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March 24, 2017

ClassNK issues first "scrubber ready" notations

MARCH 24, 2017 — Classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ships fulfill requirements for SOx...
March 24, 2017

Pirates said to grab fishing vessel to use as mother ship

MARCH 24, 2017 — In a worrying sign that the Somali piracy threat is on the rise again, UKTMO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations) today issued an advisory saying that "reports have been received that an MV has possibly been hijacked in...
March 24, 2017

Torqueedo names Marcia Kull as president

MARCH 24, 2017 — Marcia Kull has been named president of Torqeedo Group, Inc., and will direct global sales and strategy for the electric marine propulsion specialist. Ms.Kull will oversee Torqeedo's growth activities in the Americas, EMEA and...
March 24, 2017

Key players sign off on OSV sector mega merger

MARCH 24, 2017 — The major players have now signed off on the statutory next step in the plans that will see Solstad Offshore ASA, Farstad Shipping ASA and Deep Sea Supply Plc merged into a consolidated Solstad Farstad group, headquartered in...
March 24, 2017

Nigeria LNG takes delivery of two 20 m cat ferries

MARCH 23, 2017 — Singapore's SAM Aluminium shipyard has delivered Confidence 1 and Confidence 2, the first two of four 20 m Incat Crowther design catamaran passenger ferries. Designed to support Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) with operations to...
March 23, 2017

VIDEO: How to paint a monumental mural on a bulker

MARCH 23, 2017 — The accommodations block of the Trillium Class bulker CSL St-Laurent now boasts a gigantic original work of art on its forward facade. The mural celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada and the the 375th of the City of...
March 23, 2017

Dutch short sea specialist orders six ships in India

MARCH 23, 2017 — Delfzijl, Netherlands, based shipping company Wijnne Barends reports that it recently placed an order with Goa, India, shipbuilder Chowgule & Company for the construction of six identical, energy-efficient vessels. The...
March 23, 2017

Tradewinds Towing repowering two tugs with Mitsubishi

MARCH 23, 2017—Two 1980-built, U.S.-flag tugs recently acquired by New Orleans-based Tradewinds Towing are undergoing repowers and life extensions at A&B Industries’ shipyard in Amelia, LA. The two 78 ft x 26 ft sister tugs, Rebekah (ex...
March 23, 2017

VIDEO: Salvors raise Sewol ferry

MARCH 23, 2017 — Salvors have succeeded in raising the sunken South Korean ferry Seawol above the water surface. The ferry sank almost three years ago, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students, and leaving nine still...
March 23, 2017

U.S. Shipping Corp appoints Bergeron CEO

MARCH 23, 2017- Edison, NJ, headquartered Jones Act shipping operator U.S. Shipping Corp has appointed Albert Bergeron, the company's Chief Financial Officer, as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bergeron will replace Michael Ryan, who has resigned...

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