Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

Damen completes combat systems installation and trials on second Indonesian guided missile frigate

Damen completes combat systems installation and trials on second Indonesian guided missile frigate
… Damen completes combat systems installation and trials on second Indonesian guided missile frigate Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence’s SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal...
March 18th, 2020 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GE LM500 Engines to Power Four New CHAMSURI II-Class Patrol Boats for Republic of Korea Navy

GE LM500 Engines to Power Four New CHAMSURI II-Class Patrol Boats for Republic of Korea Navy
GE LM500 marine gas turbine GE LM500 Engines to Power Four New CHAMSURI II-Class Patrol Boats for Republic of Korea Navy EVENDALE, OHIO (March 9, 2020) — GE Marine announced that its 4.6 MW LM500 marine gas turbines will power ships 13 through 16 of the Republic of Korea Navy’s PKX-B patrol...
March 9th, 2020 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Markets remain low despite minimal “upsurge”; geopolitics to rock Peace and Coronavirus is ante portas

Markets remain low despite minimal “upsurge”; geopolitics to rock Peace and Coronavirus is ante portas
John Faraclas Markets remain low despite minimal “upsurge”; geopolitics to rock Peace and Coronavirus is ante portas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched ten points and now reads 549. Geopolitics going through tough times with MIGRANTS and as per the title above,  Coronavirus becomes a health issue...
March 3rd, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Babcock Celebrates UK Engineering Excellence on-board HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier

Babcock Celebrates UK Engineering Excellence on-board HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier
HMS Prince of Wales visits Liverpool Babcock Celebrates UK Engineering Excellence on-board HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier Today, Babcock is delighted to take part in an event on – board HMS Prince of Wales, to celebrate the engineering achievement and national endeavours of those that contributed...
March 2nd, 2020 | Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Three M’s cause global chaos – Markets, Migrants and Medical issues

Three M’s cause global chaos – Markets, Migrants and Medical issues
John Faraclas Three M’s cause global chaos – Markets, Migrants and Medical issues The Shipping Markets remain low under with the BDI under the 600 points threshold. Migrants cause havoc in both side of the Atlantic and Medical issues – such as Coronavirus cause panic and chaos. John Faraclas brief ...
February 28th, 2020 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Babcock Team 31 awards supply chain contracts for Type 31 Frigate Programme

Babcock Team 31 awards supply chain contracts for Type 31 Frigate Programme
T31 Frigate Babcock Team 31 awards supply chain contracts for Type 31 Frigate Programme Babcock Team 31, led by Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, is pleased to announce that the first round of supply chain contracts has been awarded on schedule to support the team as they deliver the Royal...
February 28th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Military, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

All responsible vis-à-vis the clashes over new Migrant camps in Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos should resign!

All responsible vis-à-vis the clashes over new Migrant camps in Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos should resign!
From the demo and clashes on Chios All responsible vis-à-vis the clashes over new Migrant camps in Aegean islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos should resign! By John Faraclas  This is the only antidote against harming the Aegean Greek islanders caught up in the MIGRANTS despicable situation...
February 26th, 2020 | Breaking News, Civil Unrest, Insight, Military | Read More

Damen holds keel-laying ceremony for Nigerian Navy landing craft

Damen holds keel-laying ceremony for Nigerian Navy landing craft
From the keel-laying ceremony Damen holds keel-laying ceremony for Nigerian Navy landing craft On 9th December Damen Shipyards Sharjah in the UAE held a keel-laying ceremony for a landing craft for the Nigerian Navy, an LST 100. The start of the vessel’s construction was attended by Nigeria’s Chief...
February 17th, 2020 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?
John Faraclas Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up four points since yesterday following a 48 hours stagnation and now reads 425. On a weekly basis, hooray hooray, same was up ten points from last Friday’s (07/02) when same...
February 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Health and Safety, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Commissioning ceremony Damen OPV 1900 PNS YARMOOK

Commissioning ceremony Damen OPV 1900 PNS YARMOOK
Commissioning ceremony Damen OPV 1900 PNS YARMOOK Commissioning ceremony Damen OPV 1900 PNS YARMOOK Commissioning ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel PNS YARMOOK The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2300 Tonnes Corvette PNS YARMOOK (F-271) – a Damen OPV 1900 – in a ceremony held at Constanta Port,...
February 14th, 2020 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

LR awards HHI approval in principle for HDF-3800 frigate design.

