2015 Deadliest Year for Migrants Crossing the Med

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With over 3,770 estimated deaths, 2015 has been the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees crossing the ...

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Happy New Year 2016!

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World Maritime News team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also ...

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ReCAAP: November a Quiet Month for Asian Pirates

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There has been a slowdown in piracy activity and armed robbery against ships in Asia in November 2015 for the third ...

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Nordic Bremen Collides with German Frigate in Kiel Canal

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Cyprus-flagged container ship Nordic Bremen collided on Wednesday morning, December 9 with a German ...

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Kidnapped Polish Crew Released

Kidnapped Polish Crew Released

The kidnapped Polish crew, including the captain of the Cyprus-flagged MV Szafir cargo ship has been released, ...

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13 Tons of Hashish Found aboard Panamanian-Flagged Ship

Imge Courtesy: Guardia di Finanza

Italian police has seized around 13 tons of hashish aboard a Panamanian-flagged ship identified as Munzur. The ship ...

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Kidnapped Polish Sailors “Safe and Sound”

Kidnapped Polish Sailors Safe and Sound

The five kidnapped sailors of the Polish cargo ship Szafir have contacted their families and are reported to be ...

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Nigeria Searching for Kidnapped MV Szafir’s Crew

Nigeria Searching for Kidnapped Polish Crew

The Nigerian Navy and other security agencies have launched a search and rescue operation for the kidnapped crew of ...

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Breaking News: Five Seafarers Kidnapped off Nigeria

Five Seamen Kidnapped off Nigeria

Five crew members, including the captain, of a Polish cargo ship have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of ...

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Container Catches Fire on MSC Ship off Germany

Container Catches Fire on MSC Ship off Germany

The crew of the 12,400 TEU container ship MSC Katrina reported that one of the containers on board caught fire on ...

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US Sues Inchcape Over Alleged Overbilling Scheme

US Sues Inchcape Over Alleged Overbilling Scheme

The US government has joined a lawsuit alleging that the UK-headquartered marine services contractor Inchcape ...

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El Faro’s Missing Bridge Found

ElFaro bridge deck

The missing bridge deck from the sunken cargo ship El Faro has been located, according to the latest update ...

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MOAS Setting Up Rescue Mission in Aegean Sea

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Search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) announced plans to launch a new rescue mission in the ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Nov 2nd-6th, 2015)

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CEO of Fredriksen Group Arrested in Norway Chief Executive Officer of the Fredriksen Group Jo Lunder was arrested ...

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Freighter Aground in the Dardanelles

Freighter Aground in the Dardanelles

A general cargo ship ran aground in the Dardanelles at around 1:30 a.m. local time Friday after suffering a ...

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NTSB: El Faro Missing Its Navigation Bridge

Families of El Faro's Polish Crew Sue Ship's Owner

The navigation bridge and the deck below have separated from the sunken El Faro cargo ship, which has been ...

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Update: El Faro Confirmed to Be Found

NTSB El Faro Is Found

The wreckage found at the bottom of the ocean on the 31st of October has been confirmed to be the ill-fated El Faro ...

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IMB: Piracy Crackdown in Southeast Asia Bears Fruit

MT Orkim Harmony

A piracy crackdown in Southeast Asia appears to be having a positive impact on the number of piracy attacks in the ...

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Tuna Fishers to Pay USD 1 Million for Pago Pago Oil Spill

Tuna Fishers to Pay USD 1 Million for Pago Pago Oil Spill

U.S. tuna fishing companies jointly known as Tri-Marine have agreed to pay USD 1.05 million in civil penalties and ...

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US Navy Locates Wreckage Believed to Be El Faro

US Navy Locates Wreckage Believed to Be El Faro

A search team on board the USNS Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel they believe to be the container ship El ...

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NTSB: No Sign of El Faro Yet

No Sign of El Faro Yet

The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Apache has concluded the first phase of the pinger locator search for the cargo ...

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Amsterdam's New Sea Lock Will Open a Door of Opportunities

Port of Amsterdam's New Sea Lock Will Open a Door of Opportunities1

The Port of Amsterdam is about to embark on a major journey as preparations for the construction of the new ...

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US and Indonesia Sign MOU on Maritime Cooperation

US and Indonesia Sign MOU on Maritime Cooperation

The United States and Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Maritime Cooperation to further ...

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5 Dead After Whale-Watching Boat Sinks off Canada

5 Dead After Whale-Watching Boat Sinks off Canada

Five people died and one person is still missing after a whale-watching boat sank off British Columbia, Canada, on ...

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Pirates Kidnap Four Seamen off Nigeria

Pirates Kidnap Four Seamen off Nigeria

Armed pirates attacked and boarded a refrigerated cargo ship underway off the Niger Delta and kidnapped four crew ...

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Maritime Crime Rampant in Asia

Maritime Crime Rampant in Asia

A total of 161 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships had been reported in Asia during ...

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Drillship Worker Dies in Gulf of Mexico

Drillship Worker Dies in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it is responding to a report of a fatality on a ...

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