Indian Navy's New Warship Runs Aground
The 'INS Kamorta', the first in a class of Indian Navy's ambitious Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvettes, under construction at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) shipyard ran aground on in the River Hooghly near Geonkhali in East Midnapore, while on sea trials, reports 'The Times of India'. Citing Navy officers, the newspaper reports that as the ship was negotiating the bends and bars of the Hooghly, its engines seem to have failed.
UK Arctic Policy Document Supports IMO as Regulator
'Adapting To Change: UK policy towards the Arctic' introduced by Mark Simmonds Minister for the Polar Regions Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been released. The document acknowledges that the scale of the challenges facing the Arctic is immense and compounded by the speed of the changes. For this reason the whole of Government has signed up to the comprehensive set of measures outlined in the Policy Framework.
DDW Chairman to Chair DNV Offshore Technical Committee
Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World Dubai, His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim has accepted an invitation to chair the DNV Offshore Technical Committee. H.E. Buamim discussed with Mr. Henrik O. Madsen, DNV GL Group President & CEO, the ongoing business and the existing cooperation between the two groups and ways to strengthen them. The meeting (which included Uwe Bullwinkel, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager India & Middle East, DNV GL Maritime and Mr.
China, Russia, Sign Maritime Navigation & Safety MOU
The Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation have signed a MOU on navigational safety and…
NSC 'Hamilton' Christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding
The National Security Cutter (NSC) 'Hamilton' was christend by Linda Kapral Papp, the wife of the US Coast Guard Commandant, at a ceremony attended by nearly 1000 guests at the shipyard. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard, served as the keynote speaker. "As a sailor myself, I've learned that when you're sailing against the wind and the tide, getting to your desired destination often requires a great amount of effort and sometimes takes longer than you thought it might…
Panama Canal Advisory: Changed Lane Outage Dates
For operational reasons, the lane outages at Pedro Miguel and Gatun locks for miter gate maintenance scheduled from Thursday, October 31, to Friday, November 1, 2013…
Coastguard Detroit Medevacs Laker Crew Member
The air crew assisted Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario, with the medevac of a Canadian man injured aboard the 730-foot 'Algoma Enterprise', which was passing through the Pelee Passage in Lake Erie. The 57-year-old crew member was reportedly suffering from severe bleeding. After conferring with the on-duty flight surgeon, the 9th District's SAR controller directed the launch of an air crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit…