A capesize bulker has been successfully refloated after grounding in near Virginia Beach on Thursday.

The fire hit Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is to be towed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) through the General Directorate of Merchant Marine's Department of Maritime Accident Investigation has assigned an investigator to carry out asafety investigation into the fire suffered by the Panama-flagged car carrier Sincerity Ace.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released pictures and video of the rescue operations undertaken for the car carrier Sincerity Ace which suffered a serious fire in the Pacific on 31 December 2018.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has suspended the search for the remaining missing crew member from the stricken car carrier Sincerity Ace, while the bodies of four others have been located but are unresponsive.

The search continue for two seafarers missing following a serious fire on board the car carrier Sincerity Ace while three others are feared dead.

De Nora reports that its Balpure ballast water treatment system has received US Coast Guard (USCG) approval, becoming the 15th BWTS to be certified by the USCG.

Operational issues with many installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) have been highlighted by both Intertanko and ABS, but is it all the fault of the manufacturers?

With all the focus on complying with the 2020 sulphur cap the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention) has slipped off the agenda with the need to comply seemingly an accepted fact whatever the individual’s view on how the regulation has been executed.

Ardmore Shipping is to fit Optimarin ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to 18 tankers in its fleet, noting operational problems it has had 10 “alternate” systems it has installed.

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