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New Bunkering operation in Nacala, Mozambique

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 06:02
Press Release – Petromoc Bunkering is pleased to announce the opening early September 2018 of its new bunker supply operation in Nacala Port ( Mozambique ) and Offshore. Both IFO 180 cst and MGO low sulfur will be available. Deliveries will be effected by MT Prima, a fully dedicated and equipped bunker tanker. Petromoc Bunkering Lda is […]
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Shell Marine discusses engine protection beyond 2020

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 06:07
Marine lubricant choices to address International Maritime Organization restrictions on the fuels used by ships from 2020 must be based on verifiable cylinder oil performance data and engine testing to cover all operating conditions, according to the new General Manager of Shell Marine, Joris Van Brussel.   Based in Singapore, Joris has gained experience across […]
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Transpac Boom Rolls On

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:44
By Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) Container spot rates on the transpacific have continued to soar as shippers scramble for space to beat 1 September US import tariff hikes. Anecdotal reports from China suggest carriers are obtaining substantial premiums in return for guaranteed loading of containers. This week’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded a further jump in […]
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Delay-Hit Felixstowe Loses Another Service

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:24
by Alexander Whiteman (TheLoadstar) CMA CGM heaped further misery on the port of Felixstowe this week by announcing it would withdraw one of its services from the gateway. The Epic 1 rotation, which connects Northern Europe with the Indian subcontinent, will instead use London Gateway as its UK port of call. CMA CGM said: “In a continued […]
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Facepalm: Some Idiot Drives Truck Onto a NorCal Jetty Last Year To Watch Waves… Needed An Airlift Out

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:07
The U.S. Coast Guard had to rescue a man from the Humboldt Bay north jetty in northern California last year after he drove his truck on the jetty and became stranded by heavy surf. The Coast Guard says it dispatched a helicopter crew and lifeboat to the scene after it was notified at approximately 11:26 a.m. […]
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What Are The The Top 5 Deadliest Hurricanes On Record?

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:06
Hurricane Image By Sasa Kadrijevic, Shutterstock by Ava Meyer (Reuters) – Puerto Rico has raised the official death toll from Hurricane Maria to nearly 3,000 following a study ordered by the governor of the U.S. territory. The report found an estimated 2,975 deaths could be attributed directly or indirectly to Maria, the most powerful storm […]
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Russia’s Yamal LNG Exports Accelerate in Time for Winter

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:34
Liquefied natural gas exports from Novatek's Yamal terminal in the Arctic have come on stream faster than expected over the summer and exceeded volumes from Russia's only other LNG facility, Sakhalin, for the first time in August.
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Bankrupt Titanic Collector Is Selling Everything

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:25
Titanic April 14, 1912, drawing appeared in John Walker’s book AN UNSINKABLE TITANIC EVERY SHIP ITS OWN LIFEBOAT published 1912. Photo via Shutterstock. by Dawn McCarty (Bloomberg) The story of the doomed luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic proved so alluring that divers were searching for the wreck seven decades after it sank to the bottom of […]
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Rolls-Royce Helps Hoist The Modern Mainsail

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:14
Battery room photo by Carlsturdy, Shutterstock by Ellen Milligan (Bloomberg) Hoist the mainsail — a thing that looks like a giant vertical pipe — and switch on your battery the size of a small bus: merchant shippers are trying out bold new approaches in their battle to improve environmental performance against a backdrop of mounting […]
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Need to Relax? Try Listening to the Sounds of an Idling Icebreaker Beset by Ice

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 23:44
I’ll take idling arctic icebreaker beset in ice and snow over North Atlantic cargo ship in winter storm any day.  Via Relax Sleep ASMR: 10 hours video of Arctic ambience with frozen ocean, ice cracking, snow falling, icebreaker idling and distant howling wind sound. Natural white noise sounds generated by the wind and snow falling, combined with […]
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This Video of a Lab Simulated Rogue Wave Will Make Your Palms Sweat

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 22:28
It’s a sailor’s worst nightmare. A monster wave that comes out of nowhere, two to three times bigger than the others. In certain cases, waves like this are capable of swallowing a ship whole. Yet to this day we still don’t know much about rogue waves or how they form. Actually, most of what we […]
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UK To Spend $100+ Million to Explore GPS/Galileo Alternative

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 20:03
Image of an EU Galileo gnss global positioning satellite. Britain may be denied full access to the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system on security grounds after Brexit and this may cost UK firms billions of pounds, hundreds of jobs and create national security problems for the nation. In light of this the British government announced that […]
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Houston Eyes Exotic Bonds To Pay For A $15 Billion Dike

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:38
by Jack Kaskey (Bloomberg) — A massive dike to hold back storm-driven floods surging in from the Gulf of Mexico was first proposed after Hurricane Ike devastated the Houston-area coast a decade ago. Last year’s Hurricane Harvey disaster brought fresh enthusiasm for the languishing project – along with a wave of investor interest. Now city and […]
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Experts Predict A $4/Barrel Crude Oil Boost On 2020 IMO Rules

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:00
  by Alex Longley and Irene García Pérez (Bloomberg) New regulations to curb pollution from the world’s shipping fleet could lift crude prices by $4 a barrel when the measures come into effect in 2020, according to a Bloomberg survey of 13 oil industry analysts. That’s because the changes from the International Maritime Organization, a […]
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Wave Energy – Scientists Still Looking For A Killer App

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:29
by Sophie Hares (Reuters) – Energy from the ocean breakers that pound Mexico’s Pacific Coast could soon be turned into electricity as an Israeli joint venture finalizes permits and financing for the country’s first wave energy plant. Wave power development has long lagged renewable rivals such as solar, but Eco Wave Power says it could […]
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300 Pacific Ocean Sea Turtles Dead Off Mexican Coast

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:12
by Jose Cortes (Reuters) – About 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead off the southern coast of Mexico on Tuesday, trapped in fishing nets, shortly after more than 100 dead turtles were recovered. Fishermen in the southern state of Oaxaca discovered the turtles in the seaside community of Barra de Colotepec, said Heliodoro Diaz, the […]
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How To Build A Massive LEGO Ship

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:51
Lego makes ridiculously cool MAERSK Lego ship kits but if you really want to impress your friends you’ll need to purchase haze grey blocks in bulk and build your own. You’ll also need to find an instruction manual. Luckily LEGO master builder John Hagerman has your back with detailed instructions for building a half dozen ships including […]
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WATCH: Model Emma Maersk Under Tow Looks Just Like the Real Thing

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:45
A 1:65 scale model of the Emma Maersk under tow at SMG Ijmond ship model harbor in the Netherlands on September 20, 2015.
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Advice For A Young Ship’s Officer.

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:44
by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new ship can be an intimidating place for a deck officer so here are a few tips to get you started and to remind you of what is important once you are underway.  Find a great mentor aboard your ship and if you can’t, find a new ship. A great […]
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Advice For A Young Watch Officer

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:43
By John Konrad (gCaptain) A new ship can be an intimidating place for a deck officer so here are a few tips to get you started and to remind you of what is important when you show up for watch. – When underway do not hit anything, anytime, for any reason. – Ears, Eyes and […]
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