U.S. Culls Over 1,200 Oregon Cormorants
The U.S. federal government has killed more than 1,000 seabirds on an Oregon island since May to protect endangered salmon as part of a plan that environmentalists say is flawed and are seeking to stop with a lawsuit. So far, 1,221 adult cormorants have been killed and more than 5,000 nests destroyed, U.S. officials said on Friday, adding the killing was expected to continue until mid- to late October when the seabirds migrate for the winter.
Lerwick Readies for Cruise Call
Lerwick Harbour is making ready for a surprise visit by the 123 metre cruise ship Hanseatic. The 8,378 gross tonnes vessel carrying 144 mainly German passengers is due to arrive at 1200 noon on Sunday 27 September from Seydisfjordur and will berth at Victoria Pier East before sailing again at approximately 2000 hrs for Kirkwall. Chief Executive, Sandra Laurenson commented “We are pleased to have been…
Flag Raised to Russian Icebreaker Innovation
A spectacular ceremony was held on the lead vessel of the icebreaker project 21900M in St. Petersburg on 23 September, forming part of the NEVA 2015 Programme. Guests and dignitaries came together to witness the official flag-raising ceremony on board the icebreaker 'Vladivostok' and to celebrate all those involved in the project. The diesel-powered icebreakers 21900M project, a modification of project 21900, was laid down at the Vyborg Shipyard in October 2012.
GC Hidromek, Aker JV to Develop Dredgers
GC “Hydromech” (Russia) Inc and Aker Arctic (Finland) signed an agreement on strategic partnership at the NEVA 2015 International Exhibition and Conferences yesterday.
RS Inks Tugs Deal with DAMEN
On 22 September 2015 within the frames of the 13-th International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia – NEVA 2015, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and DAMEN Shipyards Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on construction to the RS class of four new ASD 2609 Ice tugs. Two tugs will be built at DAMEN in China, the other two - in Romania. According to Mr. Pavel Shikhov, RS Chief Operating Officer, RS has been interacting with DAMEN since 1999.
IACS Chairman Meets Industry Stakeholders b
ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has taken part in a series of meetings with maritime industry stakeholders in his capacity as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Together with IACS Secretary-General Robert Ashdown, Wiernicki also hosted a press conference at which he laid out the organization's work program for the coming year. Wiernicki…