MCIB investigation: Drifting cargo ship runs aground after abandonment

Ireland’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the general cargo ship MV Alta at Ballyandreen Bay, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, on 16 February 2020. The ship suffered a mechanical breakdown and was abandoned and set adrift by its owners and crew in October 2018.

New joint venture aims to develop electrically powered, zero-emission vessels

e5 Lab announced the establishment of Marindows to bring information technology (IT) to Japan’s maritime industry. e5Lab is a joint venture of Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation that aims to develop electrically powered, zero-emission vessels.

Cyprus’ meeting with IMO Secretary General: An oveview

Amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister, met with Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, to support progress regarding seafarer vaccinations and the pathway to decarbonization of shipping.

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