A new resolution on energy-efficiency regulation of ships was adopted at the 65th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO),...
According to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre Incident Alert and Bryant’s Maritime News, the tug has possibly been hijacked. The vessel’s SSAS has been activated and radiotelephone contact has been lost. The tug appears to be heading easterly in the general direction of the Philippines. The barge has been sighted by an airplane, but there have been no visual contacts of the tug.
(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)