Four crew missing in major fire on giant Maersk containership; USCG responds to sunken towing vessel

USCG responds to sunken towing vessel
March 7, 2018 — The Coast Guard yesterday responded to a report of a sunken towing vessel at mile marker 832 of Everett Lake near Dyersburg, Tennessee. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report that the motor vessel Ms Nancy C, owned by Choctaw Transportation Company, was in the process of building a tow at a fleeting area when it began taking on water.

Four crew missing in major fire on giant Maersk containership
According to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), the Maersk Honam was around 340 nautical miles away from the Agatti Island in Lakshadweep, and four merchant ships in the vicinity were asked to help. On arrival, they found the vessel “completely on fire” with flames that were “almost 25 meters high.
Vard to build two more expedition cruise ships for Ponant

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Compact LNG fuel tank solution completes test phase

Responding to a need created by the rise in the use of LNG as a marine fuel, Paris headquartered GTT reports that it has completed the test phase of a cryogenic fuel tank solution that is both compact and easy to install.
MOL upgrades car carrier stowage planning system

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Danelec partners with NAPA on new maritime IoT solution

The new shipping IoT package combines Danelec’s shipboard data collection and data transfer platform with NAPA’s advanced analytics and optimization tools.