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  • Austal USA's President resigns after internal investigation

    In another blow for the troubled Littoral Combat Ship program, the president of Independence-class builder Austal USA has resigned amidst an ongoing federal investigation into financial and contracting irregularities at the yard prior to 2016. 

     

  • DNV GL secures 3-year contract with Total in UK North Sea

    Classification society and quality assurance firm DNV GL has been awarded a three-year contract with Total in the UK to provide various services across the company's UK North Sea assets.

     

  • Two new partners and a name revealed for the Ammonia-fuelled tanker joint development project

    Ammonia-fuelled tanker Joint Development Project (JDP) partners – MISC Berhad (MISC), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) announced the entry of two new partners – the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Yara International ASA (Yara) at a recent webinar focused on Ammonia as a Shipping Fuel which was organised by The Getting to Zero Coalition’s Fuels & Technologies workstream. The JDP partners also went on to announce the name of the expanded coalition – The Castor Initiative.

     

Insurance

  • West announces the successful completion of its 2021 renewal

    The Club is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2021 renewal, which was conducted in especially challenging circumstances.

     

  • The Standard Club completes 2021 renewal

    The Standard Club has completed its renewal negotiations and is very well positioned to continue to support its members through these unprecedented times. The club has successfully renewed 95% of the expiring portfolio and welcomed a small number of high-quality new members. Many existing members have expanded their entries and in a number of cases consolidated their fleet into Standard from other clubs.

     

  • 2021 measures to protect North Atlantic right whales

    ‘World Whale Day’ held annually on the third Saturday in February, was founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1980, to honour humpback whales, which swim off its coast. Today, the event serves a bigger purpose and reminds us of the need for continuous protection of the many large species of whale that are listed as “endangered” or “threatened”.

     

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  • Vietnamese boxship strikes construction crane

    Vietnamese container feeder struck and destroyed a tower crane at a bridge construction site on the Long Tau River, just south of Ho Chi Minh City.  

     

  • Cargill and Maersk tankers launch new bunker...

    In an effort to enable more competitive and transparent pricing, Cargill and Maersk Tankers will combine their bunker volumes, and launch a new bunker procurement service for tramp shipping companies and trading houses. While the initial goal is to procure bunker fuel for Cargill and Maersk Tankers’ combined fleet, the service which launches April is also aiming to attract additional customers. 

     

  • Bizarre cases of food poisoning on three...

    Three ships operating in different parts of the world are all reporting cases of food poisoning among their crew. At least two crew members have died while others have been transferred from their ships and hospitalized. It might be coincidental or an outbreak of the more common norovirus, a common gastrointestinal disease, but it rarely causes deaths.

     

  • Explosion and fire on Vietnamese tanker kills one...

    One crew member is missing after an explosion and fire aboard a chemical tanker near the Dung Quat port in Vietnam. It marks the second major incident in recent months near the Dung Quat oil refinery.

     

  • GC Rieber Shipping nets extension for Polar Onyx...

    Norwegian shipowner GC Rieber Shipping has won a contract extension for its Polar Onyx vessel with DeepOcean. Separately, the company said Monday it had agreed to sell the Polar Queen vessel.

     

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Environment

  • DFDS, Maersk commit to launch of Europe’s largest Green Ammonia plant

    DFDS Seaways and Maersk are joining with leaders from the agricultural industry in a project led by the Danish investment firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for the establishment of Europe’s largest production facility of CO2-free green ammonia. The companies participating in the project are committing to work towards realizing the establishment of the facility and the use of the fuel to reduce carbon emissions from their operations.

     

  • EDP creates units to exploit green hydrogen and energy storage

    The EDP Group has strengthened its commitment to decarbonization by launching two units that will exploit the potential of green hydrogen and energy storage systems. The H2 Business Unit (H2BU) will be the Group's new arm for the development of green hydrogen projects, while the dedicated storage unit, built in EDPR NA, will aim to achieve a storage capacity of 1 GW within five years.

     

  • Phil Sharp announces zero emission hydrogen campaign that will culminate in the 2024 Vendée Globe

    The British sailor, based in France, aims to demonstrate the potential of renewable energies by sailing around the world using a Hydrogen Power Module; a zero emission solution for boats for which he has led the development that has just been awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, a proof of high standards in profitability and sustainability. Today, he announces a racing and technological programme spanning over the next four years, including The Ocean Race and culminating with the Vendée Globe 2024-25.

     

Education

  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS) organised an awareness workshop for students, in cooperation with Sharjah Police. The workshop titled ‘Drugs between Reality and the Law,’ is in line with AASTS’ strategy to empower the next generation of young Emiratis in the maritime sector. It also supports the Academy’s efforts to consolidate its corporate social responsibility in association with its partners and other competent organisations.

     

  • Maritime Consortium launch Crewcare App to...

    Marking a significant step forward in seafarer welfare, a group of established maritime entities have joined forces to build a digital platform aimed at improving the emotional well-being of the world’s 1.7 million seafarers.

     

  • Ankara University Research Centre offers Maritime...

    The Association of Caribbean States has has announced Master and Doctoral Programme on the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law scholarships offered by the Ankara University Research Centre of the Sea and Maritime Law and the Government of Turkey.

     

  • PMMA Alumni partners with Orient Class to enhance...

    The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMMAAAI) and Orient Register of Shipping, Inc. (Orient Class) unites to further promote safety and enhance the development of classification rules in the domestic shipping industry.

     

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS), a leading education institution in the field of maritime education, recently kickstarted their spring semester. While maintaining all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Academy has ensured that it continues to provide high-quality education by incorporating “Hybrid Learning”, which combines online studies along with in-person classes for practical lessons. Despite the pandemic, the Academy put in all efforts to provide its students with a safe environment.

     

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