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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea… And It’s HUGE

News from gCaptain - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:08
The 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm has 87 wind turbines capable of generating enough green energy to power almost 600,000 UK homes. By Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) — Orsted A/S unveiled the world’s largest offshore wind farm, an 87-turbine complex in the Irish Sea covering an area more than double the size of Manhattan. The […]
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Four Injured After Coast Guard Boats Collide in Buzzards Bay

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:56
Two U.S. Coast Guard boat crews collided Wednesday during a training exercises in Buzzards Bay off Falmouth, Massachusetts, injuring four crew members. The 29-foot tactical boat crews were involved in maneuvers and training when they collide at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Coast Guard reported. Both boats returned to Station Woods Hole under their own power […]
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Incident Video: Cargo Ship Spends Day at Greek Beach

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:22
The 116-meter general cargo ship Arslanbey spent much of Tuesday aground at a beach in Greece. Video posted online shows the ship firmly aground near what appears to be a nice little tourist spot along the Aegen Sea. AIS data showed the ship was still aground Wednesday night with two tugs on scene. The ship […]
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ESL Shipping’s New Eco Bulkers to Transit Northern Sea Route to Baltic Sea

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:08
Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will send its two new eco-friendly bulk carriers through the Northern Sea Route to Baltic Sea for their maiden voyage from the shipyard. The two vessels, named Vikki and Haaga, are described as the world’s most eco-friend bulk carriers. Vikki was delivered this week from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, […]
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ONE Presents 2020 Global Sulphur Limit Plan

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:47
Freshly-minted ocean carrier ONE says it has identified using low sulphur Hybrid oil as the best solution for complying with the upcoming 2020 global sulphur limit for bunker fuel. ONE Line, which launched in April following the combination of Japanese container lines NYK, MOL, and K-Line, revealed details of its 2020 plan this week after […]
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Viking to Acquire Free-Fall Lifeboat Maker Norsafe

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:37
Danish maritime safety equipment company VIKING Life-Saving Equipment announced today it has acquired Norwegian lifeboat-builder Norsafe.  Established in 1903, Norsafe produces a full range of free-fall lifeboats and fast rescue boats with davits and have supplied over 28,000 lifeboats to the global ship market over the years. Its advanced lifeboat products are manufactured in accordance […]
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U.S. Energy Operations Begin Recovering After Tropical Storm Gordon

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:32
HOUSTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Energy companies and port operators along the U.S. Gulf Coast took steps on Wednesday to resume operations after Tropical Storm Gordon shut 9 percent of the region’s oil and gas output. Coast Guard inspectors flew over ports in Mississippi and Alabama to inspect the facilities, which remained closed to most […]
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Dirty Secrets: Tainted Bunker Fuel Sparks Calls for Tighter Quality Control in Shipping

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:10
By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Sept 5 (Reuters) – A wave of contaminated fuel that has clogged and damaged engines on hundreds of oil tankers and container vessels in the past months has pushed shippers to demand stricter quality controls around the world. The calls are shining a light on the notoriously opaque shipping fuel sector, […]
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Three New Arc7 LNG Carriers Headed for Russia’s Yamal LNG Terminal

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:01
By Sabina Zawadzki LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Three new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers capable of plowing through the Arctic ice have completed sea trials in recent weeks and are due to start operations at the Yamal LNG terminal in northern Russia, Reuters shipping data shows. Novatek’s Yamal terminal has been ramping up LNG […]
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VIKING acquires leading lifeboat manufacturer

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 05:45
The acquisition of lifeboat solution provider Norsafe is another boost for VIKING’s worldwide capabilities, ensuring a unique and unmatched product and service offering in the maritime safety industry.   Press Release – Viking – Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired Norsafe, the Norwegian boatbuilder […]
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Transocean May Reactivate 3 Rigs A Year As Recovery Takes Hold

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 05:32
by David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Transocean, the world’s biggest offshore oil driller, may reactivate two to three mothballed rigs a year as the industry embarks on a full-fledged recovery for deepwater exploration. In announcing a $2.7 billion deal for a rival operator, Transocean Ltd. cited a forecast by energy consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd. that day-rates in […]
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Eagle Bulk Reveals 19-Vessel Scrubber Initiative

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 16:38
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE) announced today that it has entered into a series of agreements for the purchase of up to 37 exhaust gas cleaning systems (i.e., scrubbers) to be retrofitted on vessels within its fleet, becoming the latest shipping company to show its hand as it related 2020 low sulphur fuel compliance. The […]
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Storm Gordon Halts Some Energy Production in U.S. Gulf

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:34
HOUSTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Two more oil producers pulled employees out of Tropical Storm Gordon’s path, and oil companies cut 9 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production on Tuesday as the storm churned toward an expected nighttime landfall. The storm, which is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane […]
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INTERCARGO Calls for Corrective Action on Designation of Certain Fertilizer Cargo Under IMSBC Code

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:30
INTERCARGO, the international trade association representing the interests of dry cargo vessel owners, is calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to correct the designation of certain ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer cargo under the IMSBC code in response to the publication of the casualty report into the total loss of the M/V Cheshire. In August 2017, […]
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WATCH: Tanker Smashes Bridge as Typhoon Jebi Slams Japan

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:24
A tanker smashed into the bridge linking Japan’s Kansai International Airport with the mainland on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon slammed Japan’s western coast. The tanker, named Houn Maru, was anchored in Osaka Bay but strong winds produced by Typhoon Jebi proved just too much and the ship drifted into the bridge, causing damage to […]
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Transocean to Acquire Ocean Rig in $2.9 Billion Deal

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:36
By Will Wade and Simon Casey (Bloomberg) — Transocean Ltd., the world’s largest offshore drilling company, agreed to buy a smaller rival in a $2.9 billion deal, with rates for deepwater rigs forecast to double in two years. The cash-and-stock acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. will give Transocean a fleet of nine ultra-deepwater drillships […]
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Gordon to Make Landfall Along Central Gulf Coast as Hurricane -NWS

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 09:11
Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast tonight as a hurricane, the NWS National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. In its 10 a.m. CDT update, TS Gordon was centered over the eastern Gulf of Mexico about 145 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. On the forecast track, […]
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French Navy Ready to Act if Scallop War Clashes Erupt Again

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:01
PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The French Navy is ready to intervene if clashes between French and British fishermen over access to scallop-rich seabeds erupt again on the open seas, Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said on Tuesday. Travert said he had spoken to his British counterpart and that talks between the two sides were due […]
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Greek Seamen End Strike After Reaching Deal on Wage Increase

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 07:37
ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Greek seamen on Tuesday called off a strike that had kept ferries and passengers stranded in ports around the country, after reaching a deal with employers on a wage increase. The strike, which started at 0600 (0300 GMT) on Monday, was led by the PNO seamen’s federation and other unions […]
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Inmarsat unveils major new IoT service for the shipping industry

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 06:06
Press Release – 4 September 2018: Inmarsat today unveils Fleet Data, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service, which will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard data more efficiently, and as a result will help accelerate the adoption of IoT across the maritime industry. Developed in partnership with Danelec Marine, Fleet […]
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