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Cheeki Rafiki's Manager Acquitted of Manslaughter Charges

By MarEx 2018-04-25 17:39:00

The manager of the ill-fated yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the deaths of her crew.  The Rafiki, a Benetau First 40.7 sailing yacht, was undertaking an eastbound Atlantic crossing...

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Indonesian Police Seize Bulker in Oil Spill Investigation

By MarEx 2018-04-25 16:30:00

Authorities in East Kalimantan, Indonesia have seized the bulker Ever Judger as they continue an investigation into the recent oil spill and fire in Balikpapan Bay.  The Judger's bunker tanks are not believed to be the source of the spill: a forensic investigation...

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Video: Allision Damages Grain Terminal at Puerto San Martín

By MarEx 2018-04-25 13:48:00

On Tuesday night, a vessel collided with a pier at Puerto General San Martín, Argentina, damaging terminal infrastructure and sending two workers into the water.  The incident occurred at Terminal 6, a giant grain and liquid bulk facility on the Parana...

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City of LA Sues Ro/Ro Operator Over Bunker Spill

By MarEx 2018-04-24 19:53:00

The city of Los Angeles is suing the owner, operator and charterer of the car carrier Istra Ace over a 2016 bunker spill that covered 70 acres of water and took two weeks to remediate.  In a civil suit filed in...

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Maersk Honam Arrives Off Jebel Ali

By MarEx 2018-04-23 21:21:00

The damaged container ship Maersk Honam has arrived at an anchorage off Jebel Ali, UAE. When salvors have put out the last hotspots from the fire in her forward holds, she will dock for offloading, inspection and repairs.  In a...

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Vessel Remains in Detention After Iraq Collision

By MarEx 2018-04-23 18:25:09

The managers of the Royal Arsenal bulk carrier have voiced concern about the vessel’s continued detention at Umm Qasr in Iraq following a collision with a vessel owned and operated by the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) in August 2017. ...

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Coast Guard Reports Another HFO Spill Near New Orleans

By MarEx 2018-04-23 16:09:00

On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported another heavy fuel oil release on the Mississippi River near New Orleans. The spill is the second HFO discharge upstream of the city's main tourist district in two weeks.  In the early hours...

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Two Killed in Gas Leak Aboard Chinese Bulker

By MarEx 2018-04-23 13:27:00

[Brief] On Sunday, two crewmembers were killed by an unspecified gas leak aboard the 60,000 dwt bulker Feng Hui Ha. One more was injured and has been hospitalized.  The Hong Kong-flagged Feng Hui Ha was near Navlakhi, Gujarat at the...

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“Superman” Sensors Aim to Transform Safety at Sea

By MarEx 2018-04-21 20:29:19

Norwegian start-up technology firm ScanReach has released In:Range, a unique system capable of locating anyone on a vessel or offshore installation in real time.  The plug and play technology is deceptively simple, easy to install, low cost and, according to...

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Good Samaritan Vessels Rescue Five Fishermen

By MarEx 2018-04-20 20:52:00

Two good samaritan vessels, the fishing boat Pacific Bully and the Harley Marine tractor tug Michelle Sloane, assisted a fishing vessel in distress off Eureka, California on Wednesday.  At about 0900 hours Wednesday, the crew of the fishing vessel Midori reported...

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