• 2022 September 12 12:15

    Greece coastguard fires on Turkish cargo ship - Al Jazeera

    Greek coastguard ships opened fire on a cargo vessel sailing in international waters in the Aegean Sea, escalating tensions with Turkey that have mounted in recent weeks, according to Al Jazeera.

    There were no casualties in the shooting 11 nautical miles (20km) southwest of the Turkish island of Bozcaada on Saturday, a Turkish coastguard statement said.

    After “harassment fire” from two Greek vessels, two Turkish coastguard ships went to the area and the Greek boats left, it added.

    The Greek coastguard confirmed it fired “warning shots” at a ship “moving suspiciously” in Greek territorial waters off the island of Lesbos.

    The captain of the cargo ship refused to allow an inspection and was later escorted to nearby Turkish waters, said Greek coastguard officials, noting they informed maritime authorities in Turkey about the incident.

    The area is known for many ships bringing migrants from Turkey to the European Union countries of Greece and Italy. The Greek coastguard says it regularly checks ships behaving suspiciously in the Aegean.

    The Turkish statement said the gunfire was “in disregard of the rules of international law”. The 18 crew members of the Anatolian consisted of six Egyptians, four Somalis, five Azerbaijanis and three Turks.

    A Turkish prosecutor ordered an investigation. The country has also protested to Greek authorities, with Ankara demanding a swift investigation and explanation.

    The Anatolian was anchored on Sunday in the Dardanelles Strait off the Turkish coast, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

    Last week, the Greek government wrote letters to NATO, the EU, and the United Nations, asking them to formally condemn increasingly aggressive talk by Turkish officials and suggesting tensions could escalate into open conflict.




2022 November 30

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13:23 UNCTAD calls for investment in maritime supply chains to boost sustainability and resilience to future crises
12:53 ASCO continues the process of installing a ballast water treatment system
12:25 A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM to discontinue TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled global trade platform
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11:52 Colombo Port named the Highest Performing Port in South Asia by UNCTAD
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10:23 TransContainer disclosed the amount of its transaction on acquisition of Sakhalin Shipping Company
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2022 November 29

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18:06 HJ Shipbuilding & Construction wins ROKS Dokdo contract - Korea JoongAng Daily
17:52 CPC Marine Terminal: SPM-2 is ready for operation
17:48 TMC to deliver boil-off gas compressors to containership conversion
17:27 Icebreaker assistance season begins in Vysotsk from December 1
17:06 Port of Corpus Christi sets tonnage record in Q3 2022
16:40 Super-heavy crawler crane for construction of Sever Bay Port delivered from China by NSR
16:31 Russian shipbuilders hire Bangladeshis for the first time - The Business Standard
16:15 Hyundai Heavy Industries unionists reject improved wage hike offer - BusinessKorea
15:53 Shell receives the first in a series of 4 LNG-fuelled LR II 119,900 DWT crude oil tankers from the Guangzhou Shipyard
15:32 Apave to acquire the entire inspection service line of ABS Consulting
15:12 Baltic Hub kicks off construction of its third terminal in Gdansk port
14:58 Dassault Systemes and Samsung Heavy Industries cooperate to establish a smart digital shipyard
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14:08 DOF announces new FSV contracts and long-term charter of its CSV
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12:30 Yantar shipyard contracted to build second ice-class ship of Project MPSV06М
12:07 Maersk Tankers creates new credit facility to strengthen pool cash flow
11:47 LNG vessel Coralius makes 500th safe and successful bunkering
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2022 November 28

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13:58 ClassNK issues approval in principle for ammonia fueled 200,000 DWT type bulk carrier
13:12 SCZONE receives the floating hotel “MSC Splendid” with regular touristic trips
12:50 Canadian Coast Guard holds a keel laying ceremony for the newest science vessel at Seaspan’s Vancouver shipyard
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10:45 NYK, MTI and Elomatic complete the concept design phase of ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fueled vessel