Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition

The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry. The story of how that incident served as a catalyst for positive change is told in a new exhibition which was launched yesterday […]

Peter Döhle turns to MacGregor for 70-ship service agreement deal

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a three-year MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) service agreement with the German shipping company, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts Group, for an annual inspection of deck machinery, steering gear and cranes on a mixed fleet of 70 vessels. The agreement became effective as of 1st January 2017. “Our commitment is to provide […]

Former US Ambassador to the EU to speak at European Shipping Week 2017

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union and Visiting Fellow at the College of Europe, will be the guest speaker at the European Shipping Week Gala Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher Hotel in Brussels. Ambassador Gardner, who has dedicated more than 20 years of […]

Maritime London Chief Executive to head up UK Ship Register

Maritime London has announced that its Chief Executive, Doug Barrow (pictured), will be stepping down in March after 11 years in the role. He has been appointed as Director of the UK Ship Register by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The search for a successor to lead Maritime London, the trade promotion body for the […]

Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. A high-level meeting of signatories to the Djibouti […]

OSM & Forland Shipping extend cooperation to full technical management

OSM has announced that Norwegian operator of offshore construction vessels (OCV) Forland Shipping of Bergen has awarded the company full technical management of its two OCVs, Fugro Saltire (pictured) and Lewek Inspector.  OSM already provides the crew to the vessels. OSM’s CEO, Geir Sekkesæter, said: “We are very proud that Forland has chosen to extend our […]

Hull biofouling environmentally more damaging than ballasting

The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls. Commenting on a presentation delivered at the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit in December, in which IMO Marine Environmental Division’s […]

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to boost marine tourism

An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. British Marine South West (BMSW), which represents 200 marine members in the region, and the Association des Ports de Plaisance de Bretagne (APPB), which represents 70 marinas and ports […]

Seaspan Swift – a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry, classed by Bureau Veritas

International classification society Bureau Veritas has congratulated owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Seaspan Swift is Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s (SFC) new dual-fuelled / hybrid – diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery powered ferry. The new ferry is the first hybrid LNG fuelled and […]