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Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Robbery at the Strait of Singapore - December 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel transiting through the Singapore Strait.

Dec 13 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Boarding at Pulau Sambu, Indonesia - December 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted boarding occurred off the coast of Pulau Sambu, Indonesia.

Dec 12 2019

3 Divers Missing after being Trapped in Collapsed Container

Several divers got injured when they got trapped in a collapsed container, while working at the wreck site of the containership VIETSUN INTEGRITY.

Dec 12 2019

Chinese VLCC Flees MMEA Inspection - Malaysia Calls for Ship Seizure

The Panama-flagged VLCC, SILVANA III fled an inspection by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) during the afternoon of December the 5th, prompting Malaysian authorities to call for the seizure of the offending vessel.

Dec 11 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in Indonesian Port Following Collision

The Indonesian-flagged Cargo Ship, SHIMPO 16 capsized during the evening hours of December the 10th after being involved in a collision in the port of Lewoleba, Indonesia.

Dec 11 2019

Tanker Sinks in the Gulf of Siam - Massive Oil Spill Raises Environmental Concerns

The Thai-flagged Tanker, GOLDEN BRIDGE 2 sank during the morning hours of December the 3rd while transiting through the Gulf of Siam, Thailand.

Dec 06 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Tanker Robbed while at Anchor at Tabangao Anchorage, Philippines - November 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Philippines' Tabangao Anchorage.

Dec 04 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Vessel Boarded while Transiting through the Strait of Singapore - November 28th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Dec 04 2019

Three-Vessel Collision in Indonesia's Bakauheni Port

A three-vessel collision occurred in Indonesia between three RoRos during the morning of December 3rd.

Dec 04 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Aggravated Attack at the Strait of Singapore - November 27th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Dec 03 2019

Vessel Grounded off the Coast of Philippines - Crew Abandons Ship

The Belize-flagged Cargo Ship, POSEIDON 34 ran aground during the early morning hours of November the 29th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of the Philippines.

Dec 02 2019

Cargo Ship Master Dies While Attempting to Abandon Sinking Vessel

The Vietnamese-flagged General Cargo Ship, TOAN PHAT 68 sank during the morning hours of November the 30th while transiting through the South China Sea.

Dec 02 2019

General Cargo Vessel Starts Sinking off the Coast of Vietnam - 18 Seafarers Rescued

The Thailand-flagged General Cargo Vessel, NORDANA SOPHIE started experiencing water ingress and began to sink during the early morning hours of November the 28th, while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Vietnam

Nov 28 2019

Second Officer aboard Containership goes Missing, S&R Cancelled after Two Days

The Second Officer on board the Singapore-flagged Containership, THALASSA PATRIS went missing during the evening hours of November the 22nd while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Nov 28 2019

Malaysia Launches S&R Mission for Missing Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer aboard the Panama-flagged General Cargo Ship, MARIWIT was reported as missing during the afternoon of November 24th while the vessel was transiting off Penang, Malaysia.

Nov 27 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Vessel Robbed at Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia - November 24th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel transiting off Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia.

Nov 26 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Bulk Carrier Boarded at Tanjung Bulat, Malaysia - November 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting off Tanjung Bulat, Malaysia.

Nov 26 2019

Containership Sinks off the Coast of Indonesia - All Seafarers Sucessfully Rescued

The Indonesian-flagged Containership, MITRA SEJAHTERA IX sank during the morning hours of November the 23rd while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.

Nov 26 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Robbery at the Strait of Singapore - November 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Nov 22 2019

Abu Sayyaf Group Issues Ransom Demand for Release of Captive Seafarers

The Philippines-based Jihadist militant group, Abu Sayyaf (ASG) has officially made a ransom demand in order to guarantee the release of their latest kidnap victims.

Nov 22 2019

Tanker Seized Following Singapore Court Decision

The Belize-flagged, Chinese-owned Tankship, ECHO STAR, was seized at the request of the Blue Fleet Group following a court decision by the High Court of Singapore.

Nov 20 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Boarding near Pulau Cula, Indonesia - October 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel near Pulau Cula, Indonesia.

Oct 31 2019

Gas Explosion Rocks Bulk Carrier - 1 Seafarer Dead

A gas explosion occurred on board the Singapore-flagged Capesize bulk carrier, CAPE INDIA during the afternoon hours of October the 28th as the vessel was transiting through the Makassar Strait.

Oct 29 2019

Environmental Disaster as Vessels Collide in Chittagong Port - Over 10 Tons of Diesel Spill into the Karnaphuli River

The Bangladeshi Product Tanker, DESH-I collided with the lighter vessel, CITY-38 during the early morning hours of October the 23rth while at Bangladesh’s Chittagong port.

Oct 28 2019

Aggravated Attack at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - October 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Indonesia's Belawan Anchorage.

Oct 23 2019

Pirates Board Vessel at Pilau Cula, Indonesia - October 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel near Pulau Cula, Indonesia.

Oct 23 2019

Aggravated Robbery at the Singapore Straits - October 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an aggravated robbery took place onboard a ship transiting through the Singapore Straits.

Oct 21 2019

Two Workers Die in Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard after Inhaling Toxic Gas

Two workers have died after inhaling toxic gas at a Bangladeshi shipbreaking yard.

Oct 16 2019

Two Vessels Sink in the Taiwan Strait - 13 Seafarers Rescued, 12 Missing

Thirteen seafarers were rescued and twelve are considered missing after two vessels capsized while transiting through the Taiwan Strait on October the 6th.

Oct 08 2019

Cargo Ship Boarded in the Strait of Malacca - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Strait of Malacca.

Oct 04 2019

Indonesian Government Discovers the Sinking Site of the Nur Allya - 25 Seafarers Feared Dead

The Indonesian government has finally managed to locate the sinking site of the MV Nur Allya, which disappeared some six weeks ago while transiting through the Indonesian Archipelago.

Oct 03 2019

Tanker Robbed at the Lubuk Gaung SDS Terminal, Indonesia - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at the Lubuk Gaung SDS Terminal, Indonesia.

Oct 03 2019

Vessel Boarded while Transiting through the Singapore Straits - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Singapore Straits.

Oct 02 2019

Second Vessel Robbed at Johor, Malaysia - September 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a second vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Oct 01 2019

Tanker Robbed at India's Kakinada Anchorage - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a tankship at India's Kakinada Anchorage.

Oct 01 2019

Attempted Robbery at Balikpapan, Indonesia - September 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a tanker berthed at Balikpapan, Indonesia.

Sep 30 2019

Massive Explosion Rocks Stolt Tanker

A massive explosion rocked the Cayman Islands-flagged Oil Products Tanker, STOLT GROENLAND during the morning hours of September the 28th while the vessel was docked at Ulsan Port, South Korea.

Sep 30 2019

Vessel Robbed off the Coast of Johor, Malaysia - 25th of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Sep 27 2019

Attempted Boarding at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines - 23rd of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines.

Sep 27 2019

Three Seafarers Kidnapped off the Coast of Sabah, Malaysia - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, kidnapping three crewmen in the process.

Sep 24 2019

Indian Coast Guard Seizes $42 Million Worth of Ketamine from Myanmarese Vessel

On September the 19th, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) intercepted a Myanmarese vessel transiting through the Nicobar Islands, seizing over $42 million in ketamine in the process.

Sep 24 2019

General Cargo Ship Gets Caught in Typhoon - Crashes on Rocks, Develops List - Crew Members Abandon Vessel

The crew of the Mongolian-flagged General Cargo Ship, VANWAH had to abandon their vessel after being caught in Typhoon Tapah.

Sep 23 2019

Bangladeshi Cargo Vessel Sinks in the Bay of Bengal - 152 Containers Lost at Sea

The Bangladesh-flagged Cargo ship, Gulf Argo capsized during the evening hours of September the 12th while transiting through the Bay of Bengal.

Sep 16 2019

Vessel Sinks in the Bay of Bengal - 3 Rescued, 9 Missing

The Bangladesh lighter vessel, Hera Parbat-8 sank into the Chattogram Bay during the early morning hours of September the 12th.

Sep 13 2019

Vessel Sinks Following Collision - 3 Seafarers Rescued, Captain Dead

The mooring ship, PMB VI sank as a result of a collision that occurred off the coast of Indonesia during the evening hours of the September the 10th.

Sep 12 2019

Vessel Robbed at Johor, Malaysia - September 8th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Johor, Malaysia.

Sep 12 2019

Vessel Capsizes at New Mandalore Port - Crew Charged for Abandoning the Vessel

The Indian-flagged Dredger, TRIDEVI PREM, suffered water ingress and capsized during the evening of September the 3rd, two miles from the Port of New Mangalore, India.

Sep 04 2019

Two Killed, 5 Injured in Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard Accident

Two workers were killed, and several others were injured while working at a Ship Breaking yard in Bangladesh.

Sep 03 2019

Cargo Ship Robbed at the Port of Sandakan, Malaysia - August 27th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while Sandakan Port, Malaysia

Sep 02 2019

Aggravated Attack in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - August 22nd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 30 2019

Tanker Attacked in Johor, Malaysia - August 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Johor, Malaysia.

Aug 30 2019

Filipino Seafarer Falls overboard from Tanker off the Coast of Taiwan

A Filipino seafarer fell overboard while working onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, KSL Singapore.

Aug 28 2019

Flames Envelop Philippine Ferry - 4 Dead, 24 Missing

The Philippine-flagged Ferry, LITE FERRY 16 caught on fire during the evening hours of August the 27th while approaching Dapitan City, Philippines.

Aug 28 2019

Bulk Carrier Issues Distress Call - Authorities Fear Capsizing Due to Ore Liquefaction - 25 Crew Members Missing

The Indonesian-flagged Bulk Carrier, Nur Allya is feared to have capsized after her crew sent out a distress call on August the 25th.

