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A limited amount of information sharing could greatly enhance safety and reduce fraud, argues Drewry, with most shippers likely to welcome any measure that will help reduce the risk of delay or damage to their cargoes
Nearly a month after 10 Turkish crew were abducted from the Turkish-flagged 8,928 dwt Paksoy 1 general cargo vessel off Nigeria the seafarers have been released unharmed
The were no reports of injuries to the crew and initial checks showed the vessel is stable. The vessel has diverted to Mundra, where it remains for investigations
Safety recommendations suggesting new guidelines and revisions to operating procedures and manuals have been made in the wake of the accident
The shipyard accident is the second involving gas poisoning in just over two months, following another in China at the end of May
NGO Shipbreaking Platform reports one worker died while helping to cut up a former Evergreen-owned containership
The accident occurred reportedly due to problems with the tugs assisting the berthing
Remaining 15 crew members evacuated safely
While distancing his country from US accusations against Iran, Sheikh Abdullah still reiterated his country’s belief in the need to expand international participation to protect ships in the Middle East Gulf region
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