Study raises concerns about tugboat captain fatigue; MSC fined for breach of CARB at-berth regulation

December 7, 2018 — The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says that a major accident on the Panama Canal could be imminent, releasing the results of an independent report that it commissioned into fatigue among canal tugboat captains.

Gladding-Hearn delivers new Southwest Alaska pilot boat

The all-aluminum pilot boat features the Ray Hunt-designed Deep V hull.

Shoreside facility will allow safe testing of LNG fuel systems

ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, prior to installation onboard.

Esvagt eyes opportunities in the Barents Sea

Reserves in the area are substantial: As recently as 2017, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate updated its evaluation of the oil and gas reserves to over 17 billion barrels.
BAE Systems San Diego shipyard wins $78.8 million Navy contract

The purpose is to maintain, modernize and repair the Arleigh Burke class destroyer.
MSC fined $630,625 for breach of CARB at-berth regulation

The violations were discovered during a routine audit of the company’s 2014 visits to the Port of Oakland and the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.