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Newbuilt shuttle tankers for the Roncador field in Brazil

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The crude oil production from the newly acquired 25 % interest in the Roncador oil field in Brazil will be lifted and transported by shuttle tankers.  Equinor has now entered into time charter contracts for two newbuilt shuttle tanker with the shipowner Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (Knutsen). The tankers will be built at Hyundai Read More…

220 ships dismantled worldwide in Apr-June 2018

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Brussels, 25 July 2018 – There were a total of 220 ships broken in the second quarter of 2018. Of these, 169 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between April and June, 6 workers have lost their lives and 7 workers have been severely injured when breaking Read More…

First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

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On 17 August 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie successfully completed her first commercial voyage, transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Norway to South Korea. During this voyage, the vessel set a new time record for an NSR transit of just 6 days 12 hours and 15 minutes. Read More…

Investigation into collision between Saga Sky and Stema Barge II during heavy weather in the English Channel.

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MAIB has commenced a safety investigation into a collision between the forest product carrier Saga Sky and the anchored stone carrying barge Stema Barge II, close to the port of Dover on Sunday 20 November 2016. The UK Coastguard evacuated all non-essential crew, there were no injuries and despite significant hull damage, both vessels remained Read More…

EU Naval Force Operation Commander Reinforces Need for Vigilance at Sea as Chemical Tanker Attacked by Suspected Somali Pirates

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The Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force (Somalia), Major General Rob Magowan CBE, has reiterated the need for continued vigilance at sea after a chemical tanker, CPO Korea, was reported as being attacked by six armed men 330 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia on 22 October.  The attack was confirmed after Read More…

Sir David Attenborough lays keel on UK’s new polar research ship

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NERC’s new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone this week with the ceremonial laying of the keel. Built at Cammell Laird shipyard in Liverpool, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is set to transform the UK’s polar research capability. When she becomes operational in 2019, the new ship will Read More…

COAST GUARD, LOCAL AGENCIES RESPONDING TO VESSEL FIRE OFF SAN JUAN HARBOR

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday morning to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger/cargo vessel Caribbean Fantasy, approximately 2 nautical miles north of San Juan Harbor in Puerto Rico. At approximately 7:42 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a report of a fire aboard a Panamanian-flagged passenger/cargo ship carrying Read More…

ANGOLA ORDERS STATE-OF-THE-ART DAMEN FISHERY RESEARCH VESSEL

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The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a state-of-the-art, 74 m Fishery Research Vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. This special vessel, which has Silent-A/F/R Class notation and features a basic design from Skipsteknisk. The Angolan Ministry of Fisheries has been a customer for many years and previously Damen delivered two 62 Read More…

Shipowners reject proposals for ships to pay for EU ship recycling licences

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Proposals to compel ships, regardless of flag, to pay for European Union ship recycling licences when calling at EU ports, will undermine efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to improve working and environmental conditions in developing nations, where most ship recycling yards are located. If proposals to establish an EU ship recycling fund are Read More…

Rolls-Royce publishes vision of the future of remote and autonomous shipping

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The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) today published a whitepaper to coincide with its presentations at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam. The whitepaper outlines the Project’s vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality. Speaking at the Symposium Oskar Levander, Rolls-Royce, Vice President of Innovation – Read More…

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