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Oil Slick Spotted in the Mississippi - Clean Up Underway

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) responded to an oil sheen that was observed off of New Orleans, Louisiana during the afternoon hours of Wednesday the 11th of September.

Sep 17 2019

US Warns of Potential Maritime Threat off the Coast of Yemen

The Us Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued an alert, warning that a “maritime threat” has been reported in the Red Sea off of Yemen.

Sep 17 2019

Bulk Carrier Collides with Terminal, Causing Massive Collapse

The Chinese-flagged Bulk Carrier, HUA JIANG 17 collided with a grain terminal at China’s Taizhou Port shortly after it entered the facility.

Sep 17 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea - September 16th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Sep 16 2019

Tanker Catches on Fire During Refueling Operation at Norway's Sture Oil Terminal

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Liberian-flagged, Aframax Class Crude Oil Tanker, DUBAI HARMONY during the morning hours of Friday the 13th of September.

Sep 16 2019

Bangladeshi Cargo Vessel Sinks in the Bay of Bengal - 152 Containers Lost at Sea

The Bangladesh-flagged Cargo ship, Gulf Argo capsized during the evening hours of September the 12th while transiting through the Bay of Bengal.

Sep 16 2019

Suspicious Activity in Lagos, Nigeria - September 7th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel encountered suspicious activity off Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Sep 16 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  13th of September

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  7th to the 13th of September

Sep 13 2019

Second Chinese Vessel Detained in Australia over Unpaid Wages

Australia’s Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained a second Chinese vessel after it was discovered that the company owed its crew over $100,000 in unpaid wages.

Sep 13 2019

Vessel Sinks in the Bay of Bengal - 3 Rescued, 9 Missing

The Bangladesh lighter vessel, Hera Parbat-8 sank into the Chattogram Bay during the early morning hours of September the 12th.

Sep 13 2019

Bulk Carrier Master Dies in Mooring Line Accident

The Master of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier, UNISON MEDAL, was killed during an accident that occurred in the morning hours of September the 10th while the vessel was docked at the port of Ilo, Peru.

Sep 12 2019

Vessel Sinks Following Collision - 3 Seafarers Rescued, Captain Dead

The mooring ship, PMB VI sank as a result of a collision that occurred off the coast of Indonesia during the evening hours of the September the 10th.

Sep 12 2019

French Courts Sentence Ukrainian Seafarers to 8 Years in Prison over Drug Trafficking

The Lille Criminal Court sentenced nine Ukrainian seafarers to a substantial prison term and a joint fine of over €75 million over their involvement in drug trafficking.

Sep 12 2019

Vessel Robbed at Johor, Malaysia - September 8th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Johor, Malaysia.

Sep 12 2019

Shell Loses $560,000 Daily to Nigerian Oil Thieves

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has issued a statement saying that they lose approximately $560,000 daily in revenue to criminal activities in the Niger Delta.

Sep 11 2019

Authorities in South Africa Seize £4.6 Million worth of Cocaine from Containership

South African authorities seized more than R85 million (Approx. £4.6 Million) worth of drugs during a raid on a vessel docked at Port Elizabeth’s Ngqura Port.

Sep 11 2019

Vessel Boarded at Pointe Noire Anchorage, Republic of Congo - September 4th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage.

Sep 11 2019

Nigerian Navy Arrests Two Trawlers over Illegal Fishing Practices

Two fishing trawlers were arrested in Nigeria, according to a statement released by the Nigerian Navy on Monday the 9th of September.

Sep 10 2019

Containership Loses 72 Containers in Typhoon off the Coast of China

The Chinese-flagged Container Ship, XIN OU 21 lost over 72 containers during the evening hours of September the 5th, while transiting off Zhoushan, China.

Sep 10 2019

Iran Seizes another Vessel over Alleged Fuel Smuggling

Iran seized a vessel transiting through the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday the 7th of September, over its alleged involvement in oil-trafficking.

Sep 10 2019

Car Carrier Catches on Fire before Capsizing - 20 Rescued, 4 Missing

The Marshall Islands-flagged Car Carrier, Golden Ray, caught on fire, developed a heavy list and capsized during the early morning hours of September the 8th while leaving Brunswick, USA.

Sep 09 2019

Double-Homicide onboard Italian Oil Tanker Sailing through the Caribbean

Two seafarers have been stabbed to death onboard the Italian-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, RBD GINO FERRETTI on September the 5th while the vessel was en route from Brazil to the Caribbean.

Sep 09 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Cargo Ship Transiting through the Elbe - 1 Dead, 2 Injured

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Maltese-flagged General Cargo Ship, KELLY during the afternoon hours of September the 6th while the vessel was transiting through the Elbe River.

Sep 09 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - September 6th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  31st of August to the 6th of September

Sep 06 2019

Chinese Bulk Carrier Detained in Australia over Unpaid Wages - Crew Owed $64,000

The Chinese-owned, Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier, Fortune Genius has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in the port of Gladstone, after its crew members reported that they have been underpaid over the last six months.

Sep 06 2019

Royal Navy Vessel Discovers Abandoned Cargo Ship, Drifting through the Mid-Atlantic

The British Royal Navy Patrol Ship, HMS Protector came upon an abandoned vessel on August the 30 while transiting through the mid-Atlantic.

Sep 06 2019

Iran Plans to Release 7 Crew Members from Seized Tanker

According to the owners of the Iranian-seized, British-flagged Oil Tanker, Stena Impero, Iran is planning to release seven of the 23 crew members onboard the tanker.

Sep 05 2019

UK Authorities Seize Record-Breaking Amount of Heroin from a Maersk Containership at Felixstowe

British authorities have seized a record-breaking 1.3 tonnes of heroin from the Hong Kong-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK GIBRALTAR.

Sep 05 2019

Suspicious Approach in the Arabian Gulf - September 4th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel noticed a suspicious approach while transiting through the Arabian Gulf.

Sep 05 2019

Vessel Attacked in Bab-el-Mandeb - September 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Aden.

Sep 04 2019

Vessel Collides with Bridge Causing Millions in Damages - Police Arrest Crew

The Panama-flagged Tug, Marina Oceanic collided with a bridge in Georgetown, Guyana during the early morning hours of September the 2nd.

Sep 04 2019

Vessel Capsizes at New Mandalore Port - Crew Charged for Abandoning the Vessel

The Indian-flagged Dredger, TRIDEVI PREM, suffered water ingress and capsized during the evening of September the 3rd, two miles from the Port of New Mangalore, India.

Sep 04 2019

Safety in HRAs - Can you Outrun Piracy?

Is increasing the speed of a vessel at risk of piracy the best use of your resources? It is common practice for vessels transiting past the East and West Coasts of Africa to increase speed, all in an attempt to outrun pirates.

Sep 04 2019

Two Killed, 5 Injured in Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard Accident

Two workers were killed, and several others were injured while working at a Ship Breaking yard in Bangladesh.

Sep 03 2019

Two Chinese Fishing Trawlers Arrested in Ghana over Illegal Fishing Practices

Two Chinese-flagged Fishing Trawlers were arrested in Ghana on the August the 27th, over a number of alleged fishery violations.

Sep 03 2019

25 Dead, 9 Missing in California Boat Fire

A fire erupted onboard the dive boat, Conception during the early hours of September the 2nd while the vessel was anchored off the coast of California.

Sep 03 2019

Turkish Dredger Grounds itself to Avoid Sinking

The Turkish-flagged Dredger, KANUNI D.S started experiencing water ingress during the afternoon hours of September the 1st while transiting south of the Dardanelles, Turkey.

Sep 02 2019

RoRo Capsizes in the Philippines - 149 Passengers Evacuated

The Philippine-flagged RoRo, MIKA MARI VIII capsized during the afternoon hours of August the 31st while offloading cargo at Camotes Island, Philippines.

Sep 02 2019

Cargo Ship Robbed at the Port of Sandakan, Malaysia - August 27th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while Sandakan Port, Malaysia

Sep 02 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - August 30th 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  24th to the 30th of August

Aug 30 2019

Aggravated Attack in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - August 22nd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 30 2019

Tanker Attacked in Johor, Malaysia - August 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Johor, Malaysia.

Aug 30 2019

Iran Confirms Sale of Crude Oil Onboard Adrian Darya 1 - Ship Expected to Unload at Turkey

According to a statement by an Iranian State representative, Iran has sold the 2.1 million barrels of crude oil on board the Crude Oil Tanker, Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as Grace1 to an unknown buyer.

Aug 29 2019

ITF Responds to US State Department Policy to Revoke Seafarer Visas

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has issued a statement decrying latest move on behalf of the US State Department to deny US visas to seafarers that have worked on a vessel carrying Iranian oil.

Aug 29 2019

Spanish Navy Vessel Runs Aground During Salvaging Operation - Crew Evacuates Following Water Ingress

The Spanish Navy Minesweeping vessel, Turia, went aground during the morning hours of August the 27th while transiting off the coast of Cartagena, Spain.

Aug 29 2019

Filipino Seafarer Falls overboard from Tanker off the Coast of Taiwan

A Filipino seafarer fell overboard while working onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, KSL Singapore.

Aug 28 2019

Greek Companies Forced to Pay $3 Million in Fines over Air Pollution Offences

The US Department of Justice has fined two Greek shipping companies a total of $3 million for a series of air pollution offences, including false recordkeeping, polluting & obstructing of justice.

Aug 28 2019

Flames Envelop Philippine Ferry - 4 Dead, 24 Missing

The Philippine-flagged Ferry, LITE FERRY 16 caught on fire during the evening hours of August the 27th while approaching Dapitan City, Philippines.

Aug 28 2019

NSM Warns Over Increased Risk of Cyber Attacks

The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) has issued a statement, warning the maritime, oil & gas sectors over an increase in cyber-attacks over the last few months.

Aug 27 2019

Cracks on FPSO off the Coast of Brazil Prompt Crew Evacuation - Oil Spill Detected

Cracks have begun to appear on the hull of the Bahama-flagged FPSO, CICADE DO RIO DE JAINEIRO according to vessel operator, MODEC.

Aug 27 2019

RoRo Sinks in the Gulf of Guinea - 3 Dead, over 80 People Missing

The Norwegian-flagged RoRo AUSTRHEIM capsized and sank during the evening hours of August the 25th while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Aug 27 2019

Bulk Carrier Issues Distress Call - Authorities Fear Capsizing Due to Ore Liquefaction - 25 Crew Members Missing

The Indonesian-flagged Bulk Carrier, Nur Allya is feared to have capsized after her crew sent out a distress call on August the 25th.

Aug 26 2019

Massive Fire on Indonesian RoRo - Passengers Abandon Vessel, 309 Rescued, 4 Dead

A massive fire erupted on the Indonesian-flagged RoRo, KM SANTIKA NUSANTARA during the early morning hours of August the 23rd while the vessel was transiting through the Java Sea.

Aug 26 2019

Vessel Robbed in Batam Anchorage, Indonesia - August 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while in Indonesia's Batam Anchorage

Aug 26 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - August 23rd 2019

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  19th to the 23rd of August

Aug 23 2019

Iranian Oil Tanker Suffers Mechanical Failure in the Red Sea

The Iranian Oil Carrier, HELM suffered mechanical failure during the early morning hours of August the 20th while transiting through the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia.

Aug 23 2019

Drilling Ship Develops Heavy Listing & Water Ingress - Crew Abandons Vessel

The Indonesian-flagged Drilling Ship, PATRA OFSSHORE started experiencing water ingress during the afternoon hours of August the 22nd.

Aug 23 2019

Crew Members Hijack Vessel – 7 Dead, Several Missing, 13 Taken Hostage

A deadly altercation onboard an Indonesian vessel has seen several dead & missing, while a number of crewmen have been taken hostage.

Aug 21 2019

French Passenger Ship Collision - 10 Injured

The French-flagged Passenger Ship, BURDIGALA II collided with a security pole during the afternoon hours of August the 18th.

Aug 21 2019

Two Seafarers Die of Methyl Poisoning in the Kerch Strait

Two seafarers died onboard the Panama-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, MAGUS during the evening hours of August the 19th.

Aug 21 2019

Vessel Fired upon near Bonny, Nigeria - August 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired upon a vessel transiting off Bonny, Nigeria.

Aug 20 2019

Detained Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace1 Changes Name, Sets Sail for Greek Port - US Renews Calls for Seizure

The seized Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace1 officially set sail from Gibraltar in the evening of August the 18th, heading towards the Greek port of Kalamata.

Aug 20 2019

Attempted Robbery on Container Vessel in Vietnam - August 11th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a container ship was boarded in Vietnam.

Aug 20 2019

Vessel Robbed at Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique - August 7th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique.

Aug 19 2019

Attempted Robbery at Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia - August 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery on a vessel in Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 19 2019

UPDATE - 17 Seafarers Kidnapped from Douala Anchorage, Cameroon

More information has come to light regarding the kidnapping of the 17 seafarers off Douala Anchorage, Cameroon that occurred during the early morning hours of August the 15th.

Aug 19 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel in Bonny, Nigeria - August 17th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting off Bonny, Nigeria.

Aug 19 2019

Weekly Security Report - August 16th 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  9th to the 19th of August

Aug 16 2019

Gibraltar Releases Grace1 into Iranian Custody

Gibraltar has freed the Iranian Crude Oil Tanker, Grace 1, which had been detained for over a month on suspicion of smuggling Iranian Oil to Syria.

Aug 16 2019

Fire Erupts on Nigerian Tanker - Crew Evacuated

The Nigerian-flagged Oil Products Tanker, SEA VOYAGER caught on fire during the morning hours of August the 15th while anchored off Lagos, Nigeria.

Aug 16 2019

BREAKING - UPDATE: Seafarers Kidnapped -Pirates Attack Two Vessels in Douala Anchorage, Cameroon - August 15th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked two vessels near Douala Port, Cameroon, kidnapping their crew in the process.

Aug 15 2019

BREAKING - Two Vessels Attacked in Douala Port, Cameroon - August 15th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked near Douala Port, Cameroon.

Aug 15 2019

Vessel Attacked in Calabar, Nigeria - August 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Calabar, Nigeria.

Aug 15 2019

Russian Cargo Ship runs Aground, Experiences Water Ingress

The Russian-flagged General Cargo Ship, OMSKIY 137 ran aground during the early morning hours of August the 14th while transiting through the river Svir.

Aug 15 2019

Vessel Robbed off Port Klang, Malaysia - August 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Port Klang, Malaysia.

Aug 15 2019

Paksoy-1 Crewmembers Released after a Month in Captivity

The 10 seafarers abducted from the Turkish-flagged General Cargo Ship Paksoy 1 on July 13th have been released by their captors following a ransom payment.

Aug 14 2019

Bulk Carrier Implicated in Hit and Run – 6 Seafarers Missing

The Cyprus-flagged Bulk Carrier, SASEBO GLORY, has been implicated in a collision that sank the Taiwanese fishing vessel, Yilan Quanyi Cai No. 1 during the early morning hours of August the 3rd.

Aug 14 2019

Vessel Hijacked near Lome, Togo - August 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was hijacked while transiting near Lome, Togo.

Aug 14 2019

Massive Fire Erupts on Indian Vessel - 1 Seafarer Dead, 28 Rescued

A fire broke out on the Indian-flagged, Offshore Supply Vessel, Coastal Jaguar on the morning of August the 13th while the vessel was engaged in works in the Indian port of Visakhapatnam.

Aug 13 2019

Ecuadorian Vessel Sinks in the Gulf of California, 37 Seafarers Rescued

The Ecuadorian-flagged Fishing Vessel, MARUJITA capsized while transiting south of the Gulf of California on Wednesday the 7th of August.

Aug 13 2019

Vessel Robbed in the Gulf of Mexico - August 4th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored at Ciudad del Carmen Anchorage, Mexico.

Aug 13 2019

Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker in the Persian Gulf

Iranian state media issued a statement on August the 4th, in regard to the seizure of yet another Oil Tanker transiting through the Persian Gulf, marking this as the third seizure of a foreign vessel by Iran in a month.

Aug 12 2019

Attempted Robbery in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - July 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Aug 12 2019

Aggravated Attack off the Coast of Indonesia - July 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.

Aug 12 2019

Fire Erupts onboard APL Container Ship off the Coast of India

A fire erupted on board the Singapore-flagged, New Panamax-class Container Ship, APL LE HAVRE during the evening hours of August 9th while the vessel was transiting off Gujarat Coast, India.

Aug 12 2019

Four Seafarers Badly Injured after Breaking Wave hits Bulk Carrier

Four crewmembers onboard a bulk carrier got critically injured after a breaking wave hit the side of the vessel. The incident occurred on August 6th as the ship was entering Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Aug 12 2019

The Growing Threat of State-Piracy

On May the 12th four shipping vessels were attacked in Fujairah anchorage. The hard-earned, relative peace and stability that had temporarily settled into the region over the last few years was being threatened. This could have been a one-time incident, but the threat was far from over.

Jul 29 2019

What Happens Ashore Matters At Sea - The Black Sea Example

The world is changing. Previously calm seas are waking up from their geopolitical slumber and threats to maritime trade are no longer confined to suspicious gunmen. Armed guards and water cannons will not deter the Iranian Revolutionary Guards or the Russian Navy. Razor wire will not prevent anti-ship missiles from cracking a ship’s hull open.

Jul 26 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 26th 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  20th to the 26th of July

Jul 26 2019

Russian Vessel Detained in Scottish Port Pleads for Food

The Cook Islands-flagged General Cargo Vessel, Alexander Tvardovskiy has been detained in a Scottish port for over a month and are having to rely on charitable food donations for sustenance.

Jul 26 2019

Ukraine Seizes Russian Oil Tanker

The Russian-flagged Oil Tanker, NIKA SPIRIT was detained by Ukrainian Forces on July the 25th, in what Russian authorities call “an act of state-sponsored piracy”.

