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April 29, 2016

Singapore revokes bunkering licenses


APRIL 29, 2016 — The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker craft operator license of Seaquest Tanker Pte Ltd and the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licenses of Vermont UM Bunkering Pte Ltd, with effect...
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April 29, 2016

Crowley's Michael Roberts gives Senate testimony


APRIL 29, 2016 — With U.S. lawmakers focusing on potential solutions to stabilize Puerto Rico's economy, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Michael Roberts, senior vice president and general counsel, testified last week before the Senate...
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April 29, 2016

Panama Canal dismisses ITF claims on maneuvering safety


APRIL 29, 2016 — The Panama Canal Authority (ACP)  is dismissing recent claims by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) that raised safety concerns about maneuvering in the operation of the Expanded Panama Canal's new...
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April 29, 2016

Schottel products benefit from new gearbox technology


APRIL 29, 2016 — Schottel has developed a new HTG (high-torque gears) gearbox that it describes as "a highly-efficient, robust and reliable gearbox with an ideal gearing geometry." It has low maintenance requirements, reduces servicing costs...
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April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Stanford develops humanoid diving robot


APRIL 28, 2016 — While researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology believe that the future of underwater robotics lies in swimming snakes (see earlier story), their counterparts at Stanford University believe it will have...
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April 28, 2016

ExxonMObil's five top tips for fuel switching


APRIL 28, 2016 — ExxonMobil has compiled five "top-tips" to help vessel operators effectively switch fuels when entering and exiting Emission Control Areas (ECAs) without introducing maintenance issues. Typically, inadequate management of the...
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April 28, 2016

Langh to supply scrubbers for two cruise newbuilds


APRIL 28, 2016 — Finland's Langh Tech is to deliver exhaust gas scrubber systems to two large cruise vessels under construction at Meyer Werft. The two Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway Plus class vessels will be equipped with hybrid type Langh...
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April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Study questions Panama Canal maneuvering safety


APRIL 28, 2016 — The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) says that a safety study into the Panama Canal expansion raises pressing concerns about the canal's new locks. The ITF commissioned the study, which was carried out by...
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April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Ulstein launches first offshore wind service vessel


APRIL 28, 2016 — Norway's Ulstein Verft shipyard has launched its first offshore wind services vessel. It is also the first vessel to feature Ulstein's newly-developed X-Stern hull line design. The service operation vessel (SOV) is one of two...
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April 28, 2016

Recovering El Faro VDR requires new mission


APRIL 28, 2016 —  The National Transportation Safety Board says that  the investigative team aboard the research vessel Atlantis who located the El Faro's voyage data recorder Tuesday has determined it will not be possible to recover the VDR...

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