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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.

A Singapore-flagged tanker which caught fire off the coast of Johor sunk over the weekend, according to local media.

Efforts to put out a blaze in containers onboard the Maersk Kampala are continuing five days after fire broke.

The ClassNK casualty investigation into the breaking in two, fire, and sinking of the MOL Comfort is taking “longer than expected” to determine the cause of the incident, said the classification society’s executive vice president Toshitomo Matsui.

A fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been contained by salvage firm T&T.

The Leonhardt and Blumberg owned boxship Hansa Brandenburg has berthed safely in the port of St Louis, Mauritius, with preparations being made for the discharge of containers.

The 1,740 teu Hansa Brandenburg is now under tow to Mauritius after salvors Five Oceans Salvage and SMIT Salvage extinguished the fire and successfully made a towing connection over the weekend.

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