Crewboats

Oil Leak Contained at MV Miner Site

 On-site workers acted quickly to contain an oil leak during the final stages of removing the wreck of the MV Miner off Scaterie Island, says the government of Canada’s Nova Scotia province.

Spaniards Sparkle in Volvo Ocean Race

 Spanish boat MAPFRE led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Newport, Rhode Island, and into the most challenging of the remaining three legs through the North Atlantic, reports AFP.

Dongfeng Wins Dogfight in Volvo Ocean Race

 Chinese challengers Dongfeng Race Team, which suffered a broken mast in the previous leg, won a closely-contested sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race late on Wednesday.

Tin Hau Festival on 11 May 2015

Coxswains, owners and operators of local vessels are advised that arrangements for embarkation and disembarkation will only be made at the western side of the main pier of Tai Miu Wan,

BIMCO Welcomes EU Decision on Migrants

  BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of

‘Row around Singapore Island’ Takes off today

   The epic endurance challenge that will see 32 volunteers rowing 140km non-stop around Singapore is starting in less than 24 hours. The project has raised a staggering $450,

Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Delaware

 The 32,000-ton Nord Explorer Cargo ship ran aground in the Delaware River around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning near the Riverton Yacht Club. No injuries or river pollution

B&G Debuts Wireless Pilot Control

  B&G, a leader in the manufacture of instruments and marine electronics for sailing, announced today the release of the compact Wireless Pilot Controller. Providing complete control to sailors,

Abu Dhabi Wins Volvo Ocean Race

 After 19 days of sailing, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has won leg five of the Volvo Ocean yacht Race, between New Zealand and Brazil.   Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing emerged victorious on Sunday after 6,

Finnish Seamen Strike Cancelled

 The dispute between icebreaker crew and their employer will not now shut Finnish ports.   The two-and-a-half week strike on Finnish icebreakers has ended after

MPM Software delivered to Ports of Auckland

  U.K.-based Marine Software Ltd recently supplied the Ports of Auckland with the MPMWin (Marine Planned Maintenance system) for a range of harbor towage vessels.

SeaZip Takes Delivery of Damen Crew Suppliers

On 28 March, SeaZip Offshore Service named two new Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem.   The two vessels, named SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4,

MCS Trains Catering Crew to Stick to Daily Food Budget

Master Chef Henry Anderson of Marine Catering Services (MCS) has seen it all in his career both as a Catering Consultant and Chef onboard sea going vessels, oil rigs and land based units.

U.S. Port Delay Boost February Air Freight

Global air freight volumes rose 11.7 percent year-on-year in February, driven by the Chinese New Year, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

Severn Provider Ready for Offshore Markets

The naming ceremony took place today for Severn Offshore Services Ltd.’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel, Severn Provider, built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands.

Malaysia Detains Nigerian Bandit Vessel

 The Nigerian flagged fishing vessel, Viking, has been detained in Malaysia for violations of Malaysian maritime law.   Malaysian authorities have indicated that

American Boat Leads in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5

 As the six-strong fleet Volvo Ocean Race continued to endure a helter-skelter ride toward Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean, the American boat Team Alvimedica took the lead, reports AP.

Fast and Furious Volvo Ocean Race

 The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon, reports Reuters.

Russian Submarine in North Sea?

 A Scottish fishing boat skipper Angus Macleod has reported a terrifying brush with what is believed to be a rogue Russian submarine inside British waters in the North Sea.

Volvo Ocean Race Sails Again after Cyclone Pam delay

 The fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in New Zealand finally got underway on Wednesday following a three-day delay to avoid the worst of Cyclone Pam.   The nine-month

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