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  • MOL’s wind-assisted bulk carrier enters service

    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)’s bulk carrier equipped with a hard sail wind power propulsion system has officially started operation following a handover ceremony at Oshima Shipbuilding. The 98,700 dwt bulker, named Shofu Maru, is the first wind-assisted newbuild for the Japanese owner that sports a telescoping hard sail developed in-house in collaboration with compatriot shipbuilder […]

  • International Seaways ships out 14-year-old MR

    US owner International Seaways has sold its fourteen-year-old MR High Mars to undisclosed buyers amid rising tanker values. Clarksons reported the New York-listed player had landed around $20.5m for the South Korean-built ship without a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), which VesselsValue estimates as worth close to $22.6m. Although High Mars last exchanged hands in […]

  • Royal Navy Carrier Heads for Drydock to Repair Shaft Damage

    The Royal Navy carrier HMS Prince of Wales has left her home port of Portsmouth to return to Rosyth, Scotland, where she will enter drydock for repairs to her starboard propeller shaft. Prince of Wales sustained a shaft failure on August 27, just after a grand sendoff for a transatlantic voyage, and sister ship HMS […]

  • In New Era of Competition, American Maritime Needs Geostrategists

    In 1567, a Spanish navigator named Álvaro de Mendaña y Neira set sail for an ill-fated voyage to Oceania. His mission was to find a stopover for the famed Manila Galleons, ships carrying supplies and looted resources between the Spanish colonies in the Philippines and Peru. Where he landed was an undiscovered island in the […]

  • Russia Sets Up Ferry Service to Bypass Damaged Kerch Strait Bridge

    Russia’s Ministry of Transport has set up a ferry service across the Kerch Strait to take over vehicle traffic, offsetting some of the impact of the damage to the Kerch Strait Bridge on Saturday morning. According to Russian officials, a truck was blown up on the westbound road deck of the Kerch Strait Bridge at […]

  • Product Tanker Damages Harbor Bridge in Georgetown, Guyana

    The bridge across the Demerara River near Georgetown, Guyana has been damaged in an allision, the bridge operator said Saturday. In the early hours of Saturday morning, the product tanker Tradewind Passion was transiting the river when it allided with the open bridge. AIS data suggest that the vessel passed the bridge at about 0200 […]

  • Stena Bulk and Alfa Laval Trial Shipboard Carbon Capture on MR Tanker

    Stena Bulk has joined a project with Alfa Laval, ABS, Deltamarin, and Dutch research organization TNO to test out an end-to-end shipboard carbon capture and storage solution. It is the first pilot project of its kind to incorporate shoreside end use arrangements, according to the partnership. Multiple challenges await CO2-capture systems, including the energy consumption […]


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