Tuesday, January 19, 2021

MOL Rejects ‘Seriously Flawed’ Forbes Report on Wakashio Grounding

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has responded to a recent Forbes article about the Wakashio grounding that the Japanese shipping line says is misleading and seriously flawed. The Forbes article, titled...

January 19, 2021
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Year In Review – Top Maritime Stories of 2020

What a year! With 2020 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that continued to make headlines all year long. IMO 2020 The year...

December 29, 2020
Total Views: 13114

Friday, December 18, 2020

MOL Releases Internal Investigation Report on MV Wakashio Accident

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has released new details about the July grounding of the bulk carrier Wakashio in Mauritius and has detailed measures it’s taking to prevent the type of...

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 22535


Wakashio Owner Blames Grounding on Crew’s ‘Lack of Awareness’

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping said on Friday the grounding of one of its large bulk carriers that caused an ecological disaster in Mauritius was due to a lack...

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 7968

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Maritime News

Challenging Assumptions Around the MV Wakashio Grounding

By Dr Ryan Lloyd, Head Of Research And Development at Geollect – On Sunday 25th July 2020, the Panama-flagged Japanese-owned MV Wakashio was involved in an incident on the south-east coast...

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 674

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Expected to Be Completed by Spring as Contract Awarded

A contract to remove the stern of the Wakashio has been awarded in Mauritius as the salvage and clean-up continues more than three months after the ship grounded. The contract...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 401

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Maritime News

Mauritius Denies Bail to Wakashio’s Captain

By Kamlesh Bhuckory (Bloomberg) — Mauritius rejected an application for bail made by Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the MV Wakashio that sunk off its southeastern coast in July....

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 348

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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Dark Story: Harvard Economist Explains Why Captains Are Arrested When Oil Is Spilled

In the opening scene to the movie All the Presidents Men, the most famous whistleblower in history (Deep Throat) gives Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward some critical advice “Follow...

October 8, 2020
Total Views: 480

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the fifteen years of running gCaptain, we have reached out to the International Maritime Organization (IMO),  several times and even traveled to their beautiful...

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 64

Friday, September 18, 2020
Maritime News

Japan Sending Team to Mauritius to Probe Wakashio Grounding

TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Japan said on Friday it will send a five-person team to Mauritius to investigate the grounding of a Japanese-owned ship off the country’s coast that...

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 23

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Maritime News

Mauritians Protest ‘Failed’ Government Response to Wakashio Oil Spill

By Kamlesh Bhuckory (Bloomberg) — Tens of thousands took to the streets in the southeastern region of Mauritius to show discontent over the handling of the nation’s worst-ever environmental disaster...

September 13, 2020
Total Views: 92

Friday, September 11, 2020
Maritime News

Wakashio Charterer Mitsui OSK Lines to Contribute $9.4 Million to Recovery Fund

By Yuka Obayashi and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd said on Friday it would spend about 1 billion yen ($9.42 million) on measures...

September 11, 2020
Total Views: 56

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 138

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Oil Spill

Watch An IMO ‘Expert’ Give Mauritius The Worst Advice Ever

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning statements made by the IMO’s top adviser, Matthew Sommerville,...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 217

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Maritime News

A Short List of Major Oil Spills from Ships

SINGAPORE, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan navy said on Tuesday an oil slick had been spotted a kilometre from a loaded supertanker carrying roughly 2 million barrels of...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 199

Maritime News

Panama: Before Grounding, Wakashio Deviated from Course to Pick Up Cell Signal for Birthday Celebration

The Panama Maritime Authority has officially joined the investigation into the grounding of the MV Wakashio in Mauritius, revealing new details about the final voyage. According to the AMP and...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 88

Monday, September 7, 2020
Maritime News

Japan Offers ‘Unprecedented’ Support to Mauritius for Wakashio Spill

TOKYO, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Japan has told Mauritius it would offer support on an “unprecedented scale”, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday, after a Japanese-owned ship struck a...

September 7, 2020
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Maritime News

Lawyers for Wakashio Captain Ask Court to Drop Charges

Lawyers for the captain of the shipwrecked Wakashio have asked a judge to drop charges against their client in relation to the grounding that has resulted in an environmental disaster...

September 1, 2020
Total Views: 152

Maritime News

Two Killed in Accident Near Wakashio Wreck Site

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Two crew members from a tugboat involved in cleaning up an oil spill off Mauritius were killed late on Monday when their...

September 1, 2020
Total Views: 28

Monday, August 31, 2020
Maritime News

Dolphin Death Mystery Stokes Anger in Mauritius

By Kamlesh Bhuckory (Bloomberg) –The unexplained deaths of dolphins in Mauritius are fanning anger over the government’s handling of an oil spill that’s the nation’s worst ecological disaster. In less...

August 31, 2020
Total Views: 6