Maritime News

  • Nigeria to Pedal Maritime to Mainstream
    on November 18, 2019 at 1:24 am

    The Nigerian Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has disclosed that the Federal Government  will ensure the maritime sector gets into the mainstream of economic strategy as it will engender economic growth and prosperity.The…

  • Essar Completes Ferry Terminal at Hazira
    on November 18, 2019 at 1:23 am

    India’s Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL) said it has completed work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal that has paved the way for a cruise-based passenger ferry service, commencing 15 November 2019, between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea…

  • Konecranes to Supply RTG Cranes to Tangier Port
    on November 18, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Finnish manufacturer of cranes and lifting equipment Konecranes Oyj has won an order to supply a terminal at Tangier Med Port II with 16 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes.The cranes will be delivered in batches with the last ones arriving by mid-July 2020.

  • Poland Ends Major Russian LNG Contract
    on November 18, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Poland’s state gas company PGNiG says it had notified Russia’s Gazprom that it will not renew their long-term deal on liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies when the agreement expires after 2022.In accordance with the provisions of the Yamal Contract…

  • Prince of Wales Maiden Visit to Home Port
    on November 18, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales sails into home port of Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time.The £3.1 billion warship left Rosyth dockyard, Scotland, where it was built in September before undergoing eight weeks of…

  • Pirates attacked Italian supply ship, two crew wounded, Mexico
    on November 12, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Italian offshore supply ship REMAS with 35 people on board was attacked by some 7-8 armed pirates in two fast boats on Nov 11, in Gulf pf Mexico, N of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. Pirates boarded the ship, in following skirmish two crew, both Italians, were wounded, but luckily, wounds aren’t life threatening. Pirates managed to loot the ship and the crew, and fled. Injured seamen were transferred to hospital, REMAS moved to Ciudad del Carmen anchorage and anchored. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating:

  • 2 vessels attacked in Gulf of Guinea? UPDATES 2 attacks reported 1 confirmed
    on November 7, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Two attacks reportedly took place in Sao Tome and Principe waters early in the morning Nov 7, in about half an hour time in the same area, no other details available. Attacked vessels may be crude oil tankers, and if this is the case, one managed to escape, while another one is off AIS during last 7 hours, but this information is not yet confirmed. Awaiting updates. Nov 8 Update: According to Portugal Navy, there was at least one attempt to approach and board merchant ship by 2 fast boats, understood merchant ship escaped. But according to initial sources, there were two attacks in less than an hour, in the same area, and thankfully, both seemed to fail. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating:

  • Aframax tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea UPDATE attack confirmed, 4 kidnapped
    on November 4, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Nov 5 UPDATE: 1 Greek, 2 Filipino and 1 Georgian were kidnapped, and most probably, Captain is among them. 1 guard, member of security team, was wounded in a gunfire exchange. Nov 4 1330 UTC UPDATE: Confirmed attacked ship is a Greek Aframax tanker ELKA ARISTOTLE,, 4 crew kidnapped: 3 Filipino and 1 Georgian nationalities. Vessel was attacked at Lome Anchorage, Togo, Gulf of Guinea, in position 05 58N 001 16E, at 0240 UTC Nov 4. Ship wasn’t identified, but according to available data, it’s an Aframax tanker ELKA ARISTOTLE. No info yet on attack details – was it robbery, or kidnapping, were crew injured, etc. IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 33% (28-JUN-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon. Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator. Vessel was attacked at Lome Anchorage, Togo, Gulf of Guinea, early in the morning Nov 4. Ship wasn’t identified, but according to available data, it’s an Aframax tanker, detailed info withhold until confirmation. No info yet on attack details – was it robbery, or kidnapping, were crew injured, etc. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating:

  • Freighter attacked in Gulf of Guinea, 9 crew kidnapped UPDATE
    on November 2, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Nov 2: The ship was attacked at 0320 UTC Nov 2 on Cotonou Anchorage, Benin, Gulf of Guinea, in position 06 15N 002 33E, 9 crew were kidnapped. The ship wasn’t identified, but all data point at bulk carrier BONITA, anchored in exactly that position since Oct 28 on arrival from Spain. Several hours later BONITA heaved anchor and started moving towards Cotonou. Nov 4 UPDATE: Confirmed 9 crew of bulk carrier BONITA kidnapped. The ship was berthed on Nov 2 and remains berthed. All crew Filipino. Cargo ship was attacked early in the morning Nov 2 at Cotonou Anchorage, Benin Gulf of Guinea. 9 crew were reportedly, kidnapped. Ship’s name though identified, can’t yet be revealed, until information is confirmed. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating:

  • Canadian container ship chartered by COSCO seized by Indonesian Navy
    on October 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Container ship SEASPAN FRASER reached Singapore on Oct 31 after a month-long detention or arrest at Tanjung Uban, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia. The ship is in charter of PT Cosco Shipping Lines Indonesia, deployed on Surabaya – Singapore loop. On Sep 29 she left Surabaya, bound for Singapore, to be seized by Indonesian Navy on unclear grounds of some “security” concerns, Indonesian business edition said. The ship was intercepted in Singapore Strait and taken to Tanjung Uban anchorage, with 1700 TEUs on board, containing different types of commodities, including food and fishery products in reefer containers. COSCO Indonesia can’t say yet, what is the condition of the goods, expecting claims and disputes. Understood the owner of the ship, Canadian Seaspan, was dealing with Indonesian authorities, to provide ship’s release. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: