We celebrate the Day of the Seafarers today, June 25th, the third international Day of the Seafarer and an official United Nations observance day. Thank you seafarers for everything!
Maersk Line’s newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, was named this morning in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98.
Seajacks International has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries to build the world’s largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel.
The world’s first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) fueling vessel – Seagas was christened last week at the Port of Stockholm. The first-of-its-kind vessel in the world, the LNG fueling vessel is classified under the same regulations that apply to ocean going LNG tankers.
The captains who will take charge of the Triple-Es container ships are preparing for the new vessel and its twin-skeg setup, which is different from the single engine and propeller on the E-class vessels (and other container vessels).
Equasis Mobile App – A Comprehensive Database of All Sea-going Merchant Ships and Shipping Companies
Equasis has set up a comprehensive database of all sea-going merchant ships over 100GT (Gross Tonnage) and the companies that operate and own them. This database is now available to the public free of charge from smartphones and tablets.
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has just published Multilingual questions for the medical assessment and treatment of seafarers. This updated publication assists medical professionals, first officers, port health authorities and welfare workers, among others, with assessing and treating seafarers in emergency and non-emergency situations.
A new International Maritime Organization (IMO) film promoting the role of women in the maritime sector has been launched during a conference on the Development of a Global Stategy for Women Seafarers.