A corrugated cable was the direct cause behind three seafarers being seriously injured during a drill on a Torm vessel in April. The shipping company tells ShippingWatch that it has learned from the accident.
A birthday party on board vessel MV Wakashio may have been a contributing factor in the ship's grounding off the coast of Mauritius in July, confirms the Panama maritime authority. The captain apparently sailed too close to land in order to get a strong phone and internet connection.
A tanker and a cargo ship have collided near Shanghai, after which the tanker has caught on fire and the cargo vessel sunk. 14 crew members remain missing, reports Reuters. Video footage shows the extent of the fire.
Bangladesh is faced with another fatal accident at one of its shipbreaking yards. Two workers lost their lives while another five were injured in an explosion on a tanker vessel, writes Shipbreaking Platform.
Several Norwegian political parties criticize Viking Ocean Cruises' owner for paying too little domestic tax, writes media NKR. This criticism has prompted a flood of tweets from the Norwegian Shipowners Association – resulting in a range of comments.
Seven employees lost their lives while on the job for Maersk in 2018, and the frequency of severe accidents has not improved in recent years. According to CEO Søren Skou, the company has introduced "a different approach to safety and a new safety organization."
The number of shipping casualties declined four percent globally in 2017, which is the second-lowest level in a decade. A new report examines the major shipping accidents of last year and flags challenges for the industry ahead.
Since Thorco Cloud's dramatic shipwreck over one year ago, the accident report has still not been completed, meaning that the question of liability and compensation cannot be addressed. The Danish carrier has criticized delays in the process, which falls under the responsibility of the flag states and the Indonesian authorities.
London P&I Club and two partners have issued new guidelines for sailings with dangerous cargo which can become liquefied if humidity levels are too high. Last Friday, Stellar Daisy was shipwrecked after sailing with category A cargo.
Statoil has just completed a report related to a well accident in the Troll field and a hydrogen leakage at production facility Mongstad. The company acknowledges that the two incidents could have resulted in fatalities.