Jul 26 2019

Worker Dies while Working on Evergreen Marine Vessel in Chittagong Shipbreaking Yard

A steel cutter died on July the 23rd while working at a ship breaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Jul 25 2019

MT Riah Charterer Denies Iranian Allegations of Oil Smuggling

The UAE-based charterer of the Panama-flagged Oil Tanker, MT Riah that was seized while transiting through the Strait of Hormuz last week, has denied Iran’s allegations of oil smuggling.

Jul 25 2019

Stena Bulk Denies Iranian Version of Events Leading to Seizure

The owners of the Stena Impero, the UK-flagged Oil Tanker that was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on June the 19th, have denied allegations of a collision involving their vessel.

Jul 24 2019

Singapore Discovers Record Breaking Amount of Elephant Ivory in Container Vessel

Authorities in Singapore have seized over 8.8 tons of elephant ivory and over 12 tons of pangolin scales from a Container Vessel transiting through the port on its way to Vietnam.

Jul 24 2019

North Korea Seizes Russian Vessel Transiting through the Sea of Japan

North Korea has seized the Russian-flagged fishing vessel, XIANG HAI LIN 8 during the early morning hours of July the 17th, as the vessel was transiting through the Sea of Japan.

Jul 24 2019

UK Proposes the Creation of a European Naval Task Force to Protect Vessels Transiting through the Gulf

The UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has proposed the creation of a European naval task force in order to protect commercial vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

Jul 23 2019

Turkish Tanker Owner Faces Potentially Hefty Fine after Allegedly Sending Tonga into Communication Blackout

The Tongan government is planning to take action against the owners of the Maltese-flagged Oil Tanker, Duzgit Venture after the latter allegedly knocked out the country’s communication systems during an incident earlier this year.

Jul 23 2019

Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Sierra Leone - July 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting off the coast of Sierra Leone.

Jul 23 2019

Maersk Vessel Detained over Pollution Charges

The Singapore-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK SEMBAWANG was temporarily detained in the Spanish port of Algeciras, due to excessive emissions originating from the ship’s main engine.

Jul 22 2019

Vessel on Fire off the Coast of Mauritania - 1 Seafarer Dead

A fire erupted onboard the Georgian-flagged fishing trawler, IVAN GOLUBETS on July the 19th while the vessel was sailing off the Mauritanian coast.

Jul 22 2019

Aggravated Robbery on Bulk Carrier Transiting through the Singapore Strait - July 22nd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Jul 22 2019

Iran Seizes Two Oil Tankers in the Strait of Hormuz

In what constitutes a dramatic escalation of tensions between Iran & the West, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized two British Oil Tankers during the evening hours of Friday the 19th of July.

Jul 20 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 19th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  13th to the 19th of July

Jul 19 2019

Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

According to the Iranian state media, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has seized the Panama-flagged Oil Products Tanker, MT Riah.

Jul 19 2019

Fatal Accident onboard Bulk Carrier – 2 Dead, 3 Injured

The Marshall Islands-flagged Bulk Carrier, AP DUBRAVA had to interrupt her transit through the South Atlantic after a fatal accident on board the vessel saw two seafarers lose their lives.

Jul 19 2019

Port Analysis: Lagos Port Complex

Based in the Nigerian capital’s Apapa district, the Lagos Port Complex is Africa’s third-biggest container port, second only to Tangier and Abidjan.

Jul 18 2019

Master Turns off AIS and Sails to International Waters to Avoid Seizure

The Panama-flagged Offshore Supply Vessel, MARIDIVE 702 has sailed out of Aruban territorial waters, despite a seizure order that was issued against the ship on the 14th of July.

Jul 18 2019

Vessel Robbed while Transiting through the Strait of Singapore - July 16th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while transiting through the Strait of Singapore.

Jul 18 2019

MSC Gayane Released Following $50 Million Bail

The Liberian-flagged Containership, MSC Gayane has been released from US Custody, after its owner, Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company, agreed to pay a bail of $50 million.

Jul 17 2019

Tanker Disappears in the Gulf Prompting Fears of Iranian Seizure

US Intel suggests that the Panama-flagged Oil Tanker, MT RIAH has been seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Jul 17 2019

10 Seafarers Kidnapped from General Cargo Ship Transiting in the Gulf of Guinea

The Turkish-flagged, General Cargo Ship, PAKSOY 1 was the victim of a pirate attack during the evening hours of June the 13th, while the vessel was transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jul 17 2019

ICS Urges Against the Use of Armed Security Forces when Transiting through the Middle East

The International Chamber of Shipping has issued a warning, urging shipping companies sailing through the Middle East to avoid using armed security guards on their transits, as to avoid potentially escalating the already volatile situation.

Jul 16 2019

Japanese Vessel Catches on Fire, 24 Crew Members Forced to Abandon Ship

The Japanese Fishing Vessel, Myojin Maru No. 8 caught on fire during the early morning hours of July the 16th while transiting off the coast of Perth, Australia.

Jul 16 2019

Robbery at Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo - 7th of July 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage.

Jul 16 2019

Ferries Collide in the Port of Alcudia, Mallorca

The Spanish-flagged Passenger Ferry, JAUME III, collided with the Spanish-flagged RoRo, ALCANTARA DOS during the morning hours of July the 12th while attempting to berth at Mallorca’s Port d’Alcudia.

Jul 15 2019

Gantry Crane Collapses after Collision with Container Ship

The Panama-flagged Container Ship, SOUL OF LUCK, crashed into a pier at Indonesia’s Semarang Port, before hitting the berthed Indonesian-flagged Cargo Ship, KM CERIA 8.

Jul 15 2019

Vessel Attacked in Nigeria, Possible Hijacking - July 13th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the coast of Nigeria.

Jul 15 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - July 12th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  6th to the 12th of July

Jul 12 2019

Tensions Continue to Grow between the West and Iran – UK Raises Ship Security Level for Vessels in the Strait of Hormuz to Critical

The rift between the West and Iran continues to grow; authorities in Gibraltar have proceeded to arrest the Indian Master & Chief Officer of the Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace 1.

Jul 12 2019

Two Officers Die in Unknown Circumstances onboard LPG Tanker

The Liberian-flagged LPG Tanker, GAS AEGEAN had to interrupt her journey on July 8th after two of its crew were found dead on board.

Jul 12 2019

United States Coast Guard Warns Shipping Companies to Guard Against Cyber Attacks

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued an official warning to shipping companies on June the 8th as to the potential risks involved in a cyber-attack after a recent malware attack on a vessel entering the country.

Jul 11 2019

Oil Production in the Gulf of Mexico Drops by a Third due to Storm

Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has come to a halt as many companies are forced to evacuate their workers due to the possibility of a Category 1 Hurricane forming in the region.

Jul 11 2019

Iranian Navy Attempts to Seize BP Vessel

Naval Forces belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) attempted to seize the BP-owned Oil Tanker, British Heritage as it was attempting to transit through the Strait of Hormuz.

Jul 11 2019

BP Oil Tanker Seeks Shelter in Persian Gulf to Avoid Potential Iranian Seizure

The BP-owned Oil Tanker, British Heritage has sought shelter in the Persian Gulf, as BP fears it might be the target of an Iranian retaliation for the seizure of Grace 1.

Jul 10 2019

Saudi-led Coalition Thwarts Alleged Attack on Commercial Vessel

Naval forces belonging to the Saudi coalition in Yemen destroyed a boat full of explosives, that was allegedly set to attack an unidentified commercial vessel in the Red Sea.

Jul 10 2019

Bulk Carriers Collide in Singapore Anchorage – Hull Breached, Cargo Hold Flooded

The Maltese-flagged Bulk Carrier KLIMA collided with the Marshall-Islands flagged Bulk Carrier, SPRING SNOW in the evening July 4th while the two vessels were undergoing bunkering operations in Singapore anchorage.

Jul 10 2019

Barge Capsizes during Cargo Operations - Further Contaminates Solomon Islands Reef

On June the 1st an accident during cargo operations saw over 5,000 tons of bauxite released into the waters of Kangava Bay, Solomon Islands.

Jul 09 2019

Port of Piraeus Authorities Seize Record Breaking Amount of Amphetamines from Container Vessel

A massive amount of amphetamine (fenethylline) was seized from a container vessel docked in Piraeus, during a raid on June the 26th.

Jul 09 2019

Vessel Boarded off Cameroon - 8th of July 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while off the coast of Cameroon.

Jul 09 2019

Container Ship Attacked at Lome Anchorage, Togo - June 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored at Lome Anchorage, Togo.

Jul 08 2019

Container Ship Collides with Bulk Carrier in the Yangtze River

Chinese Container Ship, YU HANG 18 collided with the Marshall-Islands flagged Bulk Carrier, ODIGITRIA, in the evening of July the 6th, while transiting through Yangtze, River, China.

Jul 08 2019

Chinese Vessel Sinks Following Explosion - 3 Dead, 3 Missing

The Chinese fishing vessel, YUAN YU 15, suffered an explosion and sank during the evening hours of July 5th, while operating off the coast of Guinea-Bissau.

Jul 08 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 5th of July

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  29th of June to the 5th of July

Jul 05 2019

Chinese Cargo Ship Grounded on Rocks, Prompting Evacuation

The Chinese General Cargo Ship, RONG HAI 79 was grounded on the afternoon of July the 4th while transiting through the East China Sea.

Jul 05 2019

Chinese Container Ship Sinks after being Caught in a Storm

The Chinese-flagged Container Ship, MEI CHENG 866 sank in the early morning hours of July the 4th after encountering bad weather while transiting off the Gulf of Tonkin.

Jul 05 2019

China Raises Threat Level for Ships Sailing through the Strait of Malacca

According to a notice posted on a ministry website on June the 2nd, Beijing has asked Chinese shipping companies to raise the security level on ships transiting through the Strait of Malacca.

Jul 04 2019

Royal Marines Raid Vessel Transiting through Gibraltar

A unit of Royal Marine Commandos raided the Panama-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, Grace 1 during the early morning hours of June 4th, as the vessel was transiting through the strait of Gibraltar.

Jul 04 2019

RoRo Master Commits Suicide – Vessel Grounded and Hull Breached, Prompting Evacuation

The Chile-flagged RoRo Cargo Ship, COYHAIQUE had to evacuate its passengers after running aground during the early morning hours of July the 3rd.

Jul 04 2019

Vessel Robbed in Jakarta, Indonesia - June 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while berthed at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jul 03 2019

Two Killed Aboard Shell Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Two workers died, and one was injured in the early morning hours of June the 30th while working onboard Royal Dutch Shell’s Auger Tension Leg Platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Jul 03 2019

Fire Erupts Aboard Russian Spy Sub - 14 Dead

Fourteen submariners died during the evening hours of July 1st when a fire erupted onboard the top-secret Russian submarine, Losharik.

Jul 03 2019

Five Indian Seafarers Finally Released after Months in Captivity

After more than two months in captivity, the five Indian seafarers that were kidnapped off the Palau-flagged Oil Tanker, MT Apecus on April the 19th have been released.

Jul 02 2019

Explosion Rocks Italian LPG Tanker – 15 Injured, 1 Dead

An explosion occurred onboard the Italian-flagged LPG Tanker, SYN ZANIA during the evening hours of July 1st, while the vessel was undergoing mooring operations at Aliaga, Turkey.

Jul 02 2019

Suspicious Approach in Bab El Mandeb - July 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Strait of Bab El Mandeb.

Jul 02 2019

Container Ship Loses 48 Containers in the Bay of Bengal

The Bangladesh-flagged Container Ship, KSL Gladiator lost over 43 containers in the morning of June 30th while transiting through the Bay of Bengal.

Jul 01 2019

Fire Ravages Indonesian Container Ship

Indonesian-flagged Container Ship, PERSADA X caught on fire during the early morning hours of June the 29th while docked at Tanjung Perak Port, Indonesia.

Jul 01 2019

Fishing Vessel sinks Following Collision with Bulk Carrier – 1 Dead, 9 Missing

The Vietnam-flagged Bulk Carrier, Pacific 01 collided with the Vietnamese fishing vessel, NA 95899 TS during the afternoon of June the 28th while transiting through the Gulf of Tonkin.

Jul 01 2019

International Community Requires More Evidence on Tanker Attacks

The United Arab Emirates have gone on record, to suggest more evidence is needed to back the US allegations that Iran was behind the attacks on the two tankers off the Strait of Hormuz on June the 13th.

Jun 28 2019

Two Shipyard Workers in Critical Condition Following Accident

Two shipyard workers were seriously injured in the morning of June the 27th while working at Malta’s Palumbo Shipyards.

Jun 28 2019

US Suspends MSC Customs Status Following Massive Drug Bust

Following a second large drug bust aboard one of its vessels, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has had its US custom status suspended.

Jun 27 2019

Car Carrier Involved in Collision off the Coast of France

The Liberian-flagged Car Carrier, LAKE SUPERIOR collided with the French trawler Talariante during the early morning hours of June the 27th, while transiting off the coast of Roscoff, France.

Jun 27 2019

Japanese Minesweeping Vessel Heavily Damaged Following Collision with Cargo Ship

The Japanese General Cargo Ship, JEIKEI 3 collided with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) Minesweeping vessel, NOTOJIMA during the early morning hours of June the 27th as it was transiting through the Seto Inland Sea, Japan.

Jun 27 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Philippines, 12 Crew Members Rescued

The Phillippine Cargo Ship, MV Eva Mary Grace capsized in the afternoon of June the 25th while undergoing mooring operations in San Fernando, Cebu, Philippines.

Jun 26 2019

Newly Built Cruise Ship Involved in Collision Shortly after Leaving Shipyard

The British Cruise Ship, SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY collided with a lane marker on June the 24th, shortly after leaving the Meyer Werft shipyard.

Jun 26 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Java Sea

The Indonesian-flagged General Cargo Ship, TIRTA AMARTA sank in the early morning hours of June the 25th while transiting through the Java Sea.

Jun 26 2019

Situation Report: AIS Shows Russian-American Staring Contest in the Caribbean Sea

Situation Report on the Russian-American staring contest happening in the Carribean Sea. Written by Intelligence Officer & ARX Maritime Correspondent, I. Vlad Sutea.

Jun 25 2019

Aframax-Class Tanker Damaged Following Collision with Pier

The Marshall Islands-flagged Aframax Class Oil Products Tanker, FOS HAMILTON collided with a pier during the early morning hours of June the 22nd, while attempting to moor at Russia’s Novorossiysk Oil Terminal.

Jun 25 2019

Fishing Ship Sinks Following Collision with Aframax Vessel

The Vietnamese fishing vessel, CM 99596-TS sank in the afternoon of June the 22nd while transiting through the Gulf of Siam after an alleged hit and run with an Aframax-class vessel.

Jun 25 2019

9 Stowaways Found inside Container Ship in Piraeus

On June the 22nd, Greek authorities detained 9 immigrants that were found onboard the Portuguese-flagged Container Ship, Stadt Dresden.

Jun 24 2019

SITUATION REPORT: Iranian Downing of an American Drone and US Response

Situation Report on the shooting down of the US Navy UAV that occurred over the Strait of Hormuz on June the 20th. Written by Intelligence Officer & ARX Maritime Correspondent, I. Vlad Sutea.

Jun 24 2019

US Navy Vessel Collides with Cargo Ship

The US Navy Military Ops Vessel, USS BILLINGS collided with the Canadian-flagged Cargo Ship, ROSAIRE A. DESGAGNES on June the 21st while in the Port of Montreal.

Jun 24 2019

Vessel Fired upon while Transiting through the Gulf of Guinea - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was fired upon while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jun 21 2019

Indonesian Ferry Sinks off Java, 17 Confirmed Deaths

The Indonesian ferry, Aram Jaya that was serving the Madura-Kalianget line capsized in the evening of June the 17th while transiting off Java, Indonesia. At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and at least four remain missing.

Jun 21 2019

AIS: Blessing or a Curse?

In this Thought Leadership piece, ARX Maritime Correspondent, Lars Bergqvist explores the benefits and disadvantages of one of the industry's most controversial topics: the Automated Identification System.

Jun 21 2019

Tanker Forced to Withdraw from NATO Exercise Following Accident – Four Seafarers Injured

German-flagged NATO Tanker, RHON had to abort its participation in NATO’s BALTOPS exercise after four seafarers got injured during an accident onboard the vessel.

Jun 20 2019

Adrift Vessel Shuts Down Detroit River for over 30 Hours

The Canadian-flagged Bulk Carrier, ALGOMA NIAGARA broke from its mooring lines during the early morning hours of June the 17th, shutting down traffic in the Detroit River for more than 30 hours.

Jun 20 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Detained, Following Collision with Gentry Crane

The Hapag-Lloyd owned, German-flagged Container Ship, Nagoya Express collided with a gantry crane on June the 7th while attempting to unmoor from the Hai Phong International Container Terminal, Vietnam.

Jun 20 2019

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 10 Seafarers off the Coast of Malaysia

Ten gunmen, belonging to the Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, kidnapped 10 fishermen during the early morning hours of June the 18th off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

Jun 19 2019

Spanish Authorities Seize General Cargo Ship Carrying Over 10 Tons of Hashish

Authorities in Spain have seized over 10 tons of Hashish from the Moldova-flagged General Cargo Ship, HELGA (ship name as reported by AIS: ELG) in the afternoon of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

16.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized from MSC Container Ship

Federal authorities in Philadelphia seized over 16.5 tons of Cocaine from the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC GAYANE during the evening of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

Dozens of Cattle Die on Livestock Carrier, Prompting Accusations of Animal Cruelty

Over 60 cattle have died onboard the Bahamas-flagged Livestock Carrier, MAYSORA upon arrival the vessel’s arrival in Israel, prompting many animal rights groups to accusations of animal cruelty.

Jun 18 2019

Grande America Crew Arrested for Arson

Three officers that were working aboard the fire-stricken ConRo vessel, Grande Europa have been arrested in Spain and charged with arson.

Jun 18 2019

Car Carrier Fire Forces Crew to Abandon Vessel

The Panama-flagged K-line owned Car Carrier, Diamond Highway, was abandoned and left adrift after a fire broke out on the vessel in the evening of June the 15th.

