After Beirut blast

Macron promises angry Beirut crowds aid won't go to "corrupt hands"

Beirut - French President Emmanuel Macron promised angry Lebanese crowds in shattered Beirut that aid to rebuild the city would not go to „corrupt hands“ and he urged the political authorities to carry out reforms or risk plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.Macron was speaking during the first visit by a foreign leader to the Lebanese capital since the biggest blast in its history tore through the city

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After blast, Lebanon has less than a month's grain reserves

Beirut - Lebanon's main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month's reserves of the grain but still with enough flour to avoid a crisis, the economy minister said on Wednesday

Persian Gulf

Six square-km oil slick near Bushehr

Teheran - Iranian teams have cleaned up an oil slick near field in the northern region of the Gulf that had extended over a six-square-km (2.3 square mile) area, an Iranian maritime official said on Saturday

U.S. Defence

"We need $10B to pay contractors’ Coronavirus expenses," Pentagon tells Congress

Washington - The Pentagon needs Congress to approve “around $10 billion” to cover defense contractors’ coronavirus-related expenses, a top defense official said Monday. Alan Shaffer, deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, became the first Defense Department official to put a price tag on the relief effort

Troubles in the Med

Libya releases 14 Ukrainian seafarers after three years in jail

Tripoli - 14 Ukrainian seafarers who were arrested off Libya in 2017 have finally returned home. None of them were ever formally charged with a crime, but officials in Tripoli held them for more than three years. The Ukrainian crew and their ship, the product tanker "Ruta", were intercepted by Libyan Navy forces in April 2017 and detained for allegedly smuggling a cargo of diesel

The ship departed from Algeciras

Maersk boxship hit by explosion off Maryland, crewman evacuated

Ocean City - A containership operated by Danish shipping major Maersk suffered an explosion some 275 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, USA, on 5 June. The explosion, which occurred in the engine room of the Post-Panamax vessel "Laura Maersk", caused burn injuries to a crewmember and disabled the vessel, the US Coast Guard said

Nine firefighters injuried

Jaxport car carrier fire contained but not out

Jacksonville - Fire officials in Jacksonville, Florida, say the blaze aboard the "Höegh Xiamen" has been contained but not extinguished. The fire was reported on the seventh deck of the car carrier shortly after loading operations

After container loss

AMSA detains "APL England" over inadequate lashing arrangements

Singapore - "APL England", a Singapore-flagged 5,780 TEU containership, which lost around 40 containers in heavy weather off Sydney last week, has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). Inspections of "APL England" have found inadequate lashing arrangements for cargo and heavily corroded securing points for containers on the deck

Close to Port Canaveral

SpaceX ship rescues boater

Port Canaveral - The crew of the SpaceX Fleet ship "Go Searcher" performed a good Samaritan rescue on Friday while practicing recovery of the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule. The 54-year-old man was rescued by the Good Samaritan vessel near Port Canaveral

Cybersecurity

MSC confirms malware attack

Geneva - Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has confirmed that some of its digital tools and its website were down due to a malware attack. The network outage which was affecting the company’s data centers in Geneva from Friday, April 10, was resolved Wednesday

Trinidad and Tobago

Coast Guardsman charged with Coast Guardsman's death

Port of Spain - Ordinary Seaman Takeem Alexander appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Wednesday charged with the unlawful killing of his colleague, Ordinary Seaman Gyasi Richardson.

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Spanish warship goes aground

La Manga - The Spanish Navy minesweeper “Turia” went aground Tuesday morning off La Manga, a narrow peninsula near Cartagena, Spain. The vessel was engaged in a search for a downed Spanish Air Force C-101 training jet at the time of the casualty

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U.S. Coast Guardsman charged with murder

Unalaska - Seven months after a U.S. Coast Guard seaman was found dead in Unalaska (Aleutinian Islands), a fellow member has been charged with his murder. Seaman Ethan Tucker, 19, of Ludington, MI, was charged Wednesday with killing Ethan Kelch, another 19-year-old seaman

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One dead in fishing vessel fire off Catalonia

Port de la Selva - One fisherman died and four were injured Friday when a fire broke outaboard a trawler off Port de la Selva, Catalonia. At about 08.00 hours, while the trawler “Barranco” was operating in French waters, she caught fire due to unknown causes

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IMB: global piracy drops by 42% in Q1 2019

