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Bulk carrier ran aground in Antique, 22 crew saved by PCG

22 crew members were safely assisted by the Coast Guard and local authorities after a bulk carrier loaded with 20,000 bags of cement ran aground at approximately 100 yards Southeast of Lighthouse Station Tubigan Point, San Jose, Antique last Monday, September 03. Initial information received from a radio call from M/V Queen of Charity revealed […]

High-flying Airbus technology comes down to Earth for use on ships

Airbus’ slogan, “We make it fly,” has taken an entirely new meaning with the application of its aeronautical expertise for an innovation that could revolutionize the maritime transport industry. The SeaWing automated kite, which employs parafoil technology to tow large commercial ships, was developed by a team of environmentally-engaged Airbus engineers. By using the kite […]

New maritime administration to regulate Ukrainian waterways

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has launched a new maritime regulator, the State Maritime and River Transport Service, which began its first day of work on Aug. 22. The administration is to monitor the safety of sea and river transport, as well as navigation and is one of the requirements of Ukraine’s political and economic association […]

Russian provocations in Azov Sea

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin emphasizes that the Sea of Azov politically and legally, with the help of the international community, should be recognized as an international space in opposition to Russian manipulations regarding „inland waters.“ Ukraine’s top diplomat on the air of one of the all-Ukrainian TV channels has stated that […]

Australian Instagram model dies on Greek yacht

Major media outlets have reported the death of 20-year-old Australian crewmember Sinead McNamara, who was found in a critical condition on 93m motoryacht Mayan Queen IV on Thursday. Greek authorities have launched an investigation into her final hours on the boat, which was docked on the Greek island of Kefalonia. According to reports, doctors desperately attempted to revive McNamara […]

Testing begins on first product tanker vessel utilising wind propulsion technology

Copenhagen, Helsinki & London – 30 August 2018: Norsepower Oy Ltd., together with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell Shipping & Maritime, today announced the installation of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard Maersk Pelican, a Maersk Tankers Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel. The Rotor Sails are large, cylindrical mechanical […]

Investigations on the Harrier tighten as it reaches Turkey for recycling

Brussels, 29 August 2018 – Norwegian press DN revealed this summer that Aqualis Offshore and insurance company Skuld Maritime Agency are under investigation for their involvement in the attempt to illegally export the Harrier to Pakistan for scrapping. Aqualis Offshore issued two certificates for the ship – one for a break-up voyage to Pakistan, another for a voyage to […]

Marine Cluster Bulgaria: Supporting innovation-searching companies in the maritime industry

Being part of the international project „The Blue NET – Maritime Clusters Network for Blue Growth“ (www.bluenet-project.eu) launched in 2016, Marine Cluster Bulgaria (www.marinercluster.com) participated in shaping of a coordinated plan for shared innovations in the maritime sector in times when the maritime industry started glimpsing positive signals for a market revamping. The project is […]