Jun 18 2019

Sleeping Helmsman Grounds Cargo Vessel

The Latvian-flagged Cargo Ship, Bonita ran aground in the morning of June the 16th while transiting through Vanern Lake, Sweden.

Jun 17 2019

Tankers Attacked in the Strait of Hormuz Arrive at Fujairah

The two tankers that were attacked last Thursday off the strait of Hormuz, successfully arrived at the port of Fujairah on June the 17th, following a salvaging operation.

Jun 17 2019

Tanker Collides with Bridge in the Mississippi River

The Marshall Islands-flagged Tanker ship, DANK SILVER collided with a bridge in the afternoon of June the 16th while transiting through the Mississippi River, USA.

Jun 17 2019

Vessels Collide in Bangladesh, Blocking Marine Traffic through the Chittagong Port

The Kuwait-flagged Tankship, BURGAN collided with the Singapore-flagged Cargo Ship, X PRESS MAHANANDA during the morning hours of June the 14th while the vessel was trying to exit Chittagong Port, Bangladesh.

Jun 14 2019

UPDATE: New Details Surface on the Attacks in the Strait of Hormuz

More details have surfaced on the attacks on the two tankers that occurred near the Strait of Hormuz, in the area between Fujairah, UAE and Jask, Iran on June the 13th.

Jun 14 2019

India Imposes a Ban on Seafarers Working in the Gulf of Guinea

The Indian government has issued a restriction on Indian seafarers, banning them from working on vessels transiting through the Gulf of Guinea & Nigeria.

Jun 13 2019

Filipino Seafarer Critically Injured During Ship Accident

A Filipino crew member aboard the Liberian-flagged Bulk Carrier, Bulk Japan had to be evacuated after suffering a critical injury during an accident.

Jun 13 2019

Two Oil Tankers Damaged in Suspected Torpedo Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

Two tankers have been involved in an attack in the Gulf of Oman during the morning hours of June the 13th and had to be evacuated.

Jun 13 2019

French Rescue Vessel Capsizes in a Storm – 3 Dead

The French rescue vessel, Patron Jacques Morisseau was caught in a storm during the morning hours of June the 7th while transiting off the western coast of France.  As a result of the adverse weather conditions, the vessel capsized, claiming the lives of three of its crew members.

Jun 12 2019

Chinese Tanker Collides with Patrol Vessel as it Tries to Avoid Inspection

The Chinese-flagged Oil Tanker, Hongpu 228 crashed into the Shanghai Maritime Patrol Vessel, Haixun 01 in the afternoon of June the 10th, while the vessel was transiting through the Yangtze River.

Jun 12 2019

Explosion Rocks Russian Tanker – 3 Seafarers Dead

An explosion rocked the Russian-flagged Oil Products Tanker, VF TANKER 16 during the early morning hours of June the 11th while the vessel was docked at the port of Makhachkala, Russia. As a result of the explosion, five people have been injured and two have died.

Jun 12 2019

Fire Erupts Onboard Indonesian General Cargo Ship

The Indonesian-flagged General cargo ship, MENTARI SELARAS caught on fire during the morning hours of June the 8th while leaving the port of Waingapu Port, Sumba Island, Indonesia.

Jun 11 2019

Stowaway Sets Fire to the MSC Canberra

A stowaway onboard the Panamanian-flagged Container ship, MSC Canberra tried to set fire to the vessel during the early morning hours of June the 9th while the ship was anchored off Haifa, Israel.

Jun 11 2019

Italian Port Worker Dies in Tragic Accident

A port worker was killed during the early morning hours of June the 10th while working at the port of Ancona, Italy.

Jun 11 2019

Offshore Support Vessel Collides with Oil Platform in Norway - 276 People Evacuated

The Faroes-flagged offshore support vehicle, SJOBORG collided with the oil platform STATFJORD A during the early morning hours of June the 7th, while transiting through the North Sea.

Jun 10 2019

Historic Sailing Ship Sinks Following Collision with Containership, 43 Rescued, 8 Injured

The Cyprus-flagged Container ship, ASTROSPRINTER collided with a 19th-century sailboat, NO.5 ELBE, in the afternoon of June the 8th while transiting through the Elbe River.

Jun 10 2019

Attempted Robbery near Johor, Malaysia - May 31st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored near Johor, Malaysia

Jun 10 2019

The Hidden Cost of Seafarer Abandonment

Since 2004, over 4866 seafarers aboard a total of 336 vessels have been recorded as abandoned onboard their vessel according to the International Maritime Organization’s records. It’s one of the maritime industry’s biggest problems, and yet, little is done about it.

Jun 05 2019

Spanish Authorities Seize over 2,5 Tonnes of Cocaine from Fishing Vessel - 7 Crew Members Arrested

The Spanish fishing vessel, Gure Leire, was seized by Spanish authorities on the 27th of May after they discovered over two and a half tonnes of cocaine onboard.

Jun 05 2019

Hableany Death Toll Rises as Diving Teams Attempt to Explore the Wreck

According to Hungarian police, the confirmed death toll from the Danube River vessel collision has risen to 12.

Jun 05 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks off Sulawesi, Indonesia – 19 Seafarers Missing

The Indonesian-flagged Cargo ship, KM LINTAS TIMUR, sank in the afternoon of June the 4th while transiting through the Molucca Sea, Indonesia.

Jun 05 2019

AWILCO LNG Tanker Involved in Vessel Collision in Singapore

According to the AWILCO LNG, its Liquified Natural Gas Tanker, WILFORCE was involved in a collision with another vessel on May the 30th while transiting off Singapore.

Jun 04 2019

Cruise Ship Collides with Unknown Object, Forced to Cancel Voyage and Return to Netherlands

The Bahamas-flagged Cruise ship, Columbus collided with an unidentified submerged object on May the 30th while exiting the port of Amsterdam.

Jun 04 2019

Bulk Carrier Grounding in the Columbia River

The Maltese-flagged Panamax-class Cargo ship, GORGOYPIKOOS ran aground in the evening hours of June the 2nd while transiting through the Columbia River.

Jun 04 2019

Passenger Ship Runs Aground, Sinks in Galapagos Islands

The Ecuador-flagged Passenger ship, Galapagos Majestic ran aground and sank during the morning hours of May 31st while transiting through the Galapagos Archipelago.

Jun 03 2019

Devastating Cruise Ship Collision in Venice

The Panama-flagged Cruise ship MSC Opera collided with the Dutch Cruise ship, River Countess during the morning hours of June the 2nd while trying to berth in the port of Venice.

Jun 03 2019

Vessel Robbed at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil - May 31st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.

Jun 03 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  31st of May

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  25th to the 31st of May

May 31 2019

Vessel Master Charged over Deadly Danube Collision – No Further Survivors Found

The Hungarian Police has arrested the Master of the Cruise Ship, Viking Sigyn that crashed against the Hableany on May the 29th.

May 31 2019

Fire Erupts on Livestock Carrier in the Port of Piraeus

A fire erupted on the Togo-flagged livestock carrier, BOI BRANCO during the morning hours of May the 30th while the vessel was berthed at Piraeus Port, Greece.

May 31 2019

Vessel Robbed at Cigading Port, Indonesia - May 28th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Cigading Port, Indonesia.

May 31 2019

Eight Dead and at least Twenty Missing Following Vessel Collision in the Danube

Several dead and dozens missing following a collision between two vessels in the Danube river in the evening of May the 29th.

May 30 2019

Vessel Robbed at Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique - May 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique.

May 29 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Containership berthed in Thailand – Port Authority to File for Damages in Excess of $3 Million

A fire erupted onboard the South Korean-flagged Containership, KMTC HONGKONG during the morning hours of May the 24th while it was berthed at Laem Chabang, Thailand.

May 29 2019

Vessel Robbed in Malaysia - May 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Tanjung Piai, Malaysia.

May 29 2019

Danish Containership Collides with Pier at Reykjavik

Danish-flagged Container Ship, Naja Arctica collided with a wharf in the morning of May 26th upon arrival to Reykjavik port, Iceland.

May 28 2019

Freighter Loses Super Yacht Valued at €30-Million

The Panama-flagged General Cargo Ship, BRATTINGSBORG got caught in a storm in the evening of May the 25th while transiting through the Mediterranean.

May 28 2019

Car Carrier Fire Prompts Massive Fire Brigade Mobilisation

A fire broke out on the Bahamas-flagged Car Carrier, Platinum Ray in the morning of May the 22nd while the vessel was docked at Ulsan, South Korea.

May 28 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia - May 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.

May 27 2019

Two Japanese Vessels Collide – Freighter Sinks, Three Crew Members Missing, One Dead

Two Japanese Cargo Ships collided during the early morning hours of May the 26th while transiting east of Tokyo.

May 27 2019

CO2 Leak on Chinese Bulk Carrier Kills 10, Injures 19

A CO2 leak onboard the Panamax-class Chinese Bulk Carrier, JIN HAI XIANG has killed 10 people and injured another 19.

May 27 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - May 24th 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  18th to the 24th of May

May 24 2019

18 People Arrested in Nigeria over Illegal Bunkering– Fake Pirate Attack Uncovered

18 Seafarers were arrested in Nigeria for allegedly attempting to illegally export stolen crude oil to Ghana.

May 24 2019

Bangladeshi Vessel Capsizes in Karnaphuli River

The Bangladesh-flagged cargo vessel, Sea Crown, capsized in the morning of May the 23rd while transiting through the river Karnaphuli, Bangladesh.

May 24 2019

Vessel Robbed while Transiting through the Singapore Strait - May 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting through the Singapore Strait.

May 23 2019

Nigerian Pirates Demand $1M to Release the Crew of the MT APECUS

The Nigerian Pirates who took the crew of the Palau-flagged Oil Tanker, MT APECUS hostage, have demanded one million dollars in exchange for their release.

May 23 2019

US Training Ship Collides with Pier Crane at Bridgetown, Barbados

The United States Training ship, Golden Bear collided with a pier crane in the morning of May the 21st while the vessel was trying to berth at the town of Bridgetown, Barbados.

May 23 2019

Cargo Ship Captain Collapses During Transit Prompting Coast Guard Medevac

The Captain of the Panama-flagged Cargo Ship, Vittoria had to be immediately transported to a medical facility after he apparently suffered a heart attack in the evening of May the 20th 2019 while the vessel was transiting off San Francisco Bay.

May 22 2019

Seafarers Accuse Blumenthal of Exploitative Working Practices

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has released details from current & ex-crew from Blumenthal vessels in regard to the German shipping company’s alleged exploitative working conditions.

May 22 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Callao Anchorage, Peru - May 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Callao Anchorage, Peru.

May 22 2019

US Court Indicts Greek Shipping Company

A federal grand jury in Delaware, US has indicted the Greek shipping company, Evridiki Navigation Inc., Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc., and a vessel’s Chief Engineer for attempting to hide evidence of an oil discharge.

May 21 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea - May 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

May 21 2019

Aggravated Robbery off the Coast of Indonesia - May 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.

May 21 2019

After two Fires in two Months, Grimaldi Lines Calls for Tighter Regulations on Car Batteries

Italian RoRo operator, Grimaldi Lines has issued a statement on the back of the two recent fires that broke out in its fleet, calling for tighter regulations on car batteries & dangerous goods.

May 20 2019

New Details Have Surfaced on the UAE Sabotage Attack

New details have surfaced on the sabotage attack that took place in Fujairah, UAE last Sunday.

May 20 2019

Search & Rescue Operation Suspended for Missing MAERSK Patras Crewman

A crewman fell overboard from the Singapore-flagged Containership, MAERSK Patras during the morning of May the 19th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Canada.

May 20 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - May 17th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  11th to the 17th of May

May 17 2019

Inebriated Captain Causes Product Tanker to Collide with Brunsbuettel Lock

Cyprus-flagged product tanker, BEETHOVEN collided with a pier in the Brunsbuettel lock shortly after midnight on May the 16th.

May 17 2019

Fatal Accident in the Port of Los Angeles – 1 Dock Worker Dead, 1 Injured

One dock worker was killed, and another was seriously injured during an industrial accident that occurred in the Port of Los Angeles in the morning of May the 15th.

May 16 2019

Grimaldi RoRo Catches on Fire South of Mallorca

A fire broke out on the Grimaldi Lines Italian-flagged RoRo, Grande Europa in the early morning hours of May the 15th while the vessel was transiting south of Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain.

May 16 2019

Explosion in Ship Breaking Yard Claims the Lives of Two Workers

Two workers died and several others were heavily injured during an explosion that occurred in the morning hours of May the 15th at Bangladesh’s Chittagong Shipbreaking Yard.

May 16 2019

Pirates Hijack Vessel at Lome Anchorage, Togo - May 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel at Lome Anchorage, Togo.

May 15 2019

Bulk Carrier Robbed at Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Indonesia - May 11th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Indonesia.

May 15 2019

Attempted Boarding off the Coast of the Philippines - May 10th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel transiting off the coast of the Philippines.

May 15 2019

Solomon Trader Refloated Following Disastrous Oil Spill

The Hong Kong-flagged bulker, Solomon Trader was refloated on May the 11th after having spent almost three months grounded in the shallows near Renell Island, Solomon Islands.

May 14 2019

Chinese Vessel Suspected of Oil Pollution in French Polynesia

The Chinese fishing vessel, Xin Shi Ji 203 was detained on May the 12th in the port of Papeete, French Polynesia due to the ship allegedly flushing out its tanks while transiting north of Tahiti.

May 14 2019

UAE: Explosive Charges Used in the Sabotage Attacks

Initial reports of the events that took place on the 12th of May, in the United Arab Emirates, indicate that explosive charges or limpet mines were the primary culprits used in the sabotage attacks.

May 14 2019

Dutch Cargo Vessel Used as a Portable Meth Lab Starts Sinking During Raid

The Dutch Cargo vessel, Arsianco started sinking in the afternoon of May the 10th, while docked at the port of Moerdijk, Netherlands.

May 13 2019

LPG Tanker Collides with Two Barges in Houston Causing Major Fuel Spill

The Panama-flagged LPG Tanker, Genesis River collided with two barges in the afternoon of May the 10th while transiting through the Houston Ship Channel.

May 13 2019

UAE: Large Number of Explosions near Fujairah - At least 4-7 Vessels Affected

According to the United Arab Emirates, at least four vessels were the victims of a sabotage attack on May the 12th in the Gulf of Oman, UAE.

May 13 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - May 10th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  4th to the 10th of May

May 10 2019

Italian Ferry Disabled in Rough Weather off the Coast of Croatia

Italian ferry, Aurelia lost propulsion in the morning of May 9th while she was servicing the Ancona, Italy – Split, Croatia route.

May 10 2019

Vietnamese General Cargo Ship Sinks in the Gulf of Tonkin

The Vietnamese-flagged General Cargo ship, PHUONG NAM 09 sank in the morning of May the 9th while transiting through the Gulf of Tonkin, off the coast of Northern Vietnam.

May 10 2019

Cargo Vessel in the UAE Catches on Fire

A cargo vessel caught on fire in the morning hours of May the 7th while docked at Port Khalid, located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

May 09 2019

Explosion Blasts Saipem Pipe Laying Vessel - 14 Injured

An explosion occurred onboard the Saipem-owned, Azerbaijani-flagged Pipelayer, ISRAFIL HUSEYNOV during the evening hours of May the 8th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Azerbaijan.

May 09 2019

Attempted Robbery At Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Lagos, Nigeria.

May 09 2019

Man Shot Dead during Pirate Attack on Yacht

A New Zealand family was attacked by pirates during the early morning of May the 3rd, while their yacht was transiting through the Guna Yala district of Panama.

May 08 2019

Taiwanese Vessel On Fire off the Coast of South Africa

Taiwanese fishing vessel, Tenn Ming Yang 268 caught on fire and started sinking during the early morning hours of May the 7th.

May 08 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting off the Coast of Ecuador - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel transiting off the coast of Ecuador.

May 08 2019

Heavy Lift Carrier Boarded in the Gulf of Guinea - May 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

May 07 2019

Vessel Hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea - May 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

May 07 2019

Vessel Fired upon in Nigeria, Attempted Boarding - May 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired upon, and attempted to board a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

May 07 2019

UK to Deploy Drones to Assist with Search and Rescue Operations

Authorities in the UK are launching a new year-long drone trial in order to support maritime search & rescue operations.

May 06 2019

Intercargo Report - Liquefaction Accounts for Over 50% of Fatalities from Bulk Carrier Losses

According to a report released by the UK-based, International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo), over half of the fatalities from bulk carrier losses, are due to cargo liquefaction.

May 06 2019

ITF Report Shows Sharp Increase in Enclosed Space Accidents

According to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), 2018 has seen a sharp increase in deaths due to confined spaces.

May 06 2019

Seafarer Dies onboard Cargo Ship

A seafarer died while working onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Cargo Ship, MOL BRAVO.

May 03 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 3rd of May

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  27th of April to the 3rd of May

May 03 2019

Kidnapped Indian Seafarers still in Captivity

The six seafarers that were kidnapped from the Palau-flagged product tanker Apecus are still considered missing.

May 02 2019

Iranian Oil Tanker in Trouble in the Red Sea

The Iranian-flagged oil tanker, Happiness I experienced water ingress in its engine room on April the 30th, while transiting off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

May 02 2019

Greenpeace Activists Board Oil Rig in Norway

Four Greenpeace activists boarded an oil rig on April the 29th in an attempt to protest oil drilling in the Norwegian Arctic.

May 02 2019

Three Workers Kidnapped from an Oil Rig in Nigeria

Two foreign workers and one Nigerian national were kidnapped from an oil rig in Nigeria’s Delta region in the morning of April the 27th.

May 01 2019

Turkish Aircraft Carrier on Fire

A fire erupted on the first ever Turkish aircraft carrier, TCG ANADOLU (L-408), during the early morning hours of April the 30th.

May 01 2019

Attempted Robbery at Jakarta, Indonesia - April 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel in Jakarta's Container Terminal, Indonesia.

