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China Wants to Turn Water Into Territory in the South China Sea (and Beyond)

China Wants to Turn Water Into Territory in the South China Sea (and Beyond) James Holmes February 25, 2017 China’s longstanding campaign to redefine water as territory—territory where the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) fiat is law—proceeds apace. Lovers of maritime freedom must reject this campaign in all its forms. In other words, all nations that […]

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2017 read more

MOL to Invest in Self-Elevating Platform Vessel Operator

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced a plan to acquire a 5% share in Seajacks International Limited (Seajacks) Group, which owns and operates five Self-Elevating Platform vessels, from Marubeni Corporation. This is a new offshore business for MOL, following FPSO, FSRU, shuttle tanker, and subsea support vessel. It is also the first step to move […]

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2017 read more

MARINA LIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR MARINE LICENSURE EXAM

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2017 read more

Nord Stream 2 Awards Pipelay Contract to Allseas

Following an international tender process, Nord Stream 2 AG have awarded a contract for offshore pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea to Allseas. The company will undertake offshore pipelay works for both lines in 2018 and 2019. Allseas will use three pipelaying vessels – Pioneering Spirit, Solitaire and […]

Posted by: on Feb 26, 2017 read more

FAMILY (Father, Mother I Love You)

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        I t has been a long while since I received a very personal and rather long letter from a friend and colleague from a previous shipping company. Like me, Eddie had dropped his anchor for good and is now based in Norway as safety and quality manager of a Norwegian ship management […]

Posted by: on Feb 22, 2017 read more

No Cruising For Royal Caribbean Ships In Turkey In 2017

Royal Caribbean has decided to cancel all scheduled stops in Turkey for the 2017 cruise season, citing “unpredictability” in the country. In a statement to travel agents, Royal Caribbean said that due to the current unpredictability of Turkey, and taking guests’ and crew members’ safety and wellbeing into account, Royal Caribbean has decided to replace […]

Posted by: on Feb 22, 2017 read more