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‘Scapegoat’ suit attacks Styga
Thursday 26 August 2010
AN ENGINEER is suing his former shipping company for at least $23M, alleging that it used him as a scapegoat in a ‘magic pipe’ case earlier this year.

Ukrainian officers jailed in Venezuela
Tuesday 24 August 2010
TWO UKRAINIAN officers have been sentenced to nine years in a Venezuelan prison after drug smugglers attached cocaine to their ship’s hull.

Paddy Crumlin is new ITF President
Sunday 15 August 2010
Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of the MUA (Maritime Union of Australia) has just been elected President of the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) at the global union federation's world congress in Mexico City.
MUA
ITF set to overhaul FOC policy
Monday 09 August 2010
Dock workers' and seafarers' unions have voted to accept an overhaul of the ITF's flag of convenience (FOC) policy.
ITF
ITF congress launches tomorrow in Mexico
Wednesday 04 August 2010
The world congress of the ITF begins tomorrow in Mexico City. Running from 5 to 12 August, it will be the largest ever and the first to be held in Latin America.
ITF
5,000 cops deployed for global seafarers conference in RP
Friday 18 June 2010
Five thousand Filipino police personnel will be deployed to ensure the safety and security of local and foreign delegates during an international seafarers’ conference in Pasay City.
GMANews
Manila conference to adopt revised STCW Convention and Code
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code, are set to be adopted at a Diplomatic Conference to be held in Manila, Philippines, from 21 to 25 June 2010, under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for maritime safety and security and the prevention of pollution from ships.
IMO
РПСМ выступил против ратификации соглашения о торговом судоходстве между РФ и Грецией
Friday 30 April 2010
Российский профессиональный союз моряков (РПСМ) выступил против ратификации соглашения о торговом судоходстве между Правительством Российской Федерации и Правительством Греческой Республики в части, касающейся положения статьи 15, ограничивающей доступ на правосудие по трудовым делам членов экипажей морских судов.

Электронная база данных удостоверений личности моряков
Friday 30 April 2010
Министерством транспорта РФ подготовлен проект приказа Об утверждении Порядка ведения электронной базы данных, содержащей сведения о выданных удостоверениях личности моряка, и использования указанных сведений.

Pirate 'mother ship' off Somalia destroyed
Friday 30 April 2010
A French warship destroyed a pirate 'mother ship' and 11 Somalis were seized in an anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast, says the EU naval force Navfor.

Pakistani seafarers' jobs share reduced
Friday 30 April 2010
KARACHI - The difficulty and delays in the issuance of visas to Pakistani seafarers, particularly after 9/11, have resulted in the loss of due share of Pakistani seafarers in the international employment market.

Greek seamen to strike next Monday, Labour Day
Friday 23 April 2010
All Greek-flagged ships will remain docked at Piraeus port for another day on Monday, April 26, due to another 24-hour strike called on that day by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO), in protest against plans to lift cabotage restrictions in Greek seas.
Athens News
Greek seamen to strike over market liberalisation
Friday 23 April 2010
Greek seamen on Thursday called a strike next week after the government said it would lift restrictions on foreign cruise ships in a first step towards liberalising the country's labour market.
Reuters
Russian Arctic Convoy veterans honoured
Thursday 22 April 2010
Thirty Russian Arctic Convoy veterans from Scotland will each be presented with a medal to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.
BBC News
Tankfartyget Skledros i Gävle hamn har satts i blockad av facket SEKO Sjöfolk
Wednesday 21 April 2010
I morse inledde SEKO och Transport en blockad mot det Malta-flaggade fartyget Skledros, som låg fullastat med flygbränsle i Gävle hamn. Anledningen var att besättningen inte hade fått ut sin lön på flera månader.
SEKO
ITF pledges to resist wage cuts as it seeks to amend base wage model
Monday 12 April 2010
With an increase in seafarers’ wages off the table for this year the ITF is spearheading an effort to amend the model that sets the theoretical “base wage” used in calculating actual salaries.

Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina Awarded "Top Law Firm Protecting Seafarer's Rights in the United States"
Tuesday 23 March 2010
MIAMI, FL - The International Seafarer's Association (ISA) has recognized Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina, P.A., for the work that this Miami-based maritime law firm has done on behalf of ISA members as well as seafarers everywhere.

Transport Union Body Fights Pirates And Ship Owners Alike
Tuesday 23 March 2010
GERMANY – Last week saw Berlin host the meeting of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Fair Practices Committee and other labour related meetings.

Fishermen saved after pirates leave them to die
Tuesday 23 March 2010
An Iranian fishing boat crew who were tied up, robbed and then left to die by Somali pirates have been rescued by a European Union naval force, officials said Monday.
CNN
Prosecutions and piracy threaten seafarer recruitment and retention
Friday 19 March 2010
Shortages of skilled and qualified seafarers could have an immense impact on the global economy.
MarineLog
Norway's unions fear foreign invasion
Friday 19 March 2010
NORWAY’S offshore sector faces a future without Norwegian seafarers unless action is taken now to stem the use of cheap labour, the ITF warned today.

Action needed on Norwegian offshore reflagging
Friday 19 March 2010
ITF seafarer representatives meeting in Berlin have warned that unless action is taken now there could soon be a situation where there are no Norwegian seafarers left in Norway's offshore sector.

'Time to beat piracy' campaign launched
Thursday 18 March 2010
International union representatives meeting in Berlin have voted to launch a new campaign to persuade all governments to commit the resources necessary to end the increasing problem of Somalia-based piracy.
ITF
Spain signs up to Seafarers' Bill of Rights
Sunday 14 February 2010
Spain has become the first European Union member state to ratify the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the "Seafarers' Bill of Rights"), which sets out minimum rights for the world's 1.2 million seafarers.
ITF
EU Presidency holder Spain becomes first EU state to ratify key ILO Maritime Labour Convention
Wednesday 10 February 2010
GENEVA (ILO News) – Spain, which currently holds the European Union Presidency, has become the first EU member state to ratify the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, in a major step toward bringing into force a new, comprehensive “bill of rights” for seafarers.
ILO
China Shipping Container Lines. More pain
Friday 05 February 2010
Red ink will dominate the foot of China Shipping Container Lines’ full-year balance sheet, the shipowner warns.
TradeWinds
The idle containership fleet has fallen by nearly 50 vessels since the beginning of this year.
Friday 05 February 2010
A total of 532 boxships are presently laid-up, 30 less than two weeks ago and down from 581 at the start of 2010.
TradeWinds
DFA recommends total ban on deployment of seafarers bound for Somali waters
Wednesday 03 February 2010
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine foreign affairs department has recommended to Philippine President Arroyo to impose a total ban on the deployment of seafarers to foreign flag ships that ply pirate-infested waters in Somalia.
Xinhua
Seafarer's pay rises defended
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Maritime union members have won pay rises of $50,000 over 4 years

Filipino sailors fear job loss more than pirates’ threat
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Filipino sailors manning ships taking routes along pirate-plagued Somalia coast are more scared of the possibility of losing their jobs than the threat of pirates themselves.
GMANews.TV
Revolution in counting heads
Friday 11 December 2009
“By 1990... there was some sense of impending crisis emerging. Some proper research into this global maritime labour market was needed”
LLP
V.Ships Financial and Deutsche Bank to set up fund
Friday 11 December 2009
Deutsche Bank will target institutional investors.

Minoan faces union threats in crewing clash
Friday 11 December 2009
GREEK seafaring unions have launched a campaign against Crete-based Minoan Lines, one of the country’s leading ferry lines, alleging that use of lower cost crew on board the company’s newest vessel will hit the Greek flag and members’ jobs.

London P&I ups premiums
Tuesday 01 December 2009
THE London P&I Club has set a modest 5% general increase on premiums but has opted for a 20% hike in freight, demurrage and defence cover
LLP
Getting to grips with labour conventions
Tuesday 01 December 2009

