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VLCC Crew’s Appeal for Help Highlights Crew Abandonment
The crew aboard a VLCC under arrest in Singapore sent out an international appeal for help. Their efforts to call attention to their individual plight highlight the broader issue of an increase in crew abandonment. The Chloe V, a 320,000 dwt VLCC registered in the Marshall Islands, arrived in Singapore in late May from Ulsan, South Korea. Caught in a legal dispute between its manager Hermes Marine Management, controlled by Lebanon’s Ghandour Ghassan, and Koch Shipping, the vessel remained in Singapore... -The Maritime Executive
Maritime’s missing link
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the curtain on the workings of the supply chain, and the maritime industry is more visible and public-facing than ever before. Current issues of the supply chain are dovetailing with longstanding issues of seafarer health and welfare, and affecting how the industry as a whole is perceived... -Splash 247
BV approves AiP for LNG bunkering vessel concept
Bureau Veritas (BV), a leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to LNG MARINE SDN BHD for its first LNG bunkering vessel concept, which is also the first of its kind ever developed by a Malaysian company. The increased size of this new breed of LNG-fuelled ships is driving bunkering needs well beyond the capacity of LNG trucks previously used for smaller bunkering operations at terminals. This has led to the development of LNG bunkering vessels... -LNG Industry
US Coast Guard Declares San Pedro Bay Pipeline Fracture a Major Marine Casualty
The Coast Guard Commandant has designated the oil spill as a Major Marine Casualty “due to the potential involvement of a vessel” and resulting damages, the Coast Guard said Thursday. A joint investigation will be led by the Coast Guard, with assistance from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)... -gCaptain
California pipeline oil spill case: Hapag Lloyd vessel comes under investigation
US Coast Guard will be examining the Hapag Lloyd vessel ROTTERDAM EXPRESS in relation to the pipeline that was severed off near the coast of Southern California. It is being speculated that a ship’s anchor might have damaged the pipeline that led to 3,000 barrels of crude flowing into the sea near Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles on Sunday... -Fleetmon
Two injured crew of cargo ship airlifted to hospital, Italy. VIDEO
Two injured crew of general cargo ship Helen H were medevaced by fire rescue helicopter off Chioggia port, Italy, Adriatic sea, in the afternoon Oct 8. The ship left Chioggia at around noon Oct 8, bound for Alexandria Egypt, and shortly after requested urgent medical assistance... -Fleetmon