A small Maltese-registered container ship is in danger of sinking after running aground off Stockholm.
The Finnish press is reporting that the 90-metre Kertu ran aground in a storm early this morning and has since been leaking oil, raising fears of environmental damage in the Stockholm archipelago.
The ship reportedly had some 50 tonnes of oil on board. Attempts are being made to transfer the oil to another vessel but the operation is being hampered by rough seas. Read more about Maltese-flagged ship leaking oil after grounding off Stockholm
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its Annual General Meeting in Oslo from 5-7 June at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA).
(The ICS AGM was preceded by a Summit with Ministers from various governments jointly hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, NSA and ICS, which focused on Arctic shipping issues - see separate press release).
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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’.
The new ICS Guidelines, being distributed free of charge throughout the industry, were launched at a reception today, sponsored by ICS, for Governments attending the IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety in London.
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