IMO secretary-general Koji Sekimizu says action must be taken to improve the safety standards on passenger ferries following the fatal fire on the Norman Atlantic.
A fire onboard an Italian ferry has left one dead and more than 280 people still onboard as rescue efforts continued, reports said.
Fire that broke out on board containership Al Riffa has been extinguished but fire fighting could still be ongoing on containership San Felipe, according to a spokesman from Malaysia’s Port Klang Authority (PKA).
Fire broke out onboard two containerships that brushed against each other on Tuesday night at Malaysia’s Port Klang, reports said.
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.