The loss of containers from vessels in bad weather was very much in the headlines at the end of last year with the ONE Apus, and incident also highlighted the hugely complex calculations and operations behind the safe loading of ultra-large vessels.
Enforcement of regulations is “critically important” in the issue of tackling container fires, says mutual insurer TT Club.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) chief Junichiro Ikeda said in his New Year message the company must pledge to never allow another accident like the Wakashio.
The painstaking work to discharge containers from storm damaged ONE Apus are set continue on Tuesday at the Port of Kobe after a break over the Japanese New Year holiday.
BW LPG’s first retrofitted dual-fuel VLGC BW Gemini has been involved in a minor collision off Panama.
Hafnia product tanker BW Rhine has been hit by an explosion caused by an “external source” while discharging at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.