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.

A collision on Saturday between a Greek-registered bulk carrier and a Malaysian government vessel in disputed territorial waters has reignited politcal tensions between Singapore and Malaysia over an ongoing sovereignty claim of sea borders.

The fire-hit Yantian Express containership has arrived at Port of Freeport, Bahamas and berthed on 4 February, going through fire inspection and decontamination.

Kim Wan-joong, ceo of Polaris Shipping, and four others are facing arrest warrants over the tragic sinking of VLOC Stellar Daisy 22 months ago.

A Taiwanese cargo ship that sank off the coast of China’s Zhejiang province has left one dead and 10 missing, reports said.

A Chinese general cargo vessel sank in the waters south of Hong Kong after it collided with a 9,415-teu CMA CGM boxship in the early hours of Monday, news reports said.

A Maltese-flagged panamax bulker ploughed into a historic mansion on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul at the weekend.

The 4,922-teu Iran-flagged containership Touska ran aground on a tiny islet off the southwest coast of main Hong Kong island on Sunday night.

A Brightoil aframax oil tanker collided with a Chinese fishing boat on Thursday off the west of Japan, leaving 12 crew members of the fishing boat missing, reports said.

Five people have died and one has been injured following a fatal fire incident that occurred at a ASL Marine shipyard in Batam, Indonesia.

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