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The guide is designed to provide a better understanding of how and when to ventilate given the different types of bulk commodities carried with each having different requirements. Proper ventilation is essential to preventing damage to cargo and to ensure crew safety
An explosion believed to have been caused by a mine has punctured an Economou-owned crude oil tanker berthed at Al Shuqaiq, on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast. Reports said no one was harmed
Environmental experts have likened the Safer to a ‘massive floating bomb’, holding 34 storage tanks of oil that could paralyse Red Sea shipping lanes, befoul Yemen’s coastline and hinder food imports into the poverty-stricken land
Sales and purchase brokers note trend of elderly tanker tonnage being sold to anonymous buyers for sanctions busting
The industry has spent eight months complaining that its key workers should be repatriated swiftly. In reality, it has spent years ignoring protests that rest and work hours regulations are openly flouted
Singapore’s piracy watchdog ReCAAP reported a rise in maritime crime incidents in the Singapore Strait, mostly on the Indonesian side of the shipping lane. Economic hardships in Indonesia brought on by the pandemic may help explain the rise in incidents
Seafarers have been shunned by authorities in many ports as coronavirus fears have overridden the need for crew changes
Three crew were kidnapped from the bunkering tanker Stelios K about 65 nautical miles south of Lagos. The ship was hijacked south of Togo on November 16 but the pirates stayed on board the vessel for a week until next Monday morning, it what a source called a ‘seriously strange’ case
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Many more kidnappings have led shipowners to call for armed guards on ships transiting the Gulf of Guinea. But most of its states forbid non-local guards and sea conditions are not considered suitable for floating armouries
‘Rina’s IT department managed to repel subsequent attacks and immediately took the necessary countermeasures to contain their effects,’ the Italian classification society said
Authorities are working to secure the release of the Togo-flagged bunkering vessel Stelios K after its owners lost contact with the ship on November 16. The vessel has since been reported hijacked. Dryad Global say the crew are safe but the attackers are still on board
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