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Indian Government To Set Up Bureau Of Port Security Soon
The Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), & AYUSH, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal unveiled a vision for India’s maritime sector, outlining key initiatives that promise a transformative impact the 19th Maritime States Development Council meeting today in Kevadia, Gujarat... -Marine Insight
WindWings: Promoting a Greener Future in the Shipping Industry
The global shipping industry is responsible for three percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, prompting shipping giants to collaborate on eco-friendly solutions. Yara Marine Technologies has developed BAR Tech WindWings, which are large wing sails that can be fitted onto cargo ship decks to capture and utilize wind energy... -Crew Mirror
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Tests Ammonia System for Marine Fuel
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has begun testing its Ammonia Gas Abatement System (AGAS), a subsystem of its ammonia supply and system (MAmmoSS), as part of its efforts to support the use of ammonia as a marine fuel. The AGAS is designed to safely treat surplus ammonia, addressing concerns about its toxic and corrosive properties... -Crew Mirror
Six seafarers freed after 2-month Cameroon abduction
Six crew members who were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of West Africa on June 30 have been released, according to security company Ambrey. The crew members were abducted from the general cargo ship Oya 1, which is owned by Ocean Express of Pointe Noire... -Crew Mirror
Synergy, world's 3rd largest ship manager, implements strategic leadership changes
Captain Rajesh Unni, founder of Synergy Marine, has transitioned into the role of Executive Chairman and handed over the responsibilities of CEO to his internal leadership team. The move reflects Unni’s philosophy of meritocracy and his desire for anyone to have the opportunity to lead the organization... -Crew Mirror
AI is charting a new course for maritime safety
AI has been making headlines since the launch of ChatGPT, an AI ‘large language model’ that anybody with an internet connection can access. While much of the hype focuses on its ability to write articles or invent algorithms to solve complex problems in a flash, it’s also opened doors of possibility for industries worldwide – the maritime sector being no exception... -Ship Technology
Mangalore’s new port to surpass record cargo traffic by fiscal year-end
The Port of New Mangalore in India has experienced a growth in traffic of 9% in July 2023/24 and is projected to achieve its highest-ever cargo throughput by the end of the fiscal year. Union Minister Sripad Yesso Naik, who is responsible for ports and shipping, made this announcement... -Crew Mirror
Glasgow’s Ultimate Boats Provides Recyclable Workboat to Orbital Marine
UK-based marine technology start-up ExoTechnologies has delivered an eco-friendly workboat to tidal turbine developer Orbital Marine Power, supporting its offshore operations. The ship, built from a recyclable composite technology called DANU, will transport engineers to Orbital Marine Power’s O2, which is the world’s most powerful tidal turbine... -Crew Mirror
GT Green Technologies teams up with Bureau Veritas on wind propulsion.
Classification society Bureau Veritas has granted approval in principle (AiP) for GT Green Technologies’ AirWing wind-based propulsion system. The AiP represents a major milestone for the AirWing20 system, which is being funded by the UK Government’s Department for Transport. The system aims to provide a wind-assisted propulsion solution for the maritime industry... -Crew Mirror
OSV owners face crew, finance and green challenges
Owners face greater operational and technical challenges as demand climbs for offshore support vessels (OSVs) in the oil, gas and renewables sectors. Increasing numbers of vessels are coming into operation after being reactivated from lay-up or being completed by shipyards to support oil and gas drilling and development projects... -Riviera Maritime Media
US seizes Iranian tanker, starts unloading operations.
A shipment of Iranian crude oil, seized by the United States, has finally been unloaded after waiting off the coast of Texas for two and a half months. The tanker, Suez Rajan, had been docked off Galveston since May 30, unable to unload due to fears that customers would avoid any vessel carrying Iranian oil. However, on Sunday, another tanker,.. -Crew Mirror
Kerala Maritime Board CEO removed after Tanur boat tragedy.
The CEO of the Kerala Maritime Board, T P Salim Kumar, has been removed from his post after he testified to the police that the office of the State Minister for Ports intervened in granting registration for a boat that later sank, resulting in the death of 22 people... -Crew Mirror
Labor Shortages, Climate Change & Technology: They’re All Related
Many problems in our “New World” can be solved more quickly than ever due to the speed at which information now travels. Gone are the countless long days of research, because often our questions can be answered instantaneously at a computer terminal or on a handheld mobile device... -MarineLink
German tall ship contacted floating crane, damaged
German tall ship ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II contacted floating crane at Kaiserhafen, Bremerhaven, in the morning Aug 21, while leaving Bremerhaven. Tall ship contacted crane by her foremast yards, and then by stern. She was to depart for a tour trip with some 100 passengers on board, but had to remain at port, to undergo inspection and assess damages... -FleetMon