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 a … [Read more...]

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 Going Vessels) … [Read more...]

Bahri Returns to Hyundai Samho for Five More VLCCs

Photo: Bahri

  The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, aka Bahri, has returned to South Korea's Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for five newbuild Very Large Crude Carriers. Bahri signed the deal with Hyundai Samho, an affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries, late Tuesday. The contract includes options for five additional VLCCs. The five newbuildings brings the total number … [Read more...]

NYK Fined $8.5 Million in South Africa Price-Fixing Scheme

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  South Africa's competition watchdog says it has reached a settlement with Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd (NYK) for price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering in the transportation of cars to and from South Africa. Under the settlement agreement, NYK admitted to to the collusive conduct and agreed to pay an administrative … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Quantum of the Seas Arrives in China

Quantum (b)

  Royal Caribbean International's Quantum of the Seas arrived at its new homepage in Shanghai, China last week where it will sail three- to eight-night, roundtrip itineraries, year-round from Shanghai to North Asia destinations. The ship sailed a 53-night journey from New York to Shanghai via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, following its … [Read more...]

LPG Tanker ‘Navigator Aries’ Damaged in Collision with Containership in Indonesia

navigator aries collision damage

  A Navigator Gas LPG tanker was badly damaged in a collision Monday with a containership in Indonesia's Java Sea. Photos show the Indonesian-flagged LPG carrier Navigator Aries with a large hole in its port side after the vessel collided with the Panama-flagged MV Leo Perdana. The incident occurred early Monday off Gresik in Indonesia's East Java Province shortly … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship and Tanker Collide in Turkey’s Dardanelles Strait


A Celestyal cruise ship was involved in a collision with a tanker carrying flammable naphtha early Saturday morning in the Dardanelles strait near Gallipoli, Turkey. Celestyal Cruises reports that its ship, the Maltese flagged MV Celestyal Crystal, collided with the Marshall Islands-flagged MT STI Pimlico at about 1:28 a.m. local time on Saturday. The cruise line reports … [Read more...]