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MODEC, Woodside Ink Purchase Deal for Senegal's 1st FPSO

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The deal comes on the back of FID on the Sangomar Field Development made in January 2020.

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Methanol Poisoning behind Illness of Brazilian Contractors

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The affected persons reported this to our crew approximately 36 hours after consumption.

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1 Dies, 5 Fall Ill on board Heavy Lift Vessel off Durban

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One man died, five fell ill from an unidentified illness.

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Poten: Unipec Top Charterer of 2010s

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Unipec top charterer of the last decade, with an ever-growing market share in reported dirty spot fixtures.

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Four Dead, Three Kidnapped After Pirates Attack Dredger

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Four persons were killed following a pirate attack on a hopper dredger in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Pirates Kidnap 8 Sailors from Greek Tanker off Cameroon

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The kidnapped crew members include five Greek nationals, two Filipinos and one Ukrainian sailor.

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Happy New Year from World Maritime News!

May 2020 bring you fair winds and following seas!

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Top 10 Interviews of 2019

Check out the most read interviews from this year.

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DSME Bags USD 711 Mn Order for 6 Boxships

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DSME has secured an order for six containerships from an undisclosed owner.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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South African Ship Registry Failing to Gather Speed

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SAMSA is disappointed with the slow growth of the South African Ship Registry.

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GNMTC Selling 4 Ships

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GNMTC has launched a bidding process for the sale of four ships.

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Tanker Thwarts Pirate Attack off Brass, Nigeria

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Turkish Suezmax tanker Istanbul foils pirate attack off Brass.

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Swire Pacific Offshore: 7 Abducted Crew Members Released

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Seven kidnapped crew members of Pacific Warden released.

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Gabon: Four Sailors Kidnapped, One Feared Killed

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Armed pirates have kidnapped four Chinese sailors in Owendo anchorage in Gabon.

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BDO: Shipping Confidence Reaches 18-Month High

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Confidence in the shipping industry rose in the last quarter to its highest level for 18 months, according to BDO.

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Industry Should Be Aware of IMO 2020 Teething Problems

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Teething problems are likely to happen when IMO 2020 first comes into effect on January 1, 2020.

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19 Kidnapped Crew Members of Nave Constellation Freed

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Kidnapped Nave Constellation crew released.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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Quality Materials Essential in Scrubber Installations

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The quality of materials and coatings used is the most important factor in optimizing EGCS safety.

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Industry Bodies Propose USD 5 Bn R&D Fund

Shipping bodies propose the establishment of a USD 5 billion fund for decarbonization of the shipping industry.

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Crew Abduction: Patrol Boat Makes Contact with Tanker

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A Togolese naval patrol boat has made contact with the tanker Duke which was attacked by pirates.

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Pirates Kidnap 20 Seafarers from Tanker off Benin

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The incident has been described as "the largest kidnapping event in West Africa within 2019".

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Kidnapped Crew Member of Greek Tanker Dies

Three of the four kidnapped crew members of Elka Aristotle released, the fourth crew member lost his life.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read news of the previous week.

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What Will Be Biofuels' Role in Shipping's Decarbonization?

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One of the major concerns related to biofuels' role as the zero-carbon fuel of the future is the availability shortage.

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Kidnapped Crew from J.J. Ugland Vessel Freed

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The nine crew members that were kidnapped from the bulk carrier MV Bonita early November have been released.

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