OCIMF launches Ship Security –...

Image hereabove is being used for illustration purposes only OCIMF launches Ship Security – Hull Vulnerability Study Recently, OCIMF...

OCIMF launches Ship Security – Hull Vulnerability Study
posted on: Mar 19, 2019

Shipping 2020 & Beyond: Navigating...

Above image is used for illustration purposes only Shipping 2020 & Beyond: Navigating uncharted waters We are currently navigating...

Shipping 2020 & Beyond: Navigating uncharted waters
posted on: Mar 18, 2019

INTERTANKO publishes guide on Mooring...

Above image is used for illustration purposes only. INTERTANKO publishes guide on Mooring System Management Plans and Line Management...

INTERTANKO publishes guide on Mooring System Management Plans and Line Management Plans
posted on: Mar 18, 2019

Capt. Nur Ahmed (2N/74 BMA)...

Capt. Nur Ahmed (2N/74 BMA) Capt. Nur Ahmed (2N/74 BMA) is on his final journey 15 March 2019 (Excerpts...

Capt. Nur Ahmed (2N/74 BMA) – No more
posted on: Mar 18, 2019
After ten years of Piracy in the Indian Ocean region, is Somali Piracy still a threat?

After ten years of Piracy in the Indian Ocean region, is Somali Piracy still a threat?...

posted on: Mar 18, 2019

After ten years of Piracy in the Indian Ocean region, is Somali Piracy still a threat? in Piracy and Security News 18/03/2019 On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorization for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures off Somalia’s coast. It is now 10 years since the first resolution was passed in 2008 to respond to piracy and robbery against humanitarian and commercial ships in the region. At the time, piracy was considered a major threat to both local and global peace and security. Since then, and especially since 2013, the number of attacks and hijackings has dropped. Recent incidents have however raised concerns over the long-term sustainability of counter-piracy measures and whether enough is being done on land to increase the resilience of Somali communities and prevent a resurgence of piracy. In the most recent attack on 16 October, four men attempted...

Is IMO’s focus on air pollution clouding its judgement?

Is IMO’s focus on air pollution clouding its judgement?...

posted on: Mar 18, 2019

Is IMO’s focus on air pollution clouding its judgement? Wed 13 Mar 2019 by Craig Jallal, tankers and markets editor A recent postponement of a critical safety issue for sailors shows IMO straying from its original remit, says Craig Jallal   In its own words, the original purpose of the United Nations in forming the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 1948 was: “to provide machinery for co-operation among governments in the field of governmental regulation and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping… to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships.”  I think the order of the responsibilities presented to IMO by the UN speak volumes: maritime safety, navigation, then marine pollution. Requirements around maritime safety never diminish – the sea is unforgiving. With the...

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green...

posted on: Mar 16, 2019

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green March 14, 2019 by Mike Schuler Photo copyright NCE Maritime Clean Tech Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced the installation of energy storage systems onboard the offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which the group says could deliver impressive fuel savings of up to 50 percent. Wärtsilä says the installation of three energy storage systems features, for the first time ever, energy and load sharing capability. The system combines a diesel-electric configuration with batteries. The installation was carried out in February 2018 onboard the North Sea Shipping-owned ‘North Sea Giant’, one of the world’s largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels. In a second phase of the project, Wärtsilä says it commissioned an electronic bus link, a newly developed module that allows the ship to share load and energy optimally between the three energy storage systems. The company says the technology is expected to...

Iran’s oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite

Iran’s oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite...

posted on: Mar 15, 2019

Iran’s oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite in International Shipping News 14/03/2019 Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said. Since U.S. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions in November, exploratory talks with South Korea for up to 10 new supertankers have stalled and Panama has also removed at least 21 Iranian tankers from its registry forcing Tehran to put the vessels under its own flag, the sources said. Washington has put restrictions on Iran’s port, energy and shipping sectors but it has given temporary waivers to the country’s eight biggest oil customers, which include China, India and Japan, so they can keep buying Iranian crude. With oil exports accounting for an estimated 70 percent of...

