Maritime Safety, including Container-Ships

Les grands voiliers transportaient de la soie, du camphre, de la cannelle. Aujourd’hui, les géants des mers transportent du nucléaire en bonbonnes, du chimique en citernes, du gaz en cuves. Ils sont des sites Seveso transocéaniques. Gigantisme, cargaisons dangereuses, pavillons sous-normes, car-ferries poubelles, équipages novices au bout du rouleau ou de la routine : le transport maritime est un cruel pourvoyeur de pertes humaines, le vecteur caché des risques industriels et une source quotidienne de pertes de marchandises en mer.

(Français) Mamie Total

20 Dec 2023

(Français) Mamie Total

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(Français) Les Comores, le pavillon de la mort

27 Nov 2023

(Français) Les Comores, le pavillon de la mort

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(Français) Le Cape Ann au Havre

24 Nov 2023

(Français) Le Cape Ann au Havre

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(Français) Monsieur Bricolage en Baie de Seine

2 Nov 2023

(Français) Monsieur Bricolage en Baie de Seine

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(Français) Le terminal gazier du Havre en phase terminale

13 Sep 2023

(Français) Le terminal gazier du Havre en phase terminale

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All aboard !

9 Aug 2023

All aboard !

The Fremantle Highway caught fire around midnight on July 25, 2023 in the North Sea. She had departed Bremerhaven, Germany and was bound for Singapore. She was carrying 3783 cars, including BMWs, Mercedes and Rolls-Royces. When the fire broke out, the Fremantle Highway was in the midst of heavy maritime traffic and close to the Wadden Islands, famous for their exceptional biodiversity. The evacuation of the 23 crew members, including 21 Indians, turned out very badly (1 fatality and 7 injured). The Fremantle Highway was towed to the port of Eemshaven in the Netherlands, and docked 9 days after the blaze started. The fire has been declared extinguished, but the Fremantle Highway was carrying 498 electric cars, and cobalt and lithium battery fires can be prone to unexpected resumption.

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(Français) 3000 voitures en feu en Mer du Nord

28 Jul 2023

(Français) 3000 voitures en feu en Mer du Nord

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(Français) Les pestiférées d’Ouessant

6 Jul 2023

(Français) Les pestiférées d’Ouessant

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The European Union, accomplice of a slave shipowner

20 Feb 2023

The European Union, accomplice of a slave shipowner

For exporting its livestock, the European Union has, through the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, approved the Nader A and the Janay, two substandard ships that accumulate technical, social and environmental infringements. Behind the Switzerland-registered shell company Abdin M in and behind the Marshall Islands-registered shell company Princess Maya Shipping, the real owner of these two substandard ships is AMJ Marine Services, 1195, Old Saida Road, Choueifat (Lebanon).

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U-grain : Robin des Bois keeps a close watch (continued)

22 Dec 2022

U-grain : Robin des Bois keeps a close watch (continued)

As of December 18, 2022, 563 ship departures from the Ukrainian ports of Chornomorsk, Odessa and Yuzhny have enabled the export of 14,194,211 tons of agricultural produce under the Agreement of July 22, 2022 between the United Nations, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey. The European Union (6,251,402 t), China (1,876,057 t) and Turkey (1,831,283 t) are the main importers. Intended to fight the global rise in foodstuff prices, the Agreement will also serve to fight thirst and beer shortages with the export of more than 600,000 tons of barley.

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