Ferry

Passengers were evacuated after a fire broke out on passenger vessel, Paray, in Indonesia on the 30th May.

May 31 2018

Passengers Hospitalised After Fire on Bali Ferry

Passengers have been evacuated and some hospitalised after a fire broke out on a ferry in Bali.

May 18 2018

1 Dead After Explosion on Chinese Freighter

One crew member has died after 2 explosions on a Chinese cargo ship off the coast of Hong Kong.

May 18 2018

Burnt, Beaten & Thrown Overboard by Pirates, a Survivor's Story

In one of the most violent pirate incidents this year, 20 fishermen were attacked with machetes, and burnt with hot oil, before having their legs tied together with weights and thrown overboard to drown. Now, Reuters have interviewed one of the 5 survivors of the attack.

May 18 2018

6 Missing as Cargo Ship Sinks, Taiwan Strait

A search and rescue operation is underway as teams try to find 6 crew members who went missing when a cargo ship sank in the Taiwan Strait.

May 17 2018

#UPDATE "Explosion" on Turkish Bulker was caused by a Missile

The explosion on board Turkish bulker, Ince Inebolu, on Monday is said to have been caused by a missile. ARX Maritime reported on Monday that the vessel had suffered an explosion, but it has not transpired that the explosion was actually a missile hitting the vessel.

May 17 2018

Seafarer Falls Overboard off US Virgin Islands

A search and rescue operation has been launched after a seafarer fell overboard MSC Seaside in the US Virgin Islands yesterday.

May 17 2018

Crew member airlifted from Stolt Tanker suffering from Burns

A seafarer on board chemical tanker Stolt Perseverance was airlifted to hospital on Friday 11th May after suffering severe burns.

May 14 2018

Turkish Bulker Suffers Explosion off Yemen

An explosion on board Turkish bulker Ince Inebolu is currently attributed to an unknown cause. The explosion which occurred on Thursday 10th May rocked the vessel as it was anchored off the port of Hodeidah, Yemen.

May 14 2018

Maritime Safety Training a Success in Nigeria

A workshop aimed at increasing maritime safety awareness in Nigeria has been hailed a huge success. The workshop was part of a campaign organised by NNPC and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUPNI) to train youths in the area.

May 09 2018

Armed Robbers Terrorise Town in Liberia

Residents of Gardnersville, Liberia have appealed to the local government for help after their town was overrun by armed robbers.

May 09 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding off Port Harcourt

Attempted boarding- PORT HARCOURT. At 1000UTC this morning pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel with 6 people on board. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution.

May 08 2018

Nigerian Locals to Fight Back Against Pirates

A group of residents and officials in Akuku-Toru, Rivers state, have vowed to take justice in to their own hands and fight back against pirates if the Government doesn't do more to lower the levels of piracy in their area.

May 08 2018

5 Feared Dead, Residents Evacuated and Vessels on Fire, Port Harcourt

Residents around Port Harcourt were evacuated after a fire swept across several vessels leaving 5 people missing and feared dead.

May 08 2018

Maritime Group Blames Cash Carrying Crews for Pirate Attacks

The Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) have said ships carry too much cash are responsible for high levels of piracy.

May 04 2018

Greek Authorities Play Down Ship Explosion that Injured 2

Greek authorities have been accused of playing down an explosion that injured two mechanics onboard ro-ro ferry Champion Jet 2.

May 03 2018

Six Port Workers Poisoned by Gas on Bulk Carrier, NZ

Six workers have been poisoned by carbon monoxide on board a bulk carrier that was docked at Napier port, New Zealand.

May 01 2018

16 Fishermen Missing After Violent Pirate Attack

16 fishermen are missing after a violent pirate attack in which the men were attacked with machetes and forced to jump overboard with weights tied to their legs. The attack took place on the evening of 27th March, Northwest of South America.

May 01 2018

Three Dead as Cargo Ship Sinks in China

Three crew members are thought to have drowned on Tuesday April 24 after a cargo ship sank in the Yangtze river estuary.

