Dar es Salaam is now called on weekly basis by MSC on SAF EAF service
The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced a revision of its weekly South Africa – East Africa service (#2265). As of this month, a new call at Dar es Salaam will be added to the service’s port rotation.
Lloyd's Maritime: Togo added to piracy risk areas list
Togo has been added to the Joint War Committee's listed areas where additional war risk premiums are charged by London underwriters, according to a bulletin published by the Lloyd's Maritime Association this week. The Joint War Committee has added Togo to the "Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils" list, which includes Nigeria, Benin and parts of the Gulf of Guinea, in response to attacks on ships and a growing piracy threat in the region. This follows news last week from the International Maritime Organization that West African heads of state will meet at the end of June to adopt a code to fight growing piracy in their coastal waters that would include the use of arrests, prosecutions and seizures of ships. According to data from the International Maritime Bureau published earlier in the year, there has been a growing trend for piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea including in the Togo area.
30 rescued after amphibious tourist bus sinks in Liverpool
Jun 16, 2013 - LIVERPOOL, England - A rescue operation has been carried out after an amphibious tourist bus sank with 30 people on board in the Albert Dock, Liverpool. A number of people were taken to hospital after the Yellow Duckmarine vessel went under just before 4pm today. A "multi-agency investigation" has been launched into the sinking. A rescue operation - involving police, ambulance, coastguard and the RAF - was mounted by the emergency services and 31 people were helped out of the water. Of those, 17 people were taken to The Royal Liverpool Hospital for treatment, mostly for shock, but all were well enough to be discharged. Nobody was trapped inside the vessel, the fire service said. More at www.eturbonews.co...