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A Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) ammonia carrier Nordic River came to the rescue of an injured crewman on a rowboat in the Indian Ocean.

Four young men set out on 1 July to break the world record for rowing across the Indian Ocean.

The growth in use of the ISO/PAS 28007 standard is a sign of maturity for the maritime security sector providing a benchmark against which individual private maritime security companies (PMSCs) can be judged.

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.

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.

Five Oceans Salvage and SMIT Salvage have boarded 1,740teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg and successfully contained the fire.

The salvors report that the damage was most extensive in one of the vessel's cargo holds as well as the forepart of the acommodation block. No oil pollution from the incident was reported, and an initial survey for a towing connection to the vessel has been completed, with towing to be undertaken by tug Coral Sea Flos.

Leonhardt & Blumberg have appointed Five Oceans Salvage and SMIT Salvage for the salvaging of the still-ablaze and heavily damaged 1,740teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg.

Mauritian Coast Guard vessels have been dispatched to the scene of the Leonhardt & Blumberg-owned, Liberian-flagged, 1,740 teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg, adrift 200 nm Northeast of the islands.


The 1,740 teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg is adrift in the Indian Ocean, having suffered a serious fire enroute from Singapore to Durban.

The Indian Coast Guard has joined the battle to put out a fire raging on the wreck of the MOL Comfort.

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