London - The first quarter of 2019 saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, compared to the first three months of 2018, a report shows, According to the report issued by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB)

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Three killed in submarine explosion

Bandar Abbas - Three staffers in Iran’s defense industries have been killed in an explosion in a submarine under construction in the country’s south. The explosion took place at a ship-building factory about 37 kilometers west of the southern port of Bandar Abbas that overlooks the Strait of Hormuz

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Tanker grounds in Greek waters

Gavrio - A small clean tanker ran aground near the Port of Gavrio,Andros island in Greece, on March 16. The 1,000 dwt “Agios Georgios I” grounded after it struck on rocks that knocked a small hole in the ship’s hull, Hellenic Coast Guard said

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Crashes heap pressure on Boeing

Addis Ababa - Investigators into the Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world’s biggest planemaker

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Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX

Addis Ababa - The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday

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Grounded bulker spills fuel oil on reef

Guadalcanal - The grounded bulker “Solomon Trader” has spilled an estimated 60 tonnes of fuel oil onto a sensitive reef on Rennell Island, the southernmost island in the Solomons. She has an estimated 600 tonnes remaining on board, raising the possibility of additional pollution before salvage efforts are completed

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Tanker officer dies due to poor safety culture

Hull - An officer aboard the chemical oil tanker “Nabucco” died following an accident at Associated British Ports (ABP) Terminal number 1 jetty in Saltend, Hull, according to an accident report released on February 15. The accident occurred on June 26, 2017, as the GEFO-operated tanker was berthed alongside in Saltend

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Japan repatriates 6 North Koreans found at sea

Tokyo - Six North Korean men who had drifted into Japanese waters were repatriated on Friday by Japanese authorities, using a route that goes through China, according to reports. All six North Koreans were found in a “state of distress” in the Sea of Japan near the coast of Aomori and Shimane Prefectures in January

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Hapag Lloyd ship battling fire off Canada

Frankfurt - German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Friday that it was trying to extinguish a fire on its “Yantian Express” container vessel off Canada’s east coast but was being hampered by bad weather. A spokesman for Hapag Lloyd said the fire broke out on Thursday in a container on deck

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Two crew missing after car carrier suffers fire

Oahu - Search efforts have continued for two missing crew members of the Panama-flagged car carrier “Sincerity Ace” following a significant vessel fire in the middle of the Pacific. US Coast Guard, Navy and good Samaritans aboard merchant vessels continue the search for the crew members after the fire

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Fire shuts unit at Moscow oil refinery

Moscow - Fire crews battled for more than three hours before extinguishing the blaze at the refinery in the capital’s Kapotnya district, the emergency ministry said.

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Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 dead

Baku - Three seamen have died from an unspecified toxic substance that poisonedall 11 crew members of an Iranian cargo ship on the Caspian Sea. According to the report, the crew of the vessel, “Nazmehr”, was transferred to a hospital in Baku

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Seafarer dies on board Stena Line’s vessel

Fishguard - A crew member on board “Stena Europe”, a ferry owned by Stena Line, and operated on their Fishguard-Rosslare service, died last week: “Stena Line can confirm that unfortunately an onboard employee died during one of its sailings between Fishguard-Rosslare on Wednesday 26th September 2018,”

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Genoa: two suspects for the “explosive” container

Genova - Two people have been added to the list of suspects held by substitute prosecutor Fabrizio Givri after a container containing seven tonnes of potentially explosive substances were discovered in the port of Pra’

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Tanker with 19 crew on board missing in piracy

Dakar - A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board, most of them Georgians, has gone missing in pirate-plagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week, the ship’s managers and the crew agency said on Wednesday.

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“STI Poplar” damages dock at Ploce Port

Ploce - A tanker loaded with oil rammed into a dock in the Croatian Port of Ploce, causing significant damage that left the port’s liquid cargo terminal inoperable. According to local media, the tanker smashed into the dock causing a portion of the quay wall and the unloading infrastructure to fall into the sea and sink

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Hundreds injured as platform collapses into sea

Madrid - Hundreds of people were hurt, five seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, state television RTVE reported. There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident

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Migrants’ return to Libya by Italian boat could breach international law -UN

Rome - A rescue operation in which an Italian towboat rescued more than 100 migrants and returned them to Libya earlier this week may have been in breach of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday: an Italian towboat rescued 108 migrants from international waters on Monday and took them to Libya

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Car carrier hits ground off Sweden

