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Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Robbery at the Strait of Singapore - December 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel transiting through the Singapore Strait.

Dec 13 2019

Disastrous 24 Hours for Russian Navy as Submarine Sinks in the Vostok Bay

The Russian Missile Submarine, CHITA sank during the evening hours of December the 11th while transiting through the Vostok Bay.

Dec 13 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Boarding at Pulau Sambu, Indonesia - December 6th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted boarding occurred off the coast of Pulau Sambu, Indonesia.

Dec 12 2019

3 Divers Missing after being Trapped in Collapsed Container

Several divers got injured when they got trapped in a collapsed container, while working at the wreck site of the containership VIETSUN INTEGRITY.

Dec 12 2019

Chinese VLCC Flees MMEA Inspection - Malaysia Calls for Ship Seizure

The Panama-flagged VLCC, SILVANA III fled an inspection by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) during the afternoon of December the 5th, prompting Malaysian authorities to call for the seizure of the offending vessel.

Dec 11 2019

Cargo Ship Sinks in Indonesian Port Following Collision

The Indonesian-flagged Cargo Ship, SHIMPO 16 capsized during the evening hours of December the 10th after being involved in a collision in the port of Lewoleba, Indonesia.

Dec 11 2019

Tanker Sinks in the Gulf of Siam - Massive Oil Spill Raises Environmental Concerns

The Thai-flagged Tanker, GOLDEN BRIDGE 2 sank during the morning hours of December the 3rd while transiting through the Gulf of Siam, Thailand.

Dec 06 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Tanker Robbed while at Anchor at Tabangao Anchorage, Philippines - November 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Philippines' Tabangao Anchorage.

Dec 04 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Vessel Boarded while Transiting through the Strait of Singapore - November 28th 2019

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

Dec 04 2019

Three-Vessel Collision in Indonesia's Bakauheni Port

A three-vessel collision occurred in Indonesia between three RoRos during the morning of December 3rd.

Dec 04 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Aggravated Attack at the Strait of Singapore - November 27th 2019

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

Dec 03 2019

Vessel Grounded off the Coast of Philippines - Crew Abandons Ship

The Belize-flagged Cargo Ship, POSEIDON 34 ran aground during the early morning hours of November the 29th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of the Philippines.

Dec 02 2019

Cargo Ship Master Dies While Attempting to Abandon Sinking Vessel

The Vietnamese-flagged General Cargo Ship, TOAN PHAT 68 sank during the morning hours of November the 30th while transiting through the South China Sea.

Dec 02 2019

General Cargo Vessel Starts Sinking off the Coast of Vietnam - 18 Seafarers Rescued

The Thailand-flagged General Cargo Vessel, NORDANA SOPHIE started experiencing water ingress and began to sink during the early morning hours of November the 28th, while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Vietnam

Nov 28 2019

Second Officer aboard Containership goes Missing, S&R Cancelled after Two Days

The Second Officer on board the Singapore-flagged Containership, THALASSA PATRIS went missing during the evening hours of November the 22nd while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Nov 28 2019

Malaysia Launches S&R Mission for Missing Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer aboard the Panama-flagged General Cargo Ship, MARIWIT was reported as missing during the afternoon of November 24th while the vessel was transiting off Penang, Malaysia.

Nov 27 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Vessel Robbed at Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia - November 24th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel transiting off Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia.

Nov 26 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Bulk Carrier Boarded at Tanjung Bulat, Malaysia - November 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting off Tanjung Bulat, Malaysia.

Nov 26 2019

Containership Sinks off the Coast of Indonesia - All Seafarers Sucessfully Rescued

The Indonesian-flagged Containership, MITRA SEJAHTERA IX sank during the morning hours of November the 23rd while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.

Nov 26 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Robbery at the Strait of Singapore - November 18th 2019

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

Nov 22 2019

Abu Sayyaf Group Issues Ransom Demand for Release of Captive Seafarers

The Philippines-based Jihadist militant group, Abu Sayyaf (ASG) has officially made a ransom demand in order to guarantee the release of their latest kidnap victims.

Nov 22 2019

Chinese Vessel Sinks Following Collision - 7 Rescued, 2 Missing

The Taiwanese-flagged Fishing Vessel, CHANG XIN sank during the evening hours of November the 20th after a collision with another vessel in the Strait of Taiwan, East China Sea.

Nov 21 2019

Tanker Seized Following Singapore Court Decision

The Belize-flagged, Chinese-owned Tankship, ECHO STAR, was seized at the request of the Blue Fleet Group following a court decision by the High Court of Singapore.

Nov 20 2019

Maritime Piracy Report - Attempted Boarding near Pulau Cula, Indonesia - October 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel near Pulau Cula, Indonesia.

Oct 31 2019

Indian Vessel Beached to Avoid Sinking, Following Cyclone Kyarr

The Indian-flagged Hopper Dredger, BHAGVATI PREM ran aground due to adverse weather conditions, in the wake of the Cyclone Kyarr.

