Iceland Left out of Arctic Fishing Accord
Iceland was not involved in the creation of the new joint cooperation agreement on fishing in the Arctic Ocean, and insists it should be included. The five nations involved in the agreements since 2008 all have coastal boundaries with the Arctic Ocean, whereas other Arctic Council members Sweden, Finland and Iceland do not. The meeting at the ministry with the ambassadors of the USA, Denmark, Canada…
Matson Promotes Gill as Alaska VP
Matson, Inc. has promoted Kenny Gill to the position of Vice President, Alaska. In his new role, Gill has management responsibility for all Matson operations in Alaska, including terminal operations, customer service, sales and financial performance of the company's terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. Gill previously served as Senior Director of Operations for Horizon Lines' Alaska division.
Pemex to Ship 6 mln Barrels of Crude to Japan
Mexico's Pemex said on Friday it had agreed to ship six million barrels of its light crude to Japan's largest refinery over the next six months, as the state-run…
Disabled Ship Towed into Port of Djibouti
Italian merchant vessel MV Altinia was towed into the Port of Djibouti after encountering engine problems which left the ship adrift in the Gulf of Aden. Assisting the stricken vessel was EU Naval Force flagship ESPS Galicia, who responded to the disabled ship’s mayday call while conducting counterpiracy patrols in the region. ESPS Galicia sailed close to MV Altina to provide protection from any potential…
Almarin: 85 Years Strong
Your company is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Please provide an overview of your activities. The Lindley group of companies began its activities in 1930 with the establishment of Ahlers, Lindley, Lda. as a distributor of harbour and industrial equipment in Lisbon, Portugal. Today the group activities evolved to manufacture, distribution and service of port infrastructure. Ahlers Lindley…
Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products
Simrad launched three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors. The new GPS compass, the HS60, brings expanded functionality to traditional heading sensors such as rate-of-turn and pitch-and-roll output. With these features, the HS60 provides a low-cost, effective smart antenna option. Using SimNet and NMEA 2000 data communication, the new Simrad HS60 provides accurate heading, pitch, roll and position data.
Ship Handling: Brush up on Maneuvering
Responding to the recommendations arising from the STCW convention on the knowledge of maneuvering required of deck officers, the book Ship Handling analyzes all aspects of a vessel's maneuverability, whether passing through open water or confined waters. The book consists of three parts: the first sets out the ship's capabilities and its maneuvering gear, the second considers the forces which set the ship moving…
Carnival’s Fathom Names Senior Sales Leader
Carnival Corporation's new brand Fathom has appointed Michelle Sutter as a company senior sales leader. Sutter will be responsible for marketing and business development supporting sales of the new “social impact travel” brand. A 15-year cruise industry veteran, Sutter joins Fathom from Holland America Line and Seabourn where she was business development manager since 2013. Sutter previously served…
Zamakona Builds Tuna Vessel for Echebastar
Zamakona Yards informs its Astilleros Zamakona shipyard will deliver new build EuskadiI Alai, the third tuna freezer vessel ordered by the Echebastar Group to the Bermeo Group Echebastar on Saturday at the maritime cruise station in Getxo, Port of Bilbao. Present for the ceremony will be Kepa Echevarría, Deputy Director of the Echebastar Group; Pedro Garaygordóbil, Zamakona Yards´ President; and the vessel’s godmother Miren Arantza Gabancho Munitiz…
Japan Places Focus on Maritime Education
Present and future maritime education and training needs were the focus of an international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo, July 20-21. The event was held in conjunction with Japan’s Marine Day, a national holiday. The opening session, held in Tokyo, was attended by Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, and addressed by Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan.
Asian LNG Spot Climbs as Jordan, Pakistan Buy
Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices for September delivery were higher on Friday supported by nearby demand from new importers including Jordan and Pakistan, traders said.
Final West Coast Frigate Decommissioned
The U.S. Navy has decommissioned its last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate on the West coast as past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51) after 31 years of service. The decommissioning ceremony was led by the ship's Commanding Officer Cmdr. Steven McDowell, with guest speakers including Hon.
Klüber Offers More than 70 PFPE Oils and Greases
Specialty lubricants manufacturer Klüber Lubrication informs it now offers more than 70 perfluorinated polyether (PFPE) oils and greases products under the BARRIERTA, Klüberalfa, and Klübertemp brand names. Known for their stable, nonflammable and non-reactive properties, PFPE oils and greases provide excellent high-temperature performance for many industries, including: marine, automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemicals, textiles, plastics and food and beverage.
Russia's Urals Export Higher from Baltic, Down from Novo
Russia is seen increasing its exports of Urals crude oil from its Baltic ports in August, while shipments from Novorossiisk on the Black Sea are expected to decline…
Carnival Faces Penalties Over ADA Compliance
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Carnival Corp. The U.S. Justice Department and Carnival Corp. have reached a comprehensive, landmark settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to advance equal access for individuals with disabilities who travel on cruise ships, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The settlement agreement, which addresses accessibility on 62 ships among Carnival Corp.
China: Every Right to Drill in East China Sea
China said on Friday it had every right to drill in the East China Sea close to waters disputed with Japan, adding that it did not recognise a "unilateral" Japanese…
Senat Shipping Disputes US Sanctions
Singapore-based Senat Shipping said on Friday it had done nothing illegal and that it was unreasonable to be put on a U.S. sanctions list for alleged connection…
China: U.S. Influencing Philippines' Case Outcome
China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday the United States was trying to influence a South China Sea arbitration case filed by the Philippines after a senior U.S.
Nile Collision Death Toll Rises to 31
The death toll from a boat collision on Egypt's Nile river Wednesday has risen to 31, a ministry of health spokesperson told Reuters on Friday. The accident occurred on the Nile near Giza…
3 Rescued from Vessel on Sheboygan Breakwall
The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued three people after their 29-foot vessel ran up onto a breakwall ouside the Sheboygan River as they were heading into the Sheboygan Marina, Wednesday. The Coast Guard has not released the names of the passengers. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., a Watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a call from a good Samaritan stating he had witnessed a vessel run into the breakwall.