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September 22, 2014
Fednav vessel on unescorted Northwest Passage transit
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Canada's Fednav reports that its MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via the Northwest Passage, September 19, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. The Nunavik will be one of the first commercial...
September 22, 2014
MAN four stroke with SCR gets Tier III certificate
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 —  DNV-GL has awarded MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded a Tier III-compatibility certificate for the MAN 8L21/31 four-stroke engine with a retrofitted SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system aboard a DFDS...
September 22, 2014
Havyard WE design PSV named in Svalbard
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Named this past Saturday at a ceremony in Longyearbyen, Svalbord, the 88.5 m platform supply vessel Polarsyssel is the first vessel built to the Havyard 832 L WE (Wave Edition) design. The vessel was delivered earlier this...
September 21, 2014
Vigor Alaska to build two new AMHS ferries
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 — Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced Saturday that the State of Alaska and Vigor Industrial have reached a final agreement to construct two Alaska Class Ferries at the Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan. The vessels...
September 19, 2014
Keystone honored for role in destroying chemical weapons
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014—The U.S. Maritime Administration honored Keystone Shipping Co. today for its role in operation of the M/V Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679), a specially outfitted U.S Ready Reserve Force vessel used in the destruction of Syria's chemical...
September 19, 2014
Tropical Shipping now a Saltchuk business unit
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — Steel drums and a traditional Bahamian Junkanoo dance troop entertained a crowd of more than 325 Tropical Shipping employees as they celebrated the 51-year old company and its subsidiaries officially joining the Saltchuk...
September 19, 2014
IMO Secretary General will not seek another term
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu will not seek reappointment when his current term concludes at the end of 2015. He gave the news yesterday at a regular informal briefing of IMO Member Governments at IMO Headquarters in...
September 19, 2014
Blank Rome issues advisory on sVGP
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — Law firm Blank Rome has issued an advisory on the Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) that is scheduled to come into effect on December 19, 2014. It will apply to non-military, commercial vessels that are less than 79 feet...
September 19, 2014
South Korean operator orders Damen high speed ferry
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — South Korea's Seaspovill has signed its second fast ferry contract with Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group. To be named Sea Star 5, the Damen Fast Ferry 4212 will operate between Mookho and Ulleung-Do on...
September 19, 2014
IMO panel drafts safety code for LNG fueled ships
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 — An IMO panel has agreed a draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code). The code, which would become manadatory under proposed amendments to SOLAS, sets out mandatory...

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