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Container ship damaged while docking at Centerm in Vancouver5 days 8 hours ago
Added: Aug 28, 2014 10:13
A large container ship, the “CMA CGM Attila”, struck the dock at Vancouver’s Centerm container port early this morning. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship rammed by oil-tanker sinks in Meghna6 days 11 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2014 07:04
A ship carrying 1,300 tonnes of cement clinker sank in the Meghna after being hit by an oil-tanker. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Iran confirms US coast guard fired at fishing boat4 days 8 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 09:55
The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash." Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
South Korea ferry disaster: Captain says lack of checks on ship was customary4 days 8 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 09:56
The captain of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea's worst maritime accident in decades told a court on Friday he was just following established practice in not making safety checks before the vessel set off, Yonhap news agency reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Two missing, eight rescued, after artillery attack on Ukrainian patrol boat1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2014 07:44
Two seamen are missing after Sunday's separatist rebel artillery attack on a Ukrainian patrol boat in the Sea of Azov, and eight seamen were rescued, a Ukrainian border guard official said on Monday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Australia: Positive news for crew of banned ship4 days 12 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 06:39
Good news for the crew of a ship banned from entering Australian ports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Equasis report: The world merchant fleet in 20136 days 10 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2014 08:15
Equasis issued a report providing a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2013, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
How wireless technology can dramatically improve ship safety4 days 12 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 06:41
The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties in evacuating over 4,000 people with the eventual loss of 32 lives –underlined the urgent need to accurately trace passengers during emergencies. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ebola stowaway warning for ship masters6 days 11 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2014 07:00
All ships sailing into Durban and other ports have been warned to conduct stricter searches for stowaways and smuggled wild animals to reduce the risk of the Ebola virus getting into South Africa. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seaborne ethane and demand for a new ship type: Very large ethane carriers (VLECs)4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 09:36
Lloyd's Register report looks at the commercial landscape, regulatory issues and technical realities of a new trade in ethane emerging as a result of increased US gas production - and the technology required for large ethane carriers Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese shipyards to challenge South Korea's dominant rivals4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 09:50
South Korea may have the reputation as the world's largest manufacturer of offshore engineering equipment, but its earning ability is no longer as strong as it used to be. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
N. Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2014 06:44
North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pirates hijack Thai tanker off Malaysia1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2014 06:28
An armed pirate gang hijacked a Thai tanker off Malaysia’s east coast and siphoned its cargo of oil on Thursday, August 28, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery (ReCAAP) said on Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Vega Auriga Banned from Australian Ports5 days 8 hours ago
Added: Aug 28, 2014 10:05
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a direction to the container ship Vega Auriga (IMO 9347786) that prohibits the ship from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Coroner blames negligence for Korean trawler sinking4 days 12 hours ago
Added: Aug 29, 2014 06:36
A New Zealand coroner on Friday (Aug 29) blamed negligence for the loss of a South Korean fishing trawler that sank near Antarctica in 2010 with the loss of 22 lives. Coroner Richard McElrea criticised the "poor seamanship" of those in charge of the No.1 Insung and called for compulsory international safety standards for all vessels operating in the Southern Ocean. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Welcome to Hamburg!1 day 5 hours ago
Added: Sep 01, 2014 13:05
SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, greets its exhibitors and visitors with a programme of superlatives. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bureau Veritas to class and certify KAOMBO FPSOs for Saipem6 days 12 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2014 06:43
Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two KAOMBO FPSOs for service off Angola. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China firm in its resolve to build sea power5 days 9 hours ago
Added: Aug 28, 2014 09:50
It is reasonable that China should become a maritime power. In the face of groundless criticism, China will remain confident enough to transfer its strategic will to action. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Gazprom and Sovcomflot expand cooperation in LNG transportation6 days 12 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2014 06:49
Gazprom and Sovcomflot named the new state-of-the-art 170,000mÂł liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC) Pskov, after one of the oldest Russian cities. The ship will be chartered to Gazprom Global LNG (GGLNG) under a long-term contract. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DNV GL launches interactive Arctic Risk Map to communicate region's complex risk picture5 days 8 hours ago
Added: Aug 28, 2014 10:09
The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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