• Experts have succeeded in separating two freighters that were wedged together following a collision near the island of Borkum in the North Sea, a spokesperson of the German governmental command for maritime emergencies (CCME) said on Friday. On ...
  • The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) office led a joint team to successfully remove 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll. The project, led by Stephanie Bocek ...
  • Five container shipping companies intend to create an association with the purpose of paving the way for digitalization, standardization and interoperability in the container shipping industry. IT executives from CMA CGM, A.P. Moller – Maersk, ...
  • Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard cut the first steel today for Carnival Cruise Line’s newest 180,000-ton ship set to debut in 2020. The new vessel will be the first-ever ship operating in North America to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as ...
  • Robots could soon take over and simplify the laborious and, at times, dangerous and time-consuming, process of cleaning cargo holds of dry bulk vessels. Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden has recently tested and participated in the ...
  • On a passenger vessel, two members of crew were preparing a lifeboat for lowering as a drill. The lifeboat’s doors were opened and the two locking pins were inserted in the dedicated slots. The lifeboat was lifted slightly from the stowed position ...
  • The hull of the Color Hybrid, the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, owned by Color Line, has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway for completion.It measures 160 meters in length, and has a capacity of 2,000 passengers and about 500 cars. The ...
  • Eight people sustained minor injuries and 137 people have been evacuated from Norwegian frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad, which collided with Sola TS oil tanker at the Sture terminal in Øygarden, Norway, on Thursday morning. The Norwegian coast guard ...
  • Nine ocean carrier majors and terminal operators signed today a formal statement of intent for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a blockchain consortium. The consortium, named the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), includes CMA CGM, ...
  • 3rd November the Stena Imperial reported a suspected pirate approach whilst on northbound passage through the Red Sea west of Yemen on her way from Far East to Rotterdam for discharge. The story in short:  Two suspicious skiffs were found ...
  • Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its brand new 117,000 gross ton cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, after 23 months of construction. “Today (October 31) is a very special day for all of us as we have been eagerly anticipating this moment for more ...
  • Underwater repair and maintenance specialist, Hydrex, has recently removed a bow thruster, that needed to be overhauled, from a 300-meter container ship. This was done during a stop in Italy. Hydrex team mobilized from the Antwerp fast response ...
  • German shipping company Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST) was yesterday sentenced pay a $3.2 million criminal fine and serve a four-year term of probation after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and maintaining false ...
  • Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed contracts with the Shanghai City’s District of Baoshan to set up a cruise hub dedicated to support the shipbuilding and maritime activities in the cruise sector. The hub builds upon the agreements between ...
  • The Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) and Sibanthracite Overseas AG, affiliated with Russia’s biggest coal holding VostokCoal, will make one of the biggest transport projects in the Arctic - the companies have inked an agreement on coal deliveries ...
  • • A 40-foot shipping container exploded at the Port of Los Angeles at 5:58 p.m. on Tuesday inside the Evergreen Terminal when a combustible substance ignited, according to a statement from the port. The port was evacuated and there were no injuries. ...
  • During the morning of 1 March 2018, the UK registered general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit started to drag its anchor in heavy weather on the River Humber, UK. The watchkeeper did not immediately identify this and Celtic Spirit subsequently collided ...
  • A passenger ferry Excellent collided with a loading crane in bad weather in Barcelona's port on Wednesday morning causing a fire. The port authorities said that there were no injuries reported and that the fire has been controlled. As a result of ...
  • Pirates have seized 11 crewmembers from the container ship Pomerenia Sky off the coast of Nigeria. The Liberia-flagged vessel was headed for the Nigerian port of Onne on Saturday morning when the attack occurred, reports ship manager Midocean ...
  • The MV Tasmanic Winter finished its voyage from China to Rotterdam with 24 new vessels onboard built at Damen yards in Changde and Yichang. In line with its standard practice, Damen is transporting these in batches to the Netherlands where most of ...
  • Sovcomflot’s Aframax crude oil tanker Gagarin Prospect completed its first voyage across the Baltic and North Seas from Primorsk to Rotterdam powered by LNG as fuel. The ship delivered a cargo of 104,815 tonnes of crude oil on October 22, 2018, ...
  • A ship which spent two years stranded in an English port because of legal problems has finally set sail. The Malaviya Twenty was impounded in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in June 2016 over unpaid port fees and crew wages. At one point the crew were ...
  • BW LNG, part of Singapore-based BW Group, has appointed its first female captain. Captain Tatjana Pletena is at the helm of the Singapore-flagged LNG tanker BW GDF Suez Everett, since being promoted in April 2018. Captain Pletena began her career ...
  • The Stena Jutlandica has now completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel. Experiences from these first weeks have exceeded expectations. “It's really exciting to be running with electrical power on the Stena Jutlandica. This ...
  • Following the two fires at Gadani shipbreaking yards reported last week, NGO Shipbreaking Platform blasted owners for selling their vessels to cash buyers that bring their ships to Pakistani yards, notorious for poor work safety record. As World ...
  • On October 14 2018, Dutch flag Heavy Transport Vessel BigLift Barentsz arrived in Rotterdam from China by way of the Northern Sea Route. The vessel is specially designed and built for polar waters. The route, when open, considerably reduces the ...
  • At 1137 on 4 May 2017, the UK registered container ship CMA CGM Centaurus made heavy contact with the quay and two shore cranes while executing a turn under pilotage during its arrival at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. The accident resulted in the ...
  • A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia during January-September 2018, according to Asia’s piracy watchdog ReCAAP. Of the 64 incidents, comprising 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents, three ...
  • A large bulk carrier was approaching a laden oil tanker in a traffic lane of a traffic separation scheme. With a speed of 16kts, the bulk carrier was the overtaking vessel, and as both vessels were heading for a turn in the lane, the bulk carrier’s ...
  •  There will be no shortage of jobs for seafarers, especially officers, in the next two decades, as a result of the introduction of autonomous ships, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reassured, citing data from a new study. The study was ...
  • A laden container ship was heading into an increasingly heavy sea when an alarm sounded on the bridge indicating a fire in the forecastle store. As the chief officer was the OOW on the bridge, the master and the bosun went forward to investigate; ...
  • The second wave of scrubber ordering has seen over 1,000 scrubber projects confirmed over the past six months, according to the data from DNV GL. The scrubber boom ordering this summer was mainly driven by the upcoming enforcement of the 2020 ...
  • A small bulk carrier grounded on a sandbank. The vessel had been following a planned track in the ECDIS but the ECDIS alarms had been turned off. The ship remained aground for 6 days and was refloated by salvors. The second officer had taken over ...
  • After five days of being entangled in the Mediterranean, the Tunisian Ro-Ro ship Ulysses has been separated from the hull of Cyprus-flagged containership CLS Virginia, the Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the Mediterranean informed. The two ...
  • US-based cruise ship major Carnival Corporation & plc is facing an EUR 100,000 fine after it was accused of deliberately exceeding European air pollution limits. Namely, the French prosecutors called for the fine against the captain of the cruise ...
  • A vessel was secured alongside in port undergoing scheduled maintenance. Part of the work included deployment of the marine evacuation system (MES) in the presence
of an MCA surveyor, to satisfy a statutory certification requirement. In addition to ...
  • In terms of fuel, the shipping industry is becoming more and more aware of its impact on the environment. Considering the long-term, what sustainable fuels present viable and realistic possibilities for the maritime sector? One option that is just ...
  • Construction began on a world-class offshore salvage vessel in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Saturday and was hailed by Chinese experts as a milestone in the country’s deep-sea exploration development. The 13,280-ton, 177.1-meter ship, ...
  • Losses the likes of Deepwater Horizon, Costa Concordia and Tinjin port explosion prove that there is a need to manage the ‘unthinkable’ risks, according to the President of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Dieter Berg. Speaking at ...
  • TREASURE hunters will shortly set sail to search for £300 billion worth of British gold after identifying 700 war wrecks. Extensive research over many years has identified the locations of hundreds of the 7,500 merchant ships lost in both world ...
  • Marine archaeologists believe they have finally identified the resting place of HMB Endeavour, the ship James Cook commanded to Australia on his first voyage of discovery, an achievement that would solve one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all ...
  • MSC, the Swiss ocean carrier, is not liable for the explosion and losses related to the MSC Flaminia fire from July 2012 that claimed the lives of three crew members and destroyed thousands of cargo containers, New York District Court said in a ...
  • Halfway between Hawaii and California, an enormous mound of garbage measuring twice the size of Texas floats in the Pacific, menacing the marine ecosystem and steadily accumulating man-made debris. This isle of plastic, better known as the Great ...
  • Launching a new business in a traditional industry such as container shipping can be very tough regardless of the promising potential of the untapped market you are targeting. Johannes Schlingmeier and Christian Roeloffs launched their startup ...
  • As a central part of Stena Line’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and minimise environmental impact, the company is now running a pilot study where artificial intelligence technology is implemented on board vessels. In close collaboration with ...
  • China is the top international shipping nation according to a new report presented by DNV GL and Menon Economics at SMM trade fair in Hamburg on September 5.  The study, entitled “The Leading Maritime Nations of the World”, benchmarks the 30 ...
  • A year and a half after the sinking of Stellar Daisy, the Korean Government has approved a budget for a deep sea search for the ship’s voyage data recorder. The 266,100 dwt vessel sank on March 31, 2017, some 1,700 miles east of the Port of ...
  •   I last visited the ship two years ago, already long marooned at its berth. Returning last week, Great Yarmouth had become a near-prison for its Indian captain and crew, waiting for their back pay that never came. The Malaviya Twenty is a silent ...
  • Two Norsepower Rotor Sails have been installed on board Maersk Pelican, a Maersk Tankers Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel. The project is the first installation of wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker vessel. The sails, ...
  • Hull losses recorded in the first half of the year stood at their lowest level since 1996, according to a report from The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor). Major claims impact continued to be low in the first half of 2018, despite one ...
  • A Russian-flagged passenger vessel that went aground in the Canadian Arctic last week has been refloated and is in stable condition. The 117-meter, 6,230 gt polar expedition cruise ship Akademik Ioffe had about 160 people on board when it ran ...
  • Port of Antwerp reached a new milestone with the introduction of a fully automatic sounding boat that employs unique technology. The vessel, named the Echodrone, is a prototype that is currently being developed to supplement the other operational ...
  • Twelve Indonesian crew members of the grounded cargo ship Jin Hua have been evacuated from the stricken vessel, Taiwan’s Maritime and Port Bureau informed today. The ship ran aground on August 23 due to stormy weather and has been stuck outside ...
  • Seven ships are stranded outside the Kaohsiung Port in Taiwan having succumbed to heavy winds and violent waves caused by a strong storm that hit Taiwan. All 88 crew members of the seven ships are reported to be safe, according to Taiwan’s Maritime ...
  • The Panama-flagged tanker Pantelena, which went missing on August 14, has been found in the waters of Congo, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Friday, August 24. The ministry said that the 17 Georgian sailors on board are ...
  • Eight foreign-flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during July 2018, after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection, according to data provided by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Namely, during July, there were three new ...
  • A UK Court convicted the Dutch company Friendship Offshore BV of conducting an unlicensed salvaging operation on a sunken merchant vessel named 'SS Harrovian' in 2016. The case was heard at Newcastle Crown Court on the 26 July 2018, in a prosecution ...
  • Maersk’s second generation Triple-E vessel Mumbai Maersk has loaded 19,038 TEU, setting a world record for highest-ever load for a single containership and surpassing the 19,000-mark for the very first time for any vessel in the world. The world ...
  • Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way for wireless communication to circumvent the water-air barrier and enable direct data transmission between underwater and airborne devices. Called “translational ...
  • AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship powered with LNG, has left Meyer Werft’s building dock in Papenburg, Germany. It took almost two hours to float out AIDA Cruises’ newbuilding in the evening hours of August 21. The 180,000-ton vessel will now ...
