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Containers on an APL operated boxship off South Africa are on fire as firefighting tugs tackle the blaze.

One of the most serious ferry accidents in Indonesia in recent years has resulted the confirmed deaths of 23 with at least 17 others still missing. The Zahro Express, which was carrying New Years' Day revellers to the resort island of Pulau Tidung in Jakarta's Pulau Seribu (Thousand Islands) area caught fire and exploded at 9.20am after departing from the Muara Angke Port.

A tanker owned by owned by Mexican state oil firm Pemex caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday.

Singapore firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out on a large cargo barge berthed at Sembcorp Marine shipyard in Tuas, Singapore, reports said.

Two Indian seafarers were killed and three injured after an explosion aboard product tanker Al Sadaa, off Yemen.

It might appear self-evident that using paint thinner to light a barbecue onboard a merchant vessel is a bad idea. However, it appears this is exactly what some crew have been doing resulting serious consequences with seafarers suffering second and third degree burns.

A fire broke out on a 84,000-dwt LPG carrier at Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) on Monday morning, killing two yard workers and leaving seven injured, reports said.

An oil tanker belonging to China Shipping Tanker Company caught fire on Monday off Shanghai waters, leaving five seafarers injured and one dead, according to local reports citing Shanghai maritime authorities.

Some 350 shipyard workers were evacuated from an oil rig at Harland and Wolff after a small fire broke out during welding operations yesterday.

Olive producers from Greece’s Peloponnese region have in recent months found a lucrative new market across the Adriatic Sea ferrying truck loads of olives to cover the needs of the Italian market.

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