Category Archives: Shipping

SaveOurSeafarers

Innocent seafarers on commercial cargo ships are being held to ransom for millions of dollars by armed gangs of Somali pirates. The cost of Somalian piracy is both human and economic. It affects seafarers and their families and YOU. Piracy costs … Continue reading

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U.S. Shores Brace Themselves for Up to 20 Million Tons of Tsunami Debris | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

U.S. Shores Brace Themselves for Up to 20 Million Tons of Tsunami Debris | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine.

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National Maritime Museum’s photostream

A beautiful collection of old maritime photographs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmaritimemuseum/

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Maasmond Maritime

A great source of daily maritime news clippings and pictures can be found here: Maasmond Maritime. Subscription to the daily news email is free.

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New laser to dazzle pirates on the high seas

New laser to dazzle pirates on the high seas – tech – 09 January 2011 – New Scientist. This looks quite interesting.

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European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta | Pirated German ship rescued – EU NAVFOR HNMLS Tromp retakes pirated MV Taipan

European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta | Pirated German ship rescued – EU NAVFOR HNMLS Tromp retakes pirated MV Taipan.

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Clean Air at Sea

A heads-up for a new and interesting blog about maritime emission measurement and control, fuel consumption and performance monitoring, maritime emission regulations etc. Clean Air at Sea.

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How to track ships with an iPhone

Check out this very cool app for iPhone. It’s called gTrax, and it lets you track ships through their AIS-B transmitter (an automatic identification system for ships, similar to what is being used in aviation). Now it covers the important … Continue reading

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Ransom for Chinese ship ‘raising the bar’

I posted earlier about the mainland Chinese vessel De Xin Hai and her crew of 25, which had been hijacked by Somali pirates. Well, here’s the latest from South China Morning Post of December 29. The US$4 million ransom paid … Continue reading

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China in talks with pirates to free crew

I posted earlier about the Chinese Navy ships trying to intercept the recently hijacked freighter De Xin Hai. Well seems it’s back to negotiating, as the hijacked ship had already reached the Somali coast before the Navy could do anything. … Continue reading

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Showdown a test of PLA’s might

From South China Morning Post. The People’s Liberation Army warships steaming to intercept a hijacked mainland bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean are sailing into uncharted waters in an operation laced with military and diplomatic uncertainty. The showdown with Somali … Continue reading

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Chinese navy sees off Indian sub.

When China announced not so long ago, they would send their navy to protect their ships against the piracy attacks off the Somalian coast, I thought it would be only a matter of time till there would be trouble. Well, … Continue reading

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Marintec 2007, Shanghai.

From November 27 – 30 Shanghai will host the bi-annual Marintec exhibition again. The Marintec 2007 will be held in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Pudong. Since the first exhibition in 1981, the Marintec has been steadily growing. … Continue reading

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TradeWinds

My favourite source of news about the shipping industry is the international shipping newspaper TradeWinds. It is published in Norway, and issued weekly. It has all the information about markets, trends, legislation etc. that I need to stay up to … Continue reading

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China Ship Building Summit 2007

In the Sheraton Hotel, Shanghai on October 18 & 19. Quite interesting topics and speakers this time, and a good opportunity to meet new and interesting people in the maritime industry. china-ship-building-summit-2007.pdf

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