Marine Insight Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:55:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Maersk Sees U.S. Approval of Shipping Alliance as Formality Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:55:58 +0000 mary maersk

U.S. regulatory approval of a proposed shipping alliance involving AP Moeller Maersk should be a formality, the Danish company's chief executive said on 17th September.]]> 0
China Merchants, CHEC Invest in $601 Mln Sri Lanka Port Project Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:51:14 +0000 Hambantota_Port

Two of China's largest port operators and engineering firms have agreed to invest in a $601 million terminal in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, part of a series of deals signed during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the island nation. ]]> 0
Real Life Accident: Towed Vessel Sinks After Colliding With Tug Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:36:56 +0000 tug and vessel

An unmanned, decommissioned fisheries protection vessel was under tow when it developed a list of about 10 degrees to port. The towed vessel sank while rectifying the issue. Read more inside the article. ]]> 0
Watch: Launch of First PSV 3300 Platform Supply Vessel Mamola Reliance Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:18:13 +0000 Mamola Reliance

Recently Damen Shipyards Galati launched Platform Supply Vessel PSV 3300 Mamola Reliance at an official ceremony at the yard in Romania. Watch the launch video inside. ]]> 0
10 Important Organizations Seafarers Can Contact For Help Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:18:06 +0000 seafarers

Sometimes due to unfortunate events at sea, seafarers have no option but to turn to full fledged authorities dedicated towards the welfare of seafarers. Learn about ten such important organizations seafarers can seek help from.]]> 0
NOAA Team Reveals Forgotten Ghost Ships Off Golden Gate Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:49:49 +0000 Frank H. Buck Credit San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

A team of NOAA researchers 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.” ]]> 0
Piracy: Not a Thing of the Past Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:46:57 +0000 MV Iceberg 1

The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Douglas B. Stevenson, Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights, recently sat down with former hostages from the MV Iceberg 1 in Accra, Ghana to hear about their experiences and how they find life two years after release from pirate captivity. ]]> 0
LNG Powered Cement Carrier Vessel To Be Delivered Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:25:21 +0000 cement carrier

The first unique LNG powered ship that Ferus Smit has on order for Erik Thun A.B. will be built and equipped as a dedicated cement carrier. The ship will be delivered to the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway. ]]> 0
New Code Of Safety For Ships Using Gases Or Other Low Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) Agreed In Draft Form By IMO Sub-Committee Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:44:46 +0000 Bit viking

The draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, were agreed by the inaugural session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 1). ]]> 0
SHOCKING: 500 Migrants Deliberately Drowned in the Mediterranean? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:54:20 +0000 migrants

Investigators from the International Organization for Migration have obtained eyewitness testimony of a tragic incident in which as many as 500 migrants were drowned when their vessel was deliberately sunk in the Mediterranean. ]]> 0