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Damen Makes Progress on First Fully-Electric RSD Harbor Tug

Published Jun 18, 2021 4:29 PM by The Maritime Executive

Shipbuilder Damen is making progress on its first fully-electric reversed stern drive tug, which is currently under construction for New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland. Recently, Damen's Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam installed the tug’s batteries. The project involved the installation of more than 2,200 batteries totalling nearly 2,800 kWh in capacity (the equivalent of 28 top-end Teslas). With this, the tug - named Sparky - will carry out two or more berthing/unberthing operations with up to 70 tonnes of bollard...

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Argentina’s Maritime Unions Renew Strikes Demanding COVID Vaccinations

Published Jun 18, 2021 3:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

Argentina’s ports are again paralyzed by the latest in a series of strikes organized by the maritime unions as they seek to pressure the government to prioritize workers in the ports and maritime trades for COVID-19 vaccinations. A total of 16 unions representing the pilots, tug boats, dockworkers, and customs officials, banded together to hold a 24-hour strike on Friday, June 18 repeating their calls on the government to follow through on earlier promises to prioritize their members for vaccinations....

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Ever Given's Cargo Owners Await Court Decision

Published Jun 18, 2021 3:22 PM by The Maritime Executive

Ever Given cargo owners sweat over merchandise release as Egyptian court hears compensation suit  The owners of Ever Given's cargo expect to know the fate of the release of their merchandise this coming Sunday when Egyptian courts meet to review a compensation case filed by Suez Canal Authority (SCA). On May 29, the Ismailia First Instance Economic Court adjourned the case to allow the SCA and shipowner Shoei Kisen Kaisha to negotiate an agreement on compensation for the boxship's blockage...

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air sea rescue to save 16 crew from grounded cargo vessel

Video: Dramatic Helicopter Rescue of 16 Seafarers from Grounded Vessel

Published Jun 18, 2021 2:24 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Indian Coast Guard was again called on to perform a rescue operation due to the persistent heavy weather the subcontinent has been experiencing. The agency tweeted out footage of the rescue of the crew from a coastal cargo vessel on Thursday, June 17.  The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Mumbai reported that it received a call Thursday morning from the first mate of the Mangalam, a 2,800 dwt freighter that had grounded south of Mumbai in heavy weather. The region...

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Offshore

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Developing Mobile Offshore Wind for Micro-Grid Applications

A Norwegian start-up company launched as a partnership with Odfjell Drilling last year focusing on floating wind turbines for harsh environments, is furthering its novel concept for mobile installations through a newly signed agreement with Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy. Odfjell Oceanwind plans to use the companies’ technologies in the development of its concept for Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). According to Odfjell Oceanwind it is developing a solution ideal suited to micro networks that have short-term or needs for...

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Shipbuilding

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Damen Makes Progress on First Fully-Electric RSD Harbor Tug

Shipbuilder Damen is making progress on its first fully-electric reversed stern drive tug, which is currently under construction for New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland. Recently, Damen's Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam installed the tug’s batteries. The project involved the installation of more than 2,200 batteries totalling nearly 2,800 kWh in capacity (the equivalent of 28 top-end Teslas). With this, the tug - named Sparky - will carry out two or more berthing/unberthing operations with up to 70 tonnes of bollard...

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Environment

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Spanish Authorities Divert and Detain Tanker for Discharging Petroleum

Spanish authorities have diverted and detained a tanker for discharging petroleum on the high seas about 150 miles off Las Palmas, and its operator may be facing a record-setting fine. On Monday, Spain's Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) announced that its General Directorate of the Merchant Marine (DGMM) had ordered the master of the tanker Aldan - which was under way in the Mediterranean, bound for Piraeus - to divert to Almeria. A Spanish naval vessel escorted...

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Business

Bouchard seeks buyer or lay-offs

Bouchard Transportation Seeks Buyer or Lay-offs Will Begin in July

Family-owned oil barge transport company Bouchard Transportation Company, headquartered on Long Island, informed regulators and its bankruptcy court that it is seeking a buyer. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection eight months ago, said it may begin layoffs in a matter of weeks if a buyer could not be located. The company, which was founded in 1918, was up until recently managed by family member Morton S. Bouchard III as the company's chief executive and director. The...

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