rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Mickey Mouse Bulk Carrier 'Donald Duckling' Detained in UK Port

Photo courtesy of TMT

MarineLink.com

The 'Donald Duckling' was detained by the UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) this week after an inspection revealed a long list of safety concerns, and will not be allowed to leave the Port of Tyne until mechanical and safety issues are resolved, reports the 'Shields Gazette'.

Maritime inspectors cited by the 'Shields Gazette' considered that standards on board the Donald Duckling were some of the worst they had ever encountered.

Crew members on the Panamanian-registered bulk carrier were so poorly fed they were forced to fish from the vessel and burn loose wood on deck to cook their food, because galley equipment didn't work.

According to the local newspaper, the Donald Duckling had already been detained for 121 days earlier this year in Gibraltar, after 21 safety deficiencies were discovered by port state control officers. Then in September, another inspection in Las Palmas, Spain, uncovered 33 more safety issues.

Owned by TMT Shipping of Taiwan, the ship arrived at Port of Tyne to load a cargo of scrap metal bound for Korea.

Source: Shields Gazette


Nov 17, 2013

 QRCode for link to Mickey Mouse Bulk Carrier 'Donald Duckling' Detained in UK Port story
 

Legal

Brazil Nuclear Utility Confirms Arrest of CEO-on-leave Pinheiro

Eletronuclear, the nuclear-power unit of Brazil's state-led utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, said on Tuesday its chief executive on leave, Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva

BHP Shedding 100 HQ Jobs Amidst Commodities Rout

BHP to cut jobs in Melbourne HQ; cuts to be made gradually over "coming years." Global mining giant BHP Billiton intends to cut about 100 jobs at its Melbourne headquarters in

Spill Charge Pares BP Profit

BP takes $10.8 bln pretax charge after $18.7 bln settlement. BP's second-quarter profit slumped by nearly two thirds from a year ago as it grappled with lower crude prices and

Maritime Safety

Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Photo: Vesconite

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to

Diesel Spill in Houston Ship Channel

A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility, the U.S.

Canada Installs Radar to Detect Tsunamis

Radial velocity data obtained on March 27 shows the first ocean current radial velocity data out to 85 km from shore (Image: ASL Environmental Sciences)

The hardware installation of Ocean Networks Canada’s Near-Field Tsunami Detection for the West