Apr 25 2018

Two Chinese Seafarers Killed by Gas Leak in India

Two Chinese crew members have died and two more are injured after a suspected gas leak on board a coal vessel off the coast of Gujarat, India. The men were said to be attempting to fix the gas leak when the accident happened on Sunday 22nd April.

Apr 25 2018

Woman in Coma After Fall at Australian Port

A woman is in a critical condition and has been put in to an induced coma after a collision between two port shuttle carriers at Australia’s Port Botany in New South Wales.

Apr 23 2018

ForestWave Crew Kidnapped Off Bonny, Nigeria

The crew of general cargo ship, FWN Rapide were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria on Saturday morning.

Apr 23 2018

Fire After Dredger Hits Gas Pipeline

A fire broke out after a dredger hit a gas pipeline during a dredging operation in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

Apr 20 2018

Bulk Carrier to Blame for Fatal Oil Spill in Indonesia

An investigation into an oil spill in Indonesia has found that Panama-flagged bulk carrier Ever Judger is likely to have caused the breakup of the pipe that led to the spill.

Apr 20 2018

100 Missing After Ship Sinks in Singapore Waters

Over 100 people are missing after a passenger ship sank off the coast of Singapore earlier today.

Apr 19 2018

Missing Seafarer Confirmed Dead After Fire on MV GEOS, South China Sea

A crew member who was reported missing after a fire on board research vessel, MV Geos, has now been confirmed dead.

Apr 18 2018

Crew Member in Hospital After Fire on Cargo Ship off British Coast

One crew member is in hospital after a fire on board ro-ro cargo ship, Finlandia Seaways late on Monday.

Apr 18 2018

Gas Leak After Collision at One of World's Busiest Ports

A very large gas carrier (VLGC) and an aframax tanker have collided in Singapore waters causing a huge butane leak.

Apr 18 2018

Crew Members Missing After Explosion on Oil Research Ship

Several crew members are missing after an oil research ship suffered an explosion while sailing near the Malaysia-Brunei border.

Apr 17 2018

Military Cargo Smuggled in to Yemen in Aid Shipments

The United Nations has been forced to increase inspections of aid shipments in Yemen over concerns that military cargo is being smuggled in to the country illegally. Officials fear that not only is illegal activity supporting the war effort in the country, but it is also creating a barrier between the humanitarian aid and those who need it most.

Apr 17 2018

Cargo Ship Crashes in to Bridge in Vietnam

Traffic has been severely disrupted in the Dong Nai River, Vietnam, after a general cargo ship crashed in to a bridge. Royal 09 fell victim to high tide, dragging her anchor upstream and causing her to drift.

Apr 16 2018

TUNA FISHING COMPANIES STOP OPERATIONS AMID PIRATE ATTACKS

At least 14 tuna fishing companies have halted operations in Ghana over fears that the crew will be attacked by pirates. There has been an upsurge in pirate attacks in the region since March this year.

Apr 16 2018

4 Missing Now Confirmed Dead After Maersk Honam Fire

The bodies of 3 out of the 4 missing crew members from Maersk Honam have been found onboard and the search for the 4th has been called off. ARX Maritime reported that a chemical fire broke out on the vessel on the 6th March, leaving one dead and 4 missing.

Apr 13 2018

Violent Pirate Attacks and Hostage Taking Reach Record High

The level of pirate attacks in the first quarter of this year is the highest it has been for over 5 years. The ICC International Maritime Bureau have issued their Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships report, detailing the pirate-related incidents that have occurred over the last 3 months, compared to same period in previous years.

Apr 12 2018

#SUSPICIOUS APPROACH - Active Pirates Reported in South China Sea

A report has come in of a suspected attempted boarding by pirates in the South China Sea today. A catamaran was approached by small ship Hong Lrut with 2 people on board at around 18:30 UTC.

Apr 11 2018

ARX Maritime CEO Warns Further Defence Cuts Will Leave Ships Vulnerable to Pirate Attacks

ARX Maritime Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson, has warned shipping companies that defence cuts will impact post-Brexit trade plans, as vessels are left unprotected against pirate attacks.

