Coast Guard News

October 22, 2020
South Korean shipbuilder Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and its shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) have received approval in principle (AIP) for the design of a large commercial liquefied hydrogen carrier. The AIP — that has been described as the world’s first for this vessel type — has been granted by the Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Port of Le Havre, the top French port for foreign trade, has become a member of the Getting to Zero coalition to help decarbonize maritime transport. The coalition was launched at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 as part of a partnership between three intergovernmental organisations (the Global Maritime Forum, Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum) to combat climate change. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Swedish Port of Kapellskär, together with Finnish Port of Naantali, has been granted EU funding to reduce, among other things, air pollutant emissions from shipping. The funding is also said to augment the investments made by Ports of Stockholm to meet service demands of customers and future needs. This summer, the EU decided to support eight Swedish infrastructure projects with grants from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Fund. Two of the projects are Ports of Stockholm initiatives to promote a stronger Stockholm region. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Stena Embla; Image courtesy: Stena Line... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
In September, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged before the UN General Assembly to make China carbon neutral by 2060. This is a bold goal for the world’s largest polluter at a time when the nation is planning to develop nearly 150 gigawatts worth of coal power plants. The momentuThe post China going carbon neutral: What will it mean for shipping? appeared first on Offshore Energy. ... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has approved Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s FLNG hull design. ... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
Danish investment entity Innovation Fund Denmark has announced the establishment of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime shipping. It aims to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fuelled vessel.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
MSC Seashore, a yet-to-be-delivered cruise ship owned by Switzerland-based cruise line MSC Cruises, will become the first vessel to feature Fincantieri’s next-generation air sanitation technology.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
The investigation into the fire on board Maersk Honam boxship by the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) of Singapore has shown that it is highly likely that the fire originated from the decomposition of dangerous cargo generating intense heat.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
British ship management and marine support services provider V.Group and Greek shipping company Costamare Shipping have strengthened and expanded their existing strategic partnership. As informed, the expanded strategic partnership will see V.Group providing a range of management and other marine services from Shanghai and Greece to 41 container vessels associated with Costamare Inc. and its CEO Konstantinos V. Konstantakopoulos.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
South Korean shipping and marine supplier Tas Global Co., Ltd and w... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
Italy’s Grimaldi Group has welcomed to its fleet two brand-new environmentally friendly vessels — a hybrid roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ship and a new car carrier.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
The UK-based High Speed Transfers (HST) has acquired two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) from Gardline Ltd. The CTVs Marian Array and Gardian 14 have been renamed to HST Thomas and HST Grace. According to HST, they will undergo an extensive refit and upgrade works package to ensure the HST Quality is reflected in the 21m 12 pax vessels. The company plans to launch the CTVs next year. Further details are expected to follow shortly.... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
Kaguya; Image courtesy: Kawasaki Heavy Industries ... [Read More]
October 21, 2020
BW LPG has kicked off a week-long sea and gas trials for its pioneering very large gas carrier (VLGC).... [Read More]
October 20, 2020
The United States is sanctioning six Chinese entities and two individuals over business relations with Iranian shipping company IRISL and its subsidiary Hafez Darya Arya Shipping Company (HDASCO). The State Department designated IRISL and IRISL’s Shanghai-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company Ltd., in June 2020 on the grounds of reported proliferation-related conduct. ... [Read More]
October 20, 2020
Maritime safety authority Maritime New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from one of New Zealand’s biggest stevedoring companies, ISO Limited, after a near-fatal incident involving one of its workers in December 2017. As informed, the EU will cost ISO Limited NZ$425,000, plus financial amends made to the victim.... [Read More]
October 20, 2020
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the cargo handling and fuel supply system for two new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC).... [Read More]
October 20, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases have been evacuated from a livestock carrier berthed at Fremantle Port, Western Australia, and placed in quarantine. The Department of Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday – all are crew from the Al Messilah livestock carrier.... [Read More]
October 20, 2020
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