Metal Shark delivers four high speed patrol boats; Initiative aims to improve shipboard safety

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Metal Shark delivers four high speed patrol boats to Curacao
May 10, 2018 — Four new high speed patrol boats manufactured by Louisiana, shipbuilder Metal Shark for the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) have been commissioned on the island of Curacao. The new vessels are the first to be delivered to the DCCG under a 12-boat order announced last year.

Three partner initiative aims to improve shipboard safety
ABS, the American P&I Club and Lamar University are launching a new initiative aimed at reducing maritime-related safety incidents. The initial focus will be on slips, trips and falls, a significant cause of maritime injuries.dots.JPG
Panamanian agency to probe Canal Authority treatment of tug captains

The captains are members of the MM&P Panama Canal affiliate Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta, which represents about 200 tug captains and associated vessel personnel. For months, they have been protesting dangerous working conditions on the canal.dots.JPG
Chief Officer in grounding incident “overwhelmed”

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has issued its report on the October 2017 grounding of the Barbados flagged, general cargo ship Islay Trader.dots.JPG
Plans for Japanese LNG bunkering move ahead

Each of the four companies will utilize the expertise and strengths that they each possess to move ahead using ship-to-ship bunkering as the mode of supply.