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.
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.
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.