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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 […]

ClassNK to Cut Engine Data Monitoring Workload

ClassNK to Cut Engine Data Monitoring Workload

Japanese classification society ClassNK will participate in a joint project together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and MES Technoservice Co., Ltd.  ClassNK will support research into the development of condition-based engine monitoring systems for the Mitsui MAN B&W engine.   The developed systems will assist in the early detection of abnormalities in electronically-controlled […]

Summer Shoppers Active in Secondhand Market

Summer Shoppers Active in Secondhand Market

The sale and purchase market of secondhand vessels is experiencing positive vibes as summer shoppers avail of the asset prices on the market. According to the latest weekly report from shipbroker Lion Shipbrokers, the week was very active, as  3 panamaxes, 3 supras & 2 handies changed hands.   “Almost all of the units have […]

Grounded Hong Kong-Flagged Freighter Refloated

Grounded Hong Kong-Flagged Freighter Refloated

The Federal Rideau, a 656-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair since early Sunday morning, was refloated early Tuesday morning and is now safely anchored in the Detroit River at the Belle Island Anchorage, the US Coast Guard said.   Divers are scheduled to conduct a […]

Mitsui Lines ISO Certified

Mitsui Lines ISO Certified

MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd., has obtained certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001).   NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to Molship President Kazunori Furukawa in July 29 ceremony at NK headquarters. Molship’s certifications, which cover ship management of dry bulkers, car carriers, and […]

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 […]

Australia: Search for Seafarer Fallen Overboard Called Off

Australia: Search for Seafarer Fallen Overboard Called Off

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has ceased search operations for a 41 year-old seafarer who fell overboard from the vessel MT Sigma Integrity in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 27 July 2014.   On Sunday 27 July, AMSA was alerted to a man overboard from the Liberian registered oil tanker MT Sigma […]

Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction

Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction

An ongoing high-stake dispute concerning Iraqi Kurdish oil tanker anchored off Texas with a cargo worth USD 100 million has taken yet another turn, when a U.S. judge said her previously issued order to seize the tanker could not be enforced.   Federal magistrate Nancy K. Johnson said on Tuesday she didn’t have the jurisdiction […]

Tempers Flare at DP Fremantle Terminal

Tempers Flare at DP Fremantle Terminal

Maritime Union of Australia reports that DP World has shown absolute disdain for its own workforce, customers and the enterprise bargaining process by threatening to lock-out its Western Australian employees indefinitely from Thursday, July 31.   Workers at the DP World Fremantle Terminal have expressed their shock that a company would run roughshod over the […]

ESC Delivers AEO Manifesto

ESC Delivers AEO Manifesto

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) presented its Authorised Economic Operator manifesto (AEO manifesto) to the European Commission.   With this manifesto, the ESC aims to give an indication of how, five years after the introduction of the AEO programme, this status is regarded by European Shippers and what the experiences are in practice. The aim […]

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