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Somalia Detains Boxship Over Cut Internet Cable4 months 6 days ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:40
The Somali government has detained the container feeder MSC Alice on charges that her anchor cut the undersea fiber-optic cables that carry the nation's internet traffic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Call for Expressions of Interest: Research into Seafarer Social Isolation, Depression and Suicide4 months 12 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:06
There is continuing uncertainty about the mental health consequences of working as a seafarer, notably whether there is an excess risk of suicide. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABS Completes EU MRV Monitoring Plan Assessment4 months 12 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:04
Prime Tanker Management is among first to have monitoring plan assessed by ABS. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nakilat transitions LNG Al Sheehaniya to in-house management4 months 12 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:01
Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Sheehaniya from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 6 July 2017, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on 19th October 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Qatari Ships Barred from Suez Canal Economic Zone4 months 12 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 21:57
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and the canal economic zone, Mohab Mamish announced on Friday that Qatari ships will be barred from the zone in line with decisions to prevent Qatari vessels from passing through these ports or entering them. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Abandoned sailors must prosecute employers, UAE official says4 months 16 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:09
Abu Dhabi: Sailors abandoned by their companies must take their employers to court, the chief of UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA) for Land and Maritime said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk attack: not the nightmare scenario… yet4 months 16 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:04
The recent cyber attack on Maersk Group’s IT systems thankfully did not affect the operations of its vessels at sea. Paul Fanning wonders if this nightmare scenario can be avoided. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena and Shell combine on low carbon shipping4 months 16 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:01
Tanker heavyweights Stena and Shell are helping lead shipping’s transition to a low carbon future as members of a global industry alliance that also includes a mix of cruise ship owners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers and big data providers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
OTTCO to construct crude oil terminal4 months 16 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 20:58
The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) has granted Oman Tank Terminal Company LLC (OTTCO) a Usufruct Right to construct the Ras Markaz crude oil storage terminal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Viking Cruises unveils winter northern lights itinerary4 months 21 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:43
Viking Cruises has announced details of its new winter northern lights itinerary which will explore Norway’s far north. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Manhattan Bridge safety bulletin published4 months 21 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:36
An engine room oiler suffered fatal injuries and the second engineer suffered severe burn injuries when a furnace explosion occurred on the vessel’s auxiliary boiler. The oiler and engineer were attempting to restart the boiler after it had suffered a flame failure cut out. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
English Channel incident: Oil tanker and large cargo ship collide between France and UK4 months 21 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:35
An oil tanker and cargo ship have collided in the English Channel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea4 months 21 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:28
European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Six Percent of Seafarers Video-Connected4 months 25 days ago
Added: Jun 27, 2017 21:09
A survey conducted by U.K. maritime union Nautilus International has found that six percent of seafarers have sufficient internet connectivity for video calls when at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Multipurpose shipping market to strengthen on growing demand4 months 25 days ago
Added: Jun 27, 2017 21:04
Many key drivers for dry cargo demand have reported a significant uptick in 2017, resulting in improving conditions for all vessels in the multipurpose shipping sector, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thome Group response to Department of Justice ruling on the ETC Mena4 months 25 days ago
Added: Jun 27, 2017 21:00
Thome Ship Management has cooperated fully with a US Department of Justice investigation into a failure to comply with MARPOL Regulations committed by engineers formerly deployed on the ETC Mena, a tanker under its management, following a USCG vessel examination on 26th April 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Resolving Violations of MLC 20064 months 27 days ago
Added: Jun 25, 2017 20:47
A seafaring career, for so many years, has been one of the most “neglected” careers in the world. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pinoy seafarer killed in four-storey fall on board Malta ship4 months 27 days ago
Added: Jun 25, 2017 20:45
A Filipino seafarer fell to his death while his crew was preparing to refuel his ship at Malta Freeport, reports said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Brittany Ferries confirms LNG cross-channel ferry order4 months 27 days ago
Added: Jun 25, 2017 20:40
Almost exactly a year after the Brexit vote, Brittany Ferries has confirmed the order for a new LNG cruise ferry with a budget of around £175m. It will operate on the company’s busiest route from Portsmouth to Caen with a planned arrival in spring 2019 – as Brexit negotiations move towards completion. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
7 sailors missing from US Navy warship involved in collision, US admiral says5 months 3 days ago
Added: Jun 19, 2017 20:40
Seven U.S. sailors are missing from the USS Fitzgerald after the ship collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal while operating off the coast of Japan, Fox News confirmed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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