Norway stops larger cruise ships disembarking after Covid-19 cases

Norway has temporarily banned all cruise ships with more than 100 people on board from disembarking. The announcement was made on Monday August 3rd after an outbreak of Covid-19 was reported late last week on Hurtigruten cruise ship Roald Amundsen (IMO 9813072). By the time the cases were...

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Security guard hi-jacks drybulk carrier that he was meant to be protecting

A security guard who was involved in a pay dispute hi-jacked the drybulker Jaeger, and its crew. After a stand-off that lasted nearly three days, US-based ship operator Eagle Bulk Shipping said that the security incident had been resolved successfully. The incident apparently began on July 21st...

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Lim family’s shipping unit to pursue ‘consensual restructuring’

The Singapore High Court hearing to consider Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC)’s application to place the vessel-owning affiliates of financially troubled Hin Leong Trading under judicial management has been adjourned until August 13th. OCBC wants managers to oversee Xihe Holdings and four other...

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Several vessels near to location of huge explosion in port of Beirut

A massive explosion struck the port of Beirut in the early evening of Tuesday August 4th. Lloyds List Intelligence and Marine Traffic listed the following vessels as being close to or at the port at the time of the explosion. The largest vessel close to the explosion was CMA CGM Lyra (IMO 9410806)...

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Passengers and crew on Roald Amundsen test positive for Covid-19

At least 40 passengers and crew from cruise ship Roald Amundsen (IMO 9813072) have now tested positive for Covid-19. Norwegian public health officials said on Sunday night that they were still trying to trace a number of passengers from two recent Arctic voyages. Four crew members had been...

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