Sustainability in the heavy lifting industry

Cost efficiency and sustainability, two topics that are frequently discussed in the offshore and maritime industry. There are many developments and innovations going on in this area.

Ten Dead, Eight Missing After Fishing Boat Capsizes off Jeju

Ten people died and eight were reportedly missing after a fishing boat capsized off the southern coast of South ...

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At Least 14 Dead After Boat Capsizes off Malaysia

At least 14 people died and 19 have been rescued after a wooden boat crammed with scores of people capsized ...

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New Zealand Faces Expected Ship Officer Shortages Head-On

Worldwide shortages of over 42,500 officers expected by 2019 has prompted New Zealand’s maritime industry and ...

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ITLOS to Hear Asia Maritime Disputes in Singapore

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and Singapore’s Ministry of Law have signed a Joint ...

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Iranian Fishermen Flee from Somali Pirates

An Iranian fishing dhow and its crew members managed to escape from Somali pirates after being held hostage ...

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Warmest Year Ever Prompts NOAA Climate Change Strategy

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has taken a first step in providing regional fisheries ...

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Faroe Islands Deny Entry to Sea Shepherd's Vessel

Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling activist vessel Bob Barker, which arrived in the Faroe Islands on Monday, August ...

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Abengoa Wins Deal to Build Port Terminal in Uruguay

A consortium led by Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa has been awarded the construction of the new port ...

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Scientists and volunteers at the Ocean Cleanup have concluded the so-called ”Mega Expedition” aimed at ...

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First Deepwater Horizon Compensation Funds Allocated

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, a new U.S. federal entity created by the RESTORE Act consisting of ...

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Vard Hooks Two Shipbuilding Contracts

Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Vard Holdings Limited has secured contracts for the construction of one ...

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Spotted: Smaragd Comes Home

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Ship Technology held a naming ceremony for Smaragd, a combined purse purse seiner / ...

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Spotted: Live Fish Carrier Taking Shape at Besiktas Shipyard

A Live Fish Carrier designed by Skipsteknisk and currently under construction at Turkey’s Besiktas Shipyard ...

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Hawaii Islands Bracing for Tropical Storm Guillermo

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo in the main ...

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Sea Shepherd Volunteers Arrested in Faroe Islands

Two volunteer crewmembers from a ship operated by the conservationist group Sea Shepherd, Sam Simon, have been ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (4-8 of July)

Readers' Picks of the Week (4-8 of Jul)

Greek Shipowners Can’t Buy Fuel Due to Capital Controls Capital controls introduced by the Greek government could ...

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Spotted: Afrika All Made Up

The Jaczon-operated fishing trawler, Afrika, left Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen on July 9, fresh from a period in ...

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Seas Could Rise 6 Meters Despite UN Global Warming Cap

Seas Could Rise 6 Meters Despite UN Global Warming Cap

Sea levels could rise by 6 meters (20 feet) in the long rung even if a United Nations goal of limiting global ...

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European Parliament Adopts Amended Directive on Seafarers

European Parliament Adopts Amended Directive on Seafarers

The European Parliament’s Plenary session has adopted the agreement on the European Commission’s proposal for a ...

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Hong Kong Braces for Typhoon Linfa

Hong Kong Braces for Typhoon Linfa

Hong Kong’s marine department has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 ahead of Typhoon Linfa, ...

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Monsoon Storm Sinks Three Vessels in Andaman Sea

Monsoon Storm Sinks Three Vessels in Andaman Sea

A container ship, a fishing boat and a barge have sunk in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, in the ...

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Stolt-Nielsen Squeezes Higher Profit out of Falling Revenue

Stolt-Nielsen Squeezes Higher Profit Despite Falling Revenue

Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported USD 42.5 million net profit for the second quarter ended May 31, 2015, a ...

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First Nations Slam Quebec Maritime Strategy

First Nations Slam Quebec Maritime Strategy

The Government of Quebec, Canada, has introduced a CAD 1.5 billion Quebec Maritime Strategy, to the delight of ...

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Japan Not Backing Down from Whaling Plans

Japan has declared its intent to continue hunting whales in the Southern Ocean regardless of the conclusion of the ...

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Indonesia to Ban Ordering Ships from Foreign Shipyards

Indonesia to Ban Ordering Ships from Foreign Shipyards

Indonesia’s state-owned companies, ministries and institutions will be banned from ordering ships abroad as ...

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Nautilus Applauds Progress on Seafarer Rights

Nautilus Applauds Progress on Seafarers Rights

International maritime union Nautilus has welcomed news that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ...

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Gulf of Mexico ”Dead Zone” Unchanged

Gulf of Mexico ''Dead Zone'' Unchanged

This year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the”dead zone,” will be approximately 5,483 square ...

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