ICE-CLASS LNG CARRIER ‘CHRISTOPHE DE MARGERIE’ STARTS MAIDEN VOYAGE THROUGH NORTHERN SEA ROUTE

The ice-class LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie has entered the Arctic’s Kara Sea marking the official start of its maiden voyage through the Northern Sea Route as part of its unescorted voyage from Norway to South Korea, the Yamal LNG project said Tuesday. Delivered last November by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine …

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INVESTIGATORS REVIEW ACCIDENTS OF 2016

Two reports examining accidents that occurred in 2016 have been released over the past week. The U.K.’s Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) published its 2016 annual report highlighting that there were 687 accidents involving 750 commercial vessels. The most notable incidents include the foundering of the fishing vessel Louisa, off Mingulay, …

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EUROPE TO BUILD SHIPS OF THE FUTURE

A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than …

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