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ABS awards industry’s first AIP for infection mitigating design to Samsung Heavy Industries

(Jan 07 2021)

In an industry first, ABS has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Approval in Principle (AIP) for crew accommodation and ventilation systems designed to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.



Mission to Seafarers announces crew welfare campaign to maintain seafarer support during pandemic

(Jan 07 2021)

The Mission to Seafarers announced the launch of a new fundraising campaign to sustain the crew welfare support currently being provided around the world at a time when it is most needed and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.



Oil tanker refloated after sticking on Lough Foyle sandbank in Ireland

(Jan 07 2021)

The Thun Liffey, a DUTCH-registered oil tanker, has been re-floated after running aground in Lough Foyle.



DisinfectYour.com extends COVID cleaning service to vessels in Rotterdam

(Jan 07 2021)

Rotterdam-based company DisinfectYour.com has launched a new service to help vessel owners and crew respond to COVID-19 outbreaks.



Burmese oil tanker crewman airlifted to Taiwan after being stabbed at sea, but dies in transit

(Jan 07 2021)

A Myanmar national died after being airlifted to Taiwan for emergency treatment following a stabbing incident aboard an oil tanker north of Pengjia Islet on January 1.



Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

(Jan 07 2021)

Iraq's military said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.



South Korean-flagged tanker seized by Iran, Seoul demands release

(Jan 07 2021)

Iran angered by freezing of $7 billion in South Korean banks.



AET takes delivery of DP2 shuttle tanker Eagle Pilar

(Jan 07 2021)

AET, one of the world’s leading petroleum tanker owners and operators, took delivery of Eagle Pilar, a new Suezmax second generation Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tanker which has been purpose built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping I Limi...



Tankers set course for thick ice as part of experiment on Northern Sea Route

(Jan 07 2021)

As natural gas carrier Christophe de Margerie sails eastwards towards China, the Nikolay Zubov enters the Bering Strait in the opposite direction. A first mid-winter operation of the kind, the two commercial ships will cross each others' paths in one...



US imports no Saudi crude oil for first time in 35 years

(Jan 07 2021)

The U.S. didn’t import any Saudi crude the week of Dec. 28 for the first time in 35 years, a reversal from just months ago when the Kingdom threatened to upend the American energy industry by unleashing a tsunami of exports into a market decimated by...



Iran launches 2nd home-built Aframax tanker

(Jan 07 2021)

Iran has launched its second domestically-produced Aframax oil tanker at the Sadra Island shipyard in the southern province of Bushehr.



U.S. Coast Guard type approval for previous-generation Alfa Laval PureBallast 2 systems

(Jan 07 2021)

On 30 December 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued its type approval for Alfa Laval PureBallast 2.



Bunker tanker at centre of new Singapore cluster quarantined

(Jan 07 2021)

NewOcean 6, a bunker tanker at the centre of Singapore's latest Covid-19 cluster, has been quarantined and will cease all operations until further notice.



Clean the hull when resistance increases 10% - GreenSteam

(Jan 07 2021)

Data analysis by GreenSteam found that the best time to de-foul the hull is when the resistance increases by 10% – and some other useful insights.



How Neste is improving vessel performance

(Jan 07 2021)

Neste Oyj is implementing digital tools to improve the performance of its vessels and its vessel logistics, including chartering, scheduling and monitoring vessels. Shipping performance manager Risto-Juhani Kariranta explained the project.




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