Monthly Archives: November 2019

PIRATES KIDNAP NINE FROM BULK CARRIER OFF BENIN

03 NOV 2019 A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday. The remaining crew of the Norwegian-flagged MV Bonita notified local authorities, and the …

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GREEK SHIP MANAGER DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN BRAZILIAN OIL SLICK

02 NOV 2019 The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country’s coast has found “no proof” of the vessel conducting activities that may have led to leaks on a journey between Venezuela and Malaysia. In a statement sent to Reuters …

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U.S. CHARGES FOREIGN SHIPPING COMPANIES, ENGINEER OVER ILLEGAL DUMPING

31 OCT 2019 The U.S. Justice Department has charged two foreign shipping companies and a first assistant engineer related to the alleged illegal dumping oily bilge water from a tanker near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A federal grand jury in Oakland indicted Marshall Islands-based FGL Moon Marshall Limited, Singapore-based …

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