Mar 20 2018

MAERSK KENSINGTON: Fire on Second Maersk Boxship

A fire has broke out on Maersk Kensington, less than 2 weeks after a fire on board another Maersk ship killed 5 people.

Mar 19 2018

3 New Kidnap Groups Identified by Esscom in Malaysia

3 new kidnap-for-ransom groups have been identified in Sabah by Kota Kinabalu, the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom).

Mar 16 2018

US Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Missing Man

The US Coast Guard have suspended a search for a missing crew member who fell overboard from the bulker, Lara Venture near Cape Charles, Virginia.

Mar 15 2018

ADVISORY- Possible Attack Off Bonny

Advisory 004/MAR/2018

Mar 15 2018

New Nigerian Navy Base to be Established in Niger State

Chief of Naval Staff in Nigeria has confirmed the Nigerian Navy will establish a naval base in Niger state as a way to strengthen security in the area.

Mar 14 2018

Explosion on Tanker Injures Crew in Malaysia

An explosion and fire onboard a product tanker undergoing repairs has injured workers and the tanker’s captain in Malaysia. The explosion took place on March 13 while the vessel was docked at Belawai Anchorahe, Malaysia for repairs.

Mar 14 2018

VIDEO: Maersk Honam Fire Contained, 4 Still Missing

A chemical fire that killed one crew member on containership Maersk Honam has been contained by firefighters, but 4 people are still missing.

Mar 12 2018

Advisory- Suspicious Approach Off Ghana

Suspicious approach off the coast of Takoradi, Ghana as a merchant vessel was surrounded by 3 speedboats of armed pirates.

Mar 09 2018

ADVISORY NOTICE- Suspicious Approach in Bab el Mandeb Strait

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/MAR/2018 – Warning for seafarers to heighten security after a merchant vessel is approached by pirates in the Bab el Mandeb Strait.

Mar 08 2018

Pirates Successfully Board Tanker off Haiti

Reports have just come in that products tanker Maersk Maya was boarded by pirates while anchored in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on February 22.

Mar 07 2018

4 Missing After Fire on Maersk Containership

4 crew members are missing after a serious fire broke out on a Maersk containership in the Arabian Sea.

Mar 07 2018

Maritime Warning as Lassa Outbreak Sweeps Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has issued a warning to anyone travelling through Lagos, Nigeria after an outbreak of Lassa fever has spread across the capital.

Mar 06 2018

BREAKING: Crew Safety Unknown Amid Pirate Attack Off Bonny

A Maltese flagged tanker was attacked by pirates off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria this morning at 1000 LT.

Mar 06 2018

Mexico Safety Warning After Explosions on Tourist Ferries

The U.S. embassy in Mexico City has warned tourists in Mexico to exercise extreme caution while travelling after explosions on two ferries in the Quintana Roo region.

Mar 05 2018

Guards Shot in Gulf of Guinea Pirate Attack

Two guards from Benin were shot in the Gulf of Guinea when the tanker they were working on was hijacked by pirates.

Mar 01 2018

ADVISORY NOTICE- 01/03/18 suspicious approach

ADVISORY NOTICE 001/MAR/2018 Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

Mar 01 2018

5 Die on Ship Loaded with Palm Kernel

Four port workers and a port paramedic died after entering cargo holds filled with Palm Kernel.

Feb 26 2018

Tanker Crew Stop Pirate Attack Off Bonny, Nigeria.

The crew on a tanker have managed to stop armed pirates boarding the ship 45nm South of Bonny, Nigeria.

Feb 25 2018

EU NAVFOR Praise Crew for Actions During Pirate Attack

EU NAVFOR have praised the crew on board MT Leopard Sun for the speed and efficiency of their actions when they came under attack from armed pirates on the 23rd February.

Feb 24 2018

WARNING: Ships Warned to Exercise Extreme Caution After Pirate Attack

Ships near position 0326N 05027E have been warned to exercise extreme caution after a ship came under attack late last night.

