INCIDENT PHOTOS – Ship Carrying Fertilizer Hard Aground in Turkey’s Dardanelles Strait

A 7,600 DWT general cargo ship carrying ammonium sulfate is hard aground in Turkey’s Dardanelles strait. Turkey’s General Directorate of Coastal Safety reports that the Panama-flagged MV Ibrahim Konan ran aground overnight Tuesday while heading south through the strait near the town of Eceabat, Turkey. The ship is carrying ammonium sulfate, a chemical compound used as […]

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Crowley Now Managing Five Military Sealift Command Ocean Surveillance Ships

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organization’s five T-AGOS vessels. The vessels included are the USNS Victorious (T-AGOS 19); USNS Able (T-AGOS 20); USNS Effective (T-AGOS 21); USNS Loyal (T-AGOS […]

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Hong Kong’s New Low-Sulphur Regulations Enter Into Force

  July 1, 2015 – Beginning today, ocean going vessels berthed in Hong Kong are required to use cleaner burning fuels or be faced with steep fines. Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department’s new low sulphur fuel regulations promise to ensure reduced ship emissions and improved air quality in local communities. The Air Pollution Control (Ocean […]

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Shipping Industry Confidence at Seven-Year Low

  Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell during the three months to May 2015 to a level equal to the lowest rating recorded in the past seven years, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Respondents complained predominantly about low freight rates and overtonnaging, while […]