BBC Cargo Ship Grounds But is Refloated in Newfoundland

A BBC Chartering cargo ship briefly ran aground in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, Canada on Sunday, but was quickly refloated by the Canadian Coast Guard and a commercial tug. The Canadian Coast Guard confirmed via Twitter that its Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador was informed that the cargo ship MV BBC Oregon had grounded in Bay Bulls … [Read more...]

Australia Sends More Help for Solomon Islands Oil Spill

  By Alison Bevege SYDNEY, March 3 (Reuters) - Australia is sending more help to the Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands to stop oil from a grounded cargo ship destroying a World Heritage-listed marine sanctuary, Australia's foreign minister said on Sunday. At least 75 tonnes of heavy fuel oil has spilled from Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Solomon Trader since … [Read more...]

Fuel Removal Commences for Grounded Cargo Ship Off Bari

Crews have started removing fuel from the Turkish cargo ship Efe Murat which washed ashore along a breakwater in Bari, Italy during a storm last week. Authorities in Italy have reported no pollution so far from the 5,786 dwt Efe Murat, but reports indicate that the ship has been holed in several places and is taking on water. The Turkish-flagged ship ran aground February … [Read more...]

Grounded Bulk Carrier Threatens UNESCO World Heritage Site in Solomon Islands

Authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported a breach in the hull of the grounded bulk carrier MV Solomon Trader, sparking fears of an environmental disaster near the East Rennell UNESCO World Heritage site. The Solomon Trader has been aground since February 4 when it was pushed onto a reef off Rennell Island due to stormy weather. The ship had been loading bauxite from … [Read more...]