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Majority of global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS ahead of the 2015 deadline13 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:46
The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published for the first time by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indian seafarers to get tax breaks13 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:37
Seafarers working on Indian vessels have been boosted by news that the Government has agreed to change the norms of calculation of income-tax for them. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Riyadh MoU - Concentrated Inspection Campaign on fire safety systems13 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:35
The office of the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued the following attached Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) which concerns the Riyadh Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on fire safety systems. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philippine maritime piracy up by a fourth, Coast Guard says13 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:30
Piracy and armed robberies against ships and their crew in Philippine waters have risen by more than a fourth in 2013, data from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate revealed13 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:23
Team of NOAA researchers today confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the "mystery wreck." Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's First LNG Containership Receives ME-GI Engine14 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 16, 2014 07:19
Late last month, NASSCO engineers placed the world’s first dual-fuel slow speed engine into the World’s First Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) powered containership. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
European Shipping Week 2015 date is announced14 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 16, 2014 07:15
The week of March 2-6, 2015 has been chosen as the date for the inaugural European Shipping Week when shipping industry leaders from Europe and around the world will descend on Brussels to meet and network with top legislators from the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Slow Steaming Benefits: Stena Bulk Saves Big By Reducing Fuel Consumption14 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 16, 2014 07:13
In view of the prospects on the freight market and anticipated future fuel prices, Stena Bulk is focusing even more on maximising the relationship between freight and bunker fuel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New NYK LNG Vessel is named 'Pacific Arcadia'14 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 16, 2014 07:11
On September 11, a naming ceremony for a new LNG vessel ordered by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) was held at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
India, Vietnam call for ‘freedom’ of navigation, sign seven agreements to boost ties14 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 16, 2014 07:04
Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a $100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has been claiming territorial sovereignty over the high seas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MSC Armonia extended14 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 16, 2014 07:00
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri installed a new 24m pre-built section in the mid-section of MSC Cruises’ MSC Armonia on 10 September at its Palermo yard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bad weather not a major factor in sinking of RORO vessel –Coast Guard15 days 15 hours ago
Added: Sep 15, 2014 08:22
Typhoon Luis was not a factor in Saturday evening's sinking of the roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessel off Southern Leyte, the Philippine Coast Guard said Monday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
eLearning for the Maritime Industry15 days 15 hours ago
Added: Sep 15, 2014 08:04
A growing number of organizations are turning to eLearning courses to ensure employees are properly trained to perform duties safely and efficiently. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABS Selected to Class the World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier 15 days 15 hours ago
Added: Sep 15, 2014 07:59
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the maritime and offshore industries, has been chosen to class the world’s first contracted series of very large ethane carriers (VLECs). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
US to boost PNP maritime capability15 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 15, 2014 07:36
An American state department official recently visited Manila to take up additional funding for the Philippine National Police Special Boat Unit. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Great Barrier Reef plan 'like saving a sinking ship with a thimble'15 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 15, 2014 07:31
It's the 35-year plan designed to stave off UNESCO's 'in danger' rating and save the reef, but conservationists are already doubting it will work. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say15 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 15, 2014 07:30
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
“ZeroCat 120” winner of SHIP OF THE YEAR 201418 days 11 hours ago
Added: Sep 12, 2014 12:06
The all-electric car ferry “ZeroCat 120” owned by Norwegian ferry operator Norled AS was given Skipsrevyen’s prestigious SHIP OF THE YEAR 2014 award at a ceremony at SMM in Hamburg. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oilfield Workforce to work for Total in Brunei18 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 12, 2014 07:05
Oilfield Workforce Group Limited, global oil and gas manpower solutions provider, has announced that its subsidiary, Oilfield Workforce International Pte Ltd, has secured a Letter of Award from TOTAL E&P Borneo B.V, an affiliate of TOTAL, for the provision of personnel for various engineering activities in Brunei. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Boa Offshore chooses ABB18 days 16 hours ago
Added: Sep 12, 2014 07:01
Boa Offshore has chosen ABB Turbocharging’s proactive Maintenance Management Agreement for servicing of turbochargers aboard four of its vessels, ensuring on-time servicing at agreed prices with a minimum of administration. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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