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Japanese approval signals first for class

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ClassNK registered Al Kout delivered to KOTC

Classification society ClassNK announced that it has completed work on the 165,178 GT VLCC Al Kout, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) as part of a series of vessels constructed for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K. (KOTC). The Al Kout was officially delivered to KOTC at a ceremony held at KOTC Head Office in Kuwait on 30th October … Read More...

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Wärtsilä and Diesel United renew co-operation agreement for low-speed marine engines

Wärtsilä and Diesel United in Japan have signed a 10-year renewal of their co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines. Diesel United is a long-standing member of the Wärtsilä family of low-speed engine licensees. The renewal was signed on the 66th anniversary of the signing of the licence by Diesel United for … Read More...


ClassNK launches feasibility study for marine renewable energy testing facility in Singapore

Classification society ClassNK has announced the launch of a new feasibility study for a marine renewable energy testing facility to be built in Singapore. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Clean Energy Summit held in Singapore on 28th - 29th October 2014. The study will pave the way for the establishment of the world’s first marine renewable energy … Read More...

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Asphalt Venture seafarers’ release welcomed by MPHRP

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has welcomed news that seven Indian Seafarers held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in the Somali Basin four years ago, have been released and are safe in Kenya. The 1991-built, Panamanian-flagged, 3,884dwt general cargo ship, with a crew of 15, was hijacked by Somali pirates … Read More...


Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) enlightens insurance experts

Damage encountered in marine losses came into sharp focus recently when Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), referred to as Braemar, welcomed an invited  group of marine insurance professionals onto its specialist port and shipyard familiarisation course in Falmouth designed to introduce participants to the technical aspects of marine surveying, … Read More...

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Total Lubmarine investing in future proof lubricants

The marine lubricants market is under huge pressure to provide long-term solutions to its ship operating customers and Total Lubmarine is investing in new simple solutions according to Jean-Philippe Roman, Total Lubmarine’s Technical Director. Speaking yesterday (Wednesday) at the Fuels, Lubes & Emissions Technology Conference in London,  he outlined Total … Read More...


DigiGone provides medical lifeline for remote locations

DigiGone, a communication solution provider specialising in secure video transmission, has introduced new remote telemedicine kits for marine, aviation and land-based applications. Based on DigiGone’s proprietary SecureChat video encryption and compression software, the new DigiMed kits provide real-time teleconferencing with emergency medical service professionals … Read More...

Korean Register to drive LNG fuelled shipping in APEC region

Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society – has announced it is to work alongside the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (APEC) to promote the use of LNG fuelled ships in the APEC region. APEC has awarded a contract to KR to further the understanding of the current state and future potential for LNG fuelled vessels to serve the … Read More...


Panama Canal expansion one step closer thanks to gate transport aboard Crowley’s heavy lift barge

Crowley Maritime’s heavy lift barge 455 4 successfully delivered the first in a series of new gates for the on-going Panama Canal expansion. Crowley is scheduled to help transport all eight of the gates involved in the Pacific side lock expansion of the Canal – a project that when coupled with the Atlantic side expansion will create a new lane of vessel traffic and … Read More...

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Rescue of migrants at sea is legal and humanitarian obligation, says ship owners’ global trade association

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). ICS is the global trade association for commercial ship operators, whose ships are currently involved on a daily basis in the rescue of … Read More...

Captain Peter Kortenoeven accepting the Alexander Dalrymple Award

UKHO Alexander Dalrymple Award presented to Captain Peter Kortenoeven RNLN

Captain Peter Kortenoeven, Hydrographer of the Royal Netherlands Navy, has been presented with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO’s) prestigious Alexander Dalrymple Award at a ceremony in London. The award is dedicated to Alexander Dalrymple who was the first Hydrographer of the Navy when the office was founded in 1795. The award was instituted in 2006 … Read More...


Wärtsilä to supply integrated propulsion and ship design for two OSVs

Two new 150 ton bollard pull anchor handling offshore support vessels (AHOSVs) being built at the Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka have been designed by Wärtsilä and will be powered by Wärtsilä integrated propulsion systems. The order was placed in August and the equipment is scheduled for fast-track delivery in July 2015. The 78 metre long vessels will be employed for … Read More...

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