Interview: IMO’s Edmund Hughes Talks IMO 2020

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Edmund Hughes is Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialised technical agency responsible for the regulation of international shipping. A member of the IMO Secretariat since 2010, his responsibilities cover … [Read more...]

Always Ready

By Captain George Livingston - Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation met to discuss Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety. Recent casualties involving the dive boat Conception and last year’s … [Read more...]

Sea Machines to Serve as Leading Expert on Autonomous-Command & Advanced Perception Technology during 2019 WorkBoat Show

Company Will Also Host Live Demonstrations of its SM300 System from Booth #3137 Press Release - Boston-based Sea Machines will serve as the leading authority on the subject of autonomous-command and advanced perception technology during three separate panel discussions at this year’s International WorkBoat Show, scheduled for December 4 through 6, at the … [Read more...]

Ponant Returns to Fincantieri for Two Luxury Cruise Ships

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed a deal to design and construct two luxury cruise ships for French cruise operator PONANT. The deal, which is anticipated to be worth around 300 million euros, comes in the form of a Memorandum of Agreement before details of the contract are finalized. which will likely include an option one addition ship. Fincantieri has already … [Read more...]

Alaska Marine Lines Barge Aground in British Columbia

A container barge will spend another night aground on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada. The barge, named Nana Provider, was being towed by the U.S.-flagged tug Polar King when it grounded Saturday night at around 8 p.m. local time during a voyage from Seattle, Washington to Whittier, Alaska. The barge is carrying empty containers and rail cars, the Canadian Coast … [Read more...]