Category archives for: Africa

20 Migrants Drown off Libya

20 Migrants Drown off Libya

Over twenty migrants have died, with dozens more still missing after their makeshift boat sank off Libya, the Libyan Navy reported.   “A navy patrol on Monday rescued 22 clandestine migrants who were clinging to debris from their boat,” spokesman Colonel Ayoub Kassem told AFP. Surviving migrants reported around 150 people had been crammed aboard […]

Saipem Snares Multiple Contracts

Saipem Snares Multiple Contracts

Saipem has been awarded new drilling contracts in Indonesia, Nigeria, the Arabian Gulf and Latin America worth approximately USD 850 million of which USD 540 million are related to offshore activity and refer to four different units of Saipem’s fleet.   Saipem has signed with Eni Muara Bakau B.V. a contract for the utilization of the Scarabeo […]

Choosing Body Armor for Maritime Workers

Choosing Body Armor for Maritime Workers

High risk jobs need to be faced with the correct levels of protective clothing. In the case of maritime personnel, body armor is one form of protection that should not be overlooked. The fact that there’s an increased level of difficulty in determining just when a threat may be faced, prepared maritime security personnel will […]

Bathymetric Mapping in Atlantic Completed

Bathymetric Mapping in Atlantic Completed

In the latter half of 2013 the British Royal Research Ship, RRS James Cook, set sail for the Atlantic to conduct the field work component of a European Research Council funded project, Reconstructing abrupt changes in chemistry and circulation of the equatorial Atlantic Ocean: Implications for global climate and deep-water habitats (CACH).   The expedition […]

Bureau Veritas Testing Single Window Software

Bureau Veritas Testing Single Window Software

Bureau Veritas Group has launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for foreign trade in Togo, Africa.   The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Faure Gnassingbe. The pilot phase allows the testing of the electronic platform for its technical and organizational dimensions and will […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary …Read more Dockwise Vanguard to Transport Costa Concordia Wreck? Dockwise Vanguard may be the solution for the transportation of Costa Concordia wreck to the scrapyard, since the […]

Extra Tonnage in Demand

Extra Tonnage in Demand

Extra tonnage seems to be in demand pulling containerships from their idleness and bringing the idle fleet levels to a record low this week.   According to the latest figures from Lloyd’s List Intelligence,  the capacity of the inactive box fleet decreased to 216,396 teu this week, compared with 238,679 teu a week ago. In terms […]

Siphoning Incidents Nothing New?

Siphoning Incidents Nothing New?

The trend of incidents involving siphoning of fuel/oil from product and oil tankers at sea is not new. Statistics for Jan-Jul of 2014 reveal that the occurrence of such incidents took place more frequently compared to the annual numbers reported in the past three years (2011-2013), piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC said in a report.   […]

Nigeria Boosts Safety in Its Waters

Nigeria Boosts Safety in Its Waters

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in the maritime sector of safety on Nigeria’s waterways with the take-off of its 24-hour Satellite Surveillance Centre in Lagos, which will help curb piracy.   Addressing a world press conference on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Director General of NIMASA, Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi […]

Rising Concern over Small Tanker Hijacks

Rising Concern over Small Tanker Hijacks

The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raised concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report released on Tuesday, July 22.   Globally, 116 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships have been reported to the PRC in […]

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