Indian Ocean ‘unfit for seafarers’
Tuesday 01 December 2009
ITF says region is so dangerous and naval support so poor that owners are breaching duty of care to crew
ITF
Crewing still remains key challenge
Tuesday 01 December 2009
More intensive seafarer training is required to meet manning demands
LLP
From communism to capitalism
Tuesday 01 December 2009
IT IS sobering for those of us who were already adults at the time, but there are second-year undergraduates at university right now who were not even born when worthies such as Todor Zhivkov, Erich Honecker, Wojciech Jaruzelski and Nicolae Ceausescu still headed one-party communist dictatorships in countries that are now capitalist democracies inside the European Union.
LLP
Legal action to be taken against vessel owner; Orissa Pollution board conformed Oil spill
Thursday 24 September 2009
Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers Mr Srikant Jena has directed the Paradip Port Trust auhitry to be high alert to tackle any kind of pollution due to oil spill from sunken vessel 'Black Rose' on Wednesday.
Orissadiary.com
Was the cargo ship Arctic Sea really hijacked by pirates?
Thursday 24 September 2009
It's one of the biggest maritime puzzles since the Mary Celeste. In July a Russian-crewed cargo ship vanished off the coast of Finland. Moscow claims it was hijacked. Now one of the accused exclusively reveals a very different version of events . . .
guardian.co.uk
CSAV off Standard & Poor's watchlist
Thursday 24 September 2009
AFTER six months of restructuring, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has taken the Chilean shipping group, CSAV, off its list of companies on “negative credit watch”.
Lloyd's List
Netherlands. Fairstar Heavy Transport awarded Saipem contract
Thursday 24 September 2009
Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (FAIR) has signed a contract with Saipem to transport the jack-up rig PERRO NEGRO 3 from India to Dubai.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
ITF “RAISES FLAGS OF CONVENIENCE AWARENESS”
Thursday 24 September 2009
The ITF has issued a statement halfway through its Nordic week of action saying its inspection teams are continuing their work in ports across 10 countries and that some 61 ships were visited on Tuesday.
Maritime Global Net
Baltic Dry Index Needs OECD To Rise
Thursday 24 September 2009
The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is often used as an indicator of commodities demand as it is a measure of worldwide international shipping prices for various dry bulk cargoes, but according to Barclays Capital the fact the index is now 46% off its high for the year is not a contradiction to the argument the global economy is recovering.
FN Arena News
Fund to cut ship emissions
Thursday 24 September 2009
IN A bid to get the maritime industry to go green, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is providing $2 million to co-fund a locally developed technology that will reduce greenhouse gas and exhaust pollutants from ship emissions.
Straits Times
Prisco vessel evades pirate attack
Thursday 24 September 2009
Singapore: Prisco (Singapore) Pte Ltd reports that its managed tanker Prisco Alexandra, which came under fire in a piracy attack in the Gulf of Aden on Sept 19, has now successfully arrived at the port of Suez and is scheduled to transit through the canal tomorrow
Seatrade Asia Online
Зарплату морякам РФ предлагают повысить
Thursday 24 September 2009
Международная Федерация транспортных рабочих (МФТ), куда входит Российский профсоюз моряков (РПСМ), в связи с ростом пиратских нападений направило ходатайство в Международный форум по ведению переговоров (IBF) о расширении зоны повышенной опасности у береговых Сомали, в том числе предлагая удвоить оплату труда морякам, сообщил председатель дальневосточного регионального отделения РПСМ Николай Суханов.
РИА ФедералПресс
Arctic sea "застрял" у Канарских островов
Thursday 24 September 2009
Сухогруз Arctic sea с четырьмя членами экипажа и 11 российскими морпехами с корабля ВМФ "Ладный" по-прежнему остается у берегов Канарских островов в ожидании разрешения испанских властей на заход в порт Лас-Пальмас.
Известия
СБУ возбудила дело против обманщиков керченских моряков
Thursday 24 September 2009
Керчане хорошо помнят прошлогоднюю эпопею с возвращением домой из добровльного рабства наших моряков.
БОСПОР Крым
Грек не платит по счетам
Thursday 24 September 2009
Почти три месяца экипаж греческого судна на рейде Новороссийского порта проводит акцию протеста, требуя зарплаты. Появилась надежда, что до конца недели с экипажем рассчитаются.
Наш Новороссийск
Сомалийские пираты не смогли захватить российское судно. Моряки отбились о бандитов
Thursday 24 September 2009
Танкер «Александра», принадлежащий Приморскому морскому пароходству, подвергся нападению сомалийских пиратов в Аденском заливе.
Общая Газета.РУ
Somali pirates fire on U.S. Navy helicopter
Thursday 27 August 2009
Somali pirates on Wednesday morning reportedly fired on a U.S. Navy helicopter as it did a routine surveillance flight over the vessel, according to a news release from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs in Bahrain.
The Virginian-Pilot
One dead as 80 immigrants land in Malta
Thursday 27 August 2009
Valletta, Malta - A man died as 80 would-be illegal immigrants landed in two groups in Malta late Wednesday night, officials said. The man died when he fell overboard as his dinghy was approaching the Mediterranean island.
Earthtimes
Swiber in $100m bond issue
Thursday 27 August 2009
SINGAPORE offshore vessel owner and operator Swiber is launching a $100m convertible bond issue to fund its future growth.
Lloyd’s List
Strong results at Bourbon boosted by offshore sector
Thursday 27 August 2009
Groupe Bourbon in France has announced strong results for the first half year, with EBITDA up 27.9 per cent and net income of Euros 82.3 million.
Offshore Shipping Online
DSME delivers last VLCC in series for NITC
Thursday 27 August 2009
Geoje: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering last week delivered the last of a series of three 319,000dwt VLCCs to Middle East owner NITC.
Seatrade Asia Online
Следствие по делу Arctic Sea: возможно, это был не лес
Thursday 27 August 2009
Как сообщил глава Следственного комитета при Прокуратуре РФ, не исключено, что сухогруз Arctic Sea перевозил не только лес. Западные СМИ расценивают это заявление властей как первое осторожное свидетельство в пользу версии о контрабанде оружия.
Inopressa - Москва,Russia
Port states have right to dictate to foreign ships
Thursday 27 August 2009
Sovereign and other self-governing nations have the right to control any activities within their borders, including those of visiting megayachts.
The Triton
Hamburg Agrees to Further Hapag-Lloyd Aid
Thursday 27 August 2009
The city state of Hamburg on August 25 agreed to an additional capital injection for Hapag-Lloyd, boosting the ailing ocean container carrier's chances of securing $1.7 billion in loan guarantees from the German government.
The Journal of Commerce Online
P&I Clubs Must Overcome Investment Addiction Says Aon Report
Thursday 27 August 2009
In a new report Aon suggests that P&I [ Protection & Indemnity] clubs only "need to increase premiums by 0-7.5 percent despite the surge in high value claims in 2006 and 2007 and the steep decline in investment income for 2009."
Insurance Journal - San Diego,CA,USA
Shipping-Cost Index Drops
Thursday 27 August 2009
LONDON -- The Baltic Dry Index, already down 26% this month, is likely to fall further during the rest of the quarter as China continues to cut back on commodity purchases.
Wall Street Journal
Зарплата - почтой. Задержанные в Шанхае моряки смогут вернуться домой
Thursday 27 August 2009
Государственная инспекция труда в Якутии оштрафовала компанию "Арктическое морское пароходство" за нарушение законодательства за длительную задержку заработной платы морякам теплоходов "Профессор Воскресенский" и "Василий Ян", застрявших на год в Китае. И не только им.
Российская Газета
Транспортная прокуратура встала на сторону МТП "Южный"
Thursday 27 August 2009
Черноморская транспортная прокуратура в судебном споре "порт "Южный" - компания "ТИС" выступит на стороне порта. Об этом сообщил заместитель прокурора Одесской области Юрий Олиянчук, передает агентство УНИАН.
Журнал "Транспорт"
Papua To Operate New Transport Vessel
Tuesday 25 August 2009
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Papua Province is prepared to operate a new transport vessel as regional transport office test the 63 meter-long LCT vessel.
Tempo Interaktif
USA. CBP Marine unit halts smuggling attempt; Canadians arrested
Tuesday 25 August 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents on border security patrol in the San Juan island chain intercepted a 30-foot Canadian-registered Bayliner vessel near Cattle Point, southeast of San Juan Island Monday.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Sungdong bags Vale capesize quartet
Tuesday 25 August 2009
SOUTH Korea’s Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has won its first major bulker order this year, with a $250m deal for four 180,000 dwt capesize vessels from Vale, the Brazilian iron ore producer.
Lloyd’s List
MARAD recycles two more James River ships
Tuesday 25 August 2009
The U. S. Maritime Administration has awarded contracts to recycle two more of the obsolete government-owned ships currently moored in the James River Reserve Fleet (JRRF) in Virginia.
MARINE LOG
ITF REITERATES “LET US HELP” OFFER TO OWNERS
Tuesday 25 August 2009
THE ITF has reiterated an offer it made earlier this year to shipowners in financial difficulty to provide what help it can with a view protecting crews.
Maritime Global Net
HOS Iron Horse delivered
Tuesday 25 August 2009
On 31 July 2009 the naming cermony and delivery of the HOS Iron Horse took place at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam.
Offshore Shipping Online
Indonesian ports to see $500m expansion
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Jakarta: Indonesian shipping firm PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I is eyeing a $500m joint commitment on a port development project with private firms and local governments, writes Portworld.
Seatrade Asia Online
UK SIDELINED FROM NEW IMO REPORTING SYSTEM FOR SHIPS
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Britain has been side-lined from a proposal to change the mandatory reporting system for ships sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar, despite its jurisdiction over Gibraltar and the surrounding waters.
Gibraltar Chronicle
Somalia: Naval Patrol Seizes Weapons From Pirate Suspects
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Naval patrols fired warning shots to stop suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden at the weekend, later seizing ladders, rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
AllAfrica.com
Судно Arctic Sea могло перевозить российское оружие?
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Судно Arctic Sea с российским экипажем, которое на протяжении нескольких недель разыскивали в Атлантике, в действительности никуда не исчезало.
УНИАН
Судовладельцы против того, чтобы экспортеры развивали собственный флот
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Судовладельцы и операторы недовольны тем, что грузовладельцы продолжают развивать собственный флот. На прошедшей этим летом конференции World Dry Bulk Shipping Summit общую позицию высказал заместитель директора центра исследований и развития компании COSCO Саймон Янг.
SeaNews
Maersk потерял в первом полугодии $540 млн
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Датский концерн A.P. Moller-Maersk, владеющий крупнейшей контейнерной линией – Maersk Line – объявил о чистом убытке в первом полугодии в размере $540 млн. В компании объясняют это снижением глобального потребительского рынка в условиях экономического кризиса.
Журнал Deliver
Piracy in Northern Seas: A New Trend?
Thursday 20 August 2009
A mysterious hijacking in the Baltic Sea has European authorities concerned about the spread of piracy into the Northern Hemisphere
BusinessWeek
Arctic Sea crew, hijackers arrive in Russia
Thursday 20 August 2009
MOSCOW - The crew and suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea cargo ship arrived in Russia on Thursday after a maritime saga peppered with piracy and the hint of espionage.
Washington Post
Nine Tanker Crew Still Missing
Thursday 20 August 2009
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 -- Nine crew of the oil tanker MT Formosa Product Brick, which caught fire after a collision with a bulk carrier off Port Dickson on Tuesday night, are still missing, the Malaysian Marine Department said.
Bernama
Largest GL-classed Tanker Named: VLCC "Athenian Victory"
Thursday 20 August 2009
The naming ceremony for the very large crude oil carrier "Athenian Victory" took place today on the world's largest shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan / Korea.
Your Industry News
Navios swoops for two more capesize newbuildings
Thursday 20 August 2009
DRY bulk and logistics company Navios Maritime Holdings has pounced for a further pair of capesize newbuildings, to be paid for with a combination of cash and convertible preferred stock.
Lloyd’s List
CSAV renegotiates order books with Asian shipyards
Thursday 20 August 2009
Santiago: Chilean container giant CSAV has been in negotiations with Korean and Taiwanese shipyards Samsung Heavy Industries and CSBC as well as its banks for a restructuring of the newbuilding programme put in place by former group president Roberto Claro in 2007.
Seatrade Asia Online
Nigerian ships' registry moves to UK, U.S.
Thursday 20 August 2009
THE Federal Government may have concluded plans to modernise the nation's ship registry by opening a registry each in the United Kingdom (UK), United States (U.S.) and Asia.
The Guardian - Nigeria
Regional ports at mercy of Fonterra & shipping Cos
Thursday 20 August 2009
The Maritime Union says Fonterra's decision to stop shipping containerized exports through Port Taranaki and Port Timaru was an example of how entire regional economies within New Zealand were being disrupted.
Scoop.co.nz
India to inspect North Korean ship in bigger port
Thursday 20 August 2009
PORT BLAIR, India - A North Korean ship inspected by India in the Andaman islands on suspicion of carrying nuclear cargo was escorted to a bigger port under heavy security for further investigations, officials said on Thursday.
Reuters
Профсоюз просит помощи для репатриации моряков, брошенных во Вьетнаме
Thursday 20 August 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 20 авг. Дальневосточная организация Российского профсоюза моряков обратится в штаб-квартиру Международной федерации транспортных рабочих (МФТ) в Лондоне
РИА Новости
Открылся новый сервис из Вьетнама в США
Thursday 20 August 2009
Первый прямой контейнерный сервис связал Вьетнам с Восточным побережьем США. Он принадлежит японской линии «K» Line и называется Verrazano Bridge.
Журнал Deliver
«Дрова» стратегического назначения
Thursday 20 August 2009
Что именно перевозил пропавший, а потом обнаруженный российский сухогруз, пока не знает никто
Новые Известия
Сухой балтийский остаток
Thursday 20 August 2009
Судя по Baltic Dry Index, мир выходит из кризиса
Slon.ru - Редакция деловых новостей
Russia detains ship 'hijackers'
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Eight people have been arrested for hijacking the cargo ship Arctic Sea, Russia's defence minister says.
BBC New
Coast Guard plan means more vessels must leave New Orleans before storms hit
Tuesday 18 August 2009
When storms threaten New Orleans during this hurricane season, barges and vessels must clear the Industrial Canal, the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and several other canals or be securely moored, beached or sunk.
www.breakbulk.com
21 Chinese seamen missing off Taiwan
Tuesday 18 August 2009
The search continues for 21 Chinese seamen on a vessel that's gone missing for nine days in the waters off Taiwan amidst the turmoil of typhoon Morakot.
CCTV
Seacroft Marine Consultants moves into refurbished Roundhouse in Aberdeen
Tuesday 18 August 2009
An iconic building which has been standing proud for centuries at the entrance to Aberdeen Harbour is to re-open.
Offshore Shipping Online
Stop press: Maritime Asia magazine shuts down
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Dalian: After a 31-year history following the regional shipping market diligently, Lloyd’s List Maritime Asia, the glossy magazine published by the Swiss-headquartered Informa Group is set to close, according to sources within the organisation.
Seatrade Asia Online
Detained North Korean ship may be booked under Maritime Act
Tuesday 18 August 2009
The detained North Korean ship MV Mu San is likely to be booked under the Indian Maritime Act for illegally entering in to the Indian waters.
Indian Express
Some Port Otago jobs may be lost
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Port Otago management has warned jobs could go following the loss of 10%-15% of its container traffic due to Fonterra consolidating its port usage.
Otago Daily Times
Baltic Dry Index rises
Tuesday 18 August 2009
NEW YORK — The Baltic Dry Index closed up 22 points, at 2774 on Monday, continuing a trend that began last week on improving European and Asian economies.
The Associated Press
Maersk Line finds value in distressed vessels
Tuesday 18 August 2009
THE world’s largest container line, Maersk Line, is prepared to take over bankrupt competitors or buy vessels from companies that are forced to sell them, writes Patrick Hagen in Cologne .
Lloyd’s List
Сердюков: Arctic Sea освободили без единого выстрела
Tuesday 18 August 2009
МОСКВА, 18 августа. Моряки противолодочного корабля «Ладный» освободили сухогруз Arctic Sea без единого выстрела.
Росбалт.RU
Компетентный орган для "плавающих" на судах
Tuesday 18 August 2009
11 августа президент РФ Дмитрий Медведев подписал Указ “О возложении на Федеральную миграционную службу функций компетентного органа, предусмотренных Конвенцией о найме и трудоустройстве моряков (Конвенция №179)”.
SeaNews
Гамбург достиг дна
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Грузооборот Гамбургского порта в первом полугодии 2009 года уменьшился на 23,7% и составил 54,2 млн тонн грузов, сообщает компания Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V. Объем экспортных грузов снизился на 19,9%, импортных – на 26,5%, до 30 млн тонн.
Журнал Deliver
Russian Navy Joins Search for Freighter
Thursday 13 August 2009
MOSCOW — Late last month, a cargo ship with a load of timber and a Russian crew of 15 radioed home a location off the coast of Portugal. It has not been heard from since.
New York Times
Sonar image shows vessel thought to be sunken ferry
Thursday 13 August 2009
A sonar image of a sunken wreck believed to be the Princess Ashika has been released by the Navy.
New Zealand Herald
Ireland. Marine Notice 2D Seismic Survey off the West Coast of Ireland
Thursday 13 August 2009
Notice to all shipowners, fishing vessel owners, agents, shipmasters, skippers, fishermen, yachtsmen and seafarers
BYM Marine & Maritime News
CSAV posts $412m first half loss
Thursday 13 August 2009
CSAV has reported first half losses of $412.6m, down from a net profit of $18.3m in the same period of 2008, underlining the severe difficulties being felt at the Chilean shipping group.
Lloyd’s List
Dawn of the Duracell ship?
Thursday 13 August 2009
Tokyo: Japan’s Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) is rapidly becoming known as a leader in green shipbuilding,
Seatrade Asia Online
U.S.-built ferry to have innovative Berg propellers
Thursday 13 August 2009
An 85.5 m ferry being built at Eastern Shipbuilding Group, of Panama City, Florida, will be one of the first three vessels to be equipped with a new design of Berg Controllable Pitch Propeller (BCP) that has a feathering capability.
MARINE LOG
Независимый профсоюз моряков Эстонии выявил нарушения трудового законодательства в Tallink Grupp
Thursday 13 August 2009
Независимый профсоюз моряков Эстонии (EMSA) утверждает, что судоходная компания Tallink, заключая договоры со своими работниками, нарушает действующее в Эстонии законодательство.
PortNews - Санкт-Петербург,Russia
Ocean cargo/global logistics: End of an era for Maersk
Thursday 13 August 2009
COPENHAGEN—A.P. Moller-Maersk announced this week that it will stop making ships in its money-losing Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark, which it said has played a “special role” in the company’s history.
Logistics Management
Baltic index stays close to 3-month low
Thursday 13 August 2009
LONDON - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, stayed close to a three-month low on Tuesday with weak appetite for cargoes keeping activity light.
Business Times
Мадрид опроверг информацию о заходе Arctic sea в испанский порт
Thursday 13 August 2009
Министерстве морского флота Испании опровергло опубликованную сегодня местной газетой "Испания Бискай" информацию о том, что пропавший сухогруз Arctic sea вчера днем зашел в порт Сан-Себастьян.
Известия
Украинские моряки в Греции объявили голодовку
Thursday 13 August 2009
Восемнадцать украинских моряков, находящихся на борту арестованного сухогруза на рейде греческого города Пирей, объявили голодовку.
Комсомольская Правда в Украине
Чтобы моряк не попал впросак
Thursday 13 August 2009
Морской порт в городе Варна начинает приобретать негативную известность. Уже второе судно с экипажем из российских моряков стоит на приколе у берегов Болгарии.
Фонтанка.Ру
Электронная торговля спасает в кризис
Thursday 13 August 2009
Из-за финансового кризиса грузоотправители стали отдавать предпочтение электронному оформлению заказов на контейнерные перевозки, говорится в сообщении компании INTTRA, которая обслуживает интернет-площадку океанских перевозок.
Журнал Deliver
А.Кобзарь о предложении FESCO выйти из проекта
Thursday 13 August 2009
First Quantum и Eurogate готовы самостоятельно завершить строительство контейнерного терминала в морском торговом порту Усть-Луга.
SeaNews
Tonga ferry captain says authorities to blame for sinking
Tuesday 11 August 2009
He says he was pressured into sailing the Princess Ashika even though it was known to have problems. The sinking left 93 missing and presumed dead.
Los Angeles Times
North Korean Ship Searched for Nuclear Cargo, Indian Police Say
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Aug. 11 -- Indian scientists are inspecting a North Korean ship for nuclear materials after it was detained by coast guards off the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal, a police official said.
Bloomberg
Singapore: Germanischer Lloyd presents new class rules for offshore service vessels
Tuesday 11 August 2009
The current status of new class rules and complementary solutions for safer operation of offshore service vessels (OSVs) were presented by Germanischer Lloyd's Helge Rathje at the 3rd International Conference on Technology & Operation of Offshore Support Vessels in Singapore.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Taiwan typhoon sinks bulker with 22 crew on board
Tuesday 11 August 2009
THE Chinese panamax bulk carrier Chang Ying is understood to have sunk off the southern coast of Taiwan during Typhoon Morakot, which battered Taiwan and China over the weekend, writes Keith Wallis .
LLOYD’S LIST
PANAMA FLAG: MORE SHIPS, FEWER DETENTIONS
Tuesday 11 August 2009
THE Panama Registry now has 8,644 vessels of more than 500 dwt entered with a total gross tonnage of 202.6m up from 8,605 vessels totalling 183.5m gt as of December 2008.
Maritime Global Net
Australia secures landmark Indian gas deal
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Sydney: An Australian company has signed a landmark agreement to export liquefied natural gas to India.
Seatrade Asia Online
Protection from pirates
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Piracy in the waters around the Horn of Africa continues to be a vexing problem for international shipping.
Baltimore Sun
Maersk to Stop Making Ships, Sell Shipyards
Tuesday 11 August 2009
A.P. Moller-Maersk said Monday it will stop making ships in its money-losing Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark, which it said has played a “special role” in the company’s history.
The Journal of Commerce Online
Precious Shipping plans USD 550 million buying program
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Bangkok Post reported that Thailand's second largest dry bulk carrier Precious Shipping Plc will start its USD 550 million buying program for second hand ships when shipping rates fall to 2,000 points on the Baltic Dry Index.
SteelGuru
Монголия — морская держава
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Монголия наращивает морское присутствие. В настоящее время под флагом этой страны уже ходит 300 судов. Переход Монголии в статус «морских держав» вызвало подозрение ряда организаций, но торговля удобным флагом вряд ли прекратится.
Портал БФМ
Чистая прибыль ICTSI за полугодие сократилась на 39%
Tuesday 11 August 2009
Чистая прибыль филиппинского портового оператора International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) в I полугодии 2009 года сократилась на 39% по сравнению с аналогичным периодом 2008 года и составила $23,2 млн.
Журнал Deliver
Украинским пленникам пиратов повезло меньше, чем российским
Tuesday 11 August 2009
ОДЕССА. Два одесских моряка — члены экипажа немецкого контейнеровоза Hansa Stavanger, бывшие пленники сомалийских пиратов — вернутся домой на нынешней неделе, тогда как россиян уже отправили на родину. Как сообщают «Окна-Одесса», ожидается, что одесситы прибудут на Родину в четверг, 13 августа.
Росбалт.RU
Most of Tonga ferry missing are women, kids: survivor
Thursday 06 August 2009
NUKU'ALOFA — Most of the 25 people missing after a ferry tragedy in Tonga are believed to be women and children who were sleeping below decks when the vessel overturned, a survivor said as he came ashore Thursday.
AFP
Assemblyman Lieu to explain benefits of abandoned vessels legislation at boating town hall in the Marina
Thursday 06 August 2009
State Assemblyman Ted Lieu will visit Marina del Rey at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 13th to discuss with the boating public the purpose behind Assembly Bill (AB) 166, which would provide a mechanism for disposing of abandoned vessels on public waterways.
Marina del Rey Argonaut
First Irish west coast oil for 30 years
Thursday 06 August 2009
Serica Energy has announced it has struck the first find offshore Ireland for almost 30 years after revealing the results of its Bandon offshore exploration well.
Offshore Shipping Online
ABS moves Europe and Middle East survey headquarters to Piraeus
Thursday 06 August 2009
Classification society ABS is moving its survey department headquarters for Europe and the Middle East from London to Piraeus.
MARINE LOG
UK. Wave of support for IMCA's concern over Jones Act modifications
Thursday 06 August 2009
Strong support and serious expressions of concern from across the global industry have been expressed to the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) following news of proposed changes to interpretations of the Jones Act by the U.S.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
US Shipping rejects $255m Rand bid
Thursday 06 August 2009
US SHIPPING Partners has spurned the advances of Rand Logistics, advising the latter that its $255m takeover bid was not acceptable.
LLOYD’S LIST
EXCLUSIVE: Shanghai port figures suggest box volumes have bottomed out
Thursday 06 August 2009
Shanghai: Hard-pressed container lines will be relieved by the latest figures from Shanghai port, revealed exclusively by Seatrade Asia Online.
Seatrade Asia Online
TOP SHIPS SECURES RBS WAIVER
Thursday 06 August 2009
NASDAQ listed, Greek-based tanker and dry bulker operator TOP Ships Inc says its has obtained a waiver from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) until 31 March 31 next year in relation to the breach of certain financial covenants under its term loan from the bank.
Maritime Global Net
NOAA to open marine ops center in Ore.
Thursday 06 August 2009
NEWPORT, Ore., -- The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it plans to open a marine operations center in Newport, Ore., moving four vessels from Seattle.
United Press International
Major shipping company to operate in Phila. port
Thursday 06 August 2009
At a time when shipping companies are shrinking because of the global recession, the second-largest container shipper in the world will expand its operations at the Port of Philadelphia, transporting cargo from Europe.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Груз дороже жизни
Thursday 06 August 2009
Петербуржцы, освобожденные с захваченного пиратами немецкого судна, могут остаться без причитающейся им зарплаты
Невское время
Контейнерные терминалы НКК получили новое оборудование
Thursday 06 August 2009
Два контейнерных терминала ООО «Национальная контейнерная компания» (НКК) - новороссийский НУТЭП и Усть-Лужский контейнерный терминал – получили новое погрузочно-разгрузочное оборудование.
Журнал Deliver
Світова торгівля: Омана
Thursday 06 August 2009
В 1744 році в Лондоні була заснована Балтійська біржа (Baltic Exchange) для товарів, перевезених по морю.
Finance.ua
Греция и Украина будут вместе освобождать судно Ariana
Thursday 06 August 2009
Греция будет способствовать освобождению судна Ariana с украинским экипажем.
Об этом сегодня заявил заместитель министра иностранных дел Греции Мильтиадис Варвицетис на встрече с послом Украины в Афинах Валерием Цибухом.
«Полемика»
Cosco Q2 earnings dive 71%
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Turnover falls 31%, hit by slump in ship repair, ship building, marine engineering
Business Times
Full City master in police custody
Tuesday 04 August 2009
THE Chinese captain of the 26,800 dwt bulk vessel Full City, aground off southern Norway is in police custody.
LLOYD’S LIST
Vroon gets Maersk extensions
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Vroon has secured an extension to a two vessel charter with Maersk Contractors.
Offshore Shipping Online
MOL signs JV MoU with Sical Logistics for car exports
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Chennai: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Sical Logistics in preparation for the launch of a joint venture to operate a completed car yard at Ennore Port near Chennai, India.
Seatrade Asia Online
Circumstances of sinking probed
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Questions have been asked about the seaworthiness of a cargo ship that sank in July off the West Coast and authorities are worried that the wreck poses an environmental threat.
Cape Argus - Cape Town,Western Cape,South Africa
UK. IMO meeting tackles greenhouse gas emissions from ships
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Last week the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) held a meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting attracted representatives from across the world to discuss ways to minimise the environmental impact of shipping.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
ANOTHER BIG PANAMA CANAL PROJECT UP FOR BIDS
Tuesday 04 August 2009
THE Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fourth dry excavation contract, the second largest and most complex project after the locks contract.
Maritime Global Net
Somali pirates free Malaysian, German ships
Tuesday 04 August 2009
NAIROBI — Somali pirates freed a Malaysian tugboat and a German container carrier with a total of 35 seamen after the hijackers were paid ransom, maritime officials said Monday.
AFP
NYC Mayor explains how Recovery Act ferry funds will be used
Tuesday 04 August 2009
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday that $46.7 million in Transit Capital Assistance Grant funds from the Recovery Act will help support four upgrade and maintenance projects on ferry boats and piers.
MARINE LOG
Форму трудового договора для моряков решено доработать
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Заместитель Министра здравоохранения и социального развития Александр Сафонов провел накануне заседание рабочей группы, на котором обсуждались вопросы найма и трудоустройства моряков, сообщает пресс-служба министерства.
Информационное агентство Клерк.Ру
Моряки Арктического морского пароходства остались без средств к существованию
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Сейчас суда стоят у причалов в порту Находка, а экипажи выживают как могут
РИА ФедералПресс
У берегов Нигерии подверглось нападению литовское судно
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Как сообщает Министерство иностранных дел Литвы, 3 августа у берегов Нигерии на судно Saturnas, принадлежащее компании Limarko, напали вооруженные бандиты.
DELFI.ee
Капитан танкера, севшего на мель у берегов Норвегии, пойдет под суд
Tuesday 04 August 2009
МОСКВА, 4 авг. Полиция предъявила обвинения капитану китайского танкера Full City, у которого при попадании на мель произошел разлив нефтепродуктов в водах Норвегии, сообщает агентство Рейтер.
РИА Новости
В Балтийском море пираты совершили нападение на судно
Friday 31 July 2009
У побережья Швеции в Балтийском море пираты совершили нападение на грузовое судно. Среди членов его экипажа были россияне.
Главная | Deutsche Welle
Search ended for Haiti migrants
Thursday 30 July 2009
The US Coast Guard has called off the search for about 70 Haitian migrants who went missing after their boat sank off the Turks and Caicos islands.
Aljazeera.net
Boat fire off Protection Island sends one to hospital
Thursday 30 July 2009
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. - East Jefferson Fire Rescue responded to a boat fire northwest of Protection Island Wednesday afternoon at about 5 p.m.
KING5.com
Phila. philanthropist to aid purchase of iconic ship
Thursday 30 July 2009
Local philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest has pledged a $300,000 matching grant to help a nonprofit purchase the SS United States, the iconic Cold War-era ocean liner docked in South Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Time charters buoy Georgiopoulos' stable
Thursday 30 July 2009
A POLICY of time chartering vessels kept Peter Georgiopoulos’ General Maritime and Genco Shipping and Trading in the black in the second quarter, although profits were lower for both the tanker and bulker companies.
LLOYD’S LIST
Siem Offshore swings behind Norwegian tax regime
Thursday 30 July 2009
Siem Offshore has announced that it is in the process of transferring ownership of the company’s fleet to Norway and will concentrate the day-to-day operation of the fleet in Kristiansand.
Offshore Shipping Online
Some Sea Malta creditors may end up empty-handed
Thursday 30 July 2009
Some people and businesses owed money by the defunct Sea Malta could end up empty handed, creditors of the former national commercial shipping line were told by liquidators.
Times of Malta
Union claims AQIS job cuts threaten biosecurity
Thursday 30 July 2009
Some port workers are concerned that job cuts at the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service are a risk to biosecurity.
ABC Online
Threat of union action over port team plan
Thursday 30 July 2009
Restructuring proposals at Port Otago have driven a wedge between management and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ), prompting a stopwork meeting tomorrow which could escalate into industrial action.
Otago Daily Times
Страсбург поддержал калининградских моряков
Thursday 30 July 2009
Европейский суд по правам человека в Страсбурге обязал Россию выплатить в общей сложности €80 тысяч 32 калининградским морякам, членам свободного профсоюза докеров.
Новостной проект INFOX.ru
Qatar Navigation продолжает расти
Thursday 30 July 2009
Qatar Navigation сообщает о сохранении устойчивого уровня своих финансовых показателей.
Журнал Deliver
Следующий год объявлен Годом моряка
Thursday 30 July 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК. Глобальный мировой финансовый кризис серьезно повлиял на трудовую деятельность моряков.
РИА PrimaMedia
Акционеры отказываются помогать Hapag-Lloyd
Thursday 30 July 2009
Один из акционеров компании Hapag-Lloyd - компания Kuhne+Nagel - отказалась выделять средства для помощи контейнерному перевозчику.
SeaNews
Карпачёва обвиняет владельца "Арианы" в затягивании переговоров с пиратами
Thursday 30 July 2009
Уполномоченный Верховной Рады по правам человека Нина Карпачёва обвиняет греческого судовладельца "Арианы" в затягивании переговоров с пиратами об освобождении украинских моряков.
NEWSru.ua
CBP agents test new marine vessel
Tuesday 28 July 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing a new high-speed marine vessel in Port Isabel in hopes of developing a new interceptor for its aging fleet.
Brownsville Herald
Boat with Haitians capsizes, 113 saved, 85 missing
Tuesday 28 July 2009
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos — A boat carrying Haitian migrants capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands and up to 85 people are missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.
The Associated Press
USA. Offshore Energy Development could create 6,700 jobs & $577 Million Annually for North Carolina
Tuesday 28 July 2009
North Carolina could receive up to $577 million annually in revenue sharing payments from offshore energy development, according to a report to be released today by the Southeast Energy Alliance (SEA).
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Danaos hails green shoots for box trades
Tuesday 28 July 2009
GREEK containership owner Danaos Corporation has renewed a message of hope for revival this year in the hard-hit boxship sector as it unveiled second-quarter and first-half profits.
LLOYD’S LIST
Canada ponders shipbuilding strategy
Tuesday 28 July 2009
The Government of Canada today launched a "Shipbuilding Consultation" to get input from key stakeholders on comprehensive and viable options for a long-term, sustainable Canadian shipbuilding strategy.
MARINE LOG
Swire to consider increasing compensation after Albanese meeting
Tuesday 28 July 2009
SWIRE Shipping is believed to be considering increasing its offer of compensation for the Moreton Bay oil spill after yesterday’s meeting with Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese.
Australia's premier shipping industry news
Spike in Somali piracy attacks likely as monsoon passes
Tuesday 28 July 2009
London: Ships in the Indian Ocean must prepare for an increase in pirate attacks after the southwestern monsoon ends in the coming weeks, the commander of an anti- piracy naval task force said.
Seatrade Asia Online
DOWNTURN AND LEGAL ACTION HIT HORIZON
Tuesday 28 July 2009
US-based domestic shipping company Horizon Lines says it made a net loss of US$31.1m in its fiscal second quarter to June 21.
Maritime Global Net
Baltic index falling on softer enquiries from China
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Reuters reported that the Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index BADI, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell by 1.39% due to softer enquiry for iron ore from China and more ship availability.
SteelGuru
РСЦ выплатил более 600 тыс. рублей страхового возмещения по факту повреждения теплохода «Bluebird»
Tuesday 28 July 2009
СОАО «Русский Страховой Центр» выплатил более 600 тыс. рублей страхового возмещения по факту повреждения теплохода «Bluebird», принадлежащего компании «Liepajas Juras Birojs Ltd».
Прайм-ТАСС
Россия присоединится к OPRC
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Россия присоединится к «Международной конвенции по обеспечению готовности на случай загрязнения нефтью, борьбе с ним и сотрудничеству 1990 года» (OPRC).
SeaNews
Японские лидеры считают убытки
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Три крупнейшие судоходные линии Японии, Nippon Yusen K.K., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) и Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd объявили о финансовых потерях,
Журнал Deliver
Hapag-Lloyd AG просит у акционеров 300 миллионов евро на борьбу с экономическим кризисом
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Самая крупная контейнерная линия Германии – компании Hapag-Lloyd AG – просит своих акционеров предоставить кредит в размере 300 млн евро ($429 млн), сообщает Bloomberg.
PortNews
Australia. New boats for Western Australian marine parks
Thursday 23 July 2009
Environment Minister Donna Faragher said the State Government has invested more than $700,000 in providing three new boats to step-up the management of three Western Australian marine parks.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Global liability rules unlikely to increase costs for shippers
Thursday 23 July 2009
THE long-anticipated overhaul of the international liability regime for goods in transit, the Rotterdam Rules, is unlikely to bring extra insurance costs, writes Jerry Frank .
Lloyd’s List
IBIA amends proposal to ban oil cargo blending afloat
Thursday 23 July 2009
THE INTERNATIONAL Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has intervened at the International Maritime Organisation to amend a proposal to ban the blending of oil cargoes onboard ships.
shippingindustry.com.au
Another new crewboat from Strategic Marine
Thursday 23 July 2009
Strategic Marine has launched the first of two crewboats for owner Juragan Jati Snd Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malaysian company Dinastia Jati Snd Bhd.
Offshore Shipping Online
Drydocks World – Dubai and BP extend partnership
Thursday 23 July 2009
Dubai: Drydocks World – Dubai, the flagship ship repair, conversion and new building yard of Drydocks World, has renewed its long-standing association with BP Shipping with the signing of a new Alliance Agreement.
Seatrade Asia Online
Seafarer fatigue studied
Thursday 23 July 2009
Issues relating to seafarer fatigue will be addressed by a research project introduced in the UK in July.
The Triton - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
US Coast Guard, British Royal Navy seize cocaine worth 55-mn dollars
Thursday 23 July 2009
LONDON - The US Coast Guard and British Royal Navy in a joint operation seized 55 million dollars worth of cocaine from a speedboat off the coast of South America.
Gaea Times
UK'S LORDS WANT GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF RANSOMS
Thursday 23 July 2009
OWNERS of hijacked ships who put together a ransom payment in the UK ought to clear the payment with the authorities in case the money ends up in terrorist hands, making paying the ransom illegal, according to a new report from the UK's EU committee on Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism.
Maritime Global Net
Baltic index stays weak, China interest slows
Thursday 23 July 2009
LONDON - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index .BADI, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell 1.39 percent on Wednesday due to softer enquiry for iron ore from China and more ship availability.
Reuters India
Экипаж судна "Риони", стоящего на рейде в Конго, не отпускают на берег
Thursday 23 July 2009
В редакцию "Подробностей" обратились родственники моряков с судна "Риони". Из 15-ти человек экипажа десять - жители Керчи. Корабль стоит на рейде порта Банана в Республике Конго -
Подробности
Zim осваивает новые порты
Thursday 23 July 2009
Израильская линия Zim объявила о том, что с 25 июля на еженедельном средиземноморском фидерном сервисе будет совершать судозаходы в испанский порт Севилья вместо Кадиса.
Журнал Deliver
Задолженность по зарплате экипажу судна "Перекопский" ликвидирована, а уголовное дело по факту нарушения прав моряков уже в суде
Thursday 23 July 2009
КИЕВ, 23 июля. Благодаря настойчивым общим усилиям Уполномоченного Верховной Рады по правам человека, властных и других структур удалось вернуть на Родину предыдущий экипаж украинского судна-драги "Перекопский", которое находится под арестом в аргентинском порту Энсенада.
Украинское национальное информагентство
Большое мусорное пятно грозит океану
Thursday 23 July 2009
Над морскими обитателями северной части Тихого океана нависла серьезная опасность. Течения, проходящие у берегов Азии и Америки, нагнали громадное количество пластикового мусора.
В результате на поверхности образовалась скопление
Arrival of mega-ships raises hope for Thai exports
Friday 17 July 2009
BANGKOK, July 17 - The world's biggest ships are heading for Thailand for the first time, sent by an Israeli shipping firm and raising hopes of a rebound in Thai exports in the second half of the year, officials and exporters said on Friday.
Reuters
Coast Guard: Alcohol not a factor in scalloper grounding
Friday 17 July 2009
A New Bedford scalloper was salvaged and towed back to port Wednesday night after running aground on Brenton Reef near Newport, R.I.
SouthCoastToday.com
China Cosco cancels 8 vessel orders
Friday 17 July 2009
Jul. 17, 2009 - China Cosco Holdings Co has canceled orders for eight vessels with Cosco Shipyard Group Co Ltd, easing its own delivery pressure, sources reported.
China Knowledge Online
Impairment charges up at US shipping firms
Friday 17 July 2009
ALMOST one third of US listed shipping companies have absorbed impairment charges in their annual accounts, according to Moore Stephens, a leading accountancy and business consulting firm, writes Tony Gray .
Lloyd's List
Dry-dock hat trick is a first for Dales Marine Services
Friday 17 July 2009
Dales Marine Services in the UK has achieved another first for the ship repair and maintenance company with contracts underway in mid-July at a trio of dry docks on Scotland’s east coast.
Offshore Shipping Online
IMO to sanction Nigeria over littered waters
Friday 17 July 2009
International Maritime Organisation may sanction Nigeria over waste dumping by ships in the country’s territorial waters.
Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Shipping Round Table discusses security, piracy, sustainability in industry
Friday 17 July 2009
THE ROUND Table of International Shipping Association met in London last week to discuss issues of concern to the international shipping industry. The Chairmen of the Round Table associations include BIMCO, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and ICS/ISF.
Shipping - Sydney,NSW,Australia
Baltic Sea ports overlook cruise ship waste
Friday 17 July 2009
Large amounts of sewage from cruise ships likely are being dumped into the Baltic Sea because major ports in the region have failed to upgrade their facilities to dispose of the waste.
Science Centric - Sofia,Sofia Town,Bulgaria
«Берикс» с протухшим мясом в Николаев не пустили, теперь он хочет причалить в Очакове и судится с Никморпортом
Friday 17 July 2009
Судно «Берикс» с просроченной бразильской птицей, китайскими кролями и неопознанной свининой дрейфует в Черном море.
Mukola.net
Конфликт в МТП "Южный" создает опасный прецедент
Friday 17 July 2009
Директор Международного института приватизации, собственности и инвестиций А. Рябченко полагает, что решение одесского территориального отделения АМКУ, которым МТП "Южный" обязали на 50% снизить портовые сборы для судов, обслуживающихся на причалах "ТИС", создает опасный прецедент.
Журнал "Транспорт"
Sungdong bags Tsakos suezmax pair
Friday 17 July 2009
Seoul: South Korea's Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has received an order from Greek owner Tsakos for two 158,000-dwt Suezmax tankers.
Seatrade Asia Online
GIB GRABS SILVER LINING FROM GLOBAL SHIPPING CLOUD
Friday 17 July 2009
The global downturn in the international shipping industry is generating business in Gibraltar, where the number of ship arrests has increased over recent weeks.
Gibraltar Chronicle
80 passengers taken off grounded whale watch boat
Thursday 16 July 2009
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. - The Coast Guard says a 65-foot whale-watching vessel carrying 80 passengers ran aground Wednesday evening north of Lopez Island in northwest Washington’s San Juan islands.
WNCT
OPK Shipyards Deliver the New Icebreaker "St. Petersburg"
Thursday 16 July 2009
MOSCOW, July 16 -- United Industrial Corporation (OPK) shipyards have delivered a diesel electric line icebreaker "St. Petersburg" to Rosmorport (Russian Maritime Port).
PR Newswire
Gem of Madras arbitration finds settlement
Thursday 16 July 2009
THE bulk carrier Gem of Madras, held since last month in the US, was set to be released yesterday after one of the underlying cases was settled via arbitration in London, writes Rajesh Joshi in New York .
Lloyd's List
MASTER PLEADS GUILTY TO US BALLAST WATER CHARGES
Thursday 16 July 2009
THE master of a Polembros Shipping Ltd-managed, Dominica-flag bulk carrier has pleaded guilty in a US court to offences under the country's anti-pollution laws.
Maritime Global Net
Training expert joins C-MAR as COO
Thursday 16 July 2009
Aberdeen headquartered C-MAR Group has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer to lead its training division.
Offshore Shipping Online
Slowdown signs - Indian shipping firm stocks sink as BDI drops
Thursday 16 July 2009
BL reported that the stocks of shipping companies have sunk between 13% and 25% in the last 2 weeks with the drop in Baltic Dry Index and the recessionary winds blowing across the globe.
SteelGuru - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Dock workers threaten strike over non-payment of salary arrears
Thursday 16 July 2009
The Dock Workers Branch of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has given a seven-day ultimatum for their salary arrears to be paid or they will shut down port operations in Lagos.
NEXT - Lagos,Lagos State,Nigeria
Maerk Line recognised for sustainability
Thursday 16 July 2009
The shipping group has been handed an award for efforts in reducing its impact on the environment
Fruitnet.com
Kwang Sung latest Korean yard to opt for debt workout
Thursday 16 July 2009
Seoul: Medium-sized South Korean yard Kwang Sung is the latest yard to opt for a bank-led workout procedure.
Seatrade Asia Online
Моряки встретили понимание
Thursday 16 July 2009
На прошлой неделе парламентская комиссия по морским делам и рыбному хозяйству обсуждала вопросы налогообложения моряков.
Литовский курьер
За моряков вступились профсоюзы
Thursday 16 July 2009
Во вторник на Дальнем Востоке началась акция по защите трудовых прав моряков. Международная федерация транспортных рабочих совместно с Российским профсоюзом моряков проведут инспекцию на судах, которые ходят под так называемыми "удобными" флагами.
Газета Труд
Maersk больше не считает контейнерные перевозки своим приоритетом
Thursday 16 July 2009
Датская судоходная компания AP Mоller-Maersk планирует сосредоточиться на развитии нефтяного и терминального бизнеса.
Журнал "Транспорт"
CGGVeritas Provides Vessel Utilization Update for the Second Quarter 2009
Thursday 09 July 2009
CGGVeritas (Paris:GA) (NYSE:CGV) provides its vessel utilization and its fleet allocation updates for the second quarter of 2009.
WELT ONLINE
Golden Ocean gets 2-yr charter for Panamax vessel
Thursday 09 July 2009
OSLO, July 9 (Reuters) - Golden Ocean Group Ltd said on Thursday it had entered a two-year time charter contract for one of its hired-in dry bulk vessels, providing the shipper with $5 million in additional net income.
Reuters India
Bug outbreak ship to depart Invergordon
Thursday 09 July 2009
Marco Polo to return to south of England and passengers given choice to return by train.
stv.tv
Cambodian vessel stopped for poaching off Sakhalin
Thursday 09 July 2009
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, July 9 - Security officers have stopped a vessel flying the Cambodian flag with 7 metric tons of crab onboard off Sakhalin in the Russian Far East, a security service spokeswoman said on Thursday.
RIA Novosti
TWO OF FIVE PIRATES ON TURKISH BULK CARRIER WOUNDED
Thursday 09 July 2009
Reports from Puntland indicate that two of the five captors on the sea-jacked Turkish bulker MV HORIZON 1 are injured - one of them seriously.
Australia.TO
Norway & Brazil. Aker Solutions enters Brazilian installation market
Thursday 09 July 2009
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Maersk FPSOs to perform the mooring installation work at the Peregrino field offshore Brazil.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Tanker crew training cuts pose threat
Thursday 09 July 2009
MODERN tankers are too sophisticated for vessel crews and officers and manuals need to be much more understandable, says BP Shipping’s head of health and safety.
Lloyd's List
NIMASA constitutes Committee on Search and Rescue
Thursday 09 July 2009
THE Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has constituted a national maritime search and rescue Committee with a view to rescuing persons and vessels at sea.
Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Nigeria's ratification of convention compels ship owners to remove wrecks
Thursday 09 July 2009
OWNERS of vessels operating within Nigeria's coastal and inland waters would soon be compelled to bear the cost of removing the wreckage of their vessels whenever they are involved in accident.
The Guardian - Nigeria - Lagos,Nigeria
Shipping flashes early warning signals again
Thursday 09 July 2009
Port statistics are revealing. They were a leading indicator before the production collapse in the Japan, Europe, and the US over the winter, and they may be telling us something again.
Telegraph.co.uk
В Находке ситуация с брошеными моряками продолжает оставаться напряженной
Thursday 09 July 2009
Международная Федерация Транспортных рабочих приходит на помощь брошеным морякам
РИА Владивосток-Медиа
Контейнерные линии договорились повысить ставки
Thursday 09 July 2009
Контейнерные линии, входящие в Транстихоокеанское стабилизационное соглашение (TSA): APL, Cosco Container, Evergreen Marine, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd AG,
Журнал Deliver
«Неликвиды» Maersk в Одесском порту
Thursday 09 July 2009
Одесский порт и контейнерный терминал требуют от линейного перевозчика Maersk обратного вывоза контейнеров, доставленных из Бразилии.
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Капитан, капитан - улыбнитесь!
Thursday 09 July 2009
Капитан морского или речного судна - ключевая фигура на воде. Он несет всю ответственность за жизнь людей на борту и безопасность плавания.
ИА Транспорт сегодня
Global piracy: the hidden side
Tuesday 07 July 2009
ISTANBUL — While Somali pirates top headlines with brazen ship hijackings for ransom, many smaller-scale attacks in the world's oceans — maritime muggings, essentially — go unreported, depriving mariners of information about possible threats to their safety and vessels.
The Associated Press
Channel ferry doors 'left open'
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Watertight doors on a cross-Channel ferry were regularly left open while it was at sea, a report has found.
BBC News
Fincantieri: keel laying of the Queen Elizabeth, passenger ship for cunard line
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Today at Monfalcone shipyard there was the keel laying of the passenger ship the Queen Elizabeth, ordered by Carnival group for the British shipowner, Cunard Line.
Your Industry News
More box lines set to fail in 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
CORPORATE casualties among containership owners and operators now look a racing certainty, with Drewry Shipping Consultants anticipating more failures before the end of the year after Eastwind Maritime’s recent collapse.
Lloyd's List
ITF LAUNCH ISTANBUL RELIEF PROJECT
Tuesday 07 July 2009
The International Transport Workers Federation is launching an urgent relief effort for seafarers on board vessels laid up in the port of Istanbul.
Maritime Global Net
COSCO Shipyard and CCS sign cooperation agreement
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Shanghai: COSCO Shipyard Group has announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Classification Society (CCS).
Seatrade Asia Online
Finland. Eniram Dynamic trimming assistant to be deployed on Norwegian Epic
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Eniram Ltd., provider of dynamic decision support systems for the shipping industry, today announced the extension of the existing fleetwide agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), an innovative cruise line operator headquartered in Miami, Florida, to include new build NCL cruise vessels.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
American Lung Association Applauds EPA For Taking Critical Steps To Protect Public Health From Global Shipping Pollution
Tuesday 07 July 2009
The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for advancing federal government efforts to protect the millions of people affected by dangerous air pollution generated by ocean-going vessels.
Medical News Today - UK
Sector Snap: Drybulk shipping stocks sink
Tuesday 07 July 2009
NEW YORK -- Drybulk shipping stocks fell Monday as the rates for the largest bulk ships fell, and fears surfaced that rates have more room to slide later in the year.
Forbes
Во Владивостоке на судно, владелец которого задолжал морякам более 35 тыс. долларов США, наложен арест
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Как сообщила РИА «Дейта» старший помощник приморского транспортного прокурора Светлана ОКУНЕВИЧ, в период июня-июля текущего года транспортной прокуратурой в интересах членов экипажа морского судна т/х «SUNRISE»
Дейта.RU
СМП: «Ударив наше судно, танкер «Sundstraum» последовал дальше, не предложив помощи»
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Как сообщили SeaNews в Северном морском пароходстве, чей сухогруз «Капитан Лусь» столкнулся 3 июля в проливе Зунд с норвежским танкером-химовозом,
SeaNews
Нехватка данных способствует дальнейшему развитию пиратства
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Истории, связанные с пиратством, в последнее время все чаще украшают первые страницы газет и интернет-изданий. Однако мало кто задумывается, что дальнейшему развитию разбоя в открытом море во многом способствуют сами мореплаватели, пострадавшие от нападений пиратов.
РИА РосБизнесКонсалтинг
«Индикатор качества контейнерных терминалов» выходит в новом издании
Tuesday 07 July 2009
GIL в партнерстве с классификационным агентством Germanischer Lloyd в 2006 году начали развивать стандарты контейнерных терминалов, что привело к учреждению Гамбургского комитета.
Журнал Deliver
12 Nepalis killed as ship sinks
Thursday 02 July 2009
KATHMANDU: As many as 12 Nepalis were killed when a UAE-owned vessel, Damas Victory, capsized and quickly sank in the Persian Gulf off the Qatari capital Doha yesterday.
Himalayan Times
Murray, Larsen propose boosting federal funding for ferries
Thursday 02 July 2009
One day after Washington State Ferries issued a report saying it would need $3.3 billion over the next two decades, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her congressional counterpart, Rep. Rick Larsen, highlighted a plan to dramatically increase federal aid to the nation's "marine highways."
Seattle Post Intelligencer
WASHINGTON: EPA targets oceangoing vessel pollution
Thursday 02 July 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing tougher rules to reduce air pollution from large oceangoing ships, including oil tankers and cargo vessels.
TheNewsTribune.com
Danaos wins waiver deal from banks
Thursday 02 July 2009
PIRAEUS based container vessel owner Danaos Corporation is poised to cover all its loan covenant breaches through to the end of January next year.
Lloyd's List
Bender Shipbuilding now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Thursday 02 July 2009
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama yesterday granted a motion by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair to convert the involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing initiated by three creditors on June 9, to a Chapter 11 filing.
MARINE LOG
Baltic indices open up
Thursday 02 July 2009
London: The Baltic Exchange said on Wednesday it had changed the way its chief sea freight index was calculated in a move aimed at boosting freight derivatives trading.
Seatrade Asia Online
Indian ship breakers oppose IMO convention on recycling
Thursday 02 July 2009
Exim News Service reported that a majority of Shipbreakers in the country are opposed to the union government ratifying the latest International Maritime Organization convention on ship recycling.
SteelGuru - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Dwindling cargo forces reduction in Mombasa port tariffs
Thursday 02 July 2009
The effects of the global economic downturn and disruptions caused by piracy off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden have finally hit operations at the Port of Mombasa, forcing its managers to review tariff charges to avoid loss of business to rival ports.
Business Daily Africa - Nairobi,Kenya
European seafarer fatigue research launched
Thursday 02 July 2009
A major multi-partner European research project aiming to tackle the problems posed by seafarer fatigue has been launched with a two-day inaugural meeting at Warsash, in the UK.
7thSpace Interactive
Моряков задело за живое
Thursday 02 July 2009
Как оказалось, дискуссии в интернете не всегда заканчиваются бесплодно. Отклики на статью в «Литовском курьере» о двойных стандартах в налогоообложении литовских моряков получили неожиданное продолжение.
Литовский курьер
Сухогруз «Смарти»: сеанс абсолютного безразличия
Thursday 02 July 2009
Украинским морякам не везет хронически. И дело не только в пиратах – флибустьеры ХХI века нападают на всех. Но нормальные власти нормальных государств в первую очередь защищают своих граждан. А наши…
Газета по-киевски Online
Ильичевск упал на 70%
Thursday 02 July 2009
По данным Ильичевского МТП, в первом полугодии контейнерооборот порта сократился на 67,7%. В июне обработка контейнеров в порту снизилась на 70,4% по сравнению с показателем июня прошлого года.
SeaNews
Одесса. Вопрос безопасности украинских моряков превратился в проблему национального масштаба
Thursday 02 July 2009
В пресс-центре Одесского филиала Киевского института проблем управления имени Горшенина состоялась пресс-конференция на тему "Украинские моряки в плену у сомалийских пиратов: аспекты проблемы".
Взгляд из Одессы
Dockwise to reduce outstanding debt by $ 58 million during Q2 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Hamilton Bermuda, 25 June 2009. Dockwise today announced that it expects to reduce its debt by a total of $58 million to just below $ 963 million by the end of Q2 2009. The reduction will be driven by:
Your Shipbuilding News
Police arrest three suspected people smugglers
Friday 26 June 2009
THREE SYRIAN men have been remanded on suspicion of bringing illegal immigrants through the north, while a group of 20 Palestinian illegal immigrants believed to have been smuggled over by the trio were later tracked down.
Cyprus Mail
UK. Transas calls for electronic chart distributors to unify message to consumers
Friday 26 June 2009
Transas Marine, the supplier of hardware, software and data solutions to the maritime industry, today called for chart distributors to unify their message to consumers.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Life jacket laws sink in at area lakes
Friday 26 June 2009
Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks officials want the public to hear these words, “Wear it-It’s the Rule!”
Tunica Times
Seafarer fatigue research project launched
Friday 26 June 2009
ACADEMICS, shipping trade associations, unions, a prominent P&I club and a leading classification society are to work together in a new €3.8m ($5.3m) research project aimed at boosting the industry’s understanding of seafarer fatigue.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Chiquita: No problems from shipper's woes
Friday 26 June 2009
Downtown-based produce giant Chiquita Brands International says that the bankruptcy and liquidation of one of its major shipping providers will not impact the flow of bananas and other products.
Cincinnati.com - Cincinnati,OH,USA
USCG issues guidance on SOLAS data sheets
Friday 26 June 2009
The U.S. Coast Guard has submitted a Federal Register notice containing guidance on new International Maritime Organization measures.
Marine Log
Steamship Mutual Publishes 2009 'Management Highlights'
Friday 26 June 2009
Steamship Mutual, a major Protection & Indemnity (P&I) Club, has released its 2009 Management Highlights.
Insurance Journal
Dry bulk market drops off as charterers retreat
Friday 26 June 2009
Capesize rates depress Baltic Dry Index as it falls for fifth day running
Lloyd's List
PAY COULD COME SOON FOR AURIKA CREW
Friday 26 June 2009
The crew of the abandoned Aurika may finally be able recover the pay owed to them for the past ten months as a date has been set for the ship's auction.
Maritime Global Net
"СВОЮ ДОЧЬ Я ПОЗДРАВИЛ С ЗАМУЖЕСТВОМ ПО ТЕЛЕФОНУ, ПОТОМУ ЧТО ТРИ ГОДА НЕ МОГ ВЫБРАТЬСЯ ИЗ МАРОККАНСКОГО ПОРТА"
Friday 26 June 2009
251 тысячу долларов отсудили у российского судовладельца четверо украинских моряков, которые в ожидании решения не покидали сухогруз "Балтийский-21" у берегов Африки
"ФАКТЫ" (Одесса)
На судне «Марафон», освобожденном из пиратского плена, находятся голландские военные
Friday 26 June 2009
На борту сухогруза «Марафон» с украинскими моряками, который 23 июня был освобожден из пиратского плена, находятся голландские военные. К порту Джибути судно идет в сопровождении корвета.
Вiкна-Одеса
Фрахтовый индекс Baltic Dry упал до минимума за 2 недели
Friday 26 June 2009
Индекс стоимости фрахта Baltic Dry, отслеживающий цены на морские перевозки насыпных и навалочных грузов по всему миру, в среду упал до самой низкой отметки почти за две недели,
Журнал "Транспорт"
Local man injured in boat explosion
Thursday 25 June 2009
ABERDEEN, Ohio -- Mason County Emergency Management Director Jack Fultz was seriously injured in a boat explosion Wednesday just off the bank of the Ohio River.
Ledger Independent
Grandweld bags 3 vessel order from Humaid Badir Marine Shipping
Thursday 25 June 2009
Grandweld recently held keel laying ceremonies for two 36 meter Utility Vessels and one 41 meter Crewboat for repeat customer Humaid Badir Marine Shipping Est a UAE based fleet operator.
SteelGuru
UK. River Canal Rescue and and Waterways Mail team up
Thursday 25 June 2009
Just recently the name Waterways Mail has been heard more and more as the company have established a unique postal service aim specifically at the boating community.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Swedish shipowners ready to desert national flag over tonnage tax row
Thursday 25 June 2009
AT LEAST two Swedish vessels have left the country’s register and others are likely to flag out during the six months that Sweden holds the European Union presidency.
Lloyd's List
Dockwise to reduce outstanding debt
Thursday 25 June 2009
Heavy lift company Dockwise has announced that it expects to reduce its debt by a total of US$58 million to just below US$963 million by the end of the second quarter of 2009
Offshore Shipping Online
Shipping on V-shaped recovery: Wei Jiafu
Thursday 25 June 2009
Shanghai: Shipping is on a V-shaped recovery, maintained the boss of China’s most powerful shipping conglomerate.
Seatrade Asia Online
Matson Crews May Strike
Thursday 25 June 2009
A labor dispute between Matson Navigation Company and three of its unions threatens to disrupt shipping to and from Hawaii.
KHON2 - Honolulu,HI,USA
"NO CUTTING CORNERS ON SAFETY" - MITROPOULOS
Thursday 25 June 2009
IMO secretary-general Efthimios Mitropoulos has warned shipping companies not to be tempted to cut corners on safety as the industry feels the financial pinch in the global recession.
Maritime Global Net
Winners & Losers: Dry Bulk Stocks Up Big
Thursday 25 June 2009
Dry bulk shipping stocks appeared to bounce in tandem with a key economic indicator on Wednesday, as better-than-expected durable-goods data raised investor optimism for an economic turnaround.
TheStreet.com
"Тесса" сбежала из-под ареста
Thursday 25 June 2009
15 июня Находкинский городской суд вынес решение об аресте теплохода «Тесса» (флаг Камбоджи).
РИО Панорама
Фрахтовый индекс Baltic Dry теряет доверие экспертов
Thursday 25 June 2009
Резкие скачки Baltic Dry в последнее время все чаще вызывают у экспертов большие сомнения в адекватности самого индекса.
Журнал "Транспорт"
Ущерб разделят грузовладельцы
Thursday 25 June 2009
Middle East Container Repair Company (MECRC, ОАЭ), занимающаяся ремонтом контейнеров, освоила новую услугу, помогающую линейным операторам экономить средства.
Deliver – издание о транспортном бизнесе
Рабочие немецких верфей начали день действий с требованием сохранении рабочих мест
Thursday 25 June 2009
Сотни рабочих находящихся под угрозой банкротства немецких верфей "Вадан-верфтен", располагающихся в городах Варнемюнде и Висмар на Балтийском побережье, по призыву профсоюзов начали сегодня день действий в поддержку своих требований о сохранении рабочих мест
Гудок
Boat captain gets 9 ½ years
Tuesday 23 June 2009
The boat captain of a deadly migrant-smuggling venture from the Dominican Republic to South Florida has been sentenced to 9 ½ years in prison, federal authorities said.
MiamiHerald.com
Four old ferries sold for scrap
Tuesday 23 June 2009
SEATTLE -- After a year of trying, Washington State Ferries finally has sold its four beloved Steel Electrics.
HeraldNet
Coast Guard Seizes $2.5 Million Of Marijuana
Tuesday 23 June 2009
MIAMI - Two and a half million dollars worth of marijuana will not make it to the streets of South Florida or anywhere else for that matter thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard.
CBS 4
Navios cuts innovative deal for capesize quartet
Tuesday 23 June 2009
NAVIOS Maritime Holdings has sewn up an innovative $325m deal to acquire four more capesize newbuildings.
Lloyd's List
UK & France; Harris Pye and Sobrena Shiprepair Yard sign collaboration MOU for offshore & cruise industries
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Two major players in the marine industry, the Harris Pye Group and Sobrena Shiprepair Yard, of Brest, have signed a non-exclusive collaboration to work together providing services for refurbishment, repair, upgrade, conversion and life extension of ships and offshore assets across the marine, cruise and oil and gas fields.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Bill seeks immunity for mariners who wound or kill pirates
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) has introduced legislation in the House to provide immunity to U.S. merchant mariners who wound or kill pirates while responding to a pirate attack.
MARINE LOG
National port regulator in the offing
Tuesday 23 June 2009
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Shipping has decided to set up an authority to regulate the functioning of major ports along the coastline of the country.
Seatrade Asia Online
First aid and emergency drills from IMCA
Tuesday 23 June 2009
A new document produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is designed to assist with the ongoing competence of first aid personnel onboard vessels.
Offshore Shipping Online
Heavy Ice Strengthening Required for Arctic Operation
Tuesday 23 June 2009
The heavy ice strengthening of hulls, upgrading of equipment and components, and requirements to minimize emissions and improve icebreaking capabilities must be implemented in order to establish regular year-round trans-Arctic containership operations.
Your industry news
В Новороссийске пройдет семинар, посвященный подготовке РФ к выполнению обязательств государства флага по конвенции МОТ
Tuesday 23 June 2009
В Новороссийске c 25 по 26 июня 2009 года Министерством транспорта РФ совместно с Государственной морской академией имени адмирала Макарова на базе морской государственной академии имени адмирала Ушакова пройдет семинар
nrnews.ru
Во Владивостоке открылась региональная конференция по защите от морского пиратства
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Владивосток. 23 июня - ДАЛЬНИЙ ВОСТОК - Региональная конференция по защите морского судоходства от пиратских нападений начала работу во Владивостоке на базе Морского государственного университета имени адмирала Г.И.Невельского.
Interfax Russia
Судовладельцы за невыплату зарплаты экипажу попадут в «черный список» профсоюзов
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Дальневосточная региональная организация (ДВРО) РПСМ начала формировать списки судовладельцев, которые задерживают экипажам зарплату.
Гудок
Пираты освободили судно Marathon с 8 украинцами на борту
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Сомалийские пираты освободили судно Marathon с 8 гражданами Украины на борту. Об этом сообщает пресс-служба Министерства иностранных дел Украины со ссылкой на информацию посольства в Королевстве Нидерланды.
РБК Украина
S Korean official denies report of DPRK's vessel intrusion
Thursday 18 June 2009
SEOUL, June 18 -- A South Korean defense spokesman on Thursday denied a local report that a Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s vessel crossed South Korea's de-facto border, or the Northern Limit Line (NLL), earlier this week.
