Sarawak minister urges Putrajaya to allow single hull to operate in rivers and coastal waters

(Dec 03 2020)

The Sarawak Ministry of Transport has appealed to the federal Transport Ministry to allow registered single hull, single bottom tanker ships to operate in the coastal waters and rivers of Sarawak.



Monjasa acquires Golden-Agri Stena tanker for Middle East operations

(Nov 26 2020)

Oil and shipping group, Monjasa, acquires the oil and chemical tanker Monjasa Server (9,600-dwt) from Golden-Agri Stena.



EM&I to hold ‘live’ online demonstrations of their ‘NoMan’

(Nov 19 2020)

Remote surveys are quickly becoming the ‘new norm’ and EM&I have now extended this capability to ‘showcase’ new technology without the need to be there physically.



Venezuela sends two more of its own oil tankers to deliver exports

(Oct 08 2020)

Two Venezuela-owned oil tankers are crossing the Atlantic Ocean jointly carrying about 1.2 million barrels of heavy crude, vessel tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Tuesday.



Indian Coast Guard escorts immobile oil tanker MT New Diamond to Fujairah Port in UAE

(Oct 08 2020)

Three Indian Coast Guard ships are escorting damaged MT New Diamond, as it is being towed away from the Sri Lankan Coast to the Fujairah Port in the United Arab Emirates.



Blaze-hit oil tanker on way to UAE for repairs

(Oct 08 2020)

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will have to wait longer to get its consignment of three lakh metric tonnes of crude oil from the blaze-hit Panamanian oil tanker MT New Diamond as the vessel is being towed to Fujairah port for repairs.



Coming Soon - ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), Fifth Edition

(Oct 07 2020)

ICS Publications will be launching the latest edition of its widely used Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) in January 2021.



Stolt Tankers to purchase five chemical tankers from CTG

(Sep 03 2020)

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) has announced that Stolt Tankers B.V. has agreed to acquire five chemical tankers from Chemical Transportation Group (CTG) for trading in the Stolt Tankers Joint Service.



3 rescued, 14 missing after ship collision in east China

(Aug 20 2020)

The accident occurred at 3:39 a.m., when an oil tanker carrying about 3,000 tonnes of gasoline collided with a cargo ship loaded with sand and gravel, causing a fire on the deck of the oil tanker and the latter to sink.



SMART MARINE named as representative in Azerbaijan for APC MarineLINE®

(Aug 13 2020)

Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc., (APC) has newly appointed the company, SMART MARINE, to serve as its MarineLINE® sales and marketing representative in Azerbaijan.



Shandong Shipping chooses to line cargo tanks of new build tankers with MarineLINE® Coating

(Jul 09 2020)

Shandong Shipping, based in Qingdao, China, has chosen to work with Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC) in Avon, Ohio, USA, for the high performance MarineLINE® cargo tank coating system to be used on a series of eight 50,000 DWT new build MR produ...



Video of tanker Cap Pinède hitting Marseille port wall

(Jun 25 2020)

A video has emerged dated Jun 22, 2020, of 3500 DWT chemical tanker Cap Pinède hitting a port wall in Marseille, said to be last weekend (understood to be June 15).



Brunvoll – “70% of shuttle tanker thruster market”

(Jun 18 2020)

With a contract from Malaysian shipping company AET, Brunvoll says it now has 70 per cent of the market for thrusters for dynamic positioning systems on shuttle tankers, based on vessels it estimates are in operation around the world.



Russia’s first “green” tanker Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials

(Jun 11 2020)

Launched at the Zvezda Shipyard on May 12, the first Russian tanker of Aframax type Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials.




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