Feb 23 2018

Mexico Ferry Explosion Injures 25

25 passengers have been injured after an explosion ripped through the ferry they were disembarking in Mexico.

Feb 23 2018

Kiribati ferry: 22 Children Among the 81 Feared Dead

Twenty-two school children on their way to start a new term are among those feared to have died on a ferry that sank between the islands in Kiribati last month.

Feb 23 2018

UPDATE- 1 Dead on Quarantined Ship Not Infected

Reports that a cook on a quarantined cargo ship died from heart problems not a suspected contagious disease.

Feb 21 2018

Ship Boarded by Pirates in Lagos, Nigeria

ARX Maritime have received a report that a vessel was boarded by 6 unknown men as it was anchored in Lagos, Nigeria.

Feb 20 2018

Crew Fight Off Armed Pirates With Oil and Water

The crew of a cargo ship have been praised by authorities for fighting off armed pirates with boiling water and oil. Around 12 pirates are reported to have attacked the Philippine ship, MV Kudos, as it sailed near Sibago Island, in the Basilan region.

Feb 19 2018

1 Dead and Vessel Quarantined With Suspected Contagious Disease

One person has died, and the remaining crew members have been quarantined following a suspected disease on a cargo ship.

Feb 19 2018

Navy Help Crew Escape Pirate Attack in Nigeria

The Nigerian Navy have helped the crew of a container ship escape during a pirate attack near Bonny, Nigeria.

Feb 19 2018

Pirates Abort Hijacking After Boarding Ship in Benin

Pirates successfully boarded a product tanker in Benin, but aborted the hijacking after military officials arrived at the scene.

Feb 19 2018

Gas Leak Reported Too Late to Stop Explosion that Killed Five

A gas leak was reported on board a drillship in India but response times were too slow to stop an explosion that killed 5 people.

Feb 16 2018

Is One Insurer Controlling the World’s Kidnap Claims?

Kidnap, ransom, cyber attacks and terror. Not your average insurance claim. And this is exactly why one insurance company has the monopoly of this whole sector.

Feb 14 2018

India Ship Explosion Kills 5

5 crew members have been killed after an explosion on an offshore drilling ship in Kerala, India.

Feb 13 2018

BREAKING: Crew of 22 Released by Pirates in Benin

22 crew members who were kidnapped by pirates in Benin have been released.

Feb 06 2018

BENIN: Search Launched for Oil Tanker Feared Hijacked by Pirates

22 crew members are believed to be in danger after an oil tanker went missing in the Gulf of Guinea, off Benin in West Africa.

Feb 05 2018

WARNING- INSURGENT ACTIVITY PORT OF ADEN

Aden, Yemen- 2018-002A-Insurgency

Feb 01 2018

TERRORISTS TARGET COMMERCIAL SHIPPING- should you worry?

In 2000 seventeen sailors were murdered and a further thirty-nine seriously injured when terrorists rammed the hull of the USS Cole with a speedboat laden with explosives.

Jan 29 2018

DRUG TRAFFICKERS BOARD GERMAN CONTAINER SHIP

Drug traffickers reportedly boarded the ROTTERDAM EXPRESS, a container ship bound for Dominican Republic.

Jan 29 2018

[UPDATE] 3 BODIES FOUND AFTER GERMAN SHIP CRASHES IN PERU

PERU: A major search and rescue is underway in Peru after 3 bodies were found after a ship collided with a fishing vessel.

Jan 26 2018

ARMED GUARDS STOP PIRATE ATTACK IN SOMALIA

Armed Guards have been credited for preventing a pirate attack on a bulker in Somalia.

Jan 25 2018

CARGO SHIP SINKS IN INDONESIA

A general cargo ship has reportedly sunk in Indonesian waters.

Jan 23 2018

SUBMARINE FIRE AT RUSSIAN BASE

A Submarine appears to have set ablaze overnight at Russian submarine base, Vladivostok.

Jan 23 2018

SHELL OIL THEFT SCHEME UNCOVERED

Shell staff are among those who have been arrested following the discovery of a scheme to steal oil from Shell's biggest refinery. Singaporean authorities uncovered the major international scheme, arresting 20 people.

