Coast Guard News

July 15, 2020
The UK High Court ruled on Monday, July 13, that the widow, whose husband lost his life while dismantling a supertanker in Bangladesh in 2018, can pursue a negligence claim against Maran (UK) Limited, a British company involved in the ship’s sale. The court said that Maran (UK) arguably owed a duty of care to the deceased.... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
The Isle of Man Ship Registry is set to launch the first-ever seafarer welfare app designed by a ship registry. According to Cameron Mitchell, the Isle of Man Ship Registry director, the app is in the final stages of development and is set go live later this month. ... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
Greek containership owner Danaos Corporation managed to meet IMO 2030 carbon reduction targets eleven years ahead of schedule. The company revealed it achieved 41.5 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per ton-mile for the year 2019 compared with the base year 2008.... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
North American provider of midstream energy services Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has loaded combination cargoes of natural gas liquids (NGL) and Olefins on the same vessel. During the month of July, Enterprise completed the simultaneous loading of propane and polymer grade propylene into separate compartments on a VLGC at the Enterprise Houston Ship Channel terminal, as well as the simultaneous loading of ethane and ethylene on a vessel at its Morgan’s Point facility.... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
BW LPG, a unit of the Singapore gas shipping giant BW, has sold its old carrier Berge Summit to an unidentified owner for continued trading. ... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
The Flensburg District Court will open insolvency proceedings concerning Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH (FSG) on August 1st, the company said in an update. To remind, the German cash strapped shipbuilder filed for the opening of insolvency proceedings at the local court in Flensburg in April. The court has approved the application, allowing the company’s management to remain in control while the company restructures financially.... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
 Asian waters accounted for a third of large vessels lost at sea globally last year, even as large shipping losses are at a record low having fallen by over 20 per cent year-on-year, according to specialty insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2020.  As informed, fourteen large ships were lost in Asian waters in 2019, accounting for more than 33 per cent of losses worldwide. ... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
Crude oil tanker MV Gulf Sky, which has been under arrest in UAE under a UAE Admiralty Law injunction since January 2020, seems to have gone missing as the vessel’s location is unknown for days. By leaving the anchor off Port Khor Fakkan Anch and UAE waters, the ship has violated the injunction and a prohibition to sail.... [Read More]
July 15, 2020
By Marnix Viergever In the maritime media there is a strong focus on the ship building sector. Obviously ship construction creates a lot of business opportunities and journalists are eager to reveal new maritime trends and technologies. Ship breaking, on the other hand, is not a popular topic as The post The business of responsible ship breaking appeared first on Offshore Energy. ... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
Ship recycling yards in Turkey that are compliant with safety and environmental requirements of the European Union are full until the end of the year, Clarksons Platou Shipbroking said in a report. The report indicated that there is limited space available at the other EU facilities on the Continent which are not all fully operational or able to take larger LDT units.... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
Ship recycling yards in Turkey that are compliant with safety and environmental requirements of the European Union are full until the end of the year, Clarksons Platou Shipbroking said in a report. The report indicated that there is limited space available at the other EU facilities on the Continent which are not all fully operational or able to take larger LDT units.... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
Norway’s ship recycling firm Green Yard has taken over compatriot Kleven Verft, which filed for bankruptcy early this month after losing a loan deal. A Kleven spokesperson confirmed to Offshore Energy-Green Marine that the takeover agreement has been reached with the bankruptcy estate and the banks involved. ... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
China’s Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry has completed repair works on a 30,000-cbm carrier, marking the second-ever LNG repair job for the yard.... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
Teknotherm Marine has won a contract to supply the heating, ventilation & air-conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems for Østensjø’s four new offshore wind supply vessels. The onboard systems have been designed to optimize the energy efficiency of the vessels, minimizing their carbon footprint, according to the Heinen & Hopman subsidiary.... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
A newly-built berthing area in the Elbe River is powered by nineteen solar panels. The panels provide power to quick-release mooring hook units with integrated capstans. Following the Port of Rotterdam, the Port of Hamburg is the second major port to opt for this sustainable solution. ... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
Wärtsilä has received an order for multiple solutions for Green Jade, the first floating heavy-lift offshore wind installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. The vessel, owned by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE), will be equipped with four of Wärtsilä’s 46DF and two 20DF dual-fuel engines, as well as its Transverse and Steerable Thrusters, DP3 solution, navigation system, and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for emissions abatement. The Finland-headquartered company said it would also provide site supervision services. ... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
Thailand-listed dry cargo ship owner Precious Shipping has reached a settlement with Chinese Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation, formerly known as shipbuilder Sainty Marine Corporation, in relation to the shipbuilding contracts for eleven 64,000 dwt bulkers. The duo launched arbitration proceedings back in 2016 in London to decide upon whether the owner had the right to cancel the contract and whether the shipyard should return the advance payment it had received under the contract.... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
The Methanol Institute (MI) has joined a study led by the China Waterborne Transportation Research Institute (CWTRI), the think tank of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, which will consider the technical and operational requirements for the use of methanol as a marine fuel. ... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
South Korean shipbuilder Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has secured an order for two gearless 1,000 TEU feeder containerships from Namsung Shipping. The two newbuildings, estimated to be worth $36 million, are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2021 and early 2022, data from Clarksons Platou Shipbroking shows. The order is being reported a month after Namsung took delivery of two similar ships from the yard, namely MV Star Explorer and MV Star Frontier.... [Read More]
July 14, 2020
German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed coronavirus cases on two more containerships. “(D)uring normal operations of our Philadelphia Express and St. Louis Express, … one member of each vessel’s crew tested positive for COVID-19,” Hapag-Lloyd informed. “The mariners are quarantined and we are hoping for a speedy recovery. All other crew members on the vessel are being isolated, monitored and will be tested as well.”... [Read More]

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