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The Island

It was indeed a midsummer night’s dream the day discussing the writing of Victoria Hislop’s best seller, “The Island” in London’s Hellenic Centre. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out more about her mother’s past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All...
November 9th, 2011 | Books | Read More

IMIF’s 36th Annual Dinner

IMIF’s 36th Annual Dinner
A noticeably high profile gathering of IMIF* members and their guests, some 285 in all, attended the 36th IMIF Annual Dinner at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London on 2nd November 2011. IMIF always holds its Annual Dinner on the first Wednesday in November. After an excellent meal and the Loyal...
November 9th, 2011 | News, Organisations | Read More

Ship-shape, the buzz word to save Greece et al

Ship-shape, the buzz word to save Greece et al
 “Ship-shape” is of nautical origin – c.17th century, based on the obligation of a sailor to keep his/her quarters arranged neatly and securely against the inevitable turbulence at sea. It also implies a neat and efficient packing to fit into the limited space typically allotted to service members...
November 8th, 2011 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

MOL commits to Martek BNWAS

MOL commits to Martek BNWAS
Mitsui OSK Line has made a firm commitment to install Bridge Navigational Watch and Alarm Systems (BNWAS) on board its ships ahead of regulatory requirements.  The company has taken the opportunity of the drydocking of 17 of its vessels so far this year to install the Martek Marine Navgard BNWAS. MOL...
November 7th, 2011 | News | Read More

Wärtsilä inaugurates its new Central Distribution Centre in the Netherlands

Wärtsilä inaugurates its new Central Distribution Centre in the Netherlands
Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, inaugurates its new spare parts distribution centre in Kampen, the Netherlands,  today Monday 7 November 2011. The Central Distribution Centre is to be inaugurated by Wärtsilä’s President &...
November 7th, 2011 | Logistics, News | Read More

Thomas Gunn announces partnership with REGS4SHIPS

Thomas Gunn announces partnership with REGS4SHIPS
 Simplifying the bridge environment must be one of the greatest challenges faced by the shipping industry. Thomas Gunn is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with Regs4ships, to provide a complete bridge solution for the navigator, offering Regs4ships digital maritime regulations incorporated...
November 7th, 2011 | IT and Communications, News | Read More

Seven new Directors join UK P&I Club board (2011)

Seven new Directors join UK P&I Club board (2011)
Seven directors were elected to the Board of the UK P&I Club at its  recent AGM in Athens*. Ibrahim Güngen – Chief Executive Officer of Güngen Maritime & Trading A/Ş, Ankara, Turkey. Grahaeme Henderson – Vice President Shipping, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company...
November 7th, 2011 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Future ISAF Sailing World Cup Venues Announced

Future ISAF Sailing World Cup Venues Announced
ISAF* just announced the first two of the six venues that will host ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas from 2013 onward starting with the European events:  Hyeres, France (2013-2014) and Palma, Mallorca, Spain (2013-2014). Following a bid process, an ISAF appointed evaluation panel advised the Executive...
November 6th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Stress a top cause of long-term absence

According to Health Insurance Magazine the problem is worse in the public sector and given what takes place lately world-wide by those who govern us, with the world in the brink of a total collapse due to financial irregularities, we bring it to your attention for your comments and debate. Further evidence...
November 6th, 2011 | Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Ink your Diary

Ink your Diary
Here are some IMarEST’s Days for your Diary: IMarEST Marine Arc Flash Conference Tuesday 8 November 2011, London Arc flash 4pp prog lowres Metocean Awareness Course Jointly organised with SUT Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 February 2012, Perth, Australia metocean perth lowres IMarEST Ballast Water...
November 5th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Rickmers-Linie (America) Chairman Jerry Nagel is presented with the Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement

Rickmers-Linie (America) Chairman Jerry Nagel is presented with the Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement
 Jerry Nagel, Chairman of Rickmers-Linie (America), was presented with the 8th annual Lifetime Leadership and Achievement Award at a  ceremony celebrating the opening of the 22nd annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition at the New Orleans Convention Center on 26 October. This is an...
November 5th, 2011 | News | Read More

Austal USA launches JHSV-1 USNS Spearhead

Austal USA launches JHSV-1 USNS Spearhead
Once again, Austal USA has recently christened a vessel detail designed with ShipConstructor Software. The USNS Spearhead, the first of 10 US Navy Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened on Saturday September 17, 2011. Work...
November 5th, 2011 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

