USCG to get new Heavy Icebreaker

April 26, 2019

Polar Security Cutter contract awarded to recapitalize nation’s Arctic capabilities WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail…

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Piracy: Still an important concern

April 26, 2019

During January-April 2019, four incidents of unauthorised boarding of ships in locations of close proximity to each other were reported in the western sector of Singapore Strait. All four incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges and dredger while underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS). Of the four incidents, two incidents reported loss of scrap metal, and nothing was reported stolen in the other two…

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OCIMF extends access to Tanker Management and Self Assessment reports to non-members

March 2, 2019

10 January 2018 – London – OCIMF will extend access to Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) reports to non-OCIMF members from 14 January 2019. This major change will mean more information is available to more users, which will help improve overall safety and marine assurance. Access to TMSA reports was previously restricted to OCIMF members, but will now be extended to non-OCIMF members who are registered as Ship Inspection…

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Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and CleanTech Alliance Seattle Sign Cross Border Memorandum of Understanding

February 27, 2019

Vancouver, CANADA – February 21, 2019 — With the aim of encouraging cross-border collaboration to achieve a greener planet through the adoption of clean technologies, the CleanTech Alliance and Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre met in an international breakfast, which was attended by the British Columbia Premier John Horgan. The two associations, represented by Tom Ranken, President of CleanTech Alliance and Jeanette Jackson, Managing Director of Foresight have signed a memorandum of…

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Corvus Energy awarded the marine world’s biggest battery package by Norwegian Electric Systems

February 27, 2019

Bergen, Norway and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – February 27, 2019 – Corvus Energy has signed a contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the marine world’s largest battery package to be installed on board Havila Kystruten’s coastal vessels.y “This is a big step for the cruising industry and we are extremely proud to receive this order. It demonstrates that we drive technology further by pushing boundaries for the use…

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Transport Canada seeking your input on new MPR

October 30, 2018

Marine Personnel Regulations – those regulations that dictate everything for professional seafarers in Canada – are coming – many years late (for STCW2010), but they are coming. As a seafarer in Canada I have been “blindsided” by lack of consultation in the past when drawing up these regs that directly affect us. Now, it looks like TC wants y/our input. Lets gives it to them. I will try to attend…

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Cargotec joins the global Rainmaking maritime startup accelerator programme

October 16, 2018

Cargotec joins a Trade & Transport Impact programme that connects world leading startups and corporations to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. This is the first programme of its kind in terms of scale and global scope within maritime and logistics. The programme is initiated by Rainmaking Ltd. It is scheduled to last three years with its main venue in Hamburg, Germany. Cargotec is one of…

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Best Practices from the OCIMF

October 14, 2018

OCIMF releases new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas for improvement and increase safety. They also assure companies that high standards of navigation and watchkeeping are being maintained….

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