Marine Insight Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:30:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video: World’s Largest International Maritime Activity Ends Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:57:56 +0000 RIMPAC

Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in a close formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.]]> 0
Investigators Probe Whether Ferry Killed Humpback Whale In Alaska Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:53:26 +0000 cruise ship hits whale

Authorities in Alaska are investigating whether a state ferry killed a 30-foot (9-meter), 25-ton (22.6-tonne) humpback whale in a collision near Kodiak Island, or whether the giant mammal was already dead when it was struck, officials said on 1st August. ]]> 0
Global LNG-Asian Prices Remain Depressed; Floating Storage Eyed Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:56:37 +0000 fpso

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) remained at depressed levels this week amid weak demand, but traders were looking for floating storage to take advantage of an expected pick-up in prices ahead of the winter heating season.]]> 0
A Total Of 2906 Ships Have Been Escorted by Indian Navy In The Gulf Of Aden Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:30:08 +0000 gulf of aden

The Indian Navy commenced anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden from October 2008. Since then 43 Indian Naval Ship deployments have been undertaken in the Gulf of Aden]]> 0
IMO Backs Call For Enhanced Action To Mitigate Threats To Global Oceans Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:29:55 +0000 oceans

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the recently-published report of the Global Ocean Commission (GOC), From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, and its call for enhanced action at all levels to mitigate the threats to the global oceans described in the report. ]]> 0
How Deck Officers Should Do Risk Assessment On Ships? Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:15:12 +0000 Merchant Navy Officer

Risk assessment is the first path to achieve a safe work culture on ships. Learn how deck officers should formulate and execute risk assessment for the job at hand.]]> 0
For Wandering Tankers With $300mln Of Kurdish Crude, End-Game Still In Doubt Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:35:56 +0000 tanker

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. Seemingly unable to find enough buyers willing to take a risk on million-barrel cargoes of disputed crude, the Kurdish authorities are paying over $75,000 a day to keep all three far-flung vessels afloat.]]> 0
Real Life Accident: Officer Of The Watch Falls Asleep, Ship Hits Seawall At 15 Knots Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:13:09 +0000 accident ship

Struggling with fatigue, officer of the watch of a small container ship fell asleep in front of one of the radars. He woke up abruptly as he was thrown out of the chair by the impact of the ship collision with the seawall.]]> 1
Greece Sends Ships To Libya To Evacuate Embassy, Foreign Nationals Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:07:50 +0000 Greek frigate Salamis

Greece is sending a frigate and two other vessels to Libya to evacuate workers at its embassy in Tripoli as well as a few hundred Chinese and European nationals, government officials said on 31st July. ]]> 0
Kurdish Oil Cargo Unloaded At Sea, Destination A Mystery Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:43 +0000 tanker

Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed.]]> 0