Australia bans coal ship for unpaid crew wages

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months after uncovering evidence that AUD45,000 (USD32,274) of crew wages were unpaid. An AMSA inspector boarded the Liberian-flagged […]

Salvage starts on grounded Wakashio

A salvage operation is under way to remove bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which grounded on a reef off Pointe d’Esny, southeast Mauritius on 25 July. Minister of the Environment Kavi Ramano reported to the Mauritian […]

Crew hiring gathers pace in Bangladesh

During the last few weeks, scores of vessels have begun recruiting many Bangladeshi seafarers through the Government Shipping Office (GSO) and by private manning agents, although official crew figures have not been revealed. After months […]

Bulk carrier runs aground off Mauritius

A Capesize bulk carrier ran aground on a reef about 900 m off Pointe d’Esny, southeast coast of Mauritius, on 25 July 2020 despite warnings from local maritime authority. According to the Mauritius Coast Guard […]