MAIB investigation report details probable causes of 2022 vessel collision off Hull

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published a report on its investigation into a collision incident involving a fishing vessel and a tug in 2022. The incident occurred on June 24 of that year at King George Dock in Hull, England. On the said date, while alongside at King George...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/fishing/catching/maib-investigation-report-details-probable-causes-of-2022-vessel-collision-off-hull/

Singapore authorities respond to oil spill following vessel strike

Spill cleanup operations near the Port of Singapore's Pasir Panjang Terminal

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and other local partners have deployed assets in response to an oil spill at the Port of Singapore’s Pasir Panjang Terminal on Friday, June 14. The MPA said oil had spilled from one of the cargo tanks of the locally-registered bunkering vessel...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/singapore-authorities-respond-to-oil-spill-following-vessel-strike/

Fiji authorities launch probe into patrol boat grounding

The Republic of Fiji Navy patrol boat RFNS Puamau shortly after in ran aground in the Lau Islands on June 11, 2024

The government of Fiji and the Republic of Fiji Navy have begun an investigation into a recent grounding incident involving a naval patrol boat. The incident, which occurred on June 11, saw the patrol boat RFNS Puamau run aground on a reef in the Lau islands in the country’s southeast. The vessel’s...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/fiji-authorities-launch-probe-into-patrol-boat-grounding/

Crew safely evacuated from bulk carrier hit by Houthi attack

The rescued Filipino crew of the Liberian-flagged coal carrier Tutor in Bahrain just prior to their flight to Manila, June 16, 2024

The Philippine Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has confirmed that the 21 Filipino crewmembers of a commercial vessel that suffered damage in an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last week have been safely evacuated. The sailors of the Liberia-flagged, Greek-owned coal carrier Tutor were...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/crew-safely-evacuated-from-bulk-carrier-hit-by-houthi-attack/

80 rescued after ferry suffers water ingress off Italy’s Adriatic coast

Passengers and crew evacuate into waiting liferafts after the ferry Audace suffered water ingress in the Gulf of Trieste off Italy on June 12, 2024.

Eighty people were safely rescued after a passenger ferry suffered water ingress in the Gulf of Trieste off Italy’s Adriatic coast on Wednesday, June 12. The incident on the vessel identified by the name Audace occurred in the eastern portion of the gulf at around midday (local time) on Wednesday....

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/passenger/ferry/80-rescued-after-ferry-suffers-water-ingress-off-italys-adriatic-coast/

Oil tanker skipper pleads guilty to obstruction, violating ship pollution prevention laws

The oil tanker PS Dream

The captain of a commercial oil tanker has pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and for obstructing proceedings, the US Department of Justice confirmed via a press statement on Tuesday, June 11. Abdurrahman Korkmaz, a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/oil-tanker-skipper-pleads-guilty-to-obstruction-violating-ship-pollution-prevention-laws/

COLUMN | Failing flag states, abandoned crew and piffle from Palau [Offshore Accounts]

This week, I want to look at how the shipping industry can overcome some of its biggest challenges – not greenhouse gases and climate change, nor sexism and homophobia, but the problems of abandoned crews, excessively long tours of duty, and the low safety standards that bedevil the wider maritime...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-failing-flag-states-abandoned-crew-and-piffle-from-palau-offshore-accounts/

Two dead, three missing following fishing boat fire in central Philippines

Two people were killed while three others have been reported as missing after a fire ignited on a fishing boat off Cebu province in the central Philippines on Wednesday, June 5. The Philippine Coast Guard reported that the fishing vessel King Bryan was off the town of Naga when it the blaze ignited...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/fishing/catching/two-dead-three-missing-following-fishing-boat-fire-in-central-philippines/

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