Foftahammar - The Panama-flagged car carrier “Makassar Highway” ran aground in the Tjust archipelago, off the coast of Loftahammar, Sweden in the morning hours of July 23. An undisclosed amount of oil leaked from the vessel following the incident

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“State negligence contributed to ‘Sewol’ tragedy”

Seoul - The South Korean Government also shoulders the responsibility for the “Sewol” tragedy that took the toll of over 300 lives back in 2014. As such, a local court has ordered the government and the shipping company to compensate the victims’ families USD 177, 000 for each deceased passenger

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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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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

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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

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Damaged cargo ship towed safely to Tallinn

Tallinn - A cargo ship that started taking on water off the coast of Finlandhas been towed to a port in Tallinn, Estonia. Maritime rescue officials say no environmental damage was incurred. On March 8, Finland’s Border Guard received a distress message from a cargo ship in waters south of Finland

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Container ships collided in port

Taipei - Container ship “Kuo Chang” struck berthed container ship “He Bin” at Taichung Harbor, Taiwan, around noon Mar 9, while maneuvering. Strong wind said to be the culprit. Both ships sustained damages, Chinese container ship suffered several damaged containers, three cargo bays and ladder

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Awkward track repair lies beneath derailment

Milan - There is a problem with the story of the train that derailed at Pioltello, killing three and injuring 100, in which the line managers swear that everything was as it should have been: there was a wooden wedge under the broken rail

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Two burned on 10th anniversary of Thyssen tragedy

Turin - First a sudden fire, then the spurt of burning hot gas that hit them. This is how two maintenance staff were seriously burned in Turin. The accident at Vaber, a chemical company with longstanding ties to the city, took place on the day when Turin commemorates the tenth anniversary of the seven steelworkers who died

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Two tanker incidents reported, 14 dead

Piraeus - Two incidents involving tankers, which resulted in fatalities, were reported this week. First, four workers were killed in an explosion in a tank of an LR1 under construction at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding shipyard in Jinhae, South Korea for unnamed Greek interests, last Sunday

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At least 18 dead as Russian bus falls into sea

Moscow - Russian authorities say at least 18 people are dead after a bus packedwith construction workers fell into the sea in a southern region near Crimea. The federal Investigative Committee said the accident occurred at about 8 a.m. on August 25 as the bus was carrying workers after a shift building a pier

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Passenger ships collided at Piraeus... again

Piraeus - Ro-ro passenger ship “European Express” broke off her mooring and collided with docked next to her ro-ro passenger ship “Aqua Jewel” at Perama Ship Repair Yard in the morning Aug 13. Both vessels said to suffer damages, extent unknown, but no leak reported

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Anti-migrant ship in trouble refuses help from NGO

Tripoli - Like a sort of Nemesis,the “Defend Europe” ship which arrived near the Libyan coast to discourage NGO ships committed to rescuing migrants, saw one of those very ships come to its rescue after an engine problem

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Missing world’s largest private submarine

Copenhagen - Said to be the largest private-built submarine in the world, “Nautilus”, sank at night Aug 10 at Kastrup Havn, Copenhagen, Denmark. Owner and builder of u-boat, Danish entrepreneur and inventor Peter Madsen, jumped into water and survived ordeal

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Maersk to restore operations after cyber attack

Copenhagehn - Danish shipping giant Maersk said that it expects its container operations to get back to normal early next week, after the recent cyber attack that affected its shipments. Specifically, the company informed this week that it had restored its major IT systems

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Captain commits suicide during voyage

Tilbury - A captain of a container ship has apparently committed suicide duringa voyage from New York, United States to Tilbury, the UK, according to Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). The 2,824 TEU “Santa Bettina” was one week into its voyage when the captain apparently took his own life on board

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German “Glory” attacked, 6 crew kidnapped

Brass - General cargo vessel Antigua and Barbuda “Glory” was attacked by armed pirates at around midday May 17 in position 03 59N 006 46E, some 40 nm southeast of Brass, Nigeria, Bight of Bonny. Pirates kidnapped six crew and fled

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Jolly Nero tragedy, captain receives sentence / GALLERY

Genova - May 7 2013, at 23:05: while executing the manoeuvre to exit the port of Genoa, the engine of the cargo ship “Jolly Nero” went dead. Something went wrong, gave way, and that big ship smashed into the Control Tower, destroying it, and causing the death of nine people and injuring four

