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High VLGC rates unlikely to persist2 days 6 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 08:47
While freight rates to haul LPG on very large gas carriers (VLGCs) continue to exceed USD100 per tonne, this situation is untenable, a report suggests. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sides of new ferry are designed to tilt out of water during rough seas, say Condor2 days 6 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 08:44
The sides of the Liberation fast ferry are designed to leave the water during rough crossings, Condor have said after a passenger raised safety concerns following a recent journey. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Marina to review use of lifejackets for vessels plying the Davao-Samal route2 days 6 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 08:37
The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is willing to review its policies regarding vessels plying the Davao-Samal route on the memorandum circular guiding the use of lifejackets. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Line 2014 Sustainability Update2 days 6 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 08:11
Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Schueler launched the Maersk Line Sustainability Update Friday 15 May 2015, while speaking to a group of US customers at a session on ‘The Future of Sustainable Supply Chains’ in Newport, US. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fatal stabbing of Filipino seafarer was suicide, says shipowner2 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 07:57
The fatal stabbing of a Filipino seafarer onboard a containership is thought to have been a suicide, the vessel’s owner told Splash. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
14 Crewmen Still Missing After Barge Capsizes2 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 07:48
Fourteen crew members are still missing from a barge that capsized early Wednesday morning in Singaporean waters. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Danish ferry firm DFDS targets deals as English Channel route recovers2 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 07:35
May 21 Danish ferry and transportation firm DFDS is on the takeover trail, its chief executive said, after reporting its highest first-quarter operating profit on record and turning around its loss-making English Channel route. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Justices Won't Review If Punitive Damages Are Available to Seamen for Flawed Vessel2 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 07:31
Denying a petition filed on behalf of deceased and injured seamen, the U.S. Supreme Court May 18 declined to review if a maritime employer can be held liable for punitive damages for not meeting its general legal duty to provide employees with a seaworthy vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
California crews struggle to contain nine-mile oil spill with booms2 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 22, 2015 07:14
A fleet of 18 vessels is battling to contain an oil slick stretching nine miles along the California coast as rescuers on land try to save seals, birds and other wildlife trapped in the black goo. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Iran to allow UN inspection of Yemen aid ship in Djibouti3 days 6 hours ago
Added: May 21, 2015 08:02
Iran will allow the United Nations to inspect a Yemen-bound aid ship at the regional U.N. hub in Djibouti, Tehran's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, offering a chance to avert a showdown with Saudi-led forces. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Operation “Oil Tanker” - The Phantom Menace3 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 21, 2015 07:59
Everything started on a cold January day in a coastal town in the North East of England, an area with a strong presence of petrochemical companies. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First electrical car ferry in the world in operation in Norway now3 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 21, 2015 07:53
The world's first electrical car and passenger ferry powered by batteries has entered service in Norway. The ferry only uses 150 kWh per route, which corresponds to three days use of electricity in a standard Norwegian household. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DNV GL’s unmanned FLNG Concept boosts safety and reduces costs3 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 21, 2015 07:27
DNV GL has developed a new unmanned floating LNG concept that overcomes many of the challenges currently faced by those looking to unlock the potential of remote offshore gas fields. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of Antwerp grants discount for ships with lower particulate emissions3 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 21, 2015 07:23
As of 1 June 2015 the port of Antwerp will grant a discount to seagoing ships that use alternative technology to reduce emissions of particulates. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise Ship Norwegian Dawn Refloated After Running Aground4 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 20, 2015 07:40
A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with more than 3,500 people on board has been refloated after running aground near Bermuda. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pentagon says Iran warships 'linked up' with cargo vessel4 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 20, 2015 07:38
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that two Iranian warships have "linked up" with a cargo ship that Iran has said is carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, as activists on board the vessel said it was due to arrive at the Yemeni port of Hodaida on Thursday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of last Sanmar LNG proof tug in five-ship series4 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 20, 2015 07:34
Towage and marine services provider Smit Lamnalco has taken delivery of the SL Wiggins Island, the fifth and final tug purpose-built at Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey. T Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
What causes seasickness on a cruise and how can you cure it?4 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 20, 2015 07:19
An archived Cunard Daily Bulletin newsletter from a 1912 voyage on the Lusitania features a mix of articles and adverts, including one for Pears’ Soap and Brand’s Essence of Beef, which it suggested would aid recovery from seasickness. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Helgoland LNG ferry hits water4 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 20, 2015 07:15
After almost nine months of construction, the new LNG-powered ferry built for Reederei Cassen Eils, has emerged from the Fassmer-Werft dry dock and was placed on the water on May 12. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russian Federation candidate for the post of IMO Secretary General4 days 7 hours ago
Added: May 20, 2015 07:02
Vitaly Klyuev, the official Russian candidate for the IMO Secretary-General post held a presentation on the current IMO issues and his vision of the organization development. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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