Following days of being adrift off the ecologically sensitive Nicobar Islands, India, the Panamanian-flagged tanker Anastasia-1 was towed to safety. The ship had suffered a total power failure on 19 November and was later abandoned by its crew.
Fire broke out on the container ship X-Press Godavari in anchorage off Sandheads, India. After the fire, the vessel was escorted to the Kolkata port by an Indian Coast Guard vessel.
At least 11 workers lost their lives in a shipyard in Vishakhapatnam, in southern India, when a huge crane has collapsed during load testing.
Folowing an accident between an Iranian and an Indonesian vessel, the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) issued a brief statement confirming that its container ship the Shahraz had grounded in the waters north of Indonesia.
A Dutch salvaging company called ‘Marine Masters BV’, was chosen to salvage the grounded chemical tanker Nu Shi Nalini. The ship had broken loose from its anchor on October 25, and ran aground off India. The salvage operation, it is expected to last 30 days, while the offloading of the ship’s cargo is forecast to last up to 12 days.
A tanker laden with 2,800 million tonnes naphtha is floating abandoned off the Goan coast, India. There are concerns that the toxic content could spill as a strong cyclone is approaching the Arabian Sea’s Coastline. The ship has already sustained damages due to the cyclonic storm Kyarr.
The NGO Shipbreaking platform reported that two shipbreaking workers were recently killed at Indian beaching yards. Both yards have applied for recognition under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation.
One worker lost his life on April 27, after jumping off a harbor crane that was on fire at the Port of Haldia, in Kolkata. Due to the fall, he sustained serious injuries, and died at the hospital. Operations at the berth are currently shut, while an investigation into the incident has started. The man had fallen from a height of about 50 feet.
Six people were rescued after a tugboat capsized, about 12 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, India, on Monday. One man is still unaccounted for. The ‘Revti’ and its 8 crew were sailing in Tarapur, Palghar, when the incident occurred.
CMA CGM’s containership, CMA CGM Mumbai, crashed into a dock at JNPT in India. The incident took place on Saturday, October 13, while the ship was trying to berth at the port. According to international sources, a problem in the steering system led to the collision. The ship and the dock sustained minor damages.
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