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Wärtsilä Aquarius BWMS accepted by US

All US and foreign flag ships fitted with Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) can now operate in US territorial waters....

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Lessons Learnt: Copper sulphide concentrate depletes oxygen

Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute has issued Mars Report No 67 regarding a recent accident in which copper sulphide concentrate depleted oxygen resulting in three deaths.

 

A cargo ship was to discharge a cargo of copper sulphide concentrate and hatch covers of cargo holds No. 1 and No. 3 were opened to that end. Before discharge operations began, the...

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Nine Foreign Flagged Ships Under Detention During October 2013

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Latest monthly figures show that there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports and three vessels remained under detention from...

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STAY VIGILANT TO INTRUDERS

It has emerged that criminal gangs are blagging their way onto vessels in UK ports. There have been reports that, in some incidences, the intruders have even masqueraded as ITF Inspectors. 

Once they are on board it is evident that they have a good understanding of ships and where to look for valuables, and it is understood that they have managed...

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INTERTANKO celebrates Prestige Captain's acquittal

test/Prestige.jpg Following the trial of Apostolos Mangouras, former Capt of the Prestige which sunk off the coast of Galicia in 2002, INTERTANKO is celebrating his acquittal from charges of criminal damage to the environment, but has expressed disappointment at his criminal conviction for disobedience.

INTERTANKO, its Members and the tanker industry have praised...

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Waking to Cyber Security

Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is no stranger to disaster, and he is increasingly concerned about the effect of cyber security on shipping – particularly the sophisticated offshore market.

Adm. Allen created the US Coast Guard’s first cybersecurity program, now as an executive vice president for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, h...

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Tristar invests in the shipping market

Tristar Transport Company is investing €200m in new tonnage in a bid to expand its marine portfolio as the shipping market heats up....

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Captain Found Not Guilty for Prestige Sinking

On November 13, 2002, while the Greek-operated oil tanker Prestige was carrying a 77,000 metric tons cargo of two different grades of heavy fuel oil, one of its twelve tanks burst during a storm off Galicia, in northwestern Spain.

Fearing that the ship would sink, the captain called for help from Spanish rescue workers, with the expectation that...

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Russian consortium to acquire stake in DSME

Russian oil giant Rosneft in consortium with Gazprombank and shipping company Sovkomflot, plans to acquire a 31% stake in South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), writes Eugene Gerden....

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Investigation finds human error in Hyak collision

The Washington State Department of Transportation has issued an investigation report on Hyak collision which concludes that human error was responsible for the collision happened on September 13, between  Washington State Ferries vessel Hyak and a motor yacht.

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The MV Hyak in Upright Channel, in between Lopez Island andShaw Island, Image credit: W...

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