Effective from 3 September, cruise ships will not be allowed to enter ports in the Bahamas if there are unvaccinated passengers onboard aged 12 and older, the government announced through an emergency executive order issued on Thursday.Read more
North Queensland Bulk Ports in Australia has entered into a MoU for a feasibility study on green hydrogen production and development of a supply chain at the Port of Hay Point.Read more
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction is 99% complete, the operating company said on Wednesday, while media reports say the Russian-led project is expected to be finished on August 23.Read more
Following news that Danish shipping giant Maersk plans to launch of the world’s first carbon-neutral container vessel in 2023, the company has now informed that a new e-methanol facility in Denmark will produce the e-methanol for the vessel.Read more
NTSB issued an investigation report on the collision of the cargo ship 'Nomadic Milde' and with bulk carrier 'Atlantic Venus' on the Lower Mississippi River in May 2020. The investigation stressed poor monitoring by Nomadic Milde crew as the ship was dragging anchor and had moved from its original position during high-water conditions in proximity to other vessels.Read more
Belgium's FEBIMA issued an investigation report on a fire onboard the Trail Suction Hopper Dredger 'UILENSPIEGEL' while moored at Lisnave shipyard, Portugal, in January 2021. Investigation established that insulation panels contaminated with oil were installed during the re-assembly of the main engine after dry-dock.Read more
As part of its Safety Flashes, IMCA focused on the hazards associated with steep stairs onboard, after an observation was raised on a member's vessel. With this respect, IMCA reminded that there are diverse international standards and references for stairs.Read more
From 1st September 2020 through 31st October 2021, commercial vessels that are of 500 gross tonnage or more must travel at least 50 nautical miles away from the shores of the west coast of Haida Gwaii, Transport Canada reminded, sharing revised coordinates of the area.Read more
Following the grounding of Crimson Polaris that occurred on August 11 causing an oil spill off Hachinohe, Japanese NYK dispatched 10 employees to assist in the area clean-up.Read more
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