New Chairman for Naval Ship Classification Association

New Chairman for Naval Ship Classification Association
The Naval Ship Classification Association (NSCA) has  elected Lorenz Petersen, Germanischer Lloyd’s Business Segment Manager for  Navy Vessels, as Chairman of the Association, at their annual general meeting  in Rome. The NSCA is the naval counterpart of the International Association of Classification...
November 4th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Indian order for enclosed ship unloader includes Cargotec’s Siwertell Sulphur Safety System

Indian order for enclosed ship unloader includes Cargotec’s Siwertell Sulphur Safety System
Cargotec has received an order for a Siwertell ship unloader type ST790-D from the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), Paradeep Unit. The enclosed screw-type unloader will be used to discharge rock phosphate and sulphur at a rated capacity of 1, 800 t/h. “IFFCO wanted a totally enclosed...
November 4th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiative

EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiative
An innovative programme to protect marine biodiversity, backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is about to enter a new phase. The project aims to tackle one of the greatest threats to the health of the world’s oceans – the global spread of invasive species and pathogens...
November 4th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

PD PORTS appoints Business Development Director

PD PORTS appoints Business Development Director
PD Ports has recently appointed Geoff Lippitt as Business Development Director. Geoff also joins the Company’s Executive Committee team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, David Robinson. Geoff’s remit is to lead the commercial business development activities across the Company, which includes...
November 4th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

VesselsValue adds Containerships to its online valuation service.

VesselsValue adds Containerships to its online valuation service.
The online ship valuation service, which already covers tankers and bulkers, is now valuing Containerships from Feedermax (500 teu) up to ULCV (18, 000 teu). VesselsValue was launched earlier this year by London based S&P broker Seasure Shipping Ltd. The service provides instant, data-driven ship...
November 4th, 2011 | News | Read More

Cargotec to deliver MacGregor RoRo equipment for deepsea vessels

Cargotec to deliver MacGregor RoRo equipment for deepsea vessels
 In October Cargotec secured two contracts worth around EUR 15 million for complete MacGregor RoRo access and transfer systems for deepsea Container/RoRo (ConRo) vessels. “Both of these contracts are for vessels that will carry general and project cargo, as well as various type of RoRo cargo, and...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage
Calgary: DNV awards the first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon capture and Storage project. DNV has issued the world’s first certificate of fitness for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage development plan to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project....
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

An Open Letter to Members and Branches from Institute President, on Piracy

An Open Letter to Members and Branches from Institute President, on Piracy
An open letter to each Branch and Member of The Nautical Institute Allaboutshipping brings you this down to earth letter and leaves it to the political professionals to seek solution for the long standing and continuing saga of Piracy, which is on the increase. We have watched for a number of years...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Chamber speaks to Hazel Bryan, winner of MCA Officer Trainee of the Year Award

Chamber speaks to Hazel Bryan, winner of MCA Officer Trainee of the Year Award
Congratulations to Hazel Bryan, who on Wednesday 12th October was presented with the award at the Marine Society and Sea Cadet Annual Court. The Chamber this week spoke to the officer trainee, who revealed her journey started when she visited the ‘Careers at Sea’ website, “[I] found it all sounded...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Piracy – M.v. Liquid Velvet hijacked by Somali pirates

Piracy – M.v. Liquid Velvet hijacked by Somali pirates
On 31 October 2011, the chemical tanker m.v. Liquid Velvet (Greek operated; Marshall Islands flagged; 11, 559 DWT; 22 crew) was hijacked in the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden. The crew included one unarmed guard. The ship was en route from Suez to India when it was attacked...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

ClassNK Issues First Type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore

ClassNK Issues First Type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore
Singapore – ClassNK issued its first Type Specific Training Course approval for an ECDIS(Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Course offered by FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore. The approval, which coincides with the grand opening of the new training center, certifies that...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Viking aids flood victims in Thailand

Viking aids flood victims in Thailand
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a world leading manufacturer of safety equipment, is providing aid to residents in Thailand. The country is in the middle of the worst flooding in more than 50 years that has killed over 300 persons, displaced another 100, 000 and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. “We...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Regional training centre in Djibouti – foundation stone laid

Regional training centre in Djibouti – foundation stone laid
As part of IMO’s efforts to promote the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct), the foundation stone of the building set to house a regional training centre...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More