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Costa Concordia’s arrival in Genoa marks completion of largest maritime salvage project

Crowley Maritime subsidiary TITAN Salvage and project partner Micoperi has confirmed the Costa Concordia – the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012 – is safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, marking the completion of the largest maritime salvage jobs in history. Towing the disabled ship from the Tuscan … Read More...


Climate study sets course for the Southern Ocean

Scientists studying the Earth’s climate are to set sail for one of the most hostile areas on the planet in a bid to improve our understanding of the interaction between the oceans and the atmosphere. The team, led by Plymouth University, will be travelling 200 miles south of the Falkland Islands, close to Drake’s Passage, in the Southern Ocean, for a month-long … Read More...


Thome earns green award for Long Beach performance

Thome Ship Management has been awarded a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, California, for high standards in performance during 2013. Yatin Gangla, Chief Operating Officer Bulk Division, said: “This award is presented to operators whose vessels call at the Port of Long Beach and who have demonstrated that 90% or more of the vessels … Read More...

Christopher J. Wiernicki, President and CEO, ABS

ABS chosen to class world’s first CNG ship

Classification society ABS has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN). “This prestigious contract is a testament to our commitment to high quality service, technical innovation and remaining a pioneer … Read More...

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Clifford Charlock, Fire School Manager, at the site of Resolve Maritime Academy’s new wet trainer in Port Everglades

Resolve Maritime Academy begins construction on new wet trainer

Resolve Maritime Academy has announced the construction of a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We are incredibly proud to offer a course that combines stability and damage control using our new two-story wet trainer,” said Denise Johnston, Resolve Maritime Academy Director. Utilising props meant to … Read More...

Funding of £9 million available for future of Maritime Autonomous Systems

The UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies is making £9 million available to support the future of Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS). Autonomy in Maritime Unmanned Vehicles offers the potential to transform the manner in which many activities … Read More...

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Panama’s Alfonso Castillero joins Liberian Registry

Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined the Liberian Registry as Vice-President. Castillero worked for sixteen years in the Panamanian maritime sector, rising through the ranks to become head of the registry and director-general of the merchant marine. He says, “I am very excited to be joining the Liberian Registry, although … Read More...

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MTN secures new contracts and renewals

Three cruise operators around the world have selected MTN Communications (MTN) for its passenger, crew, corporate communications and content services. MTN will provide products designed to fulfill the needs of each line’s unique passenger segment. These products include communications, entertainment and content sharing, crew welfare solutions and corporate … Read More...


International Slavery Remembrance Day at the National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum marks 2014’s International Slavery Remembrance Day with a series of free family-friendly events. Taking place throughout the Museum and around Greenwich on Saturday 23 August, the programme includes music, workshops and talks, and culminates in a commemorative ceremony by the River Thames. This year’s events explore the National … Read More...

Captain Stuart Miller

Captain Stuart Miller rejoins TITAN Salvage as Salvage Master

Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as Salvage Master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide, hands-on maritime and salvage experience. Capt Miller will be based in the United States, but will deploy worldwide for salvage, wreck removal and other emergency response operations. “TITAN Salvage is … Read More...

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International entities for Maritime Careers Day

The Malta Maritime Careers Day will see the participation of three eminent international entities in its first year of staging. These will be ICOMIA - the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, SNAME - The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers - based in Virginia USA and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute. A detailed programme will … Read More...

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Lords Arctic Committee to question shipping industry experts

The House of Lords Committee on the Arctic will next week question leading experts on the shipping industry as it continues its inquiry. Ongoing changes to sea ice in the Arctic could have a profound impact on the global shipping industry, opening up a new route – or possibly routes – that could potentially reduce days at sea, shorten journey times and provide … Read More...

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