VB-10,000 to arrive in St Simons Sound next week for Golden Ray salvage

The Golden Ray (IMO 9775816) salvage team led by Unified Command (UC), has said that the heavy-lift vessel VB-10,000 is set to arrive in St Simons Sound, off Brunswick, Georgia, USA, as soon as Tuesday October 27th, weather permitting. Responders will use the vessel to cut and lift the wreck of the...

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New Zealand demands tighter inspections for livestock exports

New Zealand is to require tougher inspections of vessels exporting livestock. The move, announced by the Ministry for Primary Industries, follows the sinking in September 2020 of Gulf Livestock 1 (IMO 9262883) with the loss of more than 5,800 cattle and the presumed deaths of 41 crew. Stocking...

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More holistic, industry wide approach to containers would be welcomed: AP Moller-Maersk CTO

AP Moller-Maersk has responded to the final investigation report into the fatal fire on board the Maersk Honam on March 6th 2018, which was one of the worst accidents both in the history of the company and the container shipping industry at large. The investigation was led by the Transport Safety...

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International Group steps up pressure on crew change crisis

The International Group has said that it and its 13 constituent P&I Clubs were becoming “extremely concerned” about the effect on the mental well-being of seafarers as a result of their contracts being extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. IG said that it was “fully appreciated” that...

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