This bulk carrier received instructions to anchor in a designated port anchorage area occupied by other vessels. When approaching the anchorage, the Master placed his vessel on a Northerly heading with the intention of passing between two other anchored vessels. As the bulk carrier was about to pass between the two anchored vessels with the main engine on “dead slow ahead”, the Master noticed that he was rapidly setting down onto the vessel anchored to starboard. He immediately ordered “full ahead” to increase the effectiveness of the rudder but the attempted avoiding action was unsuccessful with the starboard side of his vessel colliding with the bow of the anchored vessel.
Following the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao (southern Philippines) on 24th May 2017, the Senate and the House of Representatives met jointly at the end of July and voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until 31st December 2017.
A UK P&I Club Member recently reported the death of two crew members. The crew were found unresponsive onboard, apparently suffering from heat stroke. Sadly, particularly at this time of year, this is not an isolated incident.
This vessel was loading a bulk cargo in two of the vessel’s lower holds. During the loading operation, the vessel bunkered 500 MT of HFO into no.’s 2 port and starboard fuel oil side tanks. Shortly after the completion of bunkering operations, the Chief Engineer (C/E) noticed the level of no.2 port fuel oil tank was decreasing from observation of the remote gauging system.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents. On Monday 14th August 2017, the Central Bank of Yemen issued a circular to all banks in Yemen instructing them to float the local...
The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from correspondents Huatai, regarding potential collisions with fishing boats while sailing in Chinese waters as the fishing ban period in the region comes to an end.