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Sex assault on cruise ships ‘all too common’, US hearing told5 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:54
Sexual assault is "far too common" on cruise ships serving US ports, despite the cheerful image of fun on the high seas promoted by cruise lines, a Senate committee heard Wednesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Concordia wreck enters Genoa port for scrapping1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2014 07:47
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Italy's cruise ship wreck begins final voyage6 days 16 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 12:53
Italy's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship embarked on its last voyage on Wednesday, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship operator fined $500K for discharge into ocean4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:43
Federal prosecutors say the operator of a ship that discharged 34 metric tons of oily bilge water and waste sludge has been fined $500,000. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Social Dumping in European Shipping Industry Escalates5 days 20 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 08:09
The exploitation of loopholes to cut pay in the European shipping industry has taken yet another turn this week as another major company has threatened to flag-out its fleet in order to cut pay – arguing that meeting nationally controlled rates of pay is no longer “economically feasible”. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Four rescued after oil tanker runs aground during typhoon4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:14
A rescue helicopter overcame strong gusts and heavy rain brought by Typhoon Matmo Wednesday afternoon to carry four oil tanker crewmen to safety after their ship ran aground off the coast of Kaohsiung. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seafarer Shot in the Neck by Pirates Off Malaysia21 hours 55 minutes ago
Added: Jul 29, 2014 07:03
Dryad Maritime has reported that 7 armed Indonesians boarded the anchored product tanker MT Ji Xiang around 2 nautical miles south of Teluk Ramunia, Johor, Malaysia at 2240 on Friday, 25 July. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Defying allies, France to deliver first warship to Russia4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:38
President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing the objections as hypocritical. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese deals fail to affect Valemax berthing4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:31
Vale's recent three deals with China does not mean that its mega ships can call at Chinese ports, China's largest shipowner, COSCO, stated earlier this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indians can buy ships abroad now1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2014 07:33
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meeting with the secretaries of infrastructure departments, the ministry of shipping allowed Indian shipping companies to expand abroad by acquiring ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
From Container Ships to Ferries LNG Is Growing as Power for Freight and Passenger Vessels 6 days 19 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 09:38
Lloyd’s Register (LR) might be the oldest known operation of its type but one doesn’t continue to be successful in any field for as long as Lloyd’s, which can trace it’s history back over 250 years, unless one is prepared to move with the times and evolve as the face of business changes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Germany as a Maritime Location Endangered: VDR4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:20
Germany, which currently is home to the world’s biggest container vessel fleet, will in future have fewer small shipping firms as European banks avoid the industry and American and Asian financiers focus on bigger peers, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) cited by shipping industry trade publication 'Maritime London' in its latest newsletter. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Arctic oil well blowout could spread more than 1,000 km: WWF study1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2014 07:31
Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometers to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study showed on Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMB reports worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in Southeast Asian waters4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:28
The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report released on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Gas leak forces closure of Houston Ship Channel1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2014 07:35
The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mediterranean anchovies caught in North Sea at Walton Pier1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2014 07:29
Shoals of fish that normally inhabit warm Mediterranean waters have been seen swimming in the North Sea off the Essex coast. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thome signs up to IMPA ACT4 days 22 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 06:54
Ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has joined IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative, launched by IMPA, International Marine Purchasing Association. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Updated Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy available for consultation4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:41
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is inviting comment on its draft updated New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Top 10 reasons to love the ocean5 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:03
We need to protect our beautiful oceans and the ecosystems within from overfishing and pollution (which you can help to do by adding your name to the petition to defend our oceans) Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes5 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:40
A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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