Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

Robbers Attempt to Board PIL Boxship in Gulf of Guinea

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Perpetrators attempted to board PIL's containership in the Gulf of Guinea on February 21, 2019.

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Pirates Kidnap Three Romanian Sailors off Togo

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Three crew members of a Malta-flagged tanker kidnapped while in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Golar LNG Secures Deals for Another FLNG Project

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Golar LNG Limited enters into a 20-year LOA with BP for the charter of an FLNG unit.

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MODEC to Provide FPSO for SNE Field Offshore Senegal

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MODEC International awarded a contract by Woodside Energy (Senegal) for an FPSO vessel.

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Stellar Daisy Voyage Data Recorder Retrieved

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Voyage data recorder of the sunken Stellar Daisy was located and retrieved on Sunday morning (local time).

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Ocean Infinity Locates Wreck of Sunken Stellar Daisy

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Ocean Infinity located the Stellar Daisy wreck at a depth of 3,461 meters in the South Atlantic Ocean, west of Cape Town.

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Vessel Fire Claims Six Casualties in Durban Port

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SAMSA: Six people have lost their lives in a vessel fire at the Port of Durban.

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Ocean Yield Reaches FPSO Charter Deal with Aker Energy

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Ocean Yield agreed a long-term bareboat charter option for the FPSO Dhirubhai-1 with Aker Energy.

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Poten: African Sweet Crude Oil Exports Expected to Grow

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Low sulphur - the majority of African crude oil exports - to become 'increasingly desirable'.

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Ocean Infinity's Ship Sets Sail to Search for Stellar Daisy

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Ocean Infinity deployed its vessel on February 8 to begin the search for the ill-fated Stellar Daisy.

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Tanker Master Medevaced after Knife Attack off Reunion

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A crewmember of an LR2 tanker medevaced after suffering injuries in a knife attack off Reunion Island.

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DP World Handles 71 Mn TEU in 2018

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DP World handled 71.4 million TEUs across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2018.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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Kidnapped MSC Mandy Crew Released

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The six kidnapped crew members of MSC Mandy have been released.

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Abandoned Seafarers Facing Serious Mental Health Issues

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8 Indian seafarers abandoned offshore Namibia suffering from fatigue and serious mental health problems.

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90 Pct of Tonnage Scrapped on South Asian Beaches

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 A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018.

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Trade War, Brexit Exerting Huge Pressure on Ocean Freight

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The outcomes of US-China trade war & Brexit to have significant repercussions on the ocean freight industry.

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IMB: Pirates Fire at Tanker, Bulker off Nigeria

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Armed pirates attempted to attack two ships in two separate incidents off Nigeria last week, IMB said.

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Aderco: Planing for Sulphur Cap Just Over a Month Away

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Baiwir sees additives as a continuous and effective solution to the cap and the smart way towards compliance.

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2020 Sulphur Cap Conundrum for Chemical Tankers

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IMO fuel deadline in 2020 is creating a dilemma for chemical tanker owners.

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Seized MT Badr Sets Sail from Burgas, Re-Flagged and Renamed

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MT Badr, which was seized by Bulgarian authorities in 2017, has been renamed and taken over by Bulgargeomin.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories from the previous week.

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SEALNG: Adoption of LNG as Marine Fuel Set to Accelerate

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Keller: adoption of LNG as a marine fuel is set to accelerate.

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Tanker FSL Singapore Boarded off Nigeria

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Two perpetrators in a canoe approached and boarded the tanker FSL Singapore off Nigeria, West Africa.

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Ocean Alliance Gets Extended until 2027

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Members of the OCEAN Alliance extend the duration of OCEAN Alliance until March 31, 2027.

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IMB: Piracy Attacks More Than Double in Gulf of Guinea

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IMB PRC: Piracy increased in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa.

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Early Installers of Scrubbers Will Be Considered Visionary

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Adams: There has been a lot of loose speculation about the environmental impact of open-loop scrubbers.

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