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ClassNK is investigating the designs of containerships from around the world as it tries to find the cause as to why the MOL Comfort split in two in the Indian Ocean last June.

The small container vessel Journey drifted into the Pelni ferry Lambelu early on Tuesday morning after weighing anchor at the East Java hub port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya and sank shortly after, bringing its cargo of 133 containers along with it to the bottom, local reports said.

Spanish media outlets mistakenly reported a plane crash two miles off the island of Gran Canaria at 11:25 local time, which turned out to be a vessel under tow.

A Turkish container vessel, 547 teu Yusuf Cepnioglu, ran aground on the Greek island of Mykonos over the weekend. According to vesselsvalue.com the 1995-built containership is owned by Furkan Denizcilik of Turkey, and has P&I cover with the Shipowners Club.

South Korean authorities are battling a bunker spill off Busan after a capesize bulker and a bunker tanker collided at the weekend.

Stricken chemical tanker Maritime Maisie has remained without refuge after Japanese and South Korean authorities declined to honour requests from operator MSI Ship Management.

A Japan government committee investigating the cause of the MOL Comfort splitting in two has recommended temporary safety actions for ships of 8,000 teu or greater in capacity.

Two cargo ships sank off China's east coast in two separate accidents on Sunday, leading to the deaths of 10 seafarers and 16 missing crew members, according to Shandong Maritime Safety Administration.

ClassNK today released the preliminary findings of the investigation into the cause of the MOL Comfort's splitting in half, catching on fire and sinking earlier this year.

On the back of the “unprecedented” level of investment in the Australian offshore sector London Offshore Consultants (LOC) is expanding its marine services business in the country with a new operation based in Sydney

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