Maritime Bulletin Daily Feb 14 – 15

• Container ship MAERSK TEMA attacked, Gulf of Guinea, Feb 15 UPDATE
• 4 crew poisoned by fumigation, 1 died, France
• Aground and Not Under Command vessels Worldwide Alerts
An unusually high number of NUC ships observed in Azores – Madeira area, and in East Asia waters near Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwan and Vietnam ports. Upsurge in NUC ships in Asia can be explained by coronavirus mess, while Azores – Madeira increase is somewhat unclear. A number a ships interrupted their voyages to Europe, and headed for Azores – Madeira. Because of recent storms, and interrupted European ports activities?

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.