Vessel On-Site for New MH370 Search
Court Rejects Eni's Attempt to End Drillship Contract
Good Samaritan Killed During Fishing Boat Rescue
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Vessel On-Site for New MH370 Search

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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Court Rejects Eni's Attempt to End Drillship Contract

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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Good Samaritan Killed During Fishing Boat Rescue

On Saturday night, a good samaritan rescuer died while attempting to save the crew of a sinking fishing boat in waters south of Hong Kong.  The fishing boat had collided with a merchant vessel about 40 nm south of Hong...

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Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deepsea ecosystems, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Exeter and Greenpeace. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and...

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Shipowners Call for Ban on Carrying High Sulfur Fuel

An unusual coalition of shipping associations and environmental groups have joined together to advocate for a general ban on the carriage of high sulfur heavy fuel oil (HFO), except aboard vessels with exhaust scrubbers.  After 2020, IMO regulations will prohibit...

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Tanzania Closes its Open Registry

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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World Economic Forum Points to Four Top Global Risks

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report for 2018 has been released, covering more risks than ever, but focusing in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions.  Each year the Global Risks Report...

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Regional Route Sharing First in the Baltic Sea

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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Dutch Shipowner Orders Electric Inland Barges

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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Armenia Joins the IMO

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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Good Maritime Enterprises Run Risks With Machining . . . Great Maritime Enterprises Manage Them With VTI

[Advertorial] We're not your grandfather's machine shop at Valley Tool, Inc. As a new generation of American machinists, VTI’s 20 years of experience in custom tooling, machining and parts specialty jobbing spans multiple...

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