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Tanker charter rates may be "down 80 per cent"

(Feb 27 2020)

Some tanker charter rates have dropped 80 per cent due to drop in oil demand following the Corona virus, according to International Chamber of Shipping Secretary General Guy Platten, in an interview with Reuters.



Captain of crude tanker shot in Eastern Venezuela

(Feb 27 2020)

The captain of a crude tanker was shot by assailants boarding the ship while anchored off eastern Venezuela, according to a Reuters report.



Pemex tanker seeks towage support in high winds

(Feb 27 2020)

Pemex tanker Mariano Abasolo requested support to tow it to port, but it could not be provided, due to waves of 5-7 feet and 60kph winds, according to a report in Mexican news service La Jornada (via Google Translate).



LPG tanker engine room fire off Peloponnese, Greece

(Feb 27 2020)

An LPG tanker Epic Burano suffered an engine room fire on Feb 19, in the Mediterranean South of Peloponnese Greece, after leaving an anchorage in Malta, accortding to a Maritime Bulletin report.



9 seafarers kidnapped offshore Benin

(Feb 27 2020)

9 seafarers have been kidnapped in a tanker Alpine Penelope offshore Benin, according to a Dryad Global report.



Scoutbase – prevent human error with real-time data

(Feb 27 2020)

Danish start-up Scoutbase is developing better ways for shipping companies to find out where their seafarers experience challenges in everyday work - before they turn into accidents.



How to find the maritime digital technology you want - Dimitris Lyras

(Feb 27 2020)

Not all digital technology offered to the maritime industry will help us - and the technology which would help us is often not on offer. Dimitris Lyras, director of Lyras Shipping, and maritime software company Ulysses Systems, shared some ideas on h...



Stephenson Harwood advises Nordea on US$533 million refinancing of 31 vessels

(Feb 27 2020)

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Nordea Bank Abp (Nordea) on a US$533 million secured revolving credit facility provided to Teekay Tankers group, in relation to the refinancing of 31 vessels across two flag states.



West P&I to acquire stake in Nordic Marine Insurance

(Feb 27 2020)

The West of England P&I Club has announced that it will acquire a significant stake in specialist marine insurance provider Nordic Marine Insurance (NMI).



KPI Bridge Oil agrees merger with OceanConnect Marine

(Feb 27 2020)

KPI Bridge Oil announced that it has agreed to acquire OceanConnect Marine. Subject to the receipt of regulatory approval, the two companies will merge to form a new brand and entity, KPI OceanConnect.



OSM to install TM Master on their entire fleet

(Feb 27 2020)

Global premium provider of maritime and offshore management services OSM Maritime Group has extended their partnership with Tero Marine as their preferred provider of fleet management software.



Coronavirus increases demand for Eastern European crew

(Feb 27 2020)

As global restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak begin to impact the shipping industry, crewing specialist Danica reports an increase in enquiries from shipping companies seeking to employ Eastern European crew but says, as yet, salaries have n...



Bulugo digital platform to simplify marine fuels and lubricants procurement

(Feb 27 2020)

A new online platform has been developed to help ship operators source marine fuels and lubricants in ports across the world.



Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool celebrates 15 years of successful cooperation

(Feb 27 2020)

The successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool, established in 2005, presently consists of about 20 high-quality and fuel-efficient Suezmax tankers.



BMA: quality, partnership, sustainability and how the human element will fit with technology in 2020

(Feb 27 2020)

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has outlined its goals for the next 12 months, with quality growth, partnership, sustainability and the effective use of technology sitting at the top of its agenda.




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