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Wakashio case turns spotlight on criminalisation of seafarers

The seafarers’ union says the detention without charge of the Wakashio’s crew in Mauritius highlights the persistent problem of governments scapegoating seafarers after big casualties

International Casualty

Ever Given arrives in Rotterdam four months after blocking Suez Canal

Evergreen-chartered vessel that closed the Suez Canal has been slowly steaming to its destination since it left Egyptian waters. Cargo will be discharged at Rotterdam and Felixstowe

Europe Netherlands

Shoddy casualty investigations putting lives at risk

IMO knocks back proposal to speed up casualty investigations, behind the scenes of the Lloyd’s Open Forum dispute, and how to train seafarers for a changing future

International Casualty

Final Wakashio report held up one year after disaster

The final accident investigation report is still pending one year on. It is being held up by a lack of access to the voyage data recorder and to official ship documents, while the vessel’s master remains in custody

Dry Bulk Casualty

Wind turbine installation vessel tilts off southern China

The vessel was serving a wind farm project run by China General Nuclear Power Corp when the incident happened

Asia Pacific Offshore

Flag states shoot down move to speed up casualty investigations

Despite repeated pledges from the IMO secretariat to require governments to transparently investigate serious shipping casualties, flag states have quietly shot down attempts to impose a time limit on publication of reports. This comes after Lloyd’s List revealed that governments were still failing to publish around 40% of casualty investigations three years after Lloyd’s List first revealed that well over half of all reports were not being completed

International Casualty

Lack of cargo temperature monitoring contributed to Stolt Groenland fireball

Lack of cargo temperature monitoring contributed to the 2019 explosion and fire on the chemical tanker Stolt Groenland, according to an investigation, which found operator Stolt Tankers should have reported an earlier chemical reaction incident on another of its ships

South Korea Casualty

Ever Given further delayed by weather routing

Cargo interests will have to wait until the end of the month before Ever Given finally reaches northern Europe. The ship, which was already slow-steaming, has now paused to avoid rough weather

Europe Evergreen

X-Press Feeders makes first compensation payment

Clean-up operations are still continuing following a fire and the sinking of X-Press Pearl. Salvors are still monitoring the wreck to prevent further pollution

Asia Pacific Sri Lanka
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