IMEC And ITF Opens Big Quarantine And Testing Facility In Manila

Filipino repatriates checking in for the Scoot TR 1390 flight for Manila last 27 July. Photo - Raul Macapinlac

The International Maritime Employer’s Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) have set up quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to facilitate crew changes and address concerns about quarantine quality and fake COVID-19 tests.

The facilities can currently have up to 300 seafarers stay for a 14-day quarantine in two Manila hotels which are open from 28 October. The seafarers will have COVID-19 tests upon arrival and departure, stay in single occupancy rooms...

ClassNK Grants First ‘Digital Smart Ship (DSS)’ Notation For NYK’s LNG-Fueled PCTC

Sakura Leader - Kaguya Conducts Japan's First Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its “Digital Smart Ship(DSS)” notation for “SAKURA LEADER”, LNG-fueled PCTC which was ordered to Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. by NYK Line. The vessel is marked with the first “DSS” on its notation in ClassNK’s registry.

As a part of the society’s new initiative, “Innovation Endorsement”, aiming to certify innovations utilizing digital technology, ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship” which stipulates the procedures for...

Beyond Covid: The Marine Insurance Resilience Blueprint Launched

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Leading insurtech, Concirrus has launched its new Beyond Covid: The Marine Insurance Resilience Blueprint, which shares unique insights from leading experts at IUMI, Swiss Re, AEGIS London, Whitespace, and others into the consequences of COVID-19 and key considerations for 2021.

Richard Turner, President of the International Union of Marine Insurance says: “The marine insurance industry has an extremely rich heritage and although many would argue that it’s been somewhat traditional in its...

Innovative Project To Reduce Carbon Emissions Combines Yacht Racing Design And Tech Using Wind Propulsion

Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin Finland to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technologies’ WindWings – large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 meters in height – fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships to harness the power of the wind and reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 30 per cent. The number of wing sails can be tailored to the size of the vessel and the route...

Video: World Dream Cruise Arrives In Singapore, Prepares For Its First Voyage

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Dream cruise’s World Dream arrives in Singapore and starts to prepare for its first voyage from the Lion City starting November 6. It is to resume its operations with 187 crew members after completing a 14-day quarantine, which was set as a requirement by the local authorities. Furthermore, they will undergo a series of mandatory COVID-19 testing, they must test negative if they wish to sign-up for active duty.

The 150,695 gross ton mega-ship arrived on October 25 and will undergo thorough...

MODEC Commissions MAN Compressor Technology For Largest FPSO Vessel Offshore Brazil


MODEC, the leading supplier and operator of offshore systems for the global oil and gas industry, has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to supply a total of five radial compressors and two screw compressor trains for the first Brazilian offshore gas extraction project of the end customer Equinor.

The compressor trains will be installed aboard the largest FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel to ever be delivered to Brazil. The vessel will be deployed in the Bacalhau field,...

Watch: Massive Cranes Arrives For Salvage Operation Of MV Golden Ray

The Versabar’s VB-10000 has, at last, arrived at the salvage operations of the Golden Ray. The towering, floating crane is tasked with separating a capsized cargo ship on the coast of Georgia. It arrived on Tuesday and is scheduled to begin dismantling the vessel into huge chunks in a few days.

The heavy-lifting crane had been in the Port of Fernandina since early July, it left the port on Monday. News of the crane’s arrival gained the attention of hundreds of people to the St. Simons Island...

IMO And Republic Of Korea Partner To Address Ships’ GHG Emissions


The four-year partnership will support GHG reduction training in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The Republic of Korea and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed an agreement to establish a training program to support developing States to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. This will facilitate the implementation of candidate measures to be adopted by IMO and the development of national action plans to reduce GHG...

IMO: First FIN-SMART Roundtable Affirms Need To Accelerate Finance To Support Sustainable Shipping

First FIN-SMART global roundtable affirms need to accelerate finance to support sustainable shipping, particularly in developing countries.

More than 50 leaders from the financial, public, and private sectors participated in the first “Financing Sustainable Maritime Transport (FIN-SMART) Roundtable” on 27 October. The high-level virtual Roundtable was hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the World Bank Group.


Video: Maersk Container Ship Collides With Navy Vessel Causing Severe Damage


A Portuguese-flagged cargo ship collided with a Greek navy minesweeper outside the port of Piraeus.

The 4533 TEU Container vessel Maersk Launceston collided with the navy vessel, leaving two crew members injured. They were later transported to a hospital.

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According to the coastguard, all 27 navy crew members were rescued from the minesweeper. While the container ship escaped with minor damage, the minesweeper was severely damaged.

The cause of...