Performance Shipping Inc. announces agreement to acquire fifth Aframax tanker

(Nov 12 2020)

Performance Shipping Inc., (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of tankers, announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase the M/T Kalamas, a 105,400...



The Mission to Seafarers announces winners of annual Seafarers’ Awards, Singapore

(Nov 12 2020)

Online awards celebrate seafarers, shore staff and innovation supporting seafarer welfare.



Nor-Shipping 2021 and YoungShip showcase new generation of talent with Young Entrepreneur Award

(Nov 12 2020)

Nor-Shipping and YoungShip are once again looking to shine a spotlight on emerging maritime talent and solutions, with the announcement of the Young Entrepreneur Award 2021 (YEA).



OCIMF publishes Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents

(Nov 12 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new information paper, Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents, which provides guidance to enhance policies and procedures regarding the safe use of Electronic Cha...



EM&I – laser scanning could replace tank entry

(Oct 15 2020)

Asset integrity management company EM&I is developing laser scanning methods for tanks on offshore vessels, which could remove the need for people to enter tanks to do inspections.



RPT-Venezuela's PDVSA to install ship-to-ship hub away from shore

(Oct 08 2020)

Venezuela’s state-run oil firm PDVSA is informing customers about a new hub for doing ship-to-ship transfers for exports in a location away from shore.



FueLNG drives LNG bunkering infrastructure expansion in Singapore

(Oct 08 2020)

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has named Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), FueLNG Bellina.



ABS to Class another four Very Large Ethane Carriers for Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical

(Oct 07 2020)

Four new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) ordered by Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL) are to be built to ABS Class.



NAVTOR cements e-Navigation lead with German growth

(Sep 17 2020)

NAVTOR, the number one global provider of maritime e-Navigation solutions, is looking to consolidate its market leadership with a new office in Germany.



Chemical tanker grounding and ENC data accuracy

(Sep 10 2020)

A report by BSU into a chemical tanker grounding gives interesting insight into the importance of understanding the accuracy of electronic chart data.



Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information

(Aug 27 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information.



Oil tankers stripped of flags after breaching U.S. sanctions to secretly ship Iranian oil

(Aug 27 2020)

Four oil tankers have been stripped of their flags following an NBC News investigation.



OCIMF announces temporary remote inspection option for SIRE programme

(Aug 20 2020)

As a temporary measure - and to guard against the spread of COVID-19 - the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is now providing a remote inspection option as an additional tool within its Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) programme.



Isle of Man Ship Registry’s QUALSHIP 21 status confirmed by US Coast Guard

(Jul 30 2020)

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has retained its place within the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 programme, designed to recognise foreign-flagged vessels that maintain the highest safety and quality standards.



Tanker grounding, Lofoten

(Jul 30 2020)

Product tanker KEY FIGHTER ran aground in Lofoten, Norway, south of Restlandet, while en route from Stokkmarknes to Rest, Restlandet.




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