Monthly Archives: January 2018

MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL UNDER SCRUTINY OVER BYCATCH

On Thursday, a coalition of environmental groups accused the world’s largest certification agency for sustainably sourced seafood of “allowing fisheries with widely unacceptable impacts to be certified.”  The coalition, which included Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation, said that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) urgently needs to improve its Fisheries …

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NO DRYDOCK NEEDED

In November, a fully loaded bulk carrier contacted Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) with a shaft seal issue. They reported that they were losing all stern tube oil into the vessel and were experiencing heavy water ingress through the forward seal system into the engine room. Thanks to a well-thought-out repair, they made it safely …

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AET ADDS FOUR NEWLY BUILT TANKERS

Singapore-headquartered vessel owner AET Tankers – a subsidiary of Malaysia’s MISC Berhad – has named and welcomed four newbuild tankers into its fleet in two separate ceremonies at South Korean shipyards. At Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea on Wednesday, 24 January, AET named two 113,400 dwt Aframax tankers “Eagle …

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