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Chief Officer Dies in Mooring Line Accident

One seafarer was injured and another one died during a mooring operation, as the Saint Vincent and Grenadines-flagged General Cargo Ship, YALIKOY attempted to berth at a Spanish port.

Oct 09 2019

Spanish Navy Vessel Runs Aground During Salvaging Operation - Crew Evacuates Following Water Ingress

The Spanish Navy Minesweeping vessel, Turia, went aground during the morning hours of August the 27th while transiting off the coast of Cartagena, Spain.

Aug 29 2019

Maersk Vessel Detained over Pollution Charges

The Singapore-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK SEMBAWANG was temporarily detained in the Spanish port of Algeciras, due to excessive emissions originating from the ship’s main engine.

Jul 22 2019

Ferries Collide in the Port of Alcudia, Mallorca

The Spanish-flagged Passenger Ferry, JAUME III, collided with the Spanish-flagged RoRo, ALCANTARA DOS during the morning hours of July the 12th while attempting to berth at Mallorca’s Port d’Alcudia.

Jul 15 2019

Spanish Authorities Seize General Cargo Ship Carrying Over 10 Tons of Hashish

Authorities in Spain have seized over 10 tons of Hashish from the Moldova-flagged General Cargo Ship, HELGA (ship name as reported by AIS: ELG) in the afternoon of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

Grande America Crew Arrested for Arson

Three officers that were working aboard the fire-stricken ConRo vessel, Grande Europa have been arrested in Spain and charged with arson.

Jun 18 2019

Spanish Authorities Seize over 2,5 Tonnes of Cocaine from Fishing Vessel - 7 Crew Members Arrested

The Spanish fishing vessel, Gure Leire, was seized by Spanish authorities on the 27th of May after they discovered over two and a half tonnes of cocaine onboard.

Jun 05 2019

Grimaldi RoRo Catches on Fire South of Mallorca

A fire broke out on the Grimaldi Lines Italian-flagged RoRo, Grande Europa in the early morning hours of May the 15th while the vessel was transiting south of Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain.

May 16 2019

At Least 17 Migrants Died Crossing Into Spain In the Last 24 Hours

At least 17 migrants have died in the last 24 hours, while attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain.

Nov 07 2018

Spanish Forces Raid Vessel in Atlantic, Confiscating 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Spanish Special Operations Police (GEO) boarded a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing over 1400 kilos of cocaine and arresting ten suspects in the process.

Oct 24 2018

Spain Welcomes 600 Refugees Refused from Italy and Malta

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said the country will take in 629 refugees that have been stranded at sea after being refused entry in to Malta and Italy.

Jun 14 2018

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