May 01 2019

Cargo Vessel Collides with Bulk Carrier in Belgium

Maltese-flagged General Cargo Ship, Klara collided with the Singapore-flagged Bulk Carrier, Posidana during the early morning hours of April 29th.

Apr 30 2019

Two Seafarers Die onboard Antarctic Supply Vessel

Two people died onboard the Russian-flagged Antarctic supply vessel, VASILIY GOLOVNIN on April the 25th.

Apr 30 2019

Vessel Robbed at Callao Anchorage, Peru - April 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel in Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Apr 30 2019

LPG Tanker Collides with Fishing Vessel - 1 Dead

Thailand-flagged LPG Tanker, NP BANGPAKONG allegedly collided with a coastal fishing vessel in the afternoon of April 23rd while transiting through the eastern Gulf of Siam.

Apr 29 2019

Robbery at Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela - April 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.

Apr 29 2019

Attempted Robbery at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria - April 24th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel in Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Apr 29 2019

Vessel Boarded off Indonesia - April 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel got boarded off the coast of Indonesia.

Apr 26 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 26th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  20th to the 26th of April

Apr 26 2019

Cargo Ship Catches Fire in the Philippines

The Cargo ship, Andrea Princess 2 caught on fire in the evening of April the 22nd, while berthed in Cebu Province, Philippines.

Apr 26 2019

Over Two Tons of Cocaine Found Onboard MSC Carlotta

Over 2.2 tons of Cocaine was found onboard the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC Carlotta during an inspection that took place in the Peruvian port of Callao on the 23rd of April.

Apr 25 2019

Tanker Explosion in Indonesia - Two Workers Injured, One in Critical Condition

An explosion occurred aboard the Indonesian-flagged Tankship, SUCCESS ENERGY XXXII in the afternoon of April the 24th.

Apr 25 2019

EU NAVFOR Captures 5 Somali Pirates - Releases 23 Hostages

The Spanish Santa-Maria class Frigate, ESPS Navarra captured five Somali pirates, and released over 23 hostages in the process, during an attack on a pirate mothership on April the 23rd.

Apr 25 2019

Two Ferries Collide in Indonesia - One Missing, One Injured

Two ferries serving the Merak-Bakauheni line collided near the port of Merak, Java, Indonesia in the afternoon of April the 22nd.

Apr 24 2019

Crude Oil Tanker Runs Aground near Mississippi

Aframax-class Liberian-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, Aqualoyalty ran aground in the late evening hours of April the 21st, while transiting off Pascagoula USA.

Apr 24 2019

Attempted Boarding near Buenaventura, Colombia - April 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Buenaventura Channel, Colombia.

Apr 24 2019

Nigerian Navy Arrests Armed Security Team over Possession of Firearms

The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine individuals over alleged possession of firearms in Nigerian territorial waters.

Apr 23 2019

Fishing Trawlers Attacked off the Coast of Somalia - April 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates fired on a fishing trawler off the coast of Somalia.

Apr 23 2019

Crew Kidnapped at Bonny River's Inner Anchorage - April 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped the crew of a vessel anchored at Bonny River's Inner Anchorage.

Apr 23 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 19th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  13th to the 19th of April

Apr 18 2019

Denmark will Use Drones to Measure Sulfur Cap Violations

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) will be deploying a series of drones in the coming months, in order to make sure they comply with the new sulphur cap.

Apr 18 2019

Bulk Carrier Explosion off the Coast of Cornwall

Hong-Kong flagged Bulk Carrier, Great Aspiration, suffered an explosion on board in the afternoon of April the 17th, while transiting through the Celtic Sea near Cornwall, UK.

Apr 18 2019

Dock Workers in Rotterdam Refuse to Unload Blumenthal Bulk Carrier

On April the 17th, workers from a European Bulk Services (EBS) terminal in the port of Rotterdam, refused to unload the Cayman Islands-flagged Bulk Carrier, Puma in what is perceived as an act of solidarity towards the ship’s crew.

Apr 18 2019

General Cargo Ship Grounding in Croatia

Moldova-flagged General Cargo ship, Agios Rafail ran aground on rocks in Jamica Bay, Muzil, Croatia in the morning of April the 16th.

Apr 18 2019

Cruise Ships Collide in Rotterdam

The Swiss Passenger Ship, MS Alina collided with the Swiss river Cruise Ship, Viking Skadi, in the morning of April 16th.

Apr 17 2019

Vessel Boarded in Bonny River Inner Anchorage - Guard Injured - April 15th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded in Bonny River's Inner Anchorage.

Apr 17 2019

Aggravated Robbery in Callao Anchorage, Peru - April 14th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed in Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Apr 17 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Indian Oil Tanker - One Dead, 2 Injured

A fire erupted onboard the Indian-flagged Suezmax-class Crude Oil Tanker, MAHARAJA AGRASEN in the evening of April the 13th while the vessel was docked at the port of Mumbai, India.

Apr 16 2019

Spanish Navy Rescues Hijacked Vessel

More information has surfaced on the hijacking of the Chemical Tanker, Maria Soltin, that occurred off the coast of Nigeria on April the 9th.

Apr 16 2019

Cruise Ship Crew Rescues 23 People

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) alongside the crew of the Cruise Ship, Carnival Fantasy, rescued 23 people stranded off the Yucatan Peninsula on April 14, 2019.

Apr 16 2019

US Sanctions 9 Vessels and 4 Shipping Companies for Transporting Venezuelan Oil

The United States Department of Treasury has sanctioned yet another nine ships, and four shipping companies.

Apr 15 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Bulk Carrier

Fire erupted onboard the Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Albany Sound in the morning of April the 14th while the vessel was docked at the N.C. Port of Morehead City, USA.

Apr 15 2019

Floating Dock Accident in Turkey - Two Vessels Damaged, Dozens Injured

A floating dock broke in two on April 12th, in Turkey’s Tuzla Ship Repair Yard leading to several injuries and extensive damage to two vessels.

Apr 15 2019

Pirates Hijack Vessel in the Bight of Bonny - April 9th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates hijacked a vessel off the coast of Nigeria.

Apr 12 2019

Seafarer's Body Found Stuffed inside Deep Freezer

A crew member onboard the Palau-flagged General Cargo Vessel, Oasis III was murdered while the vessel was en route to the Alang ship-breaking yard.

Apr 12 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 12th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  6th to the 12th of April

Apr 12 2019

Fire Ravages Kingstown Ferry

A fire broke out on the St. Vincent-Grenadines-flagged Ferry, Gem Star in the morning of April the 8th. Due to the extent of the fire, the Ferry has been reduced to a floating hull.

Apr 11 2019

Cargo Ship Heavily Damaged in Collision

The Gibraltar-flagged Cargo ship, Rumba was heavily damaged during a collision at the Strom Quay in Bremerhaven, during the morning hours of April the 10th.

Apr 11 2019

Dutch Vessel Detained over Alleged Dumping of Illegal Waste

The Dutch Hopper Dredger, VOX MAXIMA was detained by the Indonesian Navy on April the 8th, for allegedly dumping waste in Indonesian territorial waters.

Apr 11 2019

General Cargo Ship Collides with Canal Lock in Germany

The Antigua Barbuda-flagged General Cargo ship, BBC Amethyst collided with a lock in the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau, Germany during the early morning hours of April 7th.

Apr 10 2019

US Blacklists Greek Vessel in Connection to US Sanctions in Venezuela

The U.S. Department of Treasury has blacklisted a number of vessels and shipping firms in connection to the US sanctions in Venezuela.

Apr 10 2019

RoRo Catches on Fire in the Red Sea

Panama-flagged RoRo vessel, Al Fayrouz caught on fire in the afternoon of April the 8th while transiting through the Red Sea.

Apr 09 2019

Robbery at Casablanca Port, Morocco - April 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while berthed at the port of Casablanca, Morocco.

Apr 09 2019

Suspicious Approach off Calabar, Nigeria - 8th of April 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel noticed a suspicious approach off Calabar, Nigeria.

Apr 09 2019

Oil Spill on MSC Containership

An accident during a bunkering operation aboard the Panama-flagged Container Ship, MSC Sandra, led to a significant oil spill.

Apr 08 2019

Three Dead after Ship's Crane Collapses in Indonesia

Three dock workers were killed after a crane collapsed on top of a cargo ship in Pontianak, Western Kalimantan, Indonesia on Thursday, April the 4th.

Apr 08 2019

Attempted Boarding in Ecuador - April 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Guayas Province, Ecuador.

Apr 08 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - April 5th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  1st to the 5th of April

Apr 05 2019

Bulk Carrier Captain Charged over Unsafe Working Practices

The Master of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier, Spinnaker SW, was charged over unsafe working practices by Maritime New Zealand.

Apr 05 2019

Boarding in Lagos STS Anchorage, Nigeria - March 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel off Lagos, Nigeria.

Apr 05 2019

Three Suspects Named over Norwegian Frigate Collision

Norwegian maritime authorities have named three suspects as part of their investigation into the collision between the tanker ship, SOLA TS and the Norwegian Navy Frigate, KNM Helge Ingstad.

Apr 04 2019

Pirates Successfully Rob Vessel at Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana - March 29th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.

Apr 04 2019

Ferry Collides with Passenger RoRO in North America

United States ferry, Admiral Pete collided with US-flagged passenger RoRo, Chimacum during the early morning hours of March the 29th.

Apr 04 2019

Pirates Successfully Rob Vessel at Manila's South Anchorage, Philippines - March 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Manila's South Anchorage, Philippines.

Apr 03 2019

Vessel Robbed at Batangas Anchorage, Philippines - March 26th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Batangas Anchorage Alpha, Philippines.

Apr 03 2019

Crew Member Dies in Horrific Accident on Board Bulk Carrier

A man died on board the Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier, Coresky OL while the vessel was docked at Gisbnorne, Northern New Zealand.

Apr 03 2019

Fire Breaks out on Chinese Cargo Ship - 2 Dead

A fire broke out on the Chinese Cargo Ship, Sheng Tai while the vessel was moored in Zhejiang’s Shengsi county near the Yangtze Estuary.

Apr 02 2019

Construction Crane Crashes on Cruise Ship - 8 People Injured

Several people were injured when a large construction crane fell onto the Bahamas-flagged Cruise Ship, Oasis of the Seas.

Apr 02 2019

12 Cruise Ship Passengers Arrested for Drug Smuggling

12 people have been arrested in Madeira, as part of an investigation into drug smuggling onboard the Panama-flagged Cruise Ship, MSC Opera.

Apr 02 2019

Norwegian Heavy Lift Carrier Collides with US Destroyer

Norwegian heavy lift carrier, Hawk collided with several ships including the United States destroyer USS Delbert D. Black, in the morning of March 29th.

Apr 01 2019

Oil Tanker Collides with Cruise Ship in the Netherlands

Maltese-flagged Oil Tanker, Chemical Marketer collided with the Swiss Cruise Ship, Viking Idun during the early morning hours of April 1st, 2019.

Apr 01 2019

Vessel Attacked in Cameroon - 4 Seafarers Kidnapped - March 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the coast of Cameroon.

Apr 01 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 29th of March 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  23rd to the 29th of March

Mar 29 2019

Container Ship Spills Fuel at Staten Island Terminal

United States Coast Guard has reported an oil spill that originated from a containership that had been moored in New York’s Staten Island.

Mar 29 2019

Pirates Rob Vessel, Assault Crew in Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela - March 28th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.

Mar 29 2019

Two Vessels Run Aground in Danish Waters

Danish Bulk Carrier, Enny ran aground in the early morning hours of March 27th, as it was transiting off Soesmarke upon Lolland, Denmark. A few miles north of the Enny’s grounding site, near the Danish harbour of Vordingborg, the Maltese-flagged general cargo ship Wilson Malm made contact with the seafloor.

Mar 28 2019

Pirates Board Vessel at San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage, Dominican Republic - March 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage, Dominican Republic.

Mar 28 2019

Bunker Tanker Hijacked by Migrants – Italy Classifies Event as Piracy

Turkish tanker, EL HIBLU 1 was hijacked by migrants while transiting off the coast of Libya on March the 26th.

Mar 28 2019

ARX Maritime is Poised to End the First Quarter of 2019 on a High

Between several award nominations and record-breaking growth, ARX Maritime is going from strength to strength in 2019.

Mar 27 2019

Australian Authorities Detain German Bulk Carrier

Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Anna-Elisabeth has been detained by Australian Maritime Authorities following a report by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

Mar 27 2019

Massive Fire Erupts Onboard Indonesian RoRo

Indonesian Passenger RoRo, KM Awu caught on fire in the evening of March 25th while docked at the Semarang Port Ship Repair Yard in Indonesia.

Mar 26 2019

Attempted Robbery at Lagos SAA, Nigeria - 25th of March 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at a Safe Anchorage Area in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mar 26 2019

LNG Tanker Collides with VLC Carrier at Fujairah Anchorage Causing Massive Hull Breach

Maltese-flagged LNG tanker, ASEEM collided with the anchored Hong Kong-flagged VLCC tanker SHINYO OCEAN in the evening of March the 24th at Fujairah Anchorage, UAE.

Mar 26 2019

United States Coast Guard Offloads 27,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Miami

The United States Coast Guard offloaded more than 27,000 pounds of cocaine on March the 22nd at its Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach.

Mar 25 2019

Container Ship Collides with Vessel before Hitting Pier

Liberian-flagged Container ship, Calisto collided with a pier in the morning of March the 24th.

Mar 25 2019

Norwegian Cruise Ship Loses Engine Power in Storm - Issues Distress Call

Norwegian Cruise Ship, Viking Sky suffered an engine failure in heavy storm conditions in the afternoon of March the 23rd.

Mar 25 2019

Attack/Alleged Kidnapping off the Coast of Nigeria - March 20th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the Coast of Nigeria.

Mar 22 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  22nd of March 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  16th to 22nd of March

Mar 22 2019

Aggravated Robbery at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela - March 21st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.

Mar 22 2019

Attempted Boarding at Callao Anchorage, Peru - March 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Mar 22 2019

Cruise Ship Collides with Merchant Vessel in the Netherlands

Swiss cruise ship, Edelweiss collided with the cargo ship, Forenso in the early morning hours of March the 20th, near Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Mar 21 2019

US Coast Guard Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea

US Coast Guard Cutter, Thetis successfully rescued two fishermen on March the 14th that had been stranded in the Gulf of Guinea.

Mar 21 2019

Taiwanese Fishing Trawler Sinks 350 Miles off the Coast of Brazil

Taiwanese-flagged Fishing Trawler, Jin Mao 101 sank following an engine failure that occurred on the 18th of March, approximately 350 miles off Buzios, Brazil.

Mar 21 2019

Second Ship Capsizes in the Mississippi River – Captain Presumed Dead

A tug capsized in the Mississippi River, in the evening of March the 18th. The Seattle Slew sunk in the vicinity of mile marker 55 on the lower Mississippi River, north of Point A La Hache, Louisiana, at approximately 20:00 pm in the evening.

Mar 20 2019

Fire Breaks Out on South Korean Tanker - 2 Dead

A fire broke out on the South Korean-flagged tanker, Taehwa 1HO during the early morning hours of March 20th.

Mar 20 2019

General Cargo Ship Capsizes in Iranian Port

Comoran-flagged General Cargo vessel, SL STAR capsized while at berth at Rajaei Port, Bander Abbas, Iran in the morning of March 19th.

Mar 20 2019

Italy Closes Ports to Italian-flagged Ship Carrying Rescued Migrants

An Italian charity ship rescued 50 people from a sinking life raft off the coast of Libya on March the 18th.

Mar 19 2019

Third Oil Spill Located near Grimaldi's Sunken ConRo

French Maritime authorities have located a third oil spill coming from Grimaldi’s sunken ConRo in the Bay of Biscay.

Mar 19 2019

Indian Tug Sinks Following Explosion - Search Continues for Missing Seafarer

Indian tug, Revdi sank in the morning of March the 18th, following an explosion onboard the vessel.

Mar 19 2019

Indian Research Vessel on Fire - 46 People Rescued

Indian research vessel, SCI Sagar Sampada, caught on fire in the evening of March 15th while transiting south of Mangalore, Western India.

Mar 18 2019

Greek Oil Tanker Runs Aground near Gavrio

Greek-flagged Oil/Chemical Tanker, Agios Georgios I, ran aground near Gavrio, Greece in the evening of March 15th.

Mar 18 2019

Pipe Laying Vessel Caught on Fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Pipe-laying vessel, Ocean Constructor caught on fire in the morning of March the 13th, while working on a project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mar 18 2019

Vessel Sinks after Getting Entangled in Cargo Ship Chain

Inland towing tug, Michelle Anne, sank near Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the morning of March the 14th after an accident involving the Maltese-flagged Cargo Ship, Iolcos Unity.

Mar 15 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 15th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  9th to 15th of March

Mar 15 2019

Authorities in Port Newark Seize over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine from Containership

Authorities at Port Newark seized 1.5 tons of cocaine that was being smuggled into the country onboard the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Carlotta.

Mar 15 2019

Fire-Stricken Vessel Sinks, Prompting Potential Ecological Disaster off the Coast of France

The Italian ConRo, Grande America sunk in the Bay of Biscay following the disastrous fire that ravaged the vessel on March 12th. French authorities are on high alert following the incident, due to reports of a 10km long oil slick that is expected to hit the southwest coast of France over the weekend.

Mar 14 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Marmara Sea

Turkish General Cargo ship, Yusuf Celal, sank after running aground in the Marmara Sea, Turkey in the evening of March the 13th.

Mar 14 2019

Pirates Board Vessel in Macapa Anchorage, Brazil - March 10th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil

Mar 14 2019

Vessels Stuck Together Following Collision

Chinese Bulk Carrier, Ming Zhou 66, collided with the gravel carrier, Hong Cheng Yun 3, in the morning of March 12th.