Jan 22 2018

Crew Insurance Becomes Legal Requirement in UAE

Insurance for seafarers will become compulsory for all UAE flagged ships by February this year.

Jan 19 2018

ONE DEAD IN INDIA TANKER FIRE

One of the crew members injured during a major fire on a tanker in India has died in hospital.

Jan 18 2018

UNION MARITIME CREW RELEASED

Union Maritime have confirmed that after 6 days under pirate control MT Barratt has been released.

Jan 18 2018

SHIP BEACHED BY STORM IN TURKEY

A General cargo ship has been beached by bad weather in Turkey.

Jan 18 2018

Union Maritime Tanker Hijacked by Pirates

Union Maritime has confirmed that a 2005 built oil products tanker Barrett has been attacked by pirates.

Jan 17 2018

CHINA TANKER: RACE TO CLEAN UP OIL SPILL

Authorities are working around the clock to clean up oil from a stricken oil tanker in China.

Jan 16 2018

Tanker Damaged after Collision with Tug in Russia

An offshore tug boat has crashed in to a tanker off the coast of Russia.

Jan 12 2018

IMB: Pirate attacks at two-decade low

In over two decades last year, pirate attacks worldwide fell to their lowest level, however, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) mentioned that more than doubled in the Philippines while African trouble spots.

Jan 11 2018

Libya-Bound Ship Seized with Explosives

Greek authorities have seized a cargo ship suspected of attempting to deliver explosive materials to Libya.

Jan 11 2018

EXPLOSION ON OIL TANKER HALTS RESCUE

Rescue teams searching for the missing crew on a burning oil tanker have had to retreat following an explosion on the ship.

Jan 10 2018

Explosion fears as fire rages on China oil tanker

Fears are growing for 32 missing crew members caught in what is being described as potentially one of the worst environmental disasters since 199

Jan 08 2018

Gun battle breaks out in Somalia

A fierce gun battle has broken out between opposing armies in Somalia.

Jan 08 2018

Bulk carrier lost anchor while approaching Kaliningrad

Bulk carrier STELLAR ATLANTIC lost starboard anchor with the first shackle while proceeding in sea canal Kaliningrad with the pilot on board, at 1520 Moscow time Dec 19.

Dec 20 2017

Warning that hackers could sink a bulk carrier

In the latest cyber security warning for shipping Pen Test Partners have highlighted that hackers could sink a bulk carrier by deliberately imbalancing its cargo.

Dec 19 2017

Saudi forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a missile fired towards the country’s capital, Riyadh, from neighbouring Yemen.

Dec 19 2017

Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him.

Dec 18 2017

Master of Royal 16 Found Dead

Pham Minh Tuan and five others were abducted by Abu Sayyaf extremist on November 11, 2016. The 5,610dwt Vietnamese bulk carrier was carrying cement from northeastern Vietnam to the Philippines when she was boarded by 10 armed men off Sibago Island in the Philippines. The boat had 19 crew on board, but the attackers took only six, including the captain, as hostages.

Dec 14 2017

Pirate Skiff Approaches Container Ship

U.K. security brokerage company Asket has highlighted a video of a vessel under attack in the Gulf of Guinea. Reportedly, the attempted attack of the Singapore-flagged container ship occurred on December 7, 2017. Eight armed men are shown in the pirate skiff, but the container ship crew manage to thwart their attempt at boarding the vessel.

Dec 13 2017

Extremist Groups Eye Yemen Conflict With Renewed Opportunities

As the killing of the deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh broadens the political fracturing in Yemen and the humanitarian crisis worsens, experts warn the war-torn country could soon become a hotbed for jihadists affiliated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State terrorist groups.

Dec 13 2017

Two Fatalities After Finnish vessel Capsize

The pilot cutter operators, who were Finnpilot employees, were onboard pilot vessel L242 on 10 December when it overturned outside of Emäsalo island near the northern pilot boarding position. However, despite the Finnish Border Guard’s efforts to right the vessel, it sank during the operation.

Dec 12 2017

General cargo ship sank in Indonesian waters

Dec 11: Ship’s stern is resting on the bottom, fore part is afloat, hull moving around by currents, tides. KENEUKAI at the time of sinking was loading cement, some 52000 sacks were loaded.

Dec 12 2017

KKK container ship broke off moorings at Boston Harbor

Container ship HELSINKI BRIDGE broke free from her moorings at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston, USA, early Dec 6, reported local media.

Dec 07 2017

Ship with 10 tons of hashish intercepted in Greek waters

Tug ANDREAS was intercepted by Greek Coast Guard on the night Dec 6 in Mediterranean sea near Chrisi island, south of Ierapetra, Crete, on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Dec 06 2017

Ferry SOROLLA collided with pier, taken out of service

Ferry SOROLLA serving Almeria – Melilla (North African Spain) line allided with the pier at Almeria port at night Dec 2

Dec 04 2017

Warning 001/DEC/2017

MDAT-GoG Warning Notice 001/DEC/17

Dec 01 2017

Warning 001/DEC/2017 UPDATE 001

Warning 001/DEC/2017 UPDATE 001

Dec 01 2017

Two ferries collided in Naples – Italy

Ferry ISOLA DI CAPR struck berthed ferry DRIADE soon after she let go moorings at Naples, Massa harbor, on Nov 29, being pushed by gale-strong wind.

Nov 30 2017

Somalia: Iran Naval Forces Repel Pirate Attack On Merchant Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Iranian naval forces have repelled pirates who were attacking one of the country’s merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden. Iran’s 48th naval fleet, comprised of Alvand destroyer and Lavan logistic warship, rescued the Iranian ship from an attack by pirates in the south of Ras Sharbitat region in Oman on Sunday morning.

Nov 28 2017

Chennai Six: Britons jailed in India win appeal

Six British former soldiers who have been held on weapons charges in India since 2013 are to be released. They were arrested while working as guards on a ship to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean.

Nov 26 2017

Cursed voyage of Russian ro-ro ship IMAN – murder, fire

MRCC Vladivostok reported fire in engine room of Russian ro-ro ship IMAN in the morning local time Nov 24 in Japan sea, 210 nm off Vladivostok. IMAN with cargo of cars is en route from Toyama Japan to Vladivostok, crew 21, all Russians.

Nov 24 2017

Disabled freighter towed to Orkneys, North sea

General cargo ship JOMI suffered engine trouble off Wick, Scotland, North sea, on Nov 22

Nov 23 2017

SCI’s offshore ship sank in Arabian sea

Offshore supply tug SCI RATNA sank at around 1930 LT Nov 21 in Arabian sea, some 90 nm west of Mumbai, after her engine room was flooded.

Nov 22 2017

MSC LUCIANA collided with Chinese Freighter

MRCC Tianjin China was alerted at 0330 Beijing time Nov 21 by collision report. Mega container ship MSC LUCIANA collided with Chinese cargo ship SULIANHAIJI0118 in Bohai sea, 7 nm off Caofeidian port.

Nov 22 2017

MDAT-GoG Advisory Notice 004/NOV/17

Advisory 004/NOV/17 1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH/ATTEMPTED BOARDING

Nov 21 2017

Warning – Warning – Warning 001/NOV/2017

WARNING-WARNING-WARNING WARNING 001/NOV/2017 ATTACK On 21 NOV 2017 at 1940 UTC. MV reported being under Attack by 4 Armed Skiffs in POSN 14-08.7N 048-57.3E (Near Mukulla Port).

Nov 21 2017

UPDATE WARNING 001/NOV/2017

UPDATE WARNING 001/NOV/2017 ATTACK- 14-08.7N 048-57.3E Incident now complete. Vessel and crew are safe.

Nov 21 2017

Albacora tuna vessel escapes Somali pirate attack

A vessel owned by Spanish tuna fishing giant Albacora, Galerna III, managed to escape a pirate attack northwest of the island of Mahe, in international waters, El Correo reported.

