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Fire broke out onboard two containerships that brushed against each other on Tuesday night at Malaysia’s Port Klang, reports said.

A major fire broke out at a Brisbane shipyard on Monday in a boat shed where a naval vessel was under repair.

MSC Flaminia, which in September 2012 suffered a crippling fire claiming the lives of three crewmen, has been refitted as an eco-ship and re-entered service.

Chemical tanker Maritime Maisie has been granted refuge by the South Korean government after almost 100 days adrift in the Sea of Japan.

The Asian Shipowners Forum (ASF) has urged the region’s governments to act following reports that product tanker Maritime Maisie is still adrift in critical condition after nearly three months.

Firefighting efforts began on Friday to put out a container fire on a barge off the Bahamas.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has stated Maritime Maisie is critically structurally impaired after after major fire damage and 50 days adrift in the Sea of Japan.

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.

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