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KONGSBERG COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ROLLS-ROYCE MARINE

01 APRIL 2019 Norwegian technology group Kongsberg Gruppen announced on Monday it has completed its acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM). Officially part of Kongsberg Maritime, RRCM will operate under the KONGSBERG brand and the Kongsberg Maritime legal entity. Kongsberg Gruppen announced its intention to acquire Rolls-Royce’s marine business in July 2018 …

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PIRATES KIDNAP FOUR BOXSHIP CREWMEMBERS IN GULF OF GUINEA

01 april 2019 Four crewmembers from the container feeder Contship Oak have been kidnapped off the coast of Cameroon, vessel operator Contship has confirmed. The attack occured shortly after the U.S. and other allied forces conducted large-scale anti-piracy drills in the region. In an attack on March 30, pirates boarded the Oak at the …

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WHAT ARE THE DOLDRUMS ?

30 MAR 2019 The “doldrums” is a popular nautical term that refers to the belt around the Earth near the equator where sailing ships sometimes get stuck on windless waters. Known to sailors around the world, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, (ITCZ, pronounced and sometimes referred to as the “itch”), is …

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MOL AND KARPOWERSHIP COLLABORATE ON FLOATING LNG POWER PLANTS

29 MAR 2019 Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Turkey’s Karpower International have agreed to collaborate on a LNG-to-Powership business providing floating LNG power plants globally. The partners will operate under the brand name KARMOL. The Powership receives regasified LNG through a floating LNG storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to …

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