Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas, featuring Wärtsilä engines, propulsion equipment, exhaust scrubber systems, Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum navigation and dynamic positioning systems, as well as Wärtsilä CCTV systems and various electrical & automation solutions, is now in commercial operation.
Seafarers continue to be the targets of pirates and armed robbers, with around 100 held captive ashore by various groups in different parts of the world at the moment. The training of seafarers, best management practice and hardening of ships has formed part of the response, but companies still need to be well prepared for seafarers being attacked or taken captive.
Watch the impressive video of the spectacular salvage operation of Modern Express, a 164-meter-long Roll-on/Roll-off vessel, which lost stability in heavy weather and was drifting fast towards the French coast in the Bay of Biscay on 26 January 2016.
PFLNG SATU, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel owned by Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), embarked on its first voyage on May 14th.
Marvel at the newest and third ship in the Quantum Class, Ovation of the Seas. Featuring the same groundbreaking venues as its sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, this ship is continuing to take cruisers to new heights.
Images shot in the hold of a boat where dozens of people died of asphyxiation after five hours in the Mediterranean brought home the horror of the refugee crisis in the film “Fuocoammare” (Fire at Sea) shown at the Berlin film festival on Saturday.
Ignoring industry leaders and human rights and environmental organisations, ship owners continue to profit from dangerous and dirty shipbreaking practices on South Asian beaches in 2015.
Leading classification society Bureau Veritas is classing the 37,000 dwt asphalt carrier Asphalt Splendor, recently delivered to US-based Sargeant Marine.
Royal Dutch Shell expects to slash thousands more jobs to save costs if its takeover of BG Group goes through as planned early next year following a final green light from China.