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German court sentences Somali pirate to 12 years for kidnapping7 hours 37 minutes ago
Added: Apr 18, 2014 08:03
A German court sentenced a Somali asylum-seeker to 12 years in jail on Thursday, for his involvement in the pirate hijacking of a tanker in the Indian Ocean in 2010. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Captain of Korean ferry may not have been on bridge7 hours 43 minutes ago
Added: Apr 18, 2014 07:57
South Korea's coastguard denied that divers had entered a capsized ferry on Friday in a bid to locate any survivors from an accident that appears to have claimed the lives of hundreds of passengers, many of them schoolchildren. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
SRI welcomes MLC Amendments to Provide Greater Security for Crew7 hours 51 minutes ago
Added: Apr 18, 2014 07:49
Seafarers Rights International has welcomed the strengthening of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to give greater protection to crew against abandonment and in cases of claims for workplace death or long-term disability. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Intermanager Welcomes New Protection for Seafarers – The ‘Heart and Soul’ of a Ship7 hours 58 minutes ago
Added: Apr 18, 2014 07:42
InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has welcomed the adoption of new measures to protect seafarers against abandonment. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First Liquefied Natural Gas Tank Rolls Off Assembly Line8 hours 21 minutes ago
Added: Apr 18, 2014 07:18
Lockheed Martin’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wärtsilä LNG propulsion system. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
SMM Istanbul Announces Dates for Next Convention8 hours 53 minutes ago
Added: Apr 18, 2014 06:47
New concept, new momentum: SMM Istanbul (26/27 February 2014 in Istanbul) clearly had a lasting positive impact with exhibitors and visitors alike: "SMM Istanbul has blown plenty of sea wind into the sails of the Turkish shipbuilding industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Survivors still alive on South Korean ferry - father1 day 6 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2014 08:57
Several people appear to have survived in an air pocket of a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one of the school children aboard the boat told a Reuters reporter accompanying families out to the scene of the disaster on Thursday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Programme calls for hostages to be remembered1 day 6 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2014 08:54
The Chairman of a programme which offers support to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy, asked for those still being held hostage to be remembered when picking up an award this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Coast Guard monitoring damaged drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico1 day 6 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2014 08:47
The Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts, Tuesday, for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU shipowners applaud European Parliament’s change of heart on monitoring of CO2 emissions1 day 7 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2014 08:35
The plenary of the European Parliament (EP) adopted its report on the Commission proposal for a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation of CO2 emissions from ships calling at EU ports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Technip Heerema Alliance wins major Kaombo subsea contract offshore Angola1 day 7 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2014 08:33
The consortium, comprising Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema), was awarded a major lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to 2,000 meters. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Update on Fleet Transactions1 day 7 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2014 08:22
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today an update of its fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scores rescued from sinking South Korean ferry, two dead - officials2 days 7 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 08:05
About 160 passengers, including high school students, were plucked to safety on Wednesday in a dramatic rescue from a South Korean passenger ferry sinking with 475 on board, officials said, although at least two people had died. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Havyard to construct hybrid battery powered Arctic PSV2 days 7 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 08:01
Havyard has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Wreck-removal convention to enter into force2 days 7 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 07:57
​The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Joint Venture Targets Nuclear Industry2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 07:30
International maritime logistics expert Cory Logistics, part of Braemar Shipping Services, has formed a joint venture with universal supply chain specialist Navarm Limited to create a single source provider for a full suite of maritime and land-based services for the nuclear newbuild industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Uncovering trends for natural gas demand in Asia: small-mid scale LNG3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:39
Organized by BMC, supported by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and CNOOC, the second edition of China Subsea Technology Summit was held successfully in Shanghai on April 9-10. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China Subsea Technology Summit 2014 (CSTS 2014) held in Shanghai3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:35
Organized by BMC, supported by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and CNOOC, the second edition of China Subsea Technology Summit was held successfully in Shanghai on April 9-10. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Concordia captain tried to blame wreck on electrical blackout, court told3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:12
The captain of the Costa Concordia tried to persuade the crisis coordinator of the cruise line to pretend an electrical blackout had caused the shipwreck, a court was told on Monday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship owners petition to limit liability in oil spill cases3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:07
The owners of a ship involved in a collision that spilled heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay seeks to stop claims against the firm. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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