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Cargo ship 'Famita' grounding, Svendborg, Denmark

Cargo ship grounding, Svendborg, Denmark
Erofey Schkvark December 24, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/12/24/cargo-ship-grounding-svendborg-de...

General cargo ship FAMITA ran aground at around 2200 UTC Dec 23 in Svendborg Harbor waters, Denmark, while entering port. Grounding said to be caused by mechanical malfunction and strong wind. The ship was refloated at around 0200 UTC Dec 24, clearly with tug assistance, and taken to port, where she was berthed at 0230 UTC, no spill reported, no information on damages yet. FAMITA arrived at Svendborg from Norway.

Boats made by kids save Washington Christmas river crossing

Boats made by kids save Washington Christmas river crossing
December 22, 2017 http://www.tampabay.com/boats-made-by-kids-save-washington-christmas-riv...

Turkish freighter 'Little Seyma' troubled in Greek waters; Ukrainian, Azerbaijan seafarers evacuated

Turkish freighter troubled in Greek waters
STEPAN KOTCHERGA December 23, 2017 http://maritimebulletin.net/2017/12/23/turkish-freighter-troubled-in-gre...

Update: According to Greek sources, vessel suffered water ingress in engine room and sailed to Greek waters, looking for shelter from stormy weather. Not clear yet if she’s aground or at anchor, reportedly 12 crew of Ukrainian and Azerbaijan nationalities, were evacuated as a precaution. The ship is loaded with 2700 tons of Russian flour, destined for Famagusta.

Security council tightens economic vise on N. Korea, blocking fuel, ships and workers

Security council tightens economic vise on N. Korea, blocking fuel, ships and workers
ew York Times December 22, 2017 http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/Security-council-tightens-economic...

Montreal chaplains provide port in a storm for ship crews: '"We're here for everybody'

Montreal chaplains provide port in a storm for ship crews
Morgan Lowrie December 23, 2017 https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-chaplains-provide-port-in-a-storm-f...

Michelle DePooter carries a box of Christmas gifts to the foot of the MSC Matilde, setting it down at the bottom of the ramp before a man in coveralls invites her aboard.

Wearing a reflective safety vest and a bright pink hard hat jammed over a Port of Montreal toque, she looks more like a dock worker than a chaplain.

Cargo ship 'Optimar' grounded, breached, somehow refloated and towed to safety

Cargo ship grounded, breached, somehow refloated and towed to safety
NIKOLAY TORKIN December 23, 2017

DNV GL Warns on Container Ship Fires

DNV GL Warns on Container Ship Fires
017-12-23 https://maritime-executive.com/article/dnv-gl-warns-on-container-ship-fires

DNV GL has issued a warning on container ship fires, highlighting a recent example that demonstrates the importance of inspection and maintenance of fire-fighting equipment:

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A fire was detected inside one of the forward cargo holds on a fully-loaded container ship. Direct access to the fire was impeded due to its location at mid-height in the hold with containers stacked on hatch covers.

ANOTHER TRAGEDY BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Ferry sinking off Quezon brings back memories of the Doña Paz disaster

ANOTHER TRAGEDY BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Ferry sinking off Quezon brings back memories of the Doña Paz disaster
Jhesset O. Enano - December 23, 2017 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/954556/ferry-sinking-off-quezon-brings-back...

INFANTA, Quezon—Survivors and families of the passengers of the ferry that sank off the coast of Quezon province on Thursday scrambled to find some source of relief from the tragedy that struck four days before Christmas.

Belt And Road: China's Strategy To Capture Supply Chains From Guangzhou To Greece

Belt And Road: China's Strategy To Capture Supply Chains From Guangzhou To Greece
Dane Chamorro/Control Risks 21 December 2017 https://www.forbes.com/sites/riskmap/2017/12/21/belt-and-road-chinas-str...

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Hyundai Merchant Marine Expected to Grow into Global Shipper with Capital Injection

Hyundai Merchant Marine Expected to Grow into Global Shipper with Capital Injection
23/12/2017 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/hyundai-merchant-marine-expected-to-...

As the “Bill on the Establishment of the Korea Maritime Corporation (KMC),” which was proposed by Rep. Lee Gae-ho of the ruling Minjoo Party of Korea, passed the Legislation and Judiciary Committee on December 20, South Korean flag carrying ocean-going shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is expected to grow in size without any problems.

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