Coast Guard News

November 26, 2020
A Malta-flagged tanker sustained hull damages following a mine explosion in the Red Sea, about 125 miles north of Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen. At the time of the incident, which took place on 23 November 2020, the 107,000 dwt Agrari was operating at an oil-fired plant in the Port of Al Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO). Having completed cargo discharge, the ship was preparing to depart.... [Read More]
November 26, 2020
The leaders of the major shipping bodies are calling on the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to take a stand for the seafarers stranded at sea due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. It is estimated that around 400,000 seafarers have been stuck on ships way beyond their contracts, unable to disembark or reach out to their families, with 400,000 more unable to sign onto ships. ... [Read More]
November 26, 2020
DFDS and its partners have applied for EU support for the development of a ferry powered by electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell system. The partnership includes DFDS, ABB, Ballard Power Systems Europe, Hexagon Purus, Lloyd’s Register, KNUD E. HANSEN, Ørsted and Danish Ship Finance. DFDS said that the ferry would be powered by electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell system that emits only water and can produce up to 23 MW to propel the ferry. ... [Read More]
November 26, 2020
Singapore’s offshore rig and vessel builder Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has won a contract from a repeat customer worth about S$100 million ($74.7M) for the fabrication and integration work on a floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). Keppel O&M said on Thursday that the contract was won by its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard.... [Read More]
November 26, 2020
US classification society ABS and South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) to use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology to replace at least one of three diesel generators typically onboard a very large crude carrier (VLCC).  It’s the second SOFC-focused JDP between ABS and DSME, with the first collaboration in 2019 revealing the high efficiency of a SOFC and gas turbine hybrid system due to the re-use of hot exhaust off-gas.... [Read More]
November 26, 2020
The United Nations has received official approval from the Houthi authorities in Yemen to carry out the planned expert mission to the decaying FSO Safer oil tanker, which poses a danger of massive oil spill to the region. The Safer oil tanker is moored north of Hodeidah and is believed to be loaded with over 1 million barrels of crude oil. The ageing tanker has had almost no maintenance since 2015. ... [Read More]
November 26, 2020
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver its hybrid solution for three 5,000 dwt bulk carriers. ... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
A study commissioned by the Canadian Government is recommending individual governments, including Canada, to take unilateral action to restrict or prohibit scrubber discharges from both open-loop and closed-loop systems. ... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
A study commissioned by the Canadian Government is recommending individual governments, including Canada, to take unilateral action to restrict or prohibit scrubber discharges from both open-loop and closed-loop systems. ... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
 NYSE-listed tanker owner and operator Overseas Shipholding Group has closed a $49.1 million loan to finance a newbuild oil and chemical ATB barge. OSG’s subsidiaries, OSG 205 LLC and OSG Courageous II LLC, will use the loan to refinance the tug to which the barge is being paired, the OSG Courageous. The new 204,000 barrel U.S. Flag ATB barge, the OSG 205, is being built by the Greenbriar Marine shipyard and is set to be delivered in the next few weeks.... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
 NYSE-listed tanker owner and operator Overseas Shipholding Group has closed a $49.1 million loan to finance a newbuild oil and chemical ATB barge. OSG’s subsidiaries, OSG 205 LLC and OSG Courageous II LLC, will use the loan to refinance the tug to which the barge is being paired, the OSG Courageous. The new 204,000 barrel U.S. Flag ATB barge, the OSG 205, is being built by the Greenbriar Marine shipyard and is set to be delivered in the next few weeks.... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
A major contract for the construction of Italy’s Ravenna Port Hub has been awarded to a consortium including DEME’s subsidiary Dredging International and Italian construction company Consorzio Stabile Grandi Lavori. ... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
Uniper Energy DMCC (UED), a supplier of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), and Neutral Fuels, a pioneer of net zero biofuels in the UAE, have teamed up to provide maritime biofuel in Fujairah, UAE. The two companies plan to blend UED’s VLSFO and Neutral Fuels biofuel, creating a maritime fuel that meets the International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard under their ISO8217:2010 RMG380 specification.... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
Spanish utility Endesa is aiming to invest up to €34.5 million ($41million) in an LNG bunkering facility in the port of Los Barrios, in Algeciras Bay.... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
Canadian Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is once again one of the highest environmental performers in North America, significantly exceeding jurisdictional regulations, Green Marine determined. Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American marine industry that encourages participants to reduce their environmental footprint by taking concrete actions. ... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
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November 25, 2020
A Cyprus-flagged containership has rammed into the Big South Lock in Brunsbüttel, Germany. The incident occurred in the evening hours on 23 November, the police department in Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein said in a statement. As informed, the ship, identified as Containerships Arctic, was entering the Big South Lock at around 18:40 when it allided with the lock wall. Both the vessel and the lock structure sustained considerable damages.... [Read More]
November 25, 2020
Maritime risk management organization RightShip and the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) have developed a Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP) that will provide emissions inventory data to ports around the world. The product has been tested with the Pilbara Ports Authority. The development of the new portal comes after RightShip won a $250,000 Google Impact Challenge Grant in 2016.... [Read More]
November 24, 2020
A containership identified as Cyprus-registered Tina I ran aground in the Singapore Strait on Sunday, November 22 after hitting an Iranian vessel grounded in the area since May.... [Read More]

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