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US Coast Guard Reports Multi-Million Drug Bust

US Coast Guard Reports Multi-Million Drug Bust

The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of USD3.5 million, and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.   While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland,  a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, detected […]

Ireland, Belize Ratify ILO Maritime Labour Convention

Ireland, Belize Ratify ILO Maritime Labour Convention

Ireland and Belize have ratified International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. This means that from July 8, 2015 and July 21, 2015, Belize and Ireland respectively will be parties to the Convention and will implement the requirements contained therein, both for ships sailing under their flags, and for international ships calling at their ports.   […]

Rising Demand for WTS Inert Gas Systems on Japanese Market

Rising Demand for WTS Inert Gas Systems on Japanese Market

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Dry Inert Gas Generator (DIGG) systems for installation on LNG carriers under construction at Japan Marine United’s Tsu shipyard.   Two DIGG units will be installed on two gas carriers under construction for Japanese owners Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd./Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd […]

APM Terminals Sells Le Havre Port Share

APM Terminals Sells Le Havre Port Share

Perrigault SA., the Le Havre-based port and logistics operator and APM Terminals have completed the sale of APM Terminals’ 50% share in Terminal Porte Océane (TPO) and Société d’Exploitation du Terminal Porte Océane to Perrigault SA.   Both companies operated a 50-50 joint venture in Le Havre. TPO signed the concession agreement with Port Autonome du […]

Rosneft to Study Northern Sea Route’s Marine Fauna

Rosneft to Study Northern Sea Route’s Marine Fauna

OAO NK Rosneft will conduct marine fauna monitoring in the Northern Sea Route in 2014, the company informed.   The studies will be organized by the Arctic Research Center, a joint venture of Rosneft and ExxonMobil. The objective of the said studies is collection of data on marine fauna in Rosneft License Areas with a […]

Navios Acquisition Expands VLCC Fleet

Navios Acquisition Expands VLCC Fleet

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, said that the Nave Electron, a 2002-built VLCC of 305,178 dwt, was delivered to Navios Acquisition’s owned fleet on July 21, 2014.   The company also announced that the Nave Electron has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for minimum one year […]

Sovcomflot Doubles Qualship 21 Programme Fleet

Sovcomflot Doubles Qualship 21 Programme Fleet

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has officially confirmed that 20 Sovcomflot Group (SCF) vessels had been added to its Qualship 21 programme (Quality Shipping for the 21st Century).   From July 1, 2014, the number of SCF Group vessels participating in the Qualship 21 programme doubled from 22 to 44 ships. These vessels include […]

Hyde Marine Strikes BWTS Partnerships

Hyde Marine Strikes BWTS Partnerships

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) for international markets.   Hyde Marine is partnering with Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) for installation of the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS, for vessels docking at […]

Hyundai’s Anti-Collision System Testing the Water

Hyundai’s Anti-Collision System Testing the Water

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), has developed Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS), the first of its kind in South Korea, to ensure safe and optimum navigation of the vessels.   The system searches the optimum sea routes and prevents collisions by automatically detecting potential obstacles such as ships and reefs within 50 km. […]

TSB Canada Pinpoints Factors Leading to Fatal Tug Accident

TSB Canada Pinpoints Factors Leading to Fatal Tug Accident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into the capsizing of tow, and accidental death aboard the tug Western Tugger as it towed the barge Arctic Lift I, 33 nautical miles southwest of Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador.   The report identified minimal clearance above the water (freeboard), bad weather conditions, and a […]

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