IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers. The 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006, which comes … More IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

Second vessel ordered from RMK Marine

On December 8, 2016,  Pritchard-Gordon Tankers announced the order of a second 7,000 dwt tanker from RMK Marine (Istanbul).  The vessel is expected to deliver second quarter 2018.   Pritchard-Gordon Tankers specialises in ocean transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products in environmentally sensitive areas, using purpose built, shallow draft, double hull tankers. The Company … More Second vessel ordered from RMK Marine

Kingston Takes First Step Towards A Dry Dock

On Thursday, November 3, Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation; Michael Henry, minister of transport and mining and Joachim Schmillen, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jamaica and The Bahamas, joined members of the Jamaican shipping fraternity as they celebrated the … More Kingston Takes First Step Towards A Dry Dock

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

In a landmark decision for both the environment and human health, 1 January 2020 has been set as the implementation date for a significant reduction in the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships. The decision to implement a global sulphur cap of 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) in 2020 was taken by the International … More IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

The Largest And Most Powerful Diesel Engine in The World

Since Rudolf Diesel invented an engine that bears his name, larger and more efficient internal combustion engines have been built. These large engines are used to propel ships of all sizes-measuring up to 1,200 feet in length. Currently, the RT-flex96C, a two-stroke turbocharged diesel engine, is the largest and most powerful diesel engine in the … More The Largest And Most Powerful Diesel Engine in The World

Royal Caribbean Orders New Green Cruise Ship Class

Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to build a new class of green cruise ships called “Icon.” The ships, two of which will be delivered to Royal Caribbean International in 2022 and 2024, will be the first powered by liquefied natural gas (LFG) and fuel-cell technology, which are expected to … More Royal Caribbean Orders New Green Cruise Ship Class