Monthly Archives: May 2018

NIGERIAN PIRATES KIDNAP 12 CREWMEMBERS FROM FREIGHTER

23rd april 2018 Dutch general cargo vessel operator ForestWave reported Monday that pirates abducted 12 crewmembers from the freighter FWN Rapide in the Gulf of Guinea. On Saturday, the Rapide was approaching Port Harcourt, Nigeria when pirates approached and boarded her. They kidnapped 12 of her 14 crewmembers and departed. The remaining two crewmembers …

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SCRUBBERS ARE “NO SILVER BULLET” FOR SHIPPING INDUSTRY

20th April, 2018 Shipping industry hopes that so-called sulphur scrubbers are a quick-fix solution to compliance with drastic emissions reduction demanded by 2020 are somewhat misguided, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of the equipment told Reuters. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) cut to the amount of sulphur the world’s fleet …

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FIRST POLAR-CLASS DUAL-FUEL CHEMICAL TANKER CHRISTENED

17th april 2018 Canadian shipping company Desgagnés has christened and launched the Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first polar-class dual-fuel oil/chemical tanker. The vessel represents an investment of over $50 million, including nearly $9 million for the addition of dual-fuel/LNG equipment.  Last May, the company named the first dual-fuel asphalt-bitument-chemical tanker Damia  Desgagnés. …

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