The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned Netherlands-flagged general cargo ship Flevogracht owned by Spliethoff from its ports for ninety days. Reason for the ban is ‘ongoing poor performance’. The AMSA hands down such bans in a crackdown...
Ferus Smit launched the Symphony Atlantic on Friday, 18 November in Leer, the Netherlands. It is the first vessel in a series of two that will be delivered to Symphony Shipping. The new Ecobox XL design has its focus on loading extra long items, such as wind turbine...
Continuously monitor your radar when navigating in poor visibility. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report in which a general cargo ship collided with a fishing vessel. The latter sank as a result. The Nautical Institute gathers reports of...
Wagenborg’s general cargo ship Koningsborg suffered a blackout on Thursday 24 June causing the vessel to lose manoeuvrability and run aground on a sandbank in Sweden. This was reported by the Swedish Coast Guard. The 130-metre-long cargo ship experienced engine...
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