Xinhua
MALDON: HMS Plymouth plan to boost tourism
Thursday 18 June 2009
MALDON'S maritime tourism trade could be thrown a lifeline if a former Royal Navy warship, which could attract 80,000 visitors a year, is moved to the Quay.
This is Total Essex
UK. IMCA clarifies Entry Level Requirements for ROV Personnel
Thursday 18 June 2009
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a reviewed and updated version of their 'Entry Level Requirements and Basic Introductory Course Outline for New Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Personnel' (IMCA R 002 Rev. 2), which
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Baltic Dry Index surge lifts Cosco
Thursday 18 June 2009
CHINA Ocean Shipping (Group) chairman Wei Jiafu says the company’s forward freight agreement losses have eased due to the recent rebound of the Baltic Dry Index.
Lloyd's List
Ships queuing as shipments increase at Port Kembla
Thursday 18 June 2009
Ships have been queuing at Australia's Port Kembla after an increase in coal product shipments in June.
portworld - London,UK
Новый рост Baltic Dry
Thursday 18 June 2009
Индекс стоимости фрахта Baltic Dry Index (BDI), отслеживающий цены на морские перевозки насыпных и навалочных грузов по всему миру, начал новый рост после кратковременного падения.
Журнал Deliver - Москва,Russia
Дальневосточный профсоюз моряков составит списки судов, где задерживают зарплату
Thursday 18 June 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК. Дальневосточный профсоюз моряков начал формировать списки судов, экипажам которых задерживают зарплату, эти данные помогут вернуть деньги в рамках акции по борьбе с "удобными флагами", сообщил в среду РИА Новости председатель Дальневосточной организации Российского профсоюза Николай Суханов.
РИА Новости
Polarcus achieves recruitment milestone
Thursday 18 June 2009
Seismic company Polarcus has successfully achieved an important recruitment milestone of 100 employees, ahead of schedule, including experienced maritime and seismic crew required to operate its first 12-streamer seismic vessel, which is due to be launched this autumn.
Offshore Shipping Online
KOC raises prospect of workboat bonanza
Thursday 18 June 2009
Dubai: Workboat builders in the Gulf states are buzzing on news that the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) plans to replace its ageing fleet of workboats with some 53 new vessels.
Seatrade Asia Online
NO IMPROVEMENT IN SAFETY - EMSA
Thursday 18 June 2009
The European Maritime Safety Agency has released its annual Maritime Accident Review which shows that accident levels and loss of life in European waters remain significantly higher than in the recent past.
Maritime Global Net
Vintage ferries tie up at Craig's List
Thursday 18 June 2009
Canadian marine brokerage Harlow Marine of Langley, B.C. has put a couple of vintage ferries up for sale on Craig's List--an on-line classified site that's lately been notorious for advertising of a rather different kind.
MARINE LOG
«Проклятый» лайнер. Больше тысячи людей стали заложниками свиного гриппа
Thursday 18 June 2009
Круизное судно из Испании с 1200 пассажирами не пускают ни в один порт Карибского региона. Виной тому - вирус свиного гриппа, поразивший пока только трех членов экипажа.
Мой район
Colombia, Italy fund hospital-vessel for poor families
Tuesday 16 June 2009
BOGOTA -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and delegates from Italy inaugurated on Monday a hospital-vessel to assist poor families in Buenaventura Port in the Pacific Ocean.
Xinhua
Odfjell, NCC form 15-ship chemical tanker pool
Tuesday 16 June 2009
ODFJELL, the Norwegian tanker and offshore specialist, will form a chemical tanker pool with National Chemical Carriers that will start next year with 15 tankers totalling about 660,000 dwt.
Lloyd's List
GAC offers non-lethal security service
Tuesday 16 June 2009
The GAC (Gulf Agency Company) Group has teamed with Cerberus Maritime Services Limited (part of Cerberus International Holdings Group) to launch GAC Protective Solutions. It will provide non-lethal professional security and protective solutions for ships, cargo and crew.
MARINE LOG
HORIZON LINES SETTLES FOR US$20M, RATE FREEZE IN PUERTO RICO CASE
Tuesday 16 June 2009
US Jones Act carrier Horizon Lines has reached a settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit accusing the company, and several other domestic shippers, of breaching antitrust laws on the Puerto Rico-US trade.
Maritime Global Net
New OSV company formed in Gulf of Mexico
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Former Sea Mar President Van C DeWitt has announced details about the newly formed OSV company, Bee Mar LLC, which he currently heads as President and CEO.
Offshore Shipping Online
New orders for STX Offshore & Shipbuildin
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Seoul: South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has announced a $34m order from the Agency for Defense Development for a next generation naval test ship
Seatrade Asia Online
Kongsberg Maritime and Marorka enter partnership
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Icelandic Marorka, a leading provider of energy management solutions, and Kongsberg Maritime, have joined forces in an effort to help shipping companies optimize fuel consumption.
Your industry news
China-US naval incident part of a rising trend
Tuesday 16 June 2009
BEIJING — China has called the latest collision between Chinese and U.S. naval vessels an accident, but many of the elements echo previous altercations that have raised concerns that China's navy is growing increasingly aggressive in its patrols of the waters off its coast.
The Associated Press
Heard at Nor-Shipping----UKHO
Tuesday 16 June 2009
The UKHO has launched the Admiralty e-Navigator solution - a service which it claimed will make every stage of navigation and fleet management smarter, simpler and safer.
Tanker Operator - London,UK
Моряк умер в Находке, не дождавшись выплаты зарплаты
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Задолженность по заработной плате на конец мая у него составила около 20 тысяч долларов США
Восток Медиа
Украинский корабль не может попасть в африканский порт из-за забастовки
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Судно «Макеевка» уже около недели не может пришвартоваться у берегов Koт-д'Ивуара.
Комсомольская Правда в Украине
PTP намерен вырасти
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Порт Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), на территории которого расположен ведущий контейнерный терминал Малайзии, заявил об увеличении в текущем году своей пропускной способности на 9%.
Deliver
Bee Mar enters PSV market
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Van C. DeWitt, former President of Sea Mar, is now heading a newly formed marine transportation company, Bee Mar LLC, as President and CEO.
Marine Log
Norway. Kongsberg Maritime becomes first to offer DNV approved courses
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Kongsberg Maritime’s K-Bridge and K-Chief 700 training courses have become the first manufacturer navigation and automation system courses in the industry to receive type approval from DNV SeaSkill™.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
MOL DENIES BOX SPIN-OFF PLANS
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Japanese group MOL has denied reports that it is considering spinning off its container arm in the wake of the global recession.
Maritime Global Net
Wilhelmsen Ship Management sign up with ShipServ
Wednesday 10 June 2009
World’s leading third party ship management company to use ShipServ for ship supplies purchasing.
PitchEngine
IMO sets out its stall on climate change ahead of Copenhagen
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Oslo: Secretary general Efthimios Mitropoulos provided an update on IMO's deliberations of the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for shipping during the opening session of Nor-Shipping and in follow-up remarks to press, stressing that the organisation had to tread carefully on such a complex matter .
Seatrade Asia Online
International Piracy Meeting
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Seoul's piracy meeting is attented by representatives from 34 countries and international maritime organizations.
NTDTV - Atlanta,GA,USA
Baltic Sea divers find wreck of Soviet submarine
Wednesday 10 June 2009
STOCKHOLM — After a decade-long search, a team of Baltic Sea divers has discovered the wreckage of a Soviet submarine that sank with dozens of sailors aboard during World War II, one of the divers said Tuesday.
The Associated Press
Royal Caribbean Expects Flu to Hurt Earnings
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. expects suspended port calls in Mexico amid the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus to cut 2009 earnings by about 22 cents a share.
Wall Street Journal - USA
P&I club says stowaway claims cost $20m a year
Wednesday 10 June 2009
STOWAWAYS are continuing to give shipowners and their crews headaches amid fears the global economic crisis is swelling the numbers of those seeking to find a better or safer place to live.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Farstad Shipping wins the 2009 Heyerdahl Award
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Farstad Shipping is the winner of the Heyerdahl Award 2009 for its
commitment to improving the environmental standards in the shipping
industry.
PR-Inside.com
Sri Lanka turns back aid ship that entered illegally
Tuesday 09 June 2009
COLOMBO - Sri Lanka sent back a ship carrying an aid cargo paid for by expatriate Tamils and Tamil Tiger supporters, after intercepting the vessel entering its waters illegally, the navy said on Tuesday.
Reuters India
Australia. Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba leaves for Middle East
Tuesday 09 June 2009
The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator The Hon Chris Evans, representing the Minister for Defence, today farewelled the ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba, as they departed for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operation.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
IMAREST launches piracy and offshore security confenece
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Piracy and robbery at sea have been with us for thousands of years with the first document instances in the 13th century BC.
Offshore Shipping Online
Precious Shipping expects dry rates crash
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Bangkok: Thailand-based handy operator Precious Shipping says that the current rise in the Baltic Dry Index is unsustainable in the long run and will lead to a consequent crash in rates as new tonnage enters the market, writes Anderimar Shipping News.
Seatrade Asia Online
Few allies in Strasbourg
Tuesday 09 June 2009
THE European Union has often been accused of lacking technical expertise and knowledge of the maritime industries.
Lloyd's List
DP World Assumes Second 30-Year Operating Concession in Algeria
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Global marine terminal operator DP World has formally taken over operations at the Port of Djen Djen, now DP World Djen Djen, in accordance with a 30-year operating concession signed early last month.
Your industry news
CORPORATE SENTENCE HANDED DOWN IN OCEAN JADE CASE
Tuesday 09 June 2009
A US court has sentenced Korea's STX Pan Ocean Co, operators of the cargo ship Ocean Jade, to pay US$2.2m in damages and to serve four years of probation for conspiring to falsify and falsifying environmental compliance records.
Maritime Global Net
Ship owners’ groups commit to provide more funds to train Filipino seafarers
Tuesday 09 June 2009
MARIVELES, Bataan—Despite the global economic slowdown, European and Japanese ship owners said they are committed to giving more funds to train more Filipino seafarers at least for the next few years.
Business Mirror - Philippines
Украинские моряки получили компенсацию За 3 года кошмара
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Международная федерация работников транспорта (ITF) сообщает, что четверо украинских моряков, вынужденных провести 3 года на борту грузового судна «Балтийский-21» в Марокко, выиграли суд и получили компенсацию.
Еженедельник "2000"
В порту Находка противодействуют деятельности морских профсоюзов
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Представителям Российского профсоюза моряков отказано в выдаче постоянных пропусков на территорию порта
ВОСТОК-МЕДИА
OMG закрыла контейнерного оператора
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Группа OMG (ранее группа «Осло Марин», Санкт-Петербург) останавливает деятельность Выборгской судоходной компании (ООО «ВСК»), созданной в 2007 году для организации контейнерных перевозок.
Deliver
Резолюции 86-й сессии Комитета IMO по безопасности на море
Tuesday 09 June 2009
C 27 мая по 5 июня 2009г. в штаб-квартире Международной морской организации прошла 86-я сессия Комитета IMO по безопасности на море (КБМ86).
SeaNews
Austal, Maritime Administration weigh next step after Hawaii Superferry files Chapter 11
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Austal USA and the federal Maritime Administration, the entities that financed construction of two high-speed, passenger-vehicle ferries for Honolulu-based Hawaii Superferry Inc., are weighing their next moves after the company's bankruptcy filing over the weekend.
Press-Register - al.com
Second vessel for Fletcher Shipping
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Seabrokers reports that Aberdeen-based Fletcher Shipping has acquired the 1996-built UT 745 PSV Northern Gambler from Trico for a price in the region of US$26 million.
Offshore Shipping Online
NOL to raise $970m via rights issue
Tuesday 02 June 2009
NEPTUNE Orient Lines is raising S$1.4bn from a rights issue to repay debt and develop investment opportunities.
Lloyd's List
Sweden & Canada. Saab gets Lockheed Martin contract to upgrade radar on Halifax Class frigates
Tuesday 02 June 2009
The defence and security company Saab has signed a contract worth approximately SEK 180 Million with Lockheed Martin Canada, to upgrade the 2D radar, Sea Giraffe 150 HC for the modernization of the Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. Deliveries are planned for 2010-2017.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
MISC containership gets antipiracy role
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Malaysia's MISC Berhad, in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the National Security Council (NSC), has successfully modified its containership Bunga Mas Lima into a RMN Auxiliary Vessel for the purpose of escorting and protecting MISC's ships sailing through the Gulf of Aden.
MARINE LOG
VROON FINED FOR VIKING ISLAY DEATHS
Tuesday 02 June 2009
UK-based Vroon Offshore Services admitted three breaches of Merchant Shipping Regulations at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday and was fined £280,000 for safety breaches that led to the deaths of three men on the rescue vessel Viking Islay in September 2007.
Maritime Global Net
Maersk to upgrade two India services
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Mumbai: Maersk Line has revealed plans to upgrade its MECL1 and MECL2 services that cover the trade between the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent and the United States East Coast, writes news source Journal of Commerce.
Seatrade Asia Online
Golar Winter leaves yard for Brazil
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Petrobras’ second floating storage and regasificatoon unit (FSRU) is scheduled to leave Keppel shipyard in Singapore today en route for Brazil.
Your Industry News
Asian ship owners drop plan for seat at IMO
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Lloyd's List reported that the Asian Shipowners' Forum has abandoned its plan to seek observer status at the International Maritime Organization.
SteelGuru - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Somali Government Opposes Piracy Tribunal
Tuesday 02 June 2009
The Somali government is opposed to the idea of forming an international tribunal to try piracy suspects.
AHN - USA
Крупнейшее размещение акций судоходной компании
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Компания Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. (NOL) планирует получить $1 млрд (1,44 млрд сингапурских долл.) от продажи нового выпуска акций. Средства будут направлены на рефинансирование долга.
SeaNews
МИД Украины подтвердил информацию о пытках украинского экипажа судна "Ариана", захваченного пиратами
Tuesday 02 June 2009
МИД Украины подтвердил информацию о применении пыток к украинским морякам захваченного сомалийскими пиратами в плен в Индийском океане балкера "Ариана" под мальтийским флагом.
Гудок
Turkey: Ship runs aground in Bosporus strait
Friday 29 May 2009
A maritime official says a St.-Vincent and Grenadines-flagged ship has run aground in Istanbul's Bosporus.
eTaiwan News
Indonesia, Australia to improve non-convention vessel standards
Friday 29 May 2009
Jakarta - Members of Indonesia`s shipping industry gathered in Jakarta on Thursday with officials from the Department of Transportation to discuss a new and comprehensive set of standards for non-convention vessels.
Antara
Russia’s aircraft problem
Friday 29 May 2009
The reconstruction of the aircraft carrier ”Admiral Gorshkov” for the Indian Navy will be done with losses for the Russian side, officials admit. The vessel is to be handed over to India in 2012.
Barents Observer
Finland. Aspo's ESL Shipping sell Ms Kontula for USD 4.0 million
Friday 29 May 2009
ESL Shipping Ltd, part of Aspo Group, has sold its oldest ship – Ms Kontula 29 years - for a price of USD 4.0 million.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Fees paid on failed timecharters boost Jinhui's profits
Friday 29 May 2009
BULKER operator Jinhui Shipping and Transportation saw net profits rise to $50.5m in the first quarter, partly as the result of more than $39.7m the company received in compensation due to terminated timecharter contracts.
Lloyd's List Global
NORTH'S LOSS-PREVENTION BLITZ
Friday 29 May 2009
NORTH of England P&I club says it is stepping up its already wide-ranging loss-prevention campaign by identifying opportunities within its entered fleet to develop risk-avoidance measures and providing members involved with direct advice and support.
Maritime Global Net - Warren,RI,USA
Two Indian sailors to be set free by South Korea
Friday 29 May 2009
London - After languishing in jail for over 18 months, two Indian sailors detained by South Korea for an oil spillage will be set free in the next two weeks, thanks to the Indian delegation which took up the issue with the UN International Maritime Organisation here.
Indopia - India
The OJEU publishes directives and regulations of the Maritime Security Package
Friday 29 May 2009
The Official Journal of the European Union has published in its issue of May 28, 2009 two regulations and six directives setting the new legal framework for maritime transport and port legislation of European Union.
Euroalert.net - Valladolid,Spain
Mitsubishi UFJ top lender to shipping
Friday 29 May 2009
Tokyo: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. arranged $1.62bn in shipping loans as a lead arranger in the three months to March 31, surpassing Norway’s DnB NOR ASA as the world’s biggest lender to the shipping industry, writes Bloomberg.
Seatrade Asia Online
Погибших при крушении судна с нелегалами близ Индонезии стало девять
Friday 29 May 2009
МОСКВА, 29 мая - Число погибших при крушении в четверг лодки с нелегальными мигрантами из Афганистана у берегов Индонезии возросло до девяти, сообщает агентство Ассошиэйтед Пресс со ссылкой на ВМС страны.
РИА Новости
Господа из Maersk, закладывайте в бюджеты денежки на bribery
Friday 29 May 2009
Район Африканского рога – один из самых оживленных участков торгового судоходства, фактически начинает выпадать из транспортных потоков ввиду страха морских разбойников.
Slon.ru - Редакция деловых новостей
На борту парома в Италии произошел пожар, сотни пассажиров эвакуированы
Friday 29 May 2009
Рим. 29 мая. ИНТЕРФАКС - Сильный пожар произошел в пятницу на борту парома "Винченцо Флорио", следовавшего из Неаполя в Палермо.
Интерфакс
Китай разогнал цены на фрахт судов
Friday 29 May 2009
Индекс стоимости фрахта Baltic Dry, отслеживающий цены на морские перевозки насыпных и навалочных грузов по всему миру демонстрирует устойчивый рост.
Портал БФМ
“ARMENIA” SAILING VESSEL LAUNCHES WORLD TOUR TODAY
Thursday 28 May 2009
“Armenia” sailing vessel launches its world tour from Spanish Valencia on 28 May. During one-year long world tour “Armenia” will cast anchor in five continents, will pass three oceans – the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian.
Panorama.am
Repair Returns
Thursday 28 May 2009
May 28, 2009 - Sri Lankan ship builder Colombo Dockyard said net profit for the March 2009 quarter shot up 112 percent to 519 million rupees from 245 million rupees a year ago.
Lanka Business Online
Ship did not hit boat that sank, Coast Guard says
Thursday 28 May 2009
CAPE MAY - The Coast Guard says a container ship did not collide with a scallop boat that sank off Cape May on March 24, killing six people.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Quantum to supply Bollinger Shipyards with stabilizer systems for the United States Coast Guard
Thursday 28 May 2009
Quantum Marine will partner with Bollinger Shipyards to engineer, design, supply and support the roll stabilization systems for the U.S. Coast Guard's new class of Fast Response Cutters designated as the WPC project.
Your Shipbuilding News
Asian owners stand firm over seafarers criminalisation
Thursday 28 May 2009
THE Asian Shipowners’ Forum said it would continue to speak out on the unfair treatment of seafarers and had not watered down its stand against the criminalisation of seafarers.
Lloyd's List
APL TO RAISE FREIGHT RATES
Thursday 28 May 2009
THE container shipping subsidiary of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, APL, says it intends to raise freight rates in the Asia-Europe trade.
Maritime Global Net
North American "green" movement wins Scandinavian support
Thursday 28 May 2009
Leave it to an iconic Danish shipping company to be among the first to echo making environmental considerations a major part of its business plan.
Logistics Management
Australia. P&O Cruise ship Pacific Dawn has swine flu aboard
Thursday 28 May 2009
Queensland Health today confirmed three crew members on the cruise liner Pacific Dawn have tested positive for human swine influenza.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Malaysian Bulk Carriers slides 3.6pc
Thursday 28 May 2009
Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd, a Malaysian shipping group controlled by billionaire Tan Sri Robert Kuok, fell the most in a month, after first-quarter profit tumbled 84 per cent because of the “severe” drop in freight rates.
Business Times - Malaysia
Линии потеряют $10 млрд
Thursday 28 May 2009
По итогам 2009г. совокупные убытки контейнерных линий могут составить $10 млрд, считает президент Mitsui OSK Lines Акимицу Асида.
SeaNews
ОСК и Ассоциация морской промышленности Финляндии подписали меморандум о сотрудничестве.
Thursday 28 May 2009
ОАО "Объединенная судостроительная корпорация" (ОСК) и Ассоциация морской промышленности Финляндии подписали меморандум о сотрудничестве. Об этом сообщает пресс-служба корпорации.
РИА РосБизнесКонсалтинг
«Наши моряки без помощи не останутся»
Thursday 28 May 2009
Современная экономика уже не может обойтись без специальных финансовых инструментов для снижения рисков. Страхование для судоходной компании играет особенно важную роль.
Наш Новороссийск
Marine Claims Executive
Wednesday 27 May 2009
ACES International is looking for a Marine Claims specialist with at least 5 years marine experience to lead a growing international team of claims handlers.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Businesses say mafia rules Batam port
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Businesses are complaining about the existence of mafi a controlling the loading and unloading system at Batam seaport, Kepulauan Riau province, consequently inflicting higher costs on businesses.
Jakarta Post
No respite for Indian shippers in '09 on low oil, demand
Wednesday 27 May 2009
MUMBAI - A drop in tanker freight rates and weak oil is likely to hurt shippers in the next few quarters and profitability will be under pressure as rates may not touch the 2008 peaks very soon, officials said.
Reuters India
Liquor and cigarettes seized from foreign fishing vessel
Wednesday 27 May 2009
A joint patrol by law enforcement agencies to tackle illegal activities on Honiara harbour led to the seizure of a large quantity of liquor and cigarettes yesterday morning at Point Cruz harbour.
Solomon Star
Sevmash lets in foreign vessels
Wednesday 27 May 2009
The Russian government has granted the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk permission to let in foreign vessels in connection with the deliveries of housing modules for the Prirazlomnaya platform.
Barents Observer
NTA Accredits Emirates International Maritime
Wednesday 27 May 2009
DUBAI - The UAE’s National Transport Authority or NTA has given full accreditation to all the educational programmes and courses being offered by Emirates International Maritime Academy or EIMA following a thorough review by the NTA of the academy,
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Workers laid off at ship-repair company
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Over a dozen ship-repair workers held a protest yesterday morning, after being laid off by their employer, Maritime Preservation Ltd, last Friday.
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Sailors Arraigned On Charges Of Beating Man
Wednesday 27 May 2009
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Two sailors remained in jail Tuesday after being formally charged with beating a man and leaving him with a fractured skull.
WMUR - Manchester,NH,USA
The Shipping Business Is Cruising
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Perhaps nothing so epitomized the bear market of 2008 than the precipitous crash of the Baltic Dry Freight Index (BDI), a somewhat arcane but highly relevant gauge of worldwide business activity.
Investopedia
Азербайджанские моряки судна «Мира» вернулись на Родину
Wednesday 27 May 2009
8 азербайджанских моряков, несколько месяцев находившихся на борту судна «Мира» в Индии, наконец-то смогли выехать на Родину из Турции, куда они прибыли из Индии несколько дней назад.
1news.az
В Калининградской области таможенники готовятся к новому порядку оформления рыбопромысловых судов
Wednesday 27 May 2009
2 июня вступает в силу Приказ ФТС России «Об утверждении Порядка совершения таможенных операций в отношении продукции морского промысла, перемещаемой через таможенную границу Российской Федерации рыбопромысловыми судами».
Газета "Янтарный край"
Transatlantic liner's first call
Tuesday 26 May 2009
The first transatlantic passenger liner to call at Liverpool for more than 40 years has docked in the city.
BBC News
GAC joins hands with Bibby Ship Management and DehuTech for ship lay-up solution
Tuesday 26 May 2009
Singapore: The GAC Group has formed a strategic alliance with Bibby Ship Management and DehuTech AB to enhance its GAC Ship Lay-Up Solutions (GLUS) service package for owners/operators and ship managers.
Seatradeasia-online
Nigerian gunmen open fire at Total offshore site
Tuesday 26 May 2009
LAGOS, May 26 - Nigerian security forces repelled an attempted attack on an offshore oil drilling platform operated by French energy company Total on Tuesday, a security contractor working in the oil industry said.
guardian.co.uk
JAMAICAN FLEET GROWS
Tuesday 26 May 2009
THE Jamaica Registry has set itself the target of reaching 1m gt within the next four years. Currently there are 68 merchant vessels and 664 small craft registered under the Jamaica Flag which equates to a tonnage of 264,392 gt.
Maritime Global Net
Norden first quarter profits plunge 64%
Tuesday 26 May 2009
COPENHAGEN-based shipowner DS Norden has reported a sharp drop in first quarter profits to $73m, a fall of 64% year on year.
Lloyd's List
Green Award vessel saves on port dues
Tuesday 26 May 2009
The Port of Montreal, Canada has welcomed its first Green Award certified vessel. The port joined the Green Award program in January, an initiative that promotes marine safety and good environmental behaviour.
portworld - London,UK
Report calls for vessel safety laws
Tuesday 26 May 2009
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board says legislation is needed to cover the construction, stability and safety of trawlers to prevent future tragedies.
RTE.ie - Ireland
France orders ship to change course over pollution
Tuesday 26 May 2009
PARIS - A cargo ship suspected of deliberately dumping oil off the west coast of France obeyed an order to sail to the port of Brest late on Monday after ignoring a previous instruction, French maritime authorities said.
Reuters - USA
Somali pirates hone their tactics
Tuesday 26 May 2009
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Somali pirates who hijacked the Danish tug Svitzer Korsakov telephoned Yemen, Djibouti and Dubai in a futile search for someone to collect a ransom and forward it to them for a fee.
The Associated Press
IMO готовит новую редакцию Рекомендаций по предотвращению и подавлению пиратства
Tuesday 26 May 2009
С 27 мая по 5 июня в Лондоне пройдет 86-я сессия Комитета по безопасности на море Международной морской организации (IMO).
SeaNews
Правительство РФ будет выдавать разрешения на плавание судов под флагом иностранного государства по внутренним водным путям РФ
Tuesday 26 May 2009
Решение о выдаче разрешения на плавание судна под флагом иностранного государства, в том числе в целях транзита, по внутренним водным путям РФ принимается Правительством РФ в форме распоряжения, сообщает правительственная пресс-служба.
Экономика и жизнь
Baltic Dry пошел вверх
Tuesday 26 May 2009
Индекс стоимости фрахта Baltic Dry Index, отслеживающий цены на морские перевозки насыпных и навалочных грузов по всему миру, в понедельник вырос по итогам 16-й торговой сессии подряд, достигнув максимума с октября прошлого года.
Журнал Deliver
Crews probed for failure to aid sinking ferry in Philippines
Monday 25 May 2009
Philippine authorities are investigating the crew of two vessels that allegedly passed by a sinking ferry without offering help, while some passengers reportedly snapped pictures, the coast guard said today.
Ireland Online
Court Orders Release of Seized Vessel
Monday 25 May 2009
A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Lambo Akanbi at the weekend ordered the release of a vessel, MT Nord Observer, belonging to Trafigura Beheer B.V Amster-dam.
THISDAY
Russian destroyer prevents Somali pirate attack on cargo vessel
Monday 25 May 2009
VLADIVOSTOK, May 25 - A destroyer from Russia's Pacific Fleet, which was escorting six merchant vessels through the Gulf of Aden, fired warning shots at Somali pirates as they tried to seize a ship, a Navy spokesman said on Monday.
RIA Novosti
Leyte-bound vessel encounters engine trouble
Monday 25 May 2009
A PASSENGER vessel bound for Maasin, Southern Leyte with at least 186 passengers on board encountered engine trouble about two hours after it left Pier 1 in Cebu City yesterday.
Cebu Daily News
Two bodies found after tanker fire off Singapore
Monday 25 May 2009
AUTHORITIES have recovered two bodies believed to be seafarers missing from a tanker fire off Singapore last week.
Lloyd's List
Shipbreaking volumes grow in China
Monday 25 May 2009
Shanghai: Shipbreaking is accelerating in China, by common consent the world leader when it comes to recycling vessels in the most environmentally friendly way.
Seatrade Asia Online
Contract awarded to replace ferry
Monday 25 May 2009
The California Department of Transportation announced recently that a contract has been awarded to build a new Real McCoy (Ryer Island) Ferry.
TheReporter.com - Vacaville,CA,USA
Cosco Singapore net falls on costs, delayed payments
Monday 25 May 2009
Cosco Corp. Singapore Ltd., the shipbuilding unit of China's biggest marine line, said profit in the first quarter declined 60 percent after steel costs rose and customers delayed payments.
eTaiwan News
Минтранс отказался от планов по приватизации Украинского Дунайского пароходства
Monday 25 May 2009
Министерство транспорта и связи Украины создало рабочую группу из 8 человек для решения вопросов, связанных с сохранением предприятия «Украинское Дунайское пароходство» (УДП).
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Бахрейн делегировал полномочия Российскому регистру
Monday 25 May 2009
Российский морской регистр судоходства и Морская администрация Бахрейна подписали Соглашение о делегировании полномочий на проведение
SeaNews
Российские моряки в испанском суде признались в контрабанде наркотиков
Monday 25 May 2009
В городе Уэльва на юге Испании сегодня, 25 мая, завершилось судебное разбирательство по делу об участии в контрабанде наркотиков, обвиняемыми по которому проходили 15 российских моряков двух рыболовецких судов Архангельского тралового флота.
Комсомольская правда
Россияне установили в МТП "Южный" новую СУДС
Monday 25 May 2009
По заказу ГП "Дельта-лоцман" (г. Николаев) российская компания "Транзас" завершила установку и пуско-наладку новой Системы Управления Движения Судов (СУДС) в МТП "Южный".
Журнал "Транспорт"
German-owned ship released by Somali pirates
Wednesday 20 May 2009
NAIROBI, May 20 -- Somali pirates have released a German-owned grain ship which was seized in the Gulf of Aden three weeks ago, a Kenyan-based international maritime body confirmed on Wednesday.
Xinhua
SPANISH NAVY INCIDENT ‘A FRONTAL CHALLENGE’
Wednesday 20 May 2009
The GSLP/Liberals have described the recent incursion by a Spanish Navy vessel into Gibraltar waters as “a frontal challenge” to British sovereignty over the Rock’s territorial sea.
Gibraltar Chronicle
Norway. Aker Solutions awarded two contracts for on-vessel mooring and riser pull-in sysytem
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Aker Solutions has been awarded two contracts for Petrobras' P-55 project in Brazil for the design and supply of an Aker Solutions' Pusnes offshore mooring system(TM) and a Pusnes riser pull-in system(TM).
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Oceanfreight boosts war chest with $112m fresh equity
Wednesday 20 May 2009
GREEK-based dry bulk carrier and tanker owner Oceanfreight has raised about $112m in fresh equity under its standby equity purchase facility with finance firm YA Global, begun earlier this year.
Lloyd's List
Hanjin Shipping increases rates to Europe
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Seoul: Hanjin Shipping is increasing freight rates of Asia - Mediterranean/North Europe trades beginning June 1st, 2009 ‘in order to sustain quality service to its customers under current economic climate, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Seatrade Asia Online
Bender getss $2.5 million RRF ship job
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Keystone Shipping Services, Inc. of Bala Cynwyd, PA, as Ship Managers for the Maritime Administration (MARAD), awarded Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. a contract for drydocking, mechanical and piping repairs and major preservation efforts on CAPE VICTORY and CAPE VINCENT.
MARINE LOG
SHIP VALUERS UNDER PRESSURE
Wednesday 20 May 2009
THE International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the fall in the shipping markets has created a number of difficult issues for ship valuers, with brokers in some cases even declining to provide valuations.
Maritime Global Net
EU to extend anti-piracy mission to Seychelles: diplomats
Wednesday 20 May 2009
BRUSSELS (AFP) — EU nations on Tuesday agreed to greatly extend their anti-piracy naval operations against Somali pirates as far as the Seychelles, European diplomats said.
AFP
Baltic Dry Index at 7-mth high
Wednesday 20 May 2009
The Baltic Dry Index, the global benchmark for freight rates of dry bulk carriers, reached a seven-month high of 2,605 on Monday.
Business Standard
Росприроднадзор возбудил дело против «Газпромнефть Шиппинг»
Wednesday 20 May 2009
В отношении ООО «Газпромнефть Шиппинг» было возбуждено административное дело по факту загрязнения акватории Цемесской бухты вследствие разлива нефтепродуктов. Как сообщили SeaNews в Росприроднадзоре, сумма штрафа составит 35 тыс. руб.
SeaNews
Минтранс опроверг данные о «левом» трудоустройстве моряков на «Ариану»
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Министерство транспорта и связи опровергло данные о том, что члены экипажа судна «Ариана» (24 жителя Одесской и Николаевской областей) были трудоустроены неофициально.
Вiкна-Одеса
«На захват судна пиратам нужно 15 минут»
Wednesday 20 May 2009
Контр-адмирал Сергей Близнюков во времена СССР учил сомалийцев военному делу. Многие из них теперь – большие «пиратские начальники»
Газета по-киевски Online
Nexus loss keeps BW Offshore in the red
Tuesday 19 May 2009
A loss of almost $40m from an associate floating production venture ensured that BW Offshore remained in the red during the first quarter of the year.
Lloyd's List
Conrad Industries wins new contracts
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Morgan City, Louisiana, headquartered Conrad Industries, Inc. has announced first quarter 2009 results and the signing of contracts and sale of barges with a total value of $24 million.
MARINE LOG
MOL LAUNCHES VIETNAM – US WEST COAST SERVICE
Tuesday 19 May 2009
JAPANESE carrier Mitsui OSK Lines plans to run a direct service from Vietnam to the US West Coast. The company’s Pacific Southwest Express (PSX) service will begin calling on Cai Mep in southern Vietnam next month.
Maritime Global Net
Topaz re-brands itself
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd, the marine services and oil and gas fabrication company, recently launched its new corporate brand at an event in Dubai.
Offshore Shipping Online
Bemac launches Asian service base in Singapore
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Singapore: Bemac Marine Engineering Service (S) has opened in Singapore its principal service station in Asia.
Seatrade Asia Online
Maritime Facilitation Committee To Be Revived
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Mr Issaka Peter Azumah, has said immediate steps are being taken to revive the National Maritime Facilitation Committee.
Modern Ghana
Shipping would profit from 20 per cent emission reduction
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The global shipping sector could slash its greenhouse gas emissions by at least a fifth at no net cost to the industry, according to a new report from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Business Green - London,England,UK
NPA workers threaten strike over unpaid allowances
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) yesterday in Lagos threatened to embark on an indefinite strike from Tuesday to press home their demands.
Triumph - Kano,Nigeria
На каторгу за семь морей
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Надежда найти высокооплачиваемую работу многих напрочь лишает осмотрительности. Этим пользуются мошенники, создавая рекрутинговые агентства и зарабатывая на доверчивости граждан.
Вечерние Вести
Утилизированные суда потянули на суд
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Уголовное дело в отношении руководителя магаданского облуправления Росимущества Евгения Антощенкова, обвиняемого в превышении должностных полномочий, направлено в суд.
Коммерсантъ
Бельгия заработает на пиратах
Tuesday 19 May 2009
О возможности платного сопровождения судов в Аденском заливе сообщил министр обороны Бельгии Пиетер Де Крем. Пикантность ситуации заключается в том, что бельгийские военные и так находятся в регионе в рамках операции «Аталанта».
Брянск.ru
Россия не будет держать у себя задержанных пиратов
Tuesday 19 May 2009
Пираты, которые будут захвачены российскими моряками, будут передаваться третьей стороне. Об этом заявил первый замминистр обороны генерал-полковника Александр Колмаков.
Информационно-сервисный портал Воронежа
Life jacket rule may change for vessels
Monday 18 May 2009
FLORENCE — The 2003 capsizing of the Taki-tooo in Garibaldi and the 2005 sinking of the Sydney Mae II near Winchester Bay had one thing in common, besides the fact that they both led to multiple deaths: Nobody wore life jackets on either boat.
The Register-Guard
Greece. DryShips reached agreement with HSH as agent on waiver terms
Monday 18 May 2009
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "Dryships"), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that it has reached agreement with HSH Nordbank as agents on waiver terms for $654 million of our outstanding debt.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
ANGLO-DUTCH SEAFARERS' UNION FORMED
Monday 18 May 2009
A "PIONEERING trans-boundary seafarers' union" was launched on Friday.
Maritime Global Net
Chinese yards move to limit losses
Monday 18 May 2009
London: Chinese shipyards are charging penalties to international owners who wish to defer delivery of new ships and are filling the resulting spare capacity with cut-price domestic contracts.
Seatrade Asia Online
Seafarer chaplaincy confronts piracy fears
Monday 18 May 2009
The recent dramatic high seas rescue of a merchant ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates stirred a public debate on whether cargo vessels should be armed.
The Christian Century - USA
Dubai Maritime City Authority and Arab Sea Ports Federation Activate MOU
Monday 18 May 2009
Dubai Maritime City Authority recently held a meeting in Cairo with the Arab Sea Ports Federation (ASPF) to activate the memorandum of understanding signed by both parties earlier this year, which aims at identifying and capitalising on joint opportunities for cooperation and mutual growth between the two parties.
Zawya - United Arab Emirates
Union seeks protection for Philippines sailors in Africa
Monday 18 May 2009
A union representing the Philippines' 350,000 merchant seamen on Saturday demanded better protection for the sailors in Africa and warned freed victims of pirates may sue their employers for damages.
Africasia - London,UK
New convention slammed for legitimising beaching of ships
Monday 18 May 2009
HUMAN rights, labour and environmental organisations strongly criticised the Hong Kong ship recycling convention immediately after it was approved on Friday, writes Keith Wallis in Hong Kong.
Lloyd's List
GE Shipping: Steady in rough waters
Monday 18 May 2009
The operating environment for the shipping industry in the fourth quarter of FY09 was extremely difficult. Given the sluggish global demand for crude oil and reduced merchandise trade, there’s a sharp drop in spot freight rates.
Economic Times
IMB опровергает сообщения о том, что пираты имеют осведомителей
Monday 18 May 2009
Международное морское бюро, проведя консультации с Международной палатой судоходства, Intertanko и BIMCO, опровергло появившиеся в СМИ сообщения о том, что пиратские нападения на суда тщательно планируются на основе информации, предоставляемой пиратам сетью осведомителей, в частности, базирующихся в Лондоне.
SeaNews
Рефрижератор "Надежда" взяли на буксир
Monday 18 May 2009
Терпящий бедствие российский рефрижератор "Надежда" взят на буксир судном японского Управления безопасности на море (УБМ).
Вести.Ru
Глобальный рынок балкерных перевозок оживился
Monday 18 May 2009
На мировом рынке морских перевозок балкерных грузов наблюдается увеличение активности и рост фрахтовых ставок. Индекс BDI за апрель 2009 г. увеличился почти 20%, а за первую половину мая т.г. прибавил еще 34,7% (с 1806 до 2432 пунктов).
Журнал "Транспорт"
Sailors nab 17 suspected pirates
Friday 15 May 2009
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A team of specialized American sailors apprehended 17 suspected pirates who attacked an Egyptian merchant ship in the dangerous waters off Yemen, the U.S. Navy said Thursday.
HeraldNet
UK. Red Jet 5 to join Red Funnel Hi-Speed fleet
Friday 15 May 2009
Cross-Solent ferry operator, Red Funnel is investing £2m on a new 35m Solent Class catamaran which will be named Red Jet 5 when she enters service in July 2009.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Crowley Maritime makes organizational changes
Friday 15 May 2009
Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced organizational changes within its contract services and marine operations groups.
MARINE LOG
INTERCARGO WARNS ON “DISINTEGRATION OF TRUST”
Friday 15 May 2009
DRY bulk shipowners' group Intercargo has warned that the practice of breaking legally binding contracts has become widespread since the onset of the global recession and that it will backfire on charterers.
Maritime Global Net
Asian navy buildup a fillip for shipyards
Friday 15 May 2009
Dalian: The governments of Japan, Korea and China are set to come to the rescue of many big, well established yards once again during the downturn, and this time not through subsidies, but huge investments in navies.
Seatrade Asia Online
IMO recycling convention gets green light
Friday 15 May 2009
THE new ship recycling convention was adopted today by delegates to the International Maritime Organization’s diplomatic conference in Hong Kong, despite last minute concerns over the entry-into-force criteria.
Lloyd's List
Wharfies to walk off job
Friday 15 May 2009
Hundreds of cars could be stranded at sea when 200 wharfies walk off the job this week in the first Australian docks strike since the 1998 waterfront dispute rocked the nation, the Herald-Sun reported.
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong
A/S Dampskibsselskabet TORM Announces Sale of Two Bulk Vessels
Friday 15 May 2009
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- TORM has entered into an agreement to sell the Panamax bulk carriers TORM Martha (built in 1997) and TORM Baltic (built in 1997).
CNNMoney.com - USA
Philippines cashes in on global shipping slump
Friday 15 May 2009
Deep water ports around the Philippines are fast resembling parking lots as shipping companies caught by the slump in global trade look for places to park their unused vessels.
MSN Indonesia
Моряки приморских судов, из-за кризиса застрявшие в Китае, вернулись домой
Friday 15 May 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 15 мая. Члены экипажей теплоходов "LORA", "MARIA", "WINNER", и "ALEX" находкинской компании "РОКОС" на три месяца застрявшие в Шанхае вернулись домой.
РИА PrimaMedia
Пароходство пострадало из-за фрахтовых ставок
Friday 15 May 2009
ОАО "Северо-Западное пароходство" (СЗП) увеличило убыток в первом квартале этого года почти в 5 раз по сравнению с аналогичным периодом 2008 года. Он составил более 211 млн рублей. Представители компании и эксперты объясняют это влиянием финансового кризиса на падение фрахтовых ставок.
Коммерсантъ
Украинские СМИ могут спровоцировать пиратов увеличить выкуп за Marathon и Аriana
Friday 15 May 2009
Сомалийские пираты могут увеличить сумму выкупа за суда Marathon и Аriana с одесскими моряками на борту в случае предоставления украинскими средствами массовой информации неправдивых сведений, заявил первый секретарь представительства МИД в Одесской области Эдуард Закраявский.
Новости N
Boat people killed as vessel capsizes
Thursday 14 May 2009
At least 10 Haitians have been killed and more than a dozen rescued after their boat capsized off the coast of Florida as they tried to enter the US.
Special Broadcasting Service
Shipping Line Set to Boost Port Traffic - by Albertina Nakale
Thursday 14 May 2009
WALVIS BAY – A world leader in container shipping, CMA CGM Group, will introduce scheduled calls at the Port of Walvis Bay.
New Era
UK. 4 Foreign ships under detention in the UK during April
Thursday 14 May 2009
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that 4 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during April 2009 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Wärtsilä to axe up to 450 ship power jobs globally
Thursday 14 May 2009
WÄRTSILÄ, the Finnish engine maker, is planning to cut about a third of the workforce at its ship power business in an effort to save around €30m ($40.7m) a year.
Lloyd's List
Baltic Dry surge seen ending on reduced China ore demand
Thursday 14 May 2009
Dalian: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) has surged 400 points over the past month putting it into very comfortable earnings territory for shipowners, with one Greek broker reporting capesizes have been fixed at $42,000.
Seatrade Asia Online
EPA asks ocean vessels to reduce emissions
Thursday 14 May 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted a proposal to the International Maritime Organization on March 27 to establish a 230-mile buffer zone where large ships such as oil tankers and cargo ships will face stricter emissions standards.
Biodiesel Magazine - Grand Forks,ND,USA
KL to host conference on piracy
Thursday 14 May 2009
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is taking a proactive role to combat piracy via the Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Piracy and Crimes at Sea organised by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Malaysia Star
Nigerian militants say hijack vessel, kidnap 15
Thursday 14 May 2009
ABUJA, May 14 - Nigeria's most prominent militant group said on Thursday one of its affiliate groups have hijacked a vessel in the Niger Delta and kidnapped 15 of its passengers.
Reuters
Abuse of crews on fishing vessels on the rise
Thursday 14 May 2009
Physical abuse of crew members, especially from countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia, aboard fishing vessels is a serious matter, but fishermen are either too afraid to get help or struggle to do so.
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Украина на 5 месте в мире "по поставкам"
Thursday 14 May 2009
На данный момент Украина занимает пятое место в мире среди стран - поставщиков моряков для торгового флота – это 65-70 тыс. человек. Из них на судах под украинским флагом работают около 5 тыс. человек, пишет еженедельник «Комментарии».
УНИАН
Судно FESCO задержано
Thursday 14 May 2009
Береговая охрана Великобритании задержала в порту Халл судно под российским флагом «Григорий Александров», принадлежащее FESCO. По информации TradeWinds, срок задержания составил 6 дней.
SeaNews
Coast Guard issues Maritime Security Directive
Wednesday 13 May 2009
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a maritime security directive Monday in response to the rise in piracy in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa and in light of recent pirate attacks on U.S. flagged vessels.
MARINE LOG
Cosco leads the Chinese pack to invest in Kaohsiung
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Kaohsiung: Three major Chinese shipping companies plan to invest in the biggest Taiwanese port in Kaohsiung (pictured), a top port official said on Tuesday, as China and Taiwan forge closer trade ties.
Seatrade Asia Online
Goods pile up at backlogged port
Wednesday 13 May 2009
HCM CITY — A large number of packages are being held up at Sai Gon Port waiting to be unloaded as a result of the steadily increasing number of imports and the limited capacity of the port.
Viet Nam News
Denmark. D/S Norden announcement further sale of vessels; adjusts 09 expectations
Wednesday 13 May 2009
NORDEN has agreed to sell further 2 vessels, which affects the expectations for 2009. Since other conditions affecting the expectations also have changed, and the Company at the same time is close to finishing the interim report for the first quarter, NORDEN finds it appropriate to give this update.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
New chief executive for Safmarine
Wednesday 13 May 2009
REGIONAL container line specialist Safmarine has appointed a new chief executive to succeed Ivan Heesom-Green, who is moving on to a senior position with Maersk.
Lloyd's List
HUGHES SLAMS “CONVENTION CREEP”
Wednesday 13 May 2009
JOE Hughes, chairman and chief executive of the American Club’s managers, said that the shipping industry was the subject of irrational regulation and “convention” creep when he addressed the Tuesday's Marine Risk Forum in Athens arranged by TradeWinds
Maritime Global Net
Save our sailors
Wednesday 13 May 2009
A former sea captain and chairman of Bahrain International Seafarers' Society (BISS) is urging the authorities at the new Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) to provide appropriate facilities for a welfare centre for the forgotten people of the sea.
Gulf Weekly - Manama,Bahrain
The Maritime Union says it will fight a decision by Ports of Auckland to sack 28 workers.
Wednesday 13 May 2009
The company on Monday confirmed the job cuts from a total staff of about 500 as part of major restructuring and reorganisation of its container terminals.
Radio New Zealand - Wellington
Apeejay Shipping to double capacity by 2010
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Apeejay Surendra group company Apeejay Shipping said it is planning to double its fleet capacity by 2010 amid the ongoing economic slowdown and a sharp fall in freight rates last year.
Business Standard
BDI no longer indicator of real economy
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Lloyds List reported that the Baltic Dry Index is no longer a bellwether of the world’s economy, according to new research.
Steelprices-India
Чем больше заложников, тем наглее пираты
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Сомалийские пираты захватили более 20 судов, принадлежащих разным странам мира. В настоящее время корсары держат в плену примерно 250 человек.
Вечерние Вести
Maersk Line повышает ставки
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Maersk Line объявил о реализации программы Rate restoration на направлении Азия – Восточное побережье Южной Америки.
SeaNews
22 Filipinos among seamen freed
Tuesday 12 May 2009
MANILA, Philippines -- Two more vessels with 22 Filipino seafarers on board have been released by Somali pirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.
Inquirer.net
Thales appointed prime contractor for modernisation of Singapore's Mine Countermeasures Vessels
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Following a call for international tender, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) of Singapore awarded Thales with the Life Extension Programme (LEP) of its 4 Bedok class mine-countermeasure vessels.
defpro
ДЕЙСТВИЯ СОМАЛИЙСКИХ ПИРАТОВ КООРДИНИРУЮТСЯ ИЗ ЛОНДОНА
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Действия сомалийских пиратов координируются из Лондона. Об этом пишет британская The Guardian. Газета утверждает со ссылкой на данные, полученные спецслужбами Великобритании, что в ряде торговых и страховых компаний страны действуют агенты, которые собирают подробную информацию о маршрутах и грузах иностранных судов.
Regions.ru
Box sector woes drag AP Moller-Maersk into loss
Tuesday 12 May 2009
DANISH shipping and energy group AP Moller-Maersk reported a first quarter loss of $373m compared with a profit of $1.1bn in the corresponding three months of 2008, as results from container shipping activities plunged deep into the red.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Maritime Authority introduces Single Window Concept
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Experts in the Maritime Industry are meeting in Tema on how to make the clearance of goods at the port easier and convenient for importers and exporters.
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
IMO members to adopt new ship recycling convention in Hong Kong
Tuesday 12 May 2009
HONG KONG, (Xinhua) -- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) began a diplomatic conference in Hong Kong on Monday to discuss the draft text of a new international convention on ship recycling.
Xinhua - China
У берегов Нигерии затонуло судно с краденой нефтью
Tuesday 12 May 2009
У берегов Нигерии затонуло судно, перевозившее 2 тыс. тонн краденой нефти.
NEWSru.com
Судно с китайским мясом покинуло Одесский порт
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Китайская контейнерная линия «Cosko» на т/х «Corelli» вывезла из Одесского морского торгового порта 84 контейнера с китайским мясом.
Информационное издание "ЭХО"
Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor
Friday 08 May 2009
Somali pirates sea-jacked the Netherlands Antilles-flagged MV MARATHON, a Dutch ship with a crew of eight Ukrainian sailors on board, in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday,
Australia.TO
Порт Роттердам рекомендует
Friday 08 May 2009
Порт Роттердам опубликовал рекомендации по развитию портового сектора в ЕС.
SeaNews
Liberia: Sunken Merchant Vessel Raised from Monrovia Freeport
Friday 08 May 2009
Monrovia — The merchant ship Torm Alexandra is again afloat in Monrovia Freeport after a lengthy and complicated salvage operation in the Liberian capital.
AllAfrica.com
Ships shelter from economic storm
Friday 08 May 2009
The global economic downturn has hit shipping hard, forcing many owners to take their vessels off the seas and mothball them at ports.
BBC News
VIKING ISLAY ACQUITTAL
Friday 08 May 2009
THE master of the offshore rescue support ship Viking Islay has been acquitted of negligence charges relating to the deaths of three seamen through asphyxiation in the ship's chain locker.
Maritime Global Net
Revenues up and strong growth offshore at Groupe Bourbon
Friday 08 May 2009
Bourbon in France says revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were up 12.8 per cent compared with the same period in 2008, totaling 238.7 million Euros.
Offshore Shipping Online
Red-stained Hanjin Shipping hopeful of improved Q2
Friday 08 May 2009
Seoul: Hanjin Shipping’s heavy exposure on the transpacific saw it hit harder than most analysts had expected as it released its Q1 results today.
Seatrade Asia Online
Сомалийские пираты захватили новое судно с украинцами на борту
Friday 08 May 2009
Сомалийски пираты захватили грузовое судно "Marathon" под флагом Нидерландских Антильских островов, владелец компания "Western Marine Transport NV", оператор - компания "Cargadoor Amons & Co" (город Заандам, Нидерланды). В состав экипажа входят 8 человек - все граждане Украины.
Утро
Индийская полиция задержала граждан Азербайджана, пытавшихся бежать с корабля «Мира»
Friday 08 May 2009
Азербайджанские граждане, являющиеся членами экипажа корабля «Мира», не могут вернуться домой, так как их паспорта находятся в суде.
АПА
Supramax revival looks set to be short-lived
Friday 08 May 2009
LARGE gains on the Baltic Dry Index this week have helped prop up supramax rates on the spot market, with the average time charter now at its highest level since late March, writes Michelle Wiese Bockmann.
Lloyd's List
State of Maine sets sail on yearly training cruise
Friday 08 May 2009
CASTINE, Maine — Under gray skies and intermittent showers, friends and family of students and crew gathered Wednesday to send off the State of Maine, the Maine Maritime Academy training vessel, on its annual training cruise.
Bangor Daily News - Bangor,ME,USA
Sydney ferries, union agree to EBA
Friday 08 May 2009
The maritime union has voted to accept an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) after ferry workers walked off the job.
Ninemsn - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Testimony: Two boats passed near sinking trawler
Thursday 07 May 2009
CAPE MAY - At least two boats passed within close range of the Lady Mary about the time it sank, according to testimony yesterday in the investigation of the March 24 tragedy that claimed the lives of six crewmen 65 miles off Cape May.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Vessel sinks in Ctg, ship movement unaffected
Thursday 07 May 2009
Chittagong, May 7 — A cement clinker-laden lightering vessel anchored in the outer anchorage zone of Chittagong port sank on Thursday morning, an official said.
Bangladesh News 24 hours
Liberty boss urges new US law to arm vessels
Thursday 07 May 2009
LIBERTY Maritime chief executive Philip Shapiro has issued an unequivocal call for firearms on ships and an urgent new US law that would make this possible.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Новое китайско-американское столкновение в Желтом море
Thursday 07 May 2009
В пятницу в Желтом море в очередной раз произошел инцидент с участием американского и китайских судов, сообщает The Times: исследовательский американский корабль Victorious направил пожарные шланги на китайских рыболовов.
Inopressa
Зачем рискуют наши моряки?
Thursday 07 May 2009
По количеству пиратских пленников украинские моряки на втором месте в мире после филиппинцев! Сейчас в заложниках у морских разбойников целый экипаж «Арианы» – 24 человека, а еще трое томятся в заточениях на других судах.
Блик - онлайн
UK. Vital roles confirmed for Devonport and Clyde Naval bases
Thursday 07 May 2009
Babcock welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), again confirming the vital roles that Devonport and Clyde Naval Bases will play in supporting the Royal Navy in its current and future operational requirements.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Consultation on new initiative regarding dismantling of ships
Thursday 07 May 2009
EU commission has opened public consultation on the options for new initiative regarding dismantling of ships.
Recycling News - Alling,Germany
$100m dispute erupts between China Shipping and Zim
Thursday 07 May 2009
Shanghai: A major commercial dispute has erupted between Israel Corporation subsidiary Zim Integrated Shipping Services and China Shipping Container Liners.
Seatrade Asia Online
Sailors stuck in squalor on board grounded ship
Thursday 07 May 2009
Dubai: Four months after a cargo ship ran aground on a beach in Sharjah, its eight-man Indian crew and captain are still living on-board in abysmal conditions, according to a seafarer's welfare organisation.
GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
NITL Backs New Maritime Liability Rules
Thursday 07 May 2009
International convention would replace COGSA, bring maritime cargo liability rules up to date, shipper group says.
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
Unions call for anti pirate body
Thursday 07 May 2009
Maritime unions have called for a new body to be created to fight piracy.
Croatian Times
В Илличевском порту кормят рыб подсолнечным маслом высшего сорта
Thursday 07 May 2009
Странный инцидент произошел в Одесской области: в стране царит экономический кризис, а в Илличевском порту кормят рыб подсолнечным маслом высшего сорта.
Телекомпания НТН
Lone survivor of Lady Mary tells of sinking
Wednesday 06 May 2009
CAPE MAY, N.J. - The lone survivor of the shipwreck that killed six men off the Cape May coast in March haltingly described the chaotic scene yesterday, and a toxicologist told a Coast Guard panel that the scallop trawler Lady Mary's captain had recently smoked marijuana.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Cape sea hostage drama
Wednesday 06 May 2009
As a hijacked Taiwanese fishing vessel came within 30km of Table Bay Harbour, an elite police task team swooped on it to save two crew leaders being held hostage, allegedly by 10 disgruntled crew members.
Independent Online
Twisting arms for ships to bear arms
Wednesday 06 May 2009
WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of a shipping company on Tuesday called on Congress to pass legislation allowing merchants to staff their vessels with armed security forces.
Chicago Tribune
Captain not aware of trio’s actions
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Master had told three crewmen to see him before they went into chain locker, court told
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Abu Dhabi seeks VLCCs for floating storage
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Dubai: State-owned Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company, or ADNATCO, is making preliminary inquiries to charter VLCCs to store crude, industry sources told reuters on Tuesday.
Seatrade Asia Online
Piracy update one – IBF agreement
Wednesday 06 May 2009
The fifth revision of the IBF High Risk Area in the Gulf of Aden was agreed between the Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) on 30th April.
Tanker Operator - London,UK
EU FREEZES HELLENIC REGISTER FOR 17 MONTHS
Wednesday 06 May 2009
The EU has put a 17-month ban on Greek class society the Hellenic Register of Shipping preventing it from classing new ships while Hellenic attempts to rectify serious problems with the quality of its service.
Maritime Global Net
Royal Caribbean looking to increase regional uptake on international operations
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Royal Caribbean International, the world's largest global cruise line has revealed leveraging the Middle East's growing cruise market is a vital pillar in its international expansion plans.
AME Info
Zamil Offshore Services to use FORAN
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Zamil Offshore Services has entered into an agreement with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas SA for a permanent license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System in its shipbuilding activities, and is now planning to establish a ship design centre at its shipyard in Damman, Saudi Arabia.
Offshore Shipping Online
Литва - морское государство или государство у моря?
Wednesday 06 May 2009
В этом десятилетии численность морского флота под литовским флагом снизилась вдвое - с более чем 300 судов в 2001 году до 151 на апрель 2009-го. Сокращается и общий судовой тоннаж, насчитывающий ныне чуть больше 470 тысяч тонн: по данным Литовской ассоциации судовладельцев, в 2004 году он составлял 0,34 проц. тоннажа всего флота Евросоюза, а теперь - 0,18 проц.
inoСМИ.Ru
Украинцы уже в логове пиратов
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Захваченное сомалийскими пиратами греческое судно «Ариана» с 24 украинцами на борту пришло на стоянку в сомалийский порт Хобио, где ранее стоял и сухогруз «Фаина»
Газета по-киевски Online
Правительство решило подготовить Черноморское пароходство к приватизации
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Государственная судоходная компания «Черноморское пароходство» добавлена в перечень предприятий, подлежащих в нынешнем году подготовке к продаже. Распоряжение об этом принял Кабинет министров.
Вiкна-Одеса
Australia Intercepts New Refugee Boat - Officials
Tuesday 05 May 2009
SYDNEY -- Australia's navy Tuesday intercepted a refugee boat with about 50 asylum seekers on board as it began filling with water off the northwest coast, officials said.
NASDAQ
Panama Canal rejects calls for postponing 14% toll hike
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Panama Canal Authority has resisted pressure to postpone a 14% toll increase for the container industry but has offered timid concessions to its biggest users to demonstrate its “sensitivity to customer needs.”
Manila Bulletin
Servicing, offshore drive Rolls-Royce's optimism
Tuesday 05 May 2009
ROLLS-ROYCE will see an increasing share of revenues from its marine business come from vessel maintenance services and the offshore sector, the president of the operation said.
Lloyd's List
UK. MCA announces 11 foreign ships under detention during March
Tuesday 05 May 2009
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that 11 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during February 2009 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Seven Pacific on schedule for 2010 delivery
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Subsea 7 says its newbuild pipelay and construction vessel Seven Pacific is on schedule for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Offshore Shipping Online
AP Moller Maersk joins Bollore in Congo port deal
Tuesday 05 May 2009
APM Terminals, the port franchise of Danish oil and shipping conglomerate AP Moller Maersk, said it would team up with French Bollore Group to build a new deepwater container terminal in the Republic of Congo.
SteelGuru
Maritime transport security A European research project provides draft amendments to existing VDR standards
Tuesday 05 May 2009
It is over a decade since International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) performance standard which was formulated to be deliverable by and compatible with the technology available at the time.
Cordis News - Brussels,Belgium
Lack of offers for shipyard prove GWU right, union says
Tuesday 05 May 2009
The lack of attractive offers for the privatisation of the shipyard was proving the General Workers' Union right, it said.
Times of Malta - Valletta,Malta
Sydney ferries set for 7-hour stoppage
Tuesday 05 May 2009
All Sydney ferries will stop running for seven hours on Thursday so that union members can vote on their latest enterprise agreement.
ABC Online - Australia
Пиратским пленникам вряд ли поможет украинская компания
Tuesday 05 May 2009
КИЕВ. Судно «Ариана», захваченное 2 мая сомалийскими пиратами с 24 украинскими моряками на борту, на самом деле принадлежит не британской, а греческой компании. Наниматель же экипажа — одесская компания, которая не слишком заботится о своих сотрудниках, сообщает «Морской бюллетень» Михаила Войтенко.
Росбалт.RU
Maersk рассматривает продажу актива
Tuesday 05 May 2009
A.P. Moller-Maersk A.S. ведет переговоры о продаже паромного оператора Norfolkline. «A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S подтверждает, что переговоры с заинтересованными сторонами, касающиеся продажи Norfolkline идут.
SeaNews
"Северная верфь" готова трудоустроить 400 человек с Кировского завода
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Об этом сегодня заявила губернатор Санкт-Петербурга Валентина Матвиенко в ходе визита на судостроительный завод, сообщает корреспондент "Санкт-Петербург.ру".
Санкт-Петербург.ру
CMID updated by IMCA
Thursday 30 April 2009
The International Marine Contractors Association's ‘Common Marine Inspection Document’ (CMID) has been updated by a cross industry workgroup, with input provided by contractors (vessel operations) charterers (oil companies through their association OGP), consultants (inspectors) and other interested parties at dedicated workshops in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.
Offshore Shipping Online
Seanergy eyes fleet expansion
Thursday 30 April 2009
DEBUTANTE dry bulk owner Seanergy Maritime Holdings has confirmed it is hunting more tonnage to add to its initial six vessel fleet.
Lloyd's List
CSAV Norasia on the chopping block
Thursday 30 April 2009
Sao Paulo: Speculation is mounting that Chilean carrier CSAV may sell off its CSAV Norasia shipping line and other assets to help reduce costs and debts.
Seatrade Asia Online
Arctic study to get more intense
Thursday 30 April 2009
The Arctic Council, a forum for climate issues and environmental protection, agreed on close and increased cooperation in carrying out research on the Arctic and identified a number of measures, including a binding guideline for ship operation and revising the guidelines for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
Young seafarers list ways to end global shortage of professionals
Thursday 30 April 2009
YOUNG seafarers across the globe have joined the on-going campaign against criminalisation of seafarers, saying this and other issues relating to job security and the image of seafaring should be tackled if maritime careers are to be promoted.
The Guardian - Nigeria - Lagos
New partnership sets HIV at sea agenda
Thursday 30 April 2009
The Global Partnership on HIV and Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector – a new group that brings together eight organisations representing the United Nations, NGOs, unions and employers – set out its strategic aims in London.
Transport international En ligne - London,UK
Slow steaming 'the way to go'
Thursday 30 April 2009
Slow steaming is the most immediate strategy available to tanker owners to combat current market conditions, and one which has multiple benefits, players tell Tankerworld.
portworld
Panama Canal widening project in full swing
Thursday 30 April 2009
It is reported that the excavation and dredging works to enlarge the Panama Canal are being carried out in different levels of execution, as part of a process that should conclude in 2014.
SteelGuru
Служба моряков не только и опасна и трудна, но и плохо оплачивается
Thursday 30 April 2009
К сожалению, служба наших моряков не только и опасна и трудна, но и зачастую плохо оплачивается. Люди ждут зарплату месяцами, а то и годами.
ТВ Центр
АТФ наймет адвокатов для моряков, которые ждут суда в испанской тюрьме
Thursday 30 April 2009
С.-ПЕТЕРБУРГ. Совет директоров Архангельского тралового флота (АТФ) принял решение о найме адвокатов для 15 своих моряков, которые уже год ждут суда в испанской тюрьме по обвинению в незаконной работе на территории Испании и возможной причастности к контрабанде наркотиков.
