Coast Guard News

July 1, 2020
The possibilities of hydrogen as an energy carrier are creating a boost in innovation. Koedood Marine Group is researching how hydrogen can benefit the shipping industry. Sander Roosjen, research and development manager Koedood Marine Group: “We already have several clients that wish to implement hydrogen solutions on their newbuild vessels.”... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
Image Courtesy: Anemoi/IWSA Wind-assisted ship propulsion has immense potential for achieving fuel savings and cutting emissions. Even though it is not believed to be THE solution for full decarbonization of the industry and getting to net-zero, it has emerged as an intermediary step which, wThe post Go(ne)ing with the wind: 40 ships to have wind propulsion installed by the end of 2022 appeared first on Offshore Energy. ... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
A staggering number of seafarers is being impacted by the inability to carry out crew changes due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed on travel by national governments across the globe. Despite incessant calls from the maritime bodies, seafarers are yet to be designated as ‘key workers’ and exempted from travel restrictions.... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
Volkswagen Group said Wednesday it welcomed its first LNG-fuelled car carrier in the US Port of Davisville, Rhode Island.... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
Japanese electronics company Furuno has acquired Danish company EMRI A/S, specializing in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning, and maneuvering systems. EMRI is an original equipment manufacturer of steering control systems, provided to over 1000+ vessels within the cruise and shipowning sectors. The company also designs and manufactures dynamic positioning systems with fuel-saving algorithms.... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
South Korean shipping major HMM has welcomed the 7th of twelve 24,000 TEU container shipping giants into its fleet. These are the largest container ships in the world based on their carrying capacity.... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
Corrosion has emerged as the arch-enemy of the exhaust gas cleaning systems as the uptake of the technology rose with the entrance into force of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap. Like with any new technology, scrubber maintenance and operation has been a learning curve for ship owners and operators, especially in the context of preventing failures of the technology and reducing downtime.... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
The delivery of Royal Caribbean’s new cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, being built at German shipbuilder Meyer Werft, has officially been delayed, the company confirmed. The keel for the ship was laid in May 2019 and Odyssey of the Seas was scheduled to be delivered in autumn 2020. The ship is scheduled to become one of the five largest cruise ships in the world with a gross tonnage of about 169,000. ... [Read More]
July 1, 2020
High Speed Transfers (HST) has awarded Chartwell Marine with a contract to design and deliver a new hybrid Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessel (CTV). The vessel, which will provide dedicated support for the offshore wind sector, is set to be built locally in the UK by Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, which was awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
Voith has received an order to deliver eight electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP) to Østensjø for four new offshore wind supply vessels. According to Voith, with this new type of gearless propeller, the permanent-magnet synchronous motor is directly integrated into the VSP. The drive system combines the technology of the VSP with the Voith Inline Thruster (VIT). The VSP is said to allow the reduction of the rolling motions of the vessel by up to 70%, both when it is moving and when stationary at the wind turbine. ... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
Fifteen crew members on board a Maltese-flagged oil tanker have tested positive to COVID-19, and two crew members have been hospitalized, but they are not in a critical condition. The information was confirmed to Offshore Energy-Green Marine by a spokesperson for the Antwerp Port Authority where Minerva Oceania is moored.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
A brand new LNG vessel owned by TMS Cardiff Gas has collided with Cido Shipping’s car carrier offshore Belgium’s Oostende.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co is planning to reduce its workforce to adapt to lower demand by launching a voluntary retirement plan, Yonhap reported citing a statement from the shipyard. Workers at the yard have been on strike since May amid dissatisfaction with unpaid furloughs which have affected around 500 workers. The walkout has resulted in the shipbuilding activity being suspended until July 12, Yonhap said.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
China COSCO Shipping on Tuesday said it has placed an order for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
De Nora, an Italian provider of energy-saving products and water treatment solutions, is creating a new legal entity, De Nora Marine Technologies LLC. Launched on 1 April 2020, the new company will facilitate De Nora’s global growth strategy within the maritime market, offering products and industry expertise to address growing calls for advanced water treatment technologies, in line with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, according to the company.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
Norwegian shipping company Knutsen has taken delivery of its newbuild LNG carrier Traiano Knutsen. ... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
Danish ferry and logistics company DFDS will lay off around 650 people in the coming months as part of its measures aimed at adapting to post COVID-19 market conditions. DFDS currently employs around 8,600 people.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
Banks and guarantors have released €175 million in emergency financial aid for German shipbuilder MV Werften, part of Genting Hong Kong. The funds were released from a blocked account by seventeen banks, the Federal State Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern revealed on 29 June 2020.... [Read More]
June 30, 2020
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä, is set to start the world’s first long term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine. ... [Read More]

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