Coast Guard News

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]
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]
September 21, 2020
Last week, US senators Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Set Sail Safely Act in an effort to restart cruises. As informed, the bill will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise lines are under a No Sail Order until September 30, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ (LDA’s) new service operations vessel (SOV), which will be working at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, was launched on 21 September at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey. ... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
Maritime service provider KOTUG International, ship design company Rotortug, and tech start-up Captain AI today how a tug can sail the most optimal route without human intervention. In collaboration with Captain AI, the rotortug RT Borkum sailed autonomously on the river Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam using the Captain AI Route Planner and Autopilot. The demonstration was part of the Smart Shipping event of the Netherlands Forum for Smart Shipping. ... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
UK-based offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has ordered two next-generation multi-hull crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Seacat Services placed the order with naval architects, BAR Technologies. The vessels, Seacat Columbia and Seacat Cambria, were designed in partnership with Chartwell Marine, Seacat Services said.... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
The Korean Register has issued the world’s first Cyber Security (CS Ready) class notation for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) withdrew its industrial action at DP World Australia, according to Shipping Australia Ltd. “Shipping Australia understands that a written undertaking has now been given to the Fair Work Commission that no further notices of industrial action at Port Botany will be submitted before November 1 2020,” the shipowner association said.... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
Minerva Gas, the Greek LNG carrier owner and operator, has completed the keel laying for its newbuild at Samsung Heavy Industries. ... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
Norwegian maritime services provider OSM Maritime (OSM) revealed that it is in final negotiations to acquire SeaTeam Management from shipping companies Frontline and Golden Ocean Group Limited after reaching a preliminary agreement. The acquisition, which is subject to definitive documentation, is expected to be completed within the next thirty days. ... [Read More]
September 21, 2020
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has launched its LNG-fueled fast-ferry Eleanor Roosevelt at the Armon shipyard in Gijón. Courtesy of Baleària The vessel is scheduled to enter operation during the first quarter of 2021, Baleària said in its statement. ... [Read More]
September 18, 2020
Boluda Towage Europe has entered into a five-year concession agreement to provide sustainable towage services at the Port of Zeebrugge.... [Read More]
September 18, 2020
Boluda Towage Europe has entered into a five-year concession agreement to provide sustainable towage services at the Port of Zeebrugge.... [Read More]
September 18, 2020
Boluda Towage Europe has entered into a five-year concession agreement to provide sustainable towage services at the Port of Zeebrugge.... [Read More]

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