Coast Guard News

June 22, 2020
PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd has partnered up with Bureau Veritas Marine Singapore and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in a project that involved conducting a remote marine survey for PSA Aspen, an LNG dual-fuel PSA Marine harbour tug. The project marks the first time a harbour tug registered under the Singapore Registry of Ships has undergone a fully accredited annual survey conducted remotely, without a surveyor physically present on board the vessel. ... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
Last week, the Port of Los Angeles, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, APM Terminals Los Angeles and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) workers successfully moved 18,465 containers from the MSC Isabella during a single ship call at APM Terminals’ Pier 400. This new all-time world record — equal to 34,263 TEUs — is 1,385 containers more than the previously held record.... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
The Singapore-flagged containership APL England, which lost around 50 containers in heavy weather last month off Sydney, has been allowed to set sail from Australia after the ship’s insurer committed to pay $22.5 million needed to cover for fines and response costs incurred by the incident. Prior to allowing the ship to sail, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received a formal written undertaking from the ship’s insurer, Steamship Mutual, that it will pay fines and other amounts in relation to AMSA’s costs in responding to the incident.... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
Virginia-based DLBA Naval Architects has developed a concept Service Accommodation and Transfer Vessel (SATV) for the US offshore wind market. ... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
Following up on the successful biofuel trial in April, Swedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has decided to introduce low-carbon shipping options for its clients.... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine has embarked upon a cash-raising mission targeting to collect $63.8 million. Under the proposal, approved by its Board of Directors, the company plans to sell 63,808 shares at $1,000 per share.... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, said that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from US ports until 15 September 2020. ... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo is continuing works on Knutsen’s small-scale LNG carrier and it has recently installed the third tank onboard the 30,000-cbm vessel. The newbuild will be one of the world’s first small and medium-scale LNG carriers to feature C-type bi-lobe cargo tanks.... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
The departure of the 14,000 TEU containership YM Welcome from Yiu Lian Dockyard’s anchorage in China after her successful sea trials, marked the completion of Seaspan Corporation’s scrubber project production phase. The containership owner has installed scrubbers on ten ships, including five 10,000 TEU vessels and five 14,000 TEU vessels, making the endeavor Seaspan’s largest capital program outside of newbuilding projects. ... [Read More]
June 22, 2020
Hamburg based LNG supplier Nauticor, a unit of the Nordic energy company Gasum, has conducted the initial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for the newbuild cruise ship Iona. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Product tanker owner and operator Hafnia, a member of the BW Group, will soon enter a new product tanker segment with industry peers, established under the name of Hafnia Specialized, the company revealed. This business will handle tonnage below 25,000-dwt, Hafnia said, adding that more precise information will follow in the weeks to come. The consolidation move is being revealed on the back of a partnership being announced between Diamond S and Norden to consolidate their respective product tanker fleets. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Product tanker owner and operator Hafnia, a member of the BW Group, will soon enter a new product tanker segment with industry peers, established under the name of Hafnia Specialized, the company revealed. This business will handle tonnage below 25,000-dwt, Hafnia said, adding that more precise information will follow in the weeks to come. The consolidation move is being revealed on the back of a partnership being announced between Diamond S and Norden to consolidate their respective product tanker fleets. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Product tanker owner and operator Hafnia, a member of the BW Group, will soon enter a new product tanker segment with industry peers, established under the name of Hafnia Specialized, the company revealed. This business will handle tonnage below 25,000-dwt, Hafnia said, adding that more precise information will follow in the weeks to come. The consolidation move is being revealed on the back of a partnership being announced between Diamond S and Norden to consolidate their respective product tanker fleets. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Finland-based ferry company Viking Line became the first shipping company in the world to get DNV GL’s verification in accordance with its My Care methodology for infection prevention. DNV GL launched the new certification for the maritime industry aimed at facilitating industry players to resume operations better prepared for COVID-19 or other emerging pathogens.  The in-house developed methodology applies hospital quality standards and systems.  ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Finland-based ferry company Viking Line became the first shipping company in the world to get DNV GL’s verification in accordance with its My Care methodology for infection prevention. DNV GL launched the new certification for the maritime industry aimed at facilitating industry players to resume operations better prepared for COVID-19 or other emerging pathogens.  The in-house developed methodology applies hospital quality standards and systems.  ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Finland-based ferry company Viking Line became the first shipping company in the world to get DNV GL’s verification in accordance with its My Care methodology for infection prevention. DNV GL launched the new certification for the maritime industry aimed at facilitating industry players to resume operations better prepared for COVID-19 or other emerging pathogens.  The in-house developed methodology applies hospital quality standards and systems.  ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
The number of members of the Green Marine environmental certification program has been increasing steadily, according to the program’s latest performance report. More than 140 shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators, shipyard managers and the Seaway corporations participate now in the program. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
The number of members of the Green Marine environmental certification program has been increasing steadily, according to the program’s latest performance report. More than 140 shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators, shipyard managers and the Seaway corporations participate now in the program. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
The number of members of the Green Marine environmental certification program has been increasing steadily, according to the program’s latest performance report. More than 140 shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators, shipyard managers and the Seaway corporations participate now in the program. ... [Read More]
June 19, 2020
Hunter Tankers AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian Hunter Group ASA, has received binding commitments for a $ 157.5 million loan facility from a syndicate of banks consisting of Danske Bank, DNB, Nordea, and SEB. The proceeds from the facility, along with available cash at hand, will be used to refinance Hunter Atla, Hunter Saga and Hunter Laga, which are currently financed by sale-and-leasebacks with SFL Corporation. ... [Read More]

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