Capt. Seog’s actions recognized by IMO

October 6, 2011

2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to go to piracy survivor From the latest IMO News Magazine The 2011 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea will be awarded to Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry. He was nominated by the Government of the Republic of Korea for his heroic actions to keep his vessel and crew safe, while…

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Korean giant gains foothold in Nova Scotia

June 23, 2011

In other Shiyard news… sort of… Korean shipyard heavyweight, DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) has open a facility in Nova Scotia. Yes, you heard right. In March 2010, Daewoo, the province of Nova Scotia, and the federal government, entered a partership to transform a defunct rail car manufacturing plant into a modern windmill factory. Daewoo and the government spent $40 million dollars (~20 each) converting the Trenton Works rail…

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E is for “damn, thats big”

April 8, 2011

This is not news anymore, but it is still pretty darn awe inspiring. Maersk placed an order for 10 copies of their new class of ships, the Triple E. The ships are massive cargo movers; with a capacity for 18,000 teu. The biggest cargo ships afloat; bigger ships have been built, namely tankers, but very few are still in service. With twin propulsion plants, they are designed for slow steaming,…

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Black out – on purpose

December 11, 2008

Martin’s Marine Engineering Page – www.dieselduck.net has suspended access to the main website, and The Common Rail forum area, from December 10th to December 13th, 2008, to show support for the two merchant marine officers of the VLCC Hebei Spirit. On December 10th, 2008, the Captain and Chief Officer of the tanker Hebei Spirit, were ordered jailed by the government of Korea. A large crane barge, operated by Samsung (Korea’s…

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Solidarity needed

December 1, 2008

The tanker Hebei Spirit was holed while at anchor in South Korean, by a wayward crane barge in strong winds. The accident resulted in the tanker spilling crude oil, a third the size of the Exxon Valdez, which contaminated the Korean coastline. The two senior deck officers on the VLCC at the time, Capt and Chief Mate, remain in Korea unable to go free, despite several inquiries clearing them of…

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Big oil spill in Norway and Korea

December 16, 2007

StatoilHydro: Broken hose caused 25,000 barrel North Sea oil spill2007-12-14 15:20:43 – OSLO, Norway (AP) – Government-controlled oil company StatoilHydro ASA said Friday that a 25,000-barrel North Sea oil spill was caused by a broken hose used to load crude onto tankers. The spill, which happened Wednesday, was the second worst in Norway’s offshore history. The oil, spilled at the Statfjord offshore field, was not expected to reach the Norwegian…

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