РИА Новости
Hapag-Lloyd сокращает рабочий день
Thursday 30 April 2009
Контейнерная линия Hapag-Lloyd намерена в мае т.г. ввести сокращенный рабочий день в немецких офисах, чтобы сэкономить на выплатах зарплат.
SeaNews
Пойманных моряками «Адмирала Пантелеева» сомалийских пиратов будут судить в России
Thursday 30 April 2009
Сомалийские пираты, задержанные 29 апреля командой большого противолодочного корабля (БПК) «Адмирал Пантелеев» Военно-морского флота РФ, предстанут перед российским правосудием.
Общая Газета.РУ
Russian navy seizes 29 pirates off Somalia
Wednesday 29 April 2009
MOSCOW - A Russian warship captured a suspected pirate vessel with 29 people on board off the coast of Somalia, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday, citing defense ministry sources.
Reuters
HSL delivers vessel to Vizag Port Trust
Wednesday 29 April 2009
The oil recovery pollution control vessel MV Jal Sudhak was delivered to the Visakhapatnam Port Trust on Monday by the Hindusthan Shipyard Ltd at a function in the shipyard.
SteelGuru
EUROPEAN SAFEDOR RISK-BASED DESIGN PROJECT COMPLETED
Wednesday 29 April 2009
SAFEDOR, the EU-funded maritime research project into ship safety and risk-based design, has been completed and presented to the IMO.
Maritime Global Net
Baltic Dry Index
Wednesday 29 April 2009
The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is a number issued daily by the London-based Baltic Exchange. The index provides "an assessment of the price of moving the major raw materials by sea.
Wikiwealth.com
Coast Guard Published Mariner ID Rule
Wednesday 29 April 2009
The Coast Guard published rules setting new standards for non-citizen merchant mariner identification documents.
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
India welcomes RoK SC's verdict in seafarer case
Wednesday 29 April 2009
New Delhi: Welcoming South Korea's Supreme Court order of retrial of an oil spill case involving two Indian seafarers, India today said the verdict vindicates their position of not being guilty of any criminal negligence and hoped that the ban would be lifted so that the duo could return home soon.
SamayLive - Noida,Uttar Pradesh,India
Danaos delays delivery of 15 boxship newbuilds
Wednesday 29 April 2009
GREEK containership owning company Danaos has delayed the delivery of 15 newbuildings from Chinese and Korean shipbuilders.
Lloyd's List
Norfolk port receiving Chinese container ships first
Wednesday 29 April 2009
NORFOLK - Cargo arriving on container ships from China can now reach Norfolk in a record 22 days.
Daily Press
Carnival, Royal Caribbean cancel Mexico port stops
Wednesday 29 April 2009
MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruises have suspended stops at Mexican ports over concerns about swine flu.
The Associated Press
Российский суд отпустил украинских моряков «Ялты»
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Темрюкский районный суд Краснодарского края РФ закрыл уголовное дело относительно украинских моряков - членов экипажа судна „Ялта”, которых обвиняли в несанкционированном отлове рыбы.
proUA.com
Судно, затонувшее в порту Владивостока, пустят на металлолом
Wednesday 29 April 2009
На днях со дна акватории морского порта Владивосток водолазы подняли траулер «Йохан Келер», который затонул в феврале
Комсомольская правда
Судоходные компании стали доставлять вдвое меньше грузов
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Судоходные компании Одесской области доставили на 50,3% меньше грузов за первый квартал текущего года по сравнению с аналогичным периодом прошлого года
Украинский бизнес ресурс
Наркодилеры пытались провезти в Британию 1,5 тонны кокаина
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Британское агентство по борьбе с организованной преступностью арестовало судно, следовавшее из Колумбии в Великобританию, на котором трое мужчин пытались перевезти 1544 килограмма кокаина общей стоимостью
Vesti.kz
ABB wins US$15 million order to power Chinese salvage vessels
Tuesday 28 April 2009
ABB has won orders worth US$15 million from Shanghai Salvage Company and Guangzhou Salvage Bureau for the supply of electric power and propulsion systems for a new diving support vessel and semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.
Offshore Shipping Online
USA. Maersk Alabama crew member files lawsuit against employer for failing to protect him from pirates
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Royal Palm Beach, Florida resident Richard E. Hicks is filing a lawsuit today against his employer, Waterman Steamship Corporation and Maersk Line, Ltd. for knowingly sending him into pirate-infested waters near Somalia without adequate protection.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Российский танкер отбился от сомалийских пиратов
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Сомалийские пираты попытались напасть на российский танкер "НС Коммандер" (NS Commander), следующий в Сингапур, сообщает "Морской бюллетень - Совфрахт".
Lenta.ru
Shippers on guard against box line bankruptcies
Tuesday 28 April 2009
POTENTIAL container line bankruptcies are now on the “radar screen” of major shippers who are seeking risk management advice to protect their supply chains.
Lloyd's List
HORIZON LINES Q1 DOWN, BUT NOT OUT
Tuesday 28 April 2009
US container shipping and ports group Horizon Lines has reported a net loss for the first quarter of the year of US$10m, including fees relating to the company's US anti-trust case of US$4.4m.
Maritime Global Net
Greek ship underpaying crew: union
Tuesday 28 April 2009
The International Transport Workers' Federation says a Greek cargo ship docked at Port Adelaide has been grossly under-paying its 21 Filipino crew members.
ABC Online - Australia
Call for Chinese VLCC pool
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Shanghai: Mao Shijia, the md at wet and dry major China Shipping Development, has called for a Chinese VLCC pool to overcome the current downturn.
Seatradeasia-online
Yemeni forces free oil tanker, arrest 11 pirates
Tuesday 28 April 2009
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni coast guard forces have freed a hijacked Yemeni oil tanker and arrested 11 Somali pirates, the first time the country has successfully retaken a seized vessel, officials said Monday.
The Associated Press
Cruise company to move ship out of Alaska waters
Tuesday 28 April 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A second cruise ship line has said it will shift a vessel destined for Alaska waters in 2010 to another location.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Sailor dies while working on ship’s drains
Tuesday 28 April 2009
A sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis died Friday after being crushed while working on the ship’s drains during a port visit to Singapore, Navy officials said.
Stars and Stripes
Невыплата зарплаты дальневосточным морякам принимает угрожающий характер
Tuesday 28 April 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 27 апреля. Невыплата заработной платы дальневосточным морякам принимает угрожающий характер. Об этом РИА PrimaMedia сообщил представитель Дальневосточной организации Российского профсоюза моряков.
РИА PrimaMedia
Отлов пиратов продолжен
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Пресс-служба ВМС Испании сообщает о поимке девяти граждан Сомали, которые могут быть причастны к организации недавнего - неудачного для пиратов - нападения на итальянский круизный лайнер.
Израильские новости
China COSCO seeks to cut, delay ship orders
Thursday 23 April 2009
HONG KONG, April 23 - China COSCO, the world's largest dry bulk shipper, posted a bigger-than-expected second-half loss and said it was in talks to delay or cancel some new ship orders to help weather the market downturn.
Reuters
NOAA Christens Chesapeake Bay Survey Ship
Thursday 23 April 2009
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration christened a new research ship, the R/V Bay Hydro II, last week.
EP Magazine
CMA CGM to upgrade its Asia-Mediterranean offer
Thursday 23 April 2009
CMA CGM is pleased to announce that it will apply some improvements on its services from Asia to the Mediterannean Westbound, starting from mid-May.
AME Info
Norway. GC Rieber Shipping extends Polar Prince contract with Technocean
Thursday 23 April 2009
GC Rieber Shipping has extended the charter agreement for "Polar Prince" with Technocean. The contract is extended from June 2009 until July 2011, with an option for further extension of up to 1 year.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
DNV SAYS SUSTAINABILITY CANNOT BE IGNORED DURING RECESSION
Thursday 23 April 2009
Norwegian class society Det Norske Veritas's Per Marius Berrefjord has told delegates at the Sustainability in Challenging Times seminar in Singapore that losing sight of sustainability issues during the recession could mean increased costs and problems in the future.
Maritime Global Net
RP to continue deployment of Pinoy seafarers
Thursday 23 April 2009
MANILA, Philippines – The government has announced it will continue deploying Filipino seafarers, adding it will take tighter measures to ensure the seamen's safety from pirate attacks.
Philippine Star
Ship owners want priority for shipping in local content bill
Thursday 23 April 2009
THE Nigerian ship owners have renewed their agitation for the involvement in the lifting of liquid cargoes.
The Guardian - Nigeria - Lagos
Port redundancies due to fewer containers
Thursday 23 April 2009
A 7.4% decline in container volumes behind Ports of Auck shedding 30 jobs; company decides against nine day working fortnight
NZ City - New Zealand
Ocean shipping index rises for 8th day in a row
Thursday 23 April 2009
The Baltic Dry Index, a barometer of ocean freight rates for bulk commodities, rose yesterday for the eighth consecutive day to a five-week high.
Globe and Mail
В Китае российские суда продаются на металлолом
Thursday 23 April 2009
В иностранных и российских портах бедствуют более ста дальневосточных моряков.
ГАЗЕТА.GZT.ru
«Ингосстрах» не будет оплачивать убытки от захвата судов сомалийскими пиратами
Thursday 23 April 2009
Действующие полисы страхования ответственности судовладельца «Ингосстраха» с 1 мая не будут покрывать убытки, вызванные захватом судна сомалийскими пиратами, вне зависимости от зоны захвата, сообщил агентству «Интерфакс-АФИ»
RosInvest.Com
Несмотря на шторм, украинский капитан спас 75 человек с тонущего корабля
Thursday 23 April 2009
Украинский капитан немецкого грузового судна Dorian Николай Черников спас в Индийском океане 75 человек. Несмотря на шторм, он приказал направить сухогруз для спасения людей с тонущего корабля.
Полемика
Marshall Islands flag closes gap on the Bahamas
Wednesday 22 April 2009
THE Marshall Islands is set to overtake the Bahamas as the world’s third largest ship register by next year, writes Keith Wallis .
Lloyd's List
Netherlands. Imtech receives order for energy saving technology on new cruise ship
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Imtech (technical services provision in Europe) has received an order from Meyer Werft, a German ship wharf based in Papenburg, for the energy-saving climate technology on board a Solstice-class cruise ship.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
HEBEI SPIRIT RULING EXPECTED THURSDAY
Wednesday 22 April 2009
THE South Korean Supreme Court is due to hand down its ruling in the Hebei Spirit case on Thursday, according to the dedicated blog .
Maritime Global Net
Fleet Management holds Dalian seminar
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Dalian: Fleet Management of Hong Kong held their Senior Staff Seminar in Dalian Golf Hotel yesterday.
Seatrade Asia Online
UK. Experts speakers to address topical issue; to lay-up or not to lay-up
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Set against a backdrop of predictions that the current 11 percent of the world's container fleet now idle could easily double, should demand remain at the current depressed level,
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Piracy is not the problem
Wednesday 22 April 2009
The international community finally realized that there is a major problem in Somalia, a country whose suffering everybody was indifferent to with the exception of some neighboring countries such as Yemen.
Yemen Times - Sana'a,Yemen
Operation of all vessels suspended at Ctg port
Wednesday 22 April 2009
The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) suspended all kinds of vessel operations to and from the port since last night as a cement-laden lighter vessel on the estuary of river Karnaphuli capsized.
The Daily Star
Man falls overboard in Florida; boat ends up in Alabama
Wednesday 22 April 2009
PANAMA CITY BEACH -- A fisherman who fell off his boat Friday while cobia fishing in waters off Bay County is recovering in a local hospital, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission press release.
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Crimean parliament vetoes US naval exercise in Black Sea
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Kiev - The parliament of the Ukrainian province of Crimea on Wednesday voted against allowing planned US naval manoeuvres in the Black Sea, the Interfax news agency reported.
Earthtimes
Российский экипаж танкера отогнал пиратов водой
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Моряки вновь отбились от сомалиских пиратов при помощи противопожарной водяной пушки. Экипаж зарубежного танкера Handytankers Magic, полностью состоящий из жителей Приморья, отразил в Аденском заливе вооруженное нападение пиратов.
DELFI.lv
В Джакарте завершилось заседание Азиатско-Тихоокеанского комитета моряков МФТ
Wednesday 22 April 2009
НАХОДКА. 22 апреля - Впервые на заседание Азиатско-Тихоокеанского регионального комитета моряков (АТРКМ) Международной Федерации Транспортных рабочих (МФТ), проходившее с 15 по 16 апреля 2009 года в столице Индонезии в Джакарте, была приглашена делегация Российского профсоюза моряков.
Восток Медиа
Литовские моряки требуют выплаты компенсаций от США
Wednesday 22 April 2009
ВИЛЬНЮС, 22 апреля. Вильнюсский окружной суд приступил к рассмотрению гражданского иска литовских моряков по поводу их незаконного содержания в тюрьме США.
Росбалт.RU
Two hostages seized in attack on vessel in Nigeria
Tuesday 21 April 2009
LAGOS — Nigerian kidnappers seized the captain and the chief engineer of a supply vessel delivering equipment to French oil group Total at Onne port, near the oil city of Port Harcourt, industry sources said Tuesday.
AFP
DoLE hits ban on RP seamen as 3 more seized
Tuesday 21 April 2009
MANILA, Philippines—Barring Filipino seafarers from ships in the pirate-infested seas off Somalia could “kill” the sea-based recruitment industry, said Labor Secretary Marianito Roque.
Inquirer.net
Asian owners say dry bulk recovery a long way off
Tuesday 21 April 2009
ASIAN shipowners are forecasting a bleak outlook for dry bulk shipping as the industry struggles with a massive orderbook.
Lloyd's List
UK. International Marine Contractors Association updates CMID with industry input
Tuesday 21 April 2009
The invaluable International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) ‘Common Marine Inspection Document’ (CMID) has been updated by a cross industry workgroup, with input provided by contractors (vessel operations) charterers (oil companies through their association OGP), consultants (inspectors) and other interested parties at dedicated workshops in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
FMC INJUNCTION ON LA PORT DENIED
Tuesday 21 April 2009
A US District Judge has denied of the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) motion for a preliminary injunction that could have closed the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Trucks Programs.
Maritime Global Net
Why did an Antarctic cruise ship sink?
Tuesday 21 April 2009
The MS Explorer was purpose-built for the Antarctic, a nimble expedition cruise ship with an ice-reinforced hull that pioneered the polar tourism trade in the early 1970s.
Christian Science Monitor - Boston,MA,USA
Shipowners' lobby sees more industry bankruptcies
Tuesday 21 April 2009
OSLO - The Norwegian shipowners' association expects more bankruptcies in the maritime industry as it prepares to fight the Norwegian government on a tax system it says will contribute to the sinking of shippers.
guardian.co.uk - UK
Baltic Dry Index Rises to Highest in Almost a Month on Grains
Tuesday 21 April 2009
The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of world trade, rose to the highest in almost a month on demand to transport iron ore to China and South American grains.
Bloomberg
CMA CGM upgrades Asia-Mediterranean routes
Tuesday 21 April 2009
CMA CGM announced that it will offer an upgraded service coverage of Western and Central Mediterranean from Asia starting from mid-May.
Cargonews Asia
Ростовские моряки бастуют из-за долгов по зарплате
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Сразу несколько экипажей ростовских моряков одновременно начали забастовку из-за долгов по зарплате. Сначала сигнал "SOS!" поступил с теплохода "Трапезус".
A2K - Доступ до знань
В Клайпедском порту арестовано российское судно
Tuesday 21 April 2009
ВИЛЬНЮС, 21 апреля. Литовский апелляционный суд (ЛАС) отклонил жалобу колхоза «Зимняя Золотица» и общества с ограниченной ответственностью «Севнаучфлот» и оставил без изменения определение Клайпедского окружного суда об аресте российского судна.
Росбалт.RU
Пираты освободили филиппинский химический танкер Stolt Strength
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Сегодня стало известно, что сомалийские пираты освободили еще одно судно. Это филиппинский химический танкер Stolt Strenth с грузом фосфорной кислоты, захваченный еще в начале ноября прошлого года.
Комсомольская правда
The Ultimate in Paper Guarantees
Friday 17 April 2009
The return of piracy to the high seas demonstrates the limits of international law.
American Spectator
Four days to go: Sea Asia 2009 countdown
Friday 17 April 2009
Singapore: Sea Asia 2009 kicks off in Singapore next week posing the big questions: Can the global shipping industry bounce back to the level of activity it experienced over the past few years?
Seatrade Asia Online
How secure are marine vessels?
Friday 17 April 2009
Innocent human lives have once again been sacrificed in another ugly accident, this time at sea.
IPPmedia
Reduced losses help lift Nakilat first quarter profit
Friday 17 April 2009
REDUCED losses from derivative transactions helped Qatar Gas Transport (Nakilat), which is on course to become the operator of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas carrier fleet, to a much improved first quarter profit.
Lloyd's List
Bluefin Robotics and Global Marine Systems sign AUV agreement
Friday 17 April 2009
Global Marine Systems has announced an exclusive UK distribution agreement with Bluefin Robotics Corporation, a leading Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) manufacturer.
Offshore Shipping Online
P&I club warns on RightShip caluses
Friday 17 April 2009
The North of England P&I club has advised shipowners and charterers to avoid using charterparty clauses that require ships to be ‘approved’ by independent ship vetting specialist RightShip.
Tanker Operator - London,UK
European Commission launches public consultation on dismantling of ships
Friday 17 April 2009
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the options for a new initiative regarding the dismantling and recycling of ships.
MRW - London,England,UK
Rays of recovery - Dry bulk market shows signs of life
Friday 17 April 2009
Hellenic Shipping News reported that after 22 straight falling sessions for dry bulk freight rates, Baltic Dry Index finally headed back up, during the last couple of days.
SteelGuru
В Греции паром с 800 пассажирами «въехал» на пирс
Friday 17 April 2009
В Эгейском море греческий скоростной паром High Speed V, который следовал из Афин на острова, врезался в бетонный пирс острова Парос.
newsinfo.ru
Despite danger, sailors sign up to work
Friday 17 April 2009
Despite the violence off the African coast, plenty of people are ready to sign up for missions in the dangerous territory.
KHOU - Houston,TX,USA
Работодатель экипажа "Артемиды" обещает выплатить морякам зарплату
Friday 17 April 2009
КРАСНОДАР, 16 апр. Компания "Информа", которая с ноября прошлого года не платит зарплату членам экипажа российского судна "Артемида", обещает выплатить деньги в ближайшее время, сообщил в четверг по телефону РИА Новости член экипажа "Артемиды" Андрей Дубровин.
РИА Новости
Карпачева сумела защитить права моряков «Перекопского»
Friday 17 April 2009
Производство Уполномоченного по правам человека Нины Карпачевой о защите прав экипажа украинского судна-драги «Перекопский», уже третий год подряд находящегося под арестом в аргентинском порту Энсенада, способствовало решению вопросов погашения долгов по заработной плате морякам
ForUm
French raid pirate ship and thwart attack on cargo vessel
Thursday 16 April 2009
FRENCH forces raided a pirate supply ship and detained 11 men off the coast of Kenya yesterday, as attacks and counterattacks raised tensions in one of the world's key shipping lanes.
Scotsman
Asylum seekers 'may have torched boat'
Thursday 16 April 2009
A boat carrying asylum seekers that exploded off the coast of Western Australia, killing at least three people, may have been doused in petrol.
Special Broadcasting Service
Brit Insurance recruits veteran Vale
Thursday 16 April 2009
A LEADING syndicate at Lloyd’s, Brit Insurance, has recruited one of the top veteran underwriters in the marine market to add further weight to its hull business, writes Jerry Frank .
Lloyd's List
Norway. STX Europe to build three icebreakers for the Caspian Sea
Thursday 16 April 2009
STX Europe has, through its wholly owned subsidiary STX Norway Offshore AS, signed contracts for building of three icebreaker tugs to JSC Circle Marine Invest.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Young seafarers air key concerns
Thursday 16 April 2009
Young seafarers have flagged up criminalisation, job security and the image of seafaring amongst a range of key issues they believe should be tackled if maritime careers are to be promoted.
Transport international En ligne - London,UK
EC ACTS AGAINST POLAND AND SPAIN
Thursday 16 April 2009
THE European Commission says it will send reasoned opinions – the last step before lodging a case to the Court of Justice – to Poland and Spain for failure to respect EU legislation on port state control of shipping.
Maritime Global Net
ICTSI secures $40m, five-year loan from local bank
Thursday 16 April 2009
Manila: Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. said Thursday it secured a five-year, $40 million loan from Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.
Seatrade Asia Online
GulfMark Offshore to take impairment charge on Bender newbuilds
Thursday 16 April 2009
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) announced today that "a shipyard contracted to construct three vessels for the company is in default of the contract.
MARINE LOG
Subocean Group creates new jobs in renewables
Thursday 16 April 2009
Subocean Group in the UK is doubling the size of its premises as staff numbers hit 175. The specialists in subsea cable lay and burial are taking an additional 5,400 square feet of office accommodation in the building next door to their headquarters at the subsea campus in Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeenshire.
Offshore Shipping Online
Shipbuilding steel consumption seen13.3 million tonnes
Thursday 16 April 2009
It is reported that financial crisis pushes global shipping market off to the ice age, and simultaneously ends the 6-year blossom of global shipbuilding industry. Baltic Dry Index had dived by 87.5% from 11793 on May 20th 2008 to 1473 on April 9th 2009.
SteelGuru
Морской закон, или Работа «за спасибо»
Thursday 16 April 2009
Около пятисот моряков из Петербурга, которые работают на судах по всему миру, на сегодняшний день испытывают проблемы с задержками заработной платы.
Фонтанка.Ру
Украина узаконила «сухие порты»
Thursday 16 April 2009
Правительство Украины санкционировало использование сухопутных терминалов, расположенных за границами морских портов, для контроля и выпуска контейнерных грузов.
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Maritime rescue heroes awarded bravery medals
Wednesday 15 April 2009
BRISBANE - The daring night-time rescue of 37 people from a stricken yacht that ran aground in wild seas off the north Queensland coast has earned the rescuers bravery medals.
Brisbane Times
Skipper heading home; pirates grab more ships
Wednesday 15 April 2009
MOMBASA, Kenya - Somalian pirates were back to business as usual yesterday, defiantly seizing more ships and dozens more hostages two days after U.S. sharpshooters rescued an American freighter captain. "No one can deter us," one bandit boasted.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Snorkeller killed after being hit by boat
Wednesday 15 April 2009
A 25-year-old Perth man was killed by a high-speed tourist boat while snorkelling near Shark Bay in Western Australia's north, police say.
LIVENEWS.com.au
Cosco forecasts 50% fall in first quarter profit
Wednesday 15 April 2009
COSCO Shipping, the heavylift and specialist vessels division of China’s largest shipping company, is likely to see a drop of more than 50% in net profit for the first quarter this year to below Yuan178m ($26.2m).
Lloyd's List
IMO APPROVES DRAFT HNS PROTOCOL
Wednesday 15 April 2009
IMO's Legal Committee has approved a draft Protocol to the 1996 HNS Convention (the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea).
Maritime Global Net
2009 International Shipping Season Kicks Off In Superior
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Superior welcomed this year's first ocean–going vessel to its port today, kicking–off the 2009 international shipping season.
Northland's NewsCenter - Duluth,MN,USA
Derelict Vessels: More than eyesores
Wednesday 15 April 2009
As pleasurable as recreational boating can be, it’s not all fun and games. Owning and operating a boat is a huge responsibility. Vessels, like cars, need proper care and maintenance. If they don’t get it, they’ll run poorly or break down.
Sebastian Sun - Sebastian,FL,USA
Karaikal port to get its first vessel today
Wednesday 15 April 2009
CHENNAI: The privately built the Karaikal port will receive its first vessel on Wednesday when M.V.Beluga Fan Fare, a “project cargo specialist vessel,” docks at the newly built berth in the morning.
Hindu - Chennai,India
Korea Line finds Japanese salvation
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Seoul: Korea Line Corporation (KLC) has secured a fund worth around 212.8 billion won (roughly 16 billion yen) from
Seatrade Asia Online
Is Global Shipping Dead-In-The Water Until 2010?
Wednesday 15 April 2009
International agencies over the past month have fallen over themselves to come up with the most bearish forecasts for global trade in 2009.
istockAnalyst.com
Во Франции рыбаки блокируют порты в Ла-Манше, требуя увеличения квот на вылов
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Рыбаки блокируют французские порты в проливе Ла-Манш, они полностью блокировали порты Булонь-сюр-Мер и Кале и начинают перекрывать доступ в Дюнкерк , требуя увеличения квот на рыбную ловлю, передает РИА Новости со ссылкой на французские СМИ.
ГАЗЕТА.GZT.ru
Все средства хороши – IMO о борьбе с пиратами
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Опасения, что пираты будут действовать более жестоко при нападениях на суда и с попавшими к ним в руки членами экипажа, подтверждается высказываниями пиратов.
SeaNews
Pirates hijack another vessel off Somalia coast
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Pirates have hijacked another vessel off the coast of Somalia in their latest attack on commercial shipping, a maritime group said.
worldbulletin.net
Nippon Yusen to Slash Fleet Expansion on Demand Slump
Tuesday 14 April 2009
April 14 -- Nippon Yusen K.K., Japan’s largest shipping line, will slash fleet expansion plans by 10 percent as it scraps some ships and returns others to owners amid slumping demand for transporting cars and containers.
Bloomberg
Pacific Adventurer master made extra orders to secure cargo
Tuesday 14 April 2009
INVESTIGATORS have found that it took less than a minute for 31 containers to fall overboard from the Pacific Adventurer in cyclonic conditions off Queensland on March 11.
Lloyd's List
SIPG claims it can overhaul Singapore this year
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Shanghai: One firm that clearly expects the world economy to pick up pretty soon is Shanghai International Port (Group).
Seatrade Asia Online
Diana Shipping in "daughter company" deal
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Diana Shipping Inc.(NYSE:DSX) is buying a single-purpose company controlled by the two daughters of Chairman and CEO, Mr. Simeon Palios.
MARINE LOG
AHTS Isla Coronado sold
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Marcon International in the US has announced that TMM Division Maritima SA de CV of Mexico has sold their 1982-built anchor handling tug supply vessel Isla Coronado to private buyers.
Offshore Shipping Online
Guarantee funds eyed help shippers
Tuesday 14 April 2009
The government will establish a 230-billion-won ($170 million) trust guarantee fund to help the nation's shipping companies boost competiveness, officials said yesterday.
Korea Herald
Dung Quat shipyard wins many contracts
Tuesday 14 April 2009
The Dung Quat shipbuilding industry corporation has signed many other contracts with its domestic and foreign partners until 2010, apart from working on the 104,000-tonne ship for the Dung Quat oil refinery.
Your Industry News
The Baltic Dry Index Gets Moving
Tuesday 14 April 2009
The Baltic Dry Index, an index that follows the cost for cargo and goods traveling by sea. During its heyday, it was approaching 12,000 and now it is almost 90% lower.
Seeking Alpha
Подтверждена информация о захвате греческого судна сомалийскими пиратами
Tuesday 14 April 2009
По данным AFP,сухогруз Irene E.M., захваченный пиратами у берегов Сомали принадлежит греческому судовладельцу и ходит под флагом Сент-Винсента и Гренадин.
NEWSru.
МОНГОЛИЯ ПРИСОЕДИНЯЕТСЯ К КОНВЕНЦИИ О ПЕРЕВОЗКАХ МОРЕМ
Tuesday 14 April 2009
На сегодняшний день около 300 судов плавают в мировом океане под флагом Монголии, занимаясь перевозкой грузов. В бюджет Монголии от этой деятельности за 7 лет поступило всего 1.8 млн. долларов США
Новый взгляд на Забайкалье
Украинский экипаж судна "Фортуна-2" стал заложником внутреннего "пиратства"
Tuesday 14 April 2009
КИЕВ, 14 апреля. К Уполномоченному Верховной Рады Украины по правам человека Нине Карпачевой обратилась жена украинского матроса Игоря Воронюка с просьбой посодействовать в защите социальных прав 12 членов экипажа судна "Фортуна-2",
Украинское национальное информагентство
Rescue Fuels Debate Over Arming Crews
Monday 13 April 2009
HONG KONG — A spate of attacks on ships off Somalia and the rescue Sunday of an American captain held hostage by pirates have reinvigorated a long-simmering debate over whether the crews of commercial vessels should be armed.
New York Times
Japan fails to reach whale hunt target due to obstruction
Monday 13 April 2009
Tokyo - Japanese whaling ships returned Monday after a so-called scientific research mission in the Antarctic Ocean with only 70 to 80 per cent of its targeted catch due to obstruction from an anti-whaling group, the Fisheries Agency said.
Monsters and Critics.com
Tanker leaking sulphuric acid sinks
Monday 13 April 2009
The Turkish-flagged chemical tanker Granba which last week was abandoned by its crew off the eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee after its cargo of sulphuric acid began leaking has sunk.
portworld
Pacific box lines seek to set floor rates
Monday 13 April 2009
IN A desperate bid to arrest tumbling box rates on the transpacific trade, lines are attempting to set minimum floor rates.
Lloyd's List
Heidmar and W-O Shipping in JV
Monday 13 April 2009
Heidmar Inc. and W-O Shipping Group B.V. have signed a letter of intent to enter into a joint venture to commercially manage small tankers.
MARINE LOG
Singapore collisions escalating: American P&I Club
Monday 13 April 2009
Singapore: The American P&I Club is warning members whose vessels are transiting through, or anchoring in, the territorial waters of Singapore, including the Eastern and Western outer port limit (OPL) anchorages of Singapore, to be especially careful in the avoidance of collisions with other ships.
Seatradeasia-online
Gunmen attack Nigerian oil facility
Monday 13 April 2009
LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen riding in 18 boats attacked an oil facility Monday in restive southern Nigeria, commandeering a naval vessel and killing one sailor, a private security official said.
The Canadian Press
P&O Maritime Services Wins New Contract to Operate UK Government Marine Research Vessel
Monday 13 April 2009
Melbourne: P&O Maritime Services has won an important new contract with the UK Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) to provide future vessel and gear management services for its research vessel, the RV Cefas Endeavour.
UAE Daily News
Shanghai port delays Belgium terminal stake buy
Monday 13 April 2009
SHANGHAI, April 13 - Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (600018.SS) has postponed its stake purchase in a Belgium terminal from A.P. Moeller-Maersk Group (MAERSKb.CO) and expects slower container throughput growth this year as a slowdown hits global trade, a company executive said on Monday.
Reuters
В Дагестане против руководства махачкалинского порта возбуждено дело за незаконное удержание судна
Monday 13 April 2009
В Дагестане против руководства махачкалинского порта транспортной прокуратурой столицы республики возбуждено дело за незаконное удержание судна по статье 330, предусматривающей ответственность за самоуправство.
Кавказский узел
Киль третьего танкера «Суэцмакс» для «Новошипа» заложен на судоверфи в Китае
Monday 13 April 2009
В Китае на судоверфи «Янгсу Рон-шенг Хеви Индастриз» (JiangsuRongsheng Heavy Industries) состоялась церемония закладки киля 3-го из 6 танкеров класса «Суэцмакс» дедвейтом 156 тыс. тонн.
Гудок
Багамский теплоход привез из Грузии в Новороссийск бананы и кокаин
Monday 13 April 2009
Москва. 13 апреля. 13 кг кокаина обнаружили российские пограничники на корабле с бананами, который прибыл в Новороссийск из Грузии.
Интерфакс
Пираты взяли в плен три судна
Monday 13 April 2009
Сомалийские пираты захватили итальянский буксир и два египетских судна, передает агентство Reuters.
Газета Труд
Little coal, no ore shipping out of the Twin Ports so far
Friday 10 April 2009
Great Lakes coal shipments have limped off to a slow start this year. In March, only one laker loaded coal at the Midwest Energy Resources Co. terminal in Superior, compared with 10 to 15 vessels in years past.
Duluth News Tribune
Somali pirates vow to take on US military might if attacked
Friday 10 April 2009
Stranded Somali pirates holding a American hostage in the Indian Ocean under the gaze of a US destroyer today vowed to fight if they are attacked.
guardian.co.uk
Foreign Ministry: Two Ukrainians held by pirates on board German tanker feel well
Friday 10 April 2009
The crew members of the German tanker Hansa Stavanger, hijacked by Somali pirates, with two Ukrainians on board, feel well and have the necessary medicines.
Kyiv Post
Latest Tanker Operator news
Friday 10 April 2009
Members of The Swedish Club will not be subject to a supplementary call for the P&I policy year 2008/09, the club has announced.
Tanker Operator - London,UK
Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated'
Friday 10 April 2009
Britain and other European governments have been accused of underestimating the health risks from shipping pollution following research which shows that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars.
guardian.co.uk - UK
Nigeria: Controversy Over Dockworkers' Threat to Ground Ports
Friday 10 April 2009
Controversy surrounds the threat by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) to mobilise dockworkers to paralyse port activities in Port Harcourt Port and other ports in the country over what it described as engagement of foreigners as dockworkers by management of BUA Cement Terminal.
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Ports draft plans to cut pilots
Friday 10 April 2009
Fifteen pilots who guide ships in the Humber estuary could lose their jobs after bosses said traffic using the river had "significantly depressed".
BBC News - UK
UK CLUB'S SHIPS SCORE HIGH RATINGS
Friday 10 April 2009
THE UK P&I Club says that some 70% of the ships visited by its own inspectors in 2008 were given a high rating with no comment or formal suggestions for improvement. This was 6% higher than the previous year.
Maritime Global Net - Warren,RI,USA
Baltic index loses last month's gain
Friday 10 April 2009
The Baltic Dry Index, the global benchmark for freight rates of dry bulk carriers, has lost 36 per cent in the last one month to reach 1,463, reversing the rise it saw in the previous month, giving hope of a freight rate revival to the shipping companies.
Business Standard
У берегов Шри-Ланки затонуло судно с серной кислотой
Friday 10 April 2009
Торговое судно под флагом Турции, в трюмах которого находились 6500 тонн серной кислоты, потерпело катастрофу и затонуло в 80 милях к востоку от побережья Шри-Ланки.
Вести.Ru
Бывшие заложники с судна «Фаина» намерены судиться с судовладельцем
Friday 10 April 2009
Украинские моряки с судна «Фаина», которое 4,5 месяца удерживали в плену сомалийские пираты, намерены подать в суд на судовладельца, передает ИА «Одесинформ».
Вiкна-Одеса
Семьи арестованных в Испании архангельских моряков остались без средств: Интервью
Friday 10 April 2009
Уже почти 11 месяцев в тюрьме города Уэльва (Испания) находятся 15 моряков из Архангельской области, сотрудники ОАО "Архангельский траловый флот", задержанные по подозрению в незаконной трудовой деятельности на территории чужой страны.
ИА REGNUM
US crew fends off attack by Somali pirates
Thursday 09 April 2009
A crew commanded by two graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy regained control of a cargo ship seized by a small band of armed Somali pirates yesterday, thwarting the first attack on a US-flagged vessel in recent memory.
Boston Globe
UK CLUB'S SHIPS SCORE HIGH RATINGS
Thursday 09 April 2009
THE UK P&I Club says that some 70% of the ships visited by its own inspectors in 2008 were given a high rating with no comment or formal suggestions for improvement. This was 6% higher than the previous year.
Maritime Global Net
Greece conducts Aegean search-and-rescue operation for immigrants
Thursday 09 April 2009
Athens - Greek rescuers scoured the eastern Aegean Sea on Thursday for signs of survivors after a vessel carrying dozens of illegal immigrants capsized, the Ministry of Merchant Marine said.
Earthtimes
Australia ratifies bunker convention
Thursday 09 April 2009
AUSTRALIA has signed the bunker convention, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) announced yesterday.
Lloyd's List
Danaos Corporation Takes Delivery of Its 40th Containership Vessel
Thursday 09 April 2009
ATHENS, GREECE (April 8, 2009) - Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced today, April 8, 2009, that it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Dalian, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 40 containerships aggregating 161,680 TEU.
Market Wire
JAMAICA DECENTRALISES FLAG MANAGEMENT
Thursday 09 April 2009
THE Jamaica Ship Registry says it is improving its service to owners by strengthening the role of its regional offices to give more power to the grass roots.
Maritime Global Net
Ship that spilled cargo docks in harbor
Thursday 09 April 2009
A container ship that lost 14 cargo containers during rough seas and had 26 damaged containers on board docked overnight at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Daily Breeze
Mystery of ship that sank with '$22m cargo'
Thursday 09 April 2009
NAVAL prosecutors in Chile and a court in Argentina are investigating a claim that a converted trawler sank near the mouth of the Straits of Magellan, taking nearly $22 million in unrefined gold and silver down with it.
Scotsman
Bollinger delivers 60,000 bbl tank barge to Bouchard
Thursday 09 April 2009
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., has delivered B. No. 262, a double hull 60,000 bbl oil tank barge built to OPA 90 requirements to Bouchard Ocean Services, Melville, NY.
MARINE LOG
Петербуржцев на захваченном сомалийскими пиратами немецком судне Hansa Stavanger все-таки двое
Thursday 09 April 2009
На захваченном сомалийскими пиратами немецком судне Hansa Stavanger находятся все-таки двое жителей Петербурга. Об этом корреспонденту "Санкт-Петербург.ру" сообщил редактор издания "Морской бюллетень-СОФРАХТ" Михаил Войтенко.
Санкт-Петербург.ру
Капитан датского судна попал в заложники к пиратам
Thursday 09 April 2009
МОСКВА, 8 апр. Капитан захваченного в среду у берегов Сомали грузового судна, шедшего под флагом США, находится в заложниках у пиратов, сообщает агентство Рейтер со ссылкой на заявление одного из членов экипажа судна.
РИА Новости
Капитан украинского танкера исподтишка перекачал на иностранное судно 30 тыс. тонн горючего
Thursday 09 April 2009
Сотрудники Севастопольской таможни обнаружили факт незаконной передачи капитаном танкера «Южный» (флаг Украины) с борта танкера на борт иностранного судна дизельного топлива в количестве 30 тонн.
proUA.com
US shipping shares dive ahead of earnings season
Wednesday 08 April 2009
SHIPPING shares took a pounding in New York yesterday, with losses across the board for all major industry sectors far outstripping the relatively modest declines elsewhere.
Lloyd's List
Windfarm installation contract for Master Marine
Wednesday 08 April 2009
Scira Offshore Energy Limited, with its 50/50 partners StatoilHydro and Statkraft, have awarded a contract to Master Marine in Norway for planning and installation of 88 wind turbines and two substation modules for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Project.
Offshore Shipping Online
Norwegian shipping groups cancel 11 vessels
Wednesday 08 April 2009
* Eitzen Chemical cuts shipbuilding programme by $175 mln
* Camillo Eitzen to cut by $105 mln
* Both companies in debt-restructuring talks
Reuters
Attacks prompt new piracy advisory
Wednesday 08 April 2009
Following a series of attacks off the eastern coast of Somalia, Combined Maritime Forces issued an updated special maritime advisory message.
MARINE LOG
DYE RULES OUT LINER SHIPPING CHANGES, FOR NOW
Wednesday 08 April 2009
US Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye has dismissed the possibility of significant chagnges to her copuntry's regulation of the liner shipping industry.
Maritime Global Net
Kenya’s ‘white list’ hopes dashed as issue omitted from agenda
Wednesday 08 April 2009
April 8, 2009: Kenya’s application for inclusion into the International Maritime Organisation “white list” will not be discussed in this year’s security meeting scheduled for next month
Business Daily Africa - Nairobi,Kenya
Casino vessel Leela not fit to move out of Mandovi: DGS
Wednesday 08 April 2009
PANAJI: The Leela approached the high court opposing the state government's move to shift all casino vessels to Aguada Bay stating that it would affect its commercial operations.
Times of India
China’s Aid to Shipbuilders May Add to Shippers’ Pain
Wednesday 08 April 2009
April 8 -- China’s shipbuilding industry may be about to get a bailout -- from its customers.
Bloomberg - USA
Shipping cos in troubled waters as freight rates dip
Wednesday 08 April 2009
MUMBAI: The shipping industry has grappled with another difficult quarter in terms of operating environment.
Economic Times
Вопиющий случай произошел на судне "Амур-36" в Японии
Wednesday 08 April 2009
К счастью, капитан не исполнил распоряжение судовладельца
РИА PrimaMedia
Московские бизнесмены увели у норвежца яхту за 10 миллионов евро
Wednesday 08 April 2009
Точная копия одного из красивейших судов Британской короны гниет на стапелях в Архангельске
Комсомольская правда
Украина восстанавливает преференции морским контейнерным линиям
Wednesday 08 April 2009
Минтранссвязи Украины восстанавливает порядок предоставления скидок морским контейнерным линиям, работающим через порты.
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Navy launches Emergency Salvage Operation on disabled MT Granba to prevent Environmental Implications off Trincomalee Harbour
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Sri Lanka Navy has launched an emergency salvage operation to rescue the disabled merchant tanker, MT Granba off Trincomalee Harbour.
Sri Lanka Navy
Georgia detains cargo ship with Russian crew
Tuesday 07 April 2009
MOSCOW, April 7 - A Georgian coast guard vessel has detained a cargo ship with a crew of 14 Russians on board, the Sovfracht maritime bulletin said on Tuesday.
RIA Novosti
Competition heats up for laid-up vessels
Tuesday 07 April 2009
AS THE Southeast Asia’s anchorages fill-up with idle vessels, lay-up is becoming a competitive business with a growing number of companies offering services.
Lloyd's List
Great Offshore contracts 3 vessels to ONGC
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Great Offshore Ltd has entered into a 3 year charter commencing end April with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation under which the former will supply ONGC for an aggregate contract value of USD 65 million.
SteelGuru
The Coast Is Clear
Tuesday 07 April 2009
EPA establishes 230-mile zone to combat ship emissions
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
World Agenda: why can't international warships stop the Somali pirates?
Tuesday 07 April 2009
It seems to matter little how many of the world’s warships gather in the Gulf of Aden to deter acts of piracy.
Times Online - UK
Shortage of seafarers is biggest issue for shipping
Tuesday 07 April 2009
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and representatives of the shipping industry bodies have agreed hat the shortage of seafarers was the biggest issue for shipping and further agreed to intensify their efforts in support of this worthy cause.
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
EU report calls for greater naval co-ordination between members
Tuesday 07 April 2009
The EU faces growing domination of its vital sea lanes by Asian powers and should use the national overseas military bases of the UK, France and other EU countries in a co-ordinated way to increase the visibility of Europe's naval power and protect its commercial and maritime interests, says a new report by the European Parliament.
Jane's - Coulsdon,England,UK
US-bound cargo: rates set for upward revision
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Shipping companies are looking to increase container charges ex-India to recover their operating costs
Livemint
На борту захваченного пиратами британского судна находятся россияне
Tuesday 07 April 2009
На борту британского судна, захваченного сомалийскими пиратами, по всей видимости, находятся граждане России, сообщили в посольстве России в Кении.
Газета.Ru
Камбодже надо разобраться с задержанием судна "В. Успенский" - эксперт
Tuesday 07 April 2009
МОСКВА, 7 апр. Разбираться с обстоятельствами задержания грузинской береговой охраной принадлежащего российскому оператору теплохода "В. Успенский" должна камбоджийская сторона, так как корабль ходит под флагом Камбоджи, сообщил РИА Новости президент Ассоциации международного морского права Анатолий Колодкин.
РИА Новости
В Украину ломится «вонючий голландец» с 230-ю тоннами давно протухшего мяса
Tuesday 07 April 2009
В Керченском проливе на якорной стоянке находится судно «Берикс» с 230-ю тоннами протухшего мяса. Контролирующие службы приняли решение не пускать в Керчь «вонючий голландец».
RT.KORR
Two Ukrainians on board German-owned container vessel hijacked by Somali pirates
Monday 06 April 2009
Two Ukrainians are among the crew of a German-owned container vessel captured by Somali pirates, Mikhail Voitenko, editor-in-chief of the Maritime Bulletin-Sovfracht, has said in an interview with Interfax.
Kyiv Post
Canadian warship thwarts Somali pirate attack
Monday 06 April 2009
A Canadian warship based at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt thwarted a pirate attack in the Arabian Sea Saturday and on Sunday came to the rescue of Somali refugees.
Canada.com
UK consortium to bid for ITER fusion reactor vessel
Monday 06 April 2009
It is reported that UK companies have formed a consortium to bid for construction of the main reactor vacuum vessel of the EUR 5 billion International Tokamak Experimental Reactor nuclear fusion reactor, being built in Cadarache, France.
SteelGuru
Somali pirates seize British-owned bulker
Monday 06 April 2009
A BRITISH-OWNED bulker has been seized by Somali pirates, according to the website of the European Union’s Maritime Security Centre (Horn of Africa), which does not identify the vessel.
Lloyd's List
MDU: Only 3 port workers resigned
Monday 06 April 2009
The Malta Dockers’ Union said that only 3 port workers have resigned since the beginning of the year and that it therefore still represents the majority of the 370.
di-ve.com - Malta
American Club warns of Singapore collision dangers
Monday 06 April 2009
The American P&I Club has alerted members of the collision dangers that laid-up ships can present to vessels sailing through, or anchoring in, the territorial waters of Singapore, including the eastern and western outer port limit (OPL) anchorages.
Marine Log - New York,NY,USA
Going after polluting ships
Monday 06 April 2009
Maritime agency should grant request from U.S., Canada for strict emission standards
Las Vegas Sun
Basking in the Splendor of Carnival's newest ship
Monday 06 April 2009
LONG BEACH - Long Beach has officially moved from Pride to Splendor.
Contra Costa Times
Rays of recovery - Indian shipping may see revival in 6 months
Monday 06 April 2009
It is reported that Indian shipping industry may see a revival in the next six months as the clouds of slowdown enveloping the global economy are expected to dissipate to some extent by then.
SteelGuru
Экипаж корабля оказался в безвыходной ситуации
Monday 06 April 2009
Российский экипаж судна «Трапезус» терпит бедствие в десятках метрах от турецкого берега. Корабль стоит на рейде стамбульского порта с 13 января, и все это время команда из 13 человек не может сойти на берег.
НТВ.ru
За последние три дня в плену у пиратов оказались сразу пять судов
Monday 06 April 2009
Это германский контейнеровоз, британский сухогруз, тайваньский рыболовецкий траулер, йеменский буксир и французская яхта, сообщил сегодня глава программы по поддержке моряков в Восточной Африке Эндрю Мвангура.
Известия
Строительство нового контейнерного терминала в Одесском порту блокирует Минэкономики
Monday 06 April 2009
Об этом заявил в ходе пресс-конференции в Одесском МТП замминистра транспорта и связи Украины В. Работнев.
Журнал "Транспорт"
Boatpeople in detention after vessel runs aground
Friday 03 April 2009
AUSTRALIAN border protection authorities watched as a boat carrying 50 suspected illegal immigrants, understood to be from Sri Lanka, ran aground trying to traverse the Torres Strait this week.
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
Five-star cruise ship berths in HCMC
Friday 03 April 2009
Five-star cruise vessel Costa Classica belonging to Italy’s Costa Cruises arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on April 2 for a tour that will also take it to Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Ha Long.
SGGP
Sembawang and BG LNG Services ink long term ship repair contract
Friday 03 April 2009
Sembawang Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has secured a "Favored Customer Contract" (FCC) from BG LNG Services, LLC, USA.
MARINE LOG
Adams Challenge delivered by Astilleros Balenciaga
Friday 03 April 2009
The dive support vessel Adams Challenge was recently delivered by Asteilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain to Adams Offshore.
Vessel & ROV News
Rada backs amendments to 1948 Convention on the International Maritime Organization
Friday 03 April 2009
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on Wednesday passed a bill "On amendments of 1991 and 1993 to the1948 Convention on the International Maritime Organization"
Kyiv Post - Kyiv,Ukraine
North American coastal waters eyed world's largest emissions control area
Friday 03 April 2009
North America’s coastal waters are expected to become the world’s biggest “Emissions Control Area,’' according to Lloyd's List.
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
One killed as navy vessel sinks Somali pirate ship
Friday 03 April 2009
MOGADISHU — At least one Somali pirate was killed and two others wounded after a naval vessel patrolling the Indian Ocean fired on their boat and destroyed their mother ship, witnesses said Thursday.
AFP
UK shipping mounts fresh offensive over light dues rise
Friday 03 April 2009
LEADING UK maritime organisations including the Chamber of Shipping are renewing efforts to halt the proposed increase in light dues.
Lloyd's List
MOL CHIEF: “CRISIS HAS SILVER LINING”
Friday 03 April 2009
MITSUI OSK Lines' president Akimitsu Ashida has told company employees that there is a silver lining to the current global economic crisis but has admitted that the company's expansion plans will be “slightly” delayed.
Maritime Global Net
Надбавка за прохождение Суэца повышается в 5 раз
Friday 03 April 2009
Mediterranean Shipping Co повышает надбавку за прохождение Суэцкого канала. Для 20’ контейнера размер надбавки увеличивается с $9 до $50. новые надбавки начинают действовать с 15 апреля.
SeaNews
Стоимость фрахта судов для перевозки сырья продолжит снижаться
Friday 03 April 2009
Стоимость фрахта судов для перевозки сырья продолжит снижаться, на фоне слабого спроса на железную руду, зерно и другие виды сырья, прогнозируют эксперты Bualuang Securities, партнера Morgan Stanley в Таиланде.
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Кабмин Украины упростил таможенное оформление контейнеров в морских портах
Friday 03 April 2009
Кабинет министров Украины принял постановление, согласно которому импортеры могут заранее подавать контролирующим органам информацию о грузах в электронном виде,
Гудок
UK & Russia. IMarEST reports on Russian maritime delegation visit
Thursday 02 April 2009
The allocation of about 110 billion roubles to support the domestic shipbuilding sector in 2009 was announced by Russia's Prime Minister Putin in St Petersburg on 6 March 2009.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Offshore campaign – Seal Rocks to Norah Head
Thursday 02 April 2009
NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officers will be out in force this weekend ensuring vessels operating offshore - from Seal Rocks to Norah Head – are carrying the required safety equipment.
YACHTe.com.au
Panayotides injects $45m as Excel earns breather from banks
Thursday 02 April 2009
SHIPOWNER Villy Panayotides has agreed to plough an additional $45m of family funds into his New York-listed dry bulk company Excel Maritime Carriers under a deal that has finally been hammered out to obtain lengthy covenant waivers from all 15 of Excel’s banks.
Lloyd's List
Rolls-Royce design for world's most powerful OSV
Thursday 02 April 2009
Described by designer Rolls-Royce as "the most powerful offshore vessel ever built," Far Samson, which was designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce, has entered service with Farstad Shipping in Norway, following a naming ceremony in Edinburgh.
Vessel & ROV News
Union Official Seeks Short Sea Unity
Thursday 02 April 2009
A maritime labor leader called Wednesday for groups representing workers and carriers to work together to make marine highways an integral part of the national intermodal freight transportation system.
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
'Big human tragedy' in the Med.
Thursday 02 April 2009
More than 200 illegal immigrants were presumed dead after the boat they were travelling in sunk some 30 kilometres off the Libyan coast, the International Organisation for Migration.
Times of Malta - Valletta,Malta
Pirates seize boat in the Seychelles: officials
Thursday 02 April 2009
VICTORIA, Seychelles — Pirates have captured a luxury boat operating in the Indian Ocean Seychelles archipelago after it dropped off tourists on one of its islands, officials said Wednesday.
AFP
ASF CALLS FOR ASIAN GOVERNMENTAL BODY
Thursday 02 April 2009
OWNERS' representatives meeting in Hong Kong for the Asian Shipowners Forum (ASF) Ship Insurance and Liability Committee have called for Asian governments tyo forma regional body to consider and respond to regional proposal for regulating shipping.
Maritime Global Net
X-bow seismic vessel joins WesternGeco fleet
Thursday 02 April 2009
The first seismic vessel with an Ulstein X-bow, the WG Columbus, recently delivered to WesternGeco, has completed her maiden Atlantic crossing.
MARINE LOG
Компания «AIR FRANCE» вернула деньги морякам из Приморья
Thursday 02 April 2009
НАХОДКА. 2 апреля. ВОСТОК-МЕДИА - Два моряка из Приморья после окончания очередного рейса возвращались домой. Списались они с теплохода “Сокол-4” в порту Филадельфия (США) еще 16 декабря прошлого года.
Восток Медиа
Пираты захватили судно с Сейшел, в плену 7 человек
Thursday 02 April 2009
На борту захваченного сомалийскими пиратами судна находятся семь граждан Сейшел.
Вести.Ru
Damen Shipyards построит буксир для Одесского морского торгового порта
Thursday 02 April 2009
Нидерландская судостроительная компания Damen Shipyards на условиях лизинга построит буксир для ГП «Одесский морской торговый порт» (ГП «ОМТП»).
Гудок
Hundreds feared dead off coast of Libya
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Hundreds of people were feared dead on Tuesday after high winds and heavy seas capsized boats carrying African migrants heading for Europe off the coast of Libya.
CNN International
Shipbuilder keeps eye on new icebreaker bill
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Fincantieri Marine Group — which operates Marinette Marine Corp. and Bay Shipbuilding Co. — is closely watching federal legislation introduced last week seeking construction of a new Great Lakes icebreaker.
Green Bay Press Gazette
Captain Detained Following Naantali Oil Spill
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Police have detained a ship’s captain on suspicion of dumping oil near Naantali, south-west Finland, on Sunday evening.
YLE News
Greek vessel stops pirates
Tuesday 31 March 2009
A gang of seven Somalian pirates were in detention yesterday after the crew of a Hellenic Navy frigate thwarted their attempt to hijack a German oil tanker south of Yemen, the Merchant Marine Ministry said.
Kathimerini
Hawaii ship repairer could face EPA sanctions
Tuesday 31 March 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that it has ordered Hawaii's Marisco Ltd. to comply with Clean Water Act requirements at its ship repair and drydock facilities at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor in Kapolei.
MARINE LOG
IMO opens two new rescue sub-centres to enhance safety at sea
Tuesday 31 March 2009
New York, March 31. The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has opened two new search and rescue sub-centres in Tanzania and the Seychelles to conduct life-saving missions off the east coast of Africa.
Press Trust of India
Germany stops short of shipyards rescue
Tuesday 31 March 2009
THE German government will not step in and buy stakes in shipyards to save them from bankruptcy, according to the country’s maritime coordinator Dagmar Wöhrl.
Lloyd's List
Viking Poseidon joins Veolia ES Industrial Services fleet
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Veolia ES Industrial Services announced the addition of Viking Poseidon to its fleet of deepwater marine vessels.
Offshore Shipping Online
Captured ship failed to inform
Tuesday 31 March 2009
The owners of the Norwegian tanker "Bow Asir" which has been captured by pirates, had failed to inform the international naval force patrolling the waters off Somalia about the ship's presence in the area.
Norway Post
Остановка по требованию
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Судьбу сухогруза «Метелица», брошенного в морском порту Петербурга всеми, кроме голодающего и замерзающего экипажа, сегодня решал Кировский районный суд города на Неве.
БРЯНСК.RU
Морские перевозки ищут дно
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Судостроительная отрасль, переживавшая последние 2 года настоящий бум, все глубже уходит в кризисное состояние.
Портал БФМ
Морякам "Фаины" задерживают выплату денег
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Побывавшим в плену морякам «Фаины» могут значительно задержать выплату денег из-за ухода страховой компании от ответственности.
Цензор.Нет
P&O cruise ship passengers revolt over 'prison' conditions
Monday 30 March 2009
Holidaymakers compared their round-the-world voyage on the Aurora to being in prison after engine problems forced the travel operator to cut five stops.
Telegraph.co.uk
Дальневосточный профсоюз помог вернуть морякам 200 тысяч долларов
Monday 30 March 2009
За помощью обращались экипажи судов "Lora", "Gelora" , "Masan".
РИА PrimaMedia
HAMBURG SÜD RESTRUCTURES TRIDENT SERVICE
Monday 30 March 2009
GERMAN container line Hamburg Süd says it is restructuring its Trident Service in May “in response to changing market conditions”.
Maritime Global Net
EDT Offshore PSV delivery date slips
Monday 30 March 2009
EDT Offshore’s Ulstein PX-105 PSVs, which are currently under construction at Astilleros de Sevilla in Spain, are now expected to be delivered in October 2009 and early 2010.
Offshore Shipping Online
Hijacked Bow Asir tanker crew contact families
Monday 30 March 2009
Contact has been made with the Bow Asir tanker ship, hijacked last week by Somali pirates with five Poles aboard.
Thenews.pl
Two face drug-smuggling charges; pot cache found on vessel
Monday 30 March 2009
SAN DIEGO – Two men face federal drug smuggling charges after agents said they found 640 pounds of marijuana on a vessel in the Pacific Ocean.
San Diego Union Tribune
Study says vessel emissions may result in acid rains
Monday 30 March 2009
Emissions from ocean-going ships may substantially boost acid rain on shore and account for more than a quarter of the ground-level ozone in some coastal areas, according to a new study.
Emirates Business 24/7
Thwarted on land, they're smuggling by sea
Monday 30 March 2009
Reporting from Popotla, Mexico -- Nallely and Heriberto Salgado boarded the Mexican fishing skiff bobbing off the Baja California coast last week and watched warily in the moonlight as 19 other people squeezed onto the vessel designed to carry no more than a dozen.
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
USA. Largest U.S. icebreaker to arrive in Dutch Harbor Alaska
Monday 30 March 2009
The United States’ largest icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy, will arrive in Dutch Harbor on March 31.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Контейнерные перевозчики мира по итогам 2009 г. потеряют $65—68 млрд доходов
Monday 30 March 2009
Глобальный индекс фрахтовых ставок Drewry в январе 2009 г. упал до $1681 за FEU (40-футовый контейнер). Это на 24% меньше, чем в ноябре 2008 г. ($2098), и на 56,4% — чем в январе 2008 г. ($2629).
Журнал "Транспорт"
В Бангладеш затонуло судно, по меньшей мере 5 человек пропали без вести
Monday 30 March 2009
Дакка, 30 марта -- Как сообщило частное агентство Юнайтед ньюс оф Бангладеш, в воскресенье в окрестностях столицы Бангладеш г. Дакка затонуло судно, в результате по меньшей мере 5 человек пропали без вести.
Агентство Синьхуа
Пираты освободили ещё одно судно
Monday 30 March 2009
Компания «Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement», которой принадлежит газовый танкер, угнанный сомалийскими пиратами, сообщает об освобождении своего судна и 13 членов его экипажа.
Израильские новости
Skipper Makes Schoolbuoy Error
Sunday 29 March 2009
A FERRY was forced to limp back in to port yesterday after striking a reef just 500 yards from the harbour.
Glasgow Sunday Mail
Gas tanker hijacked by Somali pirates released
Sunday 29 March 2009
BERLIN -- A gas tanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa in January was released Saturday with all 13 crew members unharmed, a company that manages the vessel said.
Post-Bulletin
Police forced to separate partygoers after boat brawl - Sydney Harbour
Sunday 29 March 2009
Police were last night forced to break-up brawling partygoers onboard a charter boat on Sydney Harbour.
NSW Police Online
A beacon of hope for seafarers
Sunday 29 March 2009
CHENNAI: The Maritime Labour Convention-2006, which has been designed to become a global legal instrument once it comes into force by 2011, will be the ‘Fourth Pillar’ of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, Partha Basu, a maritime expert has said.
Express Buzz - Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Govt plans data centre to identify, track ships in high seas
Sunday 29 March 2009
The government is in the process of establishing a national data centre for long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) of ships to enable the country receive relevant information on ships at a distance of 1000 nautical miles.
IPPmedia - Dar es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzan
DoTC taps CRC and UP to draft new maritime law
Sunday 29 March 2009
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) has tapped the Center for Research and Communication’s Transport and Logistics Institute and the University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance and College of Law to draft a new maritime law.
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
Syndicated loans grind to a halt
Sunday 29 March 2009
SEVERE doubts have been raised about the global shipping industry’s ability to raise large amounts of capital, as shipping banks and owners declared that the syndicated loan market, a major source of funding, had “disappeared”.
Lloyd's List
GOLDEN OCEAN LIQUIDITY “STILL CHALLENGING”
Sunday 29 March 2009
JOHN Fredriksen-linked, Bermuda-registered dry bulk shipowner Golden Ocean says in a statement that its short term liquidity situation is still challenging because it cannot draw on existing committed financing lines due to non compliance with certain loan agreements.
Maritime Global Net
PGS cancels Spanish newbuild
Sunday 29 March 2009
PGS has confirmed that it has cancelled a contract for a newbuild seismic vessel originally ordered by its subsidiary Arrow Seismic form Factorias Vulcano shipyard in Spain.
Offshore Shipping Online
Российские корабли отправились к берегам Сомали
Sunday 29 March 2009
В воскресенье утром отряд боевых кораблей Тихоокеанского флота отправился в район Африканского рога, что находится в Аденском заливе около Сомали.
Комсомольская правда
Черноморский флот раздора
Sunday 29 March 2009
Черноморский флот, главной базой которого является Севастополь, уже давно стал постоянным предметом споров между Россией и Украиной.
Последние новости - Азербайджан
NYK buys Malaysian logistics operator
Friday 27 March 2009
NIPPON Yusen Kaisha, Japan’s largest shipping company said on Friday it will take a controlling interest in Malaysia’s Trans-Asia Shipping Corp Bhd.
Lloyd's List
Pirates hijack 2 tankers in 24 hours
Friday 27 March 2009
Pirates armed with machine-guns hijacked a Norwegian chemical tanker Thursday off the coast of Somalia, the ship's owner said, an attack that came less than 24 hours after a smaller Greek-owned vessel was seized in the same area.
Sudbury Star
V. Ships slams Hebei Two accusations by Korean Register chief
Friday 27 March 2009
V. Ships has responded to what it terms a "very regrettable article" appeared on Tuesday 24, in Lloyds List quoting the Chairman of the Korean Register, who is also the current Chairman of IACS, Mr. Oh Kong-gyun.
Marine Log - New York,NY,USA
OWNERS BALK AT CREW COST INCREASES
Friday 27 March 2009
MANY members of the International Maritime Employers’ Committee (IMEC) used the organisations annual general meeting in London on Wednesday to express concerns that negotiations at the International Bargaining Forum could lead to increased crew costs.
Maritime Global Net
Nigeria: Two Nations Strategise to Meet World's Demand
Friday 27 March 2009
Lagos — THE Governments of Ghana and Nigeria have concluded plans to partners other African countries to increase the training needs of African seafarers with a view to meeting global demand for sailors.
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Environmental Protection Agency Falls Short
Friday 27 March 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency has not met its objectives in ridding ports of polluted air, according to the agency’s inspector general.
The Journal of Commerce Online
IACS bows to EU, opens up membership
Friday 27 March 2009
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) will open up its membership to comply with European Union’s competition law, in the first concession since authorities launched an antitrust investigation 14 months ago, according to Lloyd’s List.
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
Oil spill cleanup launched after CDO vessel collision
Friday 27 March 2009
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has launched clean-up operations on Thursday of an oil spill after a fishing vessel that collided with a foreign vessel started to leak in Macabalan pier in Cagayan de Oro City.
ABS CBN News - Philippines
Maersk Shifts Asia-Europe Service
Friday 27 March 2009
Maersk Line plans to change the port rotation of its Asia-Europe Service (AE1), effective in May.
The Journal of Commerce Online
Спасать нельзя уничтожить
Friday 27 March 2009
Сразу три теплохода ОАО «Украинское Дунайское пароходство» были арестованы во время захода в морские порты Турции.
Голос Украины - газета верховной ради Украины
Дипломаты выясняют судьбу российских моряков
Friday 27 March 2009
Сразу двое российских моряков попали в плен к сомалийским пиратам. Один из них находится на борту норвежского судна "Боу Эйсир", а другой - на греческом танкере "Нипайя". Оба судна были захвачены у берегов Сомали.
Вести.Ru
Иностранные моряки написали о поборах мариупольских проверяющих служб
Friday 27 March 2009
В редакцию "0629" была передана ксерокопия статьи, напечатанной в одном из профессиональных изданий за рубежом еще в 2007 году.
Корреспондент Донецка
New contract signed for Lowestoft agency
Thursday 26 March 2009
THE Government's marine science agency, based in Lowestoft, has signed a new contract for the provision of future vessel and gear management services for its research vessel RV Cefas Endeavour.
The Lowestoft Journal
Leaving pirates behind, these sailors and Marines are Norfolk-bound
Thursday 26 March 2009
Seven months ago, Capt. Mark Genung told his crew they would be part of history. He just wasn't sure how.
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
Manila warned against putting up shipbreaking industry
Thursday 26 March 2009
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines was warned against establishing a shipbreaking industry since its operations involve the disposal of toxic substances harmful to both humans and the environment.
GMA news.tv
Cunard reveals details of new liner
Thursday 26 March 2009
CRUISE company Cunard has given the first details of its new £365 million, 90,000 ton liner Queen Elizabeth, which will enter service in October 2010.
HolidayInsiders.com
Australia. Pacific Adventurer containers found off Cape Moreton
Thursday 26 March 2009
The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Huon Class Mine Hunters, HMA Ships Yarra and Norman, have confirmed the location of 24 of the 31 containers lost from the MV Pacific Adventurer during Cyclone Hamish.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
US bill would extend double hulls to nontank vessels
Thursday 26 March 2009
WASHINGTON, DC -- Marking the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez crude oil spill on Mar. 24, US Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill that would require the use of double hulls in nontank vessels.
Oil & Gas Journal - Houston,TX,USA
EMS CLOSING COPENHAGEN OFFICE
Thursday 26 March 2009
NORWEGIAN-based Eitzen Maritime Services (EMS) says is it is closing its technical management office in Copenhagen in June as part of a restructuring of its shipmanagement operations.
Maritime Global Net
Russia Wants Up to 10 Submarines in Black Sea Fleet
Thursday 26 March 2009
Russia's Black Sea Fleet must have 8-10 submarines in active service and the Navy plans to commission new Lada class vessels to meet the requirement, a senior Navy official said on Tuesday.
Journal of Turkish Weekly
Alaska State House takes on cruise ship law
Thursday 26 March 2009
