Australia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has confirmed that the termination period for a letter of intent (LOI) executed with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for four compressed natural gas (CNG) carriers in a series has been extended to 180 days from the date of signing from the 90 days originally announced on July 3 of ..
Port Phillip Sea Pilots (PPSP), which provides pilotage services to the ports of Melbourne, Geelong and Western Port in south-east Australia, came to local builder Hart Marine looking for a vessel that could cover multiple tasks. Firstly and primarily, PSPP wanted a vessel to deliver pilots to ships at anchor in the Port ..
There are many factors within the whole process of pilot embarkation. There remains an excellent focus on ships’ rigging of pilot ladders – to minimise their movement and to improve their integrity. However, the fact that pilots are still falling (even when ladders are legally compliant) suggests that we need to ..
Major shipping industry trade associations BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko met in London yesterday to consider the transformational issues affecting the sector. Top of the agenda were the preparations for the implementation of the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit. With less than four months to go until the introduction of ..
Australian authorities have detained a second vessel at a Queensland port after crew members reported being owed more than AU$100,000 in unpaid wages. The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Xing Jing Hai, owned by Chinese company Ocean Prosperity and managed by Dalian Shipping, was delivering clinker — a material used in the ..
East-Coast Australian commercial fishers are getting together tomorrow in Sydney with scientists from across Australia to look at ways to reduce whale entanglements. The Professional Fishermen’s Association of NSW (PFA) advised that through investment by the Commonwealth Government’s “National Landcare Program – ..
Vard has laid the keel for Leonardo da Vinci, a new cable-laying vessel ordered by Italy’s Prysmian Group. The €170 million (US$187 million) vessel is expected to ..
Atlantic Offshore has been awarded a contract by Repsol Sinopec Resources in the UK for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Ocean Tay (pictured). The contract has a firm ..