Nov 21 2017

Destroyer USS Benfold collided with Japanese tug

US Navy destroyer USS Benfold collided with Japanese commercial tug after tug lost propulsion, on Nov 18 in Sagami Bay, Kanagawa Prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, during towing exercise.

Nov 20 2017

Three Kidnapped Crew Rescued in the Philippines

Three crew members of the bulk carrier Giang Hai have been rescued by the Philippine government troops during a military operation in Kang Tipayan Island, Tawi-Tawi.

Nov 17 2017

Who’s guilty in Egypt’s accident?

Captain Ted Re: Chinese Very Large Container Ship seized in Egypt UPDATE Unfortunately, cranes are often left in the area of berthing. Most terminals have however in their regulations that during berthing the area has to be freed of cranes.

Nov 15 2017

Singaporean bulk carrier attacked, 10 crew kidnapped and freed, Nigeria

Bulk carrier VENUS BAY was attacked and boarded by armed pirates at 0822 UTC Nov 11, while drifting in position 04 07N 007 00E, some 23 nm south of Bonny, Bight of Bonny, Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria.

Nov 14 2017

Explosion and fire at Yantian Shenzhen Container Terminal

In the evening Nov 10 explosion and ensuing fire reportedly occurred in the containers stacked at Yantian Container Terminal, Shenzhen, Guandong, China.

Nov 14 2017

Yemen suicide bomb kills at least six in city of Aden

Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said.

Nov 14 2017

Suspicious death of 2nd officer on board of Russian ship

Police in Toyama Shinko port, Honshu, Japan, was alerted in the morning Nov 12 by ship’s agent call, reporting the death of a crew member on board of Russian ro-ro ship IMAN, docked at Toyama Shinko.

Nov 13 2017

Container ship KEA TRADER broke in two

Container ship KEA TRADER, aground on a reef off New Caledonia since July 11, on Nov 13 was reported to break in two. The ship was found total loss, to be scrapped. All fuel was syphoned, containers offloaded, but not all – a number of drifting containers was spotted at around 1600 LT Nov 12 around position 22 00S 168 40E.

Nov 13 2017

Ferry fire, 500 people evacuated, Mallorca, Spain

Fire erupted in one of the cars on cargo deck of ferry TARIQ IBN ZIYAD at night Nov 11 when vessel, with some 500 people on board, was under way from Marseille to Algeria in Balearic sea north of Mallorca.

Nov 13 2017

Cargo ship sank in southern Taiwan Strait

Cargo ship YU TONG 1 sank in the morning Nov 12 in waters of Guandong Province, China, southern Taiwan Strait, near Shantou, some 3 nm off the coast.

Nov 13 2017

Thurso Lifeboat in nine-hour storm-hit rescue

Six fishermen were brought to shore by a lifeboat crew in a nine-and-a-half hour rescue in stormy seas. The men’s creel boat, Sparkling Line, broke down off the north Sutherland coast on Thursday. Thurso lifeboat was launched to go to their aid.

Nov 10 2017

MDAT-GoG Advisory Notice 002/NOV/17

ADVISORY NOTICE 002/NOV/2017 Category: Attempted boarding

Nov 10 2017

Nigerian Navy declares war on Niger Delta Avengers

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibo-Ete Ibas, declared on Monday, that the Nigerian Navy had reinforced security measures to combat militancy, insurgency, sea pirates, kidnapping and oil bunkering.

Nov 08 2017

Vietnam devastation – typhoon not the only culprit

Port of Quy Nhon is said to be blocked by numerous ships which sank during typhoon Damrey passage on Nov 4. Most of them rest on bottom, partially above waterline, some on even keel, some listed. In total, 10 ships were sunk by typhoon, 71 crew were rescued or survived by other means, 10 dead and 3 missing.

Nov 08 2017

Bulgarian freighter collided with dam at Venice Lagoon, breached

General cargo ship ALTENAVI collided with dam under construction in Venice Lagoon while leaving Marghera port, Venice, at around 0900 UTC Nov 7.