JUNEAU — An administration amendment to a bill that would lessen restrictions on cruise ship wastewater discharge drew a hot two-hour debate in a House committee Wednesday.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
БИЛЕТ В ОДИН КОНЕЦ
Thursday 26 March 2009
Пираты у берегов Сомали и на Рублевке
Советская Россия
Турецкий теплоход протаранил российское судно в Равенне
Thursday 26 March 2009
Российское торговое судно пострадало в итальянской Равенне. В него врезался стоявший рядом турецкий теплоход.
Новостной проект INFOX.ru
Пропала без вести китаянка на круизном судне Швеции
Thursday 26 March 2009
В посольстве Китая в Швеции подтвердили сегодня, что 25-летняя гражданка Китая пропала без вести на круизном судне, возвращаясь в Швецию из Финляндии.
Агентство Синьхуа
FAR - Delivery / Long-term financing
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Far Samson has a length of 121,5 meter and a beam of 26 meter. With a bollard pull of 423 tonn the vessel is the strongest construction vessel in the world.
Ad-Hoc-News
IMO considers new route for Lagos bound ships
Wednesday 25 March 2009
THE International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is currently considering a proposal from Nigeria, which is itching to establish Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and new dedicated anchorage for vessels making approaches into Lagos ports.
The Guardian - Nigeria
Корабль США в Севастополе встречен массовым протестом под лозунгом "НАТО, гоу хоум"
Wednesday 25 March 2009
В порт Севастополя зашел фрегат США Klakring, он встречен массовой акцией протеста. На причале Графской пристани собралось около 500 противников вступления Украины в Североатлантический альянс.
NEWSru.com
Captain of doomed Queen of the North ferry ordered reinstated
Wednesday 25 March 2009
VICTORIA — BC Ferries has been ordered to reinstate the former captain of the ill-fated Queen of the North to his job as ship’s master.
Vancouver Sun
Mass. Cadets Prepare For Piracy Fight
Wednesday 25 March 2009
BOSTON -- For Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets, the curriculum is changing course.
Boston Channel.com
André Martin says province is taking the wrong stance on issues
Wednesday 25 March 2009
The Maritime Fishermen's Union president said the provincial fisheries minister has taken the wrong stance on three issues that will affect an industry already set to suffer from low lobster prices this spring.
New Brunswick Business Journal
Union doubt on Maritime NZ policy
Wednesday 25 March 2009
A statement by Maritime NZ head Catherine Taylor that it is "standard" practice for staff to not investigate other parts of the organisation is being challenged by the maritime workers' union.
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
Maritime partners to launch degree programme in security administration, management
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Security Administrators Limited (SAL) and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will officially launch a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in security administration and management, at a function at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Wednesday, April 8, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Jamaica Gleaner
STX denies Russian shipyard involvement
Wednesday 25 March 2009
SOUTH Korea’s STX Group told Lloyd’s List that news reports of its involvement in a $1bn shipyard project in Russia’s Far East are premature.
Lloyd's List
Суда на якорь, моряков на пенсию
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Израильская компания Zim поставила на якорь 10 своих контейнеровозов в районе Филиппин. Вместимость каждого судна составляет около 4 тыс. TEU.
SeaNews
Пять судоремонтных заводов в Приморье без зарплаты
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Ситуацию, сложившуюся в судоремонтной отрасли Приморского края, накануне во Владивостоке обсудили участники антикризисной группы регионального отделения партии «Единая Россия».
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Украинское Дунайское пароходство требует срочной помощи
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Ситуация нестабильности и нервозности возникла в Украинском Дунайском пароходстве (УДП) не сегодня. Проблемы на предприятии копились в течение нескольких лет.
Одесские новости
Seven drowned, 5 missing in human smuggling attempt off Aden
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Seven people have drowned and five others have disappeared in the Gulf of Aden after a boat carrying 104 Somalis and Ethiopians capsized whilst docking at Steamer Point at the port of Aden last Sunday.
Yemen Observer
Hong Kong blames Korea tugs for Hebei Spirit spill
Tuesday 24 March 2009
A LITANY of errors by the tugs involved in South Korea’s worst oil spill have been identified by Hong Kong’s Marine Department as the main probable causes and contributory factors in the incident nearly 16 months ago.
Lloyd's List
Norway & Spain. Det norske oljeselskap enters into Letter of Intent with Repsol
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Det norske oljeselskap ASA (DETNOR) has entered into a Letter of Intent with Spanish major Repsol YPF SA. As part of the agreement Repsol will help finance work in licenses that the two companies have applied for in the 20th licensing round in the Barents Sea.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Ukrainian-Philippino crew still held hostage by pirates - Ministry
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Three crew members of MV Seal Tide, including a Ukrainian citizen, are still held hostage by pirates, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry says refuting earlier reports that the vessel was released.
MOSNEWS
The economic crisis and its effects on maritime industry to be debated at Inter-American Committee on Ports meeting
Tuesday 24 March 2009
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The global economic crisis and its effects in the region will play a major role in the Tenth Meeting of the Executive Board of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CECIP), which will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from Monday 23rd until Friday 27th.
South Florida Caribbean News
Russian warships to head for Gulf of Aden in late March
Tuesday 24 March 2009
MOSCOW -- A group of the Russian Pacific Fleet warships heading for the ongoing anti-piracy operations will leave for the Gulf of Aden from Vladivostok in late March, a fleet spokesman said Monday.
Xinhua - China
Employers support leave pay out
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Maritime Union says staff will be forced to give up family time under leave cash-in scheme; employers support law change
NZ City - New Zealand
MISC expects LNG ship surplus this year over new deliveries
Tuesday 24 March 2009
MISC Bhd., the world's largest owner of liquefied natural gas tankers, expects a surplus of vessels this year and next as ship deliveries precede the start up of projects and the global recession cuts Asia's demand for the fuel.
Your Shipbuilding News
How can you tell where the economy and the market are heading?
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Many of us have never heard of "The Baltic Dry Index" but we should know about it, especially if we're concerned about the economy and try to gage when it will turn around.
Right Side News
Экипажи двух судов Выборгской судоходной компании проводят акции протеста, требуя погасить задолженности по зарплате.
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Как сообщили РБК daily в Международной федерации транспортных рабочих (МФТ), в настоящее время акцию протеста проводят экипажи двух судов -
РБК Петербург
Кризис на судне "Ямбург" с российскими моряками возник из-за "удобного флага" Грузии: эксперт
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Рыболовецкое судно "Ямбург", арестованное в Калининграде за долги российским морякам, оказалось в кризисной ситуации из-за "удобного флага" Грузии. Такое мнение корреспонденту ИА REGNUM высказал председатель калининградской общественной организации Российского профсоюза моряков (РПМ) Вадим Мамонтов.
ИА REGNUM
Пьяный капитан посадил судно на мель
Tuesday 24 March 2009
В Дании оштрафован российский капитан немецкого контейнеровоза «Karin Schepers», севшего на мель в воскресенье.
SeaNews
Myanmar salvages Japanese vessel stranded during storm
Sunday 22 March 2009
YANGON, March 22 -- Myanmar has salvaged a Japanese overseas vessel which was stranded in the south of Haigyigyun Island in southwestern Ayeyawaddy division during last May storm, the local Flower News reported Sunday.
Xinhua
ENCOURAGING TRENDS IN CASUALTY FIGURES
Sunday 22 March 2009
MARINE insurers are cautiously optimistic that the savage downturn in the shipping industry is translating into an overall reduction in casualty experience.
Maritime Global Net
All aboard for the G8 summit
Sunday 22 March 2009
Leaders of the world's most powerful countries will be boarding a cruise ship this summer. The Italian government, hosting the G8 summit at La Maddalena off the coast of Sardinia, has hired the MSC ship Fantasia to provide accommodation.
Mirror.co.uk
Somali pirates release Indian ship
Sunday 22 March 2009
Somali pirates have released the Indian vessel al-Rafiquei after confiscating its cargo and fuel and torturing the ships crewmembers.
PRESS TV
Cruiser sinks at Wilmington dock
Sunday 22 March 2009
A 40-foot cruiser took on water and quickly sank in a Wilmington marina Friday night.
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
Navy vessels damaged in Strait of Hormuz collision
Sunday 22 March 2009
Two U.S. Navy vessels collided early Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, slightly injuring 15 sailors, damaging both vessels and spilling oil into the water, a Navy official said.
Stars and Stripes - Washington,DC,USA
Behind the Qld oil spill disaste
Sunday 22 March 2009
On March 11, a 185-metre container ship, the Pacific Adventurer was en route from Newcastle to Indonesia via Brisbane when it lost 31 containers in heavy seas about seven nautical miles east of Cape Moreton.
Green Left Weekly
Panaji: Customs Internal Enquiry Report Points Out to Forgery
Sunday 22 March 2009
Panaji, Mar 22: Top Central revenue department officials may have violated rules and tweaked with standard regulations, in order to facilitate quick release an offshore casino vessel in Goa, which was being probed at the time for massive duty evasion, a confidential enquiry report submitted by a Customs Superintendent has said.
Daijiworld.com
Singapore firm aims to make vessel emissions ship-shape
Sunday 22 March 2009
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, the shipping industry is neither lean nor green. Ships carry about 90 percent of global trade, and until recently, such has been the demand for coal, cars and electronics, that there has been little concerted effort to rein in the growth of polluting emissions from ships.
Times of Malta
Через год после гибели украинского судна "Нефтегаз-67" в Гонконге намечено слушание по данному делу
Sunday 22 March 2009
СИМФЕРОПОЛЬ, 22 марта. В понедельник, 23 марта, должно состояться судебное заседание по делу о столкновении судна "Нефтегаз-67", принадлежавшего ГАО "Черноморнефтегаз", с китайским сухогрузом "Яохай", сообщили в пресс-службе Министерства транспорта и связи Украины.
Украинское национальное информационное агент
В Аденском заливе захвачены два судна
Sunday 22 March 2009
Беспрецедентные меры безопасности, принимаемые Россией, Китаем, Соединенными Штатами и НАТО, не стали преградой для сомалийских пиратов, которые за последние трое суток захватили сразу два судна.
Inform Agency Nohchi.Vu
Более 300 заходов совершат в этом году иностранные лайнеры в Санкт-Петербург
Sunday 22 March 2009
Москва. 22 марта. В этот летний сезон новый порт "Морской фасад" Санкт-Петербурга 340 раз зайдут иностранные круизные лайнеры, сообщил порталу "Интерфакс-Туризм" председатель отраслевого Комитета ТПП вице-президент Российского союза туриндустрии (РСТ) Юрий Барзыкин.
Интерфакс
Hawaii Superferry's Alakai leaves Kahului to a tugboat's tribute and tears
Friday 20 March 2009
KAHULUI, Maui — With three blasts from its horn, Hawaii Superferry's Alakai pulled away from Pier 2C at Kahului Harbor at 11:15 a.m. today on what could be its final voyage in Hawaiian waters.
Honolulu Advertiser
Pirates 'seize ship off Somalia'
Friday 20 March 2009
Pirates have seized a Greek-owned cargo ship off the coast of Somalia, Greek officials say.
BBCSerbian.com
Louis Dreyfus warns worst is yet to come for dry bulk
Friday 20 March 2009
LEADING French bulker operator Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has warned that the worst of the slump currently afflicting the dry bulk shipping market still lies ahead.
Lloyd's List
China not boosting South China Sea naval presence
Friday 20 March 2009
BEIJING — China has no plans to beef up its naval presence in the South China Sea following a confrontation earlier this month between Chinese boats and a U.S. Navy ship, an official newspaper reported Friday.
FOXNews
Keppel may be asked: Reconsider decision
Friday 20 March 2009
The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) administrator may ask the management of the Keppel Cebu Shipyard to reconsider its decision to shift its operations from ship repair services to shipbuilding.
Cebu Daily News - Lahug Cebu City,Philippines
Ship master of MV Charlotte Bulker faces reef charges
Friday 20 March 2009
A 46-YEAR-OLD Chinese man will appear in court today for allegedly breaching shipping requirements in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
NEWS.com.au - Australia
EITZEN SET TO SELL DUTY-FREE BUSINESS
Friday 20 March 2009
NORWEGIAN-based Eitzen Maritime Services (EMS), part of the Camillo Eitzen group, says that it is about to sell its duty free operations.
Maritime Global Net
BDI waves and shipping market trend unsettled
Friday 20 March 2009
It is reported that the Baltic Dry Index fluctuates sharply from last year.
SteelGuru
Greece. DryShips receives Letter of Award from Petrobras to employ the Leiv Eiriksson for 3 Years
Friday 20 March 2009
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "Dryships"), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services,
BYM Marine & Maritime News
В МИД подтвердили, что на захваченном пиратами судне есть гражданин Украины
Friday 20 March 2009
Посольство Украины в Греческой Республике подтвердило информацию о захвате пиратами в Аденском заливе торгового судна "Титан", среди 24 членов экипажа которого есть один гражданин Украины.
Версии.сом
Президент OOIL прогнозирует углубление кризиса в контейнерной индустрии
Friday 20 March 2009
В течение 2009г. конъюнктура на основных рынках контейнерных перевозок продолжит ухудшаться. Такой прогноз высказал, комментируя итоги 2008г., президент материнской компании OOCL - Orient Overseas International (OOIL) Чи Чен Тунг.
SeaNews
Одесса открывает туристический сезон
Friday 20 March 2009
В воскресенье в городе открывается круизный туристический сезон - в гавань Одесского морского торгового порта зайдет первое круизный теплоход.
MIGnews.com.ua
Lost and found: Australia's containers turn up
Thursday 19 March 2009
Sydney - The Australian Navy has found 21 of the 31 containers lost overboard when the Pacific Adventurer container vessel was buffeted by a storm off Australia's east coast last week.
Earthtimes
Excel Maritime delays results pending bank talks
Thursday 19 March 2009
DRY bulk owner and operator Excel Maritime Carriers is holding off releasing its 2008 financial results as it battles to nail down agreements with its banks.
Lloyd's List
Two Russians missing after Cambodian vessel capsizes off Kurils
Thursday 19 March 2009
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, March 19 - Two Russian sailors are safe but another two are missing after their Cambodian-flagged vessel capsized off the Kuril Islands overnight, local navigation officials said on Thursday.
RIA Novosti
BoC to begin X-ray scanning of shipments entering Batangas port
Thursday 19 March 2009
The Bureau of Customs (BoC) will begin implementing the mandatory X-ray scanning of shipments entering the Batangas port next month with the arrival of a vessel from Hong Kong.
Manila Bulletin
UN: 2 piracy networks operating in Somalia
Thursday 19 March 2009
Two main piracy networks are operating in fishing communities on Somalia's coast, holding ships for millions of dollars in ransom despite increased international anti-piracy efforts, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.
The Associated Press
Shipping industry mulls miles-per-gallon-style efficiency metrics
Thursday 19 March 2009
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is putting the finishing touches to proposals that could see all shipping operators sign up to mandatory fuel efficiency metrics that would require them to disclose how efficient their fleets are.
Business Green - London,England,UK
Japan pledges to help displaced seafarers
Thursday 19 March 2009
JAPANESE workers’ unions and ship owners have expressed their interest to help the Philippine government give financial assistance to displaced seafarers, Labor officials said on Wednesday
Business Mirror - Philippines
NEW HEAD FOR BELIZE FLAG
Thursday 19 March 2009
THE International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, IMMARBE has a director general Encarnacion Samaniego.
Maritime Global Net
Newbuilding activity: Orders are a thing of the past
Thursday 19 March 2009
Newbuilding orders have grounded to a halt for more than three months now, as ship owners around the world are looking for ways to limit future tonnage supply,
Your Shipbuilding News
Оштрафовано судно СЗП
Thursday 19 March 2009
18 февраля уголовный суд Гавра признал капитана российского судна виновным в сбросе нефтепродуктов в проливе Ла-Манш.
SeaNews
КНР усилит патрулирование Южно-Китайского моря - газета
Thursday 19 March 2009
ПЕКИН, 19 мар - Китай намерен усиливать патрулирование Южно-Китайского моря для защиты национальных интересов в условиях возрастающих притязаний соседних стран на "китайские острова", сообщают в четверг местные СМИ.
РИА Новости
Судов под литовским флагом будет все меньше
Thursday 19 March 2009
С регистрации в Литовском судовом регистре ежегодно снимается в среднем по 10 судов.
Литовский курьер
ЧП в Ашдодском порту. Пьяный моряк-украинец заехал на судно на угнанной машине.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
22-летний украинский моряк с одного из судов, стоящих в ашдодском порту, стал вчера причиной серьезного переполоха.
NEWSru.co.il
Теплоход грузинского судовладельца арестован в Калининграде по требованию российского экипажа
Wednesday 18 March 2009
В Калининграде по иску экипажа арестовано судно "Ямбург" под флагом Грузии. Решение об аресте плавсредства вынес Балтийский районный суд для обеспечения морского требования о взыскании с судовладельца задержанной заработной платы.
Российская Газета
Родственники погибших китайских моряков затонувшего судна "Синьсин" потребовали компенсации от России
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Пекин, 18 марта /Синьхуа/ -- 32 родственника погибших китайских моряков, находившихся на борту потерпевшего крушение судна "Синьсин", сегодня в 8:45 утра собрались у входа посольства России в КНР и обратились к российской стороне с требованием компенсации за аварию.
Агентство Синьхуа
2 stowaways found on banana vessel in Port Hueneme
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Two men who allegedly stowed away on a banana vessel in Ecuador were discovered and detained Monday when the cargo was unloaded in Port Hueneme, authorities said.
Ventura County Star
Halifax shipyard wins Encana contract to build offshore supply vessel
Tuesday 17 March 2009
The Irving-owned Halifax shipyard got a welcome boost last week with the awarding of a contract to build an offshore supply vessel for EnCana Corp.
Daily Commercial News
Фрахт опять в цене
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Стоимость морской транспортировки грузов, как свидетельствует индекс Baltic Dry, с начала года выросла более чем вдвое, среагировав на китайский план борьбы с кризисом.
Портал БФМ - Москва,Russia
UK. Emily Comyn joins International Marine Contractors Association as technical adviser
Tuesday 17 March 2009
The substantial and consistent growth in membership of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has resulted in a significant expansion of the association's work programme.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
ANGLO-EASTERN TAKES OVER COLLEGE
Tuesday 17 March 2009
HONG Kong-based shipmanager Anglo-Eastern’s Maritime Academy has taken over a naituical collge at Karjat near Mumbai, India.
Maritime Global Net
Penguin’s operating profit increases to a record
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Penguin International Limited, the integrated marine and offshore services group with interests in shipbuilding, shipowning and chartering, has reported its strongest ever set of corporate results, buoyed by both top- and bottom-line growth.
Offshore Shipping Online
State gives Fraser Shipyards in Superior $3.7 million dollar grant
Tuesday 17 March 2009
With help from state and federal money, up to 100 construction jobs could be created over the next three years at Superior’s Fraser Shipyards. Rich Kremer reports.
BusinessNorth.com - Duluth,MN,USA
Cargo downturn threatens port jobs
Tuesday 17 March 2009
AUSTRALIA'S ports are facing a shake-up, with a collapse in cargo volumes sparked by the global financial crisis forcing unions and stevedores into negotiations over lay-offs.
The Australian - Sydney
Marina to revise rules on ship insurance
Tuesday 17 March 2009
THE government has given in to the request of ship owners on the planned protection and indemnity (P&I) club coverage of almost all vessels in the country, and said the coverage and execution of the measure will depend on the size of the ships.
Business Mirror - Philippines
North of England‘satisfied’ with tonnage record
Tuesday 17 March 2009
NORTH of England P&I Club saw total entered tonnage increase again at this year’s February 20 renewals to a record 95m gt, up from 90m gt this time last year.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Одесса: В Украинском Дунайском пароходстве накаленная обстановка!
Tuesday 17 March 2009
«Обстановка в пароходстве очень накалена», — так охарактеризовал настроения в ОАО «УДП» председатель комитета плавсостава Олег Широков.
UA-REPORTER.COM
Часть судов уйдет на слом
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Председатель совета директоров ПМП Александр Кириличев прогнозирует серьезные изменения в структуре мирового флота
Золотой Рог
Grimsby receives Icelandic vessels
Monday 16 March 2009
Two Icelandic fish trawlers have docked at Grimsby within a week, providing an extra 120 tonnes of fresh fish. The arrival of the 53-metre trawler Agust GK 95, brought 2,400 boxes of fish.
FIS.com
Bulk carrier detained during probe of collision with trawler
Monday 16 March 2009
THE investigation surrounding the collision between a fishing trawler and a cargo bulk carrier off the coast of Cape Recife last Sunday is still under way.
Weekend Post
US, China send warships to Spratlys
Monday 16 March 2009
BEIJING—China has dispatched its most modern patrol ship to the South China Sea, state press said, after an incident with a US naval vessel and a fresh claim by the Philippines to the disputed territory.
Manila Standard Today
Navigating troubled economic waters
Monday 16 March 2009
At the core of the impending closure of the ship repair services of the company Keppel Cebu Shipyard Inc. in Lapu-Lapu City are the effects it would have on half of its 200-person
Cebu Daily News
Gale sinks Vietnamese cargo ship, three killed
Monday 16 March 2009
Three people were killed when a Vietnamese ship sank in a gale in the East Sea late on Friday, the Vietnam News Agency reported Sunday, quoting the Xinhua news agency.
Thanh Nien Daily
Singapore box volumes plunge in February
Monday 16 March 2009
SINGAPORE, the world’s largest container port, saw box volumes plunge 20% in February.
Lloyd's List
Ship repair firm to cut 200 jobs
Monday 16 March 2009
About half of the 400-strong workforce of the Keppel Cebu Shipyard Inc. in Lapu-Lapu City will be displaced once the company closes its ship repair services to focus on ship building.
Inquirer.net - Philippines
Captain gives up passport after oil spill
Monday 16 March 2009
SYDNEY -- The captain of a ship that leaked nearly 53,000 gallons of oil along the Australian coast has surrendered his passport as required by officials.
United Press International - USA
Suspected illegal vessel intercepted off NT
Monday 16 March 2009
A boat carrying 54 people has been intercepted by the navy off the Northern Territory.
The Age - Melbourne,Australia
В Женеве рассмотрены поправки к Сводной Конвенции для моряков
Monday 16 March 2009
Это вызвано участившимися фактами гибели морских судов вместе с экипажами по различным причинам
Восток Медиа
Заход иностранных судов в порты Гуандуна будет разрешаться только при наличии свидетельства о страховании ответственности за ущерб от загрязнения бункерным топливом
Monday 16 March 2009
Гуанчжоу, 16 марта -- Отныне иностранные суда валовой вместимостью более 1000 единиц смогут заходить в порты провинции Гуандун /Южный Китай/ только при наличии свидетельства о страховании ответственности за ущерб от загрязнения бункерным топливом.
Агентство Синьхуа
Greeks expand fleet but home flag suffers
Sunday 15 March 2009
GREEK shipowners increased the tonnage under their control during the last 12 months, but the Greek flag appears to be suffering under the impact of the financial and freights crisis.
Lloyd's List
DNV'S ICE LOAD MONITORING SYSTEM
Sunday 15 March 2009
A DNV-initiated, three-year research project has led to the development of an ice load monitoring system that provides bridge personnel with real-time information about the actual ice loads on the ship’s hull and shows satellite information about the ice integrated into electronic navigation maps.
Maritime Global Net
UK. Dog walker rescued from sea by surfer
Sunday 15 March 2009
A dog walker was rescued by a surfer off Port Talbot pier this morning after attempting to rescue his dog from the sea.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Japan Sends Ships to Anti-Piracy Mission Off Somalia
Sunday 15 March 2009
Japan has sent two navy destroyers to the water's off Somalia's coast to join international anti-piracy efforts in the region.
Voice of America - USA
Queensland oil spill could have been worse, says maritime union
Sunday 15 March 2009
THE oil spill off the Queensland coast would have been even worse if a second unseaworthy vessel had been allowed to leave a New South Wales port with its cargo of fertiliser, the maritime union says.
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
Ferries to send text updates about delays
Sunday 15 March 2009
IN A bid to beat the private sector in a looming contest for control of the harbour, Sydney Ferries Corporation has signed a $13 million contract to install satellite-tracking technology on its vessels.
Brisbane Times
Pirates release MV seal tide vessel with Ukrainian crew member seized near Nigeria
Sunday 15 March 2009
Pirates released the MV Seal Tide vessel with a Ukrainian-citizen crew member they captured near Nigeria in the afternoon March 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported referring to Ukraine's Embassy in Nigeria.
Kyiv Post
Man dies after he's knocked off boat
Sunday 15 March 2009
A fishing trip turned deadly yesterday when a wave knocked a 60-year-old man from a boat on Maunalua Bay and attempts to get him back into the vessel failed.
Honolulu Advertiser
Ships idle in Philippine port as global trade slows
Sunday 15 March 2009
SUBIC BAY: It’s 11 am on a weekday but huge, bulky cargo ships scattered in this Philippine port are quiet and nearly deserted, save for a handful of workers repainting chipped handrails on some vessels.
Peninsula On-line
Украинские моряки пригрозили перекрыть Дунай!
Sunday 15 March 2009
Экипажи судов «Украинского дунайского пароходства» (УДП) - крупнейшего предприятия города Измаил Одесской области Украины - объявили о своем намерении перекрыть реку Дунай
Украина криминальная
Украинец попал в плен к нигерийским боевикам
Sunday 15 March 2009
Нигерийские боевики похитили гражданина Украины и троих филиппинцев, сообщает Associated Press.
Газета.ua
В северной акватории Южно-Китайского моря затонуло вьетнамское судно, обнаружены тела трех погибших
Sunday 15 March 2009
В северной акватории Южно-Китайского моря 13 марта затонул вьетнамский сухогруз с углем, в результате чего погибли как минимум три человека.
Международное радио Китая
Going once, going twice ... Islander ferry sold to New York man
Friday 27 February 2009
The upstate New York man who bought the Islander ferry, the 200-foot-long vessel that carried people for decades between Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, says he intends to turn around and sell it at a profit, and he already has some buyers interested in it.
Boston Globe
USF Researchers Show Off New Vessel
Friday 27 February 2009
ST. PETERSBURG - The ocean researchers at the University of South Florida have a new toy.
MSNBC
Deltamarin to design heavy lift vessel for COOEC
Friday 27 February 2009
RAISIO, FINLAND: China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. (COOEC) awarded Finnish engineering company Deltamarin Ltd. the basic design and engineering contract for its 50,000 DWT semisubmersible self-propelled heavy lift vessel.
EnergyCurrent
Mercantile Shipping goes for two new vessels
Friday 27 February 2009
Mercantile Shipping Company Ltd will own two new vessels by the end of the year. This is the first time that a private company will own ships in Sri Lanka.
Ceylon Daily News
NY tanker stock slump on poor results
Friday 27 February 2009
TANKER as well as dry bulk shares fell sharply across the board in New York on Thursday, as a raft of bad results added to market skittishness.
Lloyd's List
DEEP SEA'S RECORD YEAR
Friday 27 February 2009
IMPROVED utilization combined with an increased fleet Deep Sea Supplies revenues to a record high level of US$56.4m compared to $48.4m a year earlier $190,4m, compared to $1246.7m.
Maritime Global Ne
Nigeria: Travails of Maritime Industry
Friday 27 February 2009
The misfortune of the Nigeria maritime industry is reminiscent of the biblical parable of the talents. It appears that while other nations in Europe, America, Asia and Africa have developed their talents, Nigeria seems to have buried hers.
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
IMO okays Alang safety measures
Friday 27 February 2009
Bhavnagar: Keeping in mind the new guidelines for ship recycling globally, a delegation from International Maritime Organisation (IMO) visited Asia's largest ship breaking yard on Wednesday and expressed satisfaction regarding the steps taken on safety of environment.
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India
China's navy goes global to protect its import sea lanes
Friday 27 February 2009
HONG KONG -- The People's Republic of China recently dispatched two navy ships -- its most advanced No. 171 "Chinese Aegis" class DDG and No. 169 "Chinese Sovremenni" class DDG -- to the waters near Somalia to engage in anti-pirate operations.
United Press International - USA
"Адмирал Виноградов" спас от пиратов судно, оставшееся без внимания "Антанты"
Friday 27 February 2009
Российский противолодочный корабль "Адмирал Виноградов" совместно с индийским фрегатом помешал сомалийским пиратам захватить швейцарский сухогруз Nyon. Капитан спасенного судна рассказал, что европейские корабли видели пиратов, но предпочли остаться в стороне.
Правда.Ру
Экипаж кинули «по-чёрному»
Friday 27 February 2009
Пять месяцев стоит у причала Первомайского судоремонтного завода теплоход «Фёдор Попов», на борту которого корреспонденты «Владивостока» побывали накануне выхода этого номера.
Газета Владивосток
Пароходство готовится к стагнации
Friday 27 February 2009
Крупнейшее латвийское пароходство — Latvijas kuģniecība в прошлом году работало с прибылью в 58,6 млн. долларов, что на 12,6% меньше, чем в 2007 году.
DELFI.lv
Crew rescued after boat runs aground off Alaska
Thursday 26 February 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four crew members of a commercial fishing boat that ran aground in the Aleutian Islands on Wednesday used a crab pot to lower themselves off the vessel, then made it to higher ground, where they were hoisted to safety by a helicopter.
IdahoStatesman.com, ID
106 Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia
Thursday 26 February 2009
MANADO, Indonesia --- At least 106 Filipino fishermen are now detained in various prison cells in East Indonesia for reportedly illegally fishing in the country's territorial waters.
Philippine Star
Royal Caribbean warns over ships funding crisis
Thursday 26 February 2009
ROYAL Caribbean has issued a veiled warning that securing committed financing for the ambitious pair of Oasis-class cruise ships expected to debut this year is “not assured”.
Lloyd's List
UK. MCA announces 7 foreign ships under detention during January
Thursday 26 February 2009
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 7 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during January 2009 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
BYM News - Gibraltar,Spain
NACE International Provides New Opportunities Vital to Worldwide Shipbuilding
Thursday 26 February 2009
NACE International, the corrosion society, has released its widely anticipated training course for oversight of marine vessel coatings, NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 2, maritime emphasis.
SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA
Tackling Shipping Emissions Requires Greater International Co-operation: Experts
Thursday 26 February 2009
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping industry will require close cooperation between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), experts agreed at a UN meeting in Geneva last week.
Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest - Geneva
HIONG GUAN FINED $1.75M
Thursday 26 February 2009
JAPANESE owner Hiong Guan Navegacion Japan Co has been sentenced by a US court to three years probation and must pay US$1.75m in penalties for conspiring to falsify and falsifying environmental compliance records of the Panama-flag 4,355 gt general cargo ship Balsa-62
Maritime Global Net
Investigate PSC Tema Shipyard - Dockworkers' Union
Thursday 26 February 2009
Accra, GNA - The Maritime and Dockworkers Union (MDU) of Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for full investigations into the purchase and operations of PSC Tema Shipyard Company.
Ghana News
Norway's Nexus says plans to lay up only vessel
Thursday 26 February 2009
OSLO - Norwegian oilfield services firm Nexus Floating Production (NEXUS.OL) said on Wednesday it would lay up its first production vessel upon delivery in June because of a lack of projects.
Reuters
В столице Тайваня завершился саммит профсоюзов моряков стран АТР
Thursday 26 February 2009
В ходе его работы был рассмотрен ряд актуальных вопросов современного судоходства
Восток Медиа
Украинские моряки арестованы в Турции
Thursday 26 February 2009
Уже два с половиной месяца у берегов Турции под арестом находится теплоход "Василий Шукшин". На его борту - семнадцать украинских моряков.
Подробности
Эксперты прогнозируют переизбыток судов для перевозки сырья в 2009 году
Thursday 26 February 2009
Число кораблей для перевозки насыпных и навалочных грузов в 2009 году будет чрезмерным, поскольку на воду будут спущены суда, заказанные в предыдущие годы на волне подъема стоимости и спроса на сырье, полагают эксперты судового брокера Galbraith's Ltd.
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Tanker grounded off Texas is refloated, inspected
Wednesday 25 February 2009
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An oil tanker grounded in the Gulf of Mexico off Galveston, Texas, has been refloated and divers will inspect the hull.
The Associated Press
Inquiry confirms at least one crew member alive in capsized vessel off N.L.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
HALIFAX, N.S. — At least one of four sailors was likely alive and trapped underneath a capsized French vessel when an RCMP vessel arrived on scene off Newfoundland, a senior French investigator said Tuesday.
The Canadian Press, N.S.
US Fines Japan Shipping Company $1.75 Million For Pollution
Wednesday 25 February 2009
WASHINGTON -- A Japanese shipping company has been fined $1.75 million for dumping oily waste into the ocean and falsifying records to cover it up, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
EasyBourse.com, France
Russian product tanker thwarts pirate attack off Nigeria
Wednesday 25 February 2009
A RUSSIAN product tanker was attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast yesterday, but managed to escape with no casualties or damage, the vessel’s operator has confirmed.
Lloyd's List
STALINGRAD CREW “SET TO GO HOME”
Wednesday 25 February 2009
BRITISH maritime union Nautilus says most of the crew of the 4,643gt general cargo ship Stalingrad, arrested in the Port of Liverpool by creditors, should soon be repatriated to Russian and their wages paid.
Maritime Global Net
IMO team to study pollution guidelines in Alang
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Rajkot: An International Maritime Organisation (IMO) delegation will be visiting Asia's largest ship recycling yard at Alang in Bhavnagar on Wednesday to study the implementation of IMO guidelines on pollution, safety and health.
Times of India
Baltic Dry Index (BDI)
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Лондон. Индекс стоимости фрахта Baltic Dry, отслеживающий цены на морские перевозки насыпных и навалочных грузов по всему миру, во вторник снижался по итогам второй сессии подряд, сообщило агентство Bloomberg.
ИНТЕРФАКС-АФИ
Baby on board: Coast Guard escorts vessel back to Alaska port for infant's safety
Wednesday 25 February 2009
KODIAK, Alaska - The U.S. Coast Guard received a surprise when it boarded a commercial fishing vessel- a 4-month old baby.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK
Casinos now at sea
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Belatedly agreeing with the sentiments of the citizens, the State Government has finally decided to move all the six off-shore casino vessels away from the present anchorage sites in the Mandovi River, within 15 days.
Herald Publications, India
First Maersk Ship Set to Sail
Wednesday 25 February 2009
A new date has been set for the first Maersk ship to set sail from the Charleston port. Officials are saying in less than a month the first ship could leave the Port of Charleston.
WCIV, SC
Участились случаи ареста российских судов за границей
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Команда «Сталинграда», арестованного за долги судовладельца - ООО “СахалинМорТранс” - в Ливерпуле, может вернуться домой через две недели.
SeaNews
У БАСТУЮЩИХ ПРИМОРСКИХ МОРЯКОВ С СУДНА "КИГИЛЯХ" ЗАКАНЧИВАЕТСЯ ВОДА
Wednesday 25 February 2009
У приморских моряков с судна "Кигилях", объявивших на Камчатке забастовку из-за долгов по зарплате, заканчивается вода. Судно стоит на рейде в Авачинской бухте.
Regions.ru
Statement by Ministers Concerning the Rescue of the Crew of Fishing Vessel Monte Galineiro
Monday 23 February 2009
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and The Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement:
MSNBC
131 passengers rescued after vessel runs aground off Cebu
Monday 23 February 2009
MANILA, Philippines - At least 131 passengers were rescued after a passenger vessel ran aground off Cebu province Monday, a radio report said.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
MIFCO vessels’ details to be revealed later
Monday 23 February 2009
The meeting to inform interested parties of the 10 vessels MIFCO intended to sell has been postponed, the company has said.
Miadhu, Maldives
Galveston Ferry service reduced Tuesday because of repairs, inspection
Monday 23 February 2009
Galveston Ferry service will be running with only one vessel for several hours Tuesday.
Beaumont Enterprise, tx
New Zealand calls for adequate regulation of Antarctic tourism
Monday 23 February 2009
New Zealand called for tighter controls on “inadequately regulated” shipping in the Southern Ocean, after the M/V Ocean Nova cruise ran aground off Antarctica.
MercoPress - Montevideo,Uruguay
Greek ship seized by pirates off Somalia
Monday 23 February 2009
ATHENS — A Greek cargo ship has been seized by pirates in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia, Greece's merchant marine ministry said Sunday.
AFP
North of England a winner in annual renewals
Monday 23 February 2009
MARINE mutuals are now assessing the outcome of their annual policy renewals, with early indications that the North of England has built further on recent growth.
Lloyd's List, UK
Japan's January ship orders dip on low demand
Monday 23 February 2009
Shipyards in Japan, the world's third-largest shipbuilding nation, reported 69 percent fewer orders in January and forecast a third year of declines in 2009 as a global recession slashes demand for new vessels.
eTaiwan News
Russia defends sinking cargo ship
Monday 23 February 2009
Russia has expressed its regret over the deaths of eight Chinese and Indonesian sailors whose ship was fired on by Russian forces.
BBC News, UK
Пираты захватили греческое грузовое судно у берегов Сомали
Monday 23 February 2009
Пираты захватили греческое грузовое судно у берегов Сомали, сообщило министерство торгового флота, Эгейского моря и островной политики Греции.
Вести.Ru
Шанхай. Стимулирующий план КНР приведет к росту валют Норвегии, Австралии и Канады
Monday 23 February 2009
Затраты на транспортировку товаров выросли в этом году уже в 2,5 раза. Аналитик Ихаб Салиб из Federated Investments Inc. в интервью агентству Bloomberg рассказал, что увеличение стоимости океанских перевозок является свидетельством того, что стимулирующий план китайского правительства стоимостью $580 млрд. вскоре приведет к повышению цен на сырье.
K2Kapital
Пираты украли с «Фаины» оружие, а моряки варили на судне самогон
Monday 23 February 2009
Семью Михаила Герелюка называют в родном селе Черногорское Одесской области — «морской». Оба сына директора местной школы выбрали для себя морское ремесло. Старший сын Руслан Герелюк вот-вот должен прийти из рейса.
СЕГОДНЯ
Russia told to probe ship sinking
Friday 20 February 2009
China has called on Russia to carry out a full investigation after a shooting incident on Sunday involving a Chinese-owned vessel off the port of Nakhodka.
BBC News, UK
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Delivers Sixth Product Tanker to American Shipping Company
Friday 20 February 2009
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS) delivered its sixth MT-46 Veteran Product Tanker to American Shipping Company (Oslo: AMSC).
Business Wire, CA
Navy hopes new ship programme can reactivate a local industry
Friday 20 February 2009
The South African Navy (SAN) is adamant that its next ship acquisition programme will see the building of these vessels in South Africa.
Creamer Media's Engineering News, South Africa
Bangladesh ferry salvaged; 27 dead
Friday 20 February 2009
At least 27 people were killed when a ferry sank in a river in southern Bangladesh after a collision with a cargo vessel, police said.
TVNZ, New Zealand
Maritime workers tackle port concessionaire
Friday 20 February 2009
WITH a seven-day ultimatum given by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) to port concessionaires in the maritime industry over alleged anti-labour activities of one of the concessionaires, the company, Bua Ports and Terminals Limited, has responded to allegations levelled against it.
The Guardian - Nigeria - Lagos
Deal appears to avert strike at BC ports
Friday 20 February 2009
VANCOUVER -- It's now unlikely that pacific shippers and drayage companies will have to deal with a dock foremen strike that threatened to idle most of the Canadian west coast's freight traffic.
Today's Trucking News - USA
P&I clubs call on owners to plug $535m finance hole
Friday 20 February 2009
SHIPOWNERS have been called on to stump up an estimated $535m worth of extra cash to prop up their protection and indemnity club finances, according to marine insurance brokers.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Rem Poseidon now due in March
Friday 20 February 2009
Braemar Seascope Offshore reports that the newbuild multi-purpose support vessel Rem Poseidon is now due to deliver in early March.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Консула РФ не пустили на борт задержанного судна Амурского пароходства
Friday 20 February 2009
ХАБАРОВСК, 20 фев - Пограничники КНДР не пустили консула РФ на борт задержанного ими сухогруза "Омский-122", принадлежащего Амурскому пароходству, сообщил РИА Новости в пятницу представитель судоходной компании.
РИА Новости
FINNLINES' DRAMATIC END-OF-YEAR CARGO DECLINE
Friday 20 February 2009
THE Finnlines Group has reported revenues totalling euros735.7m (US$922m), up from euros685.5m in 2007m but a reduced operating profit of euros35.4m, down from euros68.8m (including vessel sales gain of euros12.3m) million.
Maritime Global Net
Моряк для государства сын или пасынок?
Friday 20 February 2009
После статьи в «Литовском курьере» «У моряков отобрали единственную льготу», в редакцию пришли десятки возмущенных откликов от моряков, для которых новость о том, что их снова облагают налогом, стала громом среди ясного неба.
Литовский курьер
В суд направлены 44 иска по поводу невыплаты зарплаты морякам
Friday 20 February 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 20 фев. Приморская транспортная прокуратура направила в суд 44 иска по поводу невыплаты зарплаты российским морякам с судов "Кигилях" и "Федор Попов", сообщила РИА Новости в пятницу старший помощник Приморского транспортного прокурора Светлана Окуневич.
РИА Новости
Excel Only First To Be Hit By Default Wave
Thursday 19 February 2009
More dry bulk shipowners will be shaken as cash-crunched charterers renege on contracts.
Forbes, NY
Cosco Busan oil spill blamed on pilot, shipping firm
Thursday 19 February 2009
WASHINGTON — Mistakes by a medically unfit pilot, along with poor communication with the ship's captain, were the probable reason the cargo vessel Cosco Busan hit the Bay Bridge on a foggy morning in 2007, spilling 53,000 gallons of fuel, the National Transportation Safety Board found Wednesday.
San Jose Mercury News, USA
Ship’s crew awaits pay, return trips to home
Thursday 19 February 2009
MANATEE — About a dozen crew members aboard an arrested vessel at Port Manatee are expected to reach a settlement today that would provide them with pay and allow them to go home, an attorney said.
Bradenton Herald, United States
Overloaded Bangladesh boat sinks
Thursday 19 February 2009
Scores of people are feared missing after a ferry with more than 100 passengers on board collided with a cargo boat and capsized in southern Bangladesh, police say.
Aljazeera.net, Qatar
IMO under fire over fatigue-related accidents
Thursday 19 February 2009
A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch report into the grounding of the general cargo vessel Antari last year has criticised the International Maritime Organization for dragging its feet in addressing the issue of fatigue-related accidents.
Lloyd's List
STRIKE CLUB RENEWALS “BETTER THAN EXPECTED”
Thursday 19 February 2009
MARINE delay insurer the Strike Club says that, in spite of the grim trading conditions which persist in most shipping trades, its annual renewal has been “very encouraging and, indeed, better than might have been expected”.
Maritime Global Net
Mastering LRIT With Fulcrum + SkyWave
Thursday 19 February 2009
Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd. now has a partnership with SkyWave Mobile Communications to support the SkyWave LRIT system.
SatNews Publishers - Sonoma,CA,USA
Union settles Manly Fast Ferry dispute
Thursday 19 February 2009
The Maritime Union (MUA) is claiming victory after settling its dispute with the new operators of the Manly Fast Ferry.
ABC Online - Australia
Chinese sailors rescued undergo treatment in Russia's far east
Thursday 19 February 2009
MOSCOW -- The Chinese sailors injured when a cargo vessel sank in the Sea of Japan on Sunday are receiving treatment in hospital, and the cause of the accident is under investigation, the Chinese consulate in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Xinhua, China
В Японском море продолжается поиск моряков с судна "Нью Стар"
Thursday 19 February 2009
С рассветом спасатели возобновили в Японском море поиски тел погибших моряков с тонущего сухогруза "Нью Стар".
Вести.Ru
Президента РФ попросят о награждении экипажа «Фаины»
Thursday 19 February 2009
САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ, Депутаты петербургского Законодательного собрания готовят ходатайство на имя президента РФ о награждении исполняющего обязанности капитана «Фаины» Виктора Никольского Орденом Мужества.
Росбалт.RU
Огромное нефтяное пятно с российского судна движется к побережью Великобритании
Thursday 19 February 2009
При заправке российского авианосца разлито около тысячи тонн нефти у южного побережья Ирландии. Об этом пишет "The Times", перевод которой приводит "InoPressa".
ЛІГА.net
Bahamas vessel stranded in Antarctica with 104 people aboard
Wednesday 18 February 2009
BUENOS AIRES, Feb. A Bahamas-flagged cruise ship, Ocean Nova, with 74 passengers and 30 crew, was stranded near an Argentine base in Antarctica on Tuesday, the Argentine Army said.
Xinhua, China
Police launch major search for missing sailor
Wednesday 18 February 2009
POLICE have grave fears for the safety of a man whose boat has not been seen since Thursday, when it sailed from Kalbarri in WA's Mid-West.
NEWS.com.au, Australia
British, French nuclear submarines collide
Tuesday 17 February 2009
A British Royal Navy nuclear submarine and its French equivalent collided while on operations in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, defense ministries in Paris and London confirmed on Monday.
VOVNews.vn, Vietnam
Fatal Stratford fire investigated
Tuesday 17 February 2009
STRATFORD -- The fire-charred hulk of the 40-foot Viking sport fishing boat, Stir It Up, was raised Monday from a Ferry Boulevard marina where it sank with its owner's body inside last weekend, but questions still engulf the investigation into the fatal blaze.
Connecticut Post, CT
Global merchant fleet hits 1.12 billion DWT in 2008
Tuesday 17 February 2009
According to the review of maritime transport by United Nation Conference on Trade & Development, the world merchant fleet increased astronomically between 2007 and 2008.
SteelGuru, India
Maritime workers threaten strike over 'ship factory'
Tuesday 17 February 2009
MARITIME Workers of Nigeria (MWUN), yesterday threatened to shut down the nation's maritime sector within the next seven days unless the Federal Government ordered the
Vanguard, Nigeria
Norden goes to court over Rusal debt
Tuesday 17 February 2009
DANISH dry shipping group Norden has gone to the US courts to get $98.3m from one of its clients, claiming it has breached the terms of its contracts of affreightment.
Lloyd's List
EU “SCUPPERS KEY SAFETY MEASURE AT STW
Tuesday 17 February 2009
A SENIOR maritime trade union figure has expressed alarm at the way, he says, EU member state representation has been used to a block key measure at the recent IMO sub-committee on Standards Training and Watchkeeping (STW).
Maritime Global Net
Lorenzo Shipping signs deal with labor union
Tuesday 17 February 2009
PUBLICLY listed Lorenzo Shipping Corp. said it renewed its collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with its sea-based union, Philippine Transport and General Workers’ Organization-Progressive Maritime Workers’ Union, in just three months of negotiations.
Business Mirror - Philippines
No compromise on safety, stresses IACS chairman
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Hong Kong: Mr.Oh Kong-gyun, Chairman and CEO of the Korean Register of Shipping and current Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
Seatradeasia-online - London,UK
African migrants drowned at sea
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Nineteen people, including an eight-year-old girl, drowned when a migrant boat capsized 20m (65ft) from shore in the Canary Islands, rescuers say.
BBC News, UK
Экипаж судна "Кигилях" требует погасить долги по зарплате
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Российские моряки судна "Кигилях", требующие погасить задолженность по зарплате в размере более 70 тысяч долларов, подали заявление в прокуратуру Петропавловска-Камчатского, сообщил РИА Новости во вторник инспектор Международной федерации транспортных рабочих (ITF) Петр Осичанский.
РИА Новости
Законность действий пограничников проверит прокуратура
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Как сообщает пресс-служба Дальневосточной транспортной прокуратуры, по факту происшествия с судном «Нью Стар» проводится проверка в порядке ст.ст. 144-145 УПК РФ.
РИО Панорама
Новый ледовый танкер войдет в состав флота Приско в июне
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Киль ещё одного нового танкера Приморского морского пароходства заложен на южнокорейском судостроительном заводе HHI Offshore.
Дейта.RU
Somali pirates attack six ships
Friday 13 February 2009
KUALA LUMPUR — Heavily armed Somali pirates attacked six ships, including British, Indian and Singapore-managed vessels, earlier this week but all managed to escape, a global maritime watchdog said Friday.
AFP
Freed MV Faina Ship To Offload Tanks
Friday 13 February 2009
The Ukrainian Ship, MV Faina, which was freed by Somali pirates last week after a nineteen week sea-jacking incident, will Friday offload its cargo of tanks and weapons at the Kilindini Harbor in Mombasa.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Beijing says Japan warned on disputed islands
Friday 13 February 2009
Beijing said it had issued a sharp warning to Tokyo over media reports that Japan had positioned patrol vessels capable of carrying helicopters near a disputed island chain.
Macau Daily Times
Crisis could help Hannover Re
Friday 13 February 2009
THE shipyard crisis will lead to cost reductions for marine insurers, a leading reinsurer believes.
Lloyd's List
UK CLUB WARNS ON MOORING ACCIDENTS
Friday 13 February 2009
SERIOUS accidents in mooring operations involving death or serious injury appear to be increasing over the long term, says the UK P&I Club which has spent over US$34m settling mooring-related insurance claims over the past 20 years.
Maritime Global Net
Singapore government helps industry weather the storm
Friday 13 February 2009
The Singapore government is focusing on reducing business costs as well as encouraging new business development in the maritime community to help it cope with the downturn, Business Times Singapore reported.
Cargonews Asia, Hong Kong
Waiting for another Titanic
Friday 13 February 2009
IT IS not quite Benidorm yet, but Antarctica has become an increasingly popular destination for the more adventurous tourist.
Economist - UK
Grads turn to sea for careers
Friday 13 February 2009
HAIKOU: An increasing number of college graduates and high school pass-outs are now turning to sea for a career on board commercial ships.
China Daily
Paradip Port now takes on big vessels
Friday 13 February 2009
Statesman News Service reported that Paradip Port Trust handled the biggest vessel in its Single Point Mooring system berth recently.
SteelGuru, India
Экипаж пропавшего в Японском море судна «Дживон-1», возможно, жив
Friday 13 February 2009
Семье одного из моряков подбросили анонимную записку: «Ваш сын жив и находится в корейском плену». Ранее считалось, что судно затонуло, попав в сильный шторм и все моряки погибли. Следователи кинулись срочно проверять новую версию.
ТРК "Петербург-Пятый канал"
Министр вышел на тропу войны
Friday 13 February 2009
По инициативе министра транспорта и связи Украины Иосифа Винского создана комиссия Кабинета министров Украины, которая проанализирует работу государственного предприятия “Ильичевский морской торговый порт” (ИМТП).
SeaNews
Пиратами "Фаины" руководили из Одессы?
Friday 13 February 2009
В Украине могут находиться те, кто был причастен к захвату судна.
Комсомольская Правда в Украине
Global Ship Lease Declares Fourth Quarter 2008 Dividend of $0.23 Per Share
Thursday 12 February 2009
Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL)(NYSE:GSL.U)(NYSE:GSL.WS) a rapidly growing containership charter owner, today announced the Company's Board of Directors has declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.23 per Class A common share and unit and Class B common share.
PR-USA.net
NOL predicts tough 2009
Thursday 12 February 2009
The owner of deepsea shipping line APL is expecting the low volumes and low rates experienced in the fourth quarter of last year to continue throughout 2009.
ifw-net.com (subscription), UK
China-Japan express shipping passage formed
Thursday 12 February 2009
The Shanghai Super Express, a high-speed container vessel that operates between the Port of Shanghai and the Port of Hakata in Japan, completed its 50th round trip on February 10, arriving at the Luojing Second Phase Terminal in Shanghai.
People's Daily Online, China
Ship held in Cyprus contravenes UN ban
Thursday 12 February 2009
A SHIP detained by Cyprus was carrying a cargo that is banned by the United Nations, according to the island nation’s foreign minister, writes Paul Tugwell.
Lloyd's List
Panama and Norway: States ratify Maritime Labour Convention
Thursday 12 February 2009
Panama as the fourth and Norway as the fifth flag state have now ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Significance Of Dockworkers' Refusal To Offload Israeli Cargo
Thursday 12 February 2009
When COSATU and its affiliate SATAWU made it clear that their dockworkers would not be offloading the Johanna Russ, in palpable solidarity with the Palestinian people last week, a largely irrelevant port in the Southern tip of Africa called Durban was making history across the globe once more.
CounterCurrents.org - India
FFAs softening, dry bulk’s charge in danger
Thursday 12 February 2009
Dalian: Forward Freight Agreements (FFAs) are pointing to an end to the mini-boom seen in dry bulk rates this month.
Seatradeasia-online, UK
Freed arms ship due in Kenya port
Thursday 12 February 2009
A ship packed with military cargo, freed after being held by pirates since September, is due to offload tanks and weaponry in the Kenyan port of Mombasa.
BBC Afrique, UK
New Anti-Piracy Coalition Makes First Arrest in Gulf of Aden
Thursday 12 February 2009
The U.S. Navy says it has detained seven suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
Voice of America
«Фаина-Фай-на-на...»
Thursday 12 February 2009
Я всегда хотел знать, правда ли, что президент Виктор Ющенко на полном серьезе считает себя тем удивительно полезным существом, о котором в СССР пели «а без меня, а без меня и солнце б утром не вставало б, когда бы не было меня»?
Версии.сом
В России готовится закон о Северном морском пути
Thursday 12 February 2009
Законопроект "О Северном морском пути" разрабатывается в Государственной думе РФ, сообщил специальный представитель президента РФ по международному сотрудничеству в Арктике и Антарктике, депутат Государственной думы РФ Артур Чилингаров 12 февраля.
ИА REGNUM
Нигерийские военнослужащие конфисковали у контрабандистов 22 баржи с ворованной сырой нефтью
Thursday 12 February 2009
12.02.09, Москва, Нигерийские военнослужащие конфисковали у контрабандистов 22 баржи с ворованной сырой нефтью, сообщает в среду агентство Рейтер со ссылкой на командующего группировкой ВС страны в дельте Нигера бригадного генерала Вуипа Римтипа (Wuyep Rimtip).
Нефть России
GOGL - Contractual non performance
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Golden Ocean Group Limited ("Golden Ocean" or the "Company") has tendered delivery notice in connection with the sale of the Company's panamax vessel M/V Bellflower.
MSNBC
Bermuda & Falklands. Dockwise works with MoD to recover HMS Endurance
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Logistics experts in Dockwise's subsidiary Dockwise Shipping are working closely with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to recover the Royal Navy research vessel HMS ENDURANCE.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Crash probe under way, no spill likely
Wednesday 11 February 2009
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Dubai's port operator says authorities have begun investigating the cause of a fiery tanker accident off the city's coast.
International Herald Tribune, France
Naples takes a chance
Wednesday 11 February 2009
THE appointment of Luciano Dassati as president of the port of Naples has received a mixed reaction.
Lloyd's List, UK
World shipping tonnage capacity hits 1.12 billion deadweight
Wednesday 11 February 2009
THE world merchant fleet increased astronomically between 2007 and 2008, according to the review of maritime transport by the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The Guardian - Nigeria - Lagos
Carrier in news anchored off Falmouth
Wednesday 11 February 2009
The capsize bulk carrier Silver Constellation that remains at anchor off Falmouth has been at the centre of attention from the international shipping press and the International Transport Workers’s Federation after crew members reported that they were owed three months wages.
Falmouth Penryn Packet - Falmouth,UK
There Needs To Be A Referendum Over The Minimum Wage - Unions
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - There should be a referendum on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the Unite and Maritime unions say.
guide2.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
Wharfies threaten lead boycott
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Maritime workers will refuse to handle lead exports through Fremantle harbour unless their union is satisfied there is no safety risk.
The West Australian
Passengers' weary wait comes to an end - but not everyone is on board
Wednesday 11 February 2009
IT SEEMED appropriate that the first official journey of the Manly FastFerry was undertaken by a handful of bleary-eyed passengers.
Sydney Morning Herald
Пограничники обсуждают новые технологии для морских пунктов пропуска
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Новую технологию организации работы морского пункта пропуска через государственную границу РФ предлагается апробировать в порту Усть-Луга.
SeaNews - Санкт-Петербург,Russia
Пермский чиновник незаконно продал государственный теплоход
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Соликамский суд признал виновным начальника базы снабжения пермских северных колоний в превышении должностных полномочий. В 2007 году он с нарушением закона реализовал судно, принадлежащее ГУФСИН.
Российская Газета
Собрание СОРОССа
Wednesday 11 February 2009
Обращение Союза российских судовладельцев к органам законодательной и исполнительной власти Российской Федерации в связи с явлениями негативного влияния мирового экономического кризиса на развитие отечественного морского торгового флота.
Морские вести России
6 still missing after sea collision
Tuesday 10 February 2009
CEBU CITY, Philippines—Six fishermen remain missing two days after a cargo vessel collided with a fishing boat that sank off Bantayan Island in Cebu Sunday morning.
Inquirer.net, Philippines
Oil tanker on fire off Dubai port after collision
Tuesday 10 February 2009
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A container ship collided with an oil tanker Tuesday and set it on fire in a shipping channel off the coast of Dubai, the city's port operator said.
USA Today
Revenue drop and swap losses hit Safe Bulkers profit
Tuesday 10 February 2009
LOWER revenue and losses associated with swaps lead to a 64% year-on-year drop in profit in the fourth quarter for Greece-based dry bulk carrier owner and operator Safe Bulkers.
Lloyd's List
Report published into grounding of ferry
Tuesday 10 February 2009
There was chaos in the control room of an Irish Sea ferry when it ran aground after a power failure, an official report said today.
Irish Times, Ireland
CONTAINERSHIPS' NEW SERVICE
Tuesday 10 February 2009
FINNISH-based short-sea carrier Containerships is launching a new weekly service linking Riga (Tuesdays) and Klaipeda (Wednesdays) with Aarhus (Thursdays) in Denmark.
Maritime Global Net
Alang set to break highest number of ships in 2009
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Mumbai, Feb. 9 Even as the shipping companies find it difficult to stay afloat with shrinking export-import business and falling freight rates, the ship breaking industry at Alang in Gujarat seems all set to buck the recessionary trend.
Hindu Business Line - Chennai,India
Protest to greet new Manly Fast Ferry
Tuesday 10 February 2009
PASSENGERS using Sydney's new Manly Fast Ferry will be met by protesters this morning claiming their safety is in jeopardy.
NEWS.com.au - Australia
Baltic Dry Index вырос на 50% за прошлую неделю
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Как сообщает The Financial Times, индекс фрахта, Baltic Dry Index, за прошлую неделю вырос на 50%, по сравнению с предыдущим периодом,на фоне сигналов о восстановлении китайского спроса на железную руду.
MetalTorg.Ru
Ship owners seek funds to buy new vessels - official
Tuesday 10 February 2009
KOLKATA, Feb 10 - The Indian National Shipowners' Association (INSA) has sought government help to set up a 100-billion-rupee fund to help finance new vessel buys, an official from the industry body said Tuesday.
Reuters India
Danish navy hands over pirates to Dutch authorities
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Copenhagen - Dutch authorities on Tuesday took custody of five suspected pirates held since early January on a Danish navy vessel that averted an attempted piracy attack off the Somalian coast, a Danish navy spokesman said.
Monsters and Critics.com
Экипаж судна "Мадеро" прекратил забастовку, получив зарплату
Tuesday 10 February 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 10 фев. Российский экипаж лесовоза "Мадеро", зарегистрированного под флагом республики Сент-Винсент, прекратил забастовку в порту Ванино Хабаровского края,
РИА Новости
Загадочная смерть капитана "Фаины"
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Причина смерти капитана сухогруза "Фаина" будет установлена после возвращения его тела на родину.
Дни.Ру
Captain: Faina crew ready to fly home from Kenya
Monday 09 February 2009
The crew of the Faina, a Ukrainian ship recently freed from pirates' captivity - among them citizens of Ukraine, Russia and Latvia - said they were prepared to fly from Kenya to Kyiv together, the ship's acting captain, Viktor Nikolsky, told Ukraine's human rights commissioner Nina Karpachova by phone.
Kyiv Post, Ukraine
Clemenceau reaches her final resting place
Monday 09 February 2009
HUNDREDS of people flocked to vantage points around the Teesside coast to watch as the 33,000-tonne Clemenceau silently made her way through Teesport and into Able UK’s Graythorpe site, near Seaton Carew.
Northern Echo, UK
Hallin Trading Update & Deal Completion
Monday 09 February 2009
Hallin Marine, the AIM quoted subsea solutions provider to the oil and gas industry, has completed the previously announced transaction involving the sale of its new vessel, the Ullswater, and commenced the 10 year long, bare boat charter of the ship.
Your Industry News, UK
Gati Coast to Coast launches its sixth vessel, MV Gati Pride
Monday 09 February 2009
Gati Coast to Coast, the shipping division of Gati, had launched its first custom built ship- MV Gati Pride.
Myiris.com, India
Star Cruises receives green light to run cross-Strait route
Monday 09 February 2009
THE TAIWANESE authoroities have given Star Cruises the nod to launch the first direct cruise service between Xiamen and Keelung.
Lloyd's List
Nigerian Chamber of Shipping to appraise maritime development
Monday 09 February 2009
In order to assess the development made so far in the maritime industry, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping will hold an annual lecture on the country’s return to the International Maritime Organisation.
BusinessDay - Lagos,Nigeria
Defense chief likely to order antipiracy mission in March
Monday 09 February 2009
MUNICH (Kyodo) Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said Saturday night that he expects to issue an order in early March for Japanese destroyers to be dispatched to waters off Somalia for an antipiracy mission.
The Japan Times
Dry bulk shares up as rates rise, more upside seen
Monday 09 February 2009
OSLO, Feb 9 - Shares in dry bulk carriers extended last week's gains on Monday as fresh demand from China helped boost the outlook for higher rates in the short term and as fear of bankruptcies declined.
FXstreet.com The Foreign Exchange Market
STRONG ANNUAL RESULTS FOR BOURBON
Monday 09 February 2009
FRENCH-based offshore support and bulk carrier shipowner Bourbon report 2008 revenues up 21%.
Maritime Global Net
Освобожденных членов экипажа украинского судна Faina вывезут из Кении спецрейсом
Monday 09 February 2009
Украина готовит специальный авиарейс, который заберет из кенийского порта Момбаса членов экипажа судна Faina, освобожденных из плена сомалийских пиратов.
NEWSru.com
Российское судно пойдет под суд за загрязнение Ла-Манша
Monday 09 February 2009
Экипаж российского судна «Скульптор Аникушин» предстанет перед французским судом.
Новостной проект INFOX.ru
Шведы оспаривают ролкеры
Monday 09 February 2009
Шведская компания Stena RoRo подала иск в Петербургский арбитражный суд к ОАО "Балтийский завод" за срыв контракта по строительству четырех океанских ролкеров.
DP.RU
Gard sues Norway over Rocknes
Saturday 07 February 2009
NORWEGIAN P&I club Gard is leading a suit against government of Norway for up to NKr700m ($103m), claiming inaccurate chart data led to the death of 18 seafarers in 2004.
Lloyd's List
Ship fire sparks major sea rescue
Friday 06 February 2009
A major air-sea rescue operation has taken place near the Humber estuary after fire broke out on a cargo vessel.
BBC News, UK
Somali pirates release Ukrainian arms ship
Friday 06 February 2009
Vessel carrying tanks and grenade launchers freed after £2.2m ransom
guardian.co.uk, UK
Illegal ship chandling booms on Nigerian waters
Friday 06 February 2009
Large number of unathorised persons are into ship chandelling in the country territorial waters. Presently there is no Ship Chandling Board created by the act of Customs and Excise Management to regulate the profession.
Vanguard, Nigeria
D'Amato restructuring talks heading towards resolution
Friday 06 February 2009
TALKS on a restructuring of D’Amato di Navigazione, the Neapolitan dry bulk operator hit by a string of sub-charterer defaults in a falling market, appear to be moving quickly towards a resolution, according to industry sources.
Lloyd's List
The Russian Salving Ship is Tugging the Burning Georgian Vessel ‘Almira-Gee’ to Vladivostok
Friday 06 February 2009
There were construction materials, food and technical equipment on board of the ship
Восток Медиа, Russia
'No red tape' committee through final hurdle
Friday 06 February 2009
The IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL), the body that promotes smooth transition of shipping between international ports and offshore terminals, has cleared the last hurdle to it becoming a fully fledged institution of the organisation.
Port Strategy - Fareham,UK
Dry bulk shipping poised for rebound
Friday 06 February 2009
With the lack of new building orders – at least from Hellenic shipping companies – being evident for one more month during January, shipbroker George Moundreas’ latest monthly report indicates that “spring” in shipping could be placed in the “not so distant future”.
Your Shipbuilding News, UK
ANTI-PIRACY FIRM IN YEMENI BASES DEAL
Friday 06 February 2009
US-based private security company HollowPoint Protective Services says it has, through an associated company, secured “operational agreements to operate marine security from Yemen”.
Maritime Global Net
Taylor calls for changes in Navy's LCS, DDG programs
Friday 06 February 2009
WASHINGTON Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor, an authority on Navy shipbuilding, called Thursday for sweeping changes to the littoral combat ship and DDG destroyer programs,
The Mississippi Press - gulflive.com, MS
"Фаина" свободна, моряки - нет
Friday 06 February 2009
Пираты покинули судно, но экипажу придется доставить груз в Кению. Деньги в специальной капсуле пиратам сбросили с воздуха еще 3 февраля.
ЛІГА.Новини
В Антарктике судно экологов протаранило японский китобой
Friday 06 February 2009
