TOWT orders six additional cargo sailships from French builder

French transport company TOWT has awarded a contract for the construction of six additional wind-powered cargo vessels from compatriot shipbuilder Piriou, bringing the total number of ordered ships to eight. The 81-metre, 1,000DWT ships will be designed to operate for up to 320 days at sea per...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/towt-orders-six-additional-cargo-sailships-from-french-builder/

Who’s Who: Maritime Movements for March/April 2024

WORK BOAT WORLD: Dennis Tetzlaff will take over as the new Chief Operating Officer Fleet of Stena Line in addition to becoming part of the group’s management team. Tetzlaff worked in various professions within the shipping and cruise industry over the past two decades. Most recently, he comes from...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/maritime-security-world/naval/ships-naval/whos-who-maritime-movements-for-march-april-2024/

Four missing after cargo ship hits bridge in Guangdong, China

Authorities in Guangdong province in southern China have reported that four people have gone missing after the vessel they were serving on struck a bridge in the city of Foshan on Monday, April 22. The unidentified vessel was transporting 4,900 tonnes of steel coil between the provinces of Heshan...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/four-missing-after-cargo-ship-hits-bridge-in-guangdong-china/

Eureka Shipping unveils cement carrier for Great Lakes trade

Rendering of a new cement carrier ordered by Eureka Shipping from the Holland Shipyards Group

Eureka Shipping, a company jointly owned by Cyprus-based SMT Shipping and Canadian shipping operator the CSL Group, has placed an order for a new mechanical/pneumatic cement ship destined for operation in the Great Lakes. The 12,500DWT vessel will replace two older vessels while maintaining the...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/eureka-shipping-unveils-cement-carrier-for-great-lakes-trade/

FEATURE | UK partnership to explore energy storage and transfer using electric vessels

River Thames, London

The Electric Thames project, a collaboration between UK Power Networks, LCP Delta, and Marine Zero, is assessing the viability of using electric vessels to feed stored electricity back into London’s energy network. Using a principle similar to night storage heaters, battery-powered vessels on the...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/feature-uk-partnership-to-explore-energy-storage-and-transfer-using-electric-vessels/

Finland’s Meriaura orders cargo ship pair from Dutch builder

Finnish shipping company Meriaura has placed an order for two new cargo vessels in a series to be built by Netherlands-based shipyard Royal Bodewes. The vessels are scheduled for delivery to Meriaura in January and December 2026, respectively. Each newbuilding will have a length of 105 metres, a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/finlands-meriaura-orders-cargo-ship-pair-from-dutch-builder/

Cargo ship, crew released 32 days after hijacking off Somalia

EUNAVFOR ships escort the Bangladeshi-flagged bulk carrier Abdullah after it was released by pirates at the end of a 32-day hijacking incident off the coast of Somalia, April 14, 2024.

European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia, the European Union maritime counter-piracy task force deployed in the waters of the Indian Ocean off Somalia, has confirmed the release of a commercial cargo vessel and its crew 32 days after it was seized. The Bangladeshi-flagged bulk carrier Abdullah...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/dry-cargo-world/cargo-ship-crew-released-32-days-after-hijacking-off-somalia/

Shipowner, master convicted in Australia over vessel boarding mishap leading to serious injury

The Australiam government’s Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), has successfully prosecuted a ship’s master and a shipping company following a serious accident involving a ship’s pilot on May 25, 2023. On the said date, a pilot attempting to embark the Panama-flagged general cargo ship Boshi […]

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