Drunken Master Suspected in Another Ship Grounding Off Sweden

A cargo ship which ran aground Friday night off Helsingborg, Sweden has been refloated with no pollution reported, the Swedish Coast Guard said Sunday. The vessel, loaded with 5,000 tonnes of wheat, was headed for the port of Helsingborg when it grounded at 11:15 p.m. local time on Friday night, the Coast Guard reported. Prior to the ground, vessel traffic services had … [Read more...]

Escalating Dockworkers’ Conflict Now Threatens Swedish Economy

By Niclas Rolander and Hanna Hoikkala (Bloomberg) -- As a drawn-out labor conflict at the Nordic region’s largest port escalates, some of Sweden’s largest exporters are warning they may be forced to find alternative harbors abroad to safeguard shipments. Container capacity at A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S’ APM Terminals facility in Gothenburg has in the past six months dropped to … [Read more...]

A Bold Plan To Host Refugees At Sea Ends In Failure

A luxury cruise ship chartered to house asylum seekers has been put up for sale by its owner due to problems with regulators and the reduction of the refugee crisis in Sweden. US Shipmanagers, a Florida company, claims that a sale may be necessary to cover losses they would incur if the Swedish migration agency (Migrationsverket) fails to pay a 54 million kronor ($6.44 … [Read more...]

Nuclear Waste Ship MV Sigrid Runs Aground in Sweden

A Swedish cargo ship designed to haul radioactive waste ran into a little trouble Friday outside the harbor of a decommissioned nuclear power plant in southeastern Sweden. The Swedish Maritime Administration confirmed that the MV Sigrid had a pilot on board when it ran aground at about 8 a.m. as it approached the Barsebäck nuclear power plant. The ship was not … [Read more...]

Bulk Ship Refloated Off Sweden

  The Liberian-flagged MV Victoria was refloated Sunday after spending more than one week hard aground on a shoal off Sweden. The 46,000 DWT Victoria was pulled off the shoal on Sunday with the help of a tugboat after an operation to remove some of the ship's wheat was completed late Saturday. The 46,000 DWT MV Victoria was carrying a cargo of wheat from Germany … [Read more...]