Cargo owners could face salvage bill for latest shipping container fire

SHIPPING NEWS: Cargo owners could face salvage bill for latest shipping container fire
Peter Ziobrowski 9 Jan 2019 https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/shipping-news-cargo-owners-co...

The first week of 2019 has proven to be an eventful one with regard to serious marine incidents.

Cypriot cargo ship gets some of the blame in 2018 collision

Cypriot cargo ship gets some of the blame in 2018 collision
08.01.2019 http://www.ekathimerini.com/236349/article/ekathimerini/news/cypriot-car...

The collision of two commercial vessels, a Cypriot cargo ship and a Tunisian freighter, was caused by a series of human errors, with investigators pointing fingers to both sides.

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills 1 crew member

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills 1 crew member
Associated Press / January 08, 2019 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1070725/oil-tanker-explosion-in-hong-kong-...

Mv Our Lady of Good Voyage: Vessel conks out while sailing off the South Road Properties in Cebu City; 631 on board safe

Vessel conks out; 631 on board safe
January 6, 2019 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1781485

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is investigating why a vessel carrying 585 passengers and 46 crew members conked out at sea on Saturday morning, Jan. 6.

Maritime Specialist Mardon Martin of Marina said that Mv Our Lady of Good Voyage of Medallion Shipping encountered engine trouble while sailing off the South Road Properties in Cebu City at 7:30 a.m.

Feds deny allegations of merchant seaman

Feds deny allegations of merchant seaman
Bryan Manabat 08 Jan 2019 http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109852-feds-deny-allegation...

THE U.S. government has denied the claims of a merchant seaman who filed a lawsuit for injuries he sustained while working on a maritime prepositioning vessel, USNS Montford Point, which is operated by Ocean Shipholdings Inc. but owned by the U.S. Navy.

Analysis: an exciting year for container shipping – meltdown or milk and honey?

Analysis: an exciting year for container shipping – meltdown or milk and honey?
Alessandro Pasetti 07/01/2019

What a difference a year can make. Twelve months ago, I was bearish on the container shipping industry. Today I feel mildly bullish, thanks to the correction in both bunker prices and the public market values of the shares and bonds of the major operators.

6 killed as cargo ship sinks off Turkey's coast

Six killed as cargo ship sinks off Turkey's coast
Cristina Abellan Matamoros with Reuters• 07/01/2019 https://www.euronews.com/2019/01/07/panama-flagged-cargo-ship-sends-dist...

Six people have been killed after a Panama-flagged cargo ship sank while en route from Russia to Turkey, according to Associated Press quoting officials.

Crews still battling fire aboard massive Halifax-bound container ship

Crews still battling fire aboard massive Halifax-bound container ship
7 Jan 2018 https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/tug-heading-toward...

HALIFAX — Crews working to extinguish a fire that’s been burning for four days aboard a large container ship off Canada’s east coast are facing some big challenges, an expert in offshore safety says.

Cargo ship sank after collision with Japanese chip carrier, 1 dead

Cargo ship sank after collision with Japanese chip carrier, 1 dead
Mikhail Voytenko January 7, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/01/07/cargo-ship-sank-after-collision-...

Abandoned, but not forgotten

Abandoned, but not forgotten
January 7th, 2019 https://splash247.com/abandoned-but-not-forgotten/

The Revd Canon Andrew Wright, secretary general of The Mission to Seafarers writes exclusively for Splash today, outlining his seafarer safety forecast for the year ahead.

Happy New Year to all Splash readers! I hope that you had a very happy Christmas and that many of you were fortunate enough to spend the holiday season with families and loved ones.

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