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Shipyard Fire on Costa Smeralda Causes Minor Damage

By MarEx 2019-03-18 19:07:56

Finish shipyard Meyer Turku has reported that there was a fire on the deck 15 of Costa Smeralda. There was stored equipment on fire, started by welding inside the ship. The fire started approximately at 16:45 Finnish time on Monday. The shipyard’s fire brigade was first to attend the scene and start firefighting measures. Local fire brigades arrived shortly after.  The ship was evacuated. Work recommenced in the ship at approximately 18:15. The yard says 10 people have slightly inhaled...

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Japan Commissions Tenth Soryu-Class Submarine

By MarEx 2019-03-18 18:50:35

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force commissioned its 10th Soryu-class attack submarine on Monday. The submarine JS Shoryu was delivered by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the shipbuilder's 28th submarine since World War II. Soryu means blue dragon in Japanese and is named after the World War II aircraft carrier which was sunk during the Battle of Midway. Shoryu means soaring dragon in Japanese. The 84-meter, 2,950-ton diesel-electric submarine carries 65 sailors and has a maximum speed of 20 knots. She will...

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Maersk and Panama Canal Authority Join Low Carbon Alliance

By MarEx 2019-03-18 18:00:40

The Panama Canal Authority and A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S are the latest entities to join the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA).   Launched in June 2017, the GIA is a public-private partnership initiative of the IMO, under the framework of the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project, that aims to bring together maritime industry leaders to support an energy efficient and low carbon maritime transport system. The GIA now has...

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DDG 130

Destroyer Named to Honor U.S. Hospital Corpsman

By MarEx 2019-03-18 17:37:48

A future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 130, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette. Charette, a native of Ludington, Michigan, joined the Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean War in the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) as a hospital corpsman attached to Company F, Third Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Charette was presented the Medal of Honor for his actions on...

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Sewage Chlorination Without De-chlorination: A Certified Impossibility

By Wei Chen 2019-03-16 18:56:25

The approval regime has been in the blood of the marine industry. It has served well to safety equipment, but can the same be said when it comes to environmental technologies? An earlier publication suggested far reaching consequence of poorly enforced marine sewage rules. They have has gone beyond poor treatment performance status and started to erode the credibility of the approval regime.  This joint publication explores one of the non-conformity issues in greater detail. The questions are simple:...

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Floating Nuclear Plant Sturgis Dismantled

By MarEx 2019-03-16 16:57:24

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the decommissioning and dismantling of the Sturgis, the world's first floating nuclear power plant, on Friday.  The Sturgis was being built in the 1940's as a World War II Liberty Ship, the SS Charles H. Cugle. After serving in World War II, the ship was converted into the world's first floating nuclear plant in the 1960's, housing the MH-1A nuclear reactor. Before being shut down in 1976, the Sturgis' nuclear reactor was used to...

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NYK Furthers Automated Bridge Technology with Berthing Assistant

By MarEx 2019-03-13 18:34:15

NYK has developed a system that assists seafarers during berthing operations buy indicating the exact reduction in ship speed required as the ship nears the dock.  It supports crew during the critical time when they need to provide instructions to tugs and control the rudder and engine. Such a heavy workload can lead to accidents caused by human factors, says NYK, noting near misses such as overruns and also serious accidents. Half of maritime...

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New Class of U.S. Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ships Named

By MarEx 2019-03-12 18:52:48

The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the new class of towing, salvage and rescue ship will be named Navajo in honor of the contributions the Navajo people have made to the armed forces. Gulf Island Shipyards was awarded a $63.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of the new vessels which will be based on existing commercial towing offshore vessel designs and will replace the current T-ATF 166 and T-ARS 50 class ships...

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HHI Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire DSME

By MarEx 2019-03-09 18:49:13

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group and Korea Development Bank (KDB) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) on Friday. The move will create the world's largest shipbuilding group with a market share of around 20 percent. In the $1.78 billion deal, KDB will make a contribution-in-kind to Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), which will be established as a sub-holding company spun off from HHI to control the group’s shipbuilding companies including HHI, by transferring...

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World’s First Mega-Container Vessel LNG Retrofit Contracted

By MarEx 2019-03-06 19:02:10

The 15,000 TEU Hapag-Lloyd container ship Sajir will be the first mega-container vessel to be converted to dual-fuel operation. Contracts have been signed, and the conversion will be undertaken by MAN Energy Solutions. The project will entail the conversion of an existing, HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI (-Gas Injection) prime mover capable of running on HFO and LNG. The retrofit will be done at the Chinese Hudong/HRDD shipyard. The project is scheduled to take...

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