Судно Steve Irwin, принадлежащее активистам природозащитной организации Sea Shepherd Conservation, борющихся против промысла китов, столкнулось в водах Антарктики с японским китобойным судном Yushin Maru 2.
Версии.сом
Арест российского судна.
Friday 06 February 2009
В истории с задержанием российского сухогруза «Сармат-1» появились новые подробности.
SeaNews
Сомалийские пираты согласились освободить за выкуп судно Blue Star
Friday 06 February 2009
МОСКВА, 6 фев. Сомалийские пираты согласились освободить за выкуп захваченное 1 января египетское торговое судно Blue Star, на борту которого находятся 28 человек, сообщает в пятницу со ссылкой на заявление судовладельца агентство Рейтер.
РИА Новости
Somali pirates said to be quitting Ukrainian ship
Thursday 05 February 2009
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali pirates on Thursday began leaving a Ukrainian ship laden with tanks and other weapons after receiving a ransom, one of the pirates said.
The Associated Press
Goldenport sees '08 in line, cuts final dividend
Thursday 05 February 2009
Feb 5 - Shipping company Goldenport Holdings Inc (GPRT.L) said on Thursday it expected its 2008 results to be in line with market expectations, but cut its final cash dividend for 2008 amid tough economic conditions.
Reuters
Barge crew safe after dramatic rescue
Thursday 05 February 2009
RESCUERS battled 15-foot high waves fuelled by 48 miles an hour winds to pluck the crew of a stricken barge to safety.
ic Dumfries.co.uk, UK
Cyprus to let UN decide if ship cargo a violation
Thursday 05 February 2009
CYPRUS will let the United Nations decide whether a ship with a suspect cargo on board infringes resolutions on Iran banning weapon exports, officials said yesterday.
Cyprus Mail
Steamship Mutual Releases 'Collision Course' DVD
Thursday 05 February 2009
Steamship Mutual, a leading International Group P&I Club, which provides marine liability insurance worldwide, has released its latest loss prevention DVD called "COLLISION COURSE", an informative film about avoiding collisions at sea.
Insurance Journal - San Diego,CA,USA
Dimeji Bankole, Fashola and others for lecture
Thursday 05 February 2009
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole and the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola are among the dignitaries billed to participate at this year’s annual lecture of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) Annual Lecture and Maritime Recognition Awards.
Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Dock Workers Refuse to Off-load Israeli Ship
Thursday 05 February 2009
South Africa - Durban dock workers will refuse to unload an Israeli ship to protest against what they call "apartheid" Israel.
ShortNews.com - Regensburg,Germany
UNIONS SLAM OWNER, RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES OVER “ABANDONED” SHIP
Thursday 05 February 2009
THE International Transport Workers’ Union (ITF) and British maritime union Nautilus UK have condemned the operators of a Russian ship who, they say, have effectively abandoned their crew -- leaving wages unpaid for more than four months.
Maritime Global Net - Warren,RI,USA
Profit warning from AP Moller-Maersk
Thursday 05 February 2009
AP Moller-Maersk has reduced its 2008 profit forecast by nearly $1bn, largely because of losses incurred by Danske Bank in which it has a 20% stake.
Lloyd's List, UK
Mitsui O.S.K. Rises as Index Gains Most Since 1985
Thursday 05 February 2009
Feb. 5 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., operator of Japan’s largest fleet of iron-ore ships, advanced in Tokyo trading, along with other shipping lines, after the Baltic index of prices for shipping commodities rose the most since 1985.
Bloomberg
Пираты покинули украинское судно "Фаина"
Thursday 05 February 2009
Cомалийские пираты покинули захваченное в сентябре прошлого года украинское судно "Фаина". Всего на борту "Фаины" находилось около 100 пиратов. Как сообщает агентство Рейтер со ссылкой на одного из участников переговоров, на борту остался только экипаж.
Би-би-си
Забастовка российских моряков
Thursday 05 February 2009
5 февраля 2009 года объявил забастовку экипаж лесовоза «Мадеро» (16 человек).
Интернет-журнал Рабкор.ру
Исчезающая морская Литва
Thursday 05 February 2009
Помнится, когда в Сейме еще позапрошлого созыва шла борьба за освобождение моряков от уплаты подоходного налога с физических лиц,
Литовский курьер
Carrier heads for ghost ship firm
Wednesday 04 February 2009
A French aircraft carrier, which was too toxic to break up in India, is on its way to be scrapped on Teesside.
BBC News, UK
Shipping investment group launches maiden private equity fund
Wednesday 04 February 2009
Shipping investment group M2M Management has launched a $400m private equity fund, Global Maritime Assets,
AltAssets
Grandweld wins French vessel contract
Wednesday 04 February 2009
Grandweld, a UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion specialist, has been awarded the contract for building one new vessel for CGGVeritas Services of France.
Trade Arabia, Bahrain
Port Seeks To Limit Cruise Ship Speeds
Wednesday 04 February 2009
SAN DIEGO -- Cruise and cargo ships will be asked to voluntarily reduce their speed when entering and leaving San Diego Bay in an effort to reduce air pollution, under action taken today by the Board of Port Commissioners.
KGTV, 10News.com, CA
Operators hail cross-strait tax exemption
Wednesday 04 February 2009
TAIWANESE operators welcomed China’s decision to exempt income from cross-strait direct shipping services from business tax and corporate income tax.
Lloyd's List
U.S. agency joins calls for international rules on Arctic shipping, resources
Wednesday 04 February 2009
A U.S. federal agency has joined calls for governments around the world to move past national concerns and work together to protect the increasingly busy Arctic.
The Canadian Press
Group accuses JTF of killing 90 members
Wednesday 04 February 2009
Comrade Sylvanus Egele, chairman of maritime workers union of Nigeria (MWUN), Bayelsa branch has accused the Joint Military Taskforce of killing about 90 members of his union.
The Tide - Port Harcourt,Niger Delta,Nigeria
US seamen are getting more training in fending off pirate attacks
Wednesday 04 February 2009
PORTLAND, Maine — With an alarming number of tankers and cargo ships getting hijacked on the high seas, the nation's maritime academies are offering more training to merchant seamen in how to fend off attacks from pirates armed not with cutlasses and flintlocks but automatic weapons and grenade launchers.
Clanton Advertiser - Clanton,AL,USA
Ghana: Shipyard Workers to Lose Pay Over Illegal Strike
Wednesday 04 February 2009
The National Labour Commission has declared that the strike action by some 219 workers of PSC Tema Shipyard from November 18 to 20, 2008, over a dispute on bonus tax was illegal.
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Unions promise to fight Barnett over lead shipments
Wednesday 04 February 2009
WEST Australian unions are promising to fight a state government decision to allow Magellan Metals to ship lead through Fremantle port.
The Australian - Sydney
Brazil: Maritime Issues In The E & P Industry
Tuesday 03 February 2009
The development of the petroleum and natural gas industry in Brazil also made possible the expansion of the local maritime industry.
Mondaq News Alerts, UK
Japan rejects plan to limit whaling to its waters
Tuesday 03 February 2009
TOKYO — Japan said Tuesday it will reject any proposal by the International Whaling Commission that halts its research missions in the Antarctic, making it unlikely that a compromise plan for limited coastal whaling would work.
Houston Chronicle, United States
Suspect vessel still being held in Greece
Tuesday 03 February 2009
WHILE Cyprus is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis over Monchegorsk, the suspected arms ship held in Limassol Port, a second vessel heading for Iran, suspected of involvement in the illegal arms trade has been held at a Greek port since December.
Cyprus Mail
2 immigrant boats found along SoCal coast
Tuesday 03 February 2009
A boat carrying 23 suspected illegal immigrants was intercepted off the coast early today and an empty boat with 21 life vests was found later on the shoreline, federal authorities said.
Los Angeles Times, CA
Hanjin’s 2008 results offer boost
Tuesday 03 February 2009
HANJIN Shipping, South Korea’s largest shipping company, announced improved full-year 2008 business results on Tuesday, despite the fourth-quarter downturn in freight rates.
Lloyd's List
UK UNION IN “BRITISH JOBS” PROTEST
Tuesday 03 February 2009
REFLECTING widespread industrial action in the UK against the use of foreign labour the country's maritime union Nautilus is urging the government to reconsider plans that could see British seafarers losing their jobs as a result of a move to award a Ministry of Defence contract to a foreign-crewed ship.
Maritime Global Net
Russia could claim multibillion dollar treasure ship found off Guyana
Tuesday 03 February 2009
GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Russia could have the right to file a claim for part of the treasure worth billions of dollars on board a British ship sunk by a German submarine during World War II, experts have said.
Caribbean Net News - Georgetown,Cayman Islands
Work convention to protect sailors
Tuesday 03 February 2009
The new agreement will uniform the rules and regulations that govern the work at sea to the benefit of ship owners and sailors
la estrella - Panama
Shipping industry runs short of young mariners
Tuesday 03 February 2009
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich — Long a symbol of romance and adventure, the seafaring life is attracting fewer young adults these days, creating a worsening personnel shortage for those hauling cargo across oceans and the Great Lakes.
The Associated Press
Пираты отпустили турецкое судно с украинским экипажем
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Сухогруз Bosphorus Prodigy сейчас следует в ближайший порт
Комсомольская правда
Северный флот готовится к сокращению
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Жителей заполярных военных городков уже не первый месяц будоражат слухи о предстоящем крупном сокращении Северного флота в рамках всеобщей армейской реформы.
Комсомольская правда
В одесском порту экипаж греческого сухогруза стал заложником «банановой бомбы»
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Одесские экологи заявляют о том, что на территории порта вот уже несколько месяцев находится греческое судно с гниющими бананами, зловоние от которых отчетливо ощущается в центральной части города.
Еженедельник "2000"
Coast Guard investigates report of man jumping from fishing vessel into Bering Sea
Friday 30 January 2009
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Unalaska is investigating a report of a 39-year old male jumping into the Bering Sea 11 miles northeast of Unalaska from the 58-foot fishing vessel Arctic Fox while en route to Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
AlaskaReport, AK
Passengers marooned on ferry after lorry crashes through stern door
Friday 30 January 2009
EFFORTS to rescue almost 200 people stranded aboard a ferry continued last night, as high winds slowed the operation.
Scotsman, United Kingdom
RNLI rescued more than 1,000 from the sea
Friday 30 January 2009
THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescued more than 1,000 swimmers, surfers and sailors from Welsh seas last year, according to figures released today.
WalesOnline, United Kingdom
South African Police Seize $30 Million of Cocaine
Friday 30 January 2009
Jan. 30 -- South African police seized 200 kilograms (441 pounds) of uncut cocaine on a ship docked in Durban harbor, The Star reported, citing provincial commissioner Fani Masemola.
Bloomberg
Silver Constellation crew face food shortage
Friday 30 January 2009
SEAFARERS on board the Silver Constellation, the capesize bulker controlled by Hong Kong shipowner John Koo, are facing a food crisis in addition to now being owed three months wages.
Lloyd's List
German tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Aden
Friday 30 January 2009
Somali pirates have hijacked a German-owned tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas in the Gulf of Aden, according to a maritime group.
CCTV, China
Agreement Likely To Reinforce Fight Against Piracy
Friday 30 January 2009
A landmark agreement to strengthen the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia will be adopted later this week by regional states, countries patrolling the pirate-infested waters and some U.N. agencies, media reports said.
RTT News - Williamsville,NY,USA
Experts say Russia has right to treasure from WWII shipwreck
Friday 30 January 2009
MOSCOW - Experts in Russia say the country could have the right to file a claim for part of treasure worth billions of dollars on board a British cargo ship sunk by a German submarine during World War II.
RIA Novosti - Moscow,Russia
MARINE INSURERS MUST “RUN HARD TO STAY IN PLACE”
Friday 30 January 2009
THE International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) says the marine insurance industry is facing one of the most crucial periods it has ever met, and underwriters, given the devastating fall in volumes and values in global trade, will have to “run hard to stay in place” over the next 18 to 24 months.
Maritime Global Net
Моряки в Приморье чуть не потеряли 150 тысяч долларов
Friday 30 January 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 30 января. Представителям Дальневосточного отделения Российского профсоюза моряков удалось добиться выплаты задержанной зарплаты российским морякам.
РИА PrimaMedia
На Кипре задержано судно с оружием для террористов
Friday 30 January 2009
Судно шло под кипрским флагом, и поэтому, несмотря на точную информацию о грузе, лишь власти этой страны имели право на задержание корабля.
Курсор
Человек за бортом
Friday 30 January 2009
Руководитель Ильичевского морского торгового порта Геннадий Скворцов еще в прошлом году прогнозировал свое скорое увольнение из-за конфликта с российской компанией "Укртрансконтейнер", которая уже не первый год добивается контроля над причалом № 1.
ИА Advisers
Lorry found hanging out of ferry
Thursday 29 January 2009
One hundred and fifty six passengers and 33 crew have been stranded overnight on a Stena Voyager just off the port of Stranraer in Scotland.
BBC News, UK
Eniram Closes 5 Million Euro Venture Investment Round; Strengthens Global Presence of Energy-Saving Maritime Instrumentation Systems
Thursday 29 January 2009
Ferd Venture, Conor Venture Partners and Finnish Industry Investment Applaud Eniram's Promise to Cut Fuel Consumption of Seagoing Vessels by Up to 5 Per Cent
PR Web, WA
French ship faces green protest in Britain, after India
Thursday 29 January 2009
Hartlepool (England, Jan 29) Local green campaigners in Britain are protesting the imminent arrival of an asbestos-tainted French aircraft carrier here, where it is to be dismantled after being rejected by India.
Indopia, India
Cruise line axes ship for 2010
Thursday 29 January 2009
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines announced this week it will remove a ship from Alaska waters in 2010, a move expected to hit the Vancouver tourism industry.
Vancouver Sun, Canada
Marine insurers demand concerted piracy action
Thursday 29 January 2009
PIRATES are “vermin” and a scourge of modern shipping that requires a concerted response from the global community, according to the secretary-general of the International Union of MarineInsurance.
Lloyd's List
Sailors’ center starts to feel the pinch
Thursday 29 January 2009
A TRAINING center for seafarers said it would not be spared from the global economic crisis, as a number of Filipino seafarers who got an early termination of their contracts were already sent home.
Business Mirror - Philippines
Fujairah port to ban entry of single-hull lube barges
Thursday 29 January 2009
Single-hull tankers of less than 600 tonnes deadweight (dwt) such as lube oil barges will cease to call at the Fujairah port and offshore anchorage this year, according to port authorities.
Emirates Business 24/7
Baltic Dry Index
Thursday 29 January 2009
The Baltic Dry Index (Балтийский фрахтовый индекс) – это сводный индекс, объединяющий Baltic Handymax Index, Baltic Panamax Index и Baltic Capesiz Index, и т.о., характеризующий мировую стоимость отгрузки зерна, угля, железной руды и другого сырья.
NEMO
HYUNDAI HEAVY Q4 NET JUMPS ON ORDERS FOR HIGH-PRICED SHIPS
Thursday 29 January 2009
SEOUL, Jan 29, 2009 -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world's biggest shipbuilder, said Thursday that its fourth-quarter earnings soared 66.5 per cent as it received more orders for high-priced ships.
Trading Markets, CA
From the Baltic dry: Are we seeing the collapse of trade?
Thursday 29 January 2009
AS THAILAND'S simmering internal conflicts show no sign of abating, threatening the political stability needed to get the country's economic engine cranking, world trade is falling like a house of cards.
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Prosafe Production builds first drilling FPSO
Thursday 29 January 2009
OSLO, Jan 29 - Norwegian offshore drilling group Prosafe Production (PRODP.OL) said on Thursday it has built the the world's first floating production ship with drilling capabilities which will be deployed to a field off the Republic of Congo.
Reuters
Власти Одессы разрешили родственникам моряков судна "Фаина" провести акцию в поддержку требований по освобождению заложников
Thursday 29 January 2009
ОДЕССА, 29 января. Массовая акция "Внимание: "Фаина" пройдет в первой декаде февраля в этом черноморском городе. Как сообщает корреспондент УКРИНФОРМа, разрешение на ее проведение получено от властей Одессы и государственной автомобильной инспекции.
Украинское национальное информагентство
Траулер загорелся из-за гофротары
Thursday 29 January 2009
Пожар уничтожил рыбный цех на сахалинском траулере «Икарма-7», который вел промысел в Охотском море у западного побережья Камчатки. Никто из 95-ти человек экипажа, из них 43 - россияне, не пострадал.
Маяк
Japan to deploy ships off Somalia
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada has ordered the dispatch of ships to fight pirates off Somalia.
BBC News, UK
Oil tanker loses power near Golden Gate Bridge
Wednesday 28 January 2009
A 741-foot oil tanker heading from San Francisco Bay into the open ocean lost power Tuesday night near the Golden Gate Bridge, causing tug boats and Coast Guard officials to scramble as it drifted and reviving memories of the Cosco Busan oil spill a little more than a year ago.
San Jose Mercury News, USA
Varun Shipping deploys new vessel in North Sea - MD
Wednesday 28 January 2009
MUMBAI - Oil and gas carrier Varun Shipping Co Ltd has already deployed its new anchor handling tug supply vessel in the North sea, its second vessel in the region, Managing Director Yuddhishthir Khatau said on Thursday
Reuters India, India
Профсоюзы объявили бой "удобным флагам"
Wednesday 28 January 2009
ПЕТРОПАВЛОВСК-КАМЧАТСКИЙ. 28 января - В портах Приморья и стран АТР проходит акция по борьбе с "удобными флагами", организованная Российским профсоюзом моряков совместно с Международной федерацией транспортных рабочих (ITF).
Восток Медиа
Ships shelter from economic storm
Wednesday 28 January 2009
A PICTURESQUE Cornish river is playing host to a flotilla of ships forced to moor in the county because of the credit crisis.
Western Morning News, UK
Still no breakthrough in B.C. port labour talks
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Companies that had hoped for an end to uncertainty caused by the ongoing threat of a strike at B.C.'s busiest ports saw their hopes frustrated again as another weekend came and went without news of a collective agreement for roughly 450 dock and ship workers employed at B.C.'s Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Price Rupert ports.
Canadian Cattlemen - Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
Shipping firms threaten to surcharge port over long delays
Wednesday 28 January 2009
January 28, 2009: Congestion has once again hit the port of Mombasa, increasing anxiety among shippers who fear the possibility of the introduction of punitive Vessel Delay Surcharge (VDS) by shipping lines.
Business Daily Africa, Kenya
MARSEILLE VOLUMES STABLE DEPSITE STRIKE
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Total 2008 cargo throughput at the French port of Marseilles Fos finished on 96m tonnes – just 0.3% down on 2007 despite the impact of first-half industrial action over French port reforms and a second-half slowdown due to the world economic crisis.
Maritime Global Net
Norway. Reorganisation and new contract for Eitzen Maritime Services
Wednesday 28 January 2009
After two years of reorganizing and globalizing the Ship Management division of Eitzen Maritime Services ASA (EMS), Svein Pedersen has decided to resign from his position making space for others to continue the way forward.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
NOL's box volumes tumble
Wednesday 28 January 2009
NEPTUNE Orient Lines saw its container volumes dip 24% in the last six weeks of 2008.
Lloyd's List
Родственники моряков "Фаины" сами взялись за их освобождение
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Родственники украинских моряков судна "Фаина", которое 4 месяца назад захватили сомалийские пираты, организовали общественный комитет "Фаина.S.O.S" для освобождения родных из плена и возврата их домой.
MIGnews.com.ua
Российский МИД ответил на заявления Украины о ЧФ России в Крыму
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Базирование Черноморского флота России в Крыму на территории Украины регламентируется двусторонним соглашением от 1997 года, которое строго выполняется российской стороной.
Telegraf.by
PGS issues statement about Arrow newbuilds
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Following speculation in the market, PGS says it has found it appropriate to clarify certain facts relating to termination rights in the contracts governing the building of its newbuilds 532 and 533 at Factorias Vulcano in Spain.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Hard landing for ferry at Tsawwassen
Tuesday 27 January 2009
There was minor damage to the dock and vessel when B.C. Ferries' newest ship, Coastal Celebration, whacked into the dock at Tsawwassen late Monday afternoon
Times Colonist, Canada
UK & Brazil. International Marine Contractors Association calls for seminar papers
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Challenging times call for innovative technological developments and operational experience, so those are the topics which the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is looking for in publishing its Call for Papers for the 2009 IMCA Annual Seminar.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
DRYSHIPS CUTS CAPITAL PROJECTS
Tuesday 27 January 2009
GREEK-based dry bulker and offshore drilling vessel owner Dryships , has curtailed its newbuilding programme “to reduce its future financial commitments and improve its financial strength”.
Maritime Global Net
African, Middle East States Seek Legal Reforms To Try Pirates
Tuesday 27 January 2009
DJIBOUTI, Djibouti -- Twenty-two African and Middle East states opened talks in Djibouti on Monday to formulate agreements allowing their courts to try pirates captured by foreign navies.
EasyBourse.com - Paris,France
Vizada to provide long range identification and tracking to Panama Maritime Authority
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Vizada and service provider partner Absolute Maritime Tracking Systems have been selected by the Panama Maritime Authority to provide long range identification and tracking (LRIT) for the more than 8,000 eligible vessels in Panama’s waters that must comply with new regulations that began 1 January 2009.
defpro - Bonn,NRW,Germany
U.S. Seaports: Year of the Ox May Signal Change
Tuesday 27 January 2009
As the Lunar Year of the Ox approaches, U.S. importers and exporters are hoping that its symbol is truly auspicious, signaling a muscular return of surging imports from Asia culminating in the so-called “peak” shipping season next summer on the transpacific.
Logistics Management - Newton,MA,USA
Dry bulk freight rates experienced volatile year in 2008
Tuesday 27 January 2009
It is reported that 2008 was a dramatic year for dry bulk freight rates, which peaked at record levels in the second quarter before sliding in the second half to some of their lowest levels ever recorded.
SteelGuru, India
Norway awaits result of credit supply boost
Tuesday 27 January 2009
FOLLOWING an amendment to its government’s claims on back-tax payments from Norwegian shipowners, Norway’s maritime industry is waiting to see if a further supply of credit to banks will provide much-needed liquidity and confidence, writes Craig Eason.
Lloyd's List
Русский капитан турецкого судна садится в израильсую тюрьму
Tuesday 27 January 2009
27 января 2009. 7 января таможенная служба Хайфского порта задержала турецкое судно Anka.
IsraelInfo.ru
У берегов Америки найдены советские сокровища
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Морские исследователи из американской компании Sub Sea Research, специализирующейся на поисках затонувших кораблей, сделали сенсационную находку у побережья Гайаны в Южной Америке.
Утро.Ru
Captive sailors call home from pirate ship
Monday 26 January 2009
The crew of a cargo ship captured by Somali pirates four months ago have been allowed to speak to their loved ones by telephone. After the calls on Sunday, relatives of the sailors said all the men were in good health.
RT, Russia
Boats must upgrade beacon to be heard
Monday 26 January 2009
Warning to boaters in distress using the old analog Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons after this month: The Coast Guard won't hear you.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI
Stena Line cuts sea freight jobs
Monday 26 January 2009
Stena Line is set to cut jobs in the UK and the Netherlands after freight volume losses on its Harwich to Rotterdam, Europort route.
Freshinfo, UK
Industrial Shipping Enterprises Corp. Announces Release of the MV Biscaglia
Monday 26 January 2009
Industrial Shipping Enterprises Corp., a provider of seaborne transportation for chemical cargoes, today announced that its vessel, the MV Biscaglia, which was hijacked by Somali pirates
PR-USA.net, Bulgaria
Slow economy hitting Bay Area dockworkers
Monday 26 January 2009
In good times, 300 longshore workers found work every day at the Ports of Oakland, San Francisco, Crockett, Richmond and Benicia, unloading cargo from across the sea.
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
Maersk Line Abandoning the Port of Charleston
Monday 26 January 2009
Four weeks after Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping company, announced it is abandoning service to the Port of Charleston, little progress has been made in getting the port’s largest customer to reconsider, despite extensive efforts by state and local maritime officials.
World Trade - USA
Goldenport says delivery delays 'will not cost'
Monday 26 January 2009
GREEK dry bulker and container vessel operator Goldenport Holdings has emerged as the company that has negotiated the delay of four supramax bulk carrier newbuildings at Cosco Shipyard Group, which reported the development at the end of last week.
Lloyd's List
Coral Princess first ship accepted for USCG STEP program
Monday 26 January 2009
Princess Cruises' Coral Princess, which is fitted with the Hyde Guardian ballast water treatment system (BWT), is the first ship accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard's Ship Technology Evaluation Program (STEP).
Your Shipbuilding News, UK
HMS Manchester leaves Portsmouth
Monday 26 January 2009
Sailors of HMS Manchester bid farewell to dry land to sail across two oceans over seven months.
Portsmouth News, UK
Car fire on ferry prompts evacuation
Monday 26 January 2009
Passengers on B.C. Ferries' Queen of Vancouver were evacuated from the ship yesterday after a vehicle caught fire just before the 2 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen.
Times Colonist, Canada
Египет не пустил иранское судно с оружием в Суэцкий канал
Monday 26 January 2009
Корабли американского военного флота обнаружили в Индийском океане иранское судно, которое, судя по всему, перевозило оружие для палестинских террористов в секторе Газы. Американские военные сообщили об этом египетским и израильским властям.
NEWSru.co.il
В Дудинку прибыл новый дизель-электроход флота "Норникеля"
Monday 26 January 2009
В Дудинский морской порт прибыл новый дизель-электроход "Талнах". Это четвертое судно, построенное для "Норильского никеля".
ИА REGNUM
Headache for skipper after stand-by ‘props’ stolen
Friday 23 January 2009
POLICE are investigating the theft of valuable propellers from a former lifeboat, it emerged yesterday.
Aberdeen Press and Journal, UK
Cruise ship, fishing vessel nearly hit in LA port
Friday 23 January 2009
LOS ANGELES—A commercial fishing vessel and a cruise ship nearly collided in Los Angeles harbor's main channel, Coast Guard officials said Thursday.
San Jose Mercury News, USA
USA. Vessel Assist San Diego to display ergonomic towboat pilothouse at C-Port
Friday 23 January 2009
A pilothouse designed for towboats to meet a variety of demanding on-water conditions will be displayed on a 28-foot Zodiac rigid inflatable by Capt. Rob Butler, President of Vessel Assist San Diego, at the C-PORT 22nd Annual Conference, January 30-February 1 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.
BYM News, Spain
Ship “King” Arrested following Bombay High Court Order
Friday 23 January 2009
Mumbai, January 23, 2009. The acting Admiralty Judge of the Bombay High Court Her Ladyship Ms. Roshan Dalvi on January 14, 2009 evening passed an order for arrest of the vessel m.v. King that had headed for Alang at Gujarat, the biggest ship-breaking yard in the world.
Business Wire India
Shipowners risk claims for charterers' unpaid bunker
Friday 23 January 2009
The North of England P&I club has warned its shipowner members to protect themselves from the increasing risk of claims for charterers' unpaid bunkers.
Marine Log - New York,NY,USA
WAR RISKS CLUB RETURNS 10%
Friday 23 January 2009
THE UK War Risks Club says it will return 10% of the net Advance Contribution paid by its members for the 2008 policy year if they renew for 2009.
Maritime Global Net
Arctic challenges may prompt US to ratify UN Convention on Law of Sea
Friday 23 January 2009
Excuse the pun, but the Arctic is a hot topic in Brussels these days. So hot that I and many others struggled through wintry rain and darkness this morning to hear Elisabeth Walaas, Norway’s state secretary for foreign affairs, give a talk on the challenges facing the High North.
Financial Times - London,England,UK
Asbestos ship ordered out of Australian waters
Friday 23 January 2009
A ship at the centre of an industrial dispute in Darwin has been ordered out of Australian waters after asbestos was found on board.
ABC Online - Australia
Two dead in Japanese shipyard accident
Friday 23 January 2009
TWO workers fell to their deaths and a further 23 sustained injuries when a gangway collapsed at a Japanese shipyard this morning.
Lloyd's List
Low freight to bite into GE Shipping Q3 profit
Friday 23 January 2009
MUMBAI - Shipping services firm Great Eastern Shipping Co's net profit is seen falling by about a third as shipping costs slumped in the December quarter and higher expenses squeezed margins.
Reuters India
Пираты имели двукратный перевес в людях
Friday 23 January 2009
Российские моряки сухогруза «Фьюче» рассказали сегодня о времени, проведенном в плену у сомалийских пиратов.
Маяк
Родственникам пропавших моряков помогут добиться денег
Friday 23 January 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 23 января. Дальневосточное отделение Российского профсоюза моряков (РПСМ) поможет родственникам членов экипажа судна JI WON NO.1, пропавшего в конце декабря в Японском море, в подготовке судебных исков для получения компенсации от судовладельца
Росбалт.RU
Pressure to scrap vessel plans
Thursday 22 January 2009
Shipowners are now under pressure from the shrinking global economy to scrap plans to add new vessels to their fleets, an academic said yesterday.
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Japan calls off search for 'poacher' ship with Russians onboard
Thursday 22 January 2009
VLADIVOSTOK, January 22 - Japanese rescuers have called off a search for a vessel with 12 Russian crew members onboard that sank off Japan's Hokkaido Island last month, a spokesman for the local rescue service said on Thursday.
RIA Novosti, Russia
Slowdown signs - SCI puts new orders on hold till March
Thursday 22 January 2009
Reuter reported that Shipping Corp of India has put orders for new vessels on hold till March but its long term plan to buy 40 vessels by 2011-12 is on track.
SteelGuru, India
Cargo ship timber washing ashore
Thursday 22 January 2009
Hundreds of tonnes of timber which fell from a cargo ship in the Channel has begun hitting the Kent coast.
BBC News, UK
EU announces maritime transport strategy
Thursday 22 January 2009
EU transport commissioner Antonio Tajani launched proposals for a new maritime transport strategy on Wednesday (21 January) at a time when the sector faces stiff competition during the economic downturn.
EUobserver.com - Brussels,Belgium
Pamarine rides the R&D wave
Thursday 22 January 2009
WHEN Pamarine managing director Ho Gim Eng decided to set up an R&D team in 2005, he did not think it would be such an uphill task.
AsiaOne - Singapore
Future of Nigeria’s maritime sector
Thursday 22 January 2009
The Maritime sector can be generally referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy, and this is so because very large volume of goods both for import and export go through the maritime industry.
The Tide - Port Harcourt,Niger Delta
EP Carriers faces legal claims, vessel arrests
Thursday 22 January 2009
CLAIMS for $3.9m have been filed against struggling Singapore container line EP Carriers and three of its four vessels have been arrested.
Lloyd's List, UK
Turkey. Lloyd's Register addresses marine fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at SMM Istanbul
Thursday 22 January 2009
Fuel cells will be a long term sustainable energy solution for ships but, for immediate fuel savings, reduced environmental impact and reduced operational costs, many options are available now for incorporation in new designs
BYM Marine Environment News
Портфель заказов судостроительной группы Wadan Yards составил 21 судно
Thursday 22 January 2009
Об этом сообщает РБК со ссылкой на председателя совета директоров компании Андрей Бурлаков. В частности, портфель заказов немецких верфей компании Wadan Yards в настоящее время составляет 13 судов
РЖД-Партнер.Ру
Развитие интриги вокруг судна ”Фаина”
Thursday 22 January 2009
В СМИ появились сообщения о том, что посредники, которые ведут переговоры о выкупе судна «Фаина», захваченном сомалийскими пиратами 25.09.2008, попытались присвоить часть выкупа с тем, чтобы «войти в долю», побудить пиратов к повышению размера выкупа и затормозить процесс освобождения судна.
Другая Сторона
У БЕРЕГОВ ХОККАЙДО ОБНАРУЖЕНЫ ТЕЛА ДВУХ РОССИЙСКИХ МОРЯКОВ
Thursday 22 January 2009
Управление безопасности на море Японии обнаружило сегодня у западного побережья острова Хоккайдо тела двух человек.
Regions.ru
Owner of Faina vessel held by Somali pirates offers higher ransom
Wednesday 21 January 2009
The owner of the Ukrainian vessel Faina, which is being held by Somali pirates, has decided to increase the size of the ransom he is prepared to pay for the vessel's release.
Kyiv Post, Ukraine
Mainline box vessel at New Mangalore Port
Wednesday 21 January 2009
The first mainline container vessel of the season called at New Mangalore Port this week, the Hindu Business Line reported.
Cargonews Asia, Hong Kong
Norway. Solstad Shipping renews Marlink relationship
Wednesday 21 January 2009
Marlink, the world's largest maritime satellite communications integrator, has signed a 60-month agreement to provide the Sealink Maritime VSAT solution to the Norwegian Offshore company Solstad Shipping.
BYM News, Spain
Tanker damaged in Nigeria attack
Wednesday 21 January 2009
Militants from Nigeria's Niger Delta region have attacked a tanker carrying thousands of tonnes of diesel and kidnapped a Romanian crew member.
BBC News, UK
No need for new international treaty on the Arctic
Wednesday 21 January 2009
At the international conference “Arctic Frontiers”, Norway, EU and Russia agreed that there is no need for any new international treaty on the Arctic.
Barents Observer - Archangel,Russia
Gambia: Maritime Workers Union Fundraising Program Scheduled
Wednesday 21 January 2009
The Maritime Workers Union is organising a fundraising programme with Jaliba Kuyateh and Yusupha Ngum on Wednesday 18th February 2009 at the Teranga Beach Club.
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Одобрены Правила процедуры Комитета по упрощению формальностей ИМО
Wednesday 21 January 2009
C 12 по 16 января 2009г. в Лондоне состоялась 35 сессия Комитета по упрощению формальностей Международной морской организации (ИМО).
SeaNews, Russia
Container shipping rates will continue to be under pressure
Wednesday 21 January 2009
Container shipping rates are likely to remain subdued in the near-term, particularly in the once-lucrative Asia-Europe route, shipping industry analysts and officials say.
Emirates Business 24/7
Excel dumps Frangos supramax purchase
Wednesday 21 January 2009
EXCEL Maritime Carriers has negotiated its way out of buying a supramax bulk carrier that was an obligation linked to a failure by blank cheque spin-off Oceanaut Inc. to consummate a four ship fleet purchase last year.
Lloyd's List
Maersk to cut surcharges further
Wednesday 21 January 2009
Maersk Line announced plans to lower bunker surcharges imposed earlier on the trade from the Middle East and the Indian Sub-continent to the East Coast of South America.
Zawya, United Arab Emirates
Пропавшее в декабре судно с россиянами, скорее всего, утонуло - мнение
Wednesday 21 January 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 21 янв - Судно "JI WON NO.1", на борту которого находились 12 российских моряков, пропавшее в конце декабря в Японском море, скорее всего, утонуло вместе с экипажем, сообщил в среду РИА Новости Президент Дальневосточной ассоциации морских капитанов Петр Осичанский.
РИА Новости
Недалеко от Марселя потерпело крушение турецкое судно
Wednesday 21 January 2009
Турецкое грузовое судно "Гюнай-2" потерпело минувшей ночью крушение недалеко от французского порта Марсель. Никто из десяти членов экипажа не пострадал.
Вести.Ru
4 rescued from damaged boat in Cobscook Bay
Tuesday 20 January 2009
LUBEC, Maine — Four people were rescued Monday afternoon from a fishing vessel that had struck a submerged rock in Cobscook Bay.
Bangor Daily News, ME
Vessel Lost Cargo during Storm
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Early on Monday in the English Channel a FESCO’s vessel has lost some cargoes during a storm off the UK coast. About 1,500 tones of timber have fallen from the multipurpose 7,365-dwt “Sinegorsk” (built in 1991)
SeaNews, Russia
LNG Carrier Leak Test Completed Outside Korea
Tuesday 20 January 2009
SGS Korea carried out a Helium Leak Test of a Liquified Natural Gas carrier for the first time outside Korea.
Oil and Gas Online, PA
Ukraine denies some crew ill on hijacked Faina ship
Tuesday 20 January 2009
KIEV - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry denied on Monday media reports that some Faina crew members, held captive by Somali pirates since September, have been seriously ill.
RIA Novosti, Russia
ISAN Shipping Company to acquire ship to lift NNPC imports
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Indigenous Shipping Association of Nigeria (ISAN) is acquiring crude vessel to lift the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) refined petroleum products.
BusinessDay - Lagos,Nigeria
German government halts ocean-seeding experiment
Tuesday 20 January 2009
A controversial Indo-German experiment in the Southern Ocean has been suspended by the German science ministry, to allow for an independent assessment of the project's environmental impact.
Environmental Data Interactive - UK
Private Manly ferry 'doomed to fail'
Tuesday 20 January 2009
The Maritime Union says the New South Wales Government has doomed Manly's new fast ferry service to fail.
ABC Online - Australia
European Union, U.S. Commanders Share Insights on Maritime Security Operations
Tuesday 20 January 2009
A European Union commander met with the commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) Jan. 16 to exchange lessons learned, insights and perspectives on maritime security operations.
defpro - Bonn,NRW,Germany
MISC halves chemical tanker order at SLS
Tuesday 20 January 2009
MISC has halved its order for eight chemical tankers at SLS Shipbuilding.
Lloyd's List
В Японском море исчезло судно с 12 российскими моряками
Tuesday 20 January 2009
ВЛАДИВОСТОК, 20 января. Как сообщает "Морской бюллетень", в понедельник в морской спасательно-координационый центр Владивосток от МСКЦ Отару (Япония) поступило сообщение о найденном в Японском море,
РИА PrimaMedia
Спасшиеся от кораблекрушения рыбаки провели 25 суток в океане в контейнере для льда
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Самолет австралийской береговой охраны, обнаружил двух рыбаков, которые после кораблекрушения плавали в открытом океане 25 суток в контейнере для льда, сообщает РИА Новости со ссылкой на британскую газету Daily Mail.
ГАЗЕТА.GZT.ru
Нигерия вышла на второе место по количеству пиратских нападений
Tuesday 20 January 2009
НАХОДКА. Количество пиратских нападений на мирные торговые суда за период 2008 года достигло максимальных результатов.
Восток Медиа
Ferry grounded after crew failed to spot sunken ship
Wednesday 14 January 2009
A cross-Channel ferry with almost 400 passengers became grounded on a wreck after its crew failed to spot the sunken ship.
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
Russian navy saves Dutch ship from Somali pirates
Wednesday 14 January 2009
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The Russian navy helped foil an attack by Somali pirates on a Dutch container ship in the dangerous Gulf of Aden, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday.
San Jose Mercury News, USA
Pirates release two ships off East Africa
Wednesday 14 January 2009
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Somalia-based pirates on Tuesday released a Turkish-flagged ship carrying 4,500 tons of chemicals that was seized two months ago off Yemen's coast, the International Maritime Bureau told CNN.
CNN International
Yokogawa to install control system in LNG vessel
Wednesday 14 January 2009
YOKOGAWA has been contracted to replace the control system in the Northwest Sanderling, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping vessel.
Factory Maintenance, Australia
Garware Offshore bids for new contracts; SA order cancelled
Wednesday 14 January 2009
MUMBAI - Garware Offshore Services Ltd is bidding for fresh contracts in Asian markets at lower rates after an earlier contract for a vessel was cancelled due to delay in its delivery by the shipyard, an official said.
Reuters India
IMO urged to widen committee’s role
Wednesday 14 January 2009
THE International Maritime Organization’s Facilitiation Committee came of age this week with calls for its greater use in combating red tape and other issues affecting the flow of maritime trade.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Access to bank credit remains open for Magsaysay group
Wednesday 14 January 2009
MAGSAYSAY Shipping Group, one of the country’s biggest, said it still has full access to credit from local banks despite the global economic crisis.
Business Mirror - Philippines
Shipowners warned of pressure to accept additional risks of piracy
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Shipowners could be pressed into shouldering more of the risks of piracy during the industry's current slump, says a leading maritime insurer.
Financial Times - London,England,UK
Norfolk lift boats firm wins £70m contracts
Wednesday 14 January 2009
An east coast company behind a new generation of “lift boats” for the offshore industry has clinched contracts worth more than $100m (about £70m) for its vessels.
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK
"Ингосстрах" за 2008г. выплатил страховых возмещений по авариям судов на 30,2 млн долл., что на 11% больше, чем в 2007г.
Wednesday 14 January 2009
14.01.2009, Москва. ОСАО "Ингосстрах" по итогам 2008г. выплатило страховых возмещений по авариям морских и речных судов на общую сумму 30,2 млн долл., что на 11% больше показателя предыдущего года (27,1 млн долл.).
РИА РосБизнесКонсалтинг - Москва,Russia
Экипаж затонувшего в Баренцевом море судна доставят в Мурманск
Wednesday 14 January 2009
15 января из Норвегии в Мурманск специальным самолетом доставят спасенных рыбаков с затонувшего в Баренцевом море судна "Топаз-А".
Российская Газета
"Адмирал Виноградов" защитил голландских моряков от нападения пиратов
Wednesday 14 January 2009
БПК "Адмирал Виноградов" под командованием, капитана 1 ранга Петра Подкопайло, выполняющий задачи по обеспечению безопасности судоходства в северо-западной части Аденского залива, в двадцати пяти милях южнее порта Аден, предотвратил
nrnews.ru
РОДСТВЕННИКИ МОРЯКОВ С ФАИНЫ БОЛЬШЕ НЕ ВЕРЯТ УКРАИНСКОЙ ВЛАСТИ
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Вчера родственники моряков с "Фаины" опубликовали открытое письмо ко всемирным гуманитарным организациям с просьбой помочь вернуть украинцев домой.
president.org.ua
34 passengers of Indonesia's sank vessel found alive
Tuesday 13 January 2009
PAREPARE, Indonesia, Jan. 13 -- Thirty four survivors and two dead bodies of a ferry that went down in Majene waters of Indonesia's West Sulawisi province had been found till 10:00 pm local time on Monday, according to an official announcement here on Tuesday.
Xinhua, China
Norwegian ship attacked by pirates
Tuesday 13 January 2009
The Norwegian ship "Viking Forcados" was attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but the pirates failed in their attempt at capturing the vessel. No one was injured in the attack.
Norway Post
Lamnalco secures refinancing facility
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Standard Chartered Bank, together with Rabobank and ING Wholesale Banking, have announced details of a US$125 million loan facility for Sharjah-based Lamnalco Group.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
CG Repatriates 100 Haitian Migrants
Tuesday 13 January 2009
MIAMI - The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned 100 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, after the Coast Guard Cutters Bear and Seneca rescued them from their grossly overloaded vessel in the waters northeast of Cuba.
Military.com
Credit crunch could derail ship safety and training efforts
Tuesday 13 January 2009
THE significant strides in vessel safety and seafarer training seen over the past few years could be lost as a result of the financial droughts caused by the downturn in the shipping markets, a leading shipmanager warned.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Kidnappers of Greek tycoon Pericles Panagopoulos demand €40m
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Kidnappers seized Greece’s top shipping magnate yesterday and reportedly demanded a ransom of €40 million (£36 million).
Times Online - UK
Lines diverting Vancouver ships as union talks go on
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Diversion of container ships from Canada’s west coast Port of Vancouver have become "significant" as marathon collective bargaining continues between waterfront employers and union foremen.
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
BRAEMAR EXPECTS THINNER TIMES IN 2009/10
Tuesday 13 January 2009
UK-based shipbroking and services group Braemar Shipping Services says in an interim management statement for the four months since the end of August that it expects lower profits from shipbroking in the next financial year.
Maritime Global Net
Indonesia admits delay in reform of sea safety
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Indonesia's government admitted yesterday it had undertaken fewer than half of the reforms planned in the past four years for its crucial maritime sector, which suffered another fatal accident at the weekend when a ferry sank.
Financial Times, UK
Флотилии идут на лом
Tuesday 13 January 2009
13 января. В нынешние непростые времена судоходные компании по всему миру каждый день продают пять торговых судов на слом. Такие данные приводятся в докладе специализированной американской компании Global Marketing.
Портал БФМ
Карпачева выступает за ратификацию Конвенции МОТ о труде в морском судоходстве
Tuesday 13 January 2009
По результатам своих производств по делам о нарушении прав на безопасность и жизнь моряков – членов экипажей судов «Леманн Тимбер», «Толстой», «Капитан Стефанос», «Фаина», «Кент Локомоушен», «Босфорус Продиджи» –
ForUm
Нигерийские пираты безуспешно пытались захватить норвежское судно
Tuesday 13 January 2009
МОСКВА, 13 янв — РИА Новости. Нигерийские пираты во вторник безуспешно попытались захватить норвежское судно, сообщает агентство Франс Пресс со ссылкой на заявление компании-судовладельца Eidesvik.
Mail.Ru
Около 20 миллионов рублей было возвращено морякам-дальневосточникам в 2008 году
Monday 12 January 2009
На итоговом заседании Совета Дальневосточной Региональной организации Российского профсоюза моряков подведены итоги работы за минувший год.
ВОСТОК-МЕДИА
Vessel firms carry fewer shipments as global crisis cuts trade
Monday 12 January 2009
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine shipping industry transported less cargo during the third quarter last year as the global crisis cut trade, resulting in fewer shipments.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
Accommodation vessel on course for second quarter completion
Monday 12 January 2009
Dan Swift, the DP 2 accommodation and support vessel under construction for J Lauritzen at Blohm & Voss in Germany is approaching completion.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Topaz subsidiary secures $42m contract with Total E&P Qatar
Monday 12 January 2009
Topaz Energy and Marine Limited, a Dubai based Offshore vessel owner and operator, announced yesterday that its subsidiary had signed a new contract with oil major Total E&P-Qatar, for two of its vessels - Topaz Jumeirah and DMS 2000 with effect from 16th February, 2009.
AME Info, United Arab Emirates
Cruise deals floated as passenger numbers slump
Monday 12 January 2009
Passenger lines are throwing out incentives to stay afloat, writes Mike Heard.
Cruise buyers can expect to find great deals in coming months as cruise lines struggle to weather the global economic downturn.
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Indonesia says nearly 250 missing in ferry sinking
Monday 12 January 2009
Indonesia - Nearly 250 people remained missing after an Indonesian ferry sank in heavy seas at the weekend, officials said on Monday, as bad weather hampered rescue efforts.
Swissinfo, Switzerland
Fate of Ukrainian Ship Captured by Pirates Hangs in the Balance
Monday 12 January 2009
Problems with Russia, the Ukraine's economy and heating sources are allowing the pirate occupied vessel to languish. Over three and a half months have passed since Somali pirates overtook the Ukrainian vessel MV Faina off the coast of this African country.
Salem-News.Com, OR
Iranian bulker released; Vela pirates drown
Monday 12 January 2009
DELIGHT, a 43,218 dwt handymax bulker owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, was sailing towards Bandar Abbas today after being freed by Somali pirates late Friday.
Lloyd's List
Keppel, Cosco Drop as Shipbuilding, Offshore Orders Terminated
Monday 12 January 2009
Keppel Corp. and Cosco Corp. Singapore Ltd. dropped in Singapore trading after customers terminated orders to build ships and offshore platforms, raising concern slowing demand will lead to more cancellations.
Your Shipbuilding News, UK
P&I premium hike to make Indian shipping operations costly
Monday 12 January 2009
Weighed down by increasing claims, P&I clubs have increased their premium rates by 15% to 25%.
Economic Times, India
Судно из Южной Америки привезло в Петербург кокаин
Monday 12 January 2009
Более 4 килограммов наркотика изъято на сухогрузе, прибывшем в Россию с фруктами.
Конкретно.ru
Греция продала Китаю право называться «Европой»
Monday 12 January 2009
Экономический кризис не останавливает китайских бизнесменов, планомерно скупающих предприятия и объекты недвижимости по всему миру. Последнее приобретение из этого списка — крупнейший морской порт Греции Пирей.
Mail.Ru
Портовые предприятия Архангельска законно и незаконно сокращают время работы сотрудников
Monday 12 January 2009
Руководство архангельского речного порта практически заставила работников подписать заявления о переходе на сокращенную рабочую неделю.
AllNW.ru
Herma to deliver new vessel to Chevron
Sunday 11 January 2009
HERMA Shipping and Transport Corp. is set to deliver a double-hulled tanker to Chevron Philippines, the country’s third-largest petroleum company, by the first quarter of the year.
Business Mirror, Philippines
Ferry capsizes in storm: dozens missing
Sunday 11 January 2009
AT LEAST 100 people were reported missing late last night when a ferry, hit by waves from a tropical cyclone, capsized in eastern Indonesia.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Relatives of Ukrainian crew on hijacked ship appeal for help
Sunday 11 January 2009
Relatives of crew members aboard a Ukrainian cargo ship that was hijacked off Somalia are appealing to international humanitarian groups for assistance.
Kyiv Post, Ukraine
Supertanker crew safe after Somali piracy ordeal
Saturday 10 January 2009
The crew of a Saudi-owned supertanker who were held hostage by Somali pirates all survived their two-month ordeal and will soon be reunited with their families, the vessel's owners said on Saturday.
New Straits Times, Malaysia
Shuogang sets JV with China Shipping
Saturday 10 January 2009
It is reported that China Shipping Group Company has signed an agreement with Shougang Group to establish a shipping company today.
SteelGuru, India
281 die in Lake Victoria vessel accidents
Saturday 10 January 2009
Marine vessels claimed 281 lives mostly of small fishermen in 73 accidents reported on Lake Victoria during the past five years, it has been learnt.
The Citizen Daily, United Republic of Tanzania
Russian Ships in Piraeus
Saturday 10 January 2009
If you're in Athens this weekend, you have a unique chance to visit Russian ships docked in Piraeus on January 11th and 13th.
About - News & Issues, NY
“Explorer” rescue operation honors for Chilean navy
Saturday 10 January 2009
The Chilean Navy was presented with the International Maritime Organization, IMO, “Bravery at Sea” award for the prompt and effective rescue operation displayed during the emergency involving cruise vessel "Explorer", which sank in Antarctica on November 22nd of 2007.
MercoPress - Montevideo,Uruguay
BALTIC DRY INDEX СНИЖАЕТСЯ ИЗ-ЗА СТАЛЬНОГО СПРОСА
Saturday 10 January 2009
В прошлом году The Baltic Dry Index упал до рекордно низкой величины на фоне уменьшения стального спроса.
ПРОМЕТАЛЛ
Owners and mutuals braced for tricky talks
Saturday 10 January 2009
AS THE shipping world moves towards its 2009 protection and indemnity policy renewals in six weeks’ time, negotiations between owners and their mutual insurers are unfolding in a sea of deep uncertainties.
Lloyd's List
SINGAPORE CELEBRATES “GOOD” 2008
Saturday 10 January 2009
THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore says the country's maritime and port sector “defied economic gravity” in the later half of 2008 to hit new highs in vessel arrival tonnage, container throughput, cargo throughput, bunkering volumes and fleet size.
Maritime Global Net
More jobs on cruise ships
Saturday 10 January 2009
More Barbadians might be able to find employment on cruise ships. This is because over the next three to four years, approximately 40 ships will be built with the intention of travelling across the globe, ensuring that the cruise ship industry becomes a US$22 billion sector.
Barbados Advocate
Заложники на "Фаине" обеспечены всем необходимым – МИД Украины
Saturday 10 January 2009
Киев. 10 января - В Министерстве иностранных дел Украины заверяют, что заложники на судне "Фаина" обеспечены всеми необходимыми запасами продуктов питания, питьевой воды и топлива. Состояние их здоровья удовлетворительное.
Интерфакс
На базе Балтийского флота затонуло учебное судно
Saturday 10 January 2009
На главной военно-морской базе Балтийского флота в Балтийске 9 января затонуло учебно-тренировочное судно УТС-257. Об этом сообщает "Интерфакс" со ссылкой на пресс-службу МЧС по Калининградской области.
DELFI.ee
Пираты утонули с 3 миллионами
Saturday 10 January 2009
Жители "пиратского" портового города сообщили, что пятеро сомалийских пиратов, которые накануне освободили саудовский супертанкер, утонули вместе с выплаченным им выкупом – тремя миллионами долларов.
MIGnews.com
Report: Coast Guard didn’t quickly help fishermen who drowned
Friday 09 January 2009
GLOUCESTER — The Coast Guard didn’t send help to a fishing boat that sank off Gloucester for more than two hours after it learned of possible trouble, the Gloucester Daily Times reported Thursday.
Boston Herald, United States
Danish Maersk increases vessel calls at ICTSI Syrian terminal
Friday 09 January 2009
MANILA, Jan. 9 -– Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) announced that Danish shipping company Maersk Line has increased vessel calls at its Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria.
Philippines News Agency
Hyundai, Korean Yards to Purchase Record Amount of Steel Plate
Friday 09 January 2009
Jan. 9 -- Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s largest shipbuilder, and two South Korean competitors will raise steel purchases by at least 11 percent to a record, bolstering Asian steelmakers reeling from the global recession.
Bloomberg
Bharati Shipyard NCD issue gets CARE ‘A+’
Friday 09 January 2009
MUMBAI: CARE has assigned ‘CARE A+’ rating to the proposed Rs 100 crore non
convertible debentures issue of Bharati Shipyard Ltd, which is to say the NCDs offer adequate safety for timely servicing and carry low credit risk.
Economic Times, India
Government of Canada makes Quebec ferries more secure
Friday 09 January 2009
QUEBEC, Jan. 8 - Ferry operators across Quebec will benefit from an investment by the Government of Canada to enhance security at marine facilities.
Canada NewsWire - Toronto,Ontario
Chinese vessel set to load 50,000 T UK wheat
Friday 09 January 2009
LONDON - A Chinese vessel is due to arrive in Southampton in southern England at the end of this week to load 50,000 tonnes of UK wheat, grain merchant Frontier Agriculture said on Thursday.
Reuters - USA
Commission infighting holds back plans to boost maritime transport
Friday 09 January 2009
A plan aimed at boosting the competitiveness of maritime transport has been held up because of a dispute between European Commission departments.
European Voice - Brussels,Belgium
Sirius Star freed
Friday 09 January 2009
THE Saudi Arabian oil tanker Sirius Star has been released by the pirates who hijacked it in November in the Indian Ocean, Agence France-Presse said, citing the leader of the pirates, Mohamed Said.
Lloyd's List
Armada Has Potential $375 Million Loss on Shipping Derivatives
Friday 09 January 2009
Jan. 9 -- Armada (Singapore) Pte, the largest casualty of the collapse in commodity shipping markets, has a potential $375 million loss on shipping derivatives, the company said in a U.S. court filing.
Bloomberg
Океанский круиз прерван в Бразилии из-за отравления пассажиров
Friday 09 January 2009
РИО-ДЕ-ЖАНЕЙРО, 9 янв. Океанский круизный лайнер был задержан в столице северо-восточного бразильского штата Баия городе Салвадор после того, как у 397 пассажиров были отмечены симптомы острого пищевого отравления, сообщило бразильское агентство санитарного надзора.
РИА Новости
Злой рог Африки
Friday 09 January 2009
Когда-то фактически изжитое, ныне морское пиратство возродилось и стремительно развивается. В значительной мере - из-за перегибов слащавого человеколюбия.
Капиталист
Российским морякам паспорта заменят удостоверением личности
Friday 09 January 2009
МОСКВА. 9 января - Дмитрий Медведев подписал закон, направленный на приведение норм российского законодательства, касающихся выдачи и применения удостоверения личности моряка, в соответствие с международным правом.
Восток Медиа
Capsized French sailor rescued successfully
Wednesday 07 January 2009
LONDON, England -- French Vendee Globe sailor Jean Le Cam has been successfully rescued by a fellow competitor from his capsized yacht in the Pacific Ocean near Cape Horn.
CNN
Norway. Marlink launches WaveCall, the next generation of maritime satellite communications
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Marlink, the world's largest maritime satellite communications integrator, has introduced WaveCall(TM) by Marlink, the next generation of its WaveCall(TM) satellite communications system for merchant and leisure vessels, providing even more efficient, affordable and versatile communications solutions.
BYM News, Spain
Oil vessel, nine crew released in Nigeria
Wednesday 07 January 2009
PARIS, Jan 7 - French oil services firm Bourbon (GPBN.PA) said on Wednesday nine crew members were released unharmed in Nigeria along with their hijacked vessel, which had been captured by unknown gunmen in speedboats on Sunday.
Reuters
New customs vessel to keep tabs on smugglers
Wednesday 07 January 2009
SURAT: The Surat Customs division will commission the newly allotted surveillance vessel Surya-Cus' at Magdalla port on Wednesday. It will help in anti-smuggling operation and patrolling on the 137-km-long coastline from Mindhola Creek in Surat district to Kavi in Bharuch district.
Times of India
TSA lines seek to manage container capacity
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Seoul: The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement has requested the Federal Maritime Commission to permit the discussion agreement's members to discuss and agree on management of carrier capacity in the eastbound trans-Pacific trade, writes The Journal of Commerce Online.
Seatradeasia-online, UK
Shipping company, Exmar, says ransoms encourage piracy
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Shipping companies that quietly pay pirates’ ransoms to recover crew and cargo are only spurring more hijackings, the chief executive of leading Belgian shipping company, Exmar, said.
Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Danaos Corporation Adds 39th Containership to Its Fleet
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Danaos Corporation announced, that it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Monaco, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 39 containerships aggregating 157,427 TEU.
CNNMoney.com - USA
New president for MISC
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Kuala Lumpur: MISC, the leading Malaysian shipowner and Petronas subsidiary, has a new top management team. Amir Hamzah bin Azizan was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MISC Berhad on 1 January 2009.
Seatradeasia-online - London,UK
Nordic American boosts tanker fleet
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Bermuda-based Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. announced yesterday that it expected earnings and dividend payments to shareholders to be boosted by the $56.7 million purchase of a double-hull Suezmax tanker.
Royal Gazette - Hamilton,Bermuda
Maersk axes 100 jobs
Wednesday 07 January 2009
AP Moller-Maersk is axing 100 jobs at its Copenhagen headquarters as part of a reorganisation that will create two new units – a Corporate Centre and service functions.
Lloyd's List
ST LAWRENCE CARGOES DOWN 5%
Wednesday 07 January 2009
LOWER imports of steel products and exports of grain pushed total cargo throughput on the St Lawrence Seaway during 2008 down 5.5% to 40.7 million tonnes, from 43,010m tonnes in 2007.
Maritime Global Net
Российский флот спасает суда от пиратов
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Большой противолодочный корабль Тихоокеанского флота "Адмирал Виноградов" начал проводку конвоя из двух судов в районе Африканского Рога, где действуют сомалийские пираты.
Дни.Ру
Пираты освободили турецкое торговое судно
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Двадцать моряков с сухогруза Yasa Neslihan провели в плену больше двух месяцев
Комсомольская правда
Death vessel firm fined £500,000
Tuesday 06 January 2009
A Norwegian firm has been fined 5m kroner - almost £500,000 - after one of its vessels capsized off the coast of Scotland, with the loss of eight lives.
BBC News, UK
Adequate safety precautions, contingency measures for vessels
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Vessel owners and on-board personnel must take adequate safety precautions and have in place contingency measures for every intended voyage, the Director of Marine, Mr Roger Tupper, said this afternoon.
Media Newswire, NY
CG Stops 4 Unsafe Passenger Operations
Tuesday 06 January 2009
YANKEETOWN, Fla. – Boarding team members from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown stopped four unsafe passenger vessels operating on the Crystal River, Fla., and in the vicinity of Homosassa, Fla.
Military.com
Pirates take French ship, nine hostages
Tuesday 06 January 2009
PARIS (Jan 6, 2009): Pirates off the Nigerian coast have seized a French ship and taken its nine crew members hostage, the ship owners said yesterday in Paris.
The Sun Daily, Malaysia
Østensjø Rederi wins new deal with Shell
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Østensjø Rederi in Norway has been awarded a contract by Shell UK Limited to provide platform supply duties to offshore installations in the North Sea.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Security rules keep some from shore leave
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Adolf Adrion, chairman and chief executive of Hapag-Lloyd, recalls his days as an able seaman with nostalgia. In those days, young men went to sea to see the world, as well as to earn a living. Times have changed.
www.breakbulk.com - Newark,NJ,USA
Talks continue to avoid strike that threatens shutdown of B.C. ports
Tuesday 06 January 2009
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Negotiations continue between unionized port workers and their employers to avoid a strike that could halt imports and exports along the B.C. coast.
The Canadian Press - VANCOUVER, B.C
Euroseas cuts charter rates for boxship duo
Tuesday 06 January 2009
NASDAQ-listed Euroseas has revealed it has renegotiated lower charter rates for two containerships it owns, writes Michelle Wiese Bockmann.
Lloyd's List
Taiwan's Evergreen Marine to build 100 container ships
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Taipei - Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, expecting recovery of the global economy by 2012, plans to order 100 container ships and boost its competitiveness, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Monsters and Critics.com
CONTAINER SHIPPING INDUSTRY FACES AN ABUNDANCE OF QUESTIONS
Tuesday 06 January 2009
What will the container shipping industry look like when it emerges from its current funk? When will global containerized trade resume its growth? Will the volume grow fast enough to absorb the surplus of vessel capacity that is hanging over the market? How long will that overcapacity keep rates at rock-bottom levels? Will carriers ever learn?
Shipping Digest, New Jersey
Сомалийские пираты предприняли очередную попытку захвата судна в Аденском заливе.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Сомалийские пираты предприняли попытку захвата судна в Аденском заливе, шедшего под флагом Сьера-Леоне с 32 китайскими моряками на борту.
РБК Украина
Нападение на французское судно
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Пиратам удалось угнать французское судно, на борту которого пребывало девять членов команды. Информацию о захвате судна неподалеку от южного побережья Нигерии подтвердил владелец.
Израильские новости
Missing Man Found Safe
Monday 05 January 2009
The search for a missing 45-year-old man who left the San Diego Yacht Club on Thurdsay morning and was expected to arrive in Dana Point later that night, has been called off the Coast Guard said.
MSNBC
French warship captures 19 Somali pirates
Monday 05 January 2009
PARIS - A French warship captured 19 Somali pirates on Sunday when it came to the rescue of two cargo ships threatened in the Gulf of Aden, the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy said.
Reuters South Africa
Mermaid Marine Australia cancels proposed purchase of US$18.2 mln worth AHTS vessel
Monday 05 January 2009
1/5/2009 - Mermaid Marine Australia Ltd said it withdrew from the purchase of a new US$18.2 million worth AHTS vessel flagged for delivery around January 2009. The vessel was to form part of the company's core spot market fleet.
RTT News, NY
Remedial Offshore launches first Elevating Support Vessel
Monday 05 January 2009
Remedial Offshore launched its first Elevating Support Vessel (ESV) on December 16th, when the unit was skidded onto a quayside barge at COSCO Nantong Shipyard.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Coast Guard Finally Sets Oil Vessels' Firefighting Response Times
Monday 05 January 2009
Eleven years after rulemaking efforts began to ensure that ships carrying group I-IV petroleum oils are adequately equipped to handle salvage and marine firefighting as required by their mandatory vessel response plans, the U.S. Coast Guard has published a final rule that clarifies the planholders' responsibilities and required response times.
Occupational Health Safety, TX
3 men survive 24-day sea ordeal
Monday 05 January 2009
THREE men from Kiribati who drifted without food and water for 24 days at sea arrived safely in Honiara yesterday after a fishing vessel rescued them.
Solomon Star, Solomon Islands
Chinese sailor recalls terror of Somali kidnapping
Monday 05 January 2009
BEIJING — A Chinese sailor who spent 202 days being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia has told of his fear and horror while in captivity, with the worst moment coming when one of his crewmates was murdered.
AFP
Year gets off to a slow start for offshore support vessels
Monday 05 January 2009
CHARTER rates for North Sea offshore support vessels dropped to a six-month low as demand slowed in the first few days of this year.
Lloyd's List
Dry bulk market shows signs of recovery
Monday 05 January 2009
THE dry bulk market slump is expected to continue into this quarter due to the uncertainties in demand of iron ore transportation although it has shown slight signs of revival in mid-December.
Malaysia Star
В порт Ляньюньган впервые зашло грузовое судно водоизмещением 190 тыс тонн
Monday 05 January 2009
Нанкин, 5 января -- 2 января судно с 190 тыс тонн импортного железорудного песка покинуло порт Ляньюньган /пров. Цзянсу/, завершив выгрузку груза. Это крупнейшее среди грузовых судов, заходивших в данный порт в течение 76 лет после его открытия.
Агентство Синьхуа
ВМФ России получит базы за границей
Monday 05 January 2009
Генштаб полностью поддержал позицию Главкомата Военно-морского флота России о необходимости создания пунктов базирования кораблей за рубежом.
Маяк
Николаевский морской торговый порт увеличивает количество инвестиционных программ
Monday 05 January 2009
НИКОЛАЕВ, 5 января. Сейчас в порту активно реализуется четыре инвестиционных программы: действуют нефтяной терминал и терминал по обработке генеральных грузов "Метинвест",
Украинское национальное информационное агентст
Ferry capsizes in eastern Nepal
Sunday 04 January 2009
At least 35 people, mostly women and children, are believed to be missing after a ferry capsized on a river in eastern Nepal, local officials say.
BBC News, UK
Coast Guard airlifts girl from cruise ship
Sunday 04 January 2009
GALVESTON – A 14-year-old girl aboard a cruise ship bound for Galveston had to be airlifted off the ship Saturday after she fainted.
Daily News - Galveston County, TX
Tanker profits to be volatile this year
Sunday 04 January 2009
Tanker owners in the region will this year rake in reasonably high profits from voyages made at lucrative routes from the Middle East, although profit margins will remain volatile, say industry players and analysts.
Emirates Business 24/7, United Arab Emirates
Intrepid against hazards, our sailors are poorly paid
Sunday 04 January 2009
FILIPINOS are arguably the best and most sought-after seafarers in the world.
But given the pressures and hazards of working at sea, they do not get compensated enough. They work in unfair labor arrangements.
