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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 […]

Iran’s Military is Ready to Protect Oil Tankers Against Threats, Deputy Commander

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Iran’s armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships a “floating liability” and warned ports operators not to allow them to dock. The United States resumed sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries […]

Eighth Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier Heads to Yamal to Load Gas

By Sabina Zawadzki LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – A new ice-breaking tanker capable of navigating the Arctic on its own is set to load its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from Russia’s fast-expanding Yamal facility. The Georgiy Brusilov left South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard at the weekend and is due at Yamal’s […]

Veteran’s Day In Peace And War

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) This Veteran’s Day we remember the thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.  We should also remember the thousands of merchant mariner veterans who set sail under the flag of the United States and exposed themselves […]

Carr: Going 50 Knots with Your Hair on Fire

By Michael Carr – “All boats, comms check, report when ready.” Three Riverine Warfare boat captains respond with “loud and clear”, and then four green and brown camouflaged boats slowly and quietly head out into the muddy river. There are no lights, no sounds, and barely perceptible ripples on the river’s surface. Twin water jets linked […]