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EU NAVFOR Warship Forces Pirates to Abandon Attack on Dhow

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Fourteen Indian sailors are now safe, after pirates, who took control of their cargo vessel yesterday morning (5 June 2013) in the Gulf of Aden, abandoned the attack hours later after EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona, together with NATO counter piracy Dutch warship HNLMS Van Speijk, closed in. This type of cargo vessel, known […]

USDA Announces Extended Hours at Port Miami

June 13, 2013 by  
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced new extended hours of operations at PortMiami.  The new hours are scheduled to begin on June 16th, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and beginning in January on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a significant change from the current […]

The Politics of Hunger

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

It’s time to speak up in support of Food for Peace – and the American Merchant Marine. Since 1954 the Food for Peace program (PL-480) has been a pillar of American generosity around the world, feeding more than a billion people. But today the $1.4 billion program is in deep trouble as it becomes a […]

DNV Gains USCG Acceptance as Independent Laboratory for BWT System Testing

June 13, 2013 by  
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DNV has become the first class society to achieve the status of an Independent Laboratory (IL). This means it is authorised by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to evaluate and test technologies designed to treat ballast water on ships in order to prevent the spread of non-native aquatic species in lakes, rivers and coastal […]

WINDEA Offshore Expands Its Offshore Wind Services with DAMEN FCS 2610

June 13, 2013 by  
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The WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG has signed a Letter of Intent together with DAMEN Shipyards regarding the sale of one Fast Crew Supplier 2610 type catamaran in order to expand its all in all service portfolio for offshore wind farms. The vessel captivates through very good sea characteristics and high flexibility during operations. DAMEN […]

Ship Owners and Unions Raise Concern at Casualty Reporting Failures

June 13, 2013 by  
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Shipowners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents seafarers’ unions worldwide, have made a joint submission […]

Marine Navigation Bill gains Royal Assent

June 13, 2013 by  
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The Marine Navigation Bill received Royal Assent on 29 April and will now be known as the Marine Navigation Act 2013, with commencement expected within a few months. The UK Chamber of Shipping welcomes the new Act which was originally a Private Member’s Bill promoted by Sheryll Murray MP containing wide ranging measures urgently required […]

NGOS and shipping industry make ground-breaking joint call for review of legal discharge status of polyisobutene (PIB)

June 13, 2013 by  
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The number of seabirds recorded washed up on beaches in two incidents along the English Channel, covered in polyisobutene (PIB), has passed 4,000. Now, leading wildlife conservation and animal welfare charities and the UK Chamber of Shipping, supported by the wider industry body Maritime UK, have come together as a single voice to call for […]

OP-ED: Gearless Mechanical Power Transfer for Ferries and Tugs

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Written by Harry Valentine There are mechanical power transfer drive systems that date from the heyday of steam powered ships that may still have application in modern day maritime propulsion. While modern heavy-duty power transfer systems use expensive electrical methods or gear trains, earlier generation steam-powered technology distributed power using gearless mechanical technology. Steam railway […]

OP-ED: Loss of HMS Bounty: The Sea Wins Again

December 5, 2012 by  
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By Captain Peter Squicciarini, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Master Merchant Mariner Yet another tragedy at sea. The October “superstorm” known as Hurricane Sandy claimed another vessel, this time the unique and historic HMS Bounty. She was lost October 29th off the coast of North Carolina in some of the Atlantic’s most treacherous waters. She isn’t the first […]

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