Greeks Despair over Drowned Refugees
Greek divers trawled the Aegean Sea on Monday for survivors of the country's worst maritime accident involving refugees, as officials reacted with despair at the…
Petrobras Chairman Ferreira to take Leave
Murilo Ferreira will take a leave of absence as chairman of state-run oil firm Petrobras, turning his full attention to his job as chief executive of Vale SA as the mining giant grapples with a downturn in the sector. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, did not give a reason for Ferreira's leave, which it said would last until Nov. 30. A company source told Reuters he had requested time off to focus on Vale as it navigates a slump in iron ore prices and a slowdown in China.
Clean Marine EGCS Installation For Two Vessels
Clean Marine signed a contract with Chinese yard Huanghai Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. for the supply of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) on two reefer/fishing support vessels, which are currently under construction. The contract also includes an option for delivery of additional EGCS on two identical sister vessels. The vessels are owned by EF Transport (Malta) Ltd, whose fishing fleet is primarily engaged in the North-East Atlantic and is therefore highly exposed to the current IMO legislation…
Silver Ships Delivers Survey Vessel to USACE
Silver Ships delivered a 48-ft. Endeavor Survey boat to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The vessel will be tasked with surveying the waters in both the Gulf of Mexico and rivers of the New Orleans District. The all-welded aluminum vessel is designed and engineered by Naval Architect Lou Codega, PE of Smithfield, VA and features a hull form designed to handle the short choppy seas of the Gulf Coast regions.
Internet Option Added to ECDIS Type Training
PC Maritime added internet delivery to Navmaster ECDIS type-specific training which now covers all bases: onboard ship, ashore in training centers and via internet. V. Ships had identified situations where a crew member joins ship at short notice and urgently requires ECDIS training & certification to comply with ISM Code requirements. The Navmaster course is normally provided on two DVDs containing the training material and the formal assessment.
OPEC: Crude Demand will Grow in 2016
OPEC on Monday predicted higher demand for its crude oil next year, sticking to its view that a strategy of letting prices fall will tame the U.S. shale boom and cut a global surplus.
Clean Marine to Supply EGCS for two More vessels
Clean Marine has signed a contract with the Chinese yard Huanghai Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. for the supply of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) on two reefer/fishing support vessels. The vessels are owned by EF Transport (Malta) Ltd, whose fishing fleet is primarily engaged in the North-East Atlantic and is therefore highly exposed to the current IMO legislation, which calls for a maximum 0.1 percent sulphur level in air emissions in Emission Control Areas (ECA).
Philippines: South China Sea not on APEC Agenda
Energy ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group will discuss climate change and business opportunities at a meeting in the Philippines next month but not the South China Sea.
Braemar Engineering Tests DP Software Tool
(Press Release) Braemar Engineering said its new Second Failure Module dynamic positioning DP software has been installed on a client’s vessel. Kyle Eddings, Manager…
Unmanned Ships: How Close is the Autonomous Ferry?
The first remote-controlled ferry demonstrator could hit the water within four to five years thanks to a new wave of research into operational efficiency based on ship intelligence solutions.
V&A Completes Hydraulics Projects for Stena Ferries
V&A Hydraulics reportes that it has completed two specialist projects for ferry operator Stena Line to support cargo loading functions and the release of a fast-rescue boat. The company was tasked with upgrading a tweendeck ramp on the Stena Mersey, which is maneuvered to help the vessel accommodate hundreds of cars and trucks. Vic Seddon, V&A managing director, said the work, carried out at the Twelve Quays ferry terminal…
Wärtsilä: Holm to lead Marine Solutions
Roger Holm (43) M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed President of Marine Solutions, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 November 2015. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions business globally, and will report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola. Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions…
Dometic Promotes Trigg
Dometic Group promoted Ned Trigg to Executive Vice President of Dometic’s Marine division. In his new role, Trigg will be the business leader for the Marine OEM…
Global Maritime take Center Stage @ Danish Forum
The second Annual Danish Maritime Forum, scheduled for October 7-8, 2015, in Copenhagen, brings together a wealth of global maritime leaders to address present and long-term challenges for industry. Discussions at this year’s Danish Maritime Forum are influenced by volatility in global markets and uncertainties about future growth and will focus on how the maritime industry can address these challenges in both the short and long term.
USCG Conducts Medevac
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 69-year-old-female Sunday 56 miles south of Nantucket. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 1st District command center received a call from the cruise ship Norwegian Gem requesting a medevac of a 69-year-old woman suffering from possible internal injuries at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday. An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched shortly before 10 a.m.
MOL Earns Listing on ESG/RI Index
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that the company has been selected again as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Asia Pacific for 13 consecutive years since 2003.
BSM: Strong Player in Cyprus Shipping
BSM reports 20% increase in the number of vessels under its management over the last year. The increase seen by BSM comes as no surprise against the backdrop of a fast growing economy that Cyprus has been demonstrating in recent times. Particularly over the last six months, the country has attracted many private equity firms and shipping companies, such as Ridgebury Tankers, who have set up presence here in Cyprus.
PSC Inspection Workshop by IRS
IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has conducted an executive workshop, in coordination with India’s Directorate General of Shipping and the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), on Port State Control (PSC) inspections. The workshop, inaugurated by the Director General of Shipping, Mr. Deepak Shetty, saw presentations highlighting reasons which can be attributed to PSC detentions, analysing root causes, and suggesting preventative actions.