Aug 26 2019

Vessel Robbed in Batam Anchorage, Indonesia - August 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while in Indonesia's Batam Anchorage

Aug 26 2019

Drilling Ship Develops Heavy Listing & Water Ingress - Crew Abandons Vessel

The Indonesian-flagged Drilling Ship, PATRA OFSSHORE started experiencing water ingress during the afternoon hours of August the 22nd.

Aug 23 2019

Crew Members Hijack Vessel – 7 Dead, Several Missing, 13 Taken Hostage

A deadly altercation onboard an Indonesian vessel has seen several dead & missing, while a number of crewmen have been taken hostage.

Aug 21 2019

Attempted Robbery at Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia - August 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery on a vessel in Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 19 2019

Vessel Robbed off Port Klang, Malaysia - August 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Port Klang, Malaysia.

Aug 15 2019

Attempted Robbery in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - July 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 12 2019

Singapore Discovers Record Breaking Amount of Elephant Ivory in Container Vessel

Authorities in Singapore have seized over 8.8 tons of elephant ivory and over 12 tons of pangolin scales from a Container Vessel transiting through the port on its way to Vietnam.

Jul 24 2019

Vessel Robbed while Transiting through the Strait of Singapore - July 16th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Jul 18 2019

Gantry Crane Collapses after Collision with Container Ship

The Panama-flagged Container Ship, SOUL OF LUCK, crashed into a pier at Indonesia’s Semarang Port, before hitting the berthed Indonesian-flagged Cargo Ship, KM CERIA 8.

Jul 15 2019

Two Officers Die in Unknown Circumstances onboard LPG Tanker

The Liberian-flagged LPG Tanker, GAS AEGEAN had to interrupt her journey on July 8th after two of its crew were found dead on board.

Jul 12 2019

Bulk Carriers Collide in Singapore Anchorage – Hull Breached, Cargo Hold Flooded

The Maltese-flagged Bulk Carrier KLIMA collided with the Marshall-Islands flagged Bulk Carrier, SPRING SNOW in the evening July 4th while the two vessels were undergoing bunkering operations in Singapore anchorage.

Jul 10 2019

Barge Capsizes during Cargo Operations - Further Contaminates Solomon Islands Reef

On June the 1st an accident during cargo operations saw over 5,000 tons of bauxite released into the waters of Kangava Bay, Solomon Islands.

Jul 09 2019

Chinese Cargo Ship Grounded on Rocks, Prompting Evacuation

The Chinese General Cargo Ship, RONG HAI 79 was grounded on the afternoon of July the 4th while transiting through the East China Sea.

Jul 05 2019

Chinese Container Ship Sinks after being Caught in a Storm

The Chinese-flagged Container Ship, MEI CHENG 866 sank in the early morning hours of July the 4th after encountering bad weather while transiting off the Gulf of Tonkin.

Jul 05 2019

China Raises Threat Level for Ships Sailing through the Strait of Malacca

According to a notice posted on a ministry website on June the 2nd, Beijing has asked Chinese shipping companies to raise the security level on ships transiting through the Strait of Malacca.

Jul 04 2019

Vessel Robbed in Jakarta, Indonesia - June 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while berthed at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jul 03 2019

Fire Ravages Indonesian Container Ship

Indonesian-flagged Container Ship, PERSADA X caught on fire during the early morning hours of June the 29th while docked at Tanjung Perak Port, Indonesia.

Jul 01 2019

Fishing Vessel sinks Following Collision with Bulk Carrier – 1 Dead, 9 Missing

The Vietnam-flagged Bulk Carrier, Pacific 01 collided with the Vietnamese fishing vessel, NA 95899 TS during the afternoon of June the 28th while transiting through the Gulf of Tonkin.

Jul 01 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Philippines, 12 Crew Members Rescued

The Phillippine Cargo Ship, MV Eva Mary Grace capsized in the afternoon of June the 25th while undergoing mooring operations in San Fernando, Cebu, Philippines.

Jun 26 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Java Sea

The Indonesian-flagged General Cargo Ship, TIRTA AMARTA sank in the early morning hours of June the 25th while transiting through the Java Sea.

Jun 26 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Detained, Following Collision with Gentry Crane

The Hapag-Lloyd owned, German-flagged Container Ship, Nagoya Express collided with a gantry crane on June the 7th while attempting to unmoor from the Hai Phong International Container Terminal, Vietnam.

Jun 20 2019

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 10 Seafarers off the Coast of Malaysia

Ten gunmen, belonging to the Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, kidnapped 10 fishermen during the early morning hours of June the 18th off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

Jun 19 2019

Car Carrier Fire Forces Crew to Abandon Vessel

The Panama-flagged K-line owned Car Carrier, Diamond Highway, was abandoned and left adrift after a fire broke out on the vessel in the evening of June the 15th.

Jun 18 2019

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