Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Update 3: Families’ Worst Fears True – at Least 28 Dead

Update 3: Families’ Worst Fears True – at Least 28 Dead

The worst fears come true as the death toll from the capsized South Korean passenger ferry rises to 28 with more than 270 people still unaccounted for. Today the ferry Sewol disappeared completely from sight at around noon (local time), as of 2 p.m. 28 people had been confirmed dead, while 179 had been rescued, […]

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Forty-six years after pioneering the first front-wall, or “picture-frame,” refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd presented its 1 millionth unit during a ceremony at its Singapore manufacturing facility. The milestone unit, a PrimeLINE unit with XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, was presented to CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping company. Carrier Transicold, which helps improve […]

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

Preliminary analysis of the oil slick sample collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday. The sample arrived in Perth yesterday where it was tested and analyzed.  Additionally, Phoenix International, with […]

UASC Adds New Asia – Mediterranean Service, the AMC2

UASC Adds New Asia – Mediterranean Service, the AMC2

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) is introducing a new Asia – Mediterranean Service called “AMC2” starting 22nd April 2014 from Pusan. The AMC2 service will commence with MV Cosco Kaohsiung voyage number 0021W. This new service expands upon UASC’s existing Asia – Mediterranean Service (AMC1), which will improve UASC’s port coverage in order to meet […]

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

Leading classification society ClassNK has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to greatly improve welding efficiency and coating quality in commercial vessels. Up until now, shipbuilders using conventional fillet welding consumables had to make two welding passes for the required weld leg lengths of around […]

MOL Ships Get ‘Best Quality Ship Award’ from JFPA

MOL Ships Get ‘Best Quality Ship Award’ from JFPA

Four Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)-operated and managed vessels were selected for FY2013 “Best Quality Ship Award” by the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA). The award is aimed at heightening awareness of the need to protect harbors and the marine environment through safe operation of oceangoing vessels and was first awarded in 2003. The awards […]

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said today that the construction of CSAV’s seven 9,300 TEU container ships is going according to schedule. The shipbuilder announced today in its regulatory filing to the Korea Stock Exchange that CSAV’s $617.67 million worth project is on track. The newbuilds are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2014 […]

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. The vessel is the second in a […]

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

HMAS Darwin Performs Medical Evacuation of Sick French Fisherman

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel. The French Fishing Vessel (FV) Cape Saint Vincent called for assistance late on the night of the 10th of April. The French Joint Headquarters […]

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