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Master of detained ship died on board

Contantia - The master aboard the “Geo Star” which has been detained since Jan 31, 2017 in Agigea Port in Constantia after a port state control, has died on board due to a heart failure. A rescue team had tried for more than 45 minutes to resuscitate him in vain

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Six killed in crane collapse at SHI shipyard / GALLERY

Seoul - Six people died and more than 20 were injured when a crane collapsed at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on Monday, Yonhap News Agency said. The incident took place during the construction of an oil platform for French energy company Total’s Martin Linge field off Norway

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Seven-year sentence for former FS CEO

Viareggio - Wearing a T-shirt printed with the photo of her smiling daughter Emanuela, Daniela Rombi could hardly stand up from the strain; her husband is gently stroking her head. Those sitting in nearby benches are holding hands. Some attendees have their eyes shut for one last prayer

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Tanker sinking after collision off Japan

Tokyo - Two tankers, the Panama-flagged “Eastern Phoenix” and Japanese “Keihin Maru 8”, collided off Japan’s port of Kehin, Prefecture of Kanagawa, on Sunday, less than two nautical miles from the coast. The 5,025 dwt product tanker “Eastern Phoenix” was slightly damaged

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MSC, NITC giants clash in Singapore Strait

Singapore - The Panama-flagged Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) “Dream II” and containership “MSC Alexandra” collided in the Singapore Strait in the evening hours of August 3, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

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“Jolly”: prosecutor casts doubts on witness

Genoa - Statements by second deck officer Ugo Fedele, regarding the movements of one of the tug boats from one side to the other of the ro-ro “Jolly Nero” just before the moment of impact with Genoa’s port control tower, were deemed “untruthful” by prosecutor Walter Cotugno

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Kidnapped tanker crew liberated

Athens - The four crew members of a chemical tanker that were kidnapped off Nigeria on March 5 have been released and are reported to be in good health, the Hellenic Coast Guard said. The undisclosed owner of the chemical tanker told the coast guard that the crew were freed on March 28th.

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Venice, fire aboard “Star Maria”

Venice - Clean-up operations ended in the late morning, after local firefighters spent the whole night extinguishing the fire that broke out aboard the bulk carrier “Star Maria”, while she was docked at the port of Venice, on Wednesday

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Bulk carrier sinks in East China Sea

Beijing - Bulk carrier identified as “China Star 107” that went missing for four days sank in East China Sea, according to the latest update from Fujian maritime rescue center, cited by local media. Namely, the search and rescue teams that were looking for the missing bulker have identified a wreck

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China wants deeper anti-terror ties with Arabs

Beijing - China wants to develop deeper defence and anti-terrorism tieswith the Arab world, including joint exercises, intelligence sharing and training, the government said in a policy document released by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday

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Three bodies recovered near “Thorco Cloud”

Singapore - Three bodies have been recovered near the wreckage of the sunken“Thorco Cloud” almost two weeks after the freighter sank in the Singapore Strait. Copenhagen-based Thorco Shipping says it was informed by local search and rescue officials that over Christmas teams recovered three bodies

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Four bodies found on Turkish ship

Iskenderun - Four bodies have been found on board a Turkish-flagged ship that was sent from Taiwan back to Turkey, Turkish media reported. The bodies found on board the 52,000-dwt bulker are believed to belong to refugees or stowaway and are reported to had been detected during maintenance work in Taiwan

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Stena convicted in fatal rig accident case

Sidney - Stena Drilling, a drilling contractor, has been convicted and fined over a fatal accident in which two workers died on its drilling rig in Australia three years ago. The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria imposed a criminal penalty of $330,000 against Stena Drilling for the company’s failure

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The wreck of the “Gokbel” has been recovered

Ravenna - The recovery operation for the wreck of the Gokbel,the ship that sank on 28 December 2014 after a collision with the freighter “Lady Aziza”, has been successfully completed off the coast of Ravenna. Six Turkish sailors died on board the “Gokbel”

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Cruise ship smashed into tanker / VIDEO

Gallipoli - The tanker “STI Pimlico” was severely damaged in a collision with the “Celestyal Crystal” on June 27, 2015. The cruise ship collided with the product tanker at 01.25 a.m. at the northern entrance of Dardanelles Strait in front of Gallipoli lighthouse passing the strait in North-South direction