Ship Recycling Yards in Southeast Asia Close to Get EU Approval, Amid Sector Refocus And Increased Scrutiny for Ship Owners

Ship Recycling Yards in Southeast Asia Close to Get EU Approval, Amid Sector Refocus And Increased Scrutiny for Ship Owners...

posted on: Mar 15, 2019

Ship Recycling Yards in Southeast Asia Close to Get EU Approval, Amid Sector Refocus And Increased Scrutiny for Ship Owners in Hellenic Shipping News 14/03/2019 Ship recycling in Southeast Asia is moving forward with plans to better comply to safety regulations, in a period during which scrutiny for ship owners is getting bigger and bigger. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Clarkson Platou Hellas said that “the focus this year switched towards the E.U. approvals and with whom does the responsibility lie when selling a vessel for recycling. More emphasis this year seemed to be placed on the actual ship owner which tied in with more percentage of sales being concluded on an ‘as is’ basis and passing all responsibility to the cash buyer in relation to ballasting the vessel and gas freeing to a standard that would allow a tanker to receive permission for import to the final...

NYK Furthers Automated Bridge Technology with Berthing Assistant

NYK Furthers Automated Bridge Technology with Berthing Assistant...

posted on: Mar 15, 2019

NYK Furthers Automated Bridge Technology with Berthing Assistant Credit: NYK By MarEx 2019-03-13 NYK has developed a system that assists seafarers during berthing operations buy indicating the exact reduction in ship speed required as the ship nears the dock.  It supports crew during the critical time when they need to provide instructions to tugs and control the rudder and engine. Such a heavy workload can lead to accidents caused by human factors, says NYK, noting near misses such as overruns and also serious accidents. Half of maritime accidents are said to be caused by human element factors such as misjudgment by officers who operate ships in three shifts 24 hours a day. Since 2007, NYK has been studying how to improve the bridge to enhance navigational watch efficiency and decease human error. The new berthing software system evaluates a ship’s controllability and visualizes accident risks in real time by...

IMO Issues Guidelines on How to Monitor Ocean Plastic

IMO Issues Guidelines on How to Monitor Ocean Plastic...

posted on: Mar 15, 2019

IMO Issues Guidelines on How to Monitor Ocean Plastic By MarEx 2019-03-13 A new set of publicly-available guidelines for monitoring plastic in the oceans is expected to help harmonize how the scale of the issue is assessed.  The guidelines have been published by the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), a body that advises the United Nations system on the scientific aspects of marine environmental protection. They cover what to sample, how to sample it and how to record and assess plastics in the oceans and on the shoreline, including establishing baseline surveys.  They also include common definitions for categories of marine litter and plastics and provide examples of size and shape. Sections cover citizen science programs and there are detailed chapters on monitoring sea surface floating plastic and plastic on the seafloor. The guidelines are a response to the hitherto lack...

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five After Firefight with Escort Boat

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five After Firefight with Escort Boat...

posted on: Mar 15, 2019

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five After Firefight with Escort Boat File image By MarEx 2019-03-13 According to the ICC IMB’s Piracy Report, Nigerian pirates kidnapped five crewmembers from an OSV in the Gulf of Guinea last weekend despite the efforts of a security escort vessel. After an active firefight between the escort and the attackers, pirates boarded the target vessel, ransacked its cabins and made off with the victims.  At about 1115 hours UTC on Saturday, at a position about 30 nm off Brass, Nigeria, armed pirates in two speed boats approached an OSV under way. The OSV’s captain called for help from what IMB ICC described as a “naval escort security boat,” which maneuvered to engage the attackers. One speed boat closed in from port side of the vessel and crossed the bow, while the other speed boat exchanged fire with the security boat.  To defend themselves against the attack, the...

