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Fire erupts at Iranian South Pars gas platform

Fire took place at the SPD9 platform, in the South Pars gas field, on June 12. About 14 people were working at the platform the moment of the fire, and after the explosion they were transported to Asaluyeh, Southern Province of Bushehr, by helicopter. No casualties were reported, while the fire has now been contained.

Danube fatal collision: Cruise ship captain released on bail

The captain of the cruise vessel ‘Viking Sigyn’ was released on bail on Wednesday, two weeks after the fatal collision with another tourist boat on the Danube River, Budapest, that killed a total of 28 people, marking one of the worst disasters on the river in the last century. 

Cargo boat with 7 onboard hits bridge in Norway

According to local sources, a cargo boat had suffered a partially crashed wheelhouse, when it collided on the Nordhordland Bridge near Steinestø, Norway, at the weekend. The vessel had seven people onboard, yet no injuries were reported.

Three dead after explosion onboard tanker

An explosion took place onboard a tanker’s engine room at the Port of Makhachkala, Russia, on June 11. The explosion occurred while oil products were being pumped at the port, while three people died, and three others were transferred to the hospital.

Hungarian salvage crews to raise the wrecked boat in Danube

As Reuters reports, Hungarian salvage crews prepared to raise the wreck of the boat that capsized on the Danube river, Budapest, and resulted to the loss of 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew. All the bodies, except eight, have been recovered.

6 dead as boat transporting migrants sinks off Mytilene, Greece

Six have lost their lives after a boat that was transporting migrants sank off the Greek island of Mytilene, on May 11. According to sources, another 58 people were rescued, which were then transported to the port of Mytilene. Moreover, boats of the Greek Navy and Frontex, as well as a super puma helicopter are also taking part in the search and rescue operation in the area.

Master overboard fatality linked to his emotional state

The Marine Accident Investigation Committee (MAIC) of Cyprus issued an investigation report on the fatality of the Master of the bulk carrier ‘Evnia’, after falling into the sea from a rope ladder, while the ship was berthed in Chittagong Port, Bangladesh, in June 2018. 

Human error remains key concern for shipping safety

In its annual Shipping and Safety review, Allianz reiterated that human error remains a key safety issue and an underlying factor in many claims, meaning the quality of crew and ship owners’ overall safety culture are of increasing importance to risk assessment.

Port worker dead by snapped mooring line, Italy

According to local sources, a port worker was killed on the spot by snapped mooring line in Ancona port, Italy, Adriatic sea, early in the morning of June 10. Container ship BF PHILIPP was already moored, or in process of mooring, when the fatal incident took place.

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