gCaptain is the top-visited maritime and offshore industry news site in the world. Since 2007, gCaptain has proven to be a highly effective platform for information sharing and a source for up-to-date and relevant news for industry professionals worldwide.

Monday, June 14, 2021
Press Releases

VIKING signs contract for five more Hellenic Coast Guard ambulance boats

Press Release – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has reached agreement to supply additional ambulance boats to the Hellenic Coastguard, after a formal contract signing with Greece’s Ministry of Shipping and Island...

11 hours ago
Total Views: 165

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mauritius’ Top Court Denies Bail to Wakashio Captain; Master to Remain in Jail Pending Trial

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius Mauritius’ Supreme Court rejected a appeal for the release on bail of the captain of the ill-fated Wakashio, siding instead with prosecutors that the captain...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 3342

Press Releases

Foss Maritime Delivers Third Tier 4 Tug in last 17 months

The new 90-ton Rachael Allen tugboat features the lowest emission engines and most advanced safety features in the world. Press Release – Foss Maritime delivered the Rachael Allen, the fourth of four new ASD-90 tugs...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 1143

Press Releases

Wärtsilä’s Sea traffic management system increases safety and efficiency of shipping on Croatian waters

Press Release – Wärtsilä Voyage has this month completed an extensive upgrade of the Croatian National Vessel Traffic Management & Information System (VTMIS) with new Sea Traffic Management (STM) functionality. ...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 241

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Press Releases

Decoded: Celebrating 30 years of Azipod® electric propulsion

Press Release – As Azipod® propulsion enters its fourth decade of production, the latest episode of the ABB DECODED podcast explores the technology that is revolutionizing the maritime industry beneath the waves,...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1057

Press Releases

ABB future-proofs sustainable operation of Monterey Bay ocean research vessel

Press Release – ABB to equip MBARI’s new flagship vessel with leading-edge solutions for sustainable yet maximum performance for decades to come. Located in Moss Landing, California, the MBARI (Monterey...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 756

Press Releases

Bolidt hosts inaugural Design Challenge for the cruise sector

Press Release – Leading resin applications specialist Bolidt has launched its first ever Design Challenge, inviting established and student designers to submit concepts for innovative cruise ship interior solutions.  The...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 191

Monday, June 7, 2021

Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said today it helped seafarers recover nearly $45 million in owed wages last year while cases of ship abandonments nearly doubled to a record high....

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 8919

Friday, June 4, 2021
NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Shrunk A Little

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or “dead zone” — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life — to be approximately...

June 4, 2021
Total Views: 4054

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Press Releases

Samskip supports forest revitalisation and offsets carbon footprint through Ecobal initiative

With the mission of preserving and revitalising forests in Europe, Samskip is partnering with Ecobal, an organisation that helps companies to offset their carbon footprint and contribute towards a healthier...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 205

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Press Releases

Success of Wärtsilä Cargo Handling Systems continues with order for another Very Large Gas Carrier

Press Release – The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply another of its successful Gas Cargo Handling Systems, emphasizing once again the efficiency and reliability of the system. This...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 640

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Mauritius Coast Guard Watch Officer Comes Under Fire in Wakashio Grounding Investigation

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, A Mauritius Coast Guard watch officer has come under fire in the investigation into last year’s grounding of the Wakashio ore carrier at Pointe-d’Esny, resulting...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 7588

Press Releases

Optimarin expands market reach in Spanish tie-up with Llalco

Press Release – Optimarin is eyeing a Spanish market fiesta for its leading ballast water treatment system (BWTS) after bringing onboard Madrid-based Llalco Fluid Technology to boost regional sales. Llalco...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 185

Friday, May 28, 2021
Press Releases

Wärtsilä to develop autonomous, zero emission barge for Port of Rotterdam

Press Release – Wärtsilä is part of an international alliance, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, which has this month been awarded nearly € 25 million in EU funding...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 1246

Press Releases

WinGD ensures future-ready engine design through clean fuel toolbox

Press Release – In support of its strong commitment to a decarbonised future for shipping, engine developer WinGD has outlined the extensive investments it has made in recent years to...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 364

Press Releases

We4Sea signs Inmarsat application provider agreement as Roll Group takes vessel performance monitoring package fleet-wide

Press Release – Dutch performance monitoring company We4Sea and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for We4Sea to join the fast-growing group of...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 147

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Press Releases

Intersmooth 7476Si SPC from AkzoNobel’s International® brand provides stand-out fuel savings while driving down emissions

Press Release – AkzoNobel continues its commitment to harnessing technical innovation to drive down costs for operators of ocean-going vessels with the introduction of its latest high-performance, Intersmooth® anti-fouling hull...

May 27, 2021
Total Views: 382

Press Releases

New Intersmooth 7200Si SPC from International® delivers best-in-class performance

Press Release – AkzoNobel continues its commitment to harnessing technical innovation to drive down costs for operators of ocean-going vessels and to set improved sustainability standards with the introduction of...

May 27, 2021
Total Views: 268

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Press Releases

Liberian Global Gas Team Augmented with Offshore Wind

Press Release – The Liberian Registry, fresh off the announcement that it has attained a historic milestone of reaching a fleet size of 200 million gross tons, is pleased to...

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 198

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
rebecca mary fishing vessel

Fishing Vessel Crew Credited for Early Communication, Fast Action During Sinking

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is crediting a heads-up crew and early communication with the Coast Guard for saving lives during last year’s sinking of the fishing vessel Rebecca...

May 25, 2021
Total Views: 4314