Archive for the ‘News’ Category

ABS recognised for 150 years of Service

ABS recognised for 150 years of Service
l to r: Robert D. Somerville, ABS Chairman pictured with Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.Robert D. Somerville, ABS Chairman discusses ABS' 150-year history, highlighting its commitment to promoting safety in the American and...
February 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Wärtsilä to power two more LNG fuelled offshore vessels in Gulf of Mexico

Wärtsilä to power two more LNG fuelled offshore vessels in Gulf of Mexico
This latest order complements that of October 2011 with Harvey Gulf for the first US flagged offshore LNG vessels, and further demonstrates that the move to LNG as a marine fuel in the United States has begun. LNG fuelled vessels offer compelling operational savings and significant environmental benefits....
February 17th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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

ISF launches new on board training book fo engine ratings

ISF launches new on board training book fo engine ratings
Peter Hinchliffe In order to take account of the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which came into force in January 2012, and which for the first time will make it mandatory for trainee engine ratings to provide evidence of structured on board training, ISF has updated its widely used On Board...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

navigator Special Issue LNG

navigator Special Issue LNG
Navigator’s special! New, stringent regulations are forcing the shipping industry to rethink its fuelling options. The introduction of emission control areas in European, U.S. and Canadian territorial waters, as well as coming emissions regulations, will have a profound impact on international...
February 15th, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News, Pollution | 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

IMIF buffet luncheon London 13 February 2012 – a gathering of the great and the good!!

IMIF buffet luncheon London 13 February 2012 – a gathering of the great and the good!!
David Cockroft, Jim Davis and Koji Sekimizu I have attended a considerable number of the IMIF buffet luncheons – they have been taking place for at least twelve years now usually with seven luncheons a year;  John Faraclas reports on IMO Secretary-General’s first industry meeting. IMIF...
February 15th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Organisations | Read More

UN chief urges more companies to embrace business sustainability ideals

UN chief urges more companies to embrace business sustainability ideals
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – photo UN by Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged more businesses to embrace the principle of sustainability in their strategies, noting that with the most of the world’s ecosystems in decline, widening social inequality and climate...
February 14th, 2012 | News, Organisations | 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

Maritime Security Alert – Attacks in Bab el Mandeb Strait: 13 February 2012

Maritime Security Alert – Attacks in Bab el Mandeb Strait: 13 February 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Bab el Mandeb Strait after three separate attempted attacks in close proximity were recorded within just over three hours on 6 February. Three merchant vessels were approached by attack groups of three, two and then one skiff between 1135 and 1438 local...
February 13th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Minister presents the MARITIME PRIZE 2011 to the Blue MBA

Minister presents the MARITIME PRIZE 2011 to the Blue MBA
l to r: Andreas Nordseth, Director Genearall, Danish Maritime Authority – Irene Rosberg, Program Director, The Blue MBA – Ole Sohn, Minister for Business and Growth – Per Holten-Andersen, CBS President. One of the most important awards in the maritime industry has been won by the renowned...
February 13th, 2012 | Events, Featured, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners
Veniamis re-elected! Theodore E. Veniamis Following the Annual Ordinary General Meeting of the UGS members, which took place last Wednesday the 8th of February at the Eugenides Foundation Mansion, the President Theodore E. Veniamis took the podium and reported on the activities of 2011, as well as ...
February 12th, 2012 | Associations, Headlines, News, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

Maritime Security Alert – Reported tanker hijack: 11 February 2012

Maritime Security Alert – Reported tanker hijack: 11 February 2012
Update: A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a drifting product tanker was reportedly hijacked around 82NM south of Cotonou at 1402 local time on 9 February. The vessel’s last reported position was 04:57.7N – 002:16.7E; contact has been lost and its current...
February 11th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Somali piracy: the quest for a solution continues

Somali piracy: the quest for a solution continues
 – James Brewer reports from last Wednesday’s WISTA-UK Piracy lecture – George Kiourktsoglou It will soon be two years since the cargoship “Iceberg I” was hijacked off Somalia with 24 crew members. The ship is watched over by 50 pirates, and some say has been abandoned...
February 10th, 2012 | Events, Piracy and Terrorism, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Apostolos Poulovassilis awarded “Manager of the Year” 2011

Apostolos Poulovassilis awarded “Manager of the Year” 2011
  Apostolos Poulovassilis receiving the award from Prof. Dimitris Lyridis; at the centre Prof. Andreas Merikas Apostolos Poulovassilis, Lloyd’s Register Regional Marine Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), was awarded yesterday with the “Manager of the Year” award at the...
February 10th, 2012 | Events, News | Read More

Maritime Security Alert – Suspected hijacking: 9 February 2012

Maritime Security Alert – Suspected hijacking: 9 February 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued after international reporting centres advised of a ‘suspected hijacking’ of a merchant vessel in position 13 32 N 058 36 E at 1438 local time on 8 February. No further information was available at the time of writing. Operators are advised to remain...
February 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

WISTA-Hellas 2012 Vassilopitta

WISTA-Hellas 2012 Vassilopitta
Jenny Pournara, Anna-Maria Monogioudi, Eleftheria Magiafi, Maria Alexandraki and Eugenia Saridou On January 26th, WISTA-Hellas members gathered for an evening of celebration at the Dionysos Restaurant below the night-lit Acropolis for the traditional cutting of the New Year’s Vassilopitta. On cutting...
February 9th, 2012 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ICS board meets in London

ICS board meets in London
Spyros M. Polemis The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)*, whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London yesterday. Piracy: ICS members reviewed the continuing threat to shipping...
February 7th, 2012 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution | Read More

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port
Whilst many are aware of the hazards faced on board a vessel at sea, often little attention is paid to the difficulties and dangers encountered during the seemingly simple act of visiting a ship in port. Yet the terminals and ports a vessel serves are as potentially dangerous an industrial environment...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO
Siim Kallas Ship Safety Issues – the latest from the European Commission and we need your comments! The latest from Brussels, dated 03 February 2012 – Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport today was briefed by the board of the European Cruise Council about cruise...
February 7th, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG
Martek Marine’s bridge watch and alarm system (BNWAS) Navgard has become the first system to attain US Coast Guard approval. Navgard, which is approved by all major classification societies, was launched officially in Hamburg in September 2010 as the lowest cost, easiest and quickest system to install...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

HOT Port news from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Piracy increases in January  Germany, Kiel Canal – Ice closes lock  Russia, Novorossiysk – Bad weather likely to affect port operations DATE: February 06, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide...
February 6th, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC Singapore celebrates 30 years in the Lion City with move to new head office

GAC Singapore celebrates 30 years in the Lion City with move to new head office
The GAC Singapore Management team with Ronald Lichtenecker, managing director, third from the right. GAC Singapore is marking the 30th anniversary of its establishment by relocating to a new head office to enable future expansion of its operations. The company, which has significantly expanded its portfolio...
February 6th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Propelling fun!

Propelling fun!
Christina and Takis N. Pappas with Nike and Chris Leontopoulos from ABS Piraeus Engineering business: That was simply the message of the 17th Anniversary dinner and dance of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain* at the renowned Dorchester Hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair district last...
February 6th, 2012 | Events | Read More

Industry shoos away cruise blues

Industry shoos away cruise blues
MV “Aegean Odyssey” – photo courtesy of Voyages to Antiquity  – James Brewer reports from the Destinations travel show in London. Cruise lines and operators are hoping that the UK passenger market will help keep them buoyant, after a difficult 12 months which saw itineraries...
February 5th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More