Marine accident round-up : 18th March 2019

Tanker Cape Bradley (IMO 9264271) broke from its moorings at the Euro Tank Terminal Amsterdam Vito during cargo operations on March 9th as a result of a stormy westerly wind. Tugs were called for assistance to push the vessel towards the jetty, but during the tugs’ assistance the cargo arm was severely damaged, being connected…

Standard Club warns on Bills of Lading Terms in Senegal

Standard Club has warned Members they should be aware that, for shipments of cargo to Senegal, carriers might be unable to rely on their bill of lading terms against the named consignee. The Club has been advised by its local correspondents that bill of lading terms would not automatically apply to local receivers, unless it…

More than 24m plastic granules washed up after MSC Zoe spill

More than 24m plastic granules are estimated to have been washed up in the eastern Wadden area following the MSC Zoe (IMO 9703318) container spill in early January. Research from the University of Groningen (UG) found that the North Sea beach of Dutch island Schiermonnikoog – with about 268 granules per square metre on average…

Cooperation group on Places of Refuge

The European Commission, EU/EEA Member States and industry representatives met in Brussels on 6 February to discuss the drafting of revised international guidelines for Places of Refuge (PoR). Lars Lange and Helle Hammer represented IUMI in the cooperation group, which meets on a regular basis. Hammer reported in the March issue of IUMI Eye that…

No real bad news for maritime sector in UK Spring statement, says BDO

Accountant and shipping adviser BDO has said that, while the Spring Statement by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer did not contain any shipping-specific initiatives, it did include some measures which could be of interest to the maritime sector. BDO said that of particular interest to the offshore sector was the Government calling for evidence…

Panama revokes registrations amid Iran sanction moves from US

Panama has revoked the registration of several Iranian vessels after last year’s restoration of US sanctions against Iran The Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) has removed 59 Iranian-linked ships from its registry ShareAmerica, according to the US State Department. Last month Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela issued a presidential decree giving the AMP permission to…

Ripton joins WTW from Marsh

Willis Towers Watson has appointed David Ripton to the role of head of broking, global marine in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) unit practice. Ripton was previously CEO of Marsh’s UK marine practice, a role he had held since 2014. Before joining Marsh for a 13-year stint, Ripton had spent 10 years in Willis’s…

Oil spill fears re Solomon Trader

The oil spill from bulk carrier Solomon Trader (IMO 9075670) appears to be worse than first thought. Solomon Trader ran aground on February 5th while loading bauxite in bad weather off Rennell Island, Solomon Islands. Her anchor dragged and the ship became lodged on a reef near the world’s largest raised coral atoll. So far,…

Grande America was carrying cargo to North Africa and Brazil

Conro Grande America (IMO 9130937) was carrying cargo loaded in Antwerp and Hamburg and was going to deliver to Casablanca, Dakar, Conakry, the Brazilian ports of Suape, Vitoria, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Paranagua when she sank on March 12th in the Bay of Biscay. The vessel was carrying 2,210 vehicles and 365 containers, of…

Marine accident round-up : 15th March 2019

Chemical/oil products tanker Team Explorer (IMO 9326902) was in collision with cargo ship Glykofiloussa (IMO 9296236) on March 7th, near Frederikshavn. Team Explorer suffered minor damage to the aft and arrived at Frederikshavn on March 11th. Glykofiloussa suffered minor damage to the front end of the hull. No leaks were reported and an investigation was…

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