Sea Machines’ Wireless Helm System in Use on Two ATBS

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics revealed on Wednesday that its SM200 wireless helm system has been installed and is being used aboard two sister U.S.-flag articulated tug-barge (ATB) tugboats. Sea Machines said its dealer Rio Controls & Hydraulics, of Houston, managed … Read More

One Dead, a Dozen Missing, Six Rescued After Lift Boat Capsizes off Louisiana

One person has died, a dozen are still missing and six others have been rescued after a commercial lift boat used to service oil rigs capsized in hurricane force winds south of Louisiana’s Port Fourchon, the U.S. Coast Guard said … Read More

Panama Canal Delays Fee Increases

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced Tuesday that it will postpone increasing canal transit fees following calls from the shipping industry to reconsider the rate hikes amid a spate of global supply chain disruptions. The higher rates for the canal’s … Read More

US Navy, Coast Guard Extend Maritime R&D Partnership

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. and the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) in New London, Conn. agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 14 extending for five more years their previous three-year … Read More

Evergreen Studying Scope of Egypt Court Order over Suez Ship

Evergreen Line said on Wednesday that it is investigating the scope of an Egyptian court order to detain the Ever Given container ship which got stuck in the Suez Canal last month. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has made a … Read More

UDP Inks Deal to Upgrade the Engines of Its Pushboat Fleet

Ukrainian shipping company PJSC Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (UDP) signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Belgian engine manufacturer Anglo-Belgian Corporation NV (ABC) to modernize its pushboat fleet. The LOI signed under the auspices of the Embassy of Belgium in … Read More

ABS Signs on Maritime Fuel Cell Development Project

ABS has joined an industry-leading joint development project (JDP) to accelerate development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology with Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Funded by a … Read More

Israeli-owned Ship Attacked in Gulf of Oman -Reports

A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel said on Tuesday. Israel’s top-rated Channel 12 TV quoted unnamed Israeli officials … Read More

Maritime Digitalizaton: The Electronic Lookout

By Dr. Kalevi Tervo, Corporate Executive Engineer and Global Program Manager & Capt. Eero Lehtovaara, Head of Regulatory Affairs, ABB Marine & Ports April 13, 2021 Evidence mounts that vessel safety will benefit with technology enhancing the bridge lookout. Maritime … Read More

GTT Wins Tank Design Order for ShenZhen LNG Carrier

French engineering firm GTT said it has received an order from Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. The vessel is expected to be delivered to Chinese shipowner … Read More