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Gabon oil workers start 15-day strike at Total facilities

Libreville - Gabon oil workers’ union ONEP began a 15-day strike at the facilities of French oil producer Total on Monday after demands for higher pay and other issues were not met, the union said in a statement.

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Up to 50 missing after 3 boats capsize off Thailand / GALLERY

Pukhet - Up to fifty Chinese tourists are missing while 17 were confirmed dead after threeships carrying over 150 people capsized off Phuket, Thailand. According to a statement by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Songkhla, the ships capsized on July 5 due to inclement weather conditions

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Smart ships and smart… crews? / ANALYSIS

The new technologies wave of digitalization, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc has radically changed the paradigm of a deck officer or engineer role onboard ships.

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Scores dead or missing in Indonesia ferry accident / GALLERY

Jakarta - Some 70 people are dead or missing after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, in the latest deadly maritime accident in the Southeast Asian archipelago. The “KM Lestari” was carrying about 140 passengers and dozens of vehicles when damage to its hull forced the captain to ground the vessel

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Two workers dead in Longview mooring line

Longview - Two workers lost their lives and two more were injured in an incidentat the Port of Longview, US, on June 28. The fatal incident occurred in the early morning hours when one of the vessel lines attached to the Panama-flagged bulk carrier “Ansac Splendor” snapped in half and recoiled toward the dock

Heroes of Giglio Island besieged by creditors

Heroes of Giglio Island besieged by creditors

Ravenna - Silvio Bartolotti says he predicts a “grand future” for his salvage company. What is certain is that his firm, the long-established Ravenna-based Micoperi, is facing a less-than-ideal present. Micoperi gained notoriety for having carried out the process of righting the wreck (parbuclinkg) of the “Concordia” shipwreck

Grounded tanker splits in two off Taiwan

Grounded tanker splits in two off Taiwan

Kaohsiung - One of two tankers that ran aground off Kaohsiung, Taiwan last week, split in two in the morning hours of June 18. According to Taiwan’s Maritime and Port Bureau (MOTC), the tankers were not loaded with cargo at the time

Shipowners stand alone in cutting CO2

Shipowners stand alone in cutting CO2

Athens - The new environmental regulations have been at the center of attention at this year’s edition of Posidonia trade show in Athens, Greece, which took place from 4-8 of June. The upcoming sulphur cap in 2020 and the initiative to halve shipping industry’s carbon footprint by 2050 have been in the spotlight

ZTE apologises after paying ‘disastrous price’ in US sanction case
World’s largest fish factory ship arrested

World’s largest fish factory ship arrested

Chimbote - Agents from the Peruvian Environmental Prosecutor’s Office have detained the “Damanzaihao” as part of an federal criminal investigation based on presumed acts of illegal fishing. Peruvian authorities have also accused the “Damanzaihao”of polluting the marine environment through the illegal discharge

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