13 Countries Fail to Make It to USCG’s Qualship 21

Thirteen countries have been removed from the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) Qualship 21, a list of high-quality ships for the 21st century. “There were 26 eligible flag states in 2015 of which 13 fell off the 2016 Qualship 21 preliminary list,” the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry said citing preliminary information regarding the list, received during Intertanko’s North […]

Posted by: on Mar 29, 2016 read more

Ten Indonesian Crew Kidnapped off Philippines

  An Indonesian crew of ten people have been kidnapped in the Philippines, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, cited by the Jakarta Post. The report has been confirmed by the embassy spokesperson Basriana who said that an Indonesian-flagged vessel was hijacked and its crew taken and are being held for ransom of 50 […]

Posted by: on Mar 29, 2016 read more

Beijing Not Keen As Panama Invites Taiwan, China Leaders For Inauguration of Expanded Panama Canal

China reacted frostily on Friday after Taiwan ally Panama said it had invited leaders from both China and self-ruled Taiwan to attend the inauguration of the expansion of the Panama Canal in late June, in what would be an awkward diplomatic encounter. Panama is one of just 22 allies which maintain formal diplomatic ties with […]

Posted by: on Mar 28, 2016 read more

MAIS; the latest solution set from Caterpillar Marine helping to lower operating costs

Crowley Maritime testing Caterpillar technology for vessel monitoring and diagnostics   Calling it “the next logical step in marine technology,” Crowley Maritime Corporation is installing Cat® Marint Asset Intelligence software (MAIS) on one of its vessels.The tugboat Guide, a ship-assist vessel operating out of Seattle, is being fitted with a custom vessel monitoring and diagnostics […]

Posted by: on Mar 25, 2016 read more

Taiwan Cultivates an Argument for China’s Spratlys Claim

Taiwan Cultivates an Argument for China’s Spratlys Claim Officers on disputed land mass raise crops and animals to bolster assertion it is an island and not a rock ITU ABA, South China Sea—This tiny palm-fringed outcrop boasts a unique strategic asset in the escalating contest over the South China Sea. The Taiwanese coast-guard officers who […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2016 read more

Wärtsilä Signs Cooperation Agreement With SDARI, China’s Leading Ship Design House

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Wärtsilä’s Ship Design unit has entered into a cooperation agreement with Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), China’s leading ship design house. SDARI is a part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC). The agreement was signed in December 2015 and will cover the designs for various types of vessels for the […]

Posted by: on Mar 23, 2016 read more