Russia’s “shadow” tanker fleet targeted by new UK sanctions

A suspected Russian shadow tanker following its apprehension in Indonesian waters, July 2023

The UK government, in co-ordinated action with G7 partners to support Ukraine, recently announced 50 new sanctions designations and specifications to degrade Russia’s ability to wage war. New targets include ships in Russia’s “shadow fleet”, institutions at the heart of Russia’s financial system,...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/russias-shadow-tanker-fleet-targeted-by-new-uk-sanctions/

Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | June 14 – Norwegian Coast Guard patrol vessel, Brazilian and Indonesian frigates and more

The Norwegian Coast Guard christens the newest addition to its patrol fleet as construction is underway on frigates for the Brazilian and Indonesian Navies and a new class of US Army landing craft. A Turkish firm secures a contract for the build and delivery of surface combatants to the Royal...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/maritime-security-vessel-news-roundup-june-14-norwegian-coast-guard-patrol-vessel-brazilian-and-indonesian-frigates-and-more/

Oil tanker skipper pleads guilty to obstruction, violating ship pollution prevention laws

The oil tanker PS Dream

The captain of a commercial oil tanker has pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and for obstructing proceedings, the US Department of Justice confirmed via a press statement on Tuesday, June 11. Abdurrahman Korkmaz, a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/oil-tanker-skipper-pleads-guilty-to-obstruction-violating-ship-pollution-prevention-laws/

Fishing Vessel News Roundup | June 13 – UK hybrid aquaculture workboat, seiner delivery to Oman and more

Sea trials completed for Inverlussa Marine Services’ newest workboat Netherlands-based Nauplius Workboats has completed conducting sea trials of a new shallow-draught, fish farm support workboat ordered by UK aquaculture support company Inverlussa Marine Services. Arthur Douglas is a near-identical sister of Geraldine Mary, which was delivered to Inverlussa in 2022. Irish fishing family to welcome […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/fishing/aquaculture/fishing-vessel-news-roundup-june-13-uk-hybrid-aquaculture-workboat-seiner-delivery-to-oman-and-more/

Turkish firm to build littoral mission ship trio for Royal Malaysian Navy

Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Turkish Defence Industry Agency President Haluk Görgün sign a memorandum of understanding for the construction of three new littoral mission ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy in a ceremony on June 10, 2024.

Turkish defence technology company STM has been selected for the construction of three littoral mission ships (LMS) in a series for the Royal Malaysian Navy. All three of the ships will be built in Turkey with STM as the prime contractor responsible for all phases of the project from design to...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/turkish-firm-to-build-littoral-mission-ship-trio-for-royal-malaysian-navy/

COLUMN | A brave new world for aircraft carriers? [Naval Gazing]

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford steams the Atlantic Ocean during a simulated straits transit with the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (GRFCSG), October 9, 2022.

Many maritime pundits these days express the view that aircraft carriers are doomed. The ships are too large, too vulnerable, and increasingly irrelevant, they say. Others, however, opine that with their long range, sustainable high speed, endurance, hitting power, and surveillance and command and...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/column-a-brave-new-world-for-aircraft-carriers-naval-gazing/

Companies that own and operate oil tanker plead guilty to environmental crimes in US

The oil tanker PS Dream

The US Department of Justice reports that two related companies that operated the motor tanker PS Dream – Prive Overseas Marine and Prive Shipping Denizcilik Ticaret – have pleaded guilty to conspiracy, knowingly violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), and obstruction of justice...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/tankers/companies-that-own-and-operate-oil-tanker-plead-guilty-to-environmental-crimes-in-us/

Keel laid for Turkish Navy’s third Istanbul-class frigate

Laying of the keel of the future Turkish Navy frigate TCG Izmit

Turkey’s Sedef Shipyard has laid the keel of the third Istanbul-class multi-role frigate ordered by the Turkish Navy. Like its sisters, the future TCG Izmit belongs to the MILGEM warship family developed by the Turkish government. Construction was undertaken in cooperation with technology company...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/naval/naval-ships/keel-laid-for-turkish-navys-third-istanbul-class-frigate/

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