Manila Times - Philippines
Close ports to terror ship: whaling body
Sunday 04 January 2009
The Australian and New Zealand governments should close their ports to an anti-whaling vessel committing "criminal acts" in the Southern Ocean, says the Japan Whaling Association (JWA).
Sydney Morning Herald
Hanjin unit inks Algeciras logistics deal
Sunday 04 January 2009
HANJIN Shipping’s Spanish subsidiary, Total Terminal International Algeciras [TTIA], will set up a logistics operation in the port’s immediate hinterland to encourage trade between shippers in South Korea and southern Spain.
Lloyd's List
В Непале перевернулось судно, без вести пропали 35 человек.
Sunday 04 January 2009
На реке Саптакоси на востоке Непала перевернулось судно, на борту которого находились более 50 пассажиров.
Завтра.ua
Движение судов на шанхайском участке р. Янцзы разрешается со скоростью не более 15 узлов
Sunday 04 January 2009
Шанхай, 4 января -- Отныне движение судов на шанхайском участке реки Янцзы разрешается со скоростью не более 15 узлов. Такое решение приняло городское управление по морским делам.
Агентство Синьхуа
Сегодня - год со дня трагедии судна "Нафтогаз-67"
Sunday 04 January 2009
Сегодня исполняется год с того момента, когда экипаж судна "Нафтогаз-67" отправился в свой рейс из Гонконга. Уже через несколько месяцев - в марте - судно столкнулось с китайским сухогрузом "Яо-хай" и затонуло.
Подробности
Водолазы помогут ликвидировать течь в корпусе сухогруза "Карделия"
Sunday 04 January 2009
В Керченском проливе четыре водолаза-глубоководника прибыли на судно "Карделия" и приступили к осмотру пробоины, сообщили в администрации порта "Кавказ".
Вести.Ru
Somali pirates hijack Yemeni tanker ship in the Arabian Sea
Saturday 03 January 2009
Sana'a, Yemen - Somali pirates hijacked a Yemeni tanker ship carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of diesel in the Arabian Sea on Saturday, Yemen's Defence Ministry said.
Monsters and Critics.com
India Thanks Malaysia For Saving Tanker
Saturday 03 January 2009
NEW DELHI, Jan 3 -- India has thanked Malaysia for saving one of its tankers from being hijacked by armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden and called on the global community to help wipe out increasing piracy on the high seas.
Bernama, Malaysia
HC orders arrest of a Greek vessel
Saturday 03 January 2009
CHENNAI: Arrest' of a foreign ship in Indian waters or its forced sale for salary and tax defaults does not occur often. But, the Madras high
court rushed to the rescue of 23 foreign sailors 20 Myanmarese and three Viatnamese and ordered the arrest of a Greek vessel flying Panama flag last month.
Times of India
Dearth of fresh orders to hit shipyards
Saturday 03 January 2009
Mumbai: Indian ship makers may maintain profit growth in 2009-10 but order flows will deteriorate further as shipping services firms, stung by a credit crisis and plunging sea rates, put expansion plans on hold and cancel orders.
Livemint, India
NIMASA-ISAN set to harmonise IMO agreement
Saturday 03 January 2009
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the Indigenous Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, ISAN, have set up a joint technical committee to harmonise the modalities for the implementation of the International Maritime Organization,
Nigerian Tribune
GENCO CAPESIZE NEWBUILDING CHARTERED AT $65,000/DAY
Saturday 03 January 2009
GENCO Shipping & Trading says it has fixed a capesize newbuilding at US$65,000 a day. The 170,500 dwt Genco Hadrian the sixth of nine capesize vessels is is buying from companies within the Metrostar Management Corporation group.
Maritime Global Net
Danish navy intervenes against pirates in Gulf of Aden
Saturday 03 January 2009
Copenhagen - Danish authorities on Saturday were in consultation with the Netherlands over the fate of five suspected pirates captured after an attempted piracy attack off the Somalian coast against a ship registered in the Netherlands Antilles.
Earthtimes, UK
На Дунае активизировались пираты
Saturday 03 January 2009
За прошедший 2008 год на Дунае резко участились нападения пиратов на грузовые речные суда, сообщает немецкая Die Welt. Пираты активно действуют в плохо охраняемых гаванях, а также в притоках.
Lenta.ru
"Аталанта" отбивает нападения пиратов
Saturday 03 January 2009
Корабли ВМФ Франции и Дании в рамках миссии ЕС "Аталанта" предотвратили у берегов Сомали нападения пиратов на 2 торговых судна. Еще одно нападение отбили ВС других стран стран. Египетское судно пиратам удалось захватить.
Deutsche Welle
В Керченском проливе сел на мель сухогруз
Saturday 03 January 2009
Судно, перевозившее пшеницу в Грузию, получило пробоину и экипаж сейчас откачивает воду
Комсомольская правда
С мая в Стокгольм будет курсировать другой паром
Saturday 03 January 2009
С мая 2009 года из Риги в Стокгольм будет курсировать другой паром. Вместо старого парома Regina Baltica в столицу Швеции компания Tallink запускает паром Romantika. Об этом пишет сегодня NRA.
DELFI .lv
Officials search for cruise ship employee
Saturday 03 January 2009
MIAMI: The Coast Guard is searching the waters off Florida for a cruise ship employee who reportedly fell overboard.
MSNBC
Crew fight off pirates with water jets off Somalia
Friday 02 January 2009
ATHENS, Greece — Crewmen fired high pressure water jets to fight off heavily armed Somali pirates trying to board a Greek oil tanker in the dangerous Gulf of Aden on Friday in the fourth such attack since the start of the year, authorities said.
Houston Chronicle, United States
Smooth sailing for shipping counters
Friday 02 January 2009
Stocks of ship-building companies have been witnessing sharp rise in price with increased trading volumes.
Truth about Trade & Technology, IA
К «Неустрашимому» присоединился Тихоокеанский флот
Friday 02 January 2009
МОСКВА, 2 января. Отряд боевых кораблей Тихоокеанского флота ВМФ России во главе с большим противолодочным кораблем «Адмирал Виноградов» зашел в Аравийское море.
Росбалт.RU
Kochi shipyard converts fishing vessel to seismic survey ship
Friday 02 January 2009
Kochi, Jan 2. Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), India’s largest ship building yard, has successfully converted a Singaporean fishing vessel into a seismic survey vessel, the company said here Friday.
Thaindian.com
Police Unearth Drugs Aboard Vessel
Friday 02 January 2009
Two persons are in Police custody following a drug bust yesterday by members of the Police Marine Department.
Platinum News Online, British Virgin Islands
First Indian Maritime University in city
Friday 02 January 2009
CHENNAI: A maritime academic institution, the Indian Maritime University, was
inaugurated on Wednesday by chief minister M Karunanidhi. The university, the first of its kind in the country, is expected to play a vital role in producing professionals for the shipping industry.
Times of India
Victoria somewhat insulated from effects of potential port strike
Friday 02 January 2009
A possible strike that could paralyze B.C.’s ports starting today could have implications here if the dispute drags on.
Victoria News - BC, Canada
Coast Guard Repatriates 8 Cuban Migrants
Friday 02 January 2009
MIAMI - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke repatriated eight Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
Military.com
India abandons search for 300 migrants
Friday 02 January 2009
KOLKATA -- The Indian Coast Guard called off its search Friday for 300 illegal migrants who went missing after abandoning their boat near a remote island chain in the Bay of Bengal last week.
Inquirer.net, Philippines
The Port of Montreal Welcomes The First Ocean-going Vessel of 2009
Friday 02 January 2009
MONTREAL - Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), welcomed this Thursday morning Captain M. H. Rossiter, Master of the Maersk Patras, and his crew.
Canada NewsWire
Флот ЕС отбил у пиратов греческий танкер
Friday 02 January 2009
Военно-морская миссия Евросоюза предотвратила захват пиратами греческого танкера в Аденском заливе.
Дни.Ру
Сомалийские пираты готовы отпустить одно из суден без выкупа
Friday 02 January 2009
Саудовская Аравия договорилась с сомалийскими пиратами об освобождении супертанкера Sirius Star без выкупа, сообщает "ИТАР-ТАСС" со ссылкой на сомалийское частную радиостанцию.
ForUm
Ship captain sentenced in dumping case
Wednesday 31 December 2008
The captain of a South Korean-owned bulk cargo ship was sentenced to two months home detention in the United States for ordering workers to throw oil-contaminated debris overboard while en route to Washington.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Trouble hits two passenger vessels at sea
Wednesday 31 December 2008
MANILA, Philippines - A total of 710 passengers nearly got stranded at sea Wednesday when two sea vessels encountered problems during voyage, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
International aid ship rammed on way to Gaza
Wednesday 31 December 2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A boat carrying international peace activists and medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip was turned back and damaged by the Israeli navy yesterday, Israel and organizers of the trip said.
Edmonton Sun, Canada
Cosco Falls on Outlook for 1st Profit Drop in 6 Years
Wednesday 31 December 2008
Dec. 31 -- Cosco Corp. Singapore Ltd., the shipbuilding unit of China’s biggest shipping company, had its steepest decline in almost three weeks in Singapore after saying 2008 profit may fall for the first time in six years.
Bloomberg
Steamship Mutual Launches Crew Pre-Employment Medical Exam
Wednesday 31 December 2008
The London-based marine insurer Steamship Mutual, a leading P&I Club, announced that it is launching a structured Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) scheme.
Insurance Journal - San Diego,CA,USA
ISRO to develop vigilance satellite
Wednesday 31 December 2008
CHENNAI: Plans are afoot to develop a low-cost satellite to monitor ships and small fishing vessels in Indian waters. The satellite will be developed by the shipping ministry in partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation, a top official of the shipping ministry said on Tuesday.
Times of India
Port Talks Continue
Wednesday 31 December 2008
Talks will continue this weekend to settle a contract dispute that threatens to shut down B-C ports, including Prince Rupert's.
CFTKTV - Terrace,BC,Canada
Somalia pirates hold 300 sailors captive - Russian shipping daily
Wednesday 31 December 2008
MOSCOW, December 31 - Over 300 sailors are being kept hostage by Somali pirates, who have dealt a severe blow to busy shipping routes off the East African state, a Russian maritime news website said on Wednesday.
RIA Novosti, Russia
USA. CBP seizes $5.5 million worth of cocaine at Port of Miami
Wednesday 31 December 2008
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 373 pounds of cocaine hidden in furniture in a container at the Port of Miami Monday. Estimated street value of the narcotics is $5.5 million.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Salvors battle to free Fedra's bow
Wednesday 31 December 2008
WORK is under way to free the bow section of the Fedra, the Greek-operated bulk carrier that broke in two after running aground at Gibraltar’s Europa Point last October.
Lloyd's List
"Совкомфлот" планирует дальнейшее расширение деятельности
Wednesday 31 December 2008
Председатель Правительства РФ Владимир Путин провел рабочую встречу с генеральным директором ОАО "Совкомфлот" Сергеем Франком, сообщает пресс-служба компании.
SeaNews
Морские кошки не выдержали конкуренции
Wednesday 31 December 2008
SuperSeaCat, единственное, что оставалось от Silja Line, не выдержав конкуренции,
Postimees
Wattisham crews called into action
Tuesday 30 December 2008
HELICOPTER crews from RAF Wattisham were called in to action twice to help coastguards after two men went missing in Kent and a man was taken ill at sea.
East Anglian Daily Times, UK
Thousands Rally Against Samsung Over SKorea's Worst Oil Spill
Tuesday 30 December 2008
SEOUL -- About 3,000 residents hit by South Korea's worst oil spill protested Tuesday outside the headquarters of the Samsung Group, whose vessel was blamed for causing the leakage.
EasyBourse.com, France
Owners Of Vessel Still In Talks With Somalian Pirates
Tuesday 30 December 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: The owners of Masindra 7, a Port Kelang registered vessel which was seized by pirates in Somalian waters on 16 Dec, are still in talks with the captors over the release of the vessel and its 11 crew members.
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia
Talks continuing in Port of Oakland union dispute
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Negotiations aimed at resolving a dispute over which union should unload a vessel carrying steel for the Bay Bridge seismic retrofit project continued past 5 p.m. today, according to Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney and a union leader.
San Jose Mercury News, USA
Broadband Maritime conference will address latest challenges
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Against a backdrop of increasingly frequent - and increasingly violent - piracy, a new conference, Broadband Maritime: New Communications Networking Offshore & the High-Seas 2009 (BM 2009) has been convened. Developing Telecoms is proud to be a media sponsor of this conference.
Developing Telecoms - USA
AMA moves against unemployment among youths
Tuesday 30 December 2008
The African Maritime Academy has embarked on an aggressive youth empowerment drive to address the unemployment problem in the country in particular and Africa in general.
The Punch - Lagos,Nigeria
Way out of Port congestion — Maritime stakeholders
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Maritime experts in Africa and the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) have identified what is causing persistent port congestion in Nigeria.
Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
Big boxships join anchored fleet
Tuesday 30 December 2008
CONTAINERSHIP owners are now prepared to leave even their very large vessels idle as market conditions continue to worsen.
Lloyd's List
10 pregnant women among group of 139 migrants
Tuesday 30 December 2008
An estimated 139 irregular migrants are being conveyed to Malta, after they were rescued off the high seas by an Armed Forces of Malta's patrol vessel in a position around 87 nautical miles, south-south-west of Malta.
Malta Independent Online
EXPORT ABCS: CARGO INSURANCE
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Most people involved in international trade, with the exception of insurers themselves, have only a slight grasp of cargo-insurance basics. There are several reasons, and the main one is that most things work.
Florida Shipper, New Jersey
Одесские моряки встретят Новый год с сомалийскими пиратами
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Одесские моряки вместе с другими с судна «Фаина» встретят Новый год в плену. Переговоры по их освобождению продолжаются, но шансов на то, что судовладельцам удастся достигнуть договоренности по цене вопроса до 1 января, очень мало.
Информационный сайт Одессы
Китай намерен за шесть лет спустить на воду два своих авианосца
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Китай намерен в 2009 году начать и к 2015 году завершить строительству двух своих первых авианосцев среднего класса водоизмещением 50-60 тыс. тонн с неядерными силовыми установками.
Известия
На дальнем рейде Одесского порта появилось судно-«призрак»
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Экипаж теплохода «Lucky Tramp» требует от судовладельца двухмесячного жалования. Моряки заявляют об аварийном состоянии судна и хотят на берег.
Новости N
2d incident involving an LNG tanker off coast stirs critics
Monday 29 December 2008
The US Coast Guard aided a disabled tanker carrying liquefied natural gas early yesterday after it went adrift 16 miles northeast of Provincetown. It was the second time this year an LNG tanker broke down near the state's coastline.
Boston Globe, United States
Vessel capsize: bodies of two migrants found
Monday 29 December 2008
Port Blair: The bodies of two migrants, out of the 303 people, believed to be dead when they jumped into the sea from a drifting vessel to find a shore, were recovered late last night by search parties off Sandy Point of Little Andaman Island.
The Week, India
LNG CARRIER BREAKS DOWN OFF BOSTON
Monday 29 December 2008
THE laden 126,538 cu m LNG carrier Suez Matthew broke down off Boston just before midnight on Saturday.
Maritime Global Net
Survey to examine salvage hopes
Monday 29 December 2008
Salvage experts are to carry out a second underwater survey on the sunken Asgard II this month to determine if the boat can be raised from the seabed.
The Press Association
Hutchison drops bid for Thessaloniki operations
Monday 29 December 2008
A GROUP led by Hutchison Port Holdings has withdrawn its bid to develop new container facilities at Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest port.
Lloyd's List
London meeting discusses key issues
Monday 29 December 2008
In addition to its well-publicised response to the current situation regarding piracy, in which the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) urged all governments and the shipping industry to intensify and coordinate their efforts to eradicate these unlawful acts,
GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Dead sailor identified
Monday 29 December 2008
A US Navy Sailor, who died in an accident at Mina Salman port on Christmas Day, was yesterday identified as Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice (MASA) Joshua D Seitz.
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
Shipping Bust Succeeds A Big Boom
Monday 29 December 2008
Rates in the global shipping market have fallen sharply from a record high.
Forbes, NY
Maersk pullout from Charleston port has uncertain impact here
Monday 29 December 2008
Economic development leaders are hesitant to speculate about how Orangeburg County would be affected if the S.C. State Ports Authority’s largest shipping customer pulls out of the Port of Charleston.
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC
Wishes, Hopes and Counter-negotiations Due to US Desire to Destroy Somalia
Monday 29 December 2008
As the real MV FAINA negotiations have blown up, and new, counter-negotiations have been undertaken with the involvement of ominous forces, the MV FAINA crew spent Christmas far from their relatives and with increased concern about their fate.
American Chronicle, CA
Посредник связался с пиратами
Monday 29 December 2008
Посредник компании Iskomarine Shipping связался с пиратами и начал переговоры относительно условий освобождения судна “Bosphorus Prodigy”, сообщили SeaNews в Минтранссвязи Украины.
SeaNews
Черное море окружают страны, которые "ссорятся между собой каждый день"
Monday 29 December 2008
Упадок и бедность. Красивейшие пейзажи. Это Черное море, воды которого чаще бороздят военные корабли, а не круизные суда.
ЛІГА.net
Chinese ships head to Somalia, Japan may follow
Friday 26 December 2008
BEIJING/TOKYO, Dec 26. - Three Chinese naval vessels left for Somalia on Friday to help tackle piracy in a sign of the country's rising global clout, and Japan said it may soon follow suit.
Reuters UK
Supreme Court backs seizure of cargo ship
Friday 26 December 2008
THE Supreme Court has validated the government’s forfeiture of a cargo vessel used to import 35,000 bags of rice illegally in 2001.
Manila Standard Today, Philippines
The eleventh dry-cargo ship of Karelia project was launched at Onego ship-building factory
Friday 26 December 2008
The new steam-ship has received the name of Vladimir Noskov in honour of the Нonoured Worker of the White-Sea - Onego shipping company, electrician Vladimir Stepanovich Noskov's .
News of the Republic of Karelia, Russia
S.Korea Hanwha seeks to delay Daewoo shipyard deal
Friday 26 December 2008
South Koreas Hanwha Group, the preferred buyer for a controlling stake in Daewoo Shipbuilding, is seeking to delay payment for the acquisition due to funding constraints, raising concerns the deal could collapse.
Your Shipbuilding News, UK
ISO establishes cooperation with International Mobile Satellite Organization
Friday 26 December 2008
ISO and the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was approved at the Twentieth Session of the IMSO Assembly held from 29 September to 3 October 2008.
The FINANCIAL - Tbilisi,Georgia
SLPA records highest container traffic
Friday 26 December 2008
The Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), has handled the highest ever container volume (TEUs) in the year 2007, recording a throughput of 1,834,734 TEUs. This is an increase of 5.2 percent compared to year 2006.
The Island - Columbo,Sri Lanka
Swiss vessel crosses Gulf of Aden unscathed
Friday 26 December 2008
A vessel of the Swiss merchant fleet has safely crossed the Gulf of Aden which has been threatened by Somali pirates.
Swissinfo - Switzerland
Bangladesh accuses Indian ships of entering its waters
Friday 26 December 2008
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh accused India Friday of sending ships into its territory to explore for gas in a mineral-rich, disputed stretch of water in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.
AFP
Martin Marietta resumes shipping interrupted by dock collapse
Friday 26 December 2008
AULD’S COVE — The quarry here has resumed shipping, after a dock collapse on Nov. 14 prevented it from moving its product.
Cape Breton Post, Canada
Российское судно поможет аргентинским полярникам
Friday 26 December 2008
Российское судно "Василий Головнин" прибыло в четверг в Буэнос-Айрес, чтобы принять грузы и доставить их на аргентинские полярные станции в Антарктиде.
Вести.Ru
Судно с украинско-грузинским экипажем село на мель в Эгейском море
Friday 26 December 2008
Грузовое судно с украинско-грузинским экипажем село на мель в Эгейском море, пострадавших нет, сообщила РИА Новости в четверг представитель министерства торгового флота Греции.
РИА Новости
С пиратами, захватившими турецкое судно, общаются без третьих лиц
Friday 26 December 2008
КИЕВ, 26 декабря. Начались переговоры об освобождении турецкого судна Bosphorus Prodigy с 8 гражданами Украины на борту, захваченного 16 декабря сомалийскими пиратами. Об этом сообщает пресс-служба МИД Украины.
Росбалт.RU
Global LNG ship orders slump to lowest in a decade
Thursday 25 December 2008
The world’s biggest shipyards led by Samsung Heavy Industries Co and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, will record the lowest liquefied natural gas tanker orders in a decade, as charter rates halve, a consultant said.
The Punch, Nigeria
Mobile Container Terminal lands new shipping service
Thursday 25 December 2008
The new, $300 million Mobile Container Terminal is getting a third service starting Jan. 29, Denmark-based shipper A.P. Moller-Maersk Group announced on Tuesday.
Press-Register - al.com, AL
German warship, chopper foil pirate attack on Egyptian ship
Thursday 25 December 2008
Kuala Lumpur - A German warship and helicopter on Thursday succeeded in foiling an attempt by pirates to board an Egyptian bulk carrier travelling in the troubled Gulf of Aden off Somalia's coast.
TopNews, Arkansas
Nigeria: Nimasa, Isan On Collision Course Over Single Hull Ship Deadline
Thursday 25 December 2008
Uncertainty surrounds the fate of ship owners, who still use single hull ships on Nigerian waters, as the meeting between the Indigenous Ship Owners Association (ISAN) and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) held on Monday could not resolve the disagreement over the implementation date.
AllAfrica.com, Washington
Coast Guard to begin operating LRIT system
Thursday 25 December 2008
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard announced the scheduled start date for the new long-range identification and tracking system designed to enhance maritime security.
Middle East Times - Cairo,Egypt
While Canada focuses on military in North, EU could 'steal' Arctic agenda: Experts
Thursday 25 December 2008
Canada is being slowly pushed aside as the rest of the world sets the agenda for opening up the rapidly melting Arctic, say leading northern experts.
The Canadian Press
New seismic vessel coming up for PVEP
Thursday 25 December 2008
VUNG TAU, VIETNAM: PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corp. (PVEP) is expected to add a 2-D seismic vessel to its operating fleet in Vietnam next January.
EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA
CLASSNK PASSES 160M GT MARK
Thursday 25 December 2008
NIPPON Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) says the total tonnage on its register has passed the 160 million gross tonnage mark for the first time.
Maritime Global Net
SHI seeks cap on oil spill liability
Thursday 25 December 2008
SAMSUNG Heavy Industries is seeking to cap its liability for the Hebei Spirit oil spill at Won5bn ($38m) after applying to a court in Seoul to limit compensation paid to residents in Taean on the country’s west coast.
Lloyd's List
Liberia: Govt to Reform Maritime Program
Thursday 25 December 2008
The Commissioner of the Bureau of Maritime Affairs, Binyah Kessely says Liberia is in transition from a Maritime Program to a Maritime Nation.
AllAfrica.com, Washington
"Сорус" распродает флот
Thursday 25 December 2008
Российская компания «Сорус», занимающаяся перевозками фруктов, выставила весь свой флот рефрижераторных судов на продажу, сообщает TradeWinds.
SeaNews
Сомалийский гамбит
Thursday 25 December 2008
Прошло чуть больше месяца с момента захвата нефтетанкера Sirius Star, и история с сомалийскими пиратами получила логическое продолжение.
Политком.ru
Indian Sailors Protest Officers' Sentencing In Korea
Wednesday 24 December 2008
12/24/2008 The shipping community in India has stepped up its campaign over the sentencing of two Indian seafarers, Captain Jasprit Chawla and chief officer Chetan Syam, in South Korea in connection with an oil spill in Korean waters in December 2007, media reports said.
RTT News, NY
Shipping company sues its own cargo in Norfolk court
Wednesday 24 December 2008
A Spanish company with a ship chartered at Lynnhaven Anchorage is suing a rather unusual defendant: its cargo, about 2,000 metric tons of steel.
The Virginian-Pilot, VA
Japan navy may embark on anti-piracy mission
Wednesday 24 December 2008
TOKYO - Tokyo may divert a naval vessel from an Indian Ocean mission to guard Japanese ships seen as under threat from pirates off Somalia, a newspaper reported on Wednesday, as China readies to send destroyers to the area.
Reuters South Africa
Port operator braced after slump in international trade
Wednesday 24 December 2008
MERSEY Docks operator Peel Ports is bracing itself for a downturn following an alarming slump in international trade.
LDPBusiness, UK
No union agreement yet in Port of Vancouver talks
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Contract negotiations between dockyard employers and unionized foremen at western Canadian ports, aimed at preventing a strike or lock-out as early as Jan. 2, "are looking very dim," an employer spokesman said
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
Groseclose ‘hopeful’ for Maersk compromise
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Lawmakers, union officials, port executives and Maersk representatives gathered for a several-hour meeting Monday afternoon in Charleston. It was a sign that the shipping line’s decision to leave the Port of Charleston by 2011 might not be so final.
Charleston Regional Business
Skuld latest marine mutual victim of credit crisis
Wednesday 24 December 2008
NORWAY’S Skuld has emerged as the latest marine mutual casualty of the 2008 financial crisis, with plummeting investments almost halving its free reserve bulwark.
Lloyd's List
Cement maker Holcim gives vessel management to group
Wednesday 24 December 2008
CEMENT maker Holcim Philippines Manufacturing Corp. has assigned the technical management of its vessels to Magsaysay Shipmanagement Inc., a part of the country’s biggest shipping firm the Magsaysay Group.
Business Mirror, Philippines
Relatives of Faina sailors urge US president to influence American that interferes with negotiations
Wednesday 24 December 2008
KYIV, December 24. Relatives of Faina crew members and the ship owner appealed to the US president and US Ambassador to Ukraine with a letter.
BSANNA NEWS, Ukraine
Группа FESCO приняла в состав флота новый контейнеровоз
Wednesday 24 December 2008
23 декабря на верфи Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa, Польша, состоялась церемония приемки нового контейнеровоза серии B170-V/2 FESCO VORONEZH.
Новости Владивостока на VL.ru
Минтранс РФ подготовит предложения по господдержке морских и речных транспортных структур - Иванов
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Министерству транспорта и соответствующим ведомствам поручено подготовить комплекс мер по государственной поддержке ключевых транспортных структур, в первую очередь морских и речных, сообщил вице-премьер РФ Сергей Иванов, открывая итоговое заседание Морской коллегии.
Гудок
Освобождение «Фаины» превратилось в торговлю людскими судьбами?!
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Уже больше 3 недель прошло с того момента, когда судовладелец, вместе с командой переговорщиков, достигли той стадии переговоров с пиратами, когда было возможным говорить о реальных и конкретных сроках освобождения теплохода «Фаина» и его экипажа.
Информационный сайт Одессы
Water Vessel Discharges Now Require Permit
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Vessel owners and operators who had previously been exempt from the Clean Water Act will now require a permit when operating in U.S. waters beginning December 19.
Occupational Health Safety, TX
Vale Said to Pay Rongsheng $240 Million, Keeps Ship Orders
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Dec. 23 -- Cia. Vale do Rio Doce, the biggest iron-ore supplier, paid an initial $240 million to China’s Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry Group Co. for 12 bulk carriers, allaying concern the orders would be canned, two executives said.
Bloomberg
Cruise industry at risk
Tuesday 23 December 2008
The following letter was sent to federal and provincial politicians Monday.
During my tenure as Chairman of the Saint John Port Authority, no issue has arisen which is more urgent than that of berth extensions on our east side.
Telegraph-Journal, Canada
Gem takes delivery of 11th vessel
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's largest independent commercial product tanker operator, has taken delivery of the second of two tankers expected this year from Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), one of the world’s largest ship makers.
Trade Arabia, Bahrain
Two California ports want to boost growth at idle time
Tuesday 23 December 2008
LOS ANGELES - Union dockworkers are finding there isn't enough work to go around. Big cargo ships are joining the ranks of the unemployed.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette - AR,USA
Maritime Union to pursue further action over spy
Tuesday 23 December 2008
The Maritime Union is looking at further action in the police spy scandal following discussions by national officials.
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
CHEMICAL CARGO MISDESCRIPTION CAUSES FIRE
Tuesday 23 December 2008
THE London P&I Club says one of its members recently suffered an onboard fire as a result of the wilful misdescription by shippers of a chemical cargo.
Maritime Global Net
Faulty chart blamed for Sea Diamond sinking
Tuesday 23 December 2008
AN INVESTIGATION into the causes of the Sea Diamond casualty off the Aegean island of Santorini in April last year appears to have cleared the Louis Group, which owned and operated the ship, and the vessel’s master.
Lloyd's List
'The Russians are coming'
Tuesday 23 December 2008
The Russians are coming - but they're asking for permission. The Russian nuclear-powered vessel the Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) is due to visit Cape Town from January 9 to 15. As it's a nuclear ship, it has to get special permission to anchor at an SA port.
Independent Online, South Africa
Страховой Дом ВСК выплатил $800 тыс. владельцу теплохода «Лотос»
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Судно с грузом на борту направлялось из немецкого порта Любек в Санкт-Петербург. При следовании в Балтийском море вследствие навигационной ошибки капитана судно село на камни в Финском заливе, вблизи о. Родшер.
forINSURER.com
Одесскую прокуратуру насторожила "распродажа" имущества "Черазморпути"
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Представители исполнительной службы продали 3 судна предприятия за 450 тыс.грн, несмотря на то, что в одно из них было вложено более 3 миллионов гривен.
СЕГОДНЯ
Пираты ограбили следовавшее в Камерун пассажирское судно
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Следовавшее из Нигерии в Камерун судно Ashuka с почти 400 пассажирами на борту подверглось нападению десяти пиратов.
Mail.Ru
South Africa: Shipping Lines Left High And Dry As Economic Tide Ebbs
Friday 19 December 2008
Johannesburg — WITH recession threatening to stall the world's economic engine, local shipping firms are bracing for stormy seas ahead.
AllAfrica.com, Washington
"Совкомфлот" и "Объединенная судостроительная корпорация" заключили соглашение о сотрудничестве.
Friday 19 December 2008
Как указано в сообщении пресс-службы "Совкомфлота", стороны договорились, что до конца 2009г. будут подготовлены и заключены соответствующие соглашения по подготовке предконтрактной технической документации на строительство на российских верфях конкретных типов судов.
РИА РосБизнесКонсалтинг
Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry resumes service in May
Friday 19 December 2008
The only ferry route linking Scotland with the European continent will see resumption in service in May of 2009, according to a recent announcement.
Car Rentals, UK
Indian transport workers protest against Hebei Spirit judgement
Friday 19 December 2008
Transport workers in India are organising a mass action next week in opposition to the judgement against the two Hebei Spirit seafarers, who were last week given prison sentences.
ITF Seafarers
P&I renewals likely to be ‘confrontational’
Friday 19 December 2008
LONDON — A confrontational renewal is likely for shipowners as they deal with protection and indemnity clubs that have been hit with spiraling claims and the uncertainties of the global economic downturn, a report by Willis Group Holdings Ltd. predicts.
Business Insurance - Chicago,IL,USA
CEDA appeals for input on review of London Convention
Friday 19 December 2008
CEDA reports that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is currently undertaking a global review of dredged sediment disposal and is seeking to get all information on disposal activities from countries around the world.
Dredging News Online - Ledbury,England,UK
Maersk shipping out
Friday 19 December 2008
Maersk Line, in a potentially staggering blow for the Port of Charleston and the South Carolina economy, followed through Thursday on a threat to pull of all its business from the local waterfront.
Charleston Post Courier, SC
German parliament approves anti-piracy mission
Friday 19 December 2008
Berlin - Germany's parliament gave its approval Friday for the German Navy to join a European Union anti-piracy operation that formally began earlier this month off Somalia.
Monsters and Critics.com
Box line chiefs back IMO efforts to cut emissions
Friday 19 December 2008
CONTAINER shipping bosses are giving their full backing to efforts by the International Maritime Organization to find a way of cutting ships’ carbon emissions rather than put forward proposals of their own at this stage.
Lloyd's List, UK
В Японии на воду спущен первый грузовой корабль на солнечный батареях
Friday 19 December 2008
Первый в мире грузовой корабль, работающий от энергии Солнца, сегодня был спущен сегодня на вод в Японии. За разработкой уникального судна стоят компании Nippon Yusen K.K. и японский продавец нефтепродуктов Nippon Oil Corp. Корабль был спущен на воду в порту японского города Кобэ на западе страны.
СайберCекьюрити.Ру
После отъезда Ющенко на заводе «Океан» загорелся теплоход
Friday 19 December 2008
Вчера, 18 декабря, около 21:00 на ремонтируемом в Николаеве теплоходе «Аспро» водоизмещением 3000 тонн, принадлежащем одесской компании «Черноморский судостроительный менеджмент», произошло возгорание.
Новости N
GL ISSUES LAY-UP GUIDE
Friday 19 December 2008
HAMBURG-based classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has developed a guide outlining major methods and procedures involved in ship lay-ups.
Maritime Global Net
Students reaching their potential
Thursday 18 December 2008
SIX STUDENTS from the NAFC Marine centre in Scalloway were presented with awards at the college’s annual prize giving ceremony, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.
Shetland Marine News, UK
China Confirms Naval Role in Gulf of Aden
Thursday 18 December 2008
HONG KONG — The Chinese government confirmed Thursday that it would send naval ships to the Gulf of Aden to help in the fight against piracy there.
New York Times, United States
Shareholders seek to oust Nordic Tankers board
Thursday 18 December 2008
TWO shareholders of Danish shipowner Nordic Tankers are seeking to oust the board of directors under chairman Steen Bryde.
Lloyd's List
IMO Maritime Safety Committee progresses broad agenda
Thursday 18 December 2008
Piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia, the Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) system, the development of goal-based standards for new ship construction and
ISRIA - Washington,DC,USA
300,000 maritime workers across the EU to benefit from better working conditions
Thursday 18 December 2008
The European Commission welcomes the Council's decision today to improve the working conditions of around 300,000 maritime workers.
7thSpace Interactive - New York,NY,USA
France to build on maritime expertise by opening up ports
Thursday 18 December 2008
France, which has a long maritime tradition thanks to its extensive coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean, is now reforming its ports to improve its economic attractiveness and competitiveness.
French Technology Press Bureau - London,UK
DAY 84 - The FAINA crisis
Thursday 18 December 2008
Efforts for a peaceful release continued, but the now over two-and-a-half months long stand-off concerning Ukrainian MV FAINA is not yet solved finally, though intensive negotiations have continued.
Mindanao Examiner - Philippines
Ready to talk
Thursday 18 December 2008
When the International Longshoremen's Association and waterfront management sit down in February to open negotiations on a new contract for Atlantic and Gulf ports, they'll be joined by an unwelcome third party.
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
US EXTENDS AIS TO MORE SHIPS
Thursday 18 December 2008
THE US Coast Guard is proposing to expand the applicability of notice of arrival and departure (NOAD) and automatic identification system (AIS) requirements to more commercial vessels.
Maritime Global Net
На «Фаине» наживаются английский юрист и американская «принцесса»
Thursday 18 December 2008
КИЕВ, 18 декабря. Сомалийские пираты обвиняют лондонских юристов в затягивании с передачей выкупа за украинское судно «Фаина». Об этом сообщил представитель пиратов в телефонном разговоре c агентством УНИАН.
Росбалт.RU
Корабли Северного флота готовятся к первому в истории заходу на Кубу
Thursday 18 December 2008
МОСКВА, 18 дек. Визит отряда кораблей ВМФ России в составе большого противолодочного корабля "Адмирал Чабаненко", судов обеспечения "Иван Бубнов" и "СБ-406" в Гавану состоится 19-23 декабря.
РИА Новости
В школе, как на судне
Thursday 18 December 2008
В Клайпедской школе корабелов, готовящей матросов и мотористов для судов и береговых специалистов среднего звена, открылся новый учебный корпус, построенный на средства ЕС и Литовского государства.
Литовский курьер
Somali Pirates Seize Four Ships on Day UN Passes Plan
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Dec. 17 -- Somali pirates captured another ship in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia bringing to four the number of vessels seized yesterday -- the same day the United Nations Security Council adopted a motion to allow land and air operations against pirates.
Bloomberg
Senator questions Sulpicio bid to sail during holidays
Wednesday 17 December 2008
MANILA, Philippines - A senator cautioned the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Wednesday to think carefully before accommodating Sulpicio Lines Inc.'s request to lift the suspension on its passenger vessels.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
Tidewater building Polish designed PSVs in China
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Since their beginnings with the 1955-launch of Ebb Tide, the first purpose-built boats to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil industry, Tidewater has been an industry leader.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
‘Maritime industry yet to receive govt attention’
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Maritime lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Igbokwe, spoke with Assistant Editor, DELE ADERIBIGBE, on the continued detention of Chief Isaac Jolapamo’s ship, the Morlap Trader, by the Customs, among other issues. Excerpts:
Nigerian Tribune
‘Distress’ expressed to Seoul
Wednesday 17 December 2008
NEW DELHI: India has reiterated the need for humane treatment to the two Indians jailed in South Korea for their alleged role in an oil spill and expressed its disappointment over the harsh sentences imposed on them.
Hindu - Chennai,India
As melting ice opens up Arctic shipping routes, pollution and safety measures needed
Wednesday 17 December 2008
One of the likely consequences of climate change to the north of Europe is increased shipping in and around the Arctic, as the receding ice opens up new routes and passages around the region.
Cordis News - Brussels,Belgium
Tema Shipyard Interdicts 219 Employees
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Management of the PSC Tema Shipyard Limited has interdicted 219 junior staff workers for embarking on a strike action and assaulting the company's Head of Finance.
Peace fm Online - Ghana
Baltic Capesize Index Surges: A Step Towards Industrial Recovery?
Wednesday 17 December 2008
There has been and continues to be a lot of news and analysis about the Baltic Dry Index, BDI, which tracks the cost to ship dry bulk goods. Many “investors” have been using the ups and mostly downs to decide whether to buy or sell a host of shipping companies, whether they are in the dry bulk business or some other shipping business.
Tim Plaehn, Seeking Alpha, NY
Fortescue to probe legality of suspended contracts
Wednesday 17 December 2008
FORTESCUE Metals Group said this morning it would be investigating the legality of suspensions and delays to certain shipping contracts, writes Lloyd’s List DCN.
Lloyd's List
KEPPEL'S CONCRETE HEAVY LIFTER HULL TO BE SCRAPPED
Wednesday 17 December 2008
DUTCH-based wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore's Keppel Offshore and Marine Limited, Keppel Verolme BV, says that “after evaluating all possible options” it will terminate the MPU Heavy Lifter project and scrap the concrete hull.
Maritime Global Net
Сомалийские пираты захватили турецкое судно с восемью украинцами на борту
Wednesday 17 December 2008
А тем временем 17 украинских моряков «Фаины» до сих пор ждут освобождения
Комсомольская правда
Китайские рыбаки спаслись от пиратов, закрывшись в каютах
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Китайские рыбаки судна "Женьхуа-4" в среду в течение нескольких часов "успешно отражали атаку" сомалийских пиратов до прибытия военной поддержки сил международной коалиции, сообщает агентство "Франс Пресс" со ссылкой на Международное морское бюро (ММБ).
Известия
Rescuers find more bodies after Philippine boat sinks
Tuesday 16 December 2008
MANILA - Rescuers found four more bodies in the northern Philippines, bringing to 27 the number of people who drowned when a boat overturned in rough seas, the head of the coast guard said on Tuesday.
Reuters India
Australia's Woodside halts drilling as storm brews
Tuesday 16 December 2008
SYDNEY, Dec 16 - Woodside Petroleum Ltd has suspended drilling of an appraisal well in Australia's Browse Basin and will evacuate staff from a semi-submersible drilling vessel later on Tuesday due to the possibility of a cyclone forming, the company said.
Interactive Investor, UK
Owners fined after ship discharges oil in ocean
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Halifax -- The owner of a Cypriot-registered cargo ship has been fined $80,000 for discharging oil in the ocean off Nova Scotia.
Globe and Mail, Canada
Cosco shares fall after $577 million derivative loss
Tuesday 16 December 2008
HONG KONG -- China Cosco Holdings Co., one of the mainland's largest shipping and cargo operators, said Tuesday it has incurred losses of 3.95 billion yuan ($577 million) from misplaced bets on the direction of bulk-shipping rates.
MarketWatch
Shipowners respond to wave of pressure
Tuesday 16 December 2008
In Supership , his classic 1974 account of a voyage round the Cape of Good Hope on a huge oil tanker, Noel Mostert, a South African journalist, paints a disturbing picture of the shipping industry's attitude to the marine environment.
Financial Times - London,England,UK
UK owners lead drive for open emissions trading scheme
Tuesday 16 December 2008
UK SHIPOWNERS have become the first in the world to publicly advocate an open emissions trading scheme as a contribution towards cutting the amount of carbon vented from ships.
Lloyd's List
Fight piracy with Marshall Plan for Horn of Africa
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Piracy in the Horn of Africa grabbed the front pages of newspapers around the world when Somali pirates succeeded in taking over several cargo ships, including a Saudi supertanker, the Sirius Star, with $100 million worth of oil onboard.
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
EURONAV'S NEW VLCC
Tuesday 16 December 2008
BELGIAN-based tanker company Euronav has taken delivery of the first VLCC built to the industry’s new Common Structural Rules (CSR) by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea.
Maritime Global Net
MFA reports successful completion of Faina release talks
Tuesday 16 December 2008
KYIV, December 16. The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine reported successful completion of talks on release of the Ukrainians from the Faina vessel captured by pirates, says Vasyl Kyrylych, chief of the MFA press service.
BSANNA NEWS, Ukraine
Российский сухогруз потерпел бедствие на Каспии
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Потерпевший накануне бедствие на Каспии российский сухогруз "Сармат-1" будет отремонтирован в Баку.
Страна.Ru
Пограничники задержали у берегов Приморья судно под флагом Камбоджи
Tuesday 16 December 2008
ВЛАДИВОСТОК. 16 декабря - Пограничный патрульный корабль "Приморец" приконвоировал в порт Находка рыболовную шхуну "Зюйд" под флагом Камбоджи, сообщил во вторник на пресс-конференции во вторник начальник Пограничного управления ФСБ РФ по Приморскому краю генерал-лейтенант Владимир Лакизо.
Восток Медиа
Моряки с «Фаины»: делайте хоть что-то, иначе через неделю мы умрем
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Газете «Сегодня» удалось по телефону связаться с украинскими моряками судна «Фаина», которые уже третий месяц находятся в плену сомалийских пиратов, требующих выкуп.
УНИАН
Report: Pirates, Ukrainains nearing deal
Monday 15 December 2008
BOSASSO, Somalia -- Negotiations between Somali pirates and the owners of a hijacked Ukrainian arms ship were nearing completion, a shipping industry analyst says.
United Press International
New era in cross-strait shipping links begins: premier
Monday 15 December 2008
Direct shipping links between Taiwan and mainland China were officially launched Monday morning with formal ceremonies at Keelung harbor in northern Taiwan and Kaohsiung harbor in southern Taiwan, at which Premier Liu Chao-shiuan and President Ma Ying-jeou officiated, respectively.
eTaiwan News
Drug smuggler dubbed "Nemo"
Monday 15 December 2008
TUMACO, Colombia — Squat, bull-necked and sullen-looking, Enrique Portocarrero hardly seems a dashing character out of a Jules Verne science-fiction novel.
Seattle Times, United States
Norway & Spain. Oceanteam new vessel christened North Ocean 102
Monday 15 December 2008
Fruday, at 4PM, Oceanteam ASA's second DP2 vessel, the CSV North Ocean 102 was christened.
BYM News, Spain
Japanese Navy Destroyer Collides With Smaller Boat, Asahi Says
Monday 15 December 2008
Dec. 15 -- A Japanese navy destroyer hit a smaller vessel today as it was leaving port south of Tokyo, the Asahi newspaper reported. There were no injuries.
Bloomberg
NOAA's lease ends in 2011 -- will it stay?
Monday 15 December 2008
When Capt. Michele Bullock looks out at Lake Union from her office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, something is missing.
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
Talks on armed security teams to deter pirates
Monday 15 December 2008
Dubai: Negotiations are underway on placing private armed security teams aboard ships passing through the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden (known in Arabic as Bab al Mandab), as leading regional supertanker and container ship operators reveal details of hijack attempts on their vessels.
Seatradeasia-online - London,UK
M P Pinto: The lessons of Stolt Valor
Monday 15 December 2008
In the general euphoria surrounding the safe return of the Stolt Valor and its crew we tend to forget some of the more disturbing aspects of the incident.
Business Standard - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
Union members reject Maersk's cost-cutting request
Monday 15 December 2008
Called to an emergency meeting this week, nearly 500 members from all three local maritime unions rejected a proposal to let their biggest customer, Maersk Line, switch to State Ports Authority workers, labor officials said Friday.
Charleston Post Courier - Charleston,SC,USA
New training schemes for shipping staff
Monday 15 December 2008
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) yesterday took a bold step to try and retain staff through collaborating with the Singapore Industrial and Service Employees' Union by announcing new training schemes and financial incentives for companies and staff in the shipping industry.
AsiaOne - Singapore
Моряки начнут платить налоги
Monday 15 December 2008
Механизм налогообложения латвийских моряков, работающих под флагами иностранных государств, наконец обрел реальные очертания.
TV NET
Пираты довели грузинского моряка до самоубийства
Monday 15 December 2008
И запретили остальным сообщать о случившемся на берег.
Комсомольская правда
Губернатор Мурманской области Юрий Евдокимов направил в адрес первого вице-премьера письмо об освобождении росийских судов от обложения таможенными пошлинами и НДС.
Monday 15 December 2008
15.12.08 По договоренности с первым заместителем председателя правительства РФ Виктором Зубковым, достигнутой 1 декабря в ходе всероссийского селекторного совещания по проблемам рыбной отрасли, губернатор Мурманской области Юрий Евдокимов направил в адрес первого вице-премьера письмо об освобождении росийских судов от обложения таможенными пошлинами и НДС.
ADVIS.RU
EURO PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL AGREE ON THIRD MARITIME PACKAGE
Friday 12 December 2008
THE European Parliament and the Council has concluded negotiations on the fraught and highly controversial "third maritime safety package", which had gone to conciliation after two readings.
Maritime Global Net - Warren,RI,USA
£3.6m of fake goods seized at docks
Friday 12 December 2008
FAKE designer goods with an estimated High Street value of £3.6 million have been seized after a raid on a ship in Grangemouth Docks.
Falkirk Herald, UK
NCG operations too costly
Friday 12 December 2008
Search and Rescue operations carried out by the National Coast Guard are becoming more and more expensive as the number of people requesting help is increasing, most of them not heeding bad weather warnings or advice given by police.
News On Sunday, Mauritius
MARIN claims breakthrough in realtime vessel motion prediction
Friday 12 December 2008
Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) has announced that, working in close co-operation with OceanWaves GmbH and the University of Technology Delft, it has developed a new method to predict vessel motions two minutes ahead of the actual motion.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Discharge regulations cause dispute
Friday 12 December 2008
GREEN BAY — A dispute over the state's process for establishing regulation of ballast and other water discharges from lake-going ships has several agencies and groups working to head off a scenario no one wants to see.
Herald Times Reporter, WI
Neptune Orient Drops Most in 7 Weeks on UBS Downgrade
Friday 12 December 2008
Neptune Orient Lines Ltd., Southeast Asia's largest container line, fell the most in seven weeks in Singapore trading after UBS AG downgraded the company to ``sell'' on a global recession and slowing sea-cargo demand.
Bloomberg
Baltic Dry Index up but conditions 'grim' : Shipping chief
Friday 12 December 2008
Share prices of major Asian dry bulk shipping firms have seen increases this week following a small rise in the Baltic Dry Index, which has broken the relentless freefall taking place over the past four months.
Shipping Times, UK
SPECIAL REPORT: A Marshall Plan for Africa
Friday 12 December 2008
MANAMA -- Piracy in the Horn of Africa has recently grabbed the front pages of newspapers around the world after Somali pirates successfully hijacked several cargo ships, including a Saudi-owned super tanker, the Sirius Star, with $100 million dollars worth of oil on board.
Middle East Times - Cairo,Egypt
UKHO in charts agreement with China
Friday 12 December 2008
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) signed a new Bilateral Agreement with the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of The People’s Republic of China last Friday which refers to the distribution of ENC cells produced by China MSA through the UKHO’s Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS).
Maritime Journal - Fareham,UK
Make hay if the sun's out
Friday 12 December 2008
SHIPPING heads towards 2009 with mixed memories of 2008, not least the strange truncation of a year that started with such grand prospects and plunged into such deep disarray.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
В Никарагуа разгорается большой скандал из-за российских военных кораблей, которые скоро зайдут в территориальные воды страны
Friday 12 December 2008
Президент Ортега это поддерживает, парламент выступает против. Однако несмотря на это глава государства уже дал зеленый свет российским военным. Москва называет визит дружественным и не понимает действий местных парламентариев.
Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ
Чей флаг защищает российский сторожевик у берегов Сомали?
Friday 12 December 2008
Как известно, только в этом году сомалийские пираты атаковали более 90 судов, в результате чего 33 судна были захвачены с целью требования выкупа и в заложниках оказались 200 моряков из разных стран.
RosInvest.Com
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Dione
Thursday 11 December 2008
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Louis Dreyfus Commodities S.A., Geneva,
MarketWatch
Somali pirates 'to release Ukrainian vessel in next two weeks'
Thursday 11 December 2008
KIEV, December 11 - The Ukrainian ship Faina, captured by Somali pirates in September, may be released in the next two weeks according to a Russian website devoted to maritime issues.
RIA Novosti, Russia
Cargo ship violating rules when sunk Capitola man's vessel
Thursday 11 December 2008
A report released by the Coast Guard Wednesday found a Bahamian-flagged cargo ship violated five navigation rules when it struck and sunk the 28-foot wooden vessel of Capitola fisherman Paul Wade off of Point Reyes on a foggy evening last July.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA
Course to combat marine deaths
Thursday 11 December 2008
DEATHS caused by entering enclosed spaces on ships remain one of the marine industry’s biggest killers despite wide awareness of the danger
nebusiness.co.uk - UK
Port co examines union contract counter-offer
Thursday 11 December 2008
Ports of Auckland bosses are going through a proposal from the Maritime Union on how to end their contract dispute.
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
Two Indian sailors convicted in S Korea
Thursday 11 December 2008
MUMBAI/CHENNAI: Two Indian sailors have been convicted for the leakage of 10,800 tonnes of oil after a ship collided with theirs off the coast of South Korea.
Times of India
Norway. Nordic Tankers closes sale of Nordic Lisbeth
Thursday 11 December 2008
The Supervisory Board can now announce that the scheduled closing of the sale of the company's LR1 tanker NORDIC LISBETH has occurred, which means that the vessel has been delivered to the buyer and payment for the vessel has been received as planned.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Analysis: Carnival joins Mermaid pod legal battle
Thursday 11 December 2008
A PROTRACTED legal battle has been kick-started in the US over the quality of the Mermaid pod propulsion system, after Carnival joined Royal Caribbean in suing Rolls-Royce and its partners over alleged defects that caused it to suffer material losses on the Queen Mary 2.
Lloyd's List
В Аденском заливе пираты захватили два йеменских рыболовецких судна
Thursday 11 December 2008
Москва. 11 декабря - Сомалийские пираты в Аденском заливе захватили два йеменских рыболовецких судна с 22 рыбаками, сообщает в четверг американская телекомпания Си-Эн-Эн.
Интерфакс
Во Франции спущено на воду судно, способное взять на борт около четырех тысяч пассажиров
Thursday 11 December 2008
Пассажирское судно "Фантазия", второе по размерам из построенных кораблей на верфях Сен-Назера на Атлантике, спущено на воду и взяло в среду курс на Неаполь.
Маяк
Сроки освобождения судна «Faina» из сомалийского плена сдвигаются
Thursday 11 December 2008
Освобождения судна «Faina» можно ждать уже в ближайшее время — в течение недели-двух. Договоренности с пиратами достигнуты, обговариваются последние детали.
Вiкна-Одеса
ЕС вступает в морской бой
Thursday 11 December 2008
Германия примет участие в первой в истории европейской военно-морской операции «Аталанта», решение о проведении которой было принято накануне в Брюсселе.
Росбалт.RU
Myanmar to auction heavy wood loaded on abandoned vessel
Tuesday 09 December 2008
YANGON -- The state-owned Myanmar shipping enterprise, Myanmar Five Star Line, will auction 3,000 tons of wood on a vessel which was stranded near Haigyigyun Island during May storm, the local Weekly Eleven News reported Tuesday.
China Daily
How to solve the pirate problem
Tuesday 09 December 2008
LONDON, England -- Violent and predatory pirates are "totally out of control" according to experts; but what can be done to solve the problem?
CNN International
Davie Secures Industrial Investor
Tuesday 09 December 2008
LEVIS, QUEBEC AND OSLO, NORWAY, Dec 09, 2008 -- Davie Yards Inc. ("Davie" or the "Company") (CA:DAV: news, chart, profile) today announced that that it has signed a letter of intent with a new company (Newco),
MarketWatch
Somali pirates threat force cruise ship evacuation
Tuesday 09 December 2008
BERLIN — A cruise ship will evacuate passengers before sailing through waters off the Somali coast and fly them to the next port of call to protect them from possible pirate attacks, German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd said Tuesday.
The Associated Press
Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water With UV
Tuesday 09 December 2008
To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) impending ballast water discharge requirements,
Environmental Expert - Madrid,Spain
Antarctic cruise vessel refloated
Tuesday 09 December 2008
The Antarctic cruise vessel MV Ushuaia has been successfully refloated. The ship grounded December 4 at position 64¼35.5'S 062 ¼25'W, at the entrance of Wilhelmina Bay near Cape Anna in the NW Antarctic Peninsula.
Marine Log - New York,NY,USA
Illegal Immigrants Intercepted Off Western Australia
Tuesday 09 December 2008
A vessel with 44 passengers and 3 crew members was intercepted by the Border Protection Command off the coast of Western Australia near the town of Broome, Tuesday.
RTT News - Williamsville,NY,USA
MULTRASHIP REFLOATS GROUNDED BARGE
Tuesday 09 December 2008
NETHERLANDS-based towage and salvage specialist Multraship says it has successfully refloated the Stema Barge II after the 135 m-long vessel grounded in shallow water inbound to the Dutch port of Eemshaven with a cargo of rocks following the loss of its tow to the tug Hellas on 16 November.
Maritime Global Net
NYK cuts fleet expansion target
Tuesday 09 December 2008
JAPAN’s NYK Line has dropped plans to expand its fleet past 1,000 vessel by 2010 due to the economic downturn.
Lloyd's List
Сообщение о бунте на "Фаине" является "уткой" пиратов - эксперт
Tuesday 09 December 2008
КИЕВ, 9 дек - Сообщение о бунте членов экипажа захваченного сомалийскими пиратами судна "Фаина" сфабриковали сами пираты, удерживающие судно, заявил главный редактор издания "Морской бюллетень - Совфрахт" Михаил Войтенко.
РИА Новости
Первый в мире атомный ледокол "Ленин" станет музеем в Мурманске
Tuesday 09 December 2008
В мае 2009 года первый в мире атомный ледокол "Ленин" встанет на вечную стоянку.
Независимая газета
Российские моряки требуют освободить своих индийских коллег
Tuesday 09 December 2008
Российский профсоюз моряков обратился в Генеральное Консульство Республики Корея по поводу необоснованного задержания индийских моряков
Восток Медиа
Suspected people smuggling vessel intercepted
Monday 08 December 2008
A vessel with 44 passengers and 3 crew on board was intercepted by Border Protection Command near Broome in Western Australia today, after an earlier sighting by an Air Force Orion P3 surveillance aircraft.
Australia.TO
IMB warns of pirate attacks in South China Sea
Monday 08 December 2008
THE International Maritime Bureau is advising merchant vessels to be on guard against pirate attacks in the South China Sea off eastern Malaysia, following an attack on a vessel laden with coal which took place last week close to Tioman.
Lloyd's List, UK
Russian Ship Docks at Former US Base
Monday 08 December 2008
PANAMA CITY, Panama - A Russian military vessel has docked at a former U.S. Navy base after making a historic passage through the Panama Canal.
Military.com
Australia, Egypt & Saudi Arabia. First vehicle-passenger catamarans ferries delivered
Monday 08 December 2008
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has welcomed the delivery of its two Austa built 88 metre high speed vehicle-passenger catamarans, “Riyadh” and “Cairo” during a handover ceremony in Jeddah attended by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak.
BYM News, Spain
Antarctic cruise ship remains stranded
Monday 08 December 2008
Chilean naval crews are waiting for the high tide on Monday to try to free a cruise ship, with a New Zealander aboard, stranded in Antarctica, after the first attempt to refloat the vessel was unsuccessful.
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
Israeli police stop Gaza-bound ship
Monday 08 December 2008
JERUSALEM -- Police prevented a boat from leaving an Israeli port and sailing to the Gaza Strip.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - New York,NY,USA
Brazilian seafarer presented 2008 IMO Award for Bravery
Monday 08 December 2008
The 2008 IMO (International Maritime Organization) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea has been presented to a Brazilian seafarer for his heroic actions in saving fellow crew members from an explosive fire on a ship.
eTaiwan News
Shippers want more help vs. hijackers
Monday 08 December 2008
Merchant shippers increased their appeals to the world’s navies in early December after another escalation in pirate attacks off the Horn of Africa.
NavyTimes.com, VA
Пираты обстреляли датское судно из гранатометов
Monday 08 December 2008
Только чудом экипаж сумел не попасть в плен и увести корабль из опасной зоны
Комсомольская правда
Евросоюз проведет первую в своей истории операцию по борьбе с пиратством
Monday 08 December 2008
Начиная с нынешнего дня, военные корабли ЕС будут патрулировать акваторию у побережья Африканского Рога.
Радиостанция ЭХО МОСКВЫ
Два китайских судна не реагируют на требования покинуть японские территориальные воды - правительство Японии
Monday 08 December 2008
Два китайских научно-исследовательских судна, которые нарушили сегодня границу территориальных вод Японии, отказываются их покидать, несмотря на настойчивые требования патрульного катера японского Управления безопасности на море /УБМ/.
Гудок
Port of Gulfport's flexibility brings in more cargo
Sunday 30 November 2008
GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport has big plans for expansion, but even at its current size and with a slumping economy, the port already has put itself in a position to be the benefactor of a future business boom.
Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS
Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel off Moloka'i
Sunday 30 November 2008
The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted three men from a disabled sailing vessel approximately four and a half miles east of Moloka'i last night.
Honolulu Advertiser, HI
Harbor dredging shows good results as more, bigger cargo ships turn to New Bedford's port
Sunday 30 November 2008
Just as the city's majestic whaling ships once loomed large on the waterfront, another type of vessel is drawing attention to New Bedford Harbor and helping to stimulate the local economy.
South Coast Today, MA
Russia and Venezuela formalise joint naval operations
Sunday 30 November 2008
CARACAS (VENEZUELA): Venezuelan and Russian military officials have signed an
agreement to launch joint naval operations this week on the United States' doorstep, in the first such move since the end of the Cold War, official media said.
Times of India
'Mummy, can I phone the pirates?'
Sunday 30 November 2008
One of the biggest frustrations facing journalists is being unable to get through to people on the phone. But as Mary Harper discovered, contacting the Somali pirates on the Sirius Star turned out to be child's play.
BBC News - UK
Dubai Maritime City achieves ISO certifications
Sunday 30 November 2008
Dubai Maritime City, the world's first purpose-built maritime centre and part of the Dubai World Group of companies, and Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMC Authority), Dubai's premier maritime regulatory authority, have recently been awarded ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 '&' OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications in recognition of their strong focus towards quality, health and safety and environmental management practices.
WAM - Emirates News Agency
UK War Risks Club seeks international members
Sunday 30 November 2008
The UK War Risks Club (United Kingdom Mutual War Risks Association) has announced that from February 20, 2009, it will accept applications for war risks insurance from shipowners with no connection with the United Kingdom.
Marine Log - New York,NY,USA
Ports of Auckland makes new offer to avert strike
Sunday 30 November 2008
Ports of Auckland Ltd is making a third offer to the Maritime Union of New Zealand Local 13 branch, which is planning to strike for 24 hours from midnight on December 2.
National Business Review - Auckland,New Zealand
Box lines warn of 'chilling effect' of consortia restrictions
Sunday 30 November 2008
CONTAINER lines have presented the European Commission with firm proof that alliance members maintain strict commercial independence as the campaign against proposed changes to the current consortia rules is stepped up.
Lloyd's List
LONDON GREEKS SLAM EUROCRATS OVER SCRAPPING “STRATEGY”
Sunday 30 November 2008
THE London-based Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) has taken the Brussels bureaucracy to task for its recently published Strategy for scrapping ships.
Maritime Global Net
Пьяные русские матросы устроили дебош на самолете, летевшем из США в Германию
Sunday 30 November 2008
Полиция аэропорта Франкфурта задержала двух российских моряков за нарушение порядка на борту самолёта, прилетевшего из американского города Хьюстон.
Полит.ру
Правительство Филиппин может запретить работу филиппинских моряков в Аденском заливе
Sunday 30 November 2008
Об этом и о ряде других «горячих» вопросах шла речь в Гонконге, где состоялись заседания Международной Федерации транспортных рабочих ( МФТ)
Восток Медиа
Суд в Греции принял иск о выплате денежных компенсаций от моряков из Новороссийска, отсидевших два года в тюрьме в Нигерии
Sunday 30 November 2008
Суд в Греции рассмотрит иск моряков из Новороссийска (Краснодарский край), которые требуют от греческого судовладельца выплаты зарплаты за проведенное в тюрьме Нигерии время, куда они попали по обвинению в контрабанде нефти.
Гудок
Сомалийские пираты обменяют нефть на $ 25 миллионов
Sunday 30 November 2008
Пираты, удерживающие у берегов Сомали саудовский супертанкер «Сириус стар» планируют получить за него $25 млн. выкупа.
УРА-Информ.Донбасс
Письмо МИД России петербургским депутатам по поводу захваченной "Фаины"
Sunday 30 November 2008
«Уважаемый Вадим Альбертович!
Хорошо понимая и разделяя тревогу Законодательного Собрания и всех петербуржцев по поводу судьбы российских граждан, захваченных сомалийскими пиратами на украинском судне «Фаина», хотел бы сообщить о шагах, предпринимаемых МИД России для освобождения наших соотечественников.
Комсомольская правда
UKs largest delivery of gas arrives at Grain port
Tuesday 18 November 2008
A massive delivery of liquefied natural gas has arrived at a newly-expanded terminal where it will be pumped into three new storage tanks – each the size of the Albert Hall.
Kent News, United Kingdom
Joined the navy to see the world, but only saw the sea
Tuesday 18 November 2008
“Go to Sea!” is the slogan of the International Maritime Organisation’s campaign, begun today, to address the acute shortage of recruits choosing a life on the ocean waves.
Times Online - UK
Multipurpose ROV support vessel
Tuesday 18 November 2008
The most recent addition to the Sonsub fleet, the multipurpose ROV support vessel Bourbon Pearl, has completed operations in what was Sonsub's most northerly work site to date.
Oil & Gas Engineer Magazine, UK
Pirates begin talks after supertanker capture
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Pirates who captured a supertanker off the Kenyan coast yesterday have reportedly begun negotiations with its owners.
InTheNews.co.uk, UK
WOMEN IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY:
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Growing up in a predominantly male family with an abundance of male cousins, I learned at an early age how to work efficiently and effectively with men.
Gulf Shipper - Miramar,FL,USA
Ports get new notice of strike
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) has issued a new notice of strike action to Ports of Auckland.
TVNZ - New Zealand
Gdynia port protests over privatization
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Several dozens of employees of the Gdynia Port on the Baltic Coast are holding protests before the firm’s building today.
Thenews.pl - Warsaw,Poland
All systems go for International Maritime Conference in Freeport
Tuesday 18 November 2008
All systems are go for the staging of the Bahamas International Maritime Conference and Trade Show slated for Grand Bahama November 19 – 21, Environment Minister the Hon. Earl Deveaux said.
Bahama Islands Info - Freeport,Bahamas
Netherlands becomes 4th nation to sign new IMO act
Tuesday 18 November 2008
The Netherlands has become the fourth country to sign the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, joining Estonia, France and Italy, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced.
eTaiwan News - Taiwan
Owners set to axe 25% of car carrier fleet as auto sales slump
Tuesday 18 November 2008
UP TO a quarter of the world’s fleet of pure car and truck carriers could be heading for the scrapyard as shipowners take action to slash capacity in line with factory production cuts.
Lloyd's List
Пираты угрожают бывшей "владычице морей"
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Вчера пираты захватили саудовский танкер Sirius Star, крупнейшее из нефтеналивных судов, когда-либо захваченных преступниками.
Inopressa
CMA CGM в одной упряжке с Maersk
Tuesday 18 November 2008
