Foreship launches project aimed at keeping coronavirus off cruise ships

Helsinki, Finland, headquartered naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship has launched an initiative to limit the presence and spread of coronavirus and other pathogens on passenger ships and get the cruise

Royal Caribbean puts focus on safety, cost cuts and liquidity

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) estimates it is burning through cash in the range of approximately $250 million to $275 million per month during the present suspension of cruise operations, it

COVID-19: Paris MoU updates temporary guidance on Port State Control

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) drafted temporary guidance for its member PSC authorities, recognizing the need to apply flexibility under these

International Seaways reports record first quarter

New York City headquartered International Seaways, Inc. (NYSE: INSW), one of the world’s largest tanker operators, reported net income for the first quarter of $33.0 million, compared to a net income of

IMO draws up protocols for safe crew changes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other

Norwegian Cruise Line flags “going concern” risk

A 14-page form 8-K filed with the SEC today by Norwegian Cruise Line’s parent Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) paints a grim picture of the impact of the coronavirus on the

Kirby reports red ink first quarter

Despite taking a one-time tax benefit of $50.8 million from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act barge giant Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) reported a net loss of $248.5 for

COVID-19: FMC to investigate how cruise industry can resume operations

Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis E. Sola will lead a fact finding investigation and work with key industry stakeholders to identify commercial measures passenger cruise lines can adopt to mitigate COVID-19 related impacts

PODCAST: Captain Steve Kress, McAllister Towing

In the coming weeks and months, we will be bringing you a regular series of podcasts featuring a range of marine industry leaders, innovators and opinion shapers. In this edition of Marine

USNS Comfort departs NYC

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed New York City yesterday, April 30, after supporting the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response efforts to New York and New Jersey residents during the