Tough truths on Navy readiness emerge at hearing; Ten hijackers seized after tanker crew triggers SSAS alarm

VIDEO: Tough truths on Navy readiness emerge at hearing
September 8, 2017 — As of June this year, 37 percent of the warfare certifications for cruiser and destroyer crews based in Japan—including certifications for seamanship—had expired. That’s just one of the facts to emerge from a hearing on “Navy Readiness – Underlying Problems Associated with the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain” held yesterday by the Readiness and Seapower & Projection Forces panels of the House Armed Services Committee.

Ten hijackers seized after tanker crew triggers SSAS alarm
The Thai-flagged 1,979 dwt product tanker MGT 1 was hijacked at 54 nm east of Kuala Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, West Malaysia.
McQuilling analyzes impact of Hurricane Harvey on tanker market

McQuilling Services, LLC has issued a Tankers Industry note analyzing how the disruptions from Hurricane Harvey have impacted the tanker markets and what may be expected from Hurricanes Irma and Katia.
USCG issues guidance on compliance with IMO BWM Convention

Through this policy letter, the Coast Guard is establishing a voluntary inspection program for U.S. flagged commercial vessel owners/operators who wish to document compliance with the standards of the IMO BWM Convention.
MTU premiers ship automation system for the future

Callosum utilizes the latest analysis techniques and machine learning based on digital measurement data to prevent faults and match maintenance to actual equipment condition.