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Svalbard Norway

Norway Fines Shipping Company and Master for Having Heavy Fuel in Svalbard

Published Jun 14, 2024 1:56 PM by The Maritime Executive

  Norwegian authorities for the first time have fined a shipping company and the master of a cargo vessel for having heavy fuel oil aboard the vessel in the Svalbard region. The governor of the region reports that the vessel was found in violation of the Svalbard Environment Act of 2022 which seeks to prevent dangers from oil spills into the environmentally sensitive regions of the Arctic. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. One...

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Mariupol

Russian Tanker Spotted for First Time in Mariupol as Port Handles Logistics

Published Jun 14, 2024 1:04 PM by The Maritime Executive

  Mariupol on the Sea of Azov, which was the scene of intense fighting in the spring of 2022, is becoming a new Russian supply port according to unconfirmed reports from local officials. Ukrainian media is carrying reports from the Russian social media channel Telegram of the arrival of the first tanker as Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined terms for a cease-fire that was immediately rejected by Ukraine. The mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko is quoted as saying Russian forces...

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Houthi attacks

Philippines to Review Seafarer Work Rules as Houthi Attacks Continue

Published Jun 14, 2024 12:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

  The government of the Philippines reports that a rescue mission is underway for the crew of the Greek-owned bulker Tutor that was flooded and disabled by two Houthi attacks on June 12. One seafarer, a Filipino, is still reported missing, while government officials said that efforts were underway to repatriate the 21 other crewmembers who are mostly Filipino. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. released a video statement to the people of his country assuring them that “we are...

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super efficient bulker concept

Super Efficient Bulker Concept Meets CII While Using Conventional Fuels

Published Jun 14, 2024 8:09 AM by The Maritime Executive

  A new design study undertaken by Kongsberg Maritime and Deltamarin demonstrates that by using a combination of technologies it is possible to meet future emissions targets while using conventional fuels. The companies report by using a combination of technologies they were able to develop a “Super Efficient Bulker” offering shipowners the means to meet stringent future compliance targets without abandoning conventional fuels. One of the concerns of many in the shipping industry is the availability and quantity of alternative...

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Offshore

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Damen Proposes Vessel-to-Vessel Charging for Offshore Wind Farm CTVs

  One of the limitations of introducing fully electric Crew Transfer Vessels is the lack of charging options for the vessels while on-site at wind farms. While several technologies are being developed for charging buoys or connections to a wind turbine or substation, Damen Shipyards Group points out that the technologies, specifically turbine-mounted chargers, are not yet widely available. With wind farms moving further offshore, charging will be required to use battery-powered transfer vessels or Commissioning Service Operations Vessels. Damen...

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Shipbuilding

Samsung shipbuilding

Samsung Says Russia’s Zvezda Illegally Terminated $4B Shipbuilding Deal

  U.S. sanctions against Russian interests and specifically the listing of the Zvezda shipbuilding complex in 2024 are being cited as the reason behind the cancelation of a roughly $4 billion shipbuilding deal between Zvezda and Samsung Heavy Industries. The Russians' unilateral decision to pull out of the deal came after nearly two years of increasing sanctions by the U.S. and South Korea and the U.S. move earlier this week that included further targeting of the Arctic oil operations. "The...

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Environment

Research vessel NRV Alliance (NATO file image)

NATO Studies Effects of Warming on Arctic Ocean's Sonar Properties

  Courtesy of climate change, the Arctic Ocean is steadily transforming into a geopolitical and military theatre. This shift is central to the evolution of defense alliances such as NATO, with strategic interests of members states in the High North changing. In response, NATO has heightened its research expeditions in the Arctic Ocean to help structure an appropriate defense adaptation to the region’s evolving landscape. Last week, scientists and engineers from the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Centre for Maritime...

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Business

SS United States

Iconic Ocean Liner SS United States Ordered to Leave Berth by September

  The iconic ocean liner ss United States is facing a new challenge in the more than decade-long struggle to repurpose the once fastest passenger ship in the world for a new use as a static attraction. The ship has been ordered to vacate from Pier 82 in Philadelphia by September 12, 2024, prompting the non-profit that owns the ship to scramble to find a new location and cover the costs of moving the nearly 1,000-foot-long vessel. In an odd...

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