Mar 13 2019

Tanker Ship Collides with Fishing Trawler – 12 Seafarers Missing

Chinese Tanker Ship, Tian Yi 5, collided with a fishing trawler in the morning hours of March 12. As a result of the collision, the fishing vessel started to capsize forcing the ship’s crew to jump overboard.

Mar 13 2019

Pirates Attack Third Vessel Transiting near Brass Terminal, Nigeria - 1 Dead, 5 Seafarers Kidnapped - March 9th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a third vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria, kidnapping 5 seafarers in the process.

Mar 13 2019

Iranian Navy Repels Alleged Pirate Attack in the Gulf of Aden

The Iranian Navy has repelled a pirate attack on an Iranian-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.

Mar 12 2019

Italian ConRo Catches on Fire - 27 Crew Members Evacuated

The Grimaldi-owned ConRo, Grande America, caught on fire in the evening of March 10th, as the vessel was transiting through the Bay of Biscay.

Mar 12 2019

Pirates Attack Second Vessel near Brass Terminal, Nigeria - March 9th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a second vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.

Mar 12 2019

Saudi Tanker Detained Following Collision with Navy Vessel

Saudi-Arabian Oil tanker, NCC Sama collided with the berthed Taiwanese Navy Knox-class frigate, Ning Yang during the early morning hours of March 9th.

Mar 11 2019

Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks, 1 Seafarer Presumed Dead

Dutch-flagged cargo ship, Cardium sank while sailing through the Western Scheldt near Vlissingen, Netherlands in the afternoon of March 9th.

Mar 11 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting South of Brass Terminal, Nigeria - March 8th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.

Mar 11 2019

Don't Forget Somalia

Somali pirates are slowly turning back into fishermen. But if their livelihoods are once again potentially threatened, they could revert back to their old ways.

Mar 08 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 8th

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  2nd to 8th of March

Mar 08 2019

New Zealand Detains Taiwanese Bulk Carrier over Unpaid Wages

New Zealand Maritime authorities have detained the Panama-flagged bulk carrier, Daiwan Justice, after complaints that the crews' wages hadn’t been paid over the last four months.

Mar 08 2019

Fuel Successfully Emptied from the Efe Murat, as Salvage Operations Continue

Fuel removal operations on the grounded, Turkish-flagged general cargo vessel, Efe Murat have successfully concluded.

Mar 07 2019

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Captain of MV Seagrand

Korean authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the Russian Captain of the MV Seagrand. The vessel had crashed against a bridge in Busan, South Korea on the 28th of February.

Mar 07 2019

Argentine Coast Guard Opens Fire on Chinese Fishing Trawler

Argentine forces opened fire on a Chinese fishing trawler that was caught fishing within Argentina’s exclusive economic zone.

Mar 07 2019

Ship Owner Issues Apology over Solomon Islands Oil Spill

The owner of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier, Solomon Trader has issued an apology over the oil spill that occurred on Renell Island on February 4th.

Mar 06 2019

Crane Collapses on Oil Platform - 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Two people were injured, and one died when a crane collapsed on an Italian offshore oil platform run by oil and gas major, Eni.

Mar 06 2019

Pirates Rob Vessel Transiting Through the Straights of Malacca - March 5th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel transiting through the Straights of Malacca.

Mar 06 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Kidnap Three Seafarers in Togo

Maltese-flagged Chemical/Oil product tanker, Histria Ivory, was transiting south of Lome, Togo, when she was attacked by pirates. As a result of the attack, three crew members were kidnapped.

Mar 05 2019

Pirates Rob Maersk Vessel at Aboadze Anchorage Ghana - February 27th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Aboadze Anchorage, Ghana.

Mar 05 2019

Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting South of Brass Terminal, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.

Mar 05 2019

Maersk and ZIM Containerships Collide at Busan Port

Hong Kong-flagged, Panamax class containership, Safmarine Nokwanda, collided with the Liberian-flagged, Neopanamax class containership, Tianjin, causing substantial damage to both vessels.

Mar 04 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Attacked near Lome, Togo.

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Lome, Togo.

Mar 04 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel near Lagos, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Lagos, Nigeria.

Mar 04 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - March 1st

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 23rd to March 1st

Mar 01 2019

BREAKING - Second Merchant Vessel Attacked near Bonny, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Mar 01 2019

Russian Cargo Ship Crashes into South Korean Bridge – Master Intoxicated

Russian Cargo Ship, Seagrand, crashed into the side of a bridge in South Korea, in the afternoon of February the 28th.

Feb 28 2019

Turkish Cargo Ship Runs Aground off Bari, Italy, Sparking Fears over Potential Oil Spill

The Turkish cargo ship, Efe Murat, that ran aground on breakwater off Bari, Italy on the 23rd of February, has continued to list, raising fears over a potential environmental disaster.

Feb 28 2019

Solomon Trader Grounding Turns into Full Blown Environmental Disaster

Almost a full month after the grounding of the Solomon Trader, the full extent of the ecological damage to the surrounding area is beginning to come to light.

Feb 28 2019

Car Carrier Severely Damaged By Storm

Norwegian-flagged car carrier, Hoegh London, got caught in the storm that was raging across the Mediterranean during the weekend and sustained considerable damage in the process.

Feb 27 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting Through the Bight of Bonny

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting through the Bight of Bonny.

Feb 27 2019

Cargo Ship on Fire in Chioggia, Italy

A devastating fire erupted in the engine room of the Belize-flagged general cargo ship, Hala B, in the evening of February the 26th.

Feb 27 2019

UPDATE - Details on the Attack in the Gulf of Guinea on the 21st

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Feb 27 2019

Tragic Confined Space Accident Onboard Saudi-Arabian Bulk Carrier

A tragic accident occurred onboard the Saudi-Arabian-flagged bulk carrier, Bahri Bulk, while the vessel was berthed at Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Feb 26 2019

Devastating Fire on Malaysian Ferry

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Malaysian Ferry, Dragon Star 1, in the afternoon of February the 25th.

Feb 26 2019

BREAKING - Second Suspicious Approach in the Gulf of Aden

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a second suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden within the space of two days.

Feb 26 2019

Containership Reports Significant Fuel Leak

US-flagged containership, MATSONIA, has been spilling heavy fuel oil into San Francisco Bay, according to a report by the United States Coast Guard.

Feb 25 2019

Massive Fire in Indonesia – 35 Vessels Destroyed

A massive fire erupted in the port of Muara Baru, Jakarta in the afternoon of February the 23rd, destroying over 35 vessels and injuring three people in the process.

Feb 25 2019

BREAKING - Suspicious Approach in the Gulf of Aden

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden.

Feb 25 2019

Inebriated Captain Runs Cargo Ship Aground

Dutch-flagged general cargo ship, EEMS Carrier, ran aground in the evening of February the 21st.

Feb 22 2019

Cruise Ships Collide in Buenos Aires Port

Two cruise ships belonging to MSC, collided in the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina in the afternoon of February the 20th.

Feb 22 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Transiting Through the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Feb 22 2019

French Ferry Suffers Water Ingress – Passengers Evacuated

French ferry, Breizh Nevez, was serving the Groix-Lorient line when it struck a rock in the morning of February the 19th.

Feb 21 2019

UPDATE – Grounded Bulk Carrier Declared a Total Loss – Awaiting Salvage

Salvage teams are in place, ready to remove the wreck of the Hong-Kong-flagged bulk carrier, Solomon Trader, that ran aground off Renell Island on February the 4th.

Feb 21 2019

1 Seafarer Dead, 20 Jumped Overboard During Deadly Attack on Taiwanese Vessel

One Filipino crew member was killed, and another seriously injured when a violent knife fight broke out aboard a Taiwanese fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean.

Feb 21 2019

Tanker Quarantined Due to Influenza Outbreak

Panama-flagged product tanker, Puma has been put under quarantine off Manzanillo Anchorage, Mexico due to an outbreak of Influenza on the vessel.

Feb 20 2019

Duterte Calls for a Three-Nation Coalition in Order to Combat Piracy in Southeast Asia

President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has urged the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia to band together with the Philippines in order to combat piracy and prevent the kidnapping of seafarers in Southeast Asia.

Feb 20 2019

UPDATE – Solomon Trader Hull Breached, Sparking Major Environmental Disaster

The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands has asked Australia for emergency help after an oil spill from a grounded bulk carrier has caused a potential environmental disaster near a world heritage area.

Feb 19 2019

Baltic Sea Collision – 15 Injured

Danish-flagged supply vessel, World Bora collided with the Cyprus-flagged general cargo vessel, Raba in the morning of February the 19th.

Feb 19 2019

Fire Onboard Beached Tanker Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Injured

A fire in the engine room of a Greek tanker being scheduled for demolition cost two workers their lives and injured a third.

Feb 19 2019

Massive Fire Blazes Onboard Bulk Carrier

US-flagged Self Discharging Bulk Carrier, St. Clair, caught on fire in the evening of February the 16th.

Feb 18 2019

Peruvian Ferry Split in Two Following Collision with Freighter

Peruvian Ferry Men del Norte II, collided with the Antigua-Barbuda-flagged bulk carrier, BBC Zarate, during the early morning hours of February the 15th.

Feb 18 2019

Chinese Fishing Vessel Sinks Following Collision with Argentine Trawler

Chinese fishing vessel, Zhong Yuan Yu 11, sank in the early morning hours of February the 15th, following a collision with the Argentine trawler, Pesca Vaqueiro.

Feb 18 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 15th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 9th to 15th

Feb 15 2019

Six Die in Durban Harbour Fire

Six people have been confirmed dead after a fishing vessel caught on fire in Durban port, South Africa.

Feb 15 2019

Luxury Cruise Ship Damaged in Collision During Maiden Voyage

Norwegian-flagged luxury cruise ship, Viking Jupiter collided with a pier during her maiden cruise.

Feb 15 2019

Supply Vessel Sinks in the Singapore Strait

Dominican-flagged supply vessel, Ocean Cooper 2 sank in Singapore territorial waters in the morning of February the 14th.

Feb 14 2019

UPDATE – APL Vancouver Cleared for Departure as Company Declares General Average

APL has declared General Average on its fire-stricken containership, APL Virginia.

Feb 14 2019

Russia Recommends the Formation of an Anti-Piracy Coalition to the UN

Russia has proposed the formation of an international mechanism, to be placed under the aegis of the United Nations, in order to combat maritime piracy.

Feb 14 2019

UPDATE – Yantian Express - 198 Containers Deemed a Total Loss

198 Containers on board the fire-stricken Yantian Express have been identified as a total loss

Feb 13 2019

Ship Grounding Raises Fears for Local Ecosystem

Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Solomon Trader, was grounded after hitting a reef in the Solomon Islands.

Feb 13 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed at Caofeidian Anchorage, China

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Caofeidian Anchorage, China.

Feb 13 2019

Update – Kerch Strait Blaze

Four weeks have passed since the initial explosion that cost the lives of more than a dozen seafarers but the fire onboard the two vessels shows no sign of stopping.

Feb 12 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully boarded and robbed a vessel anchored at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Feb 12 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel in India

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel in India.

Feb 12 2019

Cargo Vessel Sinking off the Coast of Vietnam

Vietnamese-flagged general cargo ship Duc Phat 66, issued a distress call in the morning of February the 7.

Feb 11 2019

Greek Bulk Carrier Detained Following Collision with Malaysian Vessel

Greek-flagged Panamax-class bulk carrier, Pireas, collided with the Malaysian Government vessel, Polaris, in the afternoon of February the 8th. Following the incident, Malaysian authorities proceeded to impound the vessel and detain its crew.

Feb 11 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel in Liberia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded and successfully robbed a vessel in Liberia.

Feb 11 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 8th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - 2nd to 8th of February

Feb 08 2019

Cargo Ship Ran Aground in Sweden

Faroe Islands-flagged general cargo carrier, Listervik, ran aground close to Oxelosund, Sweden.

Feb 08 2019

Fire Erupts on Indonesian Ferry

A fire erupted onboard a ferry at approximately 18:45 LT in the evening of February the 7th, as the ship was transiting through the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

Feb 08 2019

Cameroon Militia Releases Eastern Pacific Crude Oil Tanker

Eastern Pacific Shipping issued a statement on the 6th of February, announcing the release of their Aframax-class crude oil tanker, Barents Sea.

Feb 07 2019

Two Seafarers Rescued After Falling Overboard

Two engineers aboard the Cyprus-flagged tanker, SHARON SEA (Formerly known as Chemtrans Nova), had to be rescued by the United States Coast Guard when the lifeboat they were working on, detached itself from the tanker.

Feb 07 2019

Tanker Collides with Tug, 4 Rescued, 2 Considered Missing

Hong-Kong flagged oil tanker, Shun Sheng, collided with the tug KOI 3, at approximately 05:00 am local time, during the early morning hours of February the 7th.

Feb 07 2019

Japanese Fishing Boat Seized By Russia

Russian authorities have seized a Japanese crab fishing boat for allegedly fishing illegally in Russia’s exclusive economic zone.

Feb 06 2019

Oil Tanker Captain Injured in Knife Attack

The Master of the STI Guard, a Marshall Islands-flagged Crude Oil Tanker owned by Scorpio Tankers, got injured following an altercation with a crewmember.

Feb 06 2019

Update on the APL Vancouver Fire

After four days of intenses effort by the Vietnamese firefighting cews, the fire aboard the post-panamax class containership, APL Vancouver, was finally put under control on February the 4th.

Feb 05 2019

SSCS Patrol Vessel Attacked by over 50 Assailants

The MV Farley Mowat was attacked by a group of over 50 assailants posing as fishermen.

Feb 05 2019

Crane Collapses on Cargo Ship in Indonesia

A mobile crane crashed onto the cargo ship POWERJET in the afternoon of February the 4th.

Feb 05 2019

9.5 Tons of Cocaine Found Onboard Cargo Ship

Police in Cape Verde confiscated 9.5 tons of cocaine that were discovered onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, ESER on January the 31st.

Feb 04 2019

Private Militia Seizes Oil Tanker in Cameroon

Singapore-flagged Aframax-class crude oil tanker, BARENTS SEA, was seized by a private militia in Cameroon.

Feb 04 2019

BREAKING - Crew Kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped the crew of a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Feb 04 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 1st

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January the 26th to February 1st

Feb 01 2019

Fire Erupts Onboard Containership

A fire erupted on the Singapore-flagged containership, APL Vancouver, during the early morning hours of January the 31st, same 4 nautical miles off Cape La, Vung Ro, Vietnam.

Feb 01 2019

Oil Product Tanker Capsizes in Malaysia

St Kitts and Nevis-flagged oil product tanker, Sea Frontier, capsized near Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia, in the evening of January the 30th.

Jan 31 2019

MSC Mandy Crew Released from Captivity

The six kidnapped crew members of the MSC Mandy have been released from captivity.

Jan 31 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel at Jingtang Anchorage, China

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery took place at Jingtang Anchorage, China.

Jan 31 2019

Crane Collapses onto Containership in Vancouver Port

A crane collapsed onto the Panama-flagged containership, EVER SUMMIT, at approximately 09:00 LT in the morning of January the 28th while the vessel was docked at the Global Container Terminal in Vancouver.

Jan 30 2019

Merchant Vessel Capsizes in Malaysia

Malaysian-flagged merchant vessel, Bahagia Maju sank in the morning of January the 29th, some eight nautical miles off the Sungari Rajang estuary, Malaysia.

Jan 30 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel Anchored at Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored off Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast.

Jan 30 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Declares General Average on Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its fire-stricken boxship, Yantian Express.

Jan 29 2019

More Information on the Three Pirate Attacks that Occurred Last Week off the Coast of Nigeria

New information has come to light, in regard to the three pirate attacks that occurred within the space of 24 hours off the coast of Nigeria.

Jan 29 2019

Vessel Explosion in Turkey - 2 Dead, 11 Injured

An explosion occurred aboard the Hong Kong-flagged, Aframax class crude oil tanker, LR2 Poseidon, killing two workers, and injuring another 11.

Jan 29 2019

Tanker Collision in the Baltic Sea

Two tankers collided in the Baltic Sea, near Rugen, Germany, at approximately 03:00 UTC, during the early morning hours of January the 25th.

Jan 28 2019

Fire Erupts Aboard Oil Tanker

A fire erupted aboard the Canadian-flagged oil tanker, Kivalliq W, at approximately 6 am on Sunday the 27th of January.

Jan 28 2019

BREAKING - Third Vessel Attacked Near Brass Terminal Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 28 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 25th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 19th to the 25th

Jan 25 2019

Two Cruise Ships Collide in Italian Port

Two ferries collided at the port of Olbia Isola Blanca, Sardinia, Italy, at approximately 12:00 pm, in the afternoon of January the 24th.

Jan 25 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack a 2nd Vessel near Brass Terminal, Nigeria.

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 25 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel near Brass Terminal, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 25 2019

BIMCO Calls for International Action to Combat Piracy in The Gulf of Guinea

The world’s largest shipping association, BIMCO, has called for international action in order to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Jan 24 2019

Product Tanker Crashes into Bridge

Mongolian-flagged product tanker, Eastern Glory, crashed into a bridge in Indonesia, at approximately 14:30 pm local time on January the 23rd.

Jan 24 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Rob Vessel Anchored off Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored off Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.

Jan 24 2019

Authorities Search for Missing Seafarer

The Philippine Coast Guard has launched a search for a seafarer that went missing near the city of Laguindingan on the 15th of January.

Jan 23 2019

Ferry Capsizes in South India, 8 Dead, 1 Missing

Eight people died and at least one is missing after a ferry boat capsized while transiting through the south Indian state of Karnataka, on January the 21st.

Jan 23 2019

Dutch Cargo Ship Collides with Finnish Icebreaker

Dutch-flagged freighter, FWN Solide, collided with the Finnish icebreaker, Kontio, on approach to the port of Oulu, Finland, during the early morning hours of January the 22nd.

Jan 23 2019

USCG Apprehends Three Stowaways on Containership off the Coast of Miami

The crew of the Antigua-flagged container ship, Diana J, found three stowaways onboard, as the vessel was approaching the port of Miami, in the late evening of January the 15th.

