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KSS Line Opts for "Smart Ship' Package for Up to 15 Ships

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Hyundai Global Services (HGS) has signed a contract to deliver its Smart Ship and Satellite Communications package for up to 15 vessels for South Korean shipping company KSS Line.The Smart Ship and Satellite Communications package is a combination of the Integrated Smart Ship (ISS) solution – an IoT platform for ships,

Wärtsilä Designs Cargo Handling System for VLEC Newbuilds

Very large ethane carrier (Image: Wärtsilä)

Finnish vessel technology company Wärtsilä said it has been awarded a contract for the supply of cargo handling and fuel supply system for two new 98,000 cbm very large ethane carriers (VLEC) being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in South Korea, with an option for a third vessel.

LNG Carriers Going to Sabine Pass Despite Grounded Rig

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Tankers were entering and leaving Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export plant in Louisiana despite draft limitations in the Sabine-Neches Waterway after a rig ran aground in the channel over the weekend.The U.S. Coast Guard said a large semi-submersible rig, called the Jasminia,

Tanker Approaches Listing FSO Nabarima to Load Crude

The FSO Nabarima listing in the Gulf of Paria on October 16 (Photo: Fishermen and Friends of the Sea)

An oil tanker operated by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela on Tuesday approached a floating oil facility where it is expected to receive crude via transfer at sea amid environmental concerns, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.Environmental groups have in the past two weeks expressed concern about a potential spill of the 1.

WE Tech to Equip Six Shell LNG Carriers

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WE Tech Solutions said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to equip six additional newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers that will be chartered to Shell.The Finnish firm said it will deliver six shipsets of its Solution One for the 174,000m³ capacity LNG carriers, which are chartered

Ocean Tankers Looks to Return Most Ships to Owners

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The court-appointed manager for Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd has applied to the Singapore court to return most of the ships the company manages to the shipowners, as cash is running low and Ocean Tankers will not be able to maintain the fleet, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.If successful,

New LNG Carrier Delivered to FLEX LNG

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Shipping company FLEX LNG said it has taken delivery of its latest newbuild, Flex Amber, from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea.Flex Amber is a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with 174,000 cubic meters of cargo space. The Marshall Islands-flagged ship is equipped with a highly

NAT Secures Financing for Suezmax Newbuilds

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Nordic American Tankers (NAT) told investors on Friday that it has lined up full financing for two new tankers on order from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries. The newbuilds are the first to be ordered by NAT since 2016.The shipowner said it entered into a financing agreement with a subsidiary of Ocean Yield ASA for the Suezmax pair,

US Army Corps Clearing Debris from Louisiana Calcasieu Ship Channel After Delta

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday that it may be able to clear enough debris from Hurricane Delta to open the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana to vessels drafting up to 30 feet (9.14 m) with restrictions by the end of the week.The Army Corps, however, said it does not have a timeline

UN Access to Decaying Yemen Tanker Could Take Weeks

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A United Nations team will have to wait several weeks to access a deteriorating tanker off Yemen's shore that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil in the Red Sea, two U.N. sources told Reuters.The United Nations has warned that the Safer, stranded since 2015, could spill four

Norden Sells Product Tanker Nord Andes

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Danish shipping company Norden said it has sold the 2011-built product tanker Nord Andes to an unnamed Asian buyer just 10 months after the vessel was acquired.The sale comes after the vessel was purchased by Norden in December 2019, and underlines Norden’s strategy to be an asset-trading company, Norden said.

Army Corps Assessing Louisiana Calcasieu Ship Channel After Delta

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Tuesday it has identified three obstructions from Hurricane Delta that have to be removed before it can reopen the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana to deep draft vessels.The Army Corps, however, said it needs more data before it can estimate how long it will take to dredge the channel.

Iranian VLCC Leaves Venezuela Loaded with Crude

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 An Iranian-flagged oil tanker left Venezuela on Friday for Iran's Kharg Island, Refinitiv Eikon data showed, after the vessel loaded 1.9 million barrels of heavy crude at the South American country's Jose oil terminal.The shipment marks the latest example of cooperation between the two

Two Crewmembers Medevaced from Tanker in US Gulf

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (File photo: Jennifer A. Nease / U.S. Coast Guard)

Two ailing crewmembers were medevaced from a Panamanian flagged tanker approximately 25 miles off Freeport, Texas, Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston were contacted at 1:20 p.m. by the captain of the 473-foot tanker Morholmen requesting assistance for two seafarers on board, aged 29 and 57.

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