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Oil Tanker and US Navy Ship Collide Near Singapore

Ten US Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided near Singapore, the Navy says. The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred. A wide-ranging […]

Ro/Ro Roll On Roll Off Accidents in Last Century

. MV Princess Victoria in 1953 killing 133 people SS Heraklion in 1966 killing over 200 people TEV Wahine in 1968 killing 52 people MV_A_Regina ran aground and wrecked in 1985. MS Herald of Free Enterprise in 1987 killing 193 people MS Jan Heweliusz in 1993 killing 55 people MS Estonia in 1994 killing 852 people MS Express Samina in 2000 killing […]

Ebook on Marine Cargo Claims

Ebook published on Marine Cargo Claims

Japan Plans to Build Remote Controlled Cargo Vessels

Several shipbuilders and shipping firms in Japan have joined forces to develop remote-controlled cargo vessels that could be launched by 2025, according to the country’s Nikkei business newspaper.

Arab Ports Deny Entry to Quatari Vessels

Qatari-flagged vessels are not being allowed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Saudi Arabia after Arab nations decided to cut ties with the oil-rich country.

Eimskip Orders 3 New Container Ships

Three new containerships have been ordered by Iceland’s Eimskip Ltd. and Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line A/S. The ice class ships will comply with the newly adopted IMO Polar Code and IMO NOx TIER III requirements.

Pirates Attack Tanker in Gulf of Oman

Pirates attacked an oil tanker owned by Navig8 Product Tankers in the Gulf of Oman yesterday. Reportedly, a skiff with pirates approached the tanker but the security team on board were able to secure the tanker.

YARA and Kongsberg to Build Autonomous Ship

Norwegian agricultural company Yara plans to launch world’s first fully electric autonomous vessel in 2018. The ship is expected to conduct short sea operations unmanned. The container feedership will carry 100 to 120 containers for voyages of up to approximately 30 nautical miles.

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