Jan 22 2019

Cargo Vessel Sinks in Taiwan Strait

Chinese flagged cargo ship, Zhong Xing 689, reportedly sank while sailing through the Taiwan Strait, in the early morning hours of January 21st.

Jan 22 2019

Kerch Strait Blaze - 14 Dead, 5 Missing

Fourteen people were killed and at least five are missing, following an explosion that occurred during a refuelling operation in the Black Sea.

Jan 22 2019

Chemical Tanker Runs Aground in Elbe River

Panama-flagged chemical tanker, Oriental Nadeshiko, ran aground while transiting through Germany, at approximately 01:10 UTC, in the early morning hours of January the 21st.

Jan 21 2019

Vessel Sinks in Russian Port

Russian tug, Priboy, sank in the port of Temryuk in the Azov Sea, at approximately 9 am in the morning of January the 17th.

Jan 21 2019

US Issues Warning Over Potential Militant Attacks in Nigeria

The US embassy in Nigeria has issued a warning, suggesting that Islamist militants in the region are planning potential terrorist attacks.

Jan 21 2019

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 18th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - January 12th to 18th

Jan 18 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel Anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Apapa-Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria

Jan 18 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Another Statement in Regards to the Yantian Express Fire

Hapag-Lloyd has issued another statement on January 17th, as to the container fire that still rages onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 18 2019

Environmental Disaster in Brazil - Ship Owner Faces Potential £10 Million Fine

A large spill was detected in the port of Santos, Brazil. The spill, which local authorities believe to be fertiliser-based, allegedly originated from the Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier, Rook.

Jan 17 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed While Anchored at Ciwandan Anchorage, Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Ciwandan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Jan 17 2019

BREAKING - Vessel Boarded While Anchored off Cao Fei Dian Anchorage, China

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored off Cao Fei Dian Anchorage, China.

Jan 17 2019

LPG Tanker collides with Fishing Boat, 3 Dead, 2 Missing

Panama-flagged LPG Tanker, Koeta, collided with a fishing vessel in the East China Sea, at approximately 04:30 am local time, in the morning of January the 11th.

Jan 14 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

Jan 14 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel in Lagos, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored off Lagos, Nigeria

Jan 14 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Releases Statement In Regards to Container Fire Onboard the Yantian Express

Hapag-Lloyd has issued a statement on January 10th, as to the container fire onboard the Yantian Express.

Jan 11 2019

13 Containers Fall From NSB Vessel into Kaohsiung Port

13 Containers fell overboard from a container ship docked at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung port in the afternoon of January the 9th.

Jan 11 2019

Investigation into the Collision Between RoRo Ulysse and CSL Virginia Reveals Human Error.

The investigation into the collision that occurred last October off the coast of Corsica, involving the RoRo Ulysse and the CSL Virginia, has officially concluded.

Jan 10 2019

Sincerity ACE Being Towed to Japan as Panama Opens Investigation into Incident

Towing operations have begun for Sincerity Ace, the Panama-flagged car carrier that caught on fire on New Years’ Eve.

Jan 10 2019

MSC Intensifies North Sea Cleanup - 43 Containers Remain to be Found

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in cooperation with relevant authorities has managed to locate 238 of the 281 containers that fell off the MSC Zoe on January the 2nd.

Jan 09 2019

UPDATE - 2 - Pirates Kidnap Seafarers off the Coast of Benin

An update on the kidnapping that took place off the coast of Benin on January the 2nd.

Jan 09 2019

Fire Erupts on Board Turkish RoRo Vessel

A fire erupted on board the Turkish-flagged Ro-Ro cargo vessel, Qezban, while the ship was transiting through the Dardanelles, in the evening of January the 8th.

Jan 09 2019

Oil Carrier Disappears in the Java Sea

Crude palm oil carrier, Namse Bangdzod, was declared missing while transiting through the Java Sea, on December the 28th.

Jan 08 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in the Black Sea, 6 Dead

Panama-flagged general cargo ship, VOLGO-BALT 214, sank while transiting through the Black Sea, some 80 nautical miles off Samsun, Turkey, in the morning of January the 7th.

Jan 08 2019

Deadly Explosion Onboard Oil Tanker, 1 Dead, 2 Missing

Vietnamese oil tanker, Aulac Fortune, suffered a massive explosion off Lamma Island Anchorage, Hong Kong, at approximately 11:30 am local time in the morning of January the 8th.

Jan 08 2019

Ship Captain Dies During Cargo Ship Collision

A Vietnamese cargo ship collided with a Panama-flagged bulk carrier in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on the Evening of January the 7th.

Jan 07 2019

Massive Fuel Spill from Maersk Vessel During Bunkering Operations

A massive fuel spill has occurred, during the process of refuelling the Danish-flagged containership, Maersk Gateshead, while the vessel was docked at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminal in Hong Kong, early in the morning of January the 6th.

Jan 07 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Container Ship

Hapag-Lloyd’s German-flagged containership, Yantian Express, caught on fire approximately 650 nautical miles off the east coast of Canada on January the 3rd.

Jan 07 2019

Cargo Ship Swallowed by Fire in Turkey

Togo-flagged dry cargo vessel, MARK, caught on fire while anchored at Pendik, near Istanbul’s southern coast, at approximately 6:20 am local time (GMT 0320) in the morning of January the 4th.

Jan 04 2019

Chinese Fishing Carrier Runs Aground in Marshall Islands

Chinese-flagged commercial fishing carrier, Ou Ya Leng 6, ran aground on Taka Atoll in the Marshall Islands, approximately 180 nautical miles northeast of Kwajalein, in the afternoon of January the 2nd.

Jan 04 2019

Taiwanese Cargo Vessel Sinks - 1 Dead, 9 Missing

Taiwanese cargo vessel, London, sank in the East China Sea approximately 90 nautical miles east of Taizhou, City, Zhejiang, China, at 4:30am local time on January the 2nd.

Jan 03 2019

BREAKING - UPDATE - Pirates Kidnap Seafarers off the Coast of Benin

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel had its crew kidnapped while sailing off the Coast of Benin.

Jan 03 2019

Ultra-large Containership Loses 270 Containers

Panama-registered ultra-large containership, MSC Zoe, lost approximately 270 containers while sailing through rough North Sea weather, in the evening of January the 1st.

Jan 03 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel off the Coast of Benin

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Benin.

Jan 02 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Car Carrier - 3 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

A fire erupted on board the Panamanian-flagged car carrier, Sincerity ACE, approximately 1800 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, in the morning of December the 31st.

Jan 02 2019

Oil Tanker Explosion Off the Coast of Cyprus

Maltese-flagged oil tanker, Athlos, caught on fire and ran aground near the southern coast of Cyprus, at approximately 9:30am local time, in the morning of Saturday the 29th of December.

Dec 31 2018

Bulgarian Authorities Seize Libyan Vessel

Armed militants boarded the Libyan-flagged crude oil tanker, BADR, while it was anchored off Burgas, Bulgaria, and forced its crew to disembark the vessel, in the afternoon of December the 22nd.

Dec 28 2018

Container Ships Collide in Chinese Port

Two container ships collided in Nansha port, Guangzhou, China, at approximately 12:20pm local time, in the afternoon of December the 26th.

Dec 27 2018

Cargoship Sinks – 2 Dead, 1 Missing

Palau-flagged Cargo Ship, AMANDA, capsized and sank at approximately 2pm local time on December the 25th, 3 nautical miles east of Tanjung Sepang, Malaysia.

Dec 26 2018

Special Forces Raid Vessel Hijacked by Migrants

A group of migrant stowaways who threatened the crew of a containership headed to Essex, have been arrested by British authorities in the evening of December the 21st.

Dec 23 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 23rd

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 15th  to December the 21st.

Dec 23 2018

Abducted Crew Released by Pirates

The crew of the Pomerania Sky, the Libyan-flagged containership that was attacked in late October by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, has been finally released.

Dec 20 2018

Seafarer Found after Being Lost at Sea for Over Six Days

A seafarer survived in the open sea for over six days after the ship he was on sank while sailing through the Bali strait.

Dec 19 2018

Police in South Africa Arrests Pirate Suspected of Kidnapping

Police in South Africa arrested a 28-year-old Nigerian national in conjunction with the hijacking of the Dutch Cargo Ship, FWN Rapide, earlier this year.

Dec 19 2018

Peruvian Navy Impounds 25kg of Cocaine From Containership

Over 25 kg of cocaine was found onboard Singapore-flagged containership, San Clemente, during an inspection in the port of Callao, Peru on December the 15th.

Dec 19 2018

Fire Erupted Aboard General Cargo Ship in Indonesia

Fire erupted onboard the Mongolian-flagged, general cargo ship, Aventador, at approximately 07:30 am on December the 15th.

Dec 18 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Cornwall

Russian cargo ship, Kuzma Minin, has run aground off a beach in Cornwall at approximately 5:40 am on December the 18th.

Dec 18 2018

Explosion During LPG Tanker Supplying Operation Injures Six

Six people were injured when a pilot boat was hit by an explosion while supplying an LPG tanker at an anchorage off Batu Pahat, Malaysia, at approximately 6 pm on December the 14th.

Dec 18 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack and Board Vessel in the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after pirates attacked and boarded a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.

Dec 17 2018

BREAKING - Kidnapping of Four Seafarers in Malaysia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after the potential kidnapping of four seafarers in Malaysia.

Dec 17 2018

Mental Health: A Maritime Sector Perspective

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that appears to be increasing in prevalence amongst seafarers, especially those operating in High Risk Areas.

Dec 17 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Traversing Through The Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Nigeria.

Dec 17 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 14th

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 8th to December 14th

Dec 14 2018

Yemeni Factions Agree on a Ceasefire

Diplomats representing the Houthi Rebels and a Saudi-led delegation representing the Yemeni government coalition have agreed on a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah.

Dec 14 2018

Greek Shipping Company Fined $2MN USD for Dumping Oily Waste at Sea

Piraeus-based Greek Shipping Company, Navimax Corporation, a subsidiary of Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., has been fined $2,000,000 USD by a federal district court judge in the United states for discharging oily waste at sea.

Dec 14 2018

Indian Navy Patrol Vessel Seizes Cache of Weapons from Boat off the Coast of Somalia

An Indian Navy Patrol vessel, which has been deployed on an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, has seized a cache of weapons that includes assault rifles, machine guns and ammunition, from a boat off the coast of Somalia on December the 7th.

Dec 13 2018

Captain of Shipping Tanker Arrested for Exceeding Alcohol Limit

The Captain of a chemical tanker was sentenced and lost his position as Master, after having been found drinking aboard the vessel, moments before the vessel was due to depart Port Taranaki, NZ on the evening of December the 11th.

Dec 13 2018

BREAKING - Suspicious Approach Near Bab-El-Mandeb Strait

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by several skiffs near the strait of Bab-El-Mandeb.

Dec 13 2018

Cruise Ship Officer Found Dead in Cabin

A young officer working onboard the cruise ship, Celebrity Millennium, has been found dead on Thursday, December 6th.

Dec 11 2018

Saipem Hit by Cyber Attack

Italian oil services company, Saipem SPA, has identified a cyber-attack on their servers, originating from Chennai, India.

Dec 11 2018

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 3 Seafarers in Malaysia

Three crew members of an as-of-yet undisclosed vessel were abducted on December the 5th, in the vicinity of Lahad Datu, Sabah, near the Philippine border.

Dec 11 2018

Chinese Freighter Sinks - One Dead, One Missing

Chinese-flagged freighter, Rui Xing Lun, sank in the Bohai sea, northwest of Weifang, Shandong province, in the afternoon of December the 8th at approximately 16:00 Beijing time.

Dec 10 2018

Vessel Sinks Following Collision

Two Vessels collided in the early morning of December the 10th, in the coastal waters between Indonesia and Singapore. As a result of the collision, one of the vessels sank, badly injuring the crew in the process.

Dec 10 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel off the Coast of Malaysia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked off the Coast of Malaysia.

Dec 10 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - December 7th

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 1st to December 7th

Dec 07 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Board and Rob Vessel in Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed while anchored at Merak Anchorage, Indonesia.

Dec 07 2018

15 Migrants Die After Boat Capsizes Off the Coast of Libya

Fifteen migrants have died off the coast of Libya, after spending more than 12 days at sea without food or water.

Dec 06 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel and Assault Crew in Conakry Anchorage

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while docked at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Dec 05 2018

Automated Shipping Takes a Giant Leap Forward

Rolls-Royce and Wartsila both have announced successful dock-to-dock navigation tests using ferries equipped with their respective navigation systems.

Dec 04 2018

Two Cargo Ships Damaged While Manoeuvring Near the Black Sea

Two vessels were damaged while manoeuvring through the Kerch Strait. The incident occurred at approximately half past midnight on the evening of November the 30th.

Dec 03 2018

Pirates Attack Containership off the Coast of Brazil - Authorities Discover Over 400 Kilos of Cocaine Onboard

Danish containership, Cap San Marco, was attacked and boarded by pirates, early in the morning of December the 2nd, as it was approaching the port of Santos, Brazil.

Dec 03 2018

RoRo Vessel Catches On Fire - 135 Rescued, 3 Missing

Indonesian-flagged passenger RoRo vessel, Gerbang Samudra I, caught on fire, early in the morning of December the 2nd.

Dec 03 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Multiple Vessels off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing in the Gulf of Guinea; several vessels in the area have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates.

Nov 23 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report – November 23rd

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 17th to November 23rd

Nov 23 2018

Italy Calls for Seizure of Migrant Rescue Vessel

Italian authorities have called for the seizure of the migrant rescue vessel, Aquarius, for allegedly dumping over 24 tons of potentially toxic waste in Italian ports.

Nov 22 2018

French Navy Vessel Saves Seafarers from Sinking Ship

French Navy Frigate, Cassard, successfully rescued twelve seafarers from a sinking asphalt-bitumen tanker in the Persian Gulf, in the late morning of November the 20th.

Nov 22 2018

UPDATE: Migrants Forcibly Removed From Vessel

The remaining 77 migrants that had refused to disembark the Nivin, were forcibly removed when Libyan authorities raided the vessel on the evening of November 20th.

Nov 21 2018

Oil Tanker Runs Aground, Destroying Over 13 Vessels in the Process

Panama-flagged oil tanker, Tradewind Legend, went out of control destroying several vessels in the process, as it was entering Paramaribo port in Suriname, in the afternoon of November 19.

Nov 21 2018

Cargo Ship Caught on Fire and Subsequently Abandoned

Turkish Cargo Ship, Kilic 1, caught on fire in the evening of November 20th, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of Cape Matapan, near the southern coast of Greece.

Nov 21 2018

Missing Argentine Submarine Found a Year Later

A missing Argentine submarine has been found, a year and a day after it disappeared with 44 crew members onboard.

Nov 20 2018

Sinking of Offshore Support Vessel Prompts Rescue

15 people had to be rescued, when the offshore support vessel, RAM XVIII, began to take on water, early in the morning of November the 18th.

Nov 20 2018

Activists Board Tanker Off the Coast of Spain

A team of Greenpeace activists boarded the Cayman-flagged oil tanker, Stolt Tenacity, in the morning of November the 17th.

Nov 20 2018

Cargo Ship Ran Aground in Greece

Albanian-flagged general cargo ship, Koravi, ran aground at approximately 20:00 UTC on November the 15th , while sailing through the southeast coast of Greece.

Nov 19 2018

Chinese Cargo Ship Sinks

Chinese Cargo Ship, Hongtai16, sank in the afternoon of November the 17th in the South China sea, near the eastern coast of the Guangdong province.

Nov 19 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Boarded Vessel Off Lagos, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded off Lagos, Nigeria.

Nov 19 2018

Weekly Piracy Security Report - November 16th

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 10th to November 16th

Nov 16 2018

Japanese and South Korean Vessels Collide in the Sea of Japan

A Japanese and a South Korean fishing trawler collided in the Sea of Japan, in the morning of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

Cargo Ships Collide in the North Sea

Two general cargo ships collided in the North Sea, northwest of Borkum Island, Germany, at approximately 20:30 hours (UTC), in the evening of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

ONGOING: Migrants Still Refuse to Release Vessel

The migrants that have barricaded themselves within the Ro-Ro vessel Nivin over the past five days, still refuse to leave the ship.

Nov 15 2018

Seafarer Dies After Being Crushed by Container

A crewman aboard the Bermuda-flagged, German containership, Francop, died in an accident that took place during cargo operations, early in the morning of November 14th.

Nov 15 2018

REPORT - Suspected Pirate Approach in the Horn of Africa

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by pirates at the Horn of Africa

Nov 15 2018

UPDATE - Norwegian Navy Frigate Sinks Following Collision

Royal Norwegian Navy Frigate, Helge Ingstad, has now almost completely sank, following a collision with an oil tanker on November the 8th.

Nov 14 2018

Migrants Steal Vessel and Sail to Britain

In what is an unprecedented turn of events, 17 migrants managed to reach the English coast after commandeering a French fishing crawler, during the evening hours of November 13th.

Nov 14 2018

Two Workers Die In Confined Space Accident

Two dock workers died from poisoning while onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, American Bulker, early in the morning of November 13th.

Nov 14 2018

Space X to Launch Pirate-Tracking Satellites Into Space

Space X is trying to break yet another record by simultaneously launching over 71 small satellites into orbit. Part of the mission, which goes by the name of SSO-A and will be launched on November 19, will be to carry 3 satellites into space that will be used to track illegal activities such as sea piracy, illegal fishing and smuggling.

Nov 13 2018

Three Crewmen Die Aboard Japanese Cargo Vessel

Three crewmen died while aboard the Panama-flagged merchant vessel, Apollo Kita, after losing consciousness due to oxygen deprivation in the ship’s cargo hold.

Nov 13 2018

Migrants Seize Vessel In The Mediterranean

Over 90 migrants onboard the Panama-flagged RoRo Vessel, Nivin, are refusing to disembark the ship, bringing vessel operations to a standstill.

