ReCAAP ISC & Indian Coast...

ReCAAP ISC & Indian Coast Guard Co-Ordinate To Combat Piracy And Armed Robbery In Asia By MI News Network...

posted on: Dec 13, 2017

Liberia Gratifies Being Re-Elected To...

Liberia Gratifies Being Re-Elected To IMO Council By MI News Network | In: Shipping News |  December 8, 2017 Commissioner...

posted on: Dec 13, 2017

Royal Navy’s Largest Ever Ship...

Royal Navy’s Largest Ever Ship “HMS Queen Elizabeth” Commissioned Into The Fleet By MI News Network | In: Shipping...

posted on: Dec 13, 2017

Payra Port Signs USD 647...

Payra Port Signs USD 647 Mn Dredging Deal zoomImage Courtesy: Jan De Nul The first dredging phase of the...

posted on: Dec 13, 2017

JMAAA annual dinner, Dhaka, December 30, 2017

posted on: Dec 12, 2017

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LET US DETERMINE OUR PRIORITY

posted on: Dec 11, 2017

LET US DETERMINE OUR PRIORITY F R Chowdhury Recently International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluded its Council and 30th Assembly in its own headquarters in London. IMO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that look after safety and security of shipping along with protection of the marine environment. The Council of IMO is like the governing body that approves activities of the committees and approves the budget. Council members have lot of clout as it selects and nominates the next secretary general (chief executive) for final approval of the Assembly. Bangladesh had been a member of this prestigious council since 2003 but failed to get re-elected this year. The failure to get re-elected as a council member has disappointed many in Bangladesh. The question remains as to how important it was to get elected. There is nothing more than a bit of image and prestige. Bangladesh is a...

Will All Roads Lead to China?

posted on: Dec 9, 2017

Will All Roads Lead to China? The new Silk Road signals the next phase of China’s global ambitions. By Mia Bennett 2017-11-22 16:19:31 (This article was originally published in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) Thousands of years ago soldiers, prisoners and commoners were busy building the Great Wall of China to keep out nomadic invaders. Today, Chinese engineers are constructing railroads, highways and ports that will connect China’s markets to the rest of the world as part of the government’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) strategy, often referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This reversal in outlook marks another vacillation in China’s long history of alternating between isolationism and expansionism. If there were any doubts that contemporary China has entered a new phase of “Going Out” into the world, to borrow the name of its official foreign investment policy, the Chinese government’s recent Belt and Road Forum...

Grounding Averted in English Channel

posted on: Dec 9, 2017

Grounding Averted in English Channel Bourbon / Prefet Maritime de L’Atlantique By MarEx 2017-12-08 [Brief] On Thursday afternoon, the rescue tug Abeille Bourbon helped avert a grounding near the Portsall Rocks, a cluster of shoals off the northwestern tip of Brittany. At 1114 hours Thursday, the Dutch freighter EEMS Traveler reported a propulsion failure to the French regional search and rescue center (CROSS) at Corsen, Finistère. She was drifting towards shore about 15 nm off Portsall Rocks, an area best known as the site of the grounding of the tanker Amoco Cadiz in 1978. The crew of the Traveler continued their efforts to repair their main propulsion, and the rescue center dispatched the Abeille Bourbon from the port of Camaret to prepare for a response effort. At 1250 hours, as the Traveler’s crew were still not able to make repairs, the shipowner contracted with Bourbon subsidiary Les Abeilles (Abeilles International) for a...

More than 700 Indian Fishermen Missing After Cyclone...

posted on: Dec 9, 2017

More than 700 Indian Fishermen Missing After Cyclone A group of fishermen rescued off the coast of Kerala (Indian Navy / twitter) By MarEx 2017-12-08 On Friday, thousands of fishermen in the Indian district of Kanyakumari took to the streets to call for reinforced SAR efforts in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi. Kanyakumari district official Sajjan Singh Chavan told the Hindu that over 60 boats and 700 fishermen from the area remain unaccounted for, in addition to 2,500 others who are stranded at ports of refuge from Kerala to Lakshadweep to Gujarat. These numbers do not reflect the cyclone’s effects on fishermen who are home ported in other districts, and the overall count is likely higher. In Kerala, senior member of parliament Shashi Tharoor told media that he was unhappy with the preventive measures taken by the province’s government – in particular, an allegedly poor effort to warn fishermen to stay in...

Mutaher Hussain (Minto) 9E has passed away

posted on: Dec 9, 2017

Mutaher Hussain (Minto) 9E has passed away December 8, 2017 From Mr. Dilwar Ali’s (6E) email we learned that Mutaher Hussain (Minto) 9E has passed away (inna… Rajewoon) in Bangladesh due to heart attack. He was on a short visit. His body will be brought to Melbourne for funeral at the earliest opportunity. He was a pleasant person, a successful builder and we had frequent gathering, dinner and adda that spanned for nearly 30 years. His untimely departure has cast a shadow of grief among Bangladeshi community, particularly marine community. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace. By Dilwar ali (6E),...

