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Another container ship catches fire off Indian coast

For the second time in a month, the Indian Coast Guard has been called upon to assist in fighting a fire aboard a commercial ship at sea. They are currently assisting with a container fire aboard a vessel operating...

Fire-stricken vessel New Diamond to offload cargo in Gujarat

The fire-stricken tanker, New Diamond, is now bound for an offshore oil terminal at Kandla Port Trust, according to Indian media. After a long tow around India's coastline, her cargo of crude oil will be discharged safely, reducing environmental...

Sea robbery incidents on the increase in the Philippines

Philippine anchorages and ports has seen an increase in the number of incidents of sea robbery from January to September, 2020, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre said in a special report. During the nine-month period, thirteen actual incidents were reported...

China ends search for missing Livestock carrier

China has effectively called off the search and rescue operations it had embarked on the missing Gulf 1 Livestock vessel which went down on September 2, in its waters. Responding to the anguish of the families of the missing seafarers...

Samsung’s ammonia-fueled tanker design gets LR AIP

An ammonia-fueled tanker designed and developed by South Korean shipbuilder, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has received Approval In Principle (AIP), from classification society, Lloyd’s Register (LR). The project to develop the novel, emissions-slashing aframax tanker was announced in January as...

Covid-19 outbreak at Qingdao port worries Chinese authorities

Qingdao, the major port China has chosen to pilot the easing of crew change regulations, is at the centre of a worrying Covid-19 outbreak, Splash 247 reports. Two workers at the northeastern port have come down with asymptomatic infections of...

Suspected pirates speedboat sighted approaching Ghana

Maritime authorities in Ghana have reported the possible approach of a speedboat at sea by suspected pirates, targeting a tanker as incidents of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea increases by the day. Dryad reports that there have been no...

A month after devastating explosion, another unusual blast rocks Lebanon (Video)

Barely one month after a devastating explosion rocked the Beirut Port in Lebanon, leading to the death of over 190 people and displacing more than six thousand residents, there has been another large explosion in Ain Qana, a hill-top...

Suspected Al Qaeda terrorists arrested in plot to attack Indian Navy

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA), has arrested nine men who were allegedly preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Al Qaeda, including an attack on Indian Navy facilities, according to local media. "The NIA had learnt about an...

Family of crewman from sunken Gulf Livestock 1 vessel prepare private search

The shipowner of the sunken Gulf Livestock 1 has requested for a renewed search for survivors following pressure from the families of the missing seafarers. In an online news conference held on Wednesday, September 16, family members of the missing...

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Nigeria’s GDP Up By 1.93% In 2018 Despite Drop On oil...

The nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.93% in 2018, data made available by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown. According to the...

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