Construction Of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ First Expedition Ship Begins At VARD Shipyard

                 The first steel cut on May 9, 2017 marks the official start of the construction of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ first of two new-build expedition ships. At the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, Karl J. Pojer, CEO of the luxury cruise operator, gave the official start signal for the […]

Posted by: on May 12, 2017 read more

Container ship MSC Daniela caught fire off Sri Lanka

On Tuesday 4th April, at approximately 1030 hrs local time, a fire was reported onboard the MSC Daniela. The vessel was sailing from Singapore enroute to Port Said when the fire broke out toward the bow of the ship. “The Sri Lanka Navy dispatched two Fast Attack Craft (FAC), P 436 and P 412, to […]

Posted by: on Apr 06, 2017 read more

Weird reason missing cargo ship Stellar Daisy may have sunk

THE giant freighter that mysteriously vanished in the South Atlantic may have capsized without warning because of a physical change in its cargo. The 266,000 tonne South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy disappeared off the coast of Uruguay en route from Brazil to China, hours after issuing a distress signal on Friday. The ship was […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

Cash-strapped owners ‘skimp on security’

In 2009, when the Indian Ocean piracy crisis came to a head, a typical security teamconsisted of four experienced ex-soldiers. Not any more, warns a top security expert THE extremely poor shipping markets of the past few years have led to a ‘race to the bottom when it comes to providing armed security guards for […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

Blue Water Shipping Completes Heavy Lift Transport From China To Singapore

“Everything went as planned due to the outstanding teamwork between us, our client and our partners. The challenge with such operation in the Yangtze river is that the daily loading window is very narrow. During the winter period, there is only approx. 90 minutes of slack tide (less current), before the current increases and it […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking

  Almost three years ago, the ferry Sewol sank in rough seas off South Korea. More than 300 people perished, mostly high school students on a field trip. Now, South Korea’s government is trying to raise what’s left of the 6,800-ton ship. As NPR’s Elise Hu reports from Seoul, nine of the people who were […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

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