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NTSB to Search for El Faro’s Voyage Data Recorder

EL Faro sits in 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas (Photo: NTSB)

Second search mission to sunken El Faro seeks to locate missing voyage data recorder   The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it will initiate a second search expedition to the wreckage

ICS Coordinates Maritime Employers at ILO Meeting

Peter Hinchliffe (Photo: ICS)

 The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labor Organization, coordinated employers’ representatives from more than 20 national shipowners’

Innovative Equipment Will Help Unload Listing Ship

Modern Express (Photo: Rotterdam Port Connector)

Following Smit Salvage’s salvage of the stricken ship Modern Express in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company has now become involved in the rescue operations. The Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging

Shipbuilding

OSV Delivered to MC2 in Dubai

Photo courtesy of MC2

Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) headquartered in Dubai has taken delivery of the new build PETRA-1

Six New VLCCs Marks the Start of a Busy Delivery Year

Image: ConocoPhillips

2016 is off to a flying start when it comes to delivering brand new VLCCs from shipyards in South

BAE Systems Awarded £201m to Advance Successor Sub Design

Photo: BAE Systems

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems £201 million to further the design of a

Contracts

Interior Facelift for Queen Mary 2

Photo: McCue Marine

Cunard’s luxurious flagship, the iconic 2,620 passenger ocean liner Queen Mary 2, will undergo an

Chemical Shipping Freight Rates to Remain Under Pressure

Chemical tanker orderbook to existing fleet ratio (Source: Drewry's Chemical Forecaster)

On the back of low bunker prices and more new buildings to be delivered in 2016, chemical shipping

Total CEO: Refining Capacity Cuts Necessary

Total spurs European shutdowns; urges others to follow suit despite strong profits. Refiners buoyed by cheap oil and fat margins face a return of tougher times due to stubborn

Technology

A Sea of Robots

Photo: Institute of Telecommunications

Researchers develop a swarm of aquatic robots that learn to cooperate by themselves    A team of

SST Completes Engineering Project for the US Navy

Figure 1. SST and Navy personnel recover STAFAC array in November, 2015. (Photo: SST)

Sound & Sea Technology Inc. (SST) has recently completed the recovery, upgrade and redeployment of

Update on Seagull Mobile apps for Crew

Courtesy Seagull

The Seagull mobile app for crew training status is set to revolutionise the way seafarers track

Legal

Gazprom Looks to Int'l Banks for $2 bln Loan

Russian state gas firm Gazprom is looking to raise a $2 billion syndicated loan from international banks, two banking sources told Reuters on Thursday. One of the sources said

TransCanada Ups Dividend Despite Slump, Keystone Setback

TransCanada Corp., Canada's second-largest pipeline company, raised its dividend at a time when most energy companies are scaling back shareholder payouts

NATO Launches Sea Mission Against People-Smugglers

NATO, EU mission to help target traffickers in Aegean Sea. NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling

People & Company News

IBIA Celebrates 23th Annual Dinner

Jens Maul Jørgensen (Photo: IBIA)

Association appoints new board members and sets priorities for the future   The International

Baltic Index Pauses at Record Low

A St. Lawrence Seaway Bulk Carrier (file image)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk

Maersk Drilling Sees Continued Overcapacity

As much as one third of the global offshore fleet of oil drilling rigs could be idled in 2016 as energy firms scale back investments on the back of weak crude prices

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