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China tells ships to raise vigilance in Gulf of Guinea

Move comes amid rising attacks in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, where pirates are said by experts to have become more professional while the number of kidnapping cases has surged this year

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

Boxship in collision with Greek minesweeper off Piraeus

Madeira-flagged, Essberger-owned containership Maersk Launceston collided with the Greek minesweeper Kallisto, which had to be towed to port in two pieces. The boxship is at anchor off Piraeus pending further investigations

Greece Containers

P&I pool claims hit record $300m at halfway mark

Ratings agency predicts rate hikes at most clubs, as mutuals feel double whammy squeeze from string of big casualties and coronavirus pandemic

International Insurance

Operation planned to transfer cargo from listing floating storage unit

The 1993-built sanctioned tanker Icaro appears to be heading to the stricken floating storage unit Nabarima, which is laden with crude from the Corocoro field, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows. Two tugs are also near by

Tankers and Gas Casualty

Dangerous cargo link to fatal boxship fire, say investigators

A dangerous compound capable of self-igniting was stored under the deck, where inappropriate firefighting measures were available in the event of an emergency. Issues with the initial response have also been raised in an investigation into the Maersk Honam casualty

Europe Denmark

Floating storage vessel off Venezuela lists, raising concerns of sinking

The US embassy in Trinidad and Tobago issued a statement saying US sanctions on Venezuela do not affect safety, environmental and humanitarian efforts. It urged immediate action to prevent pollution

Tankers and Gas Environment

US Gulf congestion fuels LNG price surge

Blockages to key approach channels to LNG plants in the US Gulf have coincided with an LNG winter demand uptick, which typically starts every October. With no certainty on when restrictions to access for deep-draft vessels will be lifted, Asian prices have risen 

US States Asia Pacific

New Diamond master fined $65,000

The Sri Lankan Attorney General had asked the court to order approximately $1m in restitution, but the court lowered it to approximately $65,000. After paying the fines, Colombo Magistrates’ Court removed the travel restrictions that had been placed on the master

Sri Lanka Tankers and Gas

US channel blocked to deep-draft vessels after hurricane

The US Army Corps of Engineers is currently dealing with a barge that sank in Louisiana’s Calcasieu Ship Channel on Tuesday — one of three obstructions to be removed before deep-draft vessels can resume. The restrictions are adversely impacting the region’s petroleum industry

US States Casualty
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