Monthly Archives: October 2021

NUMBER OF BOXES LOST FROM ZIM KINGSTON INCREASES TO OVER 100 AS FIRE REPORTED UNDER CONTROL

06 NOV 2021 The Canadian Coast Guard working with other agencies, a salvage team and private vessels are continuing to respond to the fire on board ZIM Kingston off Victoria, British Columbia, as well as lost containers off of Vancouver Island. An update Wednesday from the Coast Guard indicated that the fire …

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INDIAN NAVY OFFICER ARRESTED FOR BRIBES-FOR-SECRETS SCHEME

05 NOV 2021  India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested one Indian Navy officer and two retired servicemembers in connection with an alleged espionage scheme. An unnamed Indian Navy commander stands accused of leaking documents and data about an ongoing project to upgrade the service’s Kilo-class submarines. In exchange for …

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SOUTH KOREA FORECASTS DECLINES IN GLOBAL SHIPBUILDING ORDERS IN 2022

04 NOV 2021  South Korea is forecasting that shipbuilding orders will decrease from the strong levels experienced in 2021. A new report from the Export-Import Bank of Korea cites this year’s strong growth in containership orders and LPG carriers, forecasting that the levels of orders will not be sustained in …

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BIMCO SEES BEST CHANCE IN YEARS TO COMBAT PIRACY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

03 NOV 2021  Historically, piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea see a spike during the dry season which normally lasts from October/November to March/April. What is different this year is that Nigeria has launched a comprehensive set of anti-piracy capabilities and at least two international navies will have very …

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WÄRTSILÄ TO RETROFIT ETHYLENE TANKER WITH PILOT CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE SYSTEM

02 NOV 2021 Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will be working with a Norwegian shipping company to install a full-scale carbon capture and storage system on board one of the company’s existing ethylene tankers. Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment has signed a Letter of Intent with Solvang ASA to design and retrofit the …

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TUG COMPLETES 1,000 NAUTICAL MILE AUTONOMOUS VOYAGE AROUND DENMARK

01 NOV 2021 Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announced today that it has completed the world’s first 1,000+ nautical miles autonomous and remotely commanded journey of a commercial vessel at sea. Under the project name The Machine Odyssey, the company’s autonomous tug Nellie Bly completed the journey, a circumnavigation of Denmark, in …

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BONHOMME RICHARD FIRE: SERIES OF FAILURES LED TO SHIP’S DESTRUCTION -NAVY

31 OCT 2021 A U.S. Navy investigation released on Wednesday found that a fire aboard a warship last year, which was caused by arson, was preventable and that a series of failures after it started led to the destruction of the ship. More than 60 people, including about 40 sailors, were treated for minor …

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LAST SECTION OF GOLDEN RAY EMERGES FROM THE WATER

30 OCT 2021 The final section of the wrecked ro/ro Golden Ray is nearly out of the water, and as salvage crews remove cargo and sediment from her vehicle decks, the extent of the damage to the port (bottom-facing) side is emerging into view. The previous section of the vessel had extensive …

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THERE MAY BE PEOPLE WHO ARE GENETICALLY RESISTANT TO COVID-19, SCIENTISTS SAY

29 OCT 2021 Two humans are at least 99.9 percent genetically identical to each other. But it’s that 0.1 percent or so that makes us special. This is what determines all our differences, from the unique ways we look, to our resistance or susceptibility to diseases such as HIV. Certain tiny …

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GLOBAL PIRACY INCIDENTS FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL IN DECADES, IMB SAYS

28 OCT 2021 Reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea fell to the lowest recorded number in nearly three decades in the first nine months of 2021, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s latest global quarterly piracy report showed 97 incidents of piracy and armed …

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