Special areas demarcated under MARPOL


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MARPOL consists of 6 annexes to cover marine pollution by ships. Special areas under each annex demarcate specific sea areas in which, for technical reasons relating to their oceanographical and ecological condition and to their sea traffic, the adoption of special mandatory methods for the prevention of sea pollution is required. Under the Convention, these special areas are Continue reading “Special areas demarcated under MARPOL”

Update: Sanchi ablaze off the China coast

15th January 2018

The Panama-registered tanker, Sanchi sank on Sunday after an explosion rocked it sending flames shooting skyward. The Sanchi had been ablaze for a week after it collided with CF Crystal with rough weather, toxic smoke and explosions hampering rescue efforts. Continue reading “Update: Sanchi ablaze off the China coast”

Tumultuous start to 2018 with 7 collisions in 7 days

Shipping hasn’t had the best of starts in 2018 with collisions dominating the news within the first week of the year itself. Seven days into the new year and we already have seven collisions spoken about. Mind you, seven collisions… not including groundings, floodings or even stuck in frozen locks. Continue reading “Tumultuous start to 2018 with 7 collisions in 7 days”

Iranian oil tanker on fire, 32 missing after collision off China’s coast

A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping operator was involved in a collision with a Chinese bulk ship, CF Crystal, leaving it ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday. It’s 32 crew members are missing said the Chinese government. Continue reading “Iranian oil tanker on fire, 32 missing after collision off China’s coast”