The 100th Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel marine engine will be delivered from the factory in early 2016. This delivery will represent part of an order for three new large escort tugs being built for Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi. The ships will operate at Statoil’s Melkøya terminal near Hammerfest in Norway.
Archives for January 2016
Recent reports that some would-be rescuers do not fully understand the legal context of rescue at sea, and may have been deterred from helping people in distress because of possible legal action by local authorities seeking to counter trafficking activity are misplaced, according to the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF).
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that on January 20, 2016, the MOL-operated car carrier TRIUMPH ACE safely rescued a survivor about 80km offshore of Mexico.
Responding to the Spanish Supreme Court’s decision to sentence Captain Mangouras to two years imprisonment over the 2002 Prestige oil spill, ITF seafarers’ section chair Dave Heindel said: “This decision represents the dying gasps of a 14 year old attempt to deflect blame onto the shoulders of an octogenarian man, who has been cleared in the court of world opinion and by his peers.
Wärtsilä, the leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions and services, has signed a maintenance agreement with Ensco, a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry.
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released a statement in response to the sheer number of factual errors in the recent report published by the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure’s (Aii) – Jones Act: Protectionism v. Global Trade.
There is a sustained high interest for oil and gas exploration in the new unlocked areas of the Barents Sea, as announced in the 23rd licensing round in Norway. In particular southeast Barents Sea areas are so far unexplored, leaving an ocean of opportunities ahead.
Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSINC), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, held a ceremonial Keel Laying for the first product tanker in a four vessel order for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a Kinder Morgan, Inc. subsidiary.
The Maritime Union of Australia was joined by an array of speakers in Portland on Monday, including MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin, CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor and VTHC Secretary Luke Hilikari, to oppose the loss of the vessel the – MV Portland and the sacking of its crew.