Monday, November 22, 2021

Wakashio’s Owner Limits Liability Over Grounding as Wreck Removal Continues

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Okiyo Maritime Corp, the Japanese company which owns the MV Wakashio, filed a motion before the Supreme Court of Mauritius last week to limit...

November 22, 2021
Total Views: 2402

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Wakashio Captain Involved in Alleged Prison Escape

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius After thirteen months on remand, the captain of the “MV Wakashio” has allegedly attempted an escape, Mauritius Prison Service suspects. Having previously tested positive for...

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 9906

Friday, August 20, 2021

Dismantling of Wakashio’s Stern Postponed to September

The operation should have been completed in March, but was impeded due to adverse weather conditions.   By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Adverse weather conditions have greatly disrupted the dismantling...

August 20, 2021
Total Views: 2477

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding

Now one year since the Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of its crew members who are still...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1619

Monday, June 28, 2021

MOL Launches Charitable Trust in Mauritius After Wakashio Grounding

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has established a charitable trust in Mauritius, pending the launch of a MOL Japanese Foundation, to support environmental and social projects....

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1959

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mauritius’ Top Court Denies Bail to Wakashio Captain; Master to Remain in Jail Pending Trial

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius Mauritius’ Supreme Court rejected a appeal for the release on bail of the captain of the ill-fated Wakashio, siding instead with prosecutors that the captain...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 4041

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Mauritius Coast Guard Watch Officer Comes Under Fire in Wakashio Grounding Investigation

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, A Mauritius Coast Guard watch officer has come under fire in the investigation into last year’s grounding of the Wakashio ore carrier at Pointe-d’Esny, resulting...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 7800

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
Total Views: 3505

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: 4531

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: 4499

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: 16546

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: 8027

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: 5559

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: 14307

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: 23871


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: 8338

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: 871

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: 519

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: 388

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: 805