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  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    d’Amico International Shipping S.A., an international marine transportation company operating in the product tanker market, said that its two additional MR “ECO” vessels built at Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard Co., Ltd. (Vietnam) have been launched. The first vessel, MT High Sun (Hull n. S408, 50,000 dwt) ordered in March 2013 was launched and delivered on May […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for more than three years over the three-month period to November 2013, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. There was encouraging news on freight rates, and evidence of an increased willingness to invest. But […]

  • 25 April 2007

    The first accounts of what may have caused the Bourbon Dolphin to capsize off Shetland are due to be heard at an inquiry in Alesund, Norway. Eight people died when the oil rig support vessel overturned on 12 April, but only three bodies were found.

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Halifax Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Irving Shipbuilding Inc, held a launching ceremony for the Canadian Coast Guard’s new mid-shore patrol vessel, named in memory of Captain Nichola Goddard, a valiant soldier who gave her life for her country. “Canadians owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all those who have fought for our […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    The building program of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft is on schedule: only about two months after the launching of the “Seatruck Progress”, today yard no. 747 “Seatruck Power” was named and launched into the waters of the Flensburg fjord. She will be followed by two further identical sister vessels, as the total order of the English shipping […]

  • 11 July 2014

    Elengy, a unit of GDF Suez, has achieved a record of 9,000 deliveries since 1965, which represents 12 percent of all LNG cargoes that have been delivered worldwide since the start of the LNG industry, the company said in a statement. These 9,000 shipments (about 275 million tons), which originated from 11 countries, have been […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Port of Hong Kong’s container terminal operator Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT) has agreed to a 5.5% increase in basic salary for workers hired by external contractors, avoiding the industrial action announced last week by the Union of Hong Kong Dockers. HIT says that 95% of the workers have given their written consent to the pay increase […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Marintec China 2013, organised by UBM Asia and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, was a tremendous success over the four days of the show from 3 to 6 December 2013. With the blowing of a whistle and pushing of the actuating lever, Marintec China 2013 officially began. The four-day exhibition and […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Line’s Triple-E vessel has set a world record by carrying 17,603 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) between Europe and Asia. The record was set on Monday morning of  July 21st, 2014 when Mary Maersk left Algeciras, Spain and headed to Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. Mary Maersk has a nominal capacity of 18,270 TEU, but so far that […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Fujian Mawei Shipyard in Fuzhou, China has successfully launched the Stanford Mustang, a 50m Anchor Handling Tug (AHT). The tug, owned by Stanford Marine, is equipped with a special low air draft design, to enable the safe passage below the bridges that connect offshore installations. The Stanford Mustang pertains to a MMC 950 design. The vessel […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Zamakona has launched new field support vessel named ‘Ocean Marilin’ ordered by Atlantic Offshore. The principal mission of the vessel will be to provide immediate attention in emergency situations to Offshore Oil Rigs and Installations. Being especially adapted to the severe climatic conditions of the North Sea, it will commence operations for the Oil Company […]

  • 12 September 2007

    A single-handed yachtsman had to be rescued off the Cornish coast after his boat hit rocks and began sinking. The vessel Seaspray hit rocks at Clodgy Point, on the western side of St Ives just before 1500 BST on Thursday.

  • 30 January 2007

    A man who has spent 12 years on a human-powered trip around the world is continuing his voyage despite hitting an uncharted wreck in his pedal boat. Jason Lewis, 38, from Bridport, Dorset, damaged his boat when it hit the sunken wreck two hours out of Mumbai.

  • 7 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Hydro Nano Gas or HNG, has been created by Hydro Infra Technologies, HIT, in Stockholm, Sweden. Developed as an answer to greenhouse gases and fossil fuels emissions, this comes on the heels of many years of research and development by the company to create a safe, cost effective way to neutralize pollution emissions. New Green-Tech […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The hull of the Island Offshore-owned Island Condor platform supply vessel yesterday hit water for the first time. Island Offshore, the Norwegian owner of offshore supply vessels shared a couple of photos of the Rolls-Royce UT 755 CD design on their Facebook page. The vessel plunged into the water yesterday in the Braila shipyard in Romania.  Island […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Bison Transport said it has now accumulated a million miles with its liquefied natural gas powered trucks. Bison Transport first considered testing liquefied natural gas powered tractors as part of a pilot project with Shell Canada. Once the fuel supply deal was signed, Bison placed an order for 15 Peterbilt tractors featuring Westport HD natural […]

  • 5 September 2011

      The Dutch flatfish fleet currently comprises too many ships to be able to make a profit under current conditions. The 306 ships currently us… (FIS) [mappress] Source: FIS, September 5, 2011;

  • 2 July 2014

    LNG player Woodside made a new gas discovery within the Mungaroo Formation target. The Toro-1 exploration well in permit WA-430-P has intersected approximately 150 metres gross gas and 65 metres net gas, reaching a total depth of 3724 metres, referenced from the rig rotary table. Following drilling, wireline logging has been conducted and confirmed the presence of a […]

  • 31 August 2010

    Danish-owned ship forced to evacuate 118 passengers after hitting a rock in the Arctic. The Danish-owned cruise ship Clipper Adventurer was evacuated after it hit a rock in Canadian waters in the Arctic. The 35-year-old cruise ship, owned by Danish shipping firm Clipper, hit a rock in the Nunavuts Coronation Gulf in the Arctic Canadian […]

  • 3 January 2017

    The first day after Christmas in Norway was not a merry one by any means of the imagination after the extreme weather system ‘Urd’ reached hurricane strength and hit the Norwegian coast. On Monday, December 26, 2016, the storm hit several locations in the country, leaving 70,000 Norwegians without power in its wake with the […]

  • 28 July 2006

    The four boaters who abandoned ship earlier this week after their sailboat hit a whale are back on dry land. They arrived this morning in Honolulu aboard a fishing vessel that helped with the rescue. The rescued boaters arrived on Pier 38 aboard the Kami M. And for one of them this was truly a […]

  • 16 July 2006

    Four sailors from an Israeli warship got missing Friday night, after the vessele was hit by a projectile launched by Lebanese Hizbollah, an Israeli military spokeswoman said on Saturday. According to the spokeswoman, the navy ship was hit by a rocket and the attack caused damage to the vessel but it did not sink.