To the melancholy list of lives and ships lost and damaged by burning and exploding containers we can now add the 56,642 gross tonnes of Grimaldi’s Grande America, now settling into the mud of the deepest part of the Bay of Biscay.

The voyage data recorder (VDR) from the sunken wreck of the Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy has been recovered.

Seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity has located the wreck of the lost South Korean very large ore carrier Stellar Daisy in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 1,800 nautical miles due west of Cape Town, South Africa.

A supply vessel sank in the traffic separation scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait on Thursday morning.

At least 10 crew have died and 10 are missing after a fire on board two ships in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait.

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

Ocean Infinity has been contracted by the Korean government to search for the wreck of the VLOC Stellar Daisy that sank on 31 March 2017 with the loss of 22 lives.

It hasn’t been easy, even among professionals, to have too much sympathy for Francesco Schettino, formerly master of the Costa Concordia, currently serving a 16 year prison sentence in Rome. 

Outgoing Intercargo chairman John Platsidakis took a number of swipes at regulators during his farewell speech at the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ agm in London this week.

A Philippine-flagged bulker Action Trader collided with a dolphin at the dockside in the Port of Gresik, Indonesia.

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