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Nigeria, India move to increase global share of seafarers21 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jun 06, 2017 19:54
The current move to increase global share of seafarers has forced some maritime nations to take drastic measures to reorder its priority in this area by investing more time and money into training. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk says unable to ship Qatar bound cargo from UAE, seeks alternatives21 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jun 06, 2017 19:50
Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) can no longer transport goods in or out of Qatar after Arab countries imposed restrictions on trade with the tiny Gulf state and the company is looking at alternative shipping routes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Armed Pirates Attack Navig8 Tanker in Gulf of Oman24 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 04, 2017 13:30
Armed pirates aboard a skiff attacked an oil tanker underway in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, but the attack was repelled when the ship’s security team returned fire, officials have confirmed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MSC Cruises celebrates the coming into service of MSC Meraviglia, the ship that marks the beginning 24 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 04, 2017 13:25
Last week MSC Cruises officially took delivery of MSC Meraviglia at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. During the ship’s flag ceremony, which pays tribute to centuries-old maritime tradition, the Company’s newest flagship received her official flag and blessings for good fortune. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MSC Cruises and STX France confirm order for LNG-powered World Class cruise ships27 days 3 hours ago
Added: Jun 01, 2017 13:49
MSC Cruises’ World Class ships will be the world’s largest by passenger capacity. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Houthis attack oil tanker in Red Sea lane27 days 3 hours ago
Added: Jun 01, 2017 13:46
The Houthi armed group attacked an oil tanker passing through a vital Red Sea Waterway known as Bab El-Mandeb on Wednesday, reports Al Arabiya. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship of the Year 2017: M/V “NKT Victoria”28 days 5 hours ago
Added: May 31, 2017 11:43
M/V “NKT Victoria” build number 372 from the Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft AS was awarded the Nordic maritime trade journal SKIPSREVYEN ‘s prestigious Ship of the Year award during the first day of Nor-Shipping. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Remote monitoring can be unpopular with ship's crew28 days 20 hours ago
Added: May 30, 2017 21:28
While many owners are turning to remote monitoring of vessels to improve the efficiency of their operations the move is not always popular with the crew. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Newbuilding Prices Spark Shipbuilding Optimism28 days 20 hours ago
Added: May 30, 2017 21:26
A rebound in newbuilding prices, the first in around three years, is raising speculation that the global shipbuilding industry has seen the worst and is now set to recover. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
GPS vulnerability questioned after cyber attacks28 days 20 hours ago
Added: May 30, 2017 21:24
The recent spate of cyber attacks around the World has focussed attention on how vulnerable GPS could be from similar attacks. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ferry Owner Fined After Control System Failure1 month 0 days ago
Added: May 29, 2017 11:48
New Zealand ferry company Fullers Group has been fined for failure to mitigate the risks arising from a known fault on one of the company's ferries. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
General cargo ship Vitin ran aground off Tonnes, Norway1 month 0 days ago
Added: May 29, 2017 11:43
The general cargo ship Vitin ran aground off Tonnes in Luroy, Norway. The vessel was en route from Husoy to Myre with cargo of fishmeal, but suffered technical failure and went ashore south of Bodo. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Wärtsilä introduces dedicated organisation to drive digital transformation1 month 0 days ago
Added: May 29, 2017 11:40
The technology group Wärtsilä is currently implementing a digital transformation to become a data led, insights driven, and agile technology company dedicated to taking a leadership role in the smart marine and smart energy ecosystems throughout their entire lifecycle. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Wärtsilä’s hybrid system increases offshore supply vessel’s engine efficiency1 month 0 days ago
Added: May 29, 2017 11:39
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of its vessel Viking Princess. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Poor watchkeeping causes collision1 month 1 day ago
Added: May 28, 2017 13:29
The Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) issued an investigation report on the collision between a container ship and a fishing vessel off Himeshima Village, Oita Prefecture, Japan, that killed one person. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japan turns to autonomous shipping1 month 1 day ago
Added: May 28, 2017 13:24
Japan is moving ahead with research into autonomous ocean transport by selecting Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding for development work. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russia's new submarine has enormous 'wings' to scan the oceans and is TWICE as long as a jumbo jet1 month 1 day ago
Added: May 28, 2017 13:17
A submarine twice the size of the world's largest commercial passenger jet, and with a similar winged design, will soon be exploring the depths of the Arctic circle. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Somali pirates: South Korea responds to distress call over suspected hijack of Mongolian ship1 month 1 day ago
Added: May 28, 2017 13:07
South Korea's military has dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit in waters off Somalia after a ship carrying its nationals was presumed to have been hijacked by pirates. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
eMaritime Group Launch - Simulator Operators Training Course (SOTC) With Free Debut on 19th June1 month 3 days ago
Added: May 26, 2017 13:08
eMaritime group have written a new 5 Day Simulator Operators Training Course (SOTC) and will launch it with a free one-off session from 19th - 23rd June 2017 at eMaritime Group HQ, Whiteley, Hampshire. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Merchant ships' involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again1 month 4 days ago
Added: May 25, 2017 11:38
ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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