BIMCO Adopts 2020 Bunker Clauses

International shipping association BIMCO has developed two new bunker clauses dealing with general compliance and the transitional period for the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 MARPOL requirements for the maximum sulphur content in marine fuel. In addition to its other duties, BIMCO is leading provider of maritime clauses and contracts covering the full lifecycle of ship-related […]

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Three Crew Found Dead in Cargo Hold of Ship Off Japan

Three crew members of the Panama-flagged cargo ship Apollo Kita have died after being found uncounsous in a cargo hold of vessel in Japan. The three male victims had apparently been cleaning the hold of the ship at an anchorage off Ishigakijima Island in Okinawa Prefecture when they were found by fellow crew members last […]

Norwegian Frigate Sinks Further After Collision with Tanker

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Terje Solsvik OSLO, Nov 13 (Reuters) – A Norwegian navy frigate that collided with an oil tanker last week was almost completely submerged on Tuesday despite efforts to salvage the sinking vessel, pictures taken by the Norwegian Coastal Administration showed. The ship’s plight off the Norwegian coast is, however, not disrupting […]

Japan Takes South Korea to WTO Over Financial Support for Shipbuilders

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to contest what it says is illegal financial support given by South Korea to commercial shipbuilders, according to a WTO filing published on Tuesday. “The measures in question relate to the development, production, marketing, and/or sale or […]

Pirates Fire On LNG Carrier Off Bonny, Nigeria

Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired on an LNG tanker last week off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has confirmed. The incident took place last Tuesday, November 26, approximately 30 nautical miles southwest of Bonny. The Piracy Reporting Centre report said the LNG tanker was chased and fired […]

Royal IHC Launches World’s Largest Cutter Suction Dredger ‘Spartacus’

Dutch engineering group Royal IHC has launched the world’s largest cutter suction dredger being built for Belgian dredging firm DEME. The vessel, named Spartacus, also happens to be the first cutter suction dredge to be powered by LNG fuel. The 164-meter, self-propelled Spartacus has capacity of  44,180kW and is equipped with four main engines plus […]