LR awards HHI approval in principle for HDF-3800 frigate design.
Young-Doo Kim (left), LR’s North Asia Technical Support Office Manager presents the AiP to Sang-Hoon Nam, COO of Naval and Special Ship Business Unit at HHI. LR awards HHI approval in principle for HDF-3800 frigate design. New design allows for the frigate to be equipped with modern weapons and...
February 11th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ECSA raises the alarm about the Gulf of Guinea

ECSA raises the alarm about the Gulf of Guinea
Martin Dorsman ECSA raises the alarm about the Gulf of Guinea At the ECR Conference on Maritime Security and the Blue Economy yesterday in the European Parliament, ECSA raises the alarm about the dire security situation in the Gulf of Guinea “Urgent action has to be taken by the EU right away....
February 6th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aces…

Aces…
John Faraclas Aces… Aces come in many forms and categories in all sectors of everyday life, be it business, sports – say tennis for example, negotiations – particularly on S&P, politics – to be impeached or not, in numerology, in card games we might hear the cry “Aces high.”  This is...
January 30th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mid-Week Blues

Mid-Week Blues
John Faraclas Mid-Week Blues What a start and what developments are these today in all fronts? For …a start, on our part same where predicted. All Markets – Dry and Wet in red with an unprecedented collapse of the Capes. The geopolitical mess is beginning to reach the climax this side has predicted....
January 29th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Markets, Medical, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 27-Jan-2020 RECLAMATION WORKS FOR INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES Hong Kong NAVAL SEA FIRING EXERCISE Sri Lanka TAAL VOLCANO UPDATE – ALERT LOWERED Calaca, Philippines MEASURES TO PREVENT SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait Reclamation works for Integrated Waste...
January 27th, 2020 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Military, Ports & Terminals | Read More

JFD shortlisted as a finalist for the Offshore Achievements Awards 2020

JFD shortlisted as a finalist for the Offshore Achievements Awards 2020
. JFD shortlisted as a finalist for the Offshore Achievements Awards 2020 JFD’s Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) has been shortlisted in the Health, Safety and Environmental Innovation category Award recognises new technological ideas, developed in the UK, for the offshore energy sector COBRA...
January 27th, 2020 | Awards, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics

Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics
Achilleas Papadionysiou (l) with John Faraclas (r) Another live interview with John Faraclas on Greek and international shipping and geopolitics Following John Faraclas’s June 18th 2018 interview by SBC TV, we continue with yet another live interview he gave on Greek and international shipping, geopolitics,...
January 26th, 2020 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Awards, Banking, Books, Charity, Climate, Communication, Cruise Industry, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Holidays, Immigration, Interviews, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Technology, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

American Club Member Alert (January 23, 2020) Re – Cover for War and Terrorism Risks for 2020

American Club Member Alert (January 23, 2020) Re – Cover for War and Terrorism Risks for 2020
American Club Member Alert (January 23, 2020) Re – Cover for War and Terrorism Risks for 2020  JANUARY 23, 2020 COVER FOR WAR AND TERRORISM RISKS FOR 2020 Reference is made to Circular No. 42/19 of December 23, 2019 which, inter alia, described the arrangements which have been made to provide...
January 23rd, 2020 | Marine Insurance, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision

Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision
The Straits of Hormuz Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf, The Bulletin: Eurovision Thursday 23 January 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.4.3 Commentary: Superpowers posturing in volatile Gulf By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore It was once conventional wisdom that the US had a near-vital interest...
January 23rd, 2020 | Comment, Military, News | Read More

European shipping industry urges the revival of Operation Sophia

European shipping industry urges the revival of Operation Sophia
European shipping industry urges the revival of Operation Sophia In his statement yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Council, High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell said that the EU “[has] to revive” Operation Sophia. The deployment of the Operation Sophia’s naval assets will...
January 21st, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Military, Safety and Security | Read More

All in red amid explosive geopolitics

All in red amid explosive geopolitics
  John Faraclas by GTP All in red amid explosive geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and all its indices which comprise same, Dries and Wets, fell further amid a cocktail of explosive Geopolitics. The BDI stood at 765 – minus nine points; CAUTION. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: Its seems...
January 13th, 2020 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance
American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance JANUARY 08, 2020 MARITIME SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS WITH INDUSTRY (MSCI) NOTICE ON THE THREAT TO COMMERCIAL VESSELS FROM IRAN AND ITS PROXIES: GUIDANCE GENERALLY...
January 8th, 2020 | Military, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More