The Hazards of shipping Nickel Ore

Bulk Trade-Off: Blood for Money in Indonesia BY MARIO VITTONE ON MAY 23, 2013 Nickel ore from Indonesia is loaded in remote ports like Obi Island (in yellow), far from the prying eyes of regulators. The trade is profitable, but is coming at an enormous human cost. On February 17th of this year, the Harita Bauxite sank off Cape Balinao…

Eleven killed as boxship capsizes

Rescuers search for remaining lost crew after containership sinks off Chinese coast At least 11 crew members are reported to have died after a containership with 14 on board sank off the coast of China yesterday, authorities said today. Two rescue vessels retrieved 11 bodies, while one person was rescued by a helicopter, the state-run…

Update on Emma Maersk Flooding

Further to my previous posts reg the Emma Maersk – http://shippingnewsandviews.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/emma-maersk-towed-to-port-due-to-safety-scare/ and http://shippingnewsandviews.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/stern-thrusters-ban-after-emma-maersk-flood/ please see below update.. Maersk Line: Emma Maersk Out for Months File photo of the Emma Maersk. Image: Maersk Line Maersk Line’s Palle Laursen, Head of Ship Management for the Danish liner company, provides us with this latest update on the Emma…

Update on Wind induced collision at Port Ngqura

Further to my post http://shippingnewsandviews.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/wind-induced-collision-at-port-ngqura/ please see below update from http://ports.co.za.. Ngqura and the wandering container ship Brian Colenutt, Principal Officer, Port of Ngqura has responded to the report in Tuesday’s Ports & Ships News Bulletin concerning the incident in Ngqura harbour, in which a container ship broke free of her moorings and collided with another vessel and…