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BW Bulker Catches Fire in Gulf of Aden

first_imgA fire broke out onboard a Panamax bulk carrier while the ship was sailing in the Gulf of Aden.The incident involving the 82,600 dwt BW Acorn — operated by Denmark’s BW Dry Cargo — occurred in the morning hours of January 24.At the time of the incident, the bulker was en route to the Suez Canal.The ship’s crew members managed to put the fire out several hours later.“There was a fire onboard BW Acorn today, which was contained within the engine room. Our Captain and crew are safe and accounted for, and no injury was reported,” a BW spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News, adding that the incident is now under control.“We will launch a full investigation the cause of the incident; and our immediate priorities are the safety of our crew and responders on the scene, and minimizing any impact on the environment.”Built in Japan in 2010, BW Acorn flies the flag of the Isle of Man. BW Acorn, previously known as Meteor, became the first ship in BW Dry Cargo’s fleet when the company was founded in 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Windies eager to win Sobers/Tissera Trophy in Sri Lanka series

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka:West Indies cricket icon Sir Garfield Sobers will be honoured during the upcoming Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.The two-match series will be played for the Sobers-Tissera Trophy as a tribute to the former West Indies all-rounder and captain and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.The announcement was made by Sri Lanka Cricket at the official pre-series launch yesterday. The two teams will play Test matches at the Galle International Stadium (October 14-18) in the coastal town of Galle and the P Sara Oval (October 22-26) in the capital, Colombo.Speaking at the launch, West Indies captain Jason Holder said naming the trophy after Sir Garry was a “special touch”.”Having the trophy named after Sir Garfield Sobers is something truly special. He was one of the greatest to play the game and he still makes a major contribution to the game. Only recently he joined us in Barbados and wished everyone the very best for this tour of Sri Lanka. It is always good to see him and interact with him and it would be great for us to take home the trophy with his name on it,” Holder said.”We have players in the team who are eager to do very well for West Indies cricket. We all look up to Sir Garry and the legends of West Indies cricket who paved the way for us to be here. We will look to play in the true spirit of the game and look to emulate the great things of our past heroes.”Sir Garry, 79, is rated as the greatest all-rounder of all time. The left-hander played 93 Test matches for West Indies between 1954 and 1974. He scored 8,032 runs with 26 centuries and took 235 wickets. He also held 109 catches.Tissera, 75, is a high-respected former Sri Lanka captain and team manager. He represented the country in the pre-Test era and played in the first Cricket World Cup in 1975.WEST INDIES SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.- CMClast_img read more