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Protests Disrupt British Columbia Trade Flow

By The Maritime Executive 02-16-2020 06:35:40

More than 60 ships are waiting off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, as a result of supply chain disruptions caused by railway blockades. The blockades have been on-going for around nine days in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs' opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, part of LNG Canada's export project in Kitimat. The pipeline would cross Wet'suwet'en territory, and protests have been held by local indigenous groups including the Tyendinaga Mohawk First Nation and the Gitxsan First Nation....

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Americans Evacuated from Diamond Princess

By The Maritime Executive 02-16-2020 05:35:23

Around 400 Americans were evacuated from the Diamond Princess on Sunday, 40 of them infected with coronavirus and taken to hospital. The passengers and crew of the cruise ship have been quarantined on the vessel in Japanese waters since February 3.  70 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on board the Diamond Princess on Sunday. This brings the total to 355, the largest number of cases in one area outside China. Those already diagnosed with the virus have been hospitalized in...

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ATSB Releases Final Report into YM Efficiency Container Losses

By The Maritime Executive 02-15-2020 07:46:24

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its final report from its investigation into the loss of containers from the container ship YM Efficiency, saying the loss of 81 containers overboard in very rough seas on July 1, 2018 highlights the importance of safe and effective container stowage planning. Just after midnight on June 1, 2018, the YM Efficiency was steaming slowly into strong gale force winds and very rough seas off Newcastle, en route to Sydney, when it...

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Interview: Manish Singh Talks on the Future of Videotel and Seagull

By The Maritime Executive 02-15-2020 07:30:00

Manish Singh, formerly from V.Group, has been appointed CEO of a new group following the purchase of maritime training company Videotel by Oakley Capital, which also owns Seagull Maritime. Having spent the past few weeks at the post, he is ready to talk about the future and the $30 million investment he is going to oversee. You've been in the post for a few weeks now. Do you like what you see? I...

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Offshore

Oceans of Energy

Floating Solar Array Weathers Cyclone Conditions

A new floating offshore solar energy array has survived its first few months in the Dutch North Sea, including a cyclone. Oceans of Energy's Zon-op-Zea (Solar-at-Sea) remained stable and intact during winds of up to 62 knots and waves over five meters high. The system was increased in size in January from from 8.5kW to 17kW, and further expansion to 1MW is planned for the modular system. Oceans for Energy says that a 100MW system could be supported. The company's...

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Shipbuilding

Ankie

New Wind-Assist Technology Enters Service in North Sea

The 3,600dwt general cargo vessel MV Ankie has made her first voyage with two eConowind Ventifoil wings installed. The vessel sailed the North Sea from Delfzijl in the Netherlands to Hamburg and Norway and then back to Rotterdam. The modular Ventifoil units are wings with vents and an internal fan that uses boundary layer suction to double the force of the Ventifoil, while reefing when needed. Together with the Technical University of Delft and MARIN, eConoship studied several concepts of...

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Interview: Manish Singh Talks on the Future of Videotel and Seagull

Manish Singh, formerly from V.Group, has been appointed CEO of a new group following the purchase of maritime training company Videotel by Oakley Capital, which also owns Seagull Maritime. Having spent the past few weeks at the post, he is ready to talk about the future and the $30 million investment he is going to oversee. You've been in the post for a few weeks now. Do you like what you see? I...

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Cheniere Energy Drops Lawsuit Against Tellurian

LNG terminal development company Tellurian announced Thursday that a lawsuit brought by Cheniere Energy against two top executives has now been dismissed. Cheniere had alleged that Tellurian's Driftwood LNG project benefited improperly from Cheniere's own investments under ex-Cheniere CEO (and current Tellurian chairman) Charif Souki. “Although this frivolous lawsuit was clearly an attempt to disrupt the hard work and success we are having at Tellurian, it never distracted us from our focus on building Tellurian’s global natural gas business, beginning with Driftwood...

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