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Suez Canal 5 ships mess with triple collision, collision and Canal block

Suez Canal 5 ships mess with triple collision, collision and Canal block

It is not yet clear in full detail what happened, and how, in Suez Canal, probably later more details will come up. It was a major accident, which involved 5 ships and blocked the Canal. It seems like not only vessels are to blame for mayhem, but Canal management also. One disabled ship in Canal shouldn’t lead to multiply collisions and general chaos.
Product Tanker Spills Bunker Fuel at Port of Rotterdam

Product Tanker Spills Bunker Fuel at Port of Rotterdam

On Saturday afternoon, the Odfjell tanker Bow Jubail struck a jetty at the Port of Rotterdam, rupturing her hull and releasing an estimated 220 tons of bunker fuel into the water. No injuries were reported, and she berthed without further incident.
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Piracy, Armed Robbery in Asia Drop in January

A total of seven incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia - five actual incidents and two attempted incidents - in January 2018, compared to 16 incidents reported in December 2017, according to regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC.
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