Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) has uncovered a series of errors which contributed to the fatal fire on board the Singapore-flagged 15,226 teu containership, Maersk Honam, on 6 March 2018.
Maritime digital training firm Tapiit Live will launch a new seafarer mental health training course delivered live to both onshore and offshore, especially for seafarers left stranded onboard vessels due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Salvors have managed to board the stricken VLCC New Diamond which suffered a serious fire following a boiler room explosion on 3 September off Sri Lanka that left one dead.
Investigations by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) say the Master of the Wakashio which grounded off Mauritius had deviated from its course to try and find an internet signal.
While much about Covid-19 is yet to unfold, it’s reasonable to assume that the pandemic’s most profound and poignant legacy in the shipping industry is the crew change crisis.
A lawsuit has been filed in Nueces County, Texas, on behalf of Jose Cantu, a worker who was “seriously injured and burned” on 21 August in an explosion and fire that occurred while he was working on the dredge Waymon L. Boyd.
Sri Lankan and Indian Naval forces are working together to try and bring under control a fire onboard the laden VLCC New Diamond that erupted on the vessel at 8am on 3 September, leaving one crew member dead.
The Maritime Union of India is seeking support for a fair trial of Wakashio Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar by courts in Mauritius.
The captain of the split vessel Wakashio is facing 60 years of imprisonment for failing to safely navigate the vessel in Mauritius waters, reports said.
The US has stopped all Arctic research operations after a US Coast Guard (USCG) ice-class research vessel caught fire in one of the main propulsion motors last week.