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Robust prevention measures are key to clamp down on battery fires in shipping
Transport of highly inflammable lithium-ion batteries, a key component of electric vehicles, which can also be used as backup power for ships, is increasingly impacting shipping safety as demonstrated by a number of fires on vessels such as Ro-Ro car carriers and containerships... -Offshore Energy
10 years later, deceased seafarer’s family from gets justice
After a decade, justice was finally delivered to the family of a seafarer from Pulwado-Benaulim, India, who lost his life in an accident in Tamil Nadu as the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) directed the insurance company and the owner of a pickup to pay Rs 3.11 crore as compensation... -erald Goa
Australian Border Force Seize 1.8 Tonnes of Meth From Containers
In a record-setting event, the Australian Border Force carried out a seizure of methamphetamine, which is valued at US $1.1 billion. 1.8 tonnes of meth was discovered hidden inside marble tiles. The containers were shipped from the United Arab Emirates... -Fleetmon
Bulk carrier grounded to avoid sinking after collision with LNG tanker
Bulk carrier OS 35 collided with LNG tanker ADAM LNG on Aug 29, understood at around 2000 UTC, while leaving anchorage off Gibraltar Point. Bulk carrier sustained hull breach somewhere in fore asection, water ingress couldn’t be put under control, so the ship was taken to the other side of the peninsula and grounded at Catalan Bay, to avoid sinking... -Fleetmon
Containers fell on pier from crane in Taipei Port
Container News container-news.com reported containers fall in Taipei Port, Taiwan, on Aug 27, during offloading of container ship EVER FOREVER. Accident is believed to be caused by crane operator mishandling of the crane... -Fleetmon
Container explosion on offshore ship, 3 crew died, Italy
Container on working deck of offshore supply ship ASSO exploded, killing three crew and injuring one, in the evening Aug 31 at Crotone Port, Calabria, southern Itaaly, Ionian sea. ASSO was about to set sail for Malta... -Fleetmon