How Container Vessel  Collided with Greek Naval Ship
Maersk Launceston, a 4,500 TEU boxship,  Madeira flagged containership, owned by Germany’s John T. Essberger Group, was on its way from Piraeus to the Turkish Port of Canakkale, on  October 27, 2020 when it rammed into  the Hellenic Navy minesweeper HS Kallisto (M63) in the Saronic Gulf, off the... Read more
Wind Proportion Technology Set to be Introduced to Shipping
A strategic project with naval architect, Deltamarin to bring wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping , has been embarked upon by Food corporation Cargill and design and engineering consultancy services provider BAR Technologies . As informed, the project will see BAR Technologies’ WindWings — large, solid wing sails that... Read more
NGOs, Maritime Bodies Kick against IMO’s New Proposal on Ship Emission
Non  Governmental organizations (NGOs)  and maritime bodies  have criticized fresh measures put in place by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)  Working Group at its recent meeting , to cut ship emissions ,describing them  as unambitious and vague. The remote meeting, which saw the participation of a number of governments... Read more
Global Alliance on Combating Bio-fouling Gets Two More Members
South Korean shipping and marine supplier Tas Global Co., Ltd and water software development firm DHI Water and Environment have joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project. The initiative works to promote collaboration with the... Read more
COVID-19 impact Bites into Panama Canal’s 2020 Projections
Panama Canal     The Panama Canal closed its 2020 fiscal year with an annual tonnage of 475.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), a 4% drop compared to projections, mainly due to the impact of COVID-19 on global trade. The canal authority ended its fiscal year with 13, 369... Read more
17 crew members  infected with Covid- 19 on Board Ship
  Patricia Oldendorff Bulk Carrier     Seventeen crew members aboard Patricia Oldendorff bulk carrier have tested positive for the Coronavirus, German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers informed. The 114,753 dwt bulker, built in 2010, is currently anchored off Port Hedland, Western Australia. “We are very concerned about the health and... Read more
Digital Naming Ceremony  Held for CMA CGM’s 23,000 TEU Behemoth
A first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony was held today for the 23,000 TEU CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the largest LNG-powered containership in the world. The ceremony was attended by Hudong–Zhonghua Shipyard representatives in Shanghai, China, and CMA CGM’s management in Marseille, France. Blessed by father Francis Fang, the vessel was... Read more
IMO Warns of Casualties as Seafarers Get stuck at Sea for 17 Months
Some seafarers have now been on board their ships for more than 17 months, exceeding the 11-months limit set out in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said, urging governments to act on the crew change crisis to avert risk of casualties.. It has been almost... Read more
Cargo Ship with 43 Crew and 1000s of Cattle Sinks off Japan
A rescued crew member of a cargo ship that went missing off Japan  has said  that the vessel, carrying 43 members and about 5,800 cattle, sank in stormy seas after getting caught in a typhoon on  Wednesday. The 11,947-ton Gulf Livestock 1 sent a distress call about 1:45 a.m.... Read more
Somali Pirates Strike again, Hijack tanker off Horn of Africa
A Panama-flagged chemical tanker has been reportedly attacked by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa. The incident, which occurred 180 nautical miles southwest of Socotra, would be the first successful hijack in Somali waters since 2017, maritime intelligence provider Dryad Global said. The vessel, identified at the 8,100... Read more