Sailing the Seven Seas

Have you ever thought about the first journey of a ship, her maiden voyage from the shipyard to its owner?

Italian Ministry of Interior Announces Patrol Vessels Tender

  Italian Ministry of Interior has announced accelerated restricted procedure tender, within the EU / WTO, for ...

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Nigerian Ports Face Problems

  Insecurity, community restiveness, improper land speculation and encroachment into port land, siltation and ...

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Iran’s Destroyer Thwarts Pirate Attack on Oil Tanker

  An attempt by pirates to hijack an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea​ was foiled after an Iranian fleet of ...

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German Warship FGS KOELN Disrupts Pirate Action Group

German Warship FGS KOELN Disrupts Pirate Action Group

On 4 November 2011, following a coordinated search and detection by a French Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance ...

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Denmark: Clipper Partner Urges Shipowners to Join ...

Clipper Partner Urges Ship Owners to Join Forces in Piracy Battle

Clipper Group partner Per Gullestrup says the nationality of seafarers taken hostage in piracy attacks has had a ...

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Pirates Hijack Oil Products Tanker Off Nigeria Coast

Pirates have hijacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria after contact was lost with the vessel and ...

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Nigerian Government Grants Apapa Port License

  Nigeria gave a 20-year concession for part of Apapa Port in Lagos to Eco Support Nigeria Ltd., which will ...

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Deliveries of New Containerships Surpasses 1 Million ...

  According to maritime consultant Alphaliner, deliveries of new containerships have surpassed the 1 million ...

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Government of Angola Approves Construction of New Port

  The government of Angola has given the go-ahead for the construction of a new commercial port at Barra do ...

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Sino-Global Signs MoU with South Africa’s ...

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., a leading non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating ...

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Kenya: NOCK Expands Mombasa Port Capacity

  State owned firm National Oil Corporation of Kenya ( NOCK) has made initial steps towards constructing a ...

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Rents for Capesize Ships Fell

Rents for capesize ships that haul iron ore and coal fell for a fifth session as the number of the vessels ...

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UN Agencies Launch ‘The Blueprint for Ocean and ...

UN Agencies Launche 'The Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability' in Paris, France

United Nations agencies in Paris ( 1 November 2011) launched a plan to improve the management of oceans and coastal ...

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Greek-owned Chemical Tanker Hijacked in Gulf of Aden

Somali pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden with a crew of 22 people on board ...

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Mozambique’s First Lady Names New Car Carrier ...

Mozambique's First Lady Names Hoegh New Car Carrier

Mozambique’s First Lady names Höegh Maputo in a spectacular naming ceremony at the Maputo Car Terminal in ...

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EU Heads Visits Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania

  A Delegation of European Union Heads of Missions in Tanzania last week visited the Dar es Salaam Port at the ...

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UK: IMO Secretary-General Urges States to Bring 2010 ...

IMO Secretary-General Urges States to Bring 2010 HNS Protocol into Force

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos urged States to take steps to bring the 2010 Protocol to the ...

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UK: Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s Vision Signed

UK - Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s Vision Signed

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a coalition of global companies including Wärtsilä, and NGOs spanning ...

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Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Port Dredging Project to Allow ...

  The Dar es Salaam Port is set for massive dredging under a project to increase the depth of all the seven ...

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Fairstar to Transport Drilling Rig RESPECT from Nigeria ...

Fairstar to Transport Drilling Rig RESPECT from Nigeria to Texas

Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) has been awarded a contract by Oando Energy Services, the leading indigenous, ...

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HMC’s Construction Vessel Balder Completes ...

HMC's Construction Vessel Balder Completes Offshore Installation Works in Angola

After a period of 15 months, Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) completed the Block 31 PSVM campaign offshore Angola. ...

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Nigeria: Dredging of Calabar Channel to Boost Port Activities

  The Public Affairs Officer of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Eastern Ports, Mr Nwachukwu Okoroafor, has ...

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Nigeria: NIMASA Arrested Five Vessels for Illegal Oil ...

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has arrested five vessels for illegal crude oil ...

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UK: Arms Race May Develop Between Pirates and Shipping ...

UK - Arms Race May Develop Between Pirates and Shipping Industry, Warns ITF

An arms race may develop between pirates and the shipping industry given the widespread use of security teams to ...

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EU Navfor Warship Escorts AMISOM-Vessel from Mombasa to ...

EU Navfor Warship Escorts AMISOM-Vessel from Mombasa to Mogadishu

EU NAVFOR warship SPS INFANTA CHRISTINA left Mombasa’s waters last week to assume the escort of merchant vessel ...

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Nabors Drilling Selects FAIR to Transport DB 301 from ...

  Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) has been awarded a contract by Nabors Drilling to transport the DB 301 ...

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BP Hires Maersk Discoverer Rig for Work Offshore Egypt

  Maersk Drilling​ has signed a contract with BP for the ultra deepwater semi-submersible MAERSK DISCOVERER ...

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