Panama Canal Increases Daily Number of Neopanamax Vessel Slots as Efficiency Improves...

posted on: Dec 7, 2017

Panama Canal Increases Daily Number of Neopanamax Vessel Slots as Efficiency Improves December 4, 2017 by gCaptain Photo: Panama Canal Authority The Panama Canal will increase the number of daily booking slots available for Neopanamax vessels from six to seven as Canal operations become more efficient, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced. The increased number of daily slots became effective December 1, 2017. With this measure, the Panama Canal is embracing the additional capacity allowed for by the new, larger locks, the ACP said in a statement. The seven daily booking slots for Neopanamax vessels are offered in addition to the 23 slots available each day for transit through the Panamax locks. “This increase is the direct result of our efficient, streamlined use of resources and effective collaboration as we meet the growing demand for transits through the Expanded Canal,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “We are excited...

CMA CGM Lines Up LNG Fuel Supply for Gas-Powered Megaships...

posted on: Dec 7, 2017

CMA CGM Lines Up LNG Fuel Supply for Gas-Powered Megaships December 4, 2017 by Mike Schuler CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin departing Seattle, 1 March 2016. CMA CGM has reached an agreement with French energy company Total on the supply of LNG fuel for the shipping company’s nine record-setting newbuildings to be powered by natural gas. Under the agreement, Total will supply around 300,000 tons of liquified natural gas per year for a period of 10 years. The supply will commence upon delivery of the containerships beginning in 2020. CMA CGM signed shipbuilding contracts for the nine 22,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) in September with shipyards belonging state-run China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group. CMA CGM described the agreement with Total as ‘unprecedented’ in volume in the history of LNG bunkering. CMA CGM, the first shipping company in the world to equip its biggest ships with LNG propulsion. With capacity for 22,000 twenty-foot...

Ship Insurer: Chittagong Emerges as International Anchor-Dragging Hotspot

Ship Insurer: Chittagong Emerges as International Anchor-Dragging Hotspot...

posted on: Dec 7, 2017

Ship Insurer: Chittagong Emerges as International Anchor-Dragging Hotspot December 5, 2017 by gCaptain Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: icolasdecorte / Shutterstock.com British ship insurer the London P&I Club has issued a warning of the increased risk of accidents involving ships at anchor in the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong, which the club says has become an international hot-spot for anchor-dragging incidents. In recent years, the club has noted a significant rise in the number of ships calling at Chittagong and, as most bulk carriers discharging into lightering barges, congestion is increasing at the port’s outer anchorage. The average number of ships lying at anchor at any time was between 60 and 90, according to the club. Do to this increase, the club has also experienced a rise in the number of incidents over the last year involving ships at anchor in Chittagong, exacerbated by the increased number of vessels open to monsoon-type conditions, strong prevailing currents...

The Ohio River: A Photo Essay

posted on: Dec 7, 2017

The Ohio River: A Photo Essay December 5, 2017 by Reuters Twenty-five year-old lead deckhand Chase Osborne stands at the head of the tow as Campbell Transportation’s towboat H.K McNally enters the New Cumberland Lock on the Ohio River in Stratton, Ohio, U.S., September 10, 2017. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Cumberland navigation project was constructed from 1955 to 1961, with the locks opening for traffic in November 1959. Photograph taken at N40°31.558′ W80°37.639′. Photo taken September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Photography by Brian Snyder. Reporting by Chris Kenning (Reuters) In the 29 years that towboat captain Joe Gray has worked flotillas of barges up and down the Ohio River, he has witnessed the decline at the heart of industrial America in what is known as the country’s Rust Belt. http://amzn.to/2ntoUgD ” data-medium-file=”http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Uncommon-Carriers-book-mcphee-john.jpg” data-large-file=”http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Uncommon-Carriers-book-mcphee-john.jpg” class=” wp-image-122586″ src=”http://3kbo302xo3lg2i1rj8450xje.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Uncommon-Carriers-book-mcphee-john.jpg” alt=”” width=”140″ height=”211″ srcset=”http://3kbo302xo3lg2i1rj8450xje.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Uncommon-Carriers-book-mcphee-john.jpg 250w, http://3kbo302xo3lg2i1rj8450xje.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Uncommon-Carriers-book-mcphee-john-83×125.jpg 83w” sizes=”(max-width: 140px)...

Samsung Heavy Industries Shares Take Record Dive on Share Sale, Loss Forecast...

posted on: Dec 7, 2017

Samsung Heavy Industries Shares Take Record Dive on Share Sale, Loss Forecast December 6, 2017 by Bloomberg Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. Photo: Panwasin seemala / Shutterstock.com By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Samsung Heavy Industries Co. plunged the most on record in Seoul trading after forecasting surprise losses and announcing a share sale plan, underscoring the bleak outlook for the global shipbuilding industry. The world’s third-largest shipbuilder said Wednesday it plans to raise 1.5 trillion won ($1.4 billion) by selling new shares in a rights offering. Samsung Heavy, saddled with 3.3 trillion won of short-term debt, expects demand for new vessels and offshore projects to continue shrinking and that will push the company into losses this year and next, compared with analyst estimates for a profit. “Things are really getting bad for Samsung Heavy because they have been slow to respond to the weakening market conditions,” said Park Moo Hyun, an analyst at Hana Financial...

Why I want to become a Captain

posted on: Dec 7, 2017

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