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Leith Chaplain Supports Abandoned Crew

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-21 02:21:00

The abandoned crew of the Alexander Tvardovskiy is being supported by Sailors' Society port chaplain Pauline Robertson in Leith. Captain Gennadi Kukvinof said, "We have no idea when we can set sail and go home." The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed it had found "several deficiencies" with the Cook Islands-flagged vessel. Kukvinof added, "The ship is almost ready to set sail, but the owners are fighting against paying our salary, I'm not sure how the situation will be resolved."...

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HRAS Advisory Board Member Becomes First Female ITLOS Judge Ad Hoc

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-21 02:18:08

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to report that Prof. Dr. Anna Petrig, Professor of International Law at the University of Basel, Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board Member and co-author of the emerging Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea, was appointed as a judge ad hoc at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg for the San Padre Pio case. First reported by the University of Basel, the appointment of Anna Petrig marks...

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First Portable Communication Pod Open in Port of Tin Can Island

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-21 02:10:03

The first in a planned series of innovative portable communication ‘pods’ to enable visiting seafarers to contact family and friends at home has been formally opened in one of Nigeria’s busiest ports. The specially adapted 20ft solar paneled container is designed to accommodate up to 15 seafarers at a time, giving them access to wi-fi, tablet consoles and connection sockets. The pods have been developed by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust in response to concerns that changes in shipping operations are...

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Moby Names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-19 23:57:09

On 18 July 2019, Moby held a naming ceremony for their new Damen ASD Tug 2813, Vincenzino O. in Cagliari as part of the company’s plans to upgrade its fleet.  Moby’s CEO Achille Onorato says: “We are very proud to welcome this new tug to our fleet. The vessel, which carries the name of my son, Vincenzino O., introduces the sixth generation of our family to the sea and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the community of Sardinia....

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Shipoil Appoints Inatech to Digitize its Operations

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-19 23:51:28

The Greece-based global bunker fuel and marine lubricants trader Shipoil has appointed Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to digitalize its trading and supply operations as part of a strategy to prevent new low-sulphur emissions rules from 2020 eating into profits. Shipoil offers worldwide bunker supply.The company, based in Piraeus, has been expanding its operations, most recently in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Inatech’s energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system for the bunker industry uses cloud-based computing to reduce operational...

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TTS Secures Three Contracts for RoRo and Cruise Access Equipment

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-18 21:57:18

TTS Group ASA has secured three new contracts for RoRo and Cruise access equipment, related to two PCTCs, three RoRo vessels and one cruise vessel being built at shipyards in China and Europe. The total order value is approx. 135 MNOK. Deliveries will take place during 2020-2022.

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DNV GL Offers Free IMO2020 Implementation Plan App

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-18 21:54:06

As the days count down to the entry into force of the 2020 0.5% sulphur cap, preparation is key. DNV GL offers a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) that ship owners and managers can use to prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet. While not mandatory, the SIP is an IMO guidance which all ships are encouraged to prepare and implement to be ready for 1 January 2020. “As we approach 2020, good...

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ABS Releases EEDI Phase 3 Compliance Debrief

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-18 21:52:23

Global shipping remains challenged as the IMO continues down its path of setting ambitious decarbonization targets by 2030 and 2050. The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), a key component of the IMO's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sets minimum energy efficiency design requirements for different ship types and sizes. Bulk carriers and tankers, in particular, will be challenged to comply with upcoming Phase 2 and Phase 3 implementation. This EEDI Phase 3 Compliance Debrief provides insights into: Current EEDI...

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Wallem Reboots Agency Business with Software for Simpler Workflows

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-18 17:04:16

Wallem Group is rolling out cloud-based software to reduce paperwork and streamline workflows across its ship agency business. Simplifying the management of documentation and actions required in port calls in a unified system will reduce administrative overheads and enable Wallem’s agents to enhance service quality and consistency to customers worldwide. Wallem has chosen to migrate to the a3 Agency System, marking an important milestone in a broader corporate transformation envisioned by CEO Frank Coles to cast off outdated and inefficient...

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine Names Richard W. Hunt as President

By The Maritime Executive 2019-07-17 22:07:16

The Board of Directors of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation named retired Navy 3-star admiral Richard W. Hunt as the president of the shipyard at its annual board meeting last week. “This move is indicative of Fincantieri’s commitment to growth in the U.S. government business sector, as we solidify our position as a major shipbuilder in the defense industrial base,” said Dario Deste, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. Deste said that Hunt will focus on expanding the capabilities and capacity of...

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