POWERSHIP RAUF BEY

The Powership (actually the full name is MV Karadeniz Powership Rauf Bey) is a floating power plant, owned and operated by the Istanbul based Karadeniz Powership Company. Built 1982 in Brazil and christened MV Gulf Grain, she sailed as a bulk carrier under various names and flags until she was acquired …

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PHILIPPINE FORCES HUNT TERRORISTS AT SEA

As fighting between terrorists and government forces in Mindanao continues, the Philippine government has rolled out countermeasures to prevent the escape of members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group via maritime routes. Manila has announced two major maritime security initiatives to prevent ISIS-inspired militants from fleeing to neighboring islands near the Malaysian and Indonesian borders. Making its first …

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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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