Cosco bulker runs aground in South America

A Hong Kong-flagged bulker has run aground in the waters between Argentina and Uruguay. According to law firm Vega & Co., the Cosco Shipping Bulk-owned 38,801-dwt Fu Xing Hai (built 2016) has been partially obstructing the Martin Garcia Channel since Tuesday. The vessel Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 18, 2019
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Near miss for Costa cruiseship in Venice

<a href= “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeBa-DetKpM” >watch on YouTube</a> A near miss for a Costa Cruises vessel in Venice has brought renewed calls for a ban on big cruiseships in the Italian city. Video footage shows the Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 9, 2019
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Coast Guard suspends search for Carnival crewmember

After nearly two days and thousands of miles, the US Coast Guard called off its search for an overboard Carnival Corp crewmember. The agency said Sunday afternoon that it was unable to locate the worker, who fell off the 2,758-berth Carnival Victory (built Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 8, 2019
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Coast Guard searches for crewmember overboard

The US Coast Guard is searching for a Carnival crewmember who fell overboard Thursday. The agency said the 2,758-berth Carnival Victory (built 2000) notified watchstanders that a 37-year-old worker had fallen overboard 30 miles northwest of Cuba yesterday. The Coast Guard said it deployed Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 5, 2019
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Singapore: no info on Malacca attack threat

Singapore has said it has received no information on immediate threats to shipping in the Straits of Malacca following a warning from China this week. Neither has it received any intelligence on imminent attacks to Singapore-flagged vessels, port authority MPA said. On Wednesday, Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 5, 2019
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Crew rescued from grounded cargoship

Chinese authorities have rescued all 13 crew from a grounded domestic cargo vessel. Xinhua cited the Donghai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport as saying the Rong Hai 79 issued a distress signal on Thursday afternoon off Nanri island in Fujian. A rescue ship Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 5, 2019
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Fiji grounds Goundar Shipping fleet

Authorities in Fiji have barred the fleet of Goundar Shipping from operating in a row over safety rules. Fiji Village reported that the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) said the vessels would be detained for failing to comply with the Maritime (Safe Ships Management) Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 2, 2019
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Crewman killed as fire hits LPG carrier

<a href= “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5duqC8W26Y” >watch on YouTube</a> One seafarer is reported to have died and 15 others were taken to hospital after an explosion and fire hit an LPG carrier in Turkey. The blast Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 2, 2019
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Minesweeper crunched in cargoship collision

A Japanese naval vessel has been damaged in a collision with a cargoship off Hiroshima. NHK cited the Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) as saying its minesweeper Notojima was involved in a clash with an unnamed vessel around midnight on Wednesday. No injuries were reported among Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Crew safe after Indonesian cargoship sinks

All 16 seafarers have been rescued after their general cargoship sank off Indonesia on Tuesday. The 900-dwt Tirta Amarta (built 1987) had left Gresik on Saturday with a cargo of phosphate. Chief engineer Zen Gafuar, 29, told Tribun News that water started to enter the engine room on Sunday. Crew tried to pump it out, but could not control the ingress. They later took to a lifeboat and were picked…

June 26, 2019
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