IMB Piracy Centre: Five Crew Kidnapped from OSV in Latest Violent Attack Off Nigeria

IMB Piracy Centre: Five Crew Kidnapped from OSV in Latest Violent Attack Off Nigeria...

posted on: Mar 14, 2019

IMB Piracy Centre: Five Crew Kidnapped from OSV in Latest Violent Attack Off Nigeria March 13, 2019 by gCaptain0 File Photo Pirates kidnapped five crew members from an offshore supply vessel last week off the coast of Brass, Nigeria, marking yet another violent attack highlighting the risks to seafarers and ships in the region, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed.  One Nigerian Navy guard was reportedly killed in an exchange of gunfire with the pirates, the IMB said. The IMB reported the attack occurred 9 March 2019 around 32 nautical miles southeast of Brass. During the attack, pirates armed with machine guns in two speed boats approached an unidentified offshore support vessel underway. The IMB report continues: The Captain immediately notified the naval escort security boat which maneuvered to engage the attackers. One speed boat closed in from port side of the vessel and crossed the bow, while the other...

Oil Slick Spotted Near Sunken Grande America Off France

Oil Slick Spotted Near Sunken Grande America Off France...

posted on: Mar 14, 2019

Oil Slick Spotted Near Sunken Grande America Off France March 13, 2019 by Mike Schuler The MV Grande America on fire in the Bay of Biscay, March 12, 2019, shortly before sinking. Photo: Marine Nationale French authorities said an oil slick measuring several miles long has been spotted in the vicinity of the sunken ship Grande America in the Bay of Biscay one day after its sinking. The oil was spotted during an overflight of a French Navy Maritime Patrol Aircraft and confirmed by the response vessel VN Sapeur which remains in the area.  France’s Maritime Prefecture for the Atlantic has ordered the immediate departure of the anti-pollution vessel Argonaute from Brest. The vessel is expected to arrive in the area on Thursday morning. The agency reports that the the spill measures ten kilometers long by one kilometer wide. It has requested the assistance from the European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA). Weather on scene on Wednesday was reported...

United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Returns Home from Casualty-Ridden Antarctic Deployment

United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Returns Home from Casualty-Ridden Antarctic Deployment...

posted on: Mar 13, 2019

United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Returns Home from Casualty-Ridden Antarctic Deployment March 12, 2019 by gCaptain USCGC Polar Star pictured at McMurdo Station in Antarctica during this year’s Operation Deep Freeze. U.S. Coast Guard Photo The United States’ only heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, returned to its homeport of Seattle on Monday following a 105-day casualty-ridden deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze is an annual joint military service mission in support of the National Science Foundation, the lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program. This year marks the 63rd iteration of the annual operation. The Polar Star crew departed Seattle on November 27th for 11,200-nautical-miles trip to Antarctica. Upon arrival in McMurdo Sound, the Polar Star broke through 16.5 nautical miles of ice, six to ten feet thick, in order to clear a channel to the ice pier at McMurdo Station, the United...

Burning Grimaldi Con/Ro Sinks in Bay of Biscay

Burning Grimaldi Con/Ro Sinks in Bay of Biscay...

posted on: Mar 13, 2019

Burning Grimaldi Con/Ro Sinks in Bay of Biscay Grande America’s last moments (Marine Nationale) By MarEx 2019-03-12 On Tuesday afternoon, the Grimaldi Lines con/ro Grande America sank in the Bay of Biscay at a position about 180 nm off the coast of France.  French rescue agency Premar Atlantique received a distress call from the America at 2000 hours Sunday night reporting a container fire. The situation on board quickly deteriorated, and the fire grew out of control. The master ordered abandon ship at 0200 hours, and the crew of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll worked through difficult conditions to bring America’s crew on board. All survived, but some required medical treatment, and they were evacuated by helicopter on Monday morning.  The Grande America’s lifeboat in the early hours of March 11 (HMS Argyll / Royal Navy) Premar Atlantique reported that the fire’s intensity increased overnight Monday, and the America took on an...

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