Nov 13 2018

Fire Erupts on Bulker

Fire erupted on the Indonesian-flagged Handysize Bulk Carrier, Golden Ocean, early on the morning of November 10th.

Nov 12 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Sinks in Kamchatka

Russian General Cargo Ship, Anatoliy Krasheninnikov, sank shortly after 8 am, on the morning of November 9th.

Nov 12 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates  near the river Niger.

Nov 12 2018

Four Fishermen Rescued From Capsized Vessel

Four fishermen have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized in the English Channel due to strong gale winds, in the afternoon of November 7th.

Nov 09 2018

BREAKING - Pirate Attack in the Philippines

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates in the Philippines.

Nov 08 2018

Norwegian Navy Frigate Collides with Tanker

A Norwegian Navy frigate collided with an oil tanker at approximately 3:00 UTC on November the 8th.

Nov 08 2018

At Least 17 Migrants Died Crossing Into Spain In the Last 24 Hours

At least 17 migrants have died in the last 24 hours, while attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain.

Nov 07 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Nov 07 2018

BREAKING - Vessel Robbed Off the Coast of Indonesia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Indonesia.

Nov 07 2018

Vessel Aground on Breakwater in Iceland

Cement Carrier Fjordvik ran aground on the breakwater of Helgvik Port, in the evening of November 3rd.

Nov 06 2018

BREAKING - Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.

Nov 06 2018

BREAKING - Attempted Boarding Off the Coast of Mozambique

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Mozambique.

Nov 05 2018

Iranian Tankers Go Dark in Order to Avoid Newly Imposed Sanctions

As the United States reinstate the Embargo against Iran, Iranian Freighters have chosen to switch off their transponders in an effort to avoid international tracking systems

Nov 05 2018

Three-vessel Collision at Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan

A collision occurred between a containership and two tanker vessels early in the morning of November 3rd, in Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan.

Nov 05 2018

Containership Collides and Sinks Fishing Boat in the Baltic Sea

Containership BEGONIA S, collided with the Polish-chartered fishing vessel, Mietus II, late in the evening of November the 3rd, sinking it in the process.

Nov 05 2018

ADVISORY - Another Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing through Bab El Mandeb; a 2nd vessel has been approached by suspicious skiffs. Vessel and crew safe.

Nov 04 2018

Australian Based Shipbuilder Hit by Cyber Attack

Australian based shipbuilder Austral, confirmed last night that its management system had been targeted by a cyber-attack.

Nov 02 2018

UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked on October the 29th - Released

Update on the status of the vessel that was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Congo on October the 29th. Vessel has been released and is now safe.

Nov 02 2018

ADVISORY - Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution as a Merchant Vessel was approached by 3 suspicious boats near the straight of Bab-Al-Mandab. Crew and vessel are presumed safe.

Nov 02 2018

More Than a Quarter of Seafarers Seeking Support Are Affected by Piracy

The Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN), provided support to its 100th case this week. According to CRN, piracy, along with death at sea and abandonment, accounted for over 59% of those cases, with piracy being the leading cause for seeking support for over 26% of those supported.

Nov 01 2018

Passenger Ferry Crashes Into Barcelona Port Causing Massive Fire

A passenger ferry crashed into a loading crane at the port of Barcelona, early in the morning of October 31th , causing an enormous fire in the process.

Nov 01 2018

Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Damaged While Docked – Four Injured, One Missing

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, was damaged when the floating dry dock she was being held in collapsed, in the early morning of October 30th.

Nov 01 2018

ESSCOM on Alert - High Risk of Kidnappings in the Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guard has issued warnings to vessels travelling in the Philippines, following reports indicating that the Abu Sayyaf militant pirate group (ASG) is planning to conduct kidnappings in the area.

Oct 31 2018

EU NAVFOR Destroys Pirate Whaler

In the morning of October the 28th, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) successfully seized and destroyed a vessel that had been used by Somali pirates to attack the M.V KSL Sydney earlier this month.

Oct 31 2018

Nigerian Groups Oppose SNEPCO Supply Base Relocation

A coalition of Nigerian groups are opposing the potential relocation of the Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCO) supply base from Onne to Lagos.

Oct 31 2018

Crew of the Swiss Cargo Ship ‘Glarus’ Released

The 12 crew members of the Swiss cargo ship, MV Glarus, who were originally kidnapped in Nigeria in mid-September, were released on the 26th of October according to Swiss authorities.

Oct 30 2018

Pirates Board Ship Off the Coast of Nigeria – 11 Crew Kidnapped

Pirates boarded a containership sailing off the coast of Nigeria, capturing 11 crew members in the process, on the morning of October the 28th.

Oct 30 2018

UPDATE - More Details on the Vessel Hijacking

More details coming in on the vessel hijacking that took place on October the 29th off the coast of Congo.

Oct 30 2018

BREAKING - UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully hijacked a vessel sailing off the coast of Congo.

Oct 29 2018

#BREAKING - Two Vessels Attacked Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked two vessels travelling off the coast of Congo.

Oct 29 2018

Changing Threats Demand A Change in Methodology

We can’t ignore the fact that over the past decade there has been a paradigm shift when it comes to threats within the maritime domain, as the threat has shifted from East, to West.

Oct 29 2018

#BREAKING - 2nd Vessel Attacked near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria. This marks the 2nd attack in Bonny within 48 hours.

Oct 28 2018

ARX Maritime Announces Partnership with Sinwa

ARX Maritime are excited to announce a newly formed partnership between ARX and Sinwa.

Oct 26 2018

#BREAKING - Vessel Attacked near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Oct 26 2018

#UPDATE - Damaged Containership CLS Virginia Finally Allowed to Set Sail

After having spent almost three weeks anchored off Cape Corsica, following a collision with a Tunisian-flagged RoRo, damaged boxship CLS Virginia has finally been given clearance to depart.

Oct 26 2018

Tug Capsizes in India. Six Rescued – One Missing.

One person missing, after a tug capsized during the trial run of a new Ro-Pax vessel in India.

Oct 26 2018

Search for 42 Sunken Containers Resumes

Efforts have resumed in Newcastle to locate the 42 sunken shipping containers from the YM Efficiency, in an attempt to ensure safe paths for fishing trawlers.

Oct 25 2018

South Korea Expands Drone Use to Monitor Illegal Fishing

South Korea plans to expand its use of drones in order to monitor marine littering, and illegal fishing taking place in the country’s waters.

Oct 24 2018

Spanish Forces Raid Vessel in Atlantic, Confiscating 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Spanish Special Operations Police (GEO) boarded a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing over 1400 kilos of cocaine and arresting ten suspects in the process.

Oct 24 2018

ARX CEO Delivers Speech in Event Hosted by CLSICO

ARX CEO, Josh Hutchinson, delivered a speech last week during a safety forum hosted by China-LNG in Hong-Kong.

Oct 23 2018

#ADVISORY - Pirate Attack Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel off the coast of Pointe Noire, Congo.

Oct 23 2018

#Update - Switzerland Opens Investigation into MV Glarus Hijacking in the Midst of Ongoing Ransom Negotiations

With ransom negotiations still ongoing, Basel’s public prosecutor has opened an investigation into the kidnappings of the 12 missing crew members of the bulk carrier Glarus.

Oct 22 2018

Three Sailors Killed, and Eight Poisoned Aboard Iranian Freighter.

A mass poisoning took place aboard the Iranian freighter Nazmehr, leaving three dead and eight hospitalised.

Oct 22 2018

24 Recorded Deaths in Beaching Yards in South Asia in 2018

9 injuries and over 24 deaths during the first 3 quarters of 2018 in beaching yards in South Asia, according to data from NGO sources.

Oct 19 2018

More Details on the Attack off the Coast of Somalia on the 16th

More details coming in, on the attack that took place off the coast of Somalia, on October the 16th.

Oct 19 2018

US Coast Guard Seizes 2000 pounds of Cocaine, Off The Coast of Puerto Rico

Following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel, the US Coast Guard (USCG) and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) seized over 2000 pounds of cocaine, estimated at 30 million dollars, off the coast of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

Oct 18 2018

#Advisory Attempted Boarding Off The Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria.

Oct 18 2018

Corpus Christi Port Breaks Tonnage Record

The port of Corpus Christi appears to be largely unaffected by the continuing Trade War between the United States and China. Over 79.3 million tons of goods were shipped in and out of the port in the first nine months of 2018, surpassing the previous record of 77.9 million tons established back in 2015.

Oct 17 2018

#Advisory Vessel Attacked Near Mogadishu

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been fired upon near Mogadishu.

Oct 16 2018

Collision between Containership and RoRo Successfully Disentangled

After five days of entanglement, the Tunisian flagged RoRo Ulysse, and the Cypriot CLS Virginia have finally disentangled.

Oct 16 2018

#BREAKING Injured Sailor Stranded During Golden Globe Race Rescued

A sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean has been rescued after a major multi-national operation.

Sep 24 2018

#UPDATE Vessel Released but Crew on Swiss Ship Still Held by Pirates

Confirmation has come in that the Swiss vessel attacked by pirates off Nigeria has been released. The 12 kidnapped crew members are still being held by pirates.

Sep 24 2018

Major Rescue Mission Underway to Save Stranded Sailor

Several nations are involved in a major search and rescue operation to save an injured Indian sailor who is taking part in the Golden Globe round-the-world race.

Sep 24 2018

#BREAKING Vessel Under Attack Off the Coast of Bonny, Nigeria

A vessel is currently under attack by pirates off Bonny, Nigeria. Seafarers are warned to avoid the area.

Sep 22 2018

Borneo Police Shoot Dead 2 Pirates Suspected of Kidnapping Fishermen

Police in Sabah have reported killed two pirates as they tried to flee. It is believed the men were part of a group responsible for the kidnapping of two fishermen earlier this month.

Sep 21 2018

Over 200 Feared Dead after Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

It is feared more than 200 people could have drowned after a ferry capsized in Tanzania last night.

Sep 21 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded in Lagos Anchorage

Seafarers are advised to transit with extra caution around Lagos Anchorage after a merchant vessel was boarded by pirates in Lagos anchorage yesterday.

Sep 21 2018

US Blacklists Russian Ships For Violating N.Korea Sanctions

US officials have blacklisted 6 Russian cargo ships for violation of North Korea sanctions.

Sep 20 2018

Fire on Norwegian Freighter

A major search and rescue operation is underway after a fire broke out on a Norwegian freighter.

Sep 20 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Attacked by Pirates in Gulf of Guinea This Morning

Seafarers are advised to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea earlier this morning.

Sep 17 2018

Anthrax Fears on Livestock Carrier

A livestock carrier known to have transported anthrax infected animals on its last transit, was forced to stop unexpectedly at a port in Turkey, sparking fears that the infection would spread onshore.

Sep 14 2018

Yemeni Navy Seizes Houthi Vessel Full of Explosives

The UAE-backed Yemeni Navy claims to have intercepted a vessel booby-trapped with explosives. They believe the vessel was launched by Houthis rebels.

Sep 12 2018

BIMCO Security Boss Warns More Needs to be Done to Harden Vessels Against Piracy

The Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO has spoken to trade press and warned that existing standards of vessel hardening are inviting pirates to attack.

Sep 11 2018

Navy Deployed in Nigeria to Protect Oil Region

The Nigerian Navy have been deployed to the Niger Delta region to protect key oil installations and increase their presence in the West African maritime domain.

Sep 05 2018

Smugglers Arrested and Cocaine Seized Off Vessel in English Channel

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling after a significant quantity of cocaine was seized off a catamaran in the English Channel.

Aug 31 2018

Hundreds of Weapons Seized Off Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Hundreds of weapons were found on a sailboat in the Gulf of Aden during a routine check by the US Navy.

Aug 30 2018

Criminal Investigation Launched into Duck Boat Sinking

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the sinking of the Stretch Duck 7. The investigation involves the captains of both duck boats on the water at Branson, Missouri, on the day that the incident took place.

Aug 30 2018

2 Crew Members Severely Injured After Being Hit by Waves

2 seafarers had to be medevaced from a bulk carrier in Rotterdam after being injured by waves.

Aug 30 2018

French and British Seafarers Clash in Channel

An escalating battle has begun between French and British fishermen in the English Channel. The dispute saw 5 large British boats take on 40 French fishing vessels this week.

Aug 30 2018

Over 1000 Caught in Passenger Ferry Fire

Over 1000 people were on board when a fire broke out on a passenger ferry en route to Chania, Greece.

Aug 30 2018

Severe Disruption Predicted as Greek Seamen Strike on Monday

Greek seamen have confirmed they will strike on Monday after a meeting over crew wages failed to reach an agreement.

Aug 29 2018

Authorities in Africa Vow to Tackle Rise in Piracy

Top officials and governing bodies in Africa have joined together in a pledge to tackle the rising level of piracy in the region.

Aug 27 2018

#BREAKING 7 Ships Stranded and Rescue Operations on Hold in Taiwan Storm

Storms have left seven ships stranded off the coast of Taiwan, outside the Kaohsiung Port.

Aug 24 2018

Maersk Breaks World Record for Highest Cargo Load

Maersk has set the world record for the highest cargo load on a single containership. The vessel was loaded with 19,038 TEU, breaking the 19,000 mark for the first time.

Aug 24 2018

#UPDATE Missing Tanker Found Off Gabon

A Panama-flagged oil tanker that went missing on the 14th August has been found.

Aug 24 2018

4 Men Kidnapped by Armed Pirates have been Found in Thailand

4 Malaysian men who were abducted by pirates have been found safe in Thailand. The men were part of a crew of 11 fishermen who were attacked on board 2 vessels off Pulau Langgun.

Aug 21 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded near Onne Port, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel is reported to have been boarded by intruders in the region of Port Harcourt and Bonny.

Aug 21 2018

Suspected Pirate Hijacking as Tanker Goes Missing in GoG

A Panama-flagged chemical tanker is believed to have been hijacked by pirates after communication was lost a week ago.

Aug 21 2018

UK Anti-Piracy Firm Joins Greece's Oldest Maritime Security Agency

Anti-piracy company ARX Maritime join Greece’s oldest maritime security agency in support of Greek shipping industry’s fight against piracy attacks.

Aug 16 2018

#UPDATE All Communication Lost With Merchant Vessel Off Libreville

The CSO of a merchant vessel that is suspected to have been hijacked has confirmed that all communication has been lost with the ship and crew.

Aug 15 2018

#ADVISORY Suspected Hijacking at Libreville Anchorage

Seafarers advised to exercise caution after a suspected hijacking on a merchant vessel in Libreville anchorage.

Aug 15 2018

Italy Refuses 141 Rescued Refugees and Urges UK to Take Them In

Italy’s transport minister has called on the UK to take in 141 refugees picked up by a rescue ship which sails under the British territory of Gibraltar.

Aug 13 2018

Ghana Authorities Crackdown on Illegal Fishing Activities

Ghana has stepped up its efforts to crackdown on Saiko- an illegal fishing practice driving the collapse of the nation's inshore fishery.

Aug 13 2018

Port of Antwerp Fire still alight

A fire which swept through the Port of Antwerp on Saturday has finally been brought under control, but authorities say it may continue to burn for several days.

Aug 13 2018

Fourth Body Found in Maritime Hit and Run, 8 Still Missing

A fourth body has been found in the search for 9 missing people after a hit and run incident in the waters of Kerala.

Aug 13 2018

Hardening Measures Help Crew Survive Pirate Attack off Malaysia

Vessels are advised to exercise extra caution if they're transiting near Malaysia after a tug boat came under attack this week.

Aug 13 2018

Is Nigeria the New Piracy Capital?

According to the Global Maritime report on piracy, Nigeria took the lead for levels of piracy in the second quarter of 2018, taking over from notorious hotspot, Somalia.

Aug 13 2018

How Much Do You Know About Modern Piracy?

Skull and cross bones? Peg legs? Captain Jack Sparrow? No, these aren’t the pirates that modern shipping has to deal with. Modern pirates have moved on since the time of Captain hook. Last year alone there were 179 pirate attacks. This is less than the 191 attacks in 2016, but the drop in piracy isn’t happening fast. Modern piracy is a huge threat to the shipping industry, so what do we actually know about it?

Aug 10 2018

Russian Missile Frigate Starts Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden

One of Russia's Baltic Fleet's frigates has left the port of Djibouti to begin an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

Aug 09 2018

China Cracks Down on Oil Smugglers

As part of a crackdown on refined oil smugglers, China's coast guard has detained 3,587 people in 18 major smuggling operations since last year.

Aug 09 2018

20 tons of Cannabis Found on Research Ship

20 tons of hashish has been found on board a research ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Aug 09 2018

Saudi-UAE Coalition Negotiated with al-Qaeda in Yemen

A military coalition fighting against the Houthi rebels in Yemen reportedly cut deals with al-Qaeda, recruiting hundreds of their fighters according to a report by The Associated Press.

Aug 07 2018

Crew Not Involved in 1144kg Cocaine Haul Found on Containership

Sources close to the investigation have reported that the crew on board Cap San Tainaro were not involved in smuggling 1144kg of cocaine found on the vessel.

Aug 07 2018

Supertanker Front Hakata on Tow After Engine Fire

A super tanker that experienced a major engine fire has now been rescued and is currently on tow to the nearest port.

Aug 07 2018

British Special Forces Deployed to Protect Red Sea Oil Shipments

A team of British Special Forces have been deployed to the Red Sea to protect UK oil shipments after Houthi rebels attack another tanker.

Jul 31 2018

Saudi Companies Stop Bab El-Mandeb Transits as Rebels Attack Vessels

Saudi Arabian oil company, Aramco, have stopped all oil shipments through the Bab El-Mandeb Strait after Houthis rebels attacked more ships in their fleet.

Jul 26 2018

#BREAKING Merchant Vessel Attacked in Gulf of Guinea

An urgent advisory has been sent out warning seafarers to exercise caution in the Gulf of Guinea after a report of pirate activity in the area.

