Maersk reports cargo fire on U.S.-flag containership 1

Maersk reports cargo fire on U.S.-flag containership

Maersk Line reports that 20:50 EST yesterday, the Maersk Kensington, a vessel owned and operated by its U.S. flag subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), reported a container on fire in a cargo hold while en route...
COSCO Shipping comes under cyber attack 2

COSCO Shipping comes under cyber attack

COSCO Shipping Lines has been hit by a cyber attack on its North American operations. Although the company reportedly identifies the problem as a ransomware attack in internal communications, for public consumption it is referring to...
Stena Drilling inks Offshore Safety Agreement with Viking Life Saving 3

Stena Drilling inks Offshore Safety Agreement with Viking Life Saving

U.K. based Stena Drilling Limit has placed a significant part of its safety equipment and servicing management under a Viking Life Saving Equipment Offshore Safety Agreement (OSA). Stena Drilling Limited is a long time Viking customer...
Maersk implements new guidelines for dangerous goods stowage 4

Maersk implements new guidelines for dangerous goods stowage

Following the tragic fire aboard the containership Maersk Honam in March this year, in which five crew members lost their lives (see earlier story), Maersk took measures and implemented additional preliminary guidelines for stowage of dangerous...
Maersk picks ABS to lead workshop on cargo hazards 5

Maersk picks ABS to lead workshop on cargo hazards

Maersk Line selected classification society ABS to lead a recent workshop to identify and evaluate potential hazards posed on containerships from stowage of dangerous cargoes. The workshop assembled industry stakeholders to conduct a comprehensive Hazard Identification...
Stena Bulk vessel deters pirate attack off Yemen 6

Stena Bulk vessel deters pirate attack off Yemen

Stena Bulk reports that on November 3 its 49,750 dwt U.K. flagged tanker Stena Imperial reported a suspected pirate approach while northbound through the Red Sea west of Yemen on her way from Far East to...
Alfa Laval develops product tanker BWMS deckhouse solution 7

Alfa Laval develops product tanker BWMS deckhouse solution

A new Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solution has been validated for product tankers with Framo ballast pumps. The solution allows the Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex ballast water management system to be installed on...
Eagle Bulk to retrofit up to 37 ships with scrubbers 8

Eagle Bulk to retrofit up to 37 ships with scrubbers

Stamford, CT, headquartered Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLE) reports that it has entered into a series of agreements for the purchase of up to 37 exhaust gas cleaning systems that will be retrofitted on vessels...
Star Bulk to install scrubbers on its entire fleet 9

Star Bulk to install scrubbers on its entire fleet

Athens headquartered Star Bulk Carriers Corp (Nasdaq: SBLK, Oslo: SBLKR) says that it intends to equip its entire fleet with exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) before the January 1, 2020 IMO sulfur cap implementation date. Star...
ICS offers free guidance on IMO sulfur cap compliance 10

ICS offers free guidance on IMO sulfur cap compliance

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced a free comprehensive guidance on implementation planning to help shipowners comply with the upcoming IMO global sulfur cap. The guidance has been prepared for what ICS says will...