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Spotted: 1st Module of AIDAnova Completed

A module of AIDA Cruises’ new ship, AIDAnova, was floated out at Meyer Werft’s shipyard Neptun Werft in Rostock on September 21.  As informed, this is the first of two floating parts, the so-called floating engine room units (FERU), ...
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Two Arrested from Oil-Spill Cleanup Ship in Greece

The captain and 1st engineer of a vessel involved in oil-spill cleanup efforts in Greece have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, Greek Merchant Ministry said. Namely, the Lassea vessel has been contracted to help clean the oil that spilled foll...
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Rotterdam Port to Optimise Its Services with New Standards

The establishment of international standards for nautical port information could witness the introduction of new services, according to the Port of Rotterdam Authority. “With these standards as a base, we can not only optimise the services to o...
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Uniper, Pavilion Ink Deal to Share Access to Asian, European LNG Terminals

Germany’s energy company Uniper Global Commodities and Singapore’s LNG company Pavilion Gas, part of Pavilion Energy, have signed an agreement to provide each other access to its LNG asset base and associated flexibility from the assets. ...
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Breaking: MSC Turns to DSME for 22,000 TEU Megaships

Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has opted for South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to construct eleven 22,000 TEU containerships for the company. The order was confirmed to World Maritime Ne...
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Two Sailors Die after Evacuation from Bulker

Two seafarers died after they were evacuated from bulk carrier Agios Fanourios off the coast of Transkei, South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. NSRI East London received an alert of two sailors requiring urgent patient ...
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Australia’s Jackson, Botany Ports Faced with Industrial Action

Members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) working onboard pilot cutters operated by the Port Authority of New South Wales from Port Jackson and Port Botany have announced a 24-hour work stoppage for next week. The industrial action i...
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SHI Unveils LNG Regasification System for FSRUs

South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has developed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification system for LNG floating storage regasification units (FSRUs). The system, called S-Regas(GI), utilizes glycol to regasify L...
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US Navy Ships to Become Less Stealthy in High Traffic Areas after Deadly Collisions

Following the fatal collisions between US Navy ships and merchant vessels and the loss of 17 sailors since the beginning of this year, the Navy’s ships will become more visible in high traffic areas so as to avoid such incidents occurring in th...
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