Members may be aware that the IMO officially celebrates 25 June (the anniversary of the adoption of the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention) as the international 'Day of the Seafarer'. Each year a social media campaign is held which aims to recognise the valuable work that seafarers do and promote awareness of the importance of seafarers to the wider world.
Athens: A new Handysize bulk carrier concept design – the Green Dolphin, uses existing technologies to meet owners' needs for fuel efficiency and operational flexibility while also being ready for future environmental regulations.
"The focus has been on reducing the fuel consumption while giving owners different options to meet the future expected environmental regulations. The concept design is ready for the owners' preferred choice, whether that it is to run on heavy fuel oil using emission treatment systems or to switch to low sulphur fuels or LNG."
Mr Marko Domijan Marketing and Sales Director Shipyard Viktor Lenac talks about WSR
Greek Shipping Minister Kostis Moussouroulis announced the orders for Chinese shipbuilders on his recent visit to Shanghai.
The orders, which were signed in April, accounted for more than 60 percent of the recent global orders of Greek shipowners, reported Xinhua citing the Greek official.
Ransoms to Pirates Remain a Spiraling Illegal Tax on the 90% of World's Goods That Move by Sea.
The revelation this week that the owner of an Algerian cargo ship whose crew was held by Somali pirates paid them $2.6 million in ransom is yet another indication that the rewards these denizens reap for their illegal, life- threatening work remain a serious stumbling block to ending maritime organized crime, AdvanFort Company President and COO William H. Watson said.