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AMSA: 11 serious maritime incidents in December

A total of 67 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in December 2019. Of these, 11 were serious. Reporting of casualties plays an important part for AMSA to improve maritime safety on Australian waters. 

Fire started on Golden Ray wreck during welding operations

Fire broke out on the wreck of the ro-ro Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound on January 19. When the fire started contractors were contacting welding operations inside the ship. Luckily, the fire was contained within the hull and was quickly put out by the contractor’s fireboat.

USCG reports fuel spill and search suspension of two missing

Following the incident of collision between a fishing vessel and a chemical tanker, the USCG issued an update informing of the suspension of search and rescue operations for the two fishermen missing and reporting of a spill that has been observed on the scene.

iContainers urges on misdeclared cargoes issue

As misdeclared cargo continues causing fires onboard, the digital freight forwarder iContainers, highlighted that the shipping industry needs to pay attention to this increased issue. Namely during the last two years, has been noticed a growing number of container fires coming from shipper’s misdeclared dangerous cargoes.

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