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Maersk boxship grounds

The shipowner denied that the Danish-flagged ship had been involved in a collision with another vessel. Earlier reports alleged that the containership may have struck the Liberian-flagged bulker “Margaret Oldendorff” “Margaret Oldendorff”

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Greek ferry aground in Kasos

Kasos - A Greek ferry ran aground on Wednesday evening at the island of Kasos, the Hellenic Coast Guard said. The ro-pax ferry Vitsentzos Kornaros ran aground due to strong winds during manouvering attempts aimed at mooring the ship

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ReCAAP ISC reports rise in sea robberies

Singapore - Singapore anti-piracy watchdog ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) reported 10 incidents of robberies onboard ships in January 2015, a slight increase as compared with eight incidents in January 2014

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“Good Faith” crewmen being airlifted to safety / VIDEO

Athens - Video has emerged of crewmen being airlifted to safety from a cargo vessel which ran aground near an Aegean Sea island in Greece. According to Greek authorities, rescuers have been able to reach the 22 crewmen stranded on the vessel, which has been taking in water

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“Concordia”, Domnica suing for €200,000

Grosseto - Domnica Cemortan,the young Moldavian woman who accompanied Francesco Schettino on the command bridge when the “Costa Concordia” hit the rocks off the coast of Giglio Island, is seeking €200,000 in compensation

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Two crew killed in LPG tanker blast

Kuala Lumpur - Two crew members of South Korean tanker “Calla” were killedin an explosion that occurred late Wednesday offshore Malaysia, New Strait Times reports. Two more crew members sustained injuries in the blast and have been brought to a hospital in Kuala Terengganu

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Three crew injured in tanker engine blast

Bangkok - Three crew members were seriously injured in a blast on board Thailand-flagged product tanker “Chao Anoma” on Saturday in the Andaman sea. According to Phuket news, the blast did not disable the vessel, however, the vessel diverted its course heading for Phuket, Thailand, for assistance and repairs

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India Navy ship sinks off east coast, one killed

New Delhi - A torpedo recovery vessel sank off the coastal city of Visakhapatnam killing at least one person, the navy said on Friday, in the latest accident to raise concerns about the Asian power’s ageing fleet. Four other crew members are missing from the 28 personnel on board when the ship sank late on Thursday

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“Concordia” sees Genoa / GALLERY

Genoa - The “Concordia” wreck is appeared this afternoon on the Genoa’s horizon. The ship was built by in the local Fincantieri’s shipyard nine years ago. Tomorrow “Concordia” will enter in the port of Genoa, in front of the VTE container terminal

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PM Renzi to be in Genoa for the “Concordia”

Genoa - The Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi,will also be at the arrival of the Concordia in Genoa. Paolo D’Attilio, the vice prefect in charge, confirmed it after a summit. “Renzi, as President of the Council,will be present at the docks at VTE when the “Concordia” finishes its docking manoeuvres.”

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Stranded casino cruise ship frees itself

Savannah - The casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar has freed itself without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Average refloating at 4 meters for “Concordia”

Giglio Island - With the lowering of the starboard sponson S12, yesterday evening, the Concordia has emerged of an additional meter reaching an average refloating of four meters. Divers have worked all night to complete the connection of the chain

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Casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

Savannah - A casino boat on its maiden trip ran aground on rocks off the coast of Georgia overnight and remained stranded hours after daybreak Wednesday, with Coast Guard crews awaiting high tide to attempt to remove the 123 people aboard

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Three seamen missing after cargo sinks west of Crete

thens - A cargo ship sank early on Thursday morning in international waters at about 30 nautical miles west of Crete, with three Russian seamen reported missing, as daily To Vima online reports. The Coast Guard was informed of the Tongan cargo vessel’s distress signal via satellite in the early hours of Thursday morning

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P&I fixed a 100 million cap on “Concordia” dismantling

Genoa - It has been set at 100 million euro the roof that P&I will pay for the “Costa Concordia” dismantling. This was established by the P&I club that attends Costa Crociere. Sources are revealing that insurers would be pushing for a transfer to Turkey of the ship, because there are costs of around 40 million

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Genoa’s 3-part Plan for the “Costa Concordia”

Genoa - Genoa’s proposal for the “Concordia” is an ecological demolitionin three steps. It is in three steps to avoid spillage into the water and to get past the problem of the sea floor being too shallow to allow a wreck to sail with 18.5 metres of its hull submerged, even when supported by caissons