Watch: Explosion leads to two injuries in Indonesian shipyard

On Wednesday, April 24, an explosion and fire occurred aboard a tanker during repairs at a shipyard in the Riau Islands, injuring two workers. Sparks from the welding reportedly ignited an explosion, leaving two workers with serious burn injuries. 

Panama Canal welcomes 6,000th Neopanamax transit

Less than three years after its opening, the Panama Canal announced a new milestone with the transit of the 6,000th Neopanamax ship, reaffirming its position in global maritime trade. The LNG carrier ‘Energy Liberty’ made its transit Tuesday south from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. 

Watch: Are we moving fast enough to save the climate?

International climate leader Christiana Figueres, recognized as the architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, delivers the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability, addressing efforts to stem the increase in global temperature. Talking about climate change, Ms. Figueres noted that we should focus on how we can move faster in order to protect our climate, instead of asking if we are moving in the right direction.

Watch: The first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean

This video depicts Taranto, the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Italian Apulia region. The wind farm will be installed on monopile foundations in a water depth ranging from 3 to 18 metres. Senvion has adapted its 3.0M122 onshore turbines to the particularly challenging offshore environment and developed an installation procedure suitable for the near shore wind farm.

Sea Shepherd arrests the fifteenth illegal-fishing vessel

In a joint operation in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Republic of Liberia, West Africa, Sea Shepherd has assisted the Liberian Coast Guard with the arrest of a foreign-flagged purse seine fishing vessel with a criminal history of illegal fishing in Liberia. The vessel caught, Solevant, is the 15th arrest of an illegal-fishing vessel in the area.

Decarbonisation of the shipping industry: yes we can, because we must

As the shipping is becoming more and more interested in reducing its emissions, Chris Chatterton, COO of the Methanol Institute, discusses about the challenges arising from decarbonisation for the maritime sector. The next decade and beyond will be far more complex for the shipping industry than the previous one and the carbon challenge sits behind every analysis, Mr. Chatterton argues.

Watch: Women seafarers share their experiences from working in shipping

In this video, female EMSA colleagues share their experiences in the context of the IMO’s ‘Empowering women in the maritime community’ theme for 2019. As Manuela Tomassini, Lawyer, said: ‘Excellence is not linked to gender, but opportunities need to be equal’. Speaking about their experiences on board, several EMSA female colleagues call women to follow their dreams and say that with the right tools they can achieve anything.

Watch: World’s first electronic freefall lifeboat

Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world.

Watch: Satellites depict maritime traffic in the English Channel

Hundreds of radar images taken by satellites, via the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission from 2016 to 2018 have been compressed into a single image, depicting maritime traffic in the English Channel. Two Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites carry radar instruments, which can see through clouds and rain, and in the dark, to image Earth’s surface. 

Watch: Ship agency improved with digital technologies

Ship agency operations are very important to the shipping industry. Any delay or miscommunication can affect the entire supply chain. For this reason, digital technologies have helped the ship agency sub-sector to be more efficient and productive. By digitalizing operations workers can work from anywhere at any time, while there has been a 50% time saving an improvement in productivity.


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