Maritime News

  • Portable Laser Shock Peening System Demonstrated for the US Navy
    on September 30, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    For the first time, a portable laser shock peening system has been developed for and demonstrated in a shipyard environment and on board a U.S. Navy warship to combat aluminum cracking.On June 24, 2022, through a 2020 National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Research Announcement Project…

  • Norway Will Patrol its Oil and Gas Platforms with Help from Allies
    on September 30, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Norway will receive help from Britain, Germany and France to patrol the seas around its oil and gas platforms amid suspicion that sabotage caused leaks in Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, Norway’s prime minister said on Friday.Russia’s…

  • Tom Perrine Recieves Rosenblatt-Michigan Award
    on September 30, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Tom Perrine, Austal USA vice president of engineering, was recognized by the University of Michigan as the 2022 Rosenblatt-Michigan Award recipient. The award is presented annually by the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Department…

  • Baltic Dry Index Logs Best Month in Two Years
    on September 30, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday and logged its best month in 2 years propelled by a corresponding rise in capesize and panamax demand.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize…

  • DOF Subsea Nets U.S. Gulf of Mexico Work
    on September 30, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Subsea services company DOF Subsea said Friday it had won multiple contracts in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company has received a contract award for the provision of services to “a major operator” in the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • Bulk carrier interrupted voyage, ordered to pick up 300 migrants, Med
    on September 20, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Bulk carrier PAOLO TOPIC had to interrupt her voyage from Ashdod to Diliskelesi Turkey, in the evening Sep 19, west of Cyprus. The ship was ordered by Turkish Maritime Authorities to rescue some 300 illegal migrants on board of a … Original post at, 2022-09-20 17:32:57 … Read here

  • German freighter attacked, looted
    on September 15, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Maritime security company Ambrey reported piracy attack at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, which occurred early in the morning Sep 14. Three pirates armed with firearms boarded German general cargo ship MARTINA, anchored some 16 nm south of Conakry, from a boat … Original post at, 2022-09-15 17:29:32 … Read here

  • U-MING bulk carrier stuck in Latvia for more than 6 months because of sanctions
    on September 12, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Bulk carrier ASIAN MAJESTY arrived at Riga Latvia from S-Petersburg Russia, on Mar 3, with 55000 tons of potassium chloride on board, to be topped off with the rest of the lot. Cargo belongs to Mauritius-registered company “United Fertilizers Company … Original post at, 2022-09-12 08:48:06 … Read here

  • Australian Border Force Seize 1.8 Tonnes of Meth From Containers
    on August 30, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    In a record-setting event, the Australian Border Force carried out a seizure of methamphetamine, which is valued at US $1.1 billion. 1.8 tonnes of meth was discovered hidden inside marble tiles. The containers were shipped from the United … Original post at, 2022-08-30 16:23:53 … Read here

  • Germany Signs Deal With Gas Suppliers, Secures Supply for Its FSRUs
    on August 22, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Germany signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the top gas suppliers in the country to secure a steady supply for two of its FSRUs. The deal was signed with Uniper, RWE, and EnBW’s subsidiary, VNG. This is being done … Original post at, 2022-08-22 16:48:31 … Read here