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Vessel On-Site for New MH370 Search

By MarEx 2018-01-22 18:14:18

Ocean Infinity's multi-purpose vessel Seabed Constructor is on-site and ready to re-start the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The plane went missing in the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing...

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Transas Global Conference Aims at Practical Digital Solutions

By MarEx 2018-01-23 01:13:00

Moving from smart talk to practical solutions and learning from other industries will be the twin themes of an industry event scheduled for Vancouver in March. Technology will be an enabler, but the maritime industry will have to be prepared to...

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Second String of TurkStream Pipeline gets Go Ahead

By MarEx 2018-01-22 23:20:42

Gazprom has received approval from Turkey for the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section stretching to the Turkish coast. TurkStream is a new export gas pipeline stretching from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea. The project...

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Dutch Shipowner Orders Electric Inland Barges

By MarEx 2018-01-22 21:55:00

Dutch electrical firm Werkina, Lloyd's Register, Asto Shipyard and inland barge operator Port-Liner are working on Europe's first electrically powered inland container vessel. The first five small ships in the series will be completed this year, and six larger vessels are...

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Tanzania Closes its Open Registry

By MarEx 2018-01-22 21:16:00

Tanzania has temporarily closed its maritime registry to foreign vessels while it reviews the status of all ships flying its flag. President John Magufuli announced the suspension on Friday in response to a string of arrests involving Tanzanian-flagged vessels for drug smuggling...

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Ordering Activity Shows Signs of Recovery

By MarEx 2018-01-22 20:12:00

Shipping consultancy Clarksons says that newbuild ordering activity remained quite low in 2017, though it improved over the rock-bottom levels seen at the bottom of the business cycle in 2016.  Total orders were up at 902, 50 percent better than...

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Court Rejects Eni's Attempt to End Drillship Contract

By MarEx 2018-01-22 19:25:00

Eni's multi-million-dollar suit against Transocean over the performance of the drillship Deepwater Pathfinder has ended in a $180 million judgement - against Eni.  In 2013, Eni filed suit against Transocean, alleging that the Pathfinder's downtime exceeded industry standards and that...

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Regional Route Sharing First in the Baltic Sea

By MarEx 2018-01-22 17:49:55

The days may soon be over when mariners have to pick up a radio to take on the cumbersome task of reporting their vessel and route parameters every time they cross into a new vessel traffic services (VTS) area -...

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Armenia Joins the IMO

By MarEx 2018-01-22 17:10:23

The Republic of Armenia has become the latest Member of the IMO, following the deposit of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on January 19.

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