Nov 08 2017

ADVISORY NOTICE 001/NOV/2017

1. Category: SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

Nov 08 2017

Iranian 5000-TEU container ship crashed into island, Hong Kong, residents fear fire

Iranian container ship TOUSKA ran aground at around 1315 UTC Nov 5, the ship literally crashed into eastern tip of Magazine island, South Horizon, Hong Kong. Residents of South Horizon were alerted by crashing noise, watching sparks from bow’s collision with ground. According to residents, there may be fire on board of TOUSKA, there’s smell of something burning in the air.

Nov 06 2017

Nigeria: Piracy – Foreign Shipping Firms Pay N14 Billion to Escort Vessels in Nigeria

Lagos — Due to the volatile nature of Nigeria waterways, foreign shipping companies spend over N13.76 billion ($45 million) annually to escort their vessels from one point to another on Nigeria’s waterways, LEADERSHIP has learnt.

Nov 06 2017

FUJAIRAH PORT – STS inspections by the Harbour Master prior to STS operations

On 26 October 2017 Fujairah Harbour Master issued the attached notice to Mariners No. 231 which states that “Ships undergoing ship to ship oil cargo operation should pass a safety inspection conducted by Port Authority to confirm the vessels are in a good condition to conduct S.T.S oil cargo operation.”

Nov 06 2017

UAE’s Aframax tanker boarded by pirates, Singapore Strait

Underway tanker GP T2 was attacked by pirates at night Oct 30 in Singapore Strait, some 6.5 nm northeast of Terumbu Betata, Batam Island, Indonesia, reported ReCAAP.

Oct 31 2017

Pirates steal vessel donated to Nigeria by Japan

FINDINGS have revealed that a fishing and research vessel donated by the Japanese Government to the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCF&MT) in Lagos has been stolen by pirates. This is even as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) disclosed that it has been able to trace the missing vessel to neighboring Cameroun.

Oct 30 2017

Warning 003/OCT/2017 UPDATE 001

Description: This event refers to Warning 003/OCT/17. On 25th October 2017 at 20:05ZHrs, a merchant tanker was attacked in position 03°35.5N 006°49.2E (200°/50NM from Bonny Island, NIGERIA).

Oct 26 2017

Singapore: Two More Bodies of Dredger Crew Recovered, One Still Missing

Two more bodies of seafarers, former crew members of JBB De Rong 19 dredger, have been recovered in Singapore territorial waters since the fatal collision between the dredger and tanker Kartika Segara that occurred on September 13.

Oct 24 2017

Rough Weather Causes Reefer to List off France

The 10,603 dwt reefer vessel Baltic Performer has suffered a list after its cargo shifted in inclement weather conditions, according to French Préfecture maritime Atlantique.

Oct 24 2017

Nigerian stowaways terrorised bulk carrier crew, Master issued distress signal

Bulk carrier FRIEDERIKE requested assistance while en route from Lagos Nigeria to Buenos Aires Argentina, reporting mutiny on board. 4 Nigerian stowaways mutinied and were a threat to crew. Bulk carrier was advised to change course and proceed to anchorage southeast of Montevideo.

Oct 24 2017

Two Missing after Barge Explosion off Port Aransas

Two crew members are missing following an explosion and fire aboard a barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, according to the United States Coast Guard.

Oct 23 2017

Rough Tides for Shipowners as Stowaway Numbers Soar

News stories concerning the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean have diverted attention away from the stowaway problem which brings about serious risks for ship owners. Though the central migrant routes are based in and around Libya and the Arabian Peninsula, South African ports have seen a rise in stowaways boarding vessels.

Oct 16 2017

ARX Maritime awarded “Best Security Product or Service of the Year” at prestigious industry awards

London, 12th September 2017 – ARX Maritime’s Anti-Boarding and Climbing System (ABaC) was acknowledged as the Best Security Product of 2017 by The Safety at Sea Awards.

Oct 16 2017

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Aug 31 2017

January-June 2017 Half Yearly Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

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