Liberian flagged tanker MT Kerala could be hijacked, a specialist maritime intelligence agency Dryad Maritime warned. The vessel, owned by Dynacom Tankers, has been reported missing off the coast of Angola, having last been sighted seven nautical miles NNW of Luanda.
On Saturday 18 January 2014, the French EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship FS Siroco in cooperation with Japanese assets released the crew of a Dhow that was suspected to have been used as pirate mother-ship. The flagship apprehended 5 suspected pirates believed to be responsible for an attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden a day earlier.
Rabobank has issued a report called Navigating the future of offshore wind energy, which states that a radical redesign of offshore wind energy installation vessels is needed in the long-term to lower installation costs and realise projected capacity growth.
Never before, anywhere in the world, have nine Super Post Panamax container cranes been delivered at the same time in a port by the builders. Seven were built by ZPMC and two by Kalmar, all in China.
Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line, has sign a contract for construction of a new all-suite vessel, continuing the fleet modernization that the company began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey.