Tanker Catches Fire at Pertamina Fuel Terminal
Video: High School Prom Charter Boat Strikes Yacht
ICS: Governments Must Support Clean Propulsion R&D
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Tanker Catches Fire at Pertamina Fuel Terminal

Early Friday morning, the product tanker Srikandi 511 caught fire at a Pertamina-run fuel terminal on the Barito River in Banjarmasin, Indonesia. The tanker's crew escaped safely, and the fire was extinguished within two hours.  "I do not know exactly what caused it,...

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Video: High School Prom Charter Boat Strikes Yacht

On Thursday evening, the tour boat Cornucopia Destiny allided with the stern of a moored yacht at a pier in Hoboken, New Jersey, across the Hudson from Manhattan. The Destiny had 95 students and 11 teachers aboard for Weehawken High...

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ICS: Governments Must Support Clean Propulsion R&D

On Friday, the International Chamber of Shipping noted that new zero-carbon propulsion technology will be needed to meet IMO targets for CO2 reduction, and suggested that "pure research into new propulsion systems [must] be facilitated by governments."  “The development of...

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Total Invests in New Arctic LNG Plant

French oil major Total is pulling back on its investment in Iranian E&P projects due to American sanctions, but on Friday, it announced that it is increasing its presence in Russia, where another set of American sanctions have

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Researchers Seek Industry's Data to Study the Oceans

Nekton, a private foundation created in 2015 to explore the ocean's depths, is calling on maritime operators to share their data with the scientific community. “In the last two years we have gathered more data on the oceans than all...

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Shipowners Call for Ratification of Hong Kong Convention

Shipowners associations BIMCO, ECSA, ICS and INTERTANKO have issued a joint appeal for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling and the improvement of standards at ship-recycling yards. The convention requires the approval of 15 IMO member states...

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Countering Chinese Ambition in the Indo-Pacific

[By Tuan N. Pham] The following article lays out recommended ways and means that Washington can regain and maintain the strategic initiative in the Indo-Pacific. The Trump Administration has implemented many of them, but the real challenge remains in sustaining...

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Op-Ed: Faulty Ruling in Western Sahara Bulker Arrest

[Editorial] In April 2017, a cargo of phosphates was loaded on the bulker Cherry Blossom at El Aaiun, Western Sahara. The cargo was part of a regular series of phosphate shipments sold freight-on-board by Moroccan firm OCP SA to New...

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Trump Awards Navy SEAL the Medal of Honor

On May 24, retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Britt Slabinski became the 12th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan. President Donald J. Trump presented Slabinski with the...

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