Category archives for: Regional news

Radioactive Jeep Found Aboard Carrier in Vladivostok

Radioactive Jeep Found Aboard Carrier in Vladivostok

Customs officials at the Russian port of Vladivostok held up the Malacca Highway, a Panama-flagged Ro-ro car carrier on September 11, 2014, upon discovering one of the jeeps aboard emitted radiation. A Mitsubishi Pajero was part of the shipment of second-hand cars and trucks from Japan. The jeep was emitting ionizing radiation 26 times above the value […]

Gibson: Major VLCC Players Active in Newbuilding Market

Gibson: Major VLCC Players Active in Newbuilding Market

The 2014 had been a much more rewarding year for owners than 2013 with positive spikes seen in the spot market and a definite shift in sentiment, with reasonable expectations for the second half of the year, according to the UK shipbroker Gibson. Based on Gibson’s latest Weekly Tanker Report, some 31 VLCCs have been ordered […]

Farmers Trash Huadong Shipyard

Farmers Trash Huadong Shipyard

An enraged mob of around two hundred aquaculture farmers and close to one thousand locals from Guangzhou province forced their way into Fujian Huadong Shipyard, smashing the office building and parts of the shipyard infrastructure, forcing the shipyard to temporarily suspend its operations, Reuters reports. The violent attack came as a response to the pollution of the […]

Alaskans Building Alaska Ferries

Alaskans Building Alaska Ferries

The State of Alaska and Vigor Industrial have reached a final agreement to construct two Alaska Class Ferries at Vigor Alaska in Ketchikan. The vessels will be the first Alaska Marine Highway System ferries built in Alaska. Alaska’s Governor Sean Parnell made the announcement at a community event held by Vigor Alaska at the Ketchikan […]

Japan Holds Firm on Whaling Programme

Japan Holds Firm on Whaling Programme

Japan is not backing down from its decision to pursue whaling despite the non-binding decision of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to limit Japanese ‘scientific whaling’ programme. Japan described the resolution as “regrettable”, but said it would proceed with a new round of culls in the Southern Ocean next year. The resolution to curb Japan’s controversial “research programme” […]

Video: Abu Dhabi Unveils Cruise Terminal Design

Video: Abu Dhabi Unveils Cruise Terminal Design

The concept design of Abu Dhabi’s planned permanent cruise passenger terminal was unveiled at Seatrade Med 2014, which took place from 16-18 September in Barcelona, Spain. The model was showcased by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) following an international design competition and extensive industry stakeholder input. ADPC was at Seatrade Med with an Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA […]

Iran Open to Baku-Anzali Line Revival

Iran Open to Baku-Anzali Line Revival

Iran is ready to re-establish the Baku-Anzali shipping line to improve its ties with Azerbaijan.  Reza Mansour, head of the Anzali Trade-Industrial Free Zone Organization said re-launching the shipping line could strengthen the ties between the two countries, tourism especially, Fars News Agency reports. Azerbaijan’s investors were also encouraged by Mansour to invest in Anzali Free […]

Crewman Seriously Injured in Stabbing Incident off Ireland

Crewman Seriously Injured in Stabbing Incident off Ireland

A Ukrainian crew member of Liberia-flagged Afric Star was seriously injured by another crew member, also a Ukrainian, in a stabbing incident on September 18th off Irish coast, while the ship was en route from Saint Petersburg to Cristabel, Panama, the Irish media reported. The master asked for medical assistance from the Irish Coast Guard and the […]

MIT Developing Ship-Repairing Bacteria

MIT Developing Ship-Repairing Bacteria

Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions. To create their new waterproof adhesives, […]

USCG Investigating Fuel Spill in San Francisco Bay

USCG Investigating Fuel Spill in San Francisco Bay

The United States Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At approximately 10:56 a.m., Saturday,  Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the […]

Advertisement





lb
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams