Seafarer Found Dead in Galley

A Filipino seafarer was found dead onboard the Malta flagged MV Elbella at Marsaxlokk Freeport in Malta last Sunday night (17th of May). The seafarer was found in a pool of blood with several stab wounds and two kitchen knives near his corpse.

2015.05.19 - Seafarer Found Dead in Galley

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Costa Concordia Final Journey

Il Était un Petit Navire

“Il était un petit navire” (translated in English as “There was a little ship”) is a traditional French song that is now considered a children’s song. Not many people know the macabre story behind its lyrics.

2015.05.16 - Il était un petit navire

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IMO Adopts Polar Code Enviro Provisions

Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, following the adoption of the environmental part of the International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

2015.05.16 - IMO Adopts Polar Code Enviro Provisions

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Twenty Year Low on Bulk Carrier Orders

Dry bulk orders fell during the previous four months to 0.4m DWT/month which is one of the lowest levels since the 90s. According to Clarksons this is something to be expected especially when we are talking about a market with Capesizes earning approximately $4,000/day.

2015.05.16 - Twenty Year Low on Bulk Carrier Orders

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Black Sea MoU CIC on STCW Hours of Rest

From 1st September 2014 to 30th November 2014, the BS MOU carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest throughout the region. This campaign involved all member States of the BS MOU and was conducted in conjunction with the Tokyo MOU and Paris MOU. The Paris MOU Guidelines and Questionnaire were utilized.

2015.05.08 Black Sea MoU CIC on STCW Hours of Rest

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Cruise Ship Cut in Half, Then Stretched

Turkish Cargo Ship Sinks Near Port of Ravenna, Italy

On 28/12/2014 at 0800 GMT, a Turkish ship (Gokbel), having 11 seafarers as crew, collided with a Belize flag vessel and sank. The collision occurred due to poor visibility just a mile from the Italian Adriatic port of Ravenna.

2014.12.29 - Turkish Cargo Ship Sinks Near Port of Ravenna, Italy

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Norman Atlantic in Fire North of Kerkyra, Greece

A fire broke out onboard the Ro-Ro passenger ship Norman Atlantic during early morning hours (0400-0600 Greece local time), while the vessel was north of Kerkyra, Greece close to Othonoi island. Onboard the vessel there are approximately 480 passengers. The vessel had departed from Igoumenista, Greece and was heading to Ancona, Italy.

2014.12.28 - Norman Atlantic in Fire North of Kerkyra, Greece Figure 01

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Tanker Crashes on Quay – Investigation Report

The following information is a summary of the report issued by the the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and the Swedish Accident Investigation Board (SHK) regarding an accident in the product tanker Prospero on January 2006.

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