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Report Highlights Need for Better Risk Management on Europe’s Container Ship Routes

A Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday [June 25] that it is “undesirable” for large container ships to use a shipping route through an environmentally sensitive, shallow sea off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in heavy northwesterly storms …

Dutch Authorities Raise Number of MSC’s Containers Lost in North Sea Storm

Dutch authorities say a freight ship lost dozens more containers than previously thought when it was caught in a heavy storm early this year. The Dutch water authority said Wednesday that at least 345 containers fell off the MSC Zoe …

Cable and Pipe-Laying Ship Capsizes near Singapore After Tanker Collision

An undersea cable and pipe-laying ship, the Vanuatu-flagged MV Star Centurion, capsized in the Indonesian waters of the Singapore Straits after a collision with a tanker on Sunday, with no fatalities, authorities said on Monday [Jan. 14]. The Singapore Straits …

Cargo Ship Sinks in Rough Seas off Coast of Turkey; 2 Crew Members Killed

At least two crew members were killed on Monday after a cargo ship sank in rough seas off Turkey’s Black Sea coast, officials and media reports said. Seven crew members were rescued while a search was underway for four others. …

Swiss Shipping Firm MSC Pledges to Recover Containers Lost in North Sea

Switzerland-based shipping company MSC is pledging to pay the cost of cleaning up hundreds of containers one of its cargo vessels lost in a North Sea storm. The company said Saturday that it was committed to finding and retrieving the …

Containers Carrying Hazardous Materials Fall Off Cargo Ship Near Dutch Coast

Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are searching for up to 270 shipping containers lost at sea by a cargo ship caught in a storm, saying some are carrying hazardous materials. German authorities say the cargo ship that lost the …

Philippines Hunts for Crew of Ship Sunk by Typhoon Nock-Ten; AIR Comments

The Philippine coast guard pressed its search Tuesday for 18 crewmen from a cargo ship that sank at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten, which struck the country on Christmas Day. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said 14 other crewmen have …

Shipping Losses Up in 2012 But Down Over 10-Years: AGCS Report

There have been 106 ship losses reported worldwide in the 12 months since last to November 25 – an increase of 91 ships from the previous year but a 27 percent decrease on the 10- year average of 146 ships …