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Some of the world’s leading maritime search and rescue experts will be meeting in Vancouver, Canada to share knowledge and improve their skills this weekend (15-18 June). Every year around 360,000 people are believed to drown and the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC 2019) is seeking ways to reduce this number. […]

Kokuka Courageous taken under tow

The Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) managed product carrier Kokuka Courageous is now safely undertow in the Gulf of Oman heading towards Khor Fakkan Following a security incident yesterday the Kokuka Courageous sustained damage to her hull on the starboard side. Our crew evacuated the vessel as a precaution. With the assistance of the US Navy […]

IMO Secretary-General speaks out on suspected tanker attacks

Speaking during the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 101st session at IMO Headquarters in London, Secretary-General Lim said: „These suspected attacks, coupled with the attacks in the UAE last month, concern me greatly. IMO has developed a comprehensive regime of regulation through the ISPS Code and the SUA Conventions and Protocols to prevent and respond to […]


The attacks occurred just east of the Strait of Hormuz, involving a Marshall Island flagged ship and a Panama flagged ship. “We strongly call for nations to do what they can to de-escalate tensions and ensure the safe passage of merchant shipping in the Strait of Hormuz,” says Angus Frew, BIMCO Secretary General & CEO. […]

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels (Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol/LPG)

Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels (Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol / LPG). In order to reduce atmospheric pollution caused by sulphur oxides (SOx) and particle matter (PM) found in vessel emissions as well as weather effects caused by GHG emissions, environmental regulations have been getting more strongly enforced. In […]

BSM Statement regarding the MT Kokuka Courageous

BSM Ship Management (Singapore) has launched a full-scale emergency response following a security incident on board our managed products carrier the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman earlier today (June 13, 2019). The 21 crew of the vessel abandoned ship after the incident on board which resulted in damage to the ship’s hull starboard side. The […]

MacGregor automated mooring solution specified for the world’s first autonomous and zero-emission container ship, Yara Birkeland

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Kongsberg Maritime have entered into an agreement where MacGregor will deliver an automated mooring system for the world’s first autonomous container ship, Yara Birkeland. This will enable mooring operations to be undertaken without human intervention and supports effective operation of the fully electric, zero emission vessel.  The order was booked in […]

Hapag-Lloyd approves dividend of EUR 0.15 per share

Michael Behrendt re-elected to the Supervisory Board and confirmed as its Chairman Hapag-Lloyd AG shareholders approved today with the required majority all items on the agenda put to the vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hamburg. This included an agreement upon the use of the net profit and thereby the payment of a […]

DNV GL, Oshima Shipbuilding Team Up on Low-Emission Bulker Designs

Spurred by the IMO strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Oshima Shipbuilding and classification society DNV GL have signed a long-term strategic cooperation to conduct research and development together on new bulk carrier designs. The first design to result from the cooperation, the “Oshima Ultramax 2030” leading to a 50% reduction in EEDI, was […]

Captain Wendy Williams to Lead First Virgin Voyages Ship

●   Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line appoints first Canadian woman to captain a ship for a major cruise brand●   Company replaces Cuba sailings with additional Mayan Sol sailings, new Riviera Maya voyages and new four-night Fire and Sunset Soirées voyages to Key West with enhanced Beach Club programming in Bimini●   New seven-night holiday sailings featuring Puerto Rico […]