Coast Guard News

July 27, 2020
Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World recorded a slight decrease in container throughput in the first half of 2020, despite negative COVID-19 effects.... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months. The 82,000 dwt Agia Sofia, previously known as Trade Spirit, is owned and operated by Greek company Marmaras Navigation, according to data provided by VesselsValue. As informed, AMSA inspected the ship at Hay Point in Mackay on 25 July 2020 after receiving a complaint via the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). ... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
South Korean Fair Trade Commission has fined shipbuilding major Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. for unfair trade with its subcontractors. The KRW 970 million ($805,000) fine is described as the highest fine yet to be imposed by the anti-trust regulator for misusing technologies from other companies.... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
Several COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on two cruise ships operated by German cruise line AIDA Cruises that are currently docked in Rostock. ... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has completed the third Yamal LNG vessel for a joint venture consisting of compatriot China Cosco Shipping and Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
Reports of non-compliance with strict crew change protocols, resulting in seafarers testing positive for COVID-19 are jeopardizing the progress made in the crew change process as the number of seafarers hit by the crisis hits the roof. Following warnings from Singapore, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said failure from certain manning agencies to comply would not be tolerated, urging for strict adherence to the 12-step protocols as they have proven that seafarers are able to change over safely and keep trade flowing.... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
Silverstream Technologies has secured a new deal to install its air lubrication tech on eight newbuild LNG carriers.... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Forty-five crew members were evacuated from a fire-stricken ferry off Cebu on Thursday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. As informed, the roll-on/roll-off passenger ship MV Filipinas Dinagat caught fire 5.5 nautical miles off Binongkalan Point in the evening hours of 23 July.... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Forty-five crew members were evacuated from a fire-stricken ferry off Cebu on Thursday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. As informed, the roll-on/roll-off passenger ship MV Filipinas Dinagat caught fire 5.5 nautical miles off Binongkalan Point in the evening hours of 23 July.... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Forty-five crew members were evacuated from a fire-stricken ferry off Cebu on Thursday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. As informed, the roll-on/roll-off passenger ship MV Filipinas Dinagat caught fire 5.5 nautical miles off Binongkalan Point in the evening hours of 23 July.... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the IMO to facilitate crew change. GAC Greece said that the Greek government has allowed seafarers entry into its country together with citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.  ... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the IMO to facilitate crew change. GAC Greece said that the Greek government has allowed seafarers entry into its country together with citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.  ... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the IMO to facilitate crew change. GAC Greece said that the Greek government has allowed seafarers entry into its country together with citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.  ... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Singapore-based E4C Shipping Pte Ltd, a newly-formed joint venture company, has ordered two medium-range (MR) product tankers from South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD). E4C is comprised of entities and individuals affiliated with Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco Holding A/S, Swiss commodity trading company Gunvor Group and Dee4 Capital Partners ApS, a Danish private equity firm focussed on maritime-related investments.... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Singapore-based E4C Shipping Pte Ltd, a newly-formed joint venture company, has ordered two medium-range (MR) product tankers from South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD). E4C is comprised of entities and individuals affiliated with Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco Holding A/S, Swiss commodity trading company Gunvor Group and Dee4 Capital Partners ApS, a Danish private equity firm focussed on maritime-related investments.... [Read More]
July 24, 2020
Singapore-based E4C Shipping Pte Ltd, a newly-formed joint venture company, has ordered two medium-range (MR) product tankers from South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD). E4C is comprised of entities and individuals affiliated with Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco Holding A/S, Swiss commodity trading company Gunvor Group and Dee4 Capital Partners ApS, a Danish private equity firm focussed on maritime-related investments.... [Read More]

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