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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.

MOL Plans Four 20,000 TEU LNG Mega-Ships

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the largest and oldest of Japan’s international ocean carrier companies, has got the green light for four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU containerships that have been under construction with Samsung Heavy Industries.

Rolls-Royce Marine First Step to Making Unmanned Ships Happen

Rolls-Royce Marine has taken the first in a strategy to making autonomous ships happen. The Fjord1 ferry project to operate a battery-powered, double-ended ferry for the crossing between Norway’s Anda and Lote using an automatic system will be ready to go into service next year.

Double Attack on Ships by Pirates off Indonesia

2 ships were attacked by pirates recently in the straits of Malacca and Singapore. On March 21st four men boarded the Capetan Giorgis. On the same day seven attackers were reported boarding the MSC Vancouver.

Doctrine of Utmost Good Faith is Alive and Well in US Courts

As I reflect back on legal trends in the area of marine insurance over the past year, the doctrine of Utmost Most Good faith (Or Uberrimae Fidei) stands out, yet again. On the one hand, the year 2014 represented an ongoing platform for reform of the UK MIA 1906 including reform of the doctrine of […]

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