The Chennai Six – Justice for Crew of M/V Seaman Guard Ohio

By Captain George Livingstone - Some stories are worth telling over, this is one.  Perhaps the reader will recall a rather spectacular international story from 2013 regarding an anti-piracy ship called the ‘Seaman Guard Ohio’.  It was a floating armory ship owned by an American company named AdvanFort.  The ship contracted and supplied mobile ‘anti-piracy’ … [Read more...]

Second Bulker Detained Over Western Sahara Legal Challenge

By Patrick Markey ALGIERS, May 18 (Reuters) - Panama authorities have detained a Moroccan phosphate shipment from the disputed territory of Western Sahara after the Polisario independence movement claimed the cargo had been transported illegally, Polisario and officials said on Thursday. The detention of the vessel carrying phosphate rock cargo from Morocco's OCP for … [Read more...]

U.S. Marshalls Detain Shell-Chartered Tanker Near Philadelphia

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service has blocked a Royal Dutch Shell-chartered vessel carrying up to 600,000 barrels of crude oil headed to the Monroe Energy refinery outside of Philadelphia from leaving the port in connection with a civil court order, the federal agency said. The vessel, a Malta-flagged Aframax named Advantage Avenue, will be allowed to … [Read more...]

Australia: Bulker Crew Remains Stranded Without Food In Australia

by Joshua Robertson (TheGuardian) The Chinese coal ship crew who were left without enough food, wages, or fuel for their return voyage to China remain in limbo off Australia’s east coast. The Five Stars Fujian has been detained off Gladstone, on the central Queenslandcoast, by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority since Friday, when inspectors confirmed … [Read more...]

Photos Show Damage to Detained ‘Star of Abu Dhabi’ Bulker After Mississippi River Allision

Some new photos obtained by gCaptain show damage to the Star of Abu Dhabi bulk carrier after it reportedly drifted into the dock of a Louisiana sugar refinery, causing millions of dollars worth of damage. The incident occurred March 25 after the vessel broke free from its moorings and drifted into a dock belonging to Gramercy-based Louisiana Sugar Refinery, LLC. The vessel … [Read more...]