Maritime News

  • Four Charged in Coast Guard Credentialing Scheme
    on October 27, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Four individuals have been charged for their roles in a conspiracy to sell phony U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credentials in Norfolk, Va., the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Monday.According to allegations in the unsealed indictment…

  • New Design Tool Uses Digital Twin, Real World Enviro Data to ‘Perfect’ Electric Ferry Design
    on October 27, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Norway’s biggest ferry company has ordered two new ferries from Havyard Design & Solutions, the first to use Havyard LAB’s new three-step tool to become safer and more environmentally friendly. Havyard LAB offers a new three-step ship design…

  • BIMCO: “Soya bean bonanza,” U.S. Exports Strongest in History
    on October 27, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Following years of disruption to US soya bean exports due to the US-China trade war, the first seven weeks of the 2020/2021 marketing year, which runs from 1 September to 31 August, have seen the strongest exports ever. By October 15, 11.4 million tons of soya beans had been exported by the US…

  • Malaysia: Two Dead After Offshore Vessel Rams into Oil Platform
    on October 27, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a [platform] operated by state oil firm Petronas off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island.The Dayang Topaz rammed into the Baram B oil platform after its anchor cable broke in bad weather…

  • US Issues Fresh Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Oil Sector
    on October 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    The United States on Monday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil sector, including the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, in Washington’s latest move to increase pressure on Tehran.The U.S. Treasury Department…

  • German freighter attacked, fuel siphoned – on Danube river, EU, not in Gulf of Guinea
    on October 26, 2020 at 5:43 am

    German inland cargo ship HELLFRIED was attacked early in the morning Oct 24 at 1118 kilometer mark Danube river, Smederovo port, Serbia. Perpetrators siphoned about a ton of fuel, and fled. This is the second act of piracy involving fuel … Original post at, 2020-10-26 06:43:45 … Read here

  • Tanker hijacked by stowaways in UK waters UPDATE
    on October 25, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    UPDATE: According to Isle of Wight Radio report, all seven hijackers were seized after tanker was boarded by sixteen SBS team of Royal Navy, from boats and helicopters. That’s actually, what stowaways were after, they weren’t going to … Original post at, 2020-10-25 17:07:13 … Read here

  • Greek tanker off AIS, communication, probably hijacked, Gulf of Guinea UPDATE
    on October 22, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    1300 UTC Oct 23: Tanker and crew announced safe, positioned south of Lagos. Details are rather murky, transmitted by SSAS attack position somehow came to be false while tanker actually, was located in other area, but main issue is, crew … Original post at, 2020-10-22 14:31:27 … Read here

  • 1.2 ton cocaine more found on German freighter with Russian Master, this time in Las Palmas
    on October 22, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Cargo of bagged millet and corn in cargo hold of unfortunate general cargo ship UNISPIRIT was strenuously searched by unified Spanish police, CG and Customs teams during five consecutive days at Las Palmas, Canry Islands. The ship arrived on Oct … Original post at, 2020-10-22 06:03:23 … Read here

  • ​UPDATE: COVID-19 cases discovered on 2 more vessels in Western Australia
    on October 20, 2020 at 10:32 am

    21 Oct 2020: Update: Crew evacuated from coronavirus-hit livestock carrier in Fremantle Confirmed coronavirus cases have been evacuated from a livestock carrier berthed at Fremantle Port, Western Australia, and placed in quarantine. The Department of Health reported 24 new cases … Original post at, 2020-10-20 12:32:23 … Read here