  • Water levels on the Danube dropped to record lows on three sections of the river in Hungary on Wednesday due to a recent drought, hindering passenger cruise ships and causing losses to freight shipping companies. In Budapest the Danube receded to ...
  • Indian authorities detained two crewmembers and the Master of the VLCC Desh Shakti, after concluding that this ship was likely responsible for the hit-and-run collision with a fishing boat off Kerala earlier this month. Four vessels were sailing in ...
  • Rising temperatures from global warming have made a northern commercial shipping route possible, and Maersk is setting sail with the first container ship to take the Northern Sea Route. The Danish shipping goliath will launch the Venta Maersk this ...
  • The government of Georgia says that 17 of its citizens are missing after an oil tanker fell silent in the Gulf of Guinea, a notorious global hotspot of piracy and ship hijackings on Africa’s western coast. All contact has been lost with the ...
  • The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as YARA signs a deal with VARD worth appr NOK 250 million to build the vessel. VARD will deliver Yara Birkeland for launch in early 2020, and the vessel will ...
  •  SCI’s tanker vessel, M.T. ‘Desh Vaibhav’ on her way to Fujairah, UAE, reportedly suffered an explosion in one of her cargo tanks at around 0935 hours IST on 14th August 2018, off Oman coast. As per preliminary information available with the ...
  • The illustration shows a hybrid system for tugs Rolls-Royce is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships. The gain for the ship owners is a clean, safe and cost-efficient complete system. Energy storage is a major green ...
  • A UK-registered containership and an Italian LPG tanker were damaged in a collision off Gibraltar on August 4. According to the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), the 52,000 dwt boxship ANL Wyong and the 5,312 dwt tanker King Arthur ...
  • Global container terminal owner and operator DP World has agreed to buy Aarhus-headquartered feeder and shortsea container line Unifeeder. The sellers in the deal worth around $760m are Nordic Capital and certain minority shareholders. The private ...
  • More than one ton of cocaine hydrochloride has been seized on board a Singapore-flagged boxship in the waters near   Barranquilla, the Colombian Navy said.  The 9,814 TEU Cap San Tainaro left the Port of Cartagena on August 1, 2018, heading for the ...
  • General cargo ship BBC Lagos (IMO 9570668) ran aground at Råå, south of Helsingborg at the Swedish Øresund coast, on the evening of Aug 3rd. Shortly after 23:00 local time the Maritime and Air Rescue Centre noted that the ship was sailing on a ...
  • European shipowners have welcomed the EU’s decision to extended the Operation Atalanta until the end of 2020. On July 30, the European Council decided to extent the mandate of EU NAVFOR Somalia’s operation until December 31, 2020. The objectives ...
  • MOL, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Akishima Laboratories today announced that on July 25, their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels' auto berthing and un-berthing was selected for Japan's ...
  • Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in a new record time, for a merchant ship without icebreaker support, during the month of July. The vessel ...
  • China will donate warships to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in the latest effort to boost its military influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The gift of a frigate to Sri Lanka was announced last week by Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei, military attaché ...
  • Celebrity Edge left the French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique yesterday evening for its first sea trials with 470 persons on board.The ship will undergo about 60 tests while at sea to check all the systems under real conditions. The 117,000 ...
  • Underwater inspection of the hull of Makassar Highway, the car carrier that ran hard aground off Sweden earlier this week, has shown that the extent of damages on the stricken ship is worse than expected. There has been no oil leak detected from ...
  • COSCO Shipping Lines confirmed that it has been hit by a cyber attack impacting its internet connection within its offices in America. As such, local email and network telephone were not working properly and the company decided to shut down the ...
  • The number of crew members taken hostage increased from 63 in the first half of 2017 to 102 in the first half of 2018, the second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows. The report says that all 2018 crew ...
  • The Panama-flagged car carrier Makassar Highway ran aground in the Tjust archipelago, off the coast of Loftahammar, Sweden in the morning hours of July 23. An undisclosed amount of oil leaked from the vessel following the incident, the Swedish ...
