NTSB determines cause of grounding of tanker in New Orleans

(Apr 21 2022)

The decision to overtake a tow in a large river bend occupied by multiple vessels during high-river conditions led to the grounding of a tanker and contact with river intake fender systems in New Orleans, Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety...



Latsco partners with Orca AI to increase fleet navigation safety

(Dec 16 2021)

Orca AI, the industry leading AI-based navigation safety platform, has partnered with Greece’s Latsco Shipping Limited, to enable their liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet to increase its situational awareness and navigate safely on congested waterways...



2 foreign cargo ships collide in Gulf of Kutch Gujarat

(Dec 02 2021)

Two foreign cargo ships collided in the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. Indian Coast Guard ships, including a pollution control vessel, are on stand-by in the vicinity and the situation is being closely monitored.



ClassNK releases “PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower ver.2.0”

(Nov 16 2021)

Support tool evaluating minimum propulsion power requirement for ships in compliance with latest IMO guidelines.



145th edition of Brown’s Nautical Almanac

(Oct 14 2021)

“The Sailor’s Bible” is now available.



Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame

(Oct 14 2021)

Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Founder, President & CEO of Tsakos Energy Navigation has been inducted into the highly prestigious International Maritime Hall of Fame in recognition of his visionary contributions to the maritime industry.



Sixth edition ICS Bridge Procedures Guide

(Sep 30 2021)

ICS are pleased to announce that the new edition of the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide is now available to pre-order.



How BSM manages vessel performance

(Sep 21 2021)

Managing vessel performance for a large fleet involves developing the right management systems, not just getting an understanding of individual vessels. We spoke to Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) about it.



IFAN invests $1.2m in future-proofing safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf

(Sep 16 2021)

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced a near $1.2m investment in safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf, that will see significant recapitalisation of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) sites it oper...



Ships set out on trans-Arctic voyage as spring comes to Northern Sea Route

(Jun 18 2021)

LNG carrier Nikolay Urvantsev moves eastwards in this year's first transit shipment on the Russian Arctic sea route.



Tanker broke loose from towline in English Channel

(May 06 2021)

Tanker VARZUGA, understood to be unmanned and on tow to the Aliaga scrap yard in Turkey, broke loose on the afternoon of May 4th in the English Channel north of Cherbourg France.



First new LPG FFA trades completed

(May 05 2021)

The first freight derivatives contract using the Baltic Exchange’s recently launched liquified petroleum gas (LPG) assessment (BLPG3) was traded by Gunvor and Vilma and cleared by CME Group last week (28 April).



New OCIMF Information Paper – Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits

(Mar 31 2021)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published an updated edition of the information paper Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits.



Zeaborn Ship Management builds on navigational excellence with Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

(Mar 18 2021)

Hamburg-based third-party ship manager Zeaborn Ship Management (ZSM) has chosen Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) as the digital navigation platform for its managed tanker fleet.



NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions

(Feb 25 2021)

NAVTOR looks to extend its success in e-Navigation into leadership in vessel analytics and performance optimisation with the acquisition of Tres Solutions.




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Aug-Sept 2022

MEPC78 and tankers - AET - ESG reporting - Tanker Operator Athens report: SIRE 2.0 and seafarer shortage - electric propulsion on tankers