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  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The UK Brexit vote will have far-reaching effects on the container shipping market, despite the country’s relatively minor role in global trades, according to Maritime Strategies International (MSI). An analysis of the impact of the UK Brexit vote on the container shipping sector found that amid the short term political and economic uncertainty, the downside risks […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    KBA Training Centre (KBAT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Healing Chambers of Asia Sdn Bhd (HCA) to deliver International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Diver Medic Technician (DMT) courses at HCA’s training facility in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia. The first course has been scheduled to run on the 15 – 24 December 2012. […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Coast Guard has been responding since Friday to the distressed container ship MSC Idil with 25 people onboard, after the ship suffered a marine casualty following an explosion onboard approximately 60 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The crew of the 900-foot Panamanian flagged container ship is all accounted for and have […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Upcoming IMO rules and recovery in Brazil’s iron ore exports to support the continued surge in freight rates.

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Global marine underwriting premiums for 2016 fell by 9% reduction on the figure reported for 2015, as the hull sector saw a 10% reduction on the previous year. According to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) global marine underwriting premiums were at USD 27.5 billion for the year, while the the hull sector achieved a premium income […]

  • 28 March 2012

      In the aftermath of tsunami, caused by an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude, that struck the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 it is most probable that the remains of the Japanese coastal prefectures will be dispersing across North American shores, sooner than estimated, Reuters informs. This is confirmed by the recent emergence […]

  • 10 April 2013

    The significant value of A&P Falmouth to the Cornwall economy and barriers to the port growth was the focus of a ministerial visit yesterday. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable heard first hand the ambitions A&P Falmouth and partners have to secure the future prosperity of the […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has adopted new Unified Requirements that are aimed at further improving the safety of large container ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area.  IACS established at the beginning of 2014 an expert group on structural safety of container ships which carried out a post “MOL […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Vessels

    Chinese rescue and salvage company Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering has won a contract to remove the stern section of the Wakashio bulker from a reef off Mauritius’ coast. The salvage firm is currently mobilizing assets and equipment and is scheduled to start work on the removal operation in late December. The work on the removal of […]

  • 1 March 2019

    A fire broke out on board the USCGC Polar Star off Antarctica on February 10, 2019. 

  • 28 March 2013

    Salvors, said the President of the International Salvage Union Andreas Tsavliris, “are innovators and problems solvers and don’t walk away from a challenge”. But the difficulties which may be encountered with giant ships, he warned, “may be beyond problem solving”. At the annual ISU Associate Members’ Day in London last week, it was reported that […]

  • 14 January 2019

    20 crew members rescued from Vanuatu-flagged MV Star Centurion following a collision with MT Antea.

  • 10 March 2015

    Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data analytics provider, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Wood Mackenzie from Hellman & Friedman and other Wood Mackenzie shareholders. The purchase price is £1.850 billion – approximately $2.8 billion – and it will be paid in cash. Wood Mackenzie is a company providing in data analytics and commercial intelligence […]

  • 23 July 2019

    Damen has delivered two additional fast crew supplier vessels configured as patrol boats to West African offshore services supplier Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited.

  • 13 February 2017

    A Liberian flagged cargo vessel identified as APL Austria has suffered a major fire offshore South Africa, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) said on Monday. The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon while the containership with 21 crew onboard was 30 nautical miles South-West of Cape St Francis – some 50-70 kilometers west of […]

  • 2 January 2013

    “The mountains can no longer hold the water generated by rains because they lack trees cover or canopy,” said Undersecretary Benito Ramos, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) administrator. People must plant more trees and sustain the activity as a long-term solution to flooding, he […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Business & Finance

      KBA Training Centre (KBAT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with H.T Training & Services Co., Ltd to deliver International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Diver Medic Technician and IMCA Diver Medic Technician Refresher courses at DMS Training Facility Phuket – Thailand. The first course has been scheduled to run on the 5 – […]

  • 16 August 2011

    “The dredging of the Cagayan river is a very laudable project since it will benefit not only the province of Cagayan but the whole region,” stated Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) Chair and Nueva Vizcaya Governor Luisa Lloren Cuaresma during the recently concluded meeting of the Regional Development Council-IDC. According to Cuaresma dredging is an excavation […]

  • 6 May 2016

    Chevron’s platform in Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta was reportedly attacked by militants on Wednesday.  Chevron, the operator of the join venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), told Reuters that its Okan offshore facility in the Western Niger Delta region was breached by unknown persons.  “The facility is currently shut-in and we are assessing the […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8) completed a nine-day scheduled sea trials on Jan. 17, after coming out of a 13-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA). During the nine-day underway period, Makin Island crew members tested a number of shipboard systems, including communication circuits, damage control systems, navigation systems and propulsion plant. The crew also conducted full-power […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The six crew members of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged freighter Thorco Cloud that went missing after their ship sank in the Singapore Strait in the evening hours of December 16 remain unaccounted for despite ongoing search and rescue efforts, according to the Mission of Seafarers responding to the tragedy. “Search and rescue operations have been […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance

    Maersk Training is about to launch two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-East of Scotland and be delivered using a […]