Monthly Archives: May 2019

14 INJURED IN EXPLOSION ABOARD PIPELAY VESSEL

08 may 2219 14 crewmembers were left injured Wednesday (08th May) after an explosion aboard the pipelay barge Israfil Huseynov in the Caspian Sea, according to operator Saipem. As workers were conducting maintenance on shipboard equipment on Wednesday evening, an explosion occurred. According to Azerbaijan’s General Prosecutor’s Office, a technical malfunction in …

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BUSINESS OF SHIPPING: MARITIME INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATORS

06 MAY 2019 The staid maritime industry now boasts several technology accelerators, with more likely to follow. The accelerator name is self-effacing. These technology “hot houses” are designed to force feed promising start-up firms that offer the promise of highly-sought, cutting-edge, industry-specific software and hardware. Ironically, some of this technology …

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GREEK SHIPPING COMPANIES TO PAY $4 MILLION FINE FOR ILLEGAL DISCHARGES IN TEXAS

04 may 2019 Both the vessel Master and operator company previously admitted to lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators. Two Greek shipping companies have been sentenced to pay a $4 million and serve probations related to charges stemming from multiple illegal discharges of oil into Texas waters by the oil tanker Nicos …

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SURVEY REVEALS WIDESPREAD CONCERN OVER ENCLOSED SPACE DEATHS

03 MAY 2019 Seafarers and dock workers are still dying while working in enclosed spaces onboard vessels because there is not enough understanding throughout the shipping industry of the risks faced by today’s seafarers, says to the shipmanagement trade association InterManager in releasing a broad survey on the issue of enclosed spaces. …

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