Iran uses maritime confrontations to project power in Gulf

+-*BY PARISA HAFEZI (Reuters) – Iran is using its sea power in the Gulf to show it will not be cowed by Washington’s newly assertive Arab allies, prompting critics to accuse Tehran of destabilizing the region. Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker which it said damaged an Iranian oil platform, causing the vessel […]

Ship Photo of the Day – World’s First Battery-Powered Retrofit-To-Be

+-*This is Eidesvik Offshore’s LNG-powered Viking Queen, which has just been signed on to become the world’s first offshore vessel to be retrofitted with shipboard battery power. The 2008-built Viking Queen will be fitted with an Energy Storage System from ZEM AS with a capacity of 650kWH that can supply up to 1600kW. The hybrid system […]

Bulk Carrier Grounding Shuts Saint Lawrence Seaway

+-*A section of the Saint Lawrence Seaway was shut down this weekend following the grounding of a Canadian-flagged bulk carrier. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) reported that the gearless bulk carrier MV Algoma Spirit, carrying a cargo of grain, ran aground Saturday at approximately 4:00 p.m. in Canadian waters east of the Seaway […]

Rolls-Royce to Cut Marine Unit Jobs

MT 30 engine rolls royce

+-*Rolls-Royce Group Plc, which is already eliminating about 2,600 positions globally, said it will cut an additional 600 jobs at its marine unit that’s suffering from a slump in oil prices.

Singapore Condemns Tanker Shooting Incident Off Iran

+-*The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expressed “deep concern” with the alleged shooting incident involving the Singapore-flagged tanker “Alpine Eternity” last week in the Strait of Hormuz. The MPA notes that “such interference with navigational rights is a serious violation of international law” and called for an investigation by Iranian authorities into […]

Maersk Line Enters New Vessel Sharing Agreement with MSC and MOL

+-*Maersk Line announced today it has entered into Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) on the Asia to East Coast of South America trade. 22 vessels will serve two loops between the regions. MSC and Maersk Line will each operate six, 9,000 TEU vessels on Loop 1 […]

New York Journalist Is Aboard Iranian Ship

+-*(Reuters) An Iranian cargo ship carrying aid and activists crossed into the Gulf of Aden on Sunday and will reach Yemen’s Hodaida port on May 21, Iranian media reported, in a challenge to Saudi-led naval forces controlling Yemeni waters. A coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia has imposed searches on all ships trying […]