Friday, December 18, 2020

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

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 8444

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

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 924

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

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 533

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

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 397

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Image of a prison cell

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

October 8, 2020
Total Views: 881

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

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 180

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

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 43

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

September 13, 2020
Total Views: 363

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

September 11, 2020
Total Views: 77

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wakashio ship sinking

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

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 584

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

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 782

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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

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 1292

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

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 297

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

September 7, 2020
Total Views: 65

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

September 1, 2020
Total Views: 320

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

September 1, 2020
Total Views: 106

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

August 31, 2020
Total Views: 19

Friday, August 28, 2020
Maritime News

Outrage as Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore in Mauritius Near Wakashio Wreck

By Giulia Paravicini and Katharine Houreld Aug 28 (Reuters) – At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil

August 28, 2020
Total Views: 112

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Maritime News

Preliminary Report Shows No Oil Found in Dead Dolphins in Mauritius

By Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The cause of death of 27 dolphins that washed up in Mauritius near the site of an oil spill remains

August 27, 2020
Total Views: 44

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Maritime News

Scientists Search for Wakashio Link as Dead Dolphins Wash Up in Mauritius

By Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Seventeen dead dolphins washed up on Mauritius’s shore on Wednesday, a government official

August 26, 2020
Total Views: 59