Thursday, March 11, 2021

Chinese Fishing Vessel Refloated in Mauritius

The Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground over the weekend on Mauritius’ western reefs has been successfully refloated, authorities said Thursday. The FV Lurong Yuan Yu ran aground on Sunday...

March 11, 2021
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Monday, March 8, 2021

Chinese Fishing Vessel Aground in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius (gCaptain) – Eight months after the Wakashio incident, a Chinese long liner has now ended up on the reefs off Pointe-aux-Sables, a neighboring village of...

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 4492

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Wakashio Captain Seeks Bail in Mauritius’ Top Court

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius (gCaptain) – The captain of the ill-fated ore carrier Wakashio is turning to Mauritius’ Supreme Court for bail as he awaits trial over his role...

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 4278

Monday, February 22, 2021

Wakashio Captain Confirms He Navigated Close to Shore to Pick Up Cell Signal, But Blames Chief Officer for Grounding

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – The captain of the ill-fated bulk carrier M/V Wakashio told a Mauritius court that he navigated the ship closer to land to allow his...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 16310

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Kicks Off in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Six months after the scuttling of the Wakashio’s bow, the dismantling of the stern has finally kicked off in Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The parts...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7890

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
Total Views: 5488

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: 14126

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: 23595


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: 8262

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: 818

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: 484

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: 368

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: 701

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: 115

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: 28

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: 283

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: 59

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: 315

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: 405

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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: 684