Female Marine Engineers Focus of New Photo Collection

Still image from Getty

-+*A suggestion from Naval Architect Caitlin Ness to Getty Images has led the stock photo agency to create a collection featuring female marine engineers. The Lean In collection is a curation of images devoted to the depiction of empowered women, primarily focussing on occupations and fields where women go mostly unnoticed. After a friend of […]

Iran Aid Ship Docks in Djibouti Without Incident

Iran Shahed cargo ship (c) MarineTraffic.com/

-+*An Iranian aid ship docked on Friday in Djibouti, where its cargo will be inspected by the United Nations before being moved to conflict-torn Yemen, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.

U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day!

Photo: Military Sealift Command

-+*Each year on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, an observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May […]

Looking Back at a Real Supertanker, the ULCC Chevron South America

chevron south america ulcc jurong shipyard drydock

-+*The largest Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) ever to visit Singapore, the Chevron South America, sits in Jurong Shipyard in Singapore in this July 23, 1996 file photo via Reuters. Chinese trader Unipec has sold 2 million barrels of crude held for months on one of the world’s largest tankers, industry sources said, as rising […]

Vessel TRIAGE System – What Is It and How Does It Work?

The MSC Flaminia on fire in the North Atlantic in 2012.

-+*A new system for facilitating the risk assessment of vessels in distress and to improve communication in maritime emergencies was formally introduced on Wednesday in Helsinki, Finland. The new system, known as Vessel TRIAGE, is a way of easily categorizing a vessel’s safety status in order to assess the seriousness of the vessel’s situation and […]

Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

-+*Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says that the fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. aboard the Fugro Symphony, a purpose built ROV intervention, light construction and survey vessel. The fire […]

Iran Agrees to UN Inspection of Aid Ship

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-+*Iran will allow the United Nations to inspect a Yemen-bound aid ship at the regional U.N. hub in Djibouti, Tehran’s deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, offering a chance to avert a showdown with Saudi-led forces.

Fourteen Missing After Barge Capsizes in Singapore

-+*Fourteen people are missing after a barge capsized in Singapore waters on Wednesday. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore says the incident was reported at approximately 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The report said that the Bolivian-registered sand carrier, Oceanline SC208, capsized about 7.5 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca, one of the easternmost islands […]