Somali Pirates Release Tankship After a Year
Chemical tanker 'MV Royal Grace' unexpectedly sailed out of pirate's anchorage, then assisted by EUNAVFOR warship. The pirates had held the vessel after attacking it over a year earlier, on 2 March 2012 in the Gulf of Oman. Early in the morning of 8, March 2013, ESPS Mendez Nunez was conducting counter-piracy patrols 20 nautical miles off the northern Somali coast, when she sighted Royal Grace sailing north from the pirate anchorage at a speed of 4 knots.
Planning Starts on Shiptec China Mega-Expo
This increasingly important event takes place between the 21 and 24 October, 2014 at the Dalian World Expo Center.. The 10 Shiptec took place at the World Expo Center towards the end of 2012 and exceeded all previous events. In total 438 companies from 21 countries took part, showcasing their latest innovations on a gross exhibition area of 23,000 square meters. The four‐day exhibition attracted over 15…
Raising a Head of Steam Against Pirates
Garioni Naval S.p.A introduce a system to deter pirates boarding a cargo vessel by ejecting steam in selected zones around the hull. The system, illustrated in the accompanying image, uses saturated steam at 20-bar, conveyed in a pipe around the upper part of the ship's hull, which can be selectively released to scare off pirates attempting to get a foothold on board. Since the steam is at 215°C the manufacturers consider it would be very difficult for pirates to continue with their intentions.
Keppel Retrofit VLCC BWTS
Keppel Shipyard undertakes Singapore’s first Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) retrofit project for a VLCC. MOL Tankship Management (Asia) Pte Ltd (MOL) has awarded Keppel Shipyard with a landmark Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) retrofit project. This is the first BWTS retrofit for an existing Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) owned by a Japanese shipowner as well as the first such installation to be undertaken in Singapore.
Otto Marine Wins Two AHTS Construction Contracts
Singapore headquartered Otto Marine to build two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels for an Indonesian operator. The new shipbuilding contracts, with a total…
Nexus to Present Maritime Safety Workshop at CMA Expo
Nexus Consulting announce their participation in the upcoming “CMA Shipping 2013” conference as exclusive maritime security exhibitor. The company is involved in…