First, issues around ship safety made an unwelcome return this week with a series of casualties reported. The highest profile of these was the collision between the 35,362-dwt handysize bulker OS 35 (built 1999) and an LNG carrier off Gibraltar. The incident is ongoing with fears that the bulker is about to break up. A heavy fuel oil leak has already been reported.
Editor’s selection: Bad week for safety at sea, TMI swoops on Grindrod and Thenamaris goes secondhand
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