Offshore Ship Designers presents new series of Ice Class vessel designs

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has unveiled a new series of Ice Class vessel designs, especially suited for marine services around the development of new arctic ports, terminals and offshore structures. A prerequisite for this type of vessel, operating under arctic conditions, is the ability to deal with the presence of first-year or floating ice, cold […]

IMO celebrates 70 years with visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II

HM Queen Elizabeth ll visited the IMO’s headquarters in London today (Tuesday) to mark 70 years to the day since the treaty establishing the International Maritime Organization was adopted. Accompanied by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, she unveiled a commemorative plaque and cut an anniversary cake. Her Majesty also met some of the guests attending the […]

New passenger ship and ferry sector leadership at Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has appointed Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries. The classification society says it is a key role involved from the concept stages through the operational life of projects helping ensure that clients are able to make the best commercial decisions based on technical understanding to mitigate risk and promote […]

Marlink and Seagull Maritime collaborate for efficient online distribution of onboard training material

Marlink and Seagull Maritime have entered into a partnership to introduce a step-change in onboard training this year, creating an online, satcom enabled environment for the distribution and updating of e-learning material. The partnership combines Marlink and Seagull’s respective domain expertise to streamline and automate e-learning content distribution and management. Additional functionality will be offered […]

MCI gears up for 2018 after a solid year of progress in 2017

International ship registry Maritime Cook Islands (MCI) is planning for another year of expansion after a solid performance in 2017. Despite the continuing challenging times in shipping, MCI says 2017 saw it make significant progress on several fronts. For 2017, MCI registered 130 new vessels and the fleet grew by 3.6%, from 557 vessels at […]

UKHO conducts seabed mapping in Tonga to support blue economy

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has chartered a motor launch to survey the waters in the Kingdom of Tonga as part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. State-of-the-art multibeam sonar equipment will be used to map key areas of the seabed in the approaches to the harbour of the capital, Nuku’alofa, on the main island […]

Damen Marine Components and Van der Velden Marine Systems announce merger

Damen Marine Components (DMC) and Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) recently announced a merger. As of 1st January the two companies are operating together as Damen Marine Components Netherlands (DMC NL). DMC has been operating ever since the early eighties of the last century in the Damen Shipyards Group, whilst VDVMS has been operating […]

North P&I Club retains S&P ‘A’ rating and stable outlook

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed North P&I Club’s ‘A’ financial strength rating and stable outlook for the 14th consecutive year. The rating covers North P&I Club and its subsidiary Sunderland Marine, collectively known as North Group. The ‘A’ rating reflects S&P’s view of the club’s strong business risk profile and very strong […]

Sterling Global Marine acquires renowned survey firm Geoff Waddington & Partners

Sterling Global Marine, a surveyor of private and commercial vessels, has announced it has acquired marine surveying company Geoff Waddington & Partners. This move sees Sterling Global Marine become one of the fastest growing independent marine surveyors in the UK, allowing the company to significantly upscale its business across both the leisure and commercial industry […]

Red Funnel congratulates new female captain

Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight’s award-winning ferry operator, has welcomed the promotion of Alice Duncan to the position of Captain. The announcement coincides with International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018. Starting out on a cadetship programme aged 18, Alice was fascinated by life at sea after learning to sail with her grandfather and […]

MCTC launches onshore training services

Catering training and management provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy Marine (MCTC) has launched onshore training services in India to cater for its growing number of Indian trainees. In addition to its onshore training facilities it already has in The Philippines, MCTC has now launched training for catering personnel in India who face many of the […]