Category archives for: Fishery News

Heavy Weather Delays Pine Galaxy’s Arrival to San Francisco

Heavy Weather Delays Pine Galaxy’s Arrival to San Francisco

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy is expected to arrive in San Francisco later this week, according to the US Coast Guard. The Bahamian-registered ship, which is being towed by a commercial tug, reportedly encountered heavy weather that slowed its progress. Pine Galaxy experienced an engine room fire on Aug. 13 that resulted in the […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 18 – 24, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 18 – 24, 2014)

Strike at Ningbo Port Turns Violent A massive strike by as many as 10,000 truck drivers at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port erupted into violence on August 20, as protestors clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields…Read more Engine-Room Fire Disables Tanker, Kills One Crewman U.S. Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to assist […]

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has announced the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters, following the airing of the chilling YouTube footage showing fishermen being shot at and eventually murdered off Fiji. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey Lilly Johanne, a live fish carrier, capsized in Celiktrans shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, on August 7, iLaks reports …Read more Poland Eyes Canal Construction to Evade Russian Waters Polish authorities have revived plans to build a canal in order to connect the Baltic Sea with the Vistula Lagoon and, thus, […]

Dong Takes Fishermen to Court

Dong Takes Fishermen to Court

Offshore wind developer Dong Energy has issued an injunction against Norfolk fishermen who work in an area the company wants to survey. Norfolk fishing boats are prevented from entering an area close to the planned Race Bank wind farm as Dong is about to survey the seabed. The injunction relates to a period from the […]

VIDEO: Wärtsilä Takes Fishing to Another Level

VIDEO: Wärtsilä Takes Fishing to Another Level

Based on close to 40 years of experience and their designers’ extensive knowledge, Wärtsilä has developed a new generation of fishing vessels, more fuel efficient than ever. Harvest (VS6108 PS/TR), delivered in 2014, is one of those designs, where the combination of CFD-optimized hull lines, an efficient propulsion solution and 2-speed gear ensure reduced fuel consumption and […]

EC Cuts Fishing Quotas

EC Cuts Fishing Quotas

The ten Member States of the European Union that declared having exceeded their fishing quotas in 2013 will face reduced fishing quotas for those stocks in 2014. The European Commission announces these deductions on a yearly basis to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure sustainable use by […]

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey

Lilly Johanne, a live fish carrier, capsized in Celiktrans shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, on August 7, iLaks reports. At the time of the accident, the 50-meter brand-new vessel was undergoing completion works, and was scheduled for delivery next week. The sources close to the matter confirm that the vessel capsized at berth. Aqua Star has […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 4 – 10, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 4 – 10, 2014)

Egypt to Build New Suez Canal Egypt is looking to build a new Suez Canal parallel to the existing one in a USD 4 billion project aimed at boosting the trade along the Canal, which offers the fastest …Read more Exclusive: Workers Left High and Dry as GoAGT Goes Insolvent Maritime security company GoAGT Ltd, […]

Bulker, Fishing Vessel Collide in Yellow Sea

Bulker, Fishing Vessel Collide in Yellow Sea

China-flagged bulk carrier Jin Tai 66 and a fishing vessel smashed into each other in the Yellow Sea off Rongcheng on Monday evening, August 4.   There were no causalities in the collision, however; extensive damages to both vessels have been reported. The vessels were said to had been taking in water as a result […]

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