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Russia set to be world's largest LNG producer1 month 3 days ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:11
According to multiple sources, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the country is set to become the world’s largest producer of LNG as the world’s first ice-breaking LNG carrier calls at Sabetta port in Yamal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Lifeboat rescues 35 passengers from 'sinking' ferry in Torbay1 month 3 days ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:07
Thirty five passengers were carried to safety by the Torbay RNLI lifeboat after their ferry struck a submerged object and began to sink in the bay. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Weather-damaged ferry returns to Aberdeen1 month 3 days ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:02
The Northlink ship MV Hrossey was forced to return to Aberdeen on Tuesday night, after windows in the bar were damaged at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China launches second aircraft carrier that is first built at home1 month 3 days ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 07:58
Warship is due to go into service in 2020 when it will join existing carrier, the Soviet-era Liaoning, bought secondhand from Ukraine Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scots whistleblower's whopping $1million reward for reporting bosses over sea pollution1 month 3 days ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 07:54
An engineer has been given a million-dollar reward for reporting the luxury cruise firm he worked for after they polluted the sea for eight years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One dead and three injured after explosion on bulk carrier Tamar in North Atlantic1 month 4 days ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:51
One seafarer died and another three were injured after bulk carrier Tamar suffered explosion in North Atlantic on about 1,300 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Major shipping nations join forces to promote digital certificates1 month 4 days ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:31
Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, signs an agreement with Singapore and Norway on cooperation on digital certificates. The agreement is intended to make more countries migrate from paper certificates to digital certificates. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ExxonMobil and Pavilion collaborate on LNG bunkering1 month 4 days ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:25
ExxonMobil and Pavilion Energy are collaborating to develop solutions for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and other downstream developments in Singapore. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise ships add new dimension to LNG passenger fleet1 month 4 days ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:23
In this first of our four sector-specific guides to the world's LNG-fuelled tonnage, Mike Corkhill looks back at a year of booming passenger ship orders. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes1 month 6 days ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 12:10
Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 150 million to finance green shipping1 month 6 days ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 12:08
The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank ABN Amro have sign an agreement to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ferry smashes through port wall after engine failure in dramatic clip1 month 6 days ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 12:05
This shocking video footage shows an enormous ferry smash straight into a port wall. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mariners Getting Just ÂŁ2.56 An Hour1 month 6 days ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 11:57
Seafarers protested in Aberdeen on Friday against “disgraceful” poverty pay in the shipping industry, where some are paid as little as £2.56 an hour. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
18,000+ TEU Megaships: Will They Live Up to the Promise?1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:34
There are 56 container ships of 18,000 + TEU on order slated for delivery from April, 2017 till June, 2020. The mega boxships are intended predominantly to sail on the North Europe-Far East trade dominated by... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rickmers Sells Entire Containership Fleet to Navios1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:27
Owner and operator of dry bulk and container vessels Navios Maritime Partners L.P. said it has reached an agreement to acquire Rickmers Maritime’s entire containership fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Swift Acting Crews Reduce Asian Pirate Attacks1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:23
The number of piracy incidents in Asia has dropped in the first quarter this year, compared to the same period in 2016, and ReCAAP ISC praises the swift action of crews and... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pushing passenger shipping boundaries1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:11
Norwegian companies are continuing to innovate in the design and technology of cruise ships and ferries to meet new demand and regulations Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Eight Tug Crewmembers Kidnapped Off Nigeria1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:06
This week, pirates boarded an unnamed "offshore tug" in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped eight crewmembers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Singapore steps up LNG plans1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 07:34
Singapore is pushing ahead with plans to develop its role as a key regional LNG hub to complement the similar role that it already plays with the oil and tanker markets Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise Line Ordered to Pay $40 Million for Illegal Dumping of Oil Contaminated Waste and Falsifying 1 month 8 days ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 07:05
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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