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McQuilling publishes "2020-2024 Tanker Market Outlook Scorecard"

(Feb 13 2020)

Broker McQuilling Services hasreleased its 2020 to 2024 Tanker Market Outlook, available for free download from the company website (registration required).

Houston Chronicle article "Life onboard a VLCC"

(Feb 13 2020)

The Houston Chronicle has published an article "life onboard a VLCC" based on a journalist visit to Euronav's Aral docked at Moda Midstream’s crude oil export terminal in Ingleside on Jan. 25

Sanctioned North Korea tanker photographed doing STS transfer off Shanghai

(Feb 13 2020)

A sanctioned North Korean tanker has been photographed doing a ship to ship transfer off the coast of Shanghai in January, according to US owned North Korean news service NK News.

Tanker incident in Malacca Strait

(Feb 13 2020)

On Feb 9 crew on tanker Swarna Jayanti found a "perpetrator" in the engine room. Some valves (engine spares) were reported missing). The crew were not injured.

Martin Shaw – what “human element” means

(Feb 13 2020)

Tanker companies which embrace the “human element” appreciate people’s role as successful goalkeepers (rather than someone to blame), acknowledge the limits of procedures, manage onboard complexity, are careful about how we introduce automation, and...

Scrubbers have "limited impact on marine environments" - cruise association

(Feb 13 2020)

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has highlighted three studies showing that scrubbers have minimal impact on water and sediment quality, and marine life.

InterManager - reducing enclosed space deaths

(Feb 13 2020)

One of the biggest causes of death onboard vessels today is enclosed spaces - people collapse due to the atmosphere or other reasons, and cannot be rescued. Captain Kuba Szymanski, secretary general of InterManager, suggested some better ways we ca...

SCF Angara’s crew rescues seven fishermen in Gulf of Finland

(Feb 13 2020)

On 6 February 2020 at 23:50 local time, the tanker SCF Angara, whilst en-route from the Port of Ust-Luga to Copenhagen, received a distress signal from the Russian fishing trawler Pongoma, which was sinking on the traverse of Tallinn, 26 nautical mil...

Korean Register launches new apps and online service for customers

(Feb 13 2020)

Korean Register (KR) has released a newly-upgraded suite of online services for customers.

SCF Group expands LNG fleet and strengthens partnership with Total

(Feb 13 2020)

On 4 February 2020, a naming ceremony was held for SCF Group’s latest LNG carrier, SCF La Perouse, named after Jean-François de la Pérouse, a French explorer of the Pacific.

SMART LNG, a Sovcomflot and NOVATEK JV, signs financing and time-charter agreements

(Feb 13 2020)

SMART LNG, LLC (“SMART LNG”), a joint venture of Sovcomflot and NOVATEK, signed an agreement with VEB.RF Group for lease financing of four Arc7 icebreaking LNG carriers for the Arctic LNG 2 project.

MAN Energy Solution launches open initiative for digital data integration and collaboration

(Feb 13 2020)

The new digital platform mýa provides asset owners with a single, secure interface to data from multiple equipment manufacturers.

Damen Ballast Water Treatment Ex deckhouse

(Feb 13 2020)

Damen has developed standard Ballast Water Treatment Ex certified deckhouses that can withstand slamming of waves. These deckhouses can be placed on the open deck of a tanker vessel.

Damen introduces BWPF Barge

(Feb 13 2020)

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge (BWPF) to assist vessels in complying with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.

Corona virus + sanctions may depress tanker market - VesselsValue

(Feb 06 2020)

A combination of tankers coming onto the market as sanctions are lifted (punishing companies from transporting Iranian cargo) - and the Corona virus - could depress tanker rates, says Vessels Value.


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