bulk carriers

One dies after crane collapses on bulk carrier at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

A crane collapsed at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s Yangzi Xinfu yard, on June 10, falling into a bulk carrier which was under construction at the time. The accident caused extensive damages to the ship, while two workers were injured, one of whom died. Yangzijiang Shipbuilding provided a comment into the incident, saying that the crane collapsed due to overweight lifting operations.

Star Bulk faces costs in Q1 2019 due to scrubber installations

Greek shipping firm ‘Star Bulk Carriers’ announced its Q1 2019 financial results, presenting a net loss of $5.3 million during a challenging and seasonally weak period of the year, which included approximately 300 off-hire days for scrubber installations. 

Two vessels collide in Marmara Sea while heading to Dardanelles

The bulk carrier ‘Persenk’ collided with the cargo ship ‘Ahmet Can’ on Saturday, May 18, while sailing in the Marmara Sea. The incident took place between the Marmara island and the Port ofTekirdag, European Turkey. The vessels were both heading to the Dardanelles. According to local sources, both vessels suffered damages, after the collision.

BPA discusses bulk and inland shipping

The British Ports Association is thinking of expanding its coastal shipping opportunities and focus more on port connectivity schemes within the UK. Ports are a crucial part of the British economy, as they’re gateways for the 95% of UK’s international trade and they provide regional hubs for economic activity and employment.

Miscommunication leads to bulk carrier grounding

The German Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation published its report on the Panama-registered bulk carrier Glory Amsterdam, which ran aground about 1.6 nm north of the German North Sea island of Langeoog. The BSU reported that the ship’s command of the Glory Amsterdam had not unequivocally understood the Nordic’s mission and legal basis upon which she was operating at the scene

Speed reduction up to 30% leads to net cost savings, study says

Öko-Institut e.V. published a study on the impact of slow steaming for different types of ships carrying bulk cargo. Mainly, speed reduction of up to -30% could result to net cost savings for shipping industry and states in the majority of cases.

Infographic: Types of ships calling Port of Vancouver

The Metro Vancouver region is home to the Port of Vancouver, the largest port in Canada. Port of Vancouver-related activities help support more than 115,000 jobs in Canada and the trade of over $200 billion in goods annually. About 8 ships call on the Port of Vancouver every day.

Intercargo launches its 2018 bulk carrier casualty report

Intercargo published its Bulk Carrier Casualty Report for 2018. Intercargo calls all stakeholders to remain vigilant as cargo liquefaction continues to pose a major threat to the life of seafarers. The report focuses on bulk carrier casualties from 2009 to 2018 and provides an analysis on statistics and trends over the last 10 years.

Three injured after explosion on bulker

An explosion took place on board the bulk carrier ‘Great Aspiration’, on April 17, in Celtic sea off Lizard, UK. Three crewmembers sustained serious burns, and were in need of medical assistance. The inured men were rescued from the bulker, as a search and rescue helicopter winched them off the ship. ‘Great Aspiration’ was anchored at Mount’s Bay on April 18, and it continued its sailing that day, going to Falmouth, under its own power.

Lessons learned: Crew injury while securing a tow

In the latest publication of its ‘Lessons Learned’ series, the UK P&I Club described a serious eye injury of a crew member while securing a tow. The Club noted that three crew members were probably not enough to safely manage an operation of this nature.


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