Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China’s coast

BEIJING (Reuters) – A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country’s top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship, leaving the tanker’s 32 crew members missing, the Chinese government said. JANUARY 7, 2018 / 1:33 PM / 2 […]

Posted by: on Jan 09, 2018 read more

The world’s largest-ever vessel is all set to go in 2018

Displacing as much water as five aircraft carriers is just one eye-popping statistic that attempts to explain the sheer size of the world’s largest vessel. Construction on Shell RDSA-GB’s huge floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) structure began in 2012 and was finished in July by Samsung’s Heavy Industries in South Korea, before being towed to Australia. […]

Posted by: on Dec 26, 2017 read more

International Rescue Effort Saves Two Sailors

    An international rescue effort including U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen and the Amver participating Handysize tanker Nord Nightingale saved two German sailors who abandoned their burning sailboat approximatley 525 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, July 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami, Fla. received a 406 MHz Emergency Position […]

Posted by: on Jul 12, 2017 read more

Ocean Pride Crew Stranded on Dangerous Ship

“We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water… If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” This was revealed in a new report into the abuse of seafarers on board the Panamanian-flagged vessel Ocean Pride […]

Posted by: on Jul 06, 2017 read more

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Exits Court Receivership

The Seoul Bankruptcy Court decided on Monday to early finalize the receivership process of South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. According to the latest decision from the bankruptcy court, STX has made considerable progress in its economic recovery as it has adhered to the debt payment schedule proposed under its rescue plan. What is more, the shipyard has […]

Posted by: on Jul 05, 2017 read more

iContainers Warns Ocean Freight Industry ‘Ill-Prepared’ For Cyber Attacks

Online freight forwarding company iContainers has warned that the ocean freight and freight forwarding industries are ‘ill-prepared’ for cyber attacks. In the wake of last week’s ransomware virus attack on Maersk, iContainers reported being left temporarily limited in terms of taking bookings and managing operations related to merchandise on the Danish shipping giant’s vessels. Two […]

Posted by: on Jul 04, 2017 read more

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