Coast Guard News

September 24, 2020
German propulsion expert Schottel has been awarded a contract to supply Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander with thrusters for a new shallow-draught vessel. ... [Read More]
September 23, 2020
IMO headquarters; Image courtesy: IMO/Flickr under CC by 2.0 ... [Read More]
September 23, 2020
Tanker owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT)  has entered into two 2 Suezmax newbuilding contracts with Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The scheduled deliveries of the ships are in the first half of 2022. “The combination of specifications, quality of yard, price, payment terms and deliveries make this an attractive investment for NAT and is consistent with our strategy to expand and renew our fleet,” the company said.... [Read More]
September 23, 2020
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship set to self-navigate across the Atlantic autonomously in Spring 2021, will have new Valeport uvSVX and a Valeport Altimeter to provide underwater depth data. Sailing from Plymouth, UK, to Plymouth, USA, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will trace the route of the original 1620 Mayflower to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the famous voyage. ... [Read More]
September 23, 2020
Technology company ABB has won a contract with China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd for supplying a full scope of integrated solutions for P&O Ferries’ two new vessels. Under the deal, ABB will supply electric, digital and connected solutions for the newbuild pair, including Azipod propulsion and energy storage. ... [Read More]
September 23, 2020
To support Singapore’s harbour craft industry’s transition towards a low-carbon future, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) have launched a joint call for proposals on the electrification of harbour craft. A total of S$9 million from the Maritime GreenFuture Fund will be set aside to co-fund such harbour craft projects. ... [Read More]
September 23, 2020
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation. The rule requires container, passenger, and refrigerated cargo ships to reduce emissions while docked at California’s ports, including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Hueneme, San Francisco, and San Diego. CARB said the violations were discovered during routine audits of the company’s 2017 and 2018 vessel fleet visits to the Port of Oakland. ... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
A first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony was held today for the 23,000 TEU CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the largest LNG-powered containership in the world. The ceremony was attended by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipyard representatives in Shanghai, China, and CMA CGM’s management in Marseille, France.... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
The Malin Sentinel, the final newbuild vessel of nine in a £150m investment programme by Sentinel Marine, has arrived in Aberdeen. ... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
The UK’s Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) has released its ... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
Denmark-based coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater hull inspection service using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage. ... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the shipping industry goes beyond the crew change crisis as the industry adapts to a new reality by adopting a more flexible approach to meeting international rules. While the make-do strategy is understandable given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) believes this could have grave consequences for workers and the environment.... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
More than a tonne of drugs – 1,196 kilogrammes of heroin and morphine derivatives – were recovered from containership Maersk Sembawang after it docked at the UK’s Port of Felixstowe earlier this month. The international operation in which the massive haul of potentially deadly Class A drugs was stopped from hitting UK streets was led by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). The 6,478 TEU Singapore-flagged ship, owned by Danish shipping major Maersk, arrived in Felixtowe on 12 September from Rotterdam, VesselsValue’s data shows.... [Read More]
September 22, 2020
Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured a couple of contracts worth $200 million, including its fifth FSRU conversion.... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
“We need to find the next solution after fossil fuels, luxury is over. We had a very high energy density in a very compact and rather cheap fuel, but we are running out of it. The marine sector is responsible for a huge amount of emissions CO2 and pollutants so it’s really necessary that we start to take action, and luckily we are seeing the shift in the industry”, says Pieter Huyskens Manager Research & Development at Damen. ... [Read More]

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