The 1992-built 5,245 dwt Shine Luck, which had been moving around Kaohsiung, had nearly collided with another product tanker, the 1986-built 3,042 dwt 19 Winner, in the port, as heavy winds blew around Kaohsiung on the night of 14 June.
Safety & Regulation
BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo, Intertanko, and the World Shipping Council call for IMO action to head off “potentially serious safety issues” posed by new fuel blends.
The fire broke out at 0300 h local during loading operations and the port was shut until 0930 h local, according to NSW Ports.
Support is gathering for a risk-based approach to protect against cyber attacks that threaten the digital development of shipping
Drones are improving the safety of surveys and inspections in enclosed spaces. But this nascent technology requires development before it can replace humans entirely
‘Sensitive’ commercial vessels such as VLCCs and LNG tankers should expect to be boarded by the Republic of Singapore Navy’s maritime security unit.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a warning for vessels off the east coast of Newcastle after 82 containers remain undetected.
High level discussions between the Greek and Cypriot administrations will define a common approach to the shipping regulation at the EU and IMO, but events in Greece following last September's bunker tanker accident in the Saronic Gulf, have prompted new regulations from shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, and he says there may be more to come.
Wind propulsion is increasingly being seen as an opportunity to reduce pressure on the carbon budget and possibly cut fuel consumption by 10–30%, industry expert said.
Following Italy’s refusal to allow entry to a NGO vessel carrying 629 migrants, ICS expresses concerns over the implications for merchant shipping.