Oct 30 2019

Gas Explosion Rocks Bulk Carrier - 1 Seafarer Dead

A gas explosion occurred on board the Singapore-flagged Capesize bulk carrier, CAPE INDIA during the afternoon hours of October the 28th as the vessel was transiting through the Makassar Strait.

Oct 29 2019

Environmental Disaster as Vessels Collide in Chittagong Port - Over 10 Tons of Diesel Spill into the Karnaphuli River

The Bangladeshi Product Tanker, DESH-I collided with the lighter vessel, CITY-38 during the early morning hours of October the 23rth while at Bangladesh’s Chittagong port.

Oct 28 2019

Unmanned Tanker Grounded off the Coast of Mormugao, India

The Indian-flagged Chemical Tanker, NU SHI NALINI was grounded off Mormugao, India on October the 24th, as the stormy weather caused her anchor to drag her ashore.

Oct 25 2019

Aggravated Attack at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - October 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Indonesia's Belawan Anchorage.

Oct 23 2019

Pirates Board Vessel at Pilau Cula, Indonesia - October 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel near Pulau Cula, Indonesia.

Oct 23 2019

COSCO Vessel Collides with Containership at Karachi Port

The Cosco owned, Chinese-flagged General Cargo Vessel, DA XIN collided with the Tuvalu-flagged Container Ship, DIYALA during the afternoon hours of October the 21st, while attempting to berth at Pakistan’s Karachi Harbour.

Oct 22 2019

Aggravated Robbery at the Singapore Straits - October 19th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an aggravated robbery took place onboard a ship transiting through the Singapore Straits.

Oct 21 2019

Vietnamese Containership Carrying 285 Containers Sinks off Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnamese-flagged Containership, VIETSUN INTEGRITY capsized and sank during the evening hours of October the 18th while sailing downstream on the Long Tau River, Vietnam.

Oct 21 2019

Two Workers Die in Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard after Inhaling Toxic Gas

Two workers have died after inhaling toxic gas at a Bangladeshi shipbreaking yard.

Oct 16 2019

North Korean Fishing Vessel Crashes Against Japanese Patrol Ship, and Sinks - 60 Seafarers Rescued

Japanese authorities managed to rescue over 60 North Korean fishermen after their fishing vessel collided with a Japanese patrol ship.

Oct 10 2019

Vessel Robbed at Gopnath Point, India - October 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Gopnath Point, India.

Oct 09 2019

Two Vessels Sink in the Taiwan Strait - 13 Seafarers Rescued, 12 Missing

Thirteen seafarers were rescued and twelve are considered missing after two vessels capsized while transiting through the Taiwan Strait on October the 6th.

Oct 08 2019

Cargo Ship Boarded in the Strait of Malacca - September 30th 2019

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

Oct 04 2019

Indonesian Government Discovers the Sinking Site of the Nur Allya - 25 Seafarers Feared Dead

The Indonesian government has finally managed to locate the sinking site of the MV Nur Allya, which disappeared some six weeks ago while transiting through the Indonesian Archipelago.

Oct 03 2019

Tanker Robbed at the Lubuk Gaung SDS Terminal, Indonesia - September 30th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at the Lubuk Gaung SDS Terminal, Indonesia.

Oct 03 2019

Vessel Boarded while Transiting through the Singapore Straits - September 30th 2019

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

Oct 02 2019

Second Vessel Robbed at Johor, Malaysia - September 25th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a second vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Oct 01 2019

Tanker Robbed at India's Kakinada Anchorage - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a tankship at India's Kakinada Anchorage.

Oct 01 2019

Attempted Robbery at Balikpapan, Indonesia - September 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a tanker berthed at Balikpapan, Indonesia.

Sep 30 2019

Massive Explosion Rocks Stolt Tanker

A massive explosion rocked the Cayman Islands-flagged Oil Products Tanker, STOLT GROENLAND during the morning hours of September the 28th while the vessel was docked at Ulsan Port, South Korea.

Sep 30 2019

Vessel Robbed off the Coast of Johor, Malaysia - 25th of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Sep 27 2019

Attempted Boarding at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines - 23rd of September 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines.

Sep 27 2019

Three Seafarers Kidnapped off the Coast of Sabah, Malaysia - September 23rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, kidnapping three crewmen in the process.

Sep 24 2019

Indian Coast Guard Seizes $42 Million Worth of Ketamine from Myanmarese Vessel

On September the 19th, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) intercepted a Myanmarese vessel transiting through the Nicobar Islands, seizing over $42 million in ketamine in the process.

Sep 24 2019

Fire Erupts onboard Russian Factory Ship in the Sea of Okhotsk

A fire erupted onboard the Russian-flagged Factory Ship, PYOTR ZHITNIKOV during the early morning hours of September the 24th while the vessel was operating in the Sea of Okhotsk.

Sep 24 2019

General Cargo Ship Gets Caught in Typhoon - Crashes on Rocks, Develops List - Crew Members Abandon Vessel

The crew of the Mongolian-flagged General Cargo Ship, VANWAH had to abandon their vessel after being caught in Typhoon Tapah.

Sep 23 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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