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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and affiliate to pay $1.275 Million penalty

MOL-RORO-vessel The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced a compromise agreement reached with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and its corporate affiliate, Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co. (NMCC). Under the agreement, MOL agreed to pay $1,275,000 in penalties.

The compromise agreement resolved allegations that MOL and NMCC violated section 10(a) of the Shipping...

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Getting Wise to Scams

According to a new loss prevention initiative from Skuld P&I Club, deceptions, scams and fakery are major problems for shipping. Fraud in commerce is as ancient as commerce itself, with examples going back to the Roman world and before.During the recent years, the shipping industry and maritime commerce has seen a sharp increase in not only...

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New portable BWT systems

Cleanship Solutions (CSS), part of the Malin Group, has developed a range of fully containerised, portable ballast water treatment (BWT) systems, suitable for modular use in a range of vessels and applications....

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Advanced container feeder for Japan

Japanese shipyard Kyokuyo has received a contract to build one of the world’s most advanced container feeder ships in the world, writes Dag Pike....

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MacGregor €23m subsea crane contract

Cargotec’s MacGregor is to supply six active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea cranes for IHC Merwede, a contract worth €23m....

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Lessons Learnt: Uncontrollable Pitch Propeller

The UK MAIB has issued year Safety Digest  01/2013 including lessons learnt from maritime accidents. One case draws the attention to lessons learned from uncontrollable pitch propeller.

A general cargo vessel suffered an accident when its CPP malfunctioned. While manoeuvring in port, her CPP control system misinterpreted a demand for half astern pi...

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Exhaust gas cleaning system developed in Japan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha (MKK) have jointly announced the development of a so-called ‘Hybrid SOx Scrubber System’ to remove SOx from marine diesel engine exhaust gas....

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Wärtsilä and Van Oord sign service agreement

Wärtsilä has concluded a three-year framework agreement with Netherlands based dredging and offshore project contractor Van Oord, for all field service and parts supply....

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Ulstein PSVs for Nordic American

Ulstein of Norway has announced that the Sandefjord-headquartered Nordic American Offshore (NAO) shipping company has ordered two platform supply vessel (PSV) newbuildings to the PX121 design....

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Damen, Fincantieri bid for Montenegro’s Bijela shipyard

The Dutch Damen Shipyards Group and Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri are competing to acquire Montenegro’s Jadransko Brodogradiliste A.D Bijela shipyard, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski....

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