Jul 25 2018

#ATTEMPTED BOARDING near the port of Baraawe

Merchant vessel alerts authorities as it faces pirate attack near the port of Baraawe.

Jul 23 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Off Ghana

Seafarers have been advised to exercise extreme caution following the attempted boarding of a merchant vessel off the coast of Ghana.

Jul 23 2018

Coast Guard open public hearing on Bouchard barge explosion

A public hearing began at 8 a.m. today to look at evidence relating to the explosion which occurred aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge in October 2017 and all media outlets were invited.

Jul 16 2018

Sanctions imposed on N.Korea over illegal fuel transfers

US authorities have stipulated that all sales of fuel are immediately stopped after they accused North Korea of breaching the UN sanctions on refined petroleum.

Jul 16 2018

Civil unrest causes operations to be suspended at the Port of Laffiteau, Haiti

Operations have been suspended in the Haitian port of Laffiteau due to civil unrest as protestors reacted angrily over the steep fuel price increase in the Caribbean nation.

Jul 16 2018

Counter Pollution Operation launched at SSL Kolkata salvage site (1)

A counter pollution operation has now been launched by Sheryas Shipping and Logistics Limited after their container ship SSL Kolkata was ravaged by fire last month in the Bay of Bengal.

Jul 16 2018

10 Missing as Cargo Ship sinks off Shanghai

At least ten crew members are missing after the cargo ship, Shun Qiang 2 collided with the tanker, Yong An in the early hours of 15th July off China’s east coast.

Jul 16 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 16.07.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime

Jul 16 2018

Salvage Efforts Suspended after Thai Boat Tragedy

Thai police have suspended efforts to salvage the remains of The Phoenix tourist boat which sank last Thursday off the coast of Phuket after currents in the area were deemed too rough and the position of the boat was inaccessible due to the current weather conditions.

Jul 13 2018

One Dead after Trawler sinks off Argentinian Coast in Rough Seas

At least one crew member has died after the Spanish trawler Dorneda sank in rough seas off the Argentinian coast on 11th July.

Jul 13 2018

Fishing Vessels Arrested for Illegal Fishing in Gabon

The marine conservation group Sea Shepherd has arrested three fishing vessels in Gabon whilst working in collaboration with the government to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Central West Africa.

Jul 13 2018

Australian Ports Ban Bulk Carrier for a Period of 12 Months due to Underpayment of Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have banned the bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang from all Australian ports for a period of 12 months after finding evidence that the crew onboard were deliberately underpaid.

Jul 13 2018

Containers lost in rough conditions in Andaman Sea

A container ship has lost up to 16 of its containers after it encountered rough seas when transiting the Andaman Sea on 10th July.

Jul 11 2018

Major Gas leak off Indonesia under Investigation

Shipping restrictions have been implemented near the Pulau Panjang Bojonegara Island in Banten, Indonesia after The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) reported a major gas leak from one of its underwater pipelines on Monday 9th July.

Jul 11 2018

Tanker suffered technical trouble in Barents Sea, Russia

The ‘Stone 1’ product tanker suffered technical trouble whilst conducting loading operations from a floating oil pipe reducer in the Barents Sea, Russia on 6th July.

Jul 09 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 09.07.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime

Jul 09 2018

10 Hospitalised with Smoke Poisoning after Fire onboard Vessel off Denmark

10 crew members have been hospitalised suffering from smoke poisoning after a fire broke out on Dutch cargo ship EEMS Dundee on 6th July.

Jul 09 2018

39 Vessels engulfed by Fire at Benoa Harbour, Indonesia

A severe fire broke out in the early hours of this morning and destroyed 39 fishing vessels moored at Benoa harbour, Indonesia.

Jul 09 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 06.07.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jul 06 2018

Death Toll continues to rise from Thai Boat Tragedy

21 people have now died after a yacht, a diving boat and a jet ski sank near the Thai holiday island of Phuket on the 5th July as the island was hit by severe weather conditions.

Jul 06 2018

#UPDATE Ship Attacked by 12 Gunmen in Gulf on Oman was Greek Cargo Ship

A ship attacked by armed pirates earlier this week has been confirmed as Greek cargo ship, Chios freedom.

Jul 06 2018

Pirates Attack Crew and Take Hostage in Bangladesh

Pirates attacked the crew of a bulk carrier with knives and took a hostage in Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh last night.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Merchant Vessel Fired Upon off Hanish Islands

A merchant vessel has been fired upon 5 miles south of the Hanish Islands off the coast of Yemen. This is the latest in a spate of attacks as tensions rise between the Houthi movement and the Saudi-led coalition in the region.

Jul 04 2018

34 dead in Indonesian Ferry Tragedy

The number of passengers dead in the latest Indonesian ferry tragedy has risen to 34 after the KMP Lestari Maju ferry sank off the coast of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province on Tuesday 3rd July.

Jul 04 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach Gulf of Oman

Seafarers are being warned to be extra vigilant when transiting through the Gulf of Oman, after suspected pirates approached a merchant vessel there this morning.

Jul 04 2018

Norwegian Crew Member Found Alive 22 Hours After Falling Overboard

A Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who went overboard near Cuba Saturday was found alive 22 hours later by a Carnival Cruise Line ship.

Jul 03 2018

#ADVISORY Vessel Boarded at Lagos Anchorage this Morning

Warning issued after a merchant vessel was boarded at Lagos anchorage earlier this morning.

Jul 03 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 02.07.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jul 02 2018

Containers falling from fire ravaged Container Ship SSL Kolkata

Further explosions have been reported on board stricken container ship SSL Kolkata. The ship which was engulfed by a ferocious fire less than one month ago remains aground off the Indian Sunderbans, Kolkata, West Bengal where the explosions have been heard.

Jul 02 2018

#ADVISORY Attack off Nigeria

Vessels transiting near Bonny, Nigeria are being warned to exercise extreme caution after a vessel was subjected to an attack on Sunday 1st July.

Jul 02 2018

Oil Tanker Refloated off Southern Taiwan after Two Weeks Aground

The Fiji registered ‘Winner19’’ has finally been refloated, having run aground off the Coast of Southern Taiwan after getting caught in a tropical low-pressure system over two weeks ago.

Jul 02 2018

Shipment of Cocaine Seized onboard Container Ship in Peru

More than 24 kilograms of cocaine has been found on board Cap San Sounio when Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agency Officers boarded the container ship as it docked at the Callao container terminal, Peru on Friday 29th June.

Jul 02 2018

Nigerian Navy call for Pirate Sponsors to be Uncovered

Capt. Victor Choji from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) pathfinder has called upon the Department of State Security (DSS) to uncover those who are sponsoring the infamous sea pirate network in the region.

Jun 29 2018

Thorco Lineage once again Adrift in French Polynesia

The Thorco Lineage general cargo ship which originally ran aground on Saturday 23rd June, is once again adrift. The vessel which had been refloated from Raroia Atoll, French Polynesia parted from its tow line only one hour after a salvage operation on Thursday 28th June.

Jun 29 2018

Longshoreman Fatally Injured at Longview Port, Washington

A crew member has been fatally injured when a mooring line snapped and recoiled on the bulk carrier Ansac Splendor. The tragedy unfolded on Thursday 28th June as the vessel moved along the dock at Longview Port, Washington.

Jun 29 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 29.05.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 29 2018

Explosion onboard Cargo Ship at the Port of Reykajavik

The Blikur general cargo ship suffered an explosion in its engine room when entering the port of Reykjavik after arriving from the UK on Monday 25th June.

Jun 27 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach off Yemen

Vessels transiting the coast of Yemen are being warned to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was approached by pirates in 2 speedboats earlier today.

Jun 26 2018

Missile Accident on German Frigate off Norwegian Coast

A standard Missile-2 failed to launch whilst the German Navy Frigate Sachsen was conducting a live-firing drill on Thursday 21st June.

Jun 25 2018

Major Oil Spill at The Port of Rotterdam

Oil Freighter Bow Jubail punctured its hull at The Port of Rotterdam on Saturday 23rd June resulting in the loss of 220 tons of heavy fuel oil.

Jun 25 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 25.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime

Jun 25 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 22.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime

Jun 22 2018

Port Kembla Ship Fire Extinguished after Three Days

The fire which broke out onboard Iron Chieftan in Port Kembla Harbour on Monday 18th June has finally been extinguished after burning for three days.

Jun 22 2018

Armed Attack destroys Tanks at Ras Lanuf Port, Libya

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reported a significant reduction in the crude oil storage capacity at Ras Lanuf port in Libya following an armed attack.

Jun 22 2018

Oil Tanker Splits in Two off Southern Taiwan

Oil tanker, Shine Luck which originally ran aground during extreme weather off the Coast of Southern Taiwan last week has now split in two in the early hours of Monday 18th June.

Jun 20 2018

Bulk Carrier Ran Aground in Duluth Harbour, Canada

The Ariel Lift Bridge was closed to all shipping traffic on Sunday 17thJune after 1,004-foot freighter American Spirit, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground at 3.30pm whilst attempting to turn out of Duluth harbour, Canada.

Jun 18 2018

Shipping Operations Suspended in Port Kembla, Australia due to Iron Ore Fire

A fire which broke out onboard an iron ore carrier in Port Kembla Harbour, South of Sydney at 3.30am on Monday 18th June is now expected to burn for a further 3-4 days after 80 firefighters battled the initial blaze.

Jun 18 2018

Eight Crew Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship off Croatia

Croatian and Italian rescue agencies have rescued eight crew members from Turkish cargo ship Haksa after it sent a distress call at 04.00am on Sunday 17th June.

Jun 18 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 18.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 18 2018

Container Ship Fire Triggers Evacuation in the Bay of Bengal

22 sailors have been rescued after a ferocious fire erupted on board container ship SSL Kolkata and engulfed 70% of the ships’ cargo deck whilst it was anchored at the Sandheads in the Bay of Bengal on 14th June.

Jun 15 2018

Rescue Launched as Two Tankers Run Aground off Southern Taiwan

32 sailors were rescued when The Panama registered "Shine Luck" and Fiji registered "Winner 19" both found themselves caught in extreme weather conditions off the coast of Southern Taiwan on Thursday 14th oJune.

Jun 15 2018

Saudi and UAE Announce Plans to Protect Yemen’s Hodeidah Port

Following recent escalations in assaults in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have announced a plan to keep the port of Hodeidah and the surrounding areas open and safe.

Jun 14 2018

Yemeni Navy Counter Attack Saudi-led Coalition

The Yemeni Navy, loyal to the Houthis, have launched a counter attack against the Saudi-led coalition after the biggest assault of the war in Yemen brought chaos to the region's biggest port there yesterday.

Jun 14 2018

Spain Welcomes 600 Refugees Refused from Italy and Malta

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said the country will take in 629 refugees that have been stranded at sea after being refused entry in to Malta and Italy.

Jun 14 2018

Fatal Boat Crash Kills 11 in World Cup Host City

11 people have died whilst on a river cruise on the Volga River. The river runs through the Russian city of Volgograd which is one of the host cities for the 2018 Football World Cup due to start tomorrow.

Jun 13 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 13.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 13 2018

Major Port attacked in Biggest Assault of Yemen War

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched the largest assault of Yemen’s war on Wednesday with an attack on the country’s main port.

Jun 13 2018

Five Containers Fall from Vessel at Chinese Port

Five containers buckled and fell from the container ship ‘CSCL Spring when they were destabilised as the ship was being unloaded at the Pacific International Terminal in Tianjin on Monday 11th June 2018.

Jun 13 2018

VIDEO: Fire on Board Aframax River Tanker

Video emerges of the fire on board the Aframax River tanker. The pilots received bravery awards for managing to bring the ship to safety and avert a major maritime tragedy.

Jun 11 2018

Heightened Risk of Attack by Somalian Pirates during Monsoon Season

Warnings have been issued that the impending monsoon over the Arabian Peninsula may act as cover for Somalian pirates and assist them in their planned attacks on merchant ships.

Jun 11 2018

Stowaway discovered on Bulk Carrier at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Crew members on board bulk carrier MI Harmony discovered a stowaway on 8th June as the ship docked at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Jun 11 2018

Cargo Ship Banned from Australian Ports for failing to meet Industry Standards

Australian ports have banned cargo ship Thorco Luna from entering their waters for a period of three months after it once again failed to comply with stringent industry standards.

Jun 11 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 11.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 11 2018

Steering Failure caused Container Ship to Destroy Suez Canal Embankment

Several dozen meters of road has collapsed as the mega container ship OOCL Japan suffered steering failure whilst transiting the Suez Canal on 6th June and struck the embankment.

Jun 08 2018

Two Injured Crewmen Medevaced from Bulk Carrier in South African Waters

Two injured crewmen were airlifted from MV KS Flora on Wednesday 6th June, as the vessel interrupted her voyage and sailed into South African waters to enable an emergency medevac to take place.

Jun 08 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 08.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 08 2018

Nigerian Navy Arrest 12 Suspects over Diesel Theft

Arrests have been made after 12 men were caught allegedly stealing 200,000 litres of diesel, worth in the region of N44 million. The thieves were caught as they loaded the petroleum product from a large metallic barge into Lagos registered vessel, MV Naye III.

Jun 06 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 06.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 06 2018

Body Found in Search for Missing Master at Chittagong Port

The body of the missing master of bulk carrier MV Evnia has now been recovered from the water at Chittagong Port.

Jun 06 2018

Offshore Supply Ship Boarded off Yemen

VOS Theia, the U.N. World Food Programme’s (WFP) chartered ship has been subjected to an attack from an armed gang whilst in anchorage off Hodeida, Yemen.

Jun 06 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 04.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 04 2018

Boarding with Hook and Rope - Lagos Anchorage

A report has come in of a boarding with a hook and rope. A bulk carrier was approached by two robbers at around 02:30 UTC on 03.06.18. Posn: 06:17N – 003:21E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.

Jun 04 2018

46 Migrants Die in Boating Tragedy off Tunisia

46 migrants have died after their boat sank off the Tunisian coast. The disaster occurred at approx. 10.45pm on Saturday 2ndJune as the migrants tried to make their way to mainland Europe.

Jun 04 2018

Debris found in North Sydney after Cargo Ship Loses 83 Containers

Nappies and surgical masks are amongst the first debris from Liberia-registered ship YM Efficiency which are now starting to wash up on beaches in North Sydney after more than 80 shipping containers fell from the cargo ship during heavy seas off Australia

Jun 04 2018

Pirates Arrested after Tanker Boarded off Malaysia

14 pirates armed with machetes attacked crew members onboard the tanker Lee Bo whilst it was off Baharu, Malaysia, north of Singapore on 1st June.

Jun 04 2018

ADVISORY ATTACK West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island

Reports just in of an attack on a merchant vessel approx. 5NM West of Jazair Az Zubayr Island. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

Jun 03 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 01.06.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

Jun 01 2018

Fire Breaks out on Indonesian Ferry

Passengers were evacuated after a fire broke out on passenger vessel, Paray, in Indonesia on the 30th May.

May 31 2018

700kg Cocaine Haul Seized on German Ship

Several crewmembers have been arrested after 700kg of cocaine was found on board German containership, Vega Mercury.

May 31 2018

#ADVISORY Suspicious Approach South of Mogagishu

Vessels transiting near Mogagishu are advised to exercise heightened caution after a merchant vessel reported suspicious activity in the region earlier today.

May 30 2018

Oil Smuggling Operation Discovered in Ghana

An illegal operation to smuggle oil has been discovered at Tema Port in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

May 30 2018

Oil Leak causes Ship Fire off the Coast of Brazil

An oil leak has caused a fire onboard Stellar Samba a large ore carrier, which is part of the Polaris Shipping fleet.

May 30 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 30.05.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

May 30 2018

Workers Trapped Inside Burning Oil Rig

Up to 28 workers were trapped inside an oil rig that set on fire in the waters of Koluama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

May 29 2018

Luxury Cars Crushed as Containers Collapse on MAERSK Container Ship

A number of containers have collapsed onboard Maersk Lima incurring losses in the region of hundreds of thousands USD.

May 25 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 25.05.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

May 25 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding Lagos Anchorage

Reports just in of an attempted boarding on a merchant vessel in Lagos anchorage last night. Vessels transiting the area are warned to exercise extreme caution.

May 24 2018

Is there a New Piracy HRA?

East Africa and West Africa, both commonly known and accepted as piracy high-risk areas. But in its focus on these targets, has the maritime industry missed an emerging HRA? ARX Maritime Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson has written an article about the importance of recognising Latin America as the new HRA.

May 23 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 23.05.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime.

May 23 2018

Fire on Ro-ro Vessel, Korean Incheon Port

A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged ro-ro ship anchored at Korean Incheon Port yesterday morning.

May 22 2018

Over 30 Killed After Cyclone Hits Africa

Over 30 people have been killed and many are still missing after a cyclone hit the horn of Africa on Saturday and Sunday.

May 22 2018

#ADVISORY Attempted Boarding off Lome, Togo

Vessels transiting near Lome, Togo have been advised to exercise extreme caution after pirates attempted to board a merchant vessel in the region yesterday.

May 22 2018

Abandoned Qaaswa Crew Return Home After 11 Months

After almost a year stranded on abandoned tanker, Qaaswa, the crew have finally been repatriated.

May 21 2018

ARX Maritime Daily Weather Forecast 21.05.18

The daily weather forecast from ARX Maritime

May 21 2018

Passengers Hospitalised After Fire on Bali Ferry

Passengers have been evacuated and some hospitalised after a fire broke out on a ferry in Bali.

May 18 2018

1 Dead After Explosion on Chinese Freighter

One crew member has died after 2 explosions on a Chinese cargo ship off the coast of Hong Kong.

May 18 2018

Burnt, Beaten & Thrown Overboard by Pirates, a Survivor's Story

In one of the most violent pirate incidents this year, 20 fishermen were attacked with machetes, and burnt with hot oil, before having their legs tied together with weights and thrown overboard to drown. Now, Reuters have interviewed one of the 5 survivors of the attack.

May 18 2018