OTE settles with five El Faro families; Fincantieri inks Iranian shipyard cooperation agreement

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TOTE settles with five El Faro families
January 27, 2016—As the Coast Guard announced the dates for the first public hearing into the loss of the El Faro, news broke that TOTE Maritime had reached settlements with the families of 10 people who died when the U.S.-flag cargo ship sank during Hurricane Joaquin last October. Media reports citing a January 22 court filing say that each of the families will receive $500,000 for pre-death pain and suffering.

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Fincantieri inks Iranian shipyard cooperation agreement
The understandings include a cooperation and development agreement with Azim Gostaresh Hormoz Shipbuilding Industry Co (AGH), which Fincantieri says is “a modern and new shipyard, strategically located in the Persian Gulf within the special economic zone.”

VIDEO: Crew lifted from listing car carrier in Bay of Biscay
The 163 m RO/RO, had a list of up to 40 degrees, which combined with the weather, with winds of force 8, and the distance from land made evacuation difficult.

Singapore awards LNG bunkering licenses
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has awarded licenses for LNG bunkering of ships to Pavilion Gas and a joint bid between Keppel Offshore & Marine and BG Group.
Shipbuilder to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN in newbuild
The system collects voyage data from the VDR, data logger and other onboard devices and provides high precision performance analysis through its self-learning Dynamic Performance Model.

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