  • The South Korean Government also shoulders the responsibility for the Sewol tragedy that took the toll of over 300 lives back in 2014. As such, a local court has ordered the government and the shipping company Cheonghaejin Marine to compensate the ...
  • The European Union should step up its assessment of Asian shipbreaking yards to allow the effective implementation of the Hong Kong Convention, according to independent research and consultancy firm Maritime Strategies International (MSI). As ...
  • A salvage company has located the remains of a Russian warship lost during the the Russo-Japanese War. The battle-damaged cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was scuttled off the coast of Korea in 1905, reportedly carrying a cargo of gold worth an estimated ...
  • The Suez Canal, Egypt’s busiest waterway, has been experiencing traffic mayhem over the past two days as multiple groundings and collisions brought the canal to a standstill. The drama started with the grounding of a containership on July 15, which ...
  • There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4 percent year-on-year, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018. The report indicates that large shipping losses have ...
  • Singaporean shipping company Hai Soon Ship Management was sentenced to pay a fine of USD 1 million and serve a two-year term of probation related to water pollution. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, District of Hawaii, the company ...
  • The more we move into an age of technology driving the shipping industry, the less we will need seafarers and the more we will come to rely entirely on IT to keep the ships sailing. Now pick the truth from the fiction in that lot and then decide if ...
  • The Port of Amsterdam will soon get a new factory that will be able to convert unrecyclable plastic into fuel for ships. The processing of plastic waste is expected to cut CO₂ emissions by 57,000 tons per year, compared to today’s manner of waste ...
  • Cost growth returned to seafaring in 2018 and is projected to accelerate moderately on recovering vessel earnings and continued shortfall in officer numbers, shipping consultancy Drewry said. Manning costs have risen moderately in 2018 following ...
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Friday announced that the Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier Vladimir Rusanov, which is jointly owned by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping), has successfully arrived at the Bering Strait. The ...
  • It is as efficient as a nuclear-powered icebreaker, says the oil company Gazprom Neft as it raises the flag on its new vessel. The “Aleksandr Sannikov” is 121 meter long and able to break through two-meter thick ice. It will assist tankers shuttling ...
  • U.S. carrier Matson christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday, June 30. The new vessel is named ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ in honor of Hawaii’s late senior U.S. Senator, who was a ...
  • The ongoing trade war between the major world powers led by the United States and its new tariff policy is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop, BIMCO ...
  • In the early morning hours of Thursday, June 28th, a longeshoreman and a chief mate died at the Port of Longview. The accident happened as one of the vessel lines of the 'MV ANSAC Splendor' snapped and was thrown back toward both the dock and the ...
  • The ordeal of the fire-stricken merchant vessel SSL Kolkata, operated by Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited, is far from over. Namely, following the explosion and a fire that took place on June 13 in the ship’s cargo area, forcing its 22 crew ...
  • Concern about ballast-mediated bio invasions into freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats is not limited to biodiversity, but extends to its broader socioeconomic impacts on agriculture, forests, fisheries, aquaculture, and other human activities ...
  • Skangas has supplied Furetank’s chemical/product tanker M/T Fure Vinga with liquefied biogas (LBG), representing the company’s first delivery of this renewable and environmentally friendly fuel to a marine company. The fueling took place at the ...
  • Maersk Line’s containership, which picked up 113 migrants in international waters between Libya and Malta on Friday, has berthed at Pozzallo, Italy, disembarking distressed people. Following the instructions by the Maritime Response Coordination ...
  • With the presentation of the RSD Tug 2513, on the 25th June at the ITS 2018 in Marseille, France, Damen introduces its next generation ship-handling tugs. Composed of a mix of new designs and a further evolution of existing designs, this next ...
  • Scots ship owner who steered his firm through choppy waters      SIR IAN DENHOLM, who has died aged 91, was the scion of a famous British shipping family and a world leader in good ship management. John Ferguson Denholm, always called Ian, was ...