Report: Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Greece

AP22198160719066.jpg ATHENS - A Ukrainian cargo plane with an eight-member crew on board crashed near Kavala city in northern Greece on Saturday evening, Greek media reported. The Antonov An-12 plane was on route from Serbia to Jordan as the pilot requested permission for an emergency landing and notified Greek authorities...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Acquires Approval in Principle (AIP) from France’s Classification Society for Spherical Cargo Tank System for LCO2 Carriers

TOKYO, Jun 8, 2022 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has acquired Approval in Principle (AIP)(1) from the French classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) for a spherical cargo tank system for liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carriers. A presentation ceremony...

HK Customs seizes cigarettes worth $28m

Hong Kong Customs seized about 10.2 million suspected illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of about $28 million at the Tsing Yi Customs Cargo Examination Compound on Thursday. Customs officers found the consignment inside a 40-foot transshipment container, declared to be carrying plastic bins. It had arrived from Vietnam...

Govt knew staff were using cargo flights: Cathay

Cathay Pacific has defended its recent practice of allowing crew who served on outbound passenger flights to return to Hong Kong on cargo flights, saying the arrangement was in line with government regulations and officials were aware of it. Until recently, certain cargo flight staff were exempt from having to...

Returning cargo aircrew to quarantine for three days

The government on Tuesday announced that cargo aircrew will be required to undergo three days of hotel quarantine when they fly into Hong Kong. This comes after authorities reported that three Cathay Pacific cargo aircrew members who recently returned from the United States were found to have Covid-19. The Centre...

Cathay’s Frankfurt aircrew to be quarantined

Cathay Pacific on Sunday said their aircrew who stayed in Frankfurt, Germany, since November 1, will be quarantined for 21 days in a government facility. The airline operator said it is following the health authorities’ "prescribed procedures". "We will fully comply with the health authorities’ requirement that any aircrew who...

Hampton Place lockdown ends, no Covid cases found

The lockdown at Hampton Place in Tai Kok Tsui ended at 7 am on Sunday with health officials reporting no Covid cases after testing around 1,400 residents. Towers 1, 2 and 3 were sealed off on Saturday after a Cathay Pacific pilot, who lives in the development, tested preliminary positive...

Govt tightens measures for flight crew staff

The government said on Friday it would tighten infection-control measures for flight crew members, after two of them were among the city's recent imported Covid-19 patients. Under the changes, all local air crew staff are required to get their third doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Local cargo crew staff will be...