Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Greece: Back to Successful Shipping Business Tradition

Greece: Back to Successful Shipping Business Tradition
The Baltic Exchange building in the City where the GSCC has its administrative offices The Greek Shipping community in its entirety – shipowners and seafarers are relieved with the presidential decree vis-à-vis the re-instatement of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine and the Aegean which is to include,...
June 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Breaking News | Read More

Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology now the choice of 100 LNG Carriers

Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology now the choice of 100 LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 31 May 2012 at 12 noon EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has now been contracted to supply Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel propulsion engines to 100 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier vessels. This notable milestone...
May 31st, 2012 | Breaking News, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Group of skiffs attack ship in Gulf of Oman – Maritime Security Alert (24 May 2012)

Group of skiffs attack ship in Gulf of Oman – Maritime Security Alert (24 May 2012)
A maritime security alert has been issued for the northern Gulf of Oman after US-flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was attacked by a group of around 20 skiffs approximately 50NM east of Fujairah at around 0900 local time on 23 May. Reports suggest an attack group of 10 skiffs approached the starboard side...
May 24th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Pirates attack tanker in Arabian Sea

Pirates attack tanker in Arabian Sea
Maritime Security Alert (10 May 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after Liberia-flagged product tanker “Smyrni” was confirmed as pirated on 10 May. The vessel was reportedly attacked around 285NM south east of Masirah Island, Oman, at around...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…
Part view of the Antikythera Mechanism Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, is the title of BBC’s news bit today and following our reporting from the event on Chios Island,  Greece on the 22 April – please log on to read same again on:    http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2012/04/22/the-antikythera-mechanism-ancient-greek-inventions-still-at-its-best/ ...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, Maritime History and Museums, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping, What Others Say | Read More

Supply vessels attacked off Nigeria

Supply vessels attacked off Nigeria
Maritime Security Alert (9 May 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after two supply vessels were attacked off Nigeria within 24 hours of each other. On 7 May a supply vessel carrying 17 crew was hijacked in position 04:26.19N – 004:58.44E approximately...
May 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Greek Elections

Greek Elections
Greek Elections: nothing matters  much and very little matters at all* by John Faraclas  The European Union and the world at large are faced with oxymoron dilemmas following the French election, and the inconclusive Greek one on the course and state of events in Greece, affecting them too to a large...
May 7th, 2012 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Corporate Look: A Woman’s Basics

Corporate Look: A Woman’s Basics
by Elena Sendona Growing up in a world less dominated by men but still driven by their ambition and will, women are usually told to dress like the opposite sex, in an effort to fit more into a leader’s costume. The so-called ‘power suit’ caries with it all these qualities required when somebody...
May 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Fashion, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Monthly Intelligence Report – May 2012

Monthly Intelligence Report – May 2012
The Monthly Intelligence Report – May 2012        Attached please find the Monthly Piracy Report for May 2012 from GAC Protective Solutions. For more information about GAC Protective Solutions please contact ake@gac.com We feel that its contents can help you understand that we are entering...
May 4th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Reported hijack in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert

Reported hijack in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert
Reported hijack in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert (2 May 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a product tanker was reported hijacked on 30 April. Reports suggest the owners received a phone call from the master believed to be acting...
May 2nd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Incident in Bab el Mandeb Strait

Incident in Bab el Mandeb Strait
Maritime Security Alert (30 April 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Bab el Mandeb Strait after 10 skiffs approached a Panama-flagged oil tanker in position 12:35.19N – 043:25.09E at 1452 local time on 29 April. Four skiffs initially approached, followed by a group...
April 30th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Mærsk McKinney Moller passes away

Mærsk McKinney Moller passes away
the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller We are sorry to have to inform you that partner and shipowner Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller has passed away on 16 April 2012. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla states: “On behalf of the entire family, I wish to express our deep sorrow at the loss of our father, grandfather...
April 16th, 2012 | Breaking News | Read More

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling
26 March 2012, Brussels – The Exxon Valdez, now re-named the Oriental Nicety, a ship responsible for one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history in 1989, has been sold for scrapping on the infamous ship breaking beaches of India. Environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations represented...
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment, HR, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Reported hijack northwest of Maldives – Maritime Security Alert: 26 March 2012

Reported hijack northwest of Maldives – Maritime Security Alert: 26 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 0700N 06949E approximately 305NM northwest of Male, Maldives on 26 March. The vessel was last reported to be stationary in position 0713N 06947E. No further details were available at the time of writing....
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 22 March 2012

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 22 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a tanker, reported to be Nigerian-flagged MT Pluto, was attacked in position 02:56N – 006:13E roughly 90NM south of Lagos on 22 March. Reports suggest 10 armed men deployed in attack craft from a brown and white fishing vessel...
March 23rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012

Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012
Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012        Attached please find the Monthly Piracy Report for March 2012 from GAC Protective Solutions. For more information about GAC Protective Solutions please contact ake@gac.com Please log on: AKE-GAC Piracy Report March 2012 and read the full and...
March 6th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel, MV Royal Grace, was reportedly hijacked in position 21:27N – 062:37E approximately 150NM off Oman on 2 March. The hijack was only confirmed after the vessel communicated with the owners stating her position on...
March 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Reported attack on vessel in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 2 March 2012

Reported attack on vessel in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 2 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel was reported under attack, and possibly hijacked, 150NM north east of Masirah in position 21:27N – 062:37E at 1219 local time on 2 March. Further details were unavailable at the time of writing. Vessels should...
March 2nd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012 –

Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012   –
Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012         A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a container vessel was approached by three skiffs in position 26:08.9N – 056:42.1E at the northern approaches to the Strait of Hormuz on 25 February. The...
February 27th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Groundbreaking ruling shows way forward for asbestos victims

Groundbreaking ruling shows way forward for asbestos victims
  Chittagong scrap yard – photo by Maro Kouri Asbestos still a threat to thousands of workers in the shipbreaking industry   Brussels, 23 February 2012 – On 13 February 2012 in a historical ruling an Italian court sentenced two former top managers of multinational construction...
February 23rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Vessel reported hijacked en route from Kismayo to UAE – Maritime Security Alert: 20 February 2012

Vessel reported hijacked en route from Kismayo to UAE – Maritime Security Alert: 20 February 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Indian Ocean after media sources reported UAE-owned charcoal vessel MV Safina-Fahad was hijacked whilst transiting from Kismayo to the UAE. The position, date and exact circumstances of the hijacking are unclear. The hijacking is unlikely to feature in...
February 20th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Vessel hijacked in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 20 February 2012 –

Vessel hijacked in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 20 February 2012 –
Vessel hijacked in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 20 February 2012       A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked at 1510 local time on 15 February; the attack was confirmed on 17 February. The attack occured 25NM...
February 20th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Pirates board fishing vessel – Maritime Security Alert: 16 February 2012 –

Pirates board fishing vessel – Maritime Security Alert: 16 February 2012 –
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a fishing vessel was boarded by pirates approximately 35NM SW of Masirah Island in position 19:57.1N 58:25.51E at 1930 local time on 14 February. According to reports, armed pirates operating from a 20 foot brown-coloured dhow named...
February 16th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines
Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines, carried out between 1 September 2011 and 30 November 2011 in the Paris MoU region show that: 42 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies...
February 15th, 2012 | Breaking News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime Security Alert x 2!

Maritime Security Alert x 2!
Maritime Security Alert – Second alert for Gulf of Guinea: 13 February 2012         A second maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a drifting bulk carrier was chased and fired upon by pirates 110NM off Lagos, Nigeria on 13 February. According to reports the...
February 13th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More