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X-Press Pearl operator says master bailed following court hearing

The Russian master of the fire-stricken boxship X-Press Pearl was released on bail after appearing in court without charge, according to the vessel’s owner 

Sri Lanka Containers

Sri Lanka probes oil patch near X-Press Pearl

Ship operator X-Press Feeders said a ‘grey sheen’ has been observed emanating from the vessel. There is no confirmed fuel oil pollution yet

Sri Lanka Containers

Suez Canal Authority says Ever Given’s master was responsible for speed before blockage

SCA rejects insurer’s claim that vessel whose grounding caused a six-day shutdown of the key waterway in March was under the charge of local pilots when it entered the southern channel

Egypt Containers

Evergreen vessel returns to Italy to repatriate master’s body

The master of Ital Libera died with a suspected coronavirus infection in April. Since then, no port in Asia has been willing to accept his body for return to Italy

Asia Pacific Evergreen

Divers recover X-Press Pearl’s ‘black box’

Divers have recovered the VDR from the wreck of the X-Press Pearl as the authorities draw up plans to prevent any oil spillage from the fire-stricken containership

Sri Lanka Containers

Declining revenues raise concern over viability of salvage industry

International Salvage Union members reported a total of $98m in revenue from just 52 wreck removal jobs last year, in contrast to a haul of $284m from 101 such services in 2019

International Casualty

Poor packing of dangerous goods implicated in X-Press Pearl fire

Regulations for the carriage of dangerous goods are well established. But even if they are declared, poorly packed containers can lead to disastrous consequences

International Containers

Speed and control will be key to Ever Given dispute

Ever Given was travelling above the Suez Canal’s speed limit when it grounded. But weather conditions made higher speeds necessary for control, but also carried greater risk

Middle East and Africa Egypt

Grounding incident raises questions over use of electronic charts

A study has been carried out by the UK and Danish maritime accident investigation units about the practical application and usability of the Electronic Chart Display and Information System

International Europe
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