Tanker Rocked by Explosions in Hong Kong

One person has died and two others are missing after a tanker caught fire in Hong Kong waters off Lamma Island. The fire on board the Vietnamese-flagged Aulac Fortune is believed to have started as crews were preparing for bunkering operations from a fuel oil barge. Authorities said the fire started at around 11:30 a.m. local time when the vessel was rocked by three … [Read more...]

Hong Kong-Flagged Tanker Hit By Second Fire in Months Off New York

The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating the response to an engine room fire aboard the Hong Kong-flagged tanker Amber Bay which broke out as the ship was departing the New York Harbor area on Wednesday night. The fire comes just a few months after the same tanker suffered a significant engine room fire off the U.S. Northeast. In Wednesday's incident, the Coast Guard reports … [Read more...]

Maersk Says New Dangerous Goods Guidelines to Improve Containership Safety After Maersk Honam Fire

The world's top shipping line Maersk has implemented new guidelines on the stowage of dangerous goods after a review of its safety procedures in the aftermath of the devastating Maersk Honam fire back in March. The shipping company says the new guidelines will improve safety across its fleet of container vessels. "Following the tragic fire aboard Maersk Honam in March … [Read more...]

Ferry Ignites With 1,016 POB In Greece

by Alkis Konstantinidis (Reuters) - A passenger ferry with 1,016 people onboard returned safely to the port of Piraeus in the early hours on Wednesday after it reported a fire while en route to Crete, the Greek coast guard said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, a coast guard official told Reuters. The Eleftherios Venizelos, carrying 875 passengers and 141 … [Read more...]

Burning Container Ship Grounds, Partially Sinks Off India

Things are not looking up for an Indian containership which suffered an explosion and fire more than three weeks ago in the Bay of Bengal off the east coast of India. Shreyas Shipping and Logistics, which operates the vessel, reports the vessel is now aground and more explosions have been heard on board the ship as the fire continues to burn. The incident started on June … [Read more...]