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Oil Spill Threatens Athens Beaches1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:28
Greek authorities continued to struggle on Friday to clean up an oil spill that occurred last Sunday when an oil tanker sank near the country’s main port, Piraeus, with the fuel now spreading to Athens beaches. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dredger Sank After Colliding with Tanker, 5 Missing1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:25
The divers have recovered two bodies out of the five missing crew of JBB DE RONG 19, following the collision between Indonesian-registered tanker KARTIKA SEGARA and Dominican-registered dredger JBB DE RONG 19 that occurred in Singapore territorial waters at about 12.40am (Singapore time) on 13 September 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo Ships May Be Creating Their Own Lightning Storms As They Cross The Oceans7 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 12, 2017 11:53
Cargo ships that chug across our oceans in their millions may be having an astonishing impact on the planet, creating lightning storms wherever they go. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Silversea Cruises signs with Fincantieri for Silver Moon luxury vessel7 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 12, 2017 11:52
Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have announced the signing of a contract worth approximately €310 million for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Insurers study cruise ship sinking scenario7 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 12, 2017 11:47
Maritime insurers in London are working with a major UK research institute to develop scenarios for dealing with passenger ship casualties. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mitsui & Co and Gazprom agree Sakhalin II and LNG-bunkering plans8 days 15 hours ago
Added: Sep 11, 2017 12:52
Mitsui & Co and Gazprom have cemented their partnership, pledging to work together to develop small and mid-scale LNG projects, collaborating to produce, transport and market cargoes in Japan and promoting LNG bunkering in the Sea of Japan. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Deltamarin reveals Viking Line newbuild’s groundbreaking energy savings15 days 17 hours ago
Added: Sep 04, 2017 11:18
Viking Line’s new LNG newbuild beats Viking Grace in energy efficiency despite being 10% bigger – and its designer opened up to Passenger Ship Technology about why. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Unmanned ‘ghost’ ships are coming – but they could cost the cargo industry dearly15 days 17 hours ago
Added: Sep 04, 2017 11:14
The Yara Birkeland isn’t an ordinary cargo ship. If all goes well then the vessel, currently being built for a Norwegian agricultural fertiliser company, will become the world’s first fully autonomous cargo ship when it launches in 2020. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
KONGSBERG Wins EPCI Contract for Newbuild LNG Fuelled RoPax Ferry15 days 17 hours ago
Added: Sep 04, 2017 11:08
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Computer Based Training on Sexual Harassment Released18 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:36
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has released a new computer based training on prevention and response to sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying and other prohibited behaviors in the U.S. maritime industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Buoy Tender Completes Historic Northwest Passage Transit18 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:31
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender Maple arrived at Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday, after completing a historic voyage through the Northwest passage. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL to Participate in LNG Receiving Terminal Project in India - To Provide FSRU Operation/Maintenan18 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:27
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the signing of agreements with Swan LNG Private Limited for the long-term operation / maintenance of a floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and provision and long-term operation / maintenance of a floating and storage unit (FSU) that will serve as the core receiving facilities in an LNG terminal to be developed by Swan Energy Limited (Swan Energy) in Gujarat, India. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Closing of Merger with Navig8 Product Tankers Inc.18 days 17 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:23
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) announced that it has closed the previously announced merger with Navig8 Product Tankers Inc.. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dispersants Likely Helped Responders Breathe Easier21 days 19 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:57
In the heat of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, U.S. government and industry responders had to make a crucial decision. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
More Biofouling "Casualties" to be Expected21 days 19 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:53
In March this year, the bulk carrier DL Marigold became the world's first biofouling “casualty.” Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
U.S Coast Guard monitoring stranded cruise ships -chief21 days 19 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:48
The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring two cruise ships that have been unable to dock due to tropical storm Harvey and is preparing alternative arrangements, one of its commanders said on Saturday in a press conference. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Vessel breaks in two off Turkey's northwest coast21 days 19 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:45
A dry cargo vessel broke in two in the Black Sea off Turkey’s northwest coast, television images showed early on Sunday, while the 11-man crew was rescued. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
How clean is the cruise industry?21 days 19 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:42
Last week Carnival Corporation released the 2016 sustainability report for its 10 brands, along with a dedicated sustainability website. It makes for positive reading, but how much progress is really being made in this area by the world’s ocean cruise lines? Crystal Chung takes a look at some of the steps being taken. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japanese shipping line to launch unmanned container ships25 days 14 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2017 13:29
Nippon Yusen KK will remotely pilot one of its large container ships from a Japanese port to North America, although the company added that a crew will be aboard as a precautionary measure for the initial test voyage, Bloomberg reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG from Skangas to ESL Shipping's bulk carriers25 days 14 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2017 13:26
Skangas and ESL Shipping have entered into an agreement for providing gas fuel to ESL’s LNG-powered bulk carrier newbuildings. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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