Readers’ Picks of the Week (23rd -27th of March)

Readers’ Picks

Maersk Line Orders Seven Containerships Maersk Line signed a new building order today with COSCO Shipyard Co., Ltd ...

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One Dead, Three Rescued as Tug Sinks Off New York

One Dead, Three Rescued as Tug Sinks Off New York

The U.S. Coast Guard saved three men from the icy water Saturday, while a fourth man was later pronounced dead, ...

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Breached Freighter Capsizes While under Tow

Freighter Capsizes While Towed to Busan

The Hong Kong-flagged general cargo ship Eastern Amber capsized on Tuesday some forty kilometres off South ...

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Svitzer Pulls Asbestos-Contaminated Tug

Svitzer Pulls Asbestos-Contaminated Tugs

Tug company Svitzer has removed two of its nine Newcastle tugs from service after one of the Chinese-built vessels ...

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Munkebo Maersk Becomes Biggest Ship to Sail on the Thames

Maersk Munkebo Becomes Biggest Ship to Sail on the Thames

The 18,300 TEU Triple E container ship Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as ...

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Scotland Calls for Emergency Towing Project Extension

Emergency Towing Vehicle

Emergency Towing Vehicle provision should be reviewed immediately and extended beyond March 2016, Richard Lochhead, ...

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G6 Chooses Kotug

G6 Chooses Kotug

Five members of the G6 Shipping Alliance (APL, Hyundai, MOL, NYK Line and OOCL) have awarded a multi-annual and ...

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Update: Sunken Tug Spills Oil off Oahu

Update Sunken Tug Spills Oil off Oahu

The U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific, Department of Health and responsible party Unified Command, are continuing oil ...

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US Naval Cargo Ship Aground near Okinawa

US Naval Cargo Ship Aground near Okinawa

The U.S. Navy’s  Military Sealift Command prepositioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) ran aground ...

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Norway Launches Green Coastal Shipping Initiative

Norway Launches Green Coastal Shipping Initiative

DNV GL has taken the initiative to launch a Green Coastal Shipping programme in Norway, a joint effort by industry ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (12th – 16th of Jan)

Readers’ Picks

Tug Collides with Hoegh Osaka One of the two tugs attached to Hoegh Osaka moved from her position on Saturday ...

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Freighter Catches Fire in Iskedrun Port

Cargo Ship Catches Fire in Iskedrun Port

1978-built, 2937 dwt  general cargo vessel Retaj caught fire while docked in Turkey’s Mediterranean Port of ...

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Nine Burned in Tugboat Explosion in Indonesia

Nine Burned in Tugboat Explosion in Indonesia

Nine workers were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in the engine room of the tugboat Sandia III in the ...

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Update: Thor Commander under Tow

AMSA Concerts Towage of Disabled General Cargo Ship

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating the response to Antigua and Barbuda-flagged general ...

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PSA Marine Qalhat to Start Towage Service for Oman LNG

PSA Marine Qalhat to Start Towage Service for Oman LNG

PSA Marine Qalhat SAOC (PSAMQ), a joint venture company formed between PSA Marine and Golden Dunes International, ...

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US Barge Industry Praises Phaseout of Single-Hulled Vessels

US Barge Industry Praises Phaseout of Single-Hull Tankers

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry ...

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Bollinger Shipyards Changes Ownership

Bollinger Shipyards Changes Ownership

Former chief operating officer at Louisiana- based Bollinger Shipyards Ben Bordelon has teamed up with the owners ...

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Nakilat Damen to Build 11 Tugs for New Doha Port

Nakilat Damen to Build 11 Tugs for New Doha Port

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has signed an agreement with Qatar’s New Port Project (NPP)  to ...

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Hamburg’s LNG Hybrid Barge Put through Paces

Hamburg's LNG Hybrid Barge Put through Paces

The first gas container for the Becker Marine’s LNG hybrid barge the Hummel has reached the Port of Hamburg ...

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Royal Boskalis and KOTUG Merge Harbour Towage Operations

Royal Boskalis and Kotug Merge Harbour Towage Operations

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and KOTUG International B.V. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week ( 8-12th of Dec)

Readers’ Picks

World\’s Largest Containership Starts Maiden Voyage 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, the world’s largest container ship ...

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Smit Lamnalco Strengthens Foothold in Australia

Smit Lamnalco Strengthens Foothold in Australia

Towage specialist Smit Lamnalco, a 50% owned associate of Dutch-based Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has acquired ...

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Port Hedland Tug Engineers Approve Enterprise Agreement

Port Hedland Tug Engineers Approve Enterprise Agreement

Operations at Port Hedland, Australia’s largest bulk export terminal, will resume uninterrupted after the ...

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Image of the Day: Mercury Hitches a Ride

Image of the Day Mercury Hitches a Ride

The convoy consisting of three main and two spare sea tugs towing Mercury jackup rig left Arkhangelsk seaport on ...

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UPDATE: MUA Scraps Strike Plans at New South Wales Ports

MUA Stages Industrial Action at New South Wales Ports

 The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has decided to suspend the industrial action scheduled for today at New ...

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Interview: Recruiting for Maritime Industry

Middle Point's Partner Consultant Maarten van Haren

The global maritime industry is undergoing a very challenging period with industry stakeholders opting ...

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Pacific Basin Sells Share in OMSA JV

Pacific Basin Sells Share in OMSA JV

Pacific Basin Shipping’s wholly owned subsidiary PB Sea-Tow Holdings (BVI) Limited has sold its 50% share ...

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