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March 30, 2015 6:37 AM ET

Strategic Marine Delivers ‘Triple First’ StratCat

  Strategic Marine, a leading specialist shipbuilder and member of the TriYards Group, has delivered a world’s first to European windfarm service sector operator, Njord Offshore. The StratCat, a multi-purpose service vessel capable of transporting up to 24 crew,

March 30, 2015 6:16 AM ET

Drydocks World & Maritime World Win IMC Excellence Awards

  Drydocks World and Maritime World have won the Excellence Award given by the International Maritime Club at the Golden Bells Awards 2015 - Middle East where the group has received an award in the Best Creative Branding category for the BorWin3 video

March 30, 2015 6:08 AM ET

Ocean 3 launched at the AGCT, Rijeka

  China Shipping Container Line’s (CSCL) Xin Qin Huang Dao recently made its maiden call at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia,

March 30, 2015 6:01 AM ET

Rolls-Royce Propulsion Package for Polar Ship

  Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by ship builder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway’s new Polar Research Vessel, which will carry out significant environmental research at the North and South Poles. The

March 30, 2015 4:20 AM ET

Powerful Submarines Join Israel’s Navy

 The Israel Navy’s fourth submarine, the ISS Tanin (Crocodile), is expected to become fully operational in a few weeks and participate in naval operations.   The nuclear-capable submarine boasts an array of sophisticated weaponry, as well as the latest in intelligence-gathering technology.

March 30, 2015 4:19 AM ET

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 the Viking will also be investigated for alleged illegal, unregulated, unreported (IUU) fishing violations.

March 30, 2015 4:17 AM ET

Royal Caribbean Sets to Sail to Tianjin

 Royal Caribbean International will deploy yet another big ship in China, with the 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas joining Quantum of the Seas in the Far East.   The Miami-based cruise company takes delivery of Ovation in April 2016 and it will

March 30, 2015 4:16 AM ET

Germany Fights for Indian Submarine Contract

 German giant ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the parent company of leading submarine builder HDW, will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel, with an eye to huge project of Indian Navy for six submarines, reports PTI.    TKMS is also in talks with

March 30, 2015 4:14 AM ET

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.   The Volvo Ocean Race fleet in the wild Southern Ocean was fighting

March 30, 2015 4:13 AM ET

Viking Sets to Sail to Ocean

 With Viking Ocean Cruises officially has its first cruise ship, the group has embraced a new strategy intended to split its growth more evenly between river and ocean cruising.   “Viking Star”, the first of three cruise ships which Fincantieri is currently building for Viking,

March 30, 2015 4:12 AM ET

Poland's LNG Terminal - Unfinished Agenda for Saipem

 Poland's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the Baltic port of Świnoujście will be completed only if Italian firm Saipem receives further payment, reports Reuters.   The terminal, under construction by a consortium including Italy's Saipem, is

March 30, 2015 4:10 AM ET

Emission Control to Cost Additional $100 bln for Shipping Lines

 The implementation of a global sulfur cap slated for 2020 is estimated to add an additional $50-100 billion to the shipping industry's annual fuel bills, Lloyd's List reports.   The spread between heavy fuel oil (HFO) and Emission Control Area (ECA)

March 29, 2015 6:26 AM ET

Gulf Bridge Express Service to End

  The Gulf Bridge Express Service will shortly be terminated with the last roundtrip voyage being MV Saint Nikolaos voyage 00008S, ETA New Orleans on April 22, 2015. Alternative services from/to Gulf ports of United States and Mexico will be covered by the GCS and the GS1 as illustrated below.

March 29, 2015 6:18 AM ET

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

  Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express 2015, March 27. Obangame Express, sponsored by U.

March 29, 2015 6:16 AM ET

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

  The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard Remontowa and is expected to be ready before the end of June 2015.   Following extensive clear-up and inspection, the Remontowa yard in Gdansk, Poland,

March 29, 2015 5:59 AM ET

Greece Will Sell Piraeus Port Stake in Weeks

  The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country's deputy prime minister told China's official Xinhua news agency, a flip-flop from the leftist government as it seeks funds from its creditors. The

March 29, 2015 5:53 AM ET

USNS Spearhead Delivers Materials to Ghana Charities

  The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) delivered wheelchairs and medical supplies to Ghanaian non-governmental organizations March 26, 2015. The materials were delivered under the U.S. Navy’s Project Handclasp program, which accepts humanitarian,

March 29, 2015 4:11 AM ET

USA Urged Not to Delay Arctic Drilling

 The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, reports AP.   The US Arctic potentially contains enough oil and gas to allow

March 29, 2015 4:10 AM ET

Vietnam's Submarines to Counter China?

 Vietnam's new submarines could alter the balance in the South China Sea quite dramatically, say maritime security analysts.   Vietnam and China have long contested claims over the Spratly and Paracel islands, including last year's dispute over China's

March 29, 2015 4:08 AM ET

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

 The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater view “satellites,” drone-launching pods on a sea building and unmanned ships sport submarines, reports AFP.   The pods could launch surveillance drones



 
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