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Costa Concordia's 'Captain Coward' to publish book to give 'his account' of cruise ship sinking whic5 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 25, 2015 19:27
The captain of the Costa Concordia who was accused of abandoning thousands of passengers when the cruise ship capsized has written about the disaster. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Drewry: Shortage of Ship Officer Crew Receding5 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 25, 2015 19:31
Shipping will require an additional 42,500 officers by the end of 2019 to cope with the expected growth in the main cargo carrying fleet, equivalent to 7% growth over the five year period. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Coal Cargoes – Know the Dangers6 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 10:10
Coal is a potentially hazardous cargo and serious incidents continue to arise. In some instances it would appear that those on board were not entirely familiar with the risks, and on other occasions the coal was not carried in accordance with regulatory requirements or best practice. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stolt Tankers Acquires Three Ships for European Regional Fleet5 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 25, 2015 19:25
Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced that Stolt Tankers B.V. has agreed to acquire three 5,800 dwt fully stainless steel parcel tankers from Odfjell Tankers AS. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Keel laying of TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 5 and start of production for Mein Schiff 6 at Meyer Turku6 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 10:20
On 23rd June 2015, the keel of Mein Schiff 5 was laid at Meyer Turku shipyard’s drydock. Before the keel-laying ceremony, the start of production of the sister ship Mein Schiff 6 took place in the shipyard’s construction hall. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japan Intends to Blatantly Violate International Law with an Announcement to Kill Whales Despite Rul5 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 25, 2015 19:22
The Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) reports that the Japanese NEWREP-A proposal, which would kill 3,996 minke whales over the next 12 years for “lethal research,” has failed to demonstrate any need to hunt whales for scientific research. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Holidaymakers forced to abandon their cruise ship after it collides with oil tanker off the coast of1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 09:31
More than 850 passengers had to be evacuated after their Mediterranean cruise ship collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Turkey, leaving a huge dent in its hull. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
27 Firms Bid for Sewol Salvage Project5 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 25, 2015 19:24
Twenty-seven companies in seven consortia have submitted bids for a project to salvage the ferry Sewol, which sank off South Korea's southwestern coast last year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Newport stranded ship's crew to return home after three months6 days 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 08:46
The crew of an Italian cargo ship stranded at Newport docks for more than three months can now return home. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Odfjell exiting European regional trade6 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 10:06
Odfjell has today signed an agreement for the sale of Bow Balearia, Bow Bracaria and Bow Brasilia, all 5,800 dwt, built 1997/1998. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Branson says Virgin Cruises will sail out of Miami in 20206 days 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 08:43
Richard Branson's Virgin Cruises will take delivery of three ships capable of carrying nearly 3,000 passengers each starting in early 2020, the British entrepreneur told reporters during a news conference on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russia Wants to Ban Foreign-Flagged Ships from Its Arctic1 day 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:19
Russia’s Transport Ministry is considering a new bill that would considerably restrict shipping operations for foreign flagged vessels in the Russian Arctic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pemex's Akal-H oil platform catches fire, explodes6 days 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 08:52
Not more than two months after a disastrous fire at the Abkatun platform where hundreds of people were injured and several died, Pemex is dealing with a new accident. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Two ships launched at Fincantieri's shipyards1 day 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:08
“Carnival Vista”, the new flagship of the Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet, brand of the Carnival Group, the world's largest cruise ship operator, was launched last Thursdey at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Israel bars foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza1 day 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:35
Israel said on Monday it had blocked a boat leading a four-vessel protest flotilla of foreign activists from reaching the Gaza Strip and forced the vessel to sail to an Israeli port. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container ship Leo Perdana collided with LPG tanker Navigator Aries off Indonesia15 hours 19 minutes ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:41
The container ship Leo Perdana collided with LPG tanker Navigator Aries on 20 nautical miles off Surabaya, Karang Jamuang Island in Indonesia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG RoRo Newbuilding Runs Aground off Norway15 hours 23 minutes ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:37
Nor Lines’ 5,000 dwt short sea cargo Ro/Ro vessel MS Kvitbjørn (White Bear) ran aground off Ulsteinvik on Sunday morning local time, little over two months after entering service, according to local media. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Danish investors sue bankrupt OW Bunker for $120 mln1 day 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:31
A group of Danish investors have sued OW Bunker for 800 million Danish crowns ($120 million) for misleading them in its initial public offer (IPO), after the ship fuel supplier filed for bankruptcy just months after listing. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Milestone in New Zealand’s drive for ship-based crane safety6 days 15 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2015 08:41
New Zealand is celebrating a significant victory at the International Maritime Organization in London. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Largest South African dredger launched15 hours 31 minutes ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:29
Royal IHC has launched the 5,500mÂł trailing suction hopper dredger Ilembe from its shipyard at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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