CMA CGM and Maersk планируют заключить новое соглашение о совместном использовании судов на маршруте Азия – Европа.
SeaNews
OUR VIEW: Another loss at sea for New Bedford fishing
Sunday 16 November 2008
Calm seas and relatively mild water temperatures did not prevent another tragedy in the commercial fishing industry last week.
South Coast Today, MA
Vale to maintain vessel orders
Sunday 16 November 2008
Platts reported that Brazilian miner Vale plans to maintain its orders for large dry bulk vessels, in spite of currently low freight rates.
SteelGuru, India
Greece revives territorial dispute
Sunday 16 November 2008
Greece on Saturday protested over the presence of a Norwegian-flagged oil research vessel that was under escort by a Turkish frigate in the southern Aegean Sea and the vessel has halted is activities, the foreign ministry said.
TVNZ, New Zealand
22 Filipinos arrested in Nigeria over oil theft
Sunday 16 November 2008
WARRI, Nigeria: Nigeria's military has arrested 22 Filipinos on suspicion of stealing thousands of tons of crude oil, officials said.
International Herald Tribune, France
3 RP seamen on hijacked Chinese ship
Sunday 16 November 2008
MANILA--(UPDATE) Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos Jr. has confirmed reports from Nairobi that three Filipino seamen are among the 24 crewmen of the Chinese fishing vessel Tianyu 8, which was hijacked by Somali pirates off the east of the Somalian coast.
Inquirer.net, Philippines
Russian, British ships repel Somali pirate attack
Saturday 15 November 2008
Russian and British forces repelled a pirate attack on a cargo ship in the first action by a Russian warship sent to fight hijackings off Somalia, the two nations said Wednesday.
guardian.co.uk, UK
International ministry turns homeward after Ike
Saturday 15 November 2008
GALVESTON — Spirit, Mercy, Hope, and Integrity might sound like good topics for a series of Sunday sermons. But these are not only sterling qualities — they are also unique motor vessels engaged in a special ministry.
Daily News - Galveston County, TX
Swiss tourists, a paddle boat and alcohol: not a good mix
Saturday 15 November 2008
Two Swiss women have been rescued after they ran into trouble while taking a paddle boat for a joy ride in the waters near the popular WA holiday spot Monkey Mia.
Brisbane Times, Australia
2 Indian Seamen Detained in South Korea
Saturday 15 November 2008
London: Senior Indian officials expect progress by November end in efforts to secure the release of two Indian seamen who New Delhi says are being unjustly detained in South Korea.
Nhatky.in, India
Nigeria: Fymak Marine Launches Vessel
Saturday 15 November 2008
IN response to the call for increased local private sector investment in the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy, a leading marine and oil services company, Fymak, launched a new vessel MV Chinyelugo to support offshore activities in the industry in Lagos.
AllAfrica.com, Washington
International Maritime Conference for Freeport
Saturday 15 November 2008
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – All systems are go for the staging of the Bahamas International Maritime Conference and Trade Show slated for Grand Bahama November 19 – 21, Environment Minister the Hon. Earl Deveaux said Friday.
thebahamasweekly.com - Bahamas
Strike possible at Ports of Auckland
Saturday 15 November 2008
The Maritime Union today put in a strike notice to Ports of Auckland but then hastily withdrew it. Maritime Union Auckland branch president Denis Carlisle said the notice for a 24-hour strike was defective so it had been withdrawn.
National Business Review - Auckland,New Zealand
EU to get tough on dishonest fishermen as fish stocks dwindle
Saturday 15 November 2008
Brussels - The European Commission on Friday moved to stiffen controls and penalties on fishermen who exceed their country's fishing quotas amid depleting stocks.
Monsters and Critics.com - USA
Engineer's Far Eastern project
Saturday 15 November 2008
A NORTH Suffolk engineer is currently in the final stages of managing a major ship conversion project in the Far East.
The Lowestoft Journal, UK
Private guards ward off Somali pirate attack
Saturday 15 November 2008
BRITISH private security guards have repulsed a Somali pirate attack on an unidentified chemtanker, using equipment billed as the the sonic equivalent of a laser, according to the principle of a company that specialises in such services.
Lloyd's List, UK
Пиратские войны у берегов Сомали: напряжённость нарастает
Saturday 15 November 2008
Пираты предприняли очередную попытку захватить мирное судно. На этот раз атаке подвергся теплоход «Капитан Маслов» с российским экипажем из 17 человек. Нападение произошло в трёхстах милях от берегов Сомали.
интернет-газета"Время Союза"
В Румынии два человека пропали без вести в результате столкновения двух судов
Saturday 15 November 2008
Бухарест, 15 ноября /Синьхуа/ -- В пятницу в низовье реки Дунай /Румыния/ произошло столкновение двух судов, в результате румынский баркас затонул, два члена экипажа считаются пропавшими без вести.
Агентство Синьхуа
New ship named for Md. pioneer
Friday 14 November 2008
SOLOMONS ISLAND - Rachel Carson, scientist, best-selling author and early hero of the environmental movement, has been mostly an afterthought in the state she called home for 35 years
Baltimore Sun, United States
New Bedford boat captain missing
Friday 14 November 2008
NEW BEDFORD - Captain Antonio Mesquita rushed into the pilothouse of his foundering fishing vessel and slapped the emergency alarm, alerting his three-man crew to the danger they faced.
Boston Globe, United States
Pirate leader: hijacked Chinese vessel off southern Somalia port, crew "fine"
Friday 14 November 2008
MOGADISHU, Nov. 14 -- The hijacked Chinese fishing vessel is being held off the coast of the southern Somalia port city of Kismanyu, while the 24 crew members on board are "fine," a pirate leader told local radio in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, Friday.
Xinhua, China
First woman set to command naval vessel
Friday 14 November 2008
Irish naval history will be made in Galway today when a female officer will be appointed to command a ship for the first time.
RTE.ie, Ireland
Largest cruise vessel in Princess fleet drops anchor
Friday 14 November 2008
Almost one week after the Carnival Victory made its inaugural call to the island, another new cruise ship dropped anchor at Antigua’s port yesterday.
AntiguaSun, Antigua and Barbuda
TURKISH TANKER HIJACKED BUT RN TAKES OUT SEPARATE GANG
Friday 14 November 2008
PIRATES have seized the Turkish-flag, 5,500 dwt chemical tanker 16 off miles off the coast of Yemen.
Maritime Global Net - Warren,RI,USA
Pirates: India calls for UN force
Friday 14 November 2008
NEW DELHI, Nov. 13: India today called for the formation of a United Nations Peace Keeping Force (UNPKF) under an unified command to combat the increasing threat from modern day pirates to merchant vessels passing through commercially vital international maritime routes.
The Statesman - Kolkata,India
Lives at risk as shippers flout safe container stowage
Friday 14 November 2008
SPOT checks on containers to be shipped from the UK are uncovering a huge number of deficiencies and documentary errors that could threaten the lives of those handling the cargo.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Commission backs Norway's Arctic vision: no new treaty
Friday 14 November 2008
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - No new treaty is necessary to protect the Arctic, according to the European Commission. The current Law of the Sea is sufficient.
EUobserver.com - Brussels,Belgium
Russian warship protects trade vessels from pirates off Somalia
Friday 14 November 2008
MOSCOW, November 14 (RIA Novosti) - With pirate attacks on the rise off the coast of Somalia, Russia's Neustrashimy (Fearless) frigate is currently escorting trade ships in the area, the Russian Navy said Friday.
RIA Novosti, Russia
Российское судно, обстрелянное пиратами, продолжает следовать в порт Момбаса
Friday 14 November 2008
Российский теплоход "Капитан Маслов", который накануне подвергся обстрелу пиратов у берегов Сомали, продолжает следовать в кенийский порт Момбаса, сообщила РИА Новости пресс-секретарь Дальневосточного морского пароходства (ДВМП), которому принадлежит судно, Лина Шарова.
ГАЗЕТА.GZT.ru
Не устрашили? Борьбу с пиратами ведут "не с той стороны"
Friday 14 November 2008
Не успели отпраздновать победу "Неустрашимого" в Аденском заливе над пиратами, как появились новые сообщения о нападениях на мирные корабли.
Прайм-ТАСС
Syria stops aid vessel unloading Iraq refugees' rice
Wednesday 12 November 2008
SYRIA. Syria prevented a World Food Programme vessel carrying rice for Iraqi refugees from unloading at the country's main port on Tuesday because, the government said, its cargo failed tests.
Business Intelligence, United Arab Emirates
HISTORIC SURVEY SHIP BEING RESTORED
Wednesday 12 November 2008
THE Atlantis II, which made 12 trips to the wreckage site of the Titanic in 1986 to recover images using the Alvin submarine sonar system, is being restored, a dozen years after coming out of service.
Maritime Global Net
Russia Russia pays tribute to submarine dead
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Russia buries its dead — as thousands of mourners pay homage to the victims killed in the nuclear submarine Nerpa.
euronews, France
Life after QE2: cruising alternatives
Wednesday 12 November 2008
QE2 might have set sail from these shores for the last time, but there are other luxurious ships to try. Jane Archer suggests alternatives to the iconic liner.
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
Cameroon rebels free 10 hostages
Wednesday 12 November 2008
YAOUNDE — Ten mainly French oil workers who were kidnapped and threatened with death by rebels in Cameroon were released safe and sound late Tuesday after being held for 12 days.
AFP
Swedish owners eye rethink on tonnage tax
Wednesday 12 November 2008
SWEDISH shipowners hope the country’s year-long chair of the European Union’s maritime working group next year will spur it to create a tonnage tax system.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Maritime Unions
Wednesday 12 November 2008
“With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed.
Mesquite Local News - Mesquite,NV,USA
Somali pirates push the EU into uncharted naval waters
Wednesday 12 November 2008
It’s been a long time coming, but the European Union is finally launching its first naval operation - a mission to fight piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia, one of the world’s most dangerous sealanes.
Financial Times - London,England,UK
Netherlands willing to head EU anti-pirate mission near Somali
Wednesday 12 November 2008
BRUSSELS, Nov. 11 -- The Netherlands has offered to next year take command of the new European Union (EU) mission that will fight piracy off the Somali coast, the Dutch daily De Volkskrant reported Tuesday.
Xinhua - China
South East Asia action week update: day 2
Wednesday 12 November 2008
The ITF’s South East Asia action week (10 to 14 November) has moved forward strongly across the region during its second day.
Transport international En ligne - London,UK
A.M. Best puts West of England P&I Club ratings under review
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Credit rating agency A.M. Best Co. has placed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of "a-" of The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg) (WOE) under review with negative implications.
Marine Log - New York,NY,USA
Конец пиратству положат лишь совместные усилия морских стран - эксперт
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Влиятельные морские международные организации обратились в ООН с просьбой принять системные эффективные меры по борьбе с пиратством, которое стало уже серьезной проблемой и огромными финансовыми потерями для мирового судоходства, сообщил в среду РИА Новости президент Дальневосточной ассоциации морских капитанов Петр Осичанский.
РИА Новости
Москаль полагает, что власти "вздохнут с облегчением", если корабль "Faina" будет затоплен
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Народный депутат от "Народной самообороны" Геннадий Москаль предполагает, что украинская власть "вздохнет с большим облегчением, если корабль "Faina", его груз и команда будут потоплены".
Бизнес Новости
OUR VIEW: Another loss at sea for New Bedford fishing
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Calm seas and relatively mild water temperatures did not prevent another tragedy in the commercial fishing industry last week.
South Coast Today, MA
OUR VIEW: Another loss at sea for New Bedford fishing
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Calm seas and relatively mild water temperatures did not prevent another tragedy in the commercial fishing industry last week.
South Coast Today, MA
SpeedFerries' vessel seized
Saturday 08 November 2008
SpeedFerries, which runs a high-speed ferry between Dover and Boulogne, looks set to become a casualty of high fuel prices and falling demand after its only vessel was seized by port authorities.
Financial Times, UK
Vessel tracked after tip-off from Britain
Saturday 08 November 2008
THE YACHT at the centre of the cocaine smuggling case in Co Cork was sold in Trinidad and Tobago during the summer for about $200,000 (€157,000).
Irish Times, Ireland
New cruise vessel drops anchor at Antiguan port
Saturday 08 November 2008
Antigua and Barbuda welcomed yet another mega cruise vessel yesterday on its inaugural call to the island.
SUN Weekend, Antigua and Barbuda
Yemen: Pirates accused of vessel attack as NATO steps up aid escorts
Saturday 08 November 2008
Pirates are reported to have stormed a ship located off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden, using rocket launchers and Kalashnikov rifles. The nationality of the affected ship, 'CC Future', is unknown.
آكي, Italy
Search for bodies at Princess find 174
Saturday 08 November 2008
MANILA, Nov. 8 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said divers resumed on Saturday the search for bodies at the wreck of the M/V Princess of the Stars which capsized on June 21 off Sibuyan Island, Romblon and recovered a total of 174 human remains.
Balita.org, UK
ALL BOURBON SAGITTA CREW “ALIVE”
Saturday 08 November 2008
LATEST reports on the kidnapping of 10 seafarers from the Bourbon-owned offshore support vessel Bourbon Sagitta indicate that earlier claims that a crew member was killed during a rescue attempt by Cameroonian forces may have been incorrect.
Maritime Global Net - Warren,RI,USA
Foreign Firms Probe Disputed Burma, Bangladesh Waters
Saturday 08 November 2008
BANGKOK — South Korean industrial giant Daewoo International and an American company are behind the gas and oil probes in Bay of Bengal waters that triggered a military confrontation between Burma and Bangladesh.
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
Creditors seek Eller Maritime bankruptcy filing
Saturday 08 November 2008
Creditors of Eller Maritime Services, the Fort Lauderdale-based stevedoring company, have escalated a payment dispute by filing a petition that seeks to force the company into liquidation under Chapter 7 of the federal bankruptcy code.
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark,NJ,USA
Czechs call in Swedes to help with EU presidency
Saturday 08 November 2008
THE landlocked Czech Republic, which takes over the European Union presidency in January, is to call in expertise from Sweden for all things maritime.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
High claims may push up marine insurance rates
Saturday 08 November 2008
MUMBAI: Steep rise in claims and turmoil in financial markets are expected to push up marine insurance rates by 20% by the year-end, thus hitting shipping companies hard.
Economic Times, India
Экипаж судна "Капитан Федоров" спасал себя сам
Saturday 08 November 2008
Штормовые волны Японского моря в субботу ночью выбросили на мель буксир "Капитан Федоров" (порт приписки Магадан).
Вести.Ru
Калининградские рыбаки застряли в Исландии
Saturday 08 November 2008
Три судна, принадлежащих компании «Морская звезда» (Калининград) с российскими рыбаками стали жертвами кризиса, который парализовал экономику Исландии.
Глобалист
Storm sinks Philippine ferry; 11 dead, 30 rescued
Friday 07 November 2008
MANILA, Philippines — A passenger boat that capsized during a storm, drowning 11 people just 200 yards offshore, left a port in the central Philippines without clearance, the coast guard said Friday
The Associated Press
Body of child recovered in Iloilo sea tragedy
Friday 07 November 2008
In an interview on dzBB radio, Commodore William Melad, head of the Coast Guard in Western Visayas, identified the fatality as Jethniel Flores, 3, adding that two other passengers remain missing.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
Lebanon needs better boats to patrol waters on its own - UN naval chief
Friday 07 November 2008
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Navy does not have the boats it needs to police its maritime border effectively, the commander of the United Nations naval contingent said on Thursday.
Zawya, United Arab Emirates
CG Cutter Vigorous Assists Distressed Vessel off N.C.
Friday 07 November 2008
PORTSMOUTH, VA. - The Coast Guard assisted a disabled 78-foot fishing vessel with three people aboard 40 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 4 in heavy wind and seas.
Cape May County Herald, United States
Bourbon Sagitta crew ‘all fine’, says rebel leader
Friday 07 November 2008
THE seafarer reported killed in a failed attack to free the 10 members of the crew of the Bourbon Sagitta supply ship taken captive by Cameroonian rebels is still alive, according to a new report, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Seafarer Exploration Corp. Subsidiary Renews Agreement
Friday 07 November 2008
NEW YORK, Nov 06, 2008 -- Seafarer Exploration Corp. (SFRX: 0.04, +0.01, +33.3%) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Seafarer Exploration, Inc. ("Seafarer") has successfully renewed its Agreement (the "Agreement") with the State of Florida's Division of Historical Resources (the "Division") and Tulco Resources, Ltd.
MarketWatch - USA
Anchoring an illustrious chapter in UAE's maritime history
Friday 07 November 2008
Fujairah: Fujairah's strategic location - just outside the Strait of Hormuz and as the UAE's main alternative to the Arabian Gulf - has served the emirate well, apart from being a viable economic option.
GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Paving the Way for Northern Co-operation
Friday 07 November 2008
The Arctic is the new Northern frontier. Due to the changing climate, shipping routes are opening up, and soon man will be able to sail where no one has sailed before.
Embassy - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
A national integrated maritime policy for Malta – what governance to make the best of opportunities?
Friday 07 November 2008
Why an integrated approach is needed at both an EU and national level? If the sea is important to Europe’s well being and prosperity, it is vital for an island state like Malta.
Malta Business Weekly
EU LOOKS TO EXPAND MARITIME ROLE
Friday 07 November 2008
THE European Commission says it is taking the first step towards “establishing a comprehensive strategy for integrated maritime surveillance for Europe”.
Maritime Global Net
Надежда не покидает семьи моряков «Фаины»
Friday 07 November 2008
Получившая широкую огласку история с захватом 25 сентября сомалийскими пиратами украинского судна «Фаина» коснулась и семьи керчанина Олега Пилипенко, одного из 17 украинских рыбаков, который работал в составе команды, сопровождавшей военную технику к африканским берегам.
Кафа
USS Mount Whitney "сбежал" из Севастополя
Friday 07 November 2008
Почти сутки американский корабль боролся с бюрократией, а затем внезапно покинул порт
Комсомольская правда
SpeedFerries' vessel seized
Friday 07 November 2008
SpeedFerries, which runs a high-speed ferry between Dover and Boulogne, looks set to become a casualty of high fuel prices and falling demand after its only vessel was seized by port authorities.
Financial Times, UK
Vessel tracked after tip-off from Britain
Friday 07 November 2008
THE YACHT at the centre of the cocaine smuggling case in Co Cork was sold in Trinidad and Tobago during the summer for about $200,000 (€157,000).
Irish Times, Ireland
Vessel tracked after tip-off from Britain
Friday 07 November 2008
THE YACHT at the centre of the cocaine smuggling case in Co Cork was sold in Trinidad and Tobago during the summer for about $200,000 (€157,000).
Irish Times, Ireland
Rescue operation launched after fire on fishing vessel
Thursday 06 November 2008
A major rescue operation was launched off the coast of Co Galway this morning following a fire on board a Dutch-registered fishing vessel.
Belfast Telegraph, United Kingdom
Owner of capsized vessel in Masbate surfaces
Thursday 06 November 2008
MANILA, Philippines - The owner of the ill-fated MB Don Dexter Cathlyn, which capsized off Masbate Tuesday, surfaced Thursday and denied hiding from authorities, a radio report said.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
Norway. Bergen Group awarded contract to build seismic vessel
Thursday 06 November 2008
Bergen Group has, through its subsidiaries Bergen Group Fosen and Bergen Group Landskrona, been awarded a contract with Volstad Maritime AS in Ålesund, Norway.
BYM News, Spain
Decision soon on salvage of Asgard II
Thursday 06 November 2008
NEGOTIATIONS are at an advanced stage to find a salvor to raise the sunken Asgard II training vessel from the Bay of Biscay.
Irish Independent, Ireland
Halter awarded $8.9M contract
Thursday 06 November 2008
PASCAGOULA -- VT Halter Marine Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc., has signed a contract with Candies Shipbuilders LLC to construct a 285-foot platform supply vessel for about $8.9 million.
Biloxi Sun Herald, USA
Filipino seafarers get free net access aboard Japanese ships
Thursday 06 November 2008
MANILA, Philippines - In addition to the handsome pay, Filipino seafarers serving in Japan’s merchant marine fleet are given free access to the Internet so that they can constantly communicate with their families, a report said on Wednesday.
GMA news.tv - Quezon City,Metro Manila,Philippines
St. Kitts to conduct first-ever Maritime Course
Thursday 06 November 2008
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – BUDDING and existing boat operators will soon have the opportunity to earn their Caribbean Boat Master Certificate as the Department of Maritime Affairs will be conducting related courses at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) from November 24 to 28.
SKNVibes.com - Basseterre,St. Kitts and Nevis
Appledore strikers seek support
Thursday 06 November 2008
APPLEDORE Shipyard union representatives travelled to London this week to seek further support in their pay dispute with employers Babcock Marine.
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser - England,UK
UK Club hits owners with $200m top-up call
Thursday 06 November 2008
THE credit crunch and an overheated shipping market have landed shipowner members of the UK P&I Club with a supplementary premium call in excess of $200m.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Coast Guard Repatriates 70 Back Home
Thursday 06 November 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo repatriated 70 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic, while 20 others were detained for prosecution following an at-sea interdiction by Coast Guard law enforcement authorities.
Military.com
Государственный чиновник в Украине может стать опаснее сомалийских пиратов
Thursday 06 November 2008
"Азов-сейфти Тренинг" обратился в суд и Генеральную прокуратуру Украины против действий Инспекции по вопросам подготовки и дипломирования моряков.
Приазовский рабочий
Сколько можно издеваться над моряками?
Thursday 06 November 2008
Насколько слышал, возглавляющий Морскую администрацию Литвы Эдвардас Захарявичюс - бывший моряк, как и заведующий службой дипломирования моряков Римантас Гиниотис.
Литовский курьер
Govt Raises Alarm over Toxic Wastes Vessel
Wednesday 05 November 2008
Delta State government said yesterday that a Ukrainian vessel suspected to be carrying toxic wastes, has entered the country and is on its way to berth on its shores with the intent of dumping its hazardous substance.
THISDAY, Nigeria
Danaos Corporation Adds a New 4,253 TEU Containership to Its Fleet
Wednesday 05 November 2008
ATHENS, GREECE, Nov 04, 2008 -- Danaos Corporation announced that, November 3, 2008, it took delivery of one more containership, the Zim Kingston.
MarketWatch
Giant vessel craned in for Devizes brewery
Wednesday 05 November 2008
The delicate task of moving giant brewing vessels into Wadworth Brewery in Devizes took place over the weekend
This is Wiltshire.co.uk, UK
42 killed in Philippine ferry capsizal, gov't "saddened"
Wednesday 05 November 2008
MANILA, Nov. 5 -- The Philippine government Wednesday said it was saddened by a sea mishap in the central province of Masbate as the death toll rose to 42 one day after the tragedy.
Xinhua, China
Marine Police Seize Handphones Worth RM3.2 Million In Port Klang
Wednesday 05 November 2008
KLANG, Nov 5 (Bernama) -- Marine Police in Port Klang detained an Indonesian vessel that was on its way home and seized 13 suitcases filled with 12,838 units of hand phones, namely brands like Nokia, Titan and Pen Screen, worth an estimated RM3.2 million.
Bernama, Malaysia
Shipping woes due to govt failings
Wednesday 05 November 2008
Indonesia's shipping sector is suffering and its workers are underpaid because the government does not enforce relevant laws, an association says.
Jakarta Post - Jakarta,Indonesia
RP can help reduce global maritime officer shortage in 2 yrs time
Wednesday 05 November 2008
MANILA, Nov. 5 - A maritime expert underscored that the Philippines can do its part in reducing the global merchant marine officer shortage within two years time.
Balita.org - Minsterley,England,UK
Dangerous liaisons
Wednesday 05 November 2008
The IMO Maritime Safety Committee is considering a proposal to inert hazardous cargoes, writes Sandra Speares
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Pirates Step Up Attacks on Vessels in Gulf of Aden, Off Somalia Coast
Wednesday 05 November 2008
The London-based International Maritime Bureau, or IMB, an organization that tracks crimes on the high seas, says the waters off Somalia - including the Gulf of Aden - are the most dangerous in the world for international shipping.
Voice of America - USA
SINGAPORE COMPANY REPLACES SHIP FINANCE IN SCAN DEAL.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
A US$150m deal between John Fredriksen-controlled Ship Finance International and SCAN Geophysical to buy three seismic survey ships with 12-year charters attached has fallen through “in light of significantly delayed deliveries” from Indian shipyard ABG.
Maritime Global Net
У берегов Мальты российские моряки спасли экипаж тонущего судна
Wednesday 05 November 2008
Экипаж российского теплохода "Елена Шатрова" Дальневосточного морского пароходства спас 68 человек, терпевших бедствие на лодке.
Московский комсомолец
Деньги за «Фаину» уже в Африке
Wednesday 05 November 2008
Сегодня истекает срок очередного последнего ультиматума, объявленного сомалийскими пиратами, захватившими украинское судно «Фаина» с экипажем и грузом танков и другого вооружения на борту.
Газета 24
1 of 2 Katmai rafts didn't fully inflate
Tuesday 04 November 2008
One of the two life rafts launched from the sinking fishing vessel Katmai was not fully inflated when found, according to testimony Monday in Seattle as the Coast Guard continued its investigation into the Oct. 23 tragedy that claimed the lives of seven of 11 Katmai crewmen.
Seattle Times, United States
Jiangmen completes third vessel for Pacific Crest
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Pacific Crest, the vessel owning subsidiary of Singapore-based Pacific Radiance, will soon take delivery of the third in a series of 53m towing and supply vessels from Jiangmen Shipyard on the Pearl River in Guangdong Province China.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
CG Rescues 3 From Semi-Sunken Vessel
Tuesday 04 November 2008
NEW YORK - Three people were rescued in Sandy Hook Channel, N.J., after their vessel partially sank at.
Military.com
Burma Accuses Bangladesh of Intruding in Burmese Waters
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Sittwe: Burmese authorities in Sittwe have accused to Bangladesh navy ships of entering Burmese waters on Monday morning for an hour before returning to Bangladesh territory, said an official from Number 18 Navy based in Sittwe on the condition of anonymity.
Narinjara News, Bangladesh
New Kei ferry in time for the holiday season
Tuesday 04 November 2008
THE Kei River’s new ferry was officially brought into operation on Friday last week – and the Daily Dispatch was the first to cross on it.
Dispatch Online, South Africa
Security rules keep seafarers from shore leave
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Adolf Adrion, chairman and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, recalls his days as an able seaman with nostalgia. In those days, young men went to sea to see the world, as well as to earn a living.
Pacific Shipper - Newark,New Jersey,USA
Oil refineries 'a health hazard'
Tuesday 04 November 2008
SOME of the Gulf region's oil refineries are more dangerous to the environment and human health than nuclear plants, experts said in Bahrain yesterday.
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
UK set to debate minimum seafarer wage
Tuesday 04 November 2008
A CALL for the minimum wage of £5.73 an hour to be extended to all seafarers working in British waters is set to be debated in the House of Commons tomorrow, in the shape of an amendment to the Employment Bill by Dover’s Labour MP Gwyn Prosser.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Double-edged tool vs piracy
Tuesday 04 November 2008
COUNTRIES like the Philippines, whose seafarers are most at risk in some of the world’s worst pirate-infested waters, may benefit from the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a resolution asking nations with military capacity to implement “repressive actions” to stop piracy in the waters of Somalia.
Business Mirror - Philippines
FIVE NO-SHOWS AT MISSISSIPPI COLLISION HEARING
Tuesday 04 November 2008
THE a US Coast Guard hearing at New Orleans to the July collision between the Liberian-flag tanker Tintomara and a barge being pushed by the tug Mel Oliver along the Mississippi River has run into a wall of silence.
According to reports the tug's master and four for
Одесский морвокзал завершил пассажирскую навигацию для иностранных судов, обслужив около 90 тысяч туристов
Tuesday 04 November 2008
ОДЕССА, 4 ноября. Заходом океанского лайнера "MSC ARMONIA" под флагом Италии сегодня на морвокзале Одесского морского торгового порта завершилась пассажирская навигация для иностранных судов.
Украинское национальное информационное агентст
Кенийские военные не заказывали украинского оружия
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Правительство и вооруженные силы Кении неожиданно сделали резонансное заявление, сообщив Агентству евро-атлантического сотрудничества, что военный груз на захваченной пиратами «Фаине» не предназначался для их страны.
Вечерние Вести
Garware Offshore orders vessel for $55 mln
Monday 03 November 2008
MUMBAI, Nov 3 - Garware Offshore Services Ltd (GRSH.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday it has ordered a multipurpose platform supply vessel for $55 million.
Reuters India
IMCA vessel security poster gets over vital messages
Monday 03 November 2008
The latest poster, ‘Vessel Security’ (poster number 5), from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), certainly proves the old adage that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
Coast Guard seizes 15 pounds of shark fins
Monday 03 November 2008
HONOLULU - A U.S. Coast Guard boarding team seized 15 pounds of shark fins aboard a fishing vessel in the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone Thursday.
KHNL-TV/KHBC/KOGG, HI
Vic police defend officers on crash boat
Monday 03 November 2008
Victorian Water Police are defending the actions of five officers whose boat crashed into an anchored vessel in Port Phillip Bay.
The Age, Australia
Sinking fishermen use flashing mobile to alert searchers
Monday 03 November 2008
Two fishermen in a sinking boat used the light from a mobile phone to alert their rescuers off the Northern Territory coast, police say.
The West Australian
Shipping industry will ride the storm of financial crisis
Monday 03 November 2008
Dubai: As the turbulence of recent weeks has rocked the previous complacency that had become embedded in the fabric of a western society that the righteous have already dubbed as irresponsible, the marine industry has begun to batten down in preparation for rough weather ahead.
GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
IMO plans to further reduce harmful emissions from ships
Monday 03 November 2008
N line with worldwide effort of various sectors to reduce air pollution, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) plans to further reduce harmful emissions from ships.
Malaysia Star
IMO floats UN fleet to turn tide of piracy
Monday 03 November 2008
It is a long way, culturally and geographically, from the Malacca Strait between Malaysia (and Singapore) and Indonesia, and the Gulf of Aden between Somalia and Yemen.
Financial Times - London,England,UK
Migration stakeholders should emulate global manning industry, says shipping line exec
Monday 03 November 2008
MANILA, Nov. 2 — Migration stakeholders should try to emulate policies that made the global manning industry a success, Magsaysay Shipping Line chief executive officer Doris Magsaysay-Ho said during the recently concluded 2nd Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD).
Balita.org - Minsterley,England,UK
Port merger could be just the start
Monday 03 November 2008
There are too many ports in New Zealand, but until last week none of the 14 port companies or shipping lines had moved to kick-start a much anticipated rationalisation programme.
New Zealand Herald
Сомалийские пираты пытались захватить датский танкер
Monday 03 November 2008
В Аденском заливе неподалеку от побережья Сомали пираты попытались захватить танкер, принадлежащий Дании.
СЕГОДНЯ
У берегов ЮАР затонул российский траулер
Monday 03 November 2008
Кораблекрушение у берегов ЮАР: затонул траулер "Диомед". Предположительно судно является российским.
Вести.Ru
Dry bulk vessel re sales grind to a halt
Sunday 02 November 2008
LloydsList reported that according to Asian operators and brokers, the dry bulk secondhand sales and purchase market has dropped dead.
SteelGuru, India
Relatives of boating crash victim file negligence suit
Sunday 02 November 2008
The mother and stepfather of a Surrey woman killed in a boating accident on Shuswap Lake in August have filed a lawsuit alleging the driver of the vessel was negligent.
The Province, Canada
Nine Ghanaians Jailed 10 Years In Liberia
Sunday 02 November 2008
Nine Ghanaian sailors who were found guilty of drug trafficking by a court in Monrovia, Liberia have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and an additional fine of US$100,000.
Ghana News
Cosco Busan incident spurs search for safety
Sunday 02 November 2008
It was the mariner's worst nightmare - from the bridge of the container ship Cosco Busan, Capt. John Cota, the man who was in charge of navigating the vessel, could see one of the towers of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge looming out of the fog.
San Francisco Chronicle, USA
5 dead, 3 missing after container ship sinks off NE China
Sunday 02 November 2008
DALIAN, Nov. 2 -- Five seamen are confirmed dead and another three are still missing after a container ship sank off a port in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Saturday.
Xinhua, China
'Let navies stay in Somali waters'
Sunday 02 November 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign naval forces should be allowed to continue patrolling Somali waters to combat rampant pirate attacks on merchant ships in the area.
New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia
Kuwait to head Arab port body
Sunday 02 November 2008
CAIRO: Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) Director-General Sheikh Sabah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah took over here yesterday as chairman of the Arab Sea Ports Federation.
Kuwait Times
Fishermen eager to meet new minister
Sunday 02 November 2008
The appointment this week of Gail Shea as federal fisheries minister is big news in P.E.I. She’s the first Conservative MP elected on the Island in almost 25 years, and Ms. Shea is one of several female cabinet ministers selected by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to be in his new cabinet.
TheChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
NATO: Italian destroyer ITS Durand de la Penne escorts merchant vessel chartered by the World Food Programme (WFP)
Sunday 02 November 2008
NATO's Operation Allied Provider continues with surveillance and escorting activities.
ISRIA, DC
В результате крушения суда в южной акватории Йемена погибли 23 человека
Sunday 02 November 2008
Сана, 2 ноября --В субботу в южной акватории Йемена потерпело крушение судно с нелегальными эмигрантами из Африки, погибли 23 человека.
Агентство Синьхуа
Изготовленный по украинскому проекту азербайджанский танкер будет осуществлять экологически чистые перевозки
Sunday 02 November 2008
КИЕВ, 2 ноября. /УКРИНФОРМ/. Еще один танкер, спроектированный одесскими инженерами, построен на судостроительном заводе "Красное Сормово" в Нижнем Новгороде для группы компаний "PALMALI" из Азербайджана, Судну присвоено имя "Аraz River".
Украинское национальное информационное агентст
Сомалийские пираты могут освободить "Фаину" в ближайшие дни
Sunday 02 November 2008
Украинское судно "Фаина", захваченное пиратами у берегов Сомали, может быть освобождено в ближайшие два дня после получения выкупа в сумме не менее 5 миллионов долларов, сообщает в субботу газета "Аш-Шарк аль-Аусат".
Сила Народа
SOMALIA:THE TIPPING POINT: THE SOMALI PIRACY
Saturday 01 November 2008
November 1, 2008 --Guled took his little wooden boat and went fishing early morning as his forefathers did before him for centuries.
Mareeg, UK
Somali pirates demand $5 mln ransom for Ukrainian ship crew
Saturday 01 November 2008
MOSCOW, November 1 - Somali pirates holding the Ukrainian cargo ship MV Faina say they will release the ship with its crew within two days if a ransom of at least $5 million is paid, a London-based Arab newspaper said on Saturday.
RIA Novosti, Russia
Somali pirates capture Turkish vessel
Saturday 01 November 2008
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 1 -- A Turkish ship carrying iron ore from Canada to China remained out of contact Friday, two days after it was captured by Somali pirates.
United Press International
Palmali to Receive New Tanker
Saturday 01 November 2008
Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 November. The Araz River tanker will be launched at the Russian Krasnoe Sormovo plant for the Palmali company on 2 November.
Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan
Boat runs aground off Miami Beach; 3 killed
Saturday 01 November 2008
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. An aging, rusty boat carrying up to 42 people ran aground early Friday east of downtown Miami, killing at least three people and sending three others to area hospitals, while an untold number are still missing.
SunJournal.com, ME
Ports look to a new horizon, combined
Saturday 01 November 2008
New Zealand's shipping sector is on the verge of a new era, with the ports of Otago and Canterbury being the first to initiate major change.
Otago Daily Times - Dunedin,New Zealand
Yasa Neslihan is latest victim of Somalia hijacking
Saturday 01 November 2008
THE 82,849 dwt kamsarmax bulk carrier Yasa Neslihan is the latest ship to be hijacked by armed pirates operating in the waters off Somalia.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Hamburg investor looks to set up India-focused shipping fund
Saturday 01 November 2008
Indian firms need to invest close to $20 bn in five years to replace older ships and buy double-hull tankers
Livemint - Delhi,India
WILH WILHELMSEN'S 9-MONTH OPERATING PROFIT UP
Saturday 01 November 2008
NORWEGIAN-based Wilh Wilhelmsen group has reported a strong nine months' result but there were signs of the effects of a weaker market in Q3.
Maritime Global Net
Российские моряки требуют объявить Аденский залив зоной военных действий
Saturday 01 November 2008
Они боятся работать в опасной зоне из-за постоянных сообщений о нападениях пиратов
Комсомольская правда
В Одесский порт прибыло судно с сахаром-сырцом
Saturday 01 November 2008
Судно «Козница» с грузом 24 тыс. т сахара-сырца на Россию прибыло в конце октября в Хлебную гавань Одесского морского торгового порта.
ИА "Круг-информ"
В ПЕТЕРБУРГЕ СПУЩЕН НА ВОДУ АРКТИЧЕСКИЙ ТАНКЕР "МИХАИЛ УЛЬЯНОВ"
Saturday 01 November 2008
Торжественная церемония спуска на воду и имянаречение танкера "Михаил Ульянов" состоялась сегодня на ФГУП "Адмиралтейские верфи". "Крестной матерью" судна стала народная артистка России Юлия Борисова.
Regions.ru
CONVERSION OF DIAMOND SAMPLING VESSEL FOR AFRI-CAN NEARS COMPLETION
Wednesday 29 October 2008
International Mining and Dredging Holding Ltd. (IMDH) has advised Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation (Afri-Can) that the conversion of the contracted sampling vessel MV DP The Explorer is well advanced and approaching completion.
Tacy, Israel
Havila Shipping ASA announces new vessel agreements
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Norwegian offshore vessels operator Havila Shipping ASA (OSE:HAVI) said on Tuesday (28 October) that POSH Havila Pte ltd, its Singapore-based joint venture with PACC Offshore Service Holdings Pte Ltd, has
entered in to charter agreements for six anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.
Trading Markets, CA
Work starts on UAE Navy corvete
Wednesday 29 October 2008
The production work has now begun on the last of six Baynunah corvettes being built for the UAE Navy by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) in the region’s largest-ever naval construction programme.
Trade Arabia, Bahrain
Probe after ships collide in English Channel
Wednesday 29 October 2008
An investigation has been launched after two ships collided in the English Channel.
Kent News, United Kingdom
Steamship Mutual Launches Luxury Yacht Liability Insurance Product
Wednesday 29 October 2008
London-based Steamship Mutual, a leading P&I Club providing marine liability insurance worldwide, announced that it is launching a new Yacht Liability insurance product for luxury super and mega yacht owners, operators, charterers and fleet managers.
Insurance Journal - San Diego,CA,USA
Editorial: Get tough on these warlords
Wednesday 29 October 2008
October 29, 2008: Even as the Nato warships begin anti-piracy operations in the Horn of Africa and as Somali politicians attend key Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) talks in Nairobi today, we believe that this type of engagement should be stern.
Business Daily Africa - Nairobi,Kenya
STX Europe third quarter revenues up
Wednesday 29 October 2008
STX Europe, formerly Aker Yards, has reported a 14% lift in third quarter revenues despite continued delivery and quality difficulties relating to an order of 10 vessels for AP Moller Maersk.
Lloyd's List
EXMAR AND PRIME MARINE PUT JV “ON HOLD”
Wednesday 29 October 2008
IN its Q3 statement Belgian gas carrier operator Exmar says that agreement in principle with Greece-based Prime Marine to form a joint-venture including four midsize newbuildings from Prime Marine (35,000 m³ with delivery ranging from mid-2009 to early 2010) and five second-hand vessels from Exmar has been put on hold due to the present financial environment.
Maritime Global Net
NSDC: Faina crewmembers sufficiently supplied with water, food and fuel
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Administration of the National Security and Defense Council said that Belizean Faina vessel seized off the Somali coast had been supplied with water, food and fuel.
Kyiv Post, Ukraine
Депутаты Петербурга не довольны бездействием Украины в связи с захватом судна Faina
Wednesday 29 October 2008
САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ, 29 октября. Депутаты петербургского Законодательного Собрания обратились к президенту РФ Дмитрию Медведеву с просьбой взять под личный контроль ситуацию, связанную с захватом сухогруза Faina.
Росбалт.RU
Судно обрушило мост в Китае
Wednesday 29 October 2008
135-метровый мост через реку Саньян рухнул в Китае.
Правда.Ру
В Финском заливе село на мель российское грузовое судно
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Это произошло в ночь со вторника на среду в территориальных водах России в 10 морских милях к югу от острова Суурсааре.
Новая газета
BRAEMAR STILL ON A ROLL
Tuesday 28 October 2008
UK-based Braemar Shipping Services' unaudited half-year results for the six months ended 31 August show pre-tax profit from continuing operations of £9.8m (US$15.4m), up 38% on the same period last year but 18% up excluding acquisitions.
Maritime Global Net, RI
Maersk Line cuts Asia-Europe capacity
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Maersk Line has pulled it’s AE8 service as part of an effort to reduce capacity on its Asia-Europe routes.
ifw-net.com, UK
Six boat crash victims out of hospital
Tuesday 28 October 2008
PASS CHRISTIAN - Six of the seven victims of Sunday night's boat crash in the Bay of St. Louis have been released from Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and one victim has been airlifted to another facility, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Hattiesburg American, MS
French navy applies to move aircraft carrier to shipyard
Tuesday 28 October 2008
DESPITE an ongoing legal battle to block the dismantling of one of its aircraft carriers in this country, the French navy has applied for permission to dock the vessel in the North-East.
Northern Echo, UK
Gard plunges into $49m loss
Tuesday 28 October 2008
A STEEP rise in the size of claims and turmoil in the financial markets have pushed Norwegian mutual Gard into the red and forced it to look to raise member’s contributions by 15%.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Pakistan Shipping seeks funding to upgrade fleet
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Oil & Gas Journal reported that Pakistan National Shipping Corporation is seeking foreign investors to finance the acquisition of second hand, modern Aframax class tankers to upgrade and expand its fleet.
SteelGuru - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Redundancy compensation supported
Tuesday 28 October 2008
The union for sea and port workers believes Labour's employment relations policy will go a long way to help protect its members.
TVNZ - New Zealand
Iron Duke in the south
Tuesday 28 October 2008
The Portsmouth-based ship HMS Iron Duke, which hosted Prince William during his summer attachment to the Royal Navy, has completed her first patrol of the Falkland Islands.
Portsmouth News, UK
Voyage marks shipwreck ancestor
Tuesday 28 October 2008
A sailor from the Cornish town of Falmouth has raised £20,000 for the RNLI in memory of his great-great-grandfather, who died in a shipwreck.
BBC News, UK
РФ и Норвегия намерены проводить совместные проверки рыболовных судов.
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Россия и Норвегия намерены проводить совместные проверки рыболовных судов. Об этом говорится в сообщении пресс-службы администрации Архангельской области.
AK&M
Пираты обещают сохранить жизни экипажу судна Faina
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Сомалийские пираты, захватившие украинское судно Faina с грузом оружия и моряками, говорят, что никого убивать не будут.
Вовремя.info
Южный готов дать отпор рейдерам
Tuesday 28 October 2008
В морском торговом порту Южный Государственной службой охраны (ГСО), Южненским городским отделом ГУМВС Украины в Одесской области и военизированной службой безопасности (ВСБ) предприятия проведены общие оперативно-тактические учения,
SeaNews
Somali pirate kingpins going unpunished
Monday 27 October 2008
NAIROBI, Oct 27 - New international navy patrols may deter piracy off Somalia, but the kingpins remain untroubled enjoying the fruits of this year's rash of hijackings in cities around the world, a regional maritime official said.
Reuters South Africa
Varun Ship looks to tie up vessel buys by fiscal-end
Monday 27 October 2008
Varun Shipping, oil and gas carrier, said it would look at realising its capex plan of acquiring $300 million worth of ships in the January-March quarter, when funds are expected to be available.
Your Industry News, UK
Third vessel runs aground
Monday 27 October 2008
A third vessel is now stuck north of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park beach.
East Coast Radio, South Africa
Men missing from boat given up for dead
Monday 27 October 2008
ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- The Coast Guard has stopped searching for two remaining crew members missing after the sinking of a fishing boat off Alaska.
Chicago Sun-Times, United States
Italy: 392 illegal immigrants land on southern Lampedusa island
Monday 27 October 2008
Palermo, 27 Oct. - A total 392 illegal immigrants arrived on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa overnight aboard two people smugglers' boats.
كي, Italy
Govt relaxes norms to tackle shortage of marine officers
Monday 27 October 2008
The DG Shipping has now allowed graduates to directly become second officers in ships by undergoing a six-month pre-sea training
Livemint - Delhi,Delhi,India
South Korea holding Indian seamen in unjust detention: India
Monday 27 October 2008
London, (IANS) India has told South Korea it must release two Indian seamen it is holding for an environmental crime they are innocent of.
Thaindian.com - Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
30 Days MV FAINA Piracy Crisis
Monday 27 October 2008
As many warships are converging to the Horn of Africa, and the situation onboard reached a critical stage, Ecoterra 29th and 30th updates shed light on all events related to the issue.
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Germany. Marine Environment Protection Committee discusses ship recycling at Germanischer Lloyd forum
Monday 27 October 2008
Ship Recycling, a challenging aspect on the conscience of shipping, is finally being addressed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).
BYM News, Spain
Japanese shipowners profits soar, but forecasts cut
Monday 27 October 2008
JAPAN’S big three shipowners all reported soaring profits for the first half of the financial year, but both Mitsui OSK Lines and K Line cut their full year profit forecasts.
Lloyd's List
У берегов Нигерии пираты ограбили французское судно
Monday 27 October 2008
Пираты напали минувшей ночью на французское судно, принадлежащее группе "Бурбон", у берегов Нигерии. Об этом сообщила представитель компании Криста Рокблав, информирует Лига .
E-News
Власники "Фаїни" заявляють, що Карпачова заважає вести переговори
Monday 27 October 2008
Переговори щодо звільнення з піратського полону в Сомалі судна «Фаїна» поставлені під загрозу, заявили сьогодні власники судна.
Інститут масової інформації
France 'captures Somali pirates'
Friday 24 October 2008
Nine suspected Somali pirates have been captured by the French navy and handed over to regional officials in northern Somalia, the authorities there say.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Life savers head home
Friday 24 October 2008
Knowing they helped feed about 400,000 starving people, the crew of the HMCS Ville de Québec left the coast of Somalia yesterday.
Metro Canada - Halifax
Suriname denies using aggression in Guyanese vessel seizure
Friday 24 October 2008
GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Surinamese Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan has said that the seizure of the vessel, My Lady Chandra 1 was not an act of aggression on the part of her government, but in keeping its maritime legislation.
Caribbean Net News, Cayman Islands
Stricken Russian ship ordered to accept tow off Skye
Friday 24 October 2008
The UK government “took command" of a Russian ship and ordered her to move to a new location.
Press and Journal, UK
Maersk Line axes more Asia-Europe capacity
Friday 24 October 2008
MAERSK Line is removing nine containerships from the Asia-Europe trades as market prospects continue to deteriorate.
Lloyd's List, UK
BioMarine: spotlight on the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy
Friday 24 October 2008
The European Commission welcomes BioMarine, an international maritime forum on oceans sustainability an innovative solutions, organised under the aegis of the French Presidency of the European Union, which gathers business, scientific and political communities.
7thSpace Interactive - New York,NY,USA
War, Terror and Carriage by Sea.
Friday 24 October 2008
War, Terror and Carriage by Sea provides a legal analysis of the law and practice relating to the impact of war or war related risks, terrorism and piracy on international commercial shipping and marine insurers.
PRMinds, France
Canada & Finland. Wartsila Low Loss Concept system ordered by Transport Desgagnes
Friday 24 October 2008
Wärtsilä's Low Loss Concept system has been ordered by Canadian shipowner Transport Desgagnés for installation in a 95m passenger/vehicle/container vessel, to be built at Croatia's Kraljevica Shipyard. It will be the first ever application of the Low Loss Concept (LLC) in a passenger vessel.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
MEL OLIVER HELMSMAN “POSSIBLY ASLEEP”
Friday 24 October 2008
CONTRADICTORY accounts of the circumstances leading up to the July collision between the Liberian-flag tanker Tintomara and a barge being pushed by the tug Mel Oliver along the Mississippi River have been presented at a US Coast Guard hearing at New Orleans.
Maritime Global Net
Владелец "Фаины" утверждает, что деньги на выкуп команды судна собраны, но регионалы к ним не имеют ни какого отношения
Friday 24 October 2008
Представитель владельца судна "Фаина" Виктор МУРЕНКО заявляет, что политические партии не имели отношения к сбору денег для выкупа украинских моряков.
Новости N
СБУ перекрыла канал контрабанды в Ильичевском порту
Friday 24 October 2008
Сотрудники Службы безопасности Украины пресекли канал контрабанды товаров широкого потребления производства Турции, Сирии и Китая в зоне деятельности таможенного поста «Ильичевск».
УНИАН
6 мировых лидеров круизного бизнеса отменяют топливные сборы
Friday 24 October 2008
Шесть крупнейших круизных компаний, входящих в холдинг Carnival Corporation & plc, отказались от взимания дополнительных сборов за топливо.
NEWSru.com
4 rescued from icy sea after daylong search; 5 dead, 2 missing off Alaska
Thursday 23 October 2008
Four members of a fishing crew were found safe in a life raft in 17-foot seas Wednesday afternoon, capping a tense and difficult day in which searchers found the bodies of five other crew of a vessel that flooded off Alaska's Aleutian Islands the previous evening.
Seattle Times, United States
Noordhoek orders DP 2 ROV/survey vessel
Thursday 23 October 2008
Noordhoek Survey in The Netherlands has announced that it has ordered a new DP 2 ROV survey vessel.
Offshore Shipping Online, UK
M/V Ocean Papa salvage operations suspended
Thursday 23 October 2008
The salvage operations for the sunken M/V Ocean Papa off Malalison Island in Culasi, Antique, have been temporarily suspended, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Thursday.
ABS CBN News, Philippines
UK. Three people rescued from yacht holed on rocks
Thursday 23 October 2008
Three people have been transferred to hospital yesterday evening with two suffering from shock after their yacht ran aground and was holed on the rocks at Horse Island off the coast of Ardrossan, on the North Ayrshire coast.
BYM Marine & Maritime News
Japanese sailor killed after being forced to fight 15 classmates in 'farewell ritual'
Thursday 23 October 2008
A Japanese sailor who had asked to leave an elite training program died after he was made to fight 15 of his classmates as part of a farewell ritual.
Daily Mail, UK
Career choice
Thursday 23 October 2008
THE image of the shipping is usually one that results in much navel gazing by the more erudite members of the industry.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Colombo Port gearing to become a logistical hub
Thursday 23 October 2008
The Colombo Port is now in the process of gearing itself to become a logistical hub as it sees this as a must if it has to cater to the needs of modern day shipping, states SLPA sources.
Ceylon Daily News - Ceylon,Sri Lanka
Maritime union heralds “sea change” for Australian shipping industry
Thursday 23 October 2008
An Australian maritime union has welcomed a report by the federal government which, it claims, is set to begin the “revitalisation” of the Australian shipping industry.
Transport international En ligne - London,UK
SHIPPING PROFESSIONALS “STILL IN DEMAND”
Thursday 23 October 2008
DESPITE the declining shipping markets, UK-based global maritime recruitment firm Faststream says that it is experiencing strong demand from its shipowning, broking and commodity clients for commercial shipping candidates.
Maritime Global Net
Сомали: Пираты спасли Израиль от иранской "грязной бомбы"
Thursday 23 October 2008
Иранское коммерческое судно Iran Deyant на протяжении семи недель удерживалось сомалийскими пиратами неподалеку от деревни Эйль (восточное побережье Сомали).
NRS.com
Фрахтовая компания Industrial Carriers — банкрот
Thursday 23 October 2008
Кризис в металлургической отрасли Украины стал одной из причин банкротства крупной международной фрахтовой компании Industrial Carriers, базировавшейся в Одесском морском торговом порту.
ХайВей
Неудобства для "удобных"
Thursday 23 October 2008
Масштабные проверки судов под удобными флагами прошли во всех морских портах на Балтике в рамках международной акции морских профсоюзов.
Российская Газета
Tug's pilot not on board when oil spilled
Wednesday 22 October 2008
The mariner who was supposed to be in charge of the towboat involved in a July oil spill on the Mississippi River had jumped ship to visit his girlfriend and was not on board at the time of the accident, the pilot who was left behind the wheel testified Tuesday.
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com, LA
Pirates free hijacked Indian dhow, crew
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Mogadishu - Somali gunmen acting as freelance coastguards freed a hijacked Indian dhow and its 13 crew members after a battle with pirates off the country's northern coast, a Somali official said on Tuesday.
Independent Online, South Africa
LTTE suicide attack damages one ship off Jaffna coast
Wednesday 22 October 2008
A Sri Lankan cargo vessel was "badly damaged" when the Tamil Tiger rebels on Wednesday carried a pre-dawn-suicide attack targeting two government merchant vessels off the Kankesanthurai harbour in the northern Jaffna peninsula, naval sources said in Colombo.
Hindustan Times, India
Asian shipping slows in crisis
Wednesday 22 October 2008
KUALA LUMPUR - THE ports and shipping lanes of Asia, the arteries of world trade through which goods and commodities surged in the boom times, are starting to seize up as the financial crisis strangles demand.
Straits Times, Singapore
US LTS and oiler vessels for Peru and Chile navies
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Three decommissioned vessels from the United States Navy will be transferred in coming months to Peru and Chile once the US Congress approves the operation which is expected to happen at the end of the month, according to defence affairs publication “Enfoque Estratégico”.
MercoPress, Uruguay
Shipping Merchant Bill delays training
Wednesday 22 October 2008
October 22, 2008: More than 10 private institutions have so far expressed interest in offering maritime training since the curriculum was launched early this month, the director-general of the Kenya Maritime Authority, Ms Nancy Karigithu, said.
Business Daily Africa - Nairobi,Kenya
Big container ships big polluters
Wednesday 22 October 2008
A new report released shows that large ocean-going ships – such as container ship and cruise ships – in US waters, are big pollution emitters, Life Science Weekly reported.
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong
ARCTIC STUDY
Wednesday 22 October 2008
ABS, ConocoPhillips, Sovcomflot, and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) are jointly carrying out a study to measure the effect of ice loads on Arctic class shuttle tanker performance.
Maritime Global Net
Nobu Su steps down from Star Bulk board
Wednesday 22 October 2008
TAIWANESE shipping entrepreneur Nobu Su has resigned as a director of Athens-based Star Bulk Carriers, bringing the curtain down on a brief but torrid relationship.
Lloyd's List
Пираты с "Фаины": "Передайте, что команда умрет!"
Wednesday 22 October 2008
В ближайшее время ситуация на захваченном сомалийскими пиратами судне "Фаина" может стать критической. "Сегодня" по спутниковому телефону удалось связаться с судном. По словам одного из пиратов, их лидера Мохамеда сейчас нет на месте, а экипажу трубку он не даст.
СЕГОДНЯ
Дата открытия маршрута морской и континентальной перевозки через территорию Китая, России, Южной Кореи и Японии назначена на 24 октября
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Первый маршрут морской и континентальной перевозки, совместно освоенный Китаем, Россией, Южной Кореей и Японией и объединяющий четыре страны, будет открыт 24 октября.
Китайский информационный Интернет-центр
В Японии русский язык понимают порой лучше, чем английский
Wednesday 22 October 2008
Японский порт Вакканаи посетили представители профсоюзов моряков Японии, России и Филиппин
Восток Медиа
Crew shown to be A-OK
Tuesday 21 October 2008
DUBAI -- Pirates who seized an arms-laden Ukrainian vessel off the Somali coast lined up the 20 captive crewmen on the ship's deck to show a nearby American naval patrol that they were in good health, a U.S. Navy spokesman said yesterday.
Winnipeg Sun, Canada
Сомалийские пираты захватили индийское судно
Tuesday 21 October 2008
У побережья Сомали пираты захватили очередное судно. На этот раз в плену оказались 13 членов экипажа индийского судна, сообщили в Международном морском бюро.
РБК Украина
Izhorskiye Zavody completes reactor vessel for floating nuclear power plant
Tuesday 21 October 2008
It is reported that Izhorskiye Zavody completes reactor vessel for floating nuclear power plant. Izhorskiye Zavody a part of OMZ Group, has produced the first KLT 40S reactor vessel for a floating nuclear power plant.
SteelGuru, India
'Limit traffic in Straits of Malacca'
Tuesday 21 October 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of vessels plying the Straits of Malacca will have to be capped to ensure safe navigation. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the capacity of the Straits to assimilate increasing vessel traffic is finite.
Malaysia Star
Liquid Vegas may start this week
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Las Vegas Casino Lines' Liquid Vegas, Port Canaveral's latest gambling ship, should be ready to sail sometime this week, a company representative said Monday.
Florida Today, FL
UN IMO prepares draft recycling convention
Tuesday 21 October 2008
BL reported that the UN’s International Maritime Organization’s marine environment protection committee has succeeded in finalizing its ship recycling convention for adoption next year.
SteelGuru - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Global storm hits China's sea-commerce
Tuesday 21 October 2008
HUA HIN, Thailand - The stunning growth at China's shipbuilders, shipping lines and ports over the past few years is juddering to a halt as cash-strapped US consumers cut demand for Chinese goods and banks balk at lending to potential customers.
Asia Times Online - Kowloon,Hong Kong
ILWU CONTRACT A WINNER FOR WORKERS
Tuesday 21 October 2008
When the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union agreed on a new six-year contract, some employers were disappointed.
Shipping Digest - Newark,New Jersey,USA
FSL Trust looks to protect its business
Tuesday 21 October 2008
FIRST Ship Lease Trust has switched strategies from aggressive fleet growth to protecting its existing business in an effort to ride out the financial turmoil.
Lloyd's List UK
“SHIPS NEED ARMED GUARDS,” SAYS SECURITY FIRM CHIEF
Tuesday 21 October 2008
THE CEO of a US-based private security company providing armed protection to merchant ships has hit out at the widespread opposition to the practice within the shipping industry and from maritime administrations.
Maritime Global Net
Бегущие по волнам. Атаковать базы морских пиратов финансово не выгодно
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Ущерб от морского пиратства не настолько велик, чтобы атаковать пиратские базы. Тем не менее, с начала 2008 года пираты предприняли 60 атак, половина из которых увенчалась успехом.
Контракты ua
«Неустрашимый» поможет американцам контролировать «Фаину»
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Сторожевой корабль (СКР) Балтийского флота «Неустрашимый» проходит во вторник Суэцкий канал и возьмет курс на прибрежные воды Сомали, сообщил высокопоставленный представитель главного штаба Военно-морского флота РФ.
Elcomart News
Detained Greek vessel: EFCC probes bail conditions of crew
Monday 20 October 2008
THE Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) may have commenced investigation into the alleged cases of subversion of the bail conditions of the crew of the detained vessel owned by a Greece based maritime company allegedly used in lifting suspected stolen crude oil in the troubled delta.
Vanguard, Nigeria
Coastal shipping line to lay up another vessel
Monday 20 October 2008
Norway's famed coastal shipping line Hurtigruten plans to put another vessel in mothballs and lay off employees, as the line struggles with mounting financial trouble.
Aftenposten, Norway
Coast Guard rescues 3 from sailing vessel inside Oregon Inlet, N.C.
Monday 20 October 2008
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people from a sailing vessel that was malfunctioning in heavy weather near Oregon Inlet today.
WNCT, NC
PIRATES “RELEASE S KOREAN AND THAI SHIPS”
Monday 20 October 2008
SOMALI pirates have released a South Korean cargo ship and Thai after receiving ransom payments, according to local reports.
Maritime Global Net, RI
Indian unions boycott meeting
Monday 20 October 2008
INDIAN seafarer unions plan to boycott a meeting with India’s shipping secretary that was due to be held today over the government’s apparent inaction over the detention of the Stolt Valor by Somalia pirates.
Lloyd's List, UK
Grounding of ships: Safety issues ignored by Government
Monday 20 October 2008
A year after the report was published into the grounding of the tanker “Samothraki” in Gibraltar waters the Government has still not fully implemented its recommendations.
Panorama, UK
Ferry operators oppose Marpol amendments
Monday 20 October 2008
The medium-term requirements of Marpol Annex VI, the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, are predicted to add to the worries of ship operators as the cost of the implementation in 2015 of a 0.1 per cent fuel sulphur limit within Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) will drive up the cost of fuel on top of the energy market costs.
GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Shipping cos stick to ramp-up plans
Monday 20 October 2008
NEW DELHI: Undeterred by the global meltdown, Indian shipping companies are
going full steam ahead with their expansion plans.
Economic Times - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
Union steps in to train seafarers
Monday 20 October 2008
The nation's seafaring industry spent the Howard years in a ''policy black hole'', according to the Maritime Union of Australia.
The Canberra Times
Родственникам членов экипажа "Фаины" объявили, что выкуп собран
Monday 20 October 2008
Вчера, 19 октября, на пресс-конференции родственникам членов экипажа судна "Фаина" (Faina), захваченного 25 сентября сомалийскими пиратами, было объявлено, что выкуп за экипаж "Фаины" собран, сообщает сайт Navy.ru.
jewish.ru
В Петербурге испытали модель атомного ледокола нового поколения
Monday 20 October 2008
САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ, 20 октября. Ледокол нового поколения успешно преодолел арктические льды, не покидая Московской заставы Санкт-Петербурга.
ИТАР-ТАСС Урал
Жизнь пассажиров на судне подвергалась опасности
Monday 20 October 2008
Камчатский капитан взял на борт судна в три раза больше пассажиров. Чем это предусмотрено нормой
Восток Медиа
В Британии задержали судно с кокаином стоимостью более одного миллиона фунтов
Monday 20 October 2008
Британские таможенники во время рейда в городе Саутгемптон обнаружили на круизном судне кокаин общей стоимостью более чем миллион фунтов стерлингов.
ГАЗЕТА.GZT.ru
Blame spreads in fatal boat crash
Saturday 18 October 2008
Kevin Lake, 24, of Norwalk may face criminal charges for allegedly piloting the boat Ben Miller was aboard the night he died.
Sandusky Register, USA
MPA doing its best for a cleaner planet
Saturday 18 October 2008
IF THE image of shipping has often suffered from a less than environment- friendly image, that of the bunker industry has been at least as bad, if not worse.
AsiaOne - Singapore
Brussels fails to put heat under reluctant ratifiers
Saturday 18 October 2008
EUROPEAN Union member states have agreed to abide by international maritime conventions they have signed, but only up to 20 years later, and only then on a voluntary basis.
Lloyd's List - London,UK
Customs team charged over missing casino ship
Saturday 18 October 2008
CUSTOMS has suspended seven officials of the Port of Cebu for releasing in June a floating casino and hotel that had yet to pay P12 million in taxes, and which was later discovered to have been towed to Bangladesh, its top official said yesterday.
Manila Standard Today, Philippines
Sub to arrive early: Boat parade Sunday
Saturday 18 October 2008
PORTSMOUTH — A grand welcome is in store for the arrival of the USS New Hampshire Sunday, as the Port City plans to receive the nation's next generation fast attack vessel in style with a boat parade.
Foster's Daily Democrat, NH
Two more seafarers released by Somali pirates arrive home
Saturday 18 October 2008
Sergio Paloma, 44 and Reynaldo Uy, 30 were welcomed by their spouses upon their arrival in Manila via Qatar Air Flight 646.
ABS CBN News, Philippines
«Фаина». Надежда есть
Saturday 18 October 2008
Команда сухогруза «Фаины» будет освобождена из плена сомалийских пиратов в ближайшие дни. Родственники моряков сообщили, что собрали необходимую сумму выкупа, и Уполномоченный ВР по правам человека Нина Карпачева вылетела в Кению. Сумма выкупа держится в строжайшем секрете.
ЛІГА.net
По пути в Венесуэлу моряки крейсера "Петр Великий" отрабатывают нештатные ситуации
Saturday 18 October 2008
Предстоящие в ноябре российско-венесуэльские учения, которые пройдут в Карибском море, не будут направлены против каких-либо стран. Об этом заявил секретарь Совета безопасности нашей страны Николай Патрушев, прибывший с визитом в Венесуэлу.
Первый канал
SKorean firm pays ransom to Somali pirates
Friday 17 October 2008
SEOUL, South Korea – A South Korean shipping company paid a ransom to Somali pirates to free its 22 sailors, an official said Friday.
GMA news.tv, Philippines
Indonesians accused of people smuggling
Friday 17 October 2008
Two Indonesians have been charged with people smuggling after a boat arrived in Australian waters carrying 14 passengers claiming to be Afghan refugees.
The Age, Australia
Gati Coast to Coast acquires M.V Gati Majestic for $ 17mn
Friday 17 October 2008
Gati, leader in express cargo delivery and a pioneer in distribution and supply chain management solutions in India since 1989.has announced the launch of Gati Majestic 10736 DWT Containerized vessel with a carrying capacity of 844 Teu’s.
Moneycontrol.com, India
Japan concerned over Chinese submarines near maritime borders
Friday 17 October 2008
TOKYO, October 17 - Chinese submarines have recently increased their activity near Japan's maritime borders in the East China Sea, a Japanese military source said on Friday.
RIA Novosti, Russia
Seafarers yearn for NIMASA’s training
Friday 17 October 2008
The District Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Seafarers Branch, Comrade Patrick Bunu has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration