Maritime News

  • Kongsberg to Design and Equip Suez Canal’s New Salvage Tugs
    on June 6, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Kongsberg Maritime announced it has won a contract to provide the design and equipment for two powerful salvage tugs being built by Alexandria Shipyard as main contractor on behalf of the Suez Canal Authority. The tugs will be based on Kongsberg…

  • US Coast Guard Cutter Maurice Jester Commissioned
    on June 6, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    The U.S. Coast Guard’s newest cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Maurice Jester (WPC-1152), was commissioned on Friday at Fort Adams State Park, R.I.Lt. Terry Netusil, assumed command of the cutter during a ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, the Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander.

  • Arctic Ocean Could Be Ice-free In Summer By 2030s, Scientists Say
    on June 6, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in summer by the 2030s, even if we do a good job of reducing emissions between now and then. That’s the worrying conclusion of a new study in Nature Communications.Predictions of an ice-free Arctic Ocean have a long and complicated history…

  • ABS AIP for Provaris’ Compressed Hydrogen Technology
    on June 6, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    ABS has presented Provaris Energy with an approval in principle (AIP) for its innovative gaseous hydrogen floating storage concept in a ceremony at NOR Shipping.The solution, dubbed H2Leo, has a design capacity range of 300 to 600 tonnes of hydrogen, expandable to up to 2,000 tonnes.

  • Baltic Dry Index Logs Best Day in Nearly Three Months
    on June 6, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index posted its biggest single-day gain since mid-March on Tuesday, supported by higher rates for capesize and panamax vessels.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels carrying dry bulk commodities, rose 77

  • 900 kilos of cocaine in bulk carrier cargo hold, Australia
    on May 31, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    900 kilos of cocaine were found on board of bulk carrier ST PINOT in Kwinana, Australia, sometime between May 27 and 31. Bulk carrier first call in Australia was at Fremantle, where she arrived on May 25 from Argentina. Cocaine … Original post at, 2023-05-31 19:54:45 … Read here

  • VLCC tanker seized by Iran on Hormuz Strait
    on May 3, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    VLLC tanker NIOVI was attacked by Iranian fast attack boats in Hormuz Strait early in the morning May 3, at 0220 UTC tanker was forced to change course and sail to Iranian waters, with AIS being cut off some 20 … Original post at, 2023-05-03 17:00:22 … Read here

  • Bulk carrier attacked, 3 crew including Captain kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea
    on May 2, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Bulk carrier GREBE BULKER was attacked by pirates reportedly, at 0030 UTC May 2, at Owendo Anchorage, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea. According to TradeWinds report, 3 crew were kidnapped, including Captain, Second and Third Officers. Remaining 17 crew are unharmed … Original post at, 2023-05-02 13:22:48 … Read here

  • Crew of VLCC Detained in Nigeria Released After 9 Months
    on May 1, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    After being detained for almost nine months in Nigeria on charges of attempting to lift oil from an offshore platform, the crew of the VLCC HEROIC IDUN has finally been released. The series of unfortunate events started on August 8th … Original post at, 2023-05-01 19:29:59 … Read here

  • Luxury classic yacht under fire in Gulf of Aden
    on April 28, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Luxury classic yacht MY KALIZMA was reportedly, approached by Yemeni Coast Guard on Apr 28, near Yemen – Oman sea border. Armed guards on board opened fire, believing they’ve been approached by pirates. The Coast Guard “returned fire and followed … Original post at, 2023-04-28 13:49:56 … Read here