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Sungdong Wins Tanker Order

South Korea's Sungdong Shipbuilding  won an order for seven mid-sized tankers, including two as an option, from a Greek shipowner, reported Korea Economic Daily. It has been more than one year that the Korean mid-sized shipyard to receive a newbuilding contract.

DNV GL Launches LNG Fuel Finder

Just in time for Nor-Shipping, DNV GL will launch the LNG Fuel Finder - a new tool on its LNG business intelligence portal LNGi. The new LNG Fuel Finder service will allow shipowners and charterers to register their interest in using LNG as a ship fuel free of charge…

IMO on Free-Flowing Maritime Traffic in South-East Asia

The key International Maritime Organization (IMO)treaty supporting the free flow of international maritime traffic – the Facilitation Convention – is the subject of a regional seminar in Bangkok, Thailand (22-26 May). The so-called “FAL Convention” provides a set of consistent…

Indian Navy Ships in Indonesia

In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shivalik, Jyoti and Kamorta under the command of Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, YSM, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet are on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean.

Future USS Washington Delivered

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Washington (SSN 787), the 14th submarine of the Virginia-class, May 26. Washington is the fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines and the seventh of the class to be delivered to the Navy…

IMO Workshops on Fouling

Biofouling – the build-up of aquatic organisms on a ship’s underwater hull and structures – was again on the agenda at the latest in a series of International Maritime Organization (IMO) workshops. The regional workshop in Accra, Ghana (24-26…

MOL Introduces Autonomous Ocean Transport System

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that its joint project with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on developing a technological concept for autonomous ocean transport system, was selected by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure…

Flex LNG signs deals to buy six new vessels

Oslo-listed Flex LNG has signed contracts to buy six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels for its fleet by 2019, as it bets on increasing fuel demand from Britain and other countries, its chief executive told Reuters. The gas shipping company…

South Korea Says Contact Established with Vessel off Somalia After Suspected Pirate Attack

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SEOUL, May 27 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe. Show More Summary

Memorial Day Weekend Boating Safety PSA – How to Dock Like a Boss

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone! Stay safe out there. And remember, drowning doesn’t look like drowning. The post Memorial Day Weekend Boating Safety PSA – How to Dock Like a Boss appeared first on gCaptain.

Asian Maritime Sector Ready for More VSAT

A Marlink commissioned survey of Asian ship owners has confirmed that many shipping companies are ready to embrace the increased capacity and greater data usage enabled by maritime VSAT. Marlink initiated the survey to further deepen its understanding of the Asian markets…

Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen off Peru

The commercial bulk carrier Global Vega rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru. While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble.

Big Drop in U.S. Oil Stocks Finally on the Way, Traders Say

By Catherine Ngai and Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) – Oil traders and analysts are expecting large volumes of crude to draw from storage tanks across the United States in coming weeks, in what would be the most tangible sign of an inventory overhang reduction that has punished prices over the last […] The post Big Drop in U.S. Show More Summary

Spanish Shipbuilder Delivers First European-Built LNG-Powered Tug

Spanish shipbuilder GONDAN has delivered what is said to be the first LNG-powered dual fuel tug ever built in Europe. The tug, named DUX, was delivered Wednesday to its new owner, the Norwegian shipping company Østensjø Rederi A/S. DUX is the first tugboat of a series of three designed by the Canadian company Robert Allan Ltd. Show More Summary

New Simulator Operators Training Course

eMaritime group have written a new five-day Simulator Operators Training Course (SOTC) and will launch it with a free one-off session from June 19-23, 2017 at eMaritime Group HQ, Whiteley, Hampshire. The SOTC course has been written to give…

Volvo Penta Appoints Midwest Marine Sales Partner

Further building its network of Power Centers and distribution partners to support its commercial marine business in North America, Volvo Penta of the Americas has appointed Interstate Power Systems as a strategic commercial marine partner for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and upper Michigan.

Kinder Morgan Commits to Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Linking Canadian Crude to Asian Markets

By Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has committed to expanding a pipeline that will allow Canadian crude to be exported to Asia, a controversial C$7.4 billion ($5.5 billion) project that’s set to face revitalized opposition amid political upheaval in the nation’s Pacific Coast province. Show More Summary

Could Energy-Generating Kites Replace Offshore Wind Turbines?

By Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) — Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Show More Summary

Suddenly There’s Another Littoral Ship in Trump’s Budget Plans

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The White House budget office and the Navy are rushing to find an extra $600 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship after including only one in the budget that President Donald Trump proposed this week. Show More Summary

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