Viking’s Line ferry “MS Amorella” has run aground in the Baltic Sea off Åland, Finland carrying onboard approximately 200 passengers and 80 crewmembers.
Maritime New Zealand sentenced and fined the master and the chief engineer of the log-carrier MV Funing after admitting charges relating to the grounding of the ship at the Port of Tauranga in July.
The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Bulk India ran aground in 2018 in a channel during its departure from Dampier, Western Australia when it lost steering and propulsion due to a total electrical blackout from a failed generator. The ATSB issued an investigation report on the incident.
The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) collaborates with the investigation of the accident of the Panamanian-flagged ship Wakashio, and published its first statement.
Operations to sink the forward part of the ill-fated MV Wakashio were completed in Saturday evening, despite concerns that this plan would severely risk biodiversity in the region.
In light of the MV Wakashio grounding and government’s decision to sink the front part of the vessel, Greenpeace Africa and Greenpeace Japan argued that this plan would risk biodiversity.
Following the “MV Wakashio” grounding incident, which spilled approximately 1.000 tonnes off Mauritius, region’s police authorities arrested the bulk carrier’s captain for endangering the safe navigation of a vessel, an offense under Mauritian maritime laws.
Following the Japanese bulk carrier’s “MV Wakashio” grounding off the Mauritius coast on 25 July, region’s authorities informed that the vessel has now broken apart, spilling even more oil into the sea.
The Philippine Coast Guard reported that a Vietnamese-flagged cargo vessel ran aground near the Philippines’ Antique province, after the officer on watch fell asleep.
Mauritius’ Minister of the Environment Kavi Ramano addressed the current response to the grounding of the MV Wakashio, on a reef off Pointe D’esny.
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