Avenir launches world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel; Two FMC Commissioners urge Biden to speed maritime vaccinations

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Hyde Marine
Avenir launches world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel

London-headquartered Avenir LNG—in which Stolt-Nielsen Limited, Golar LNG Ltd and Höegh LNG are majority shareholders—reports that the 20,000-cubic-meter Avenir Allegiance, the world’s largest dual-purpose, LNG supply and bunkering vessel has been launched at China’s Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard. Full Article

Mororka
Two FMC Commissioners urge Biden to speed maritime vaccinations

Federal Maritime Commissioners (FMC) Carl Bentzel and Daniel Maffei have written President Biden requesting that the U.S. maritime workforce be prioritized for vaccinations against COVID-19. Full Article

SMM
NTSB issues report on fishing vessel stranding and loss

A Marine Accident Brief on the loss of a fishing vessel that stranded on a submerged wreck makes no safety recommendation, but NTSB urges mariners to be alert for new hazards that can appear along their intended route. Full Article

NCP
IMO: Transition to low-sulfur fuels “extremely smooth”

One year after IMO 2020 came into effect, IMO says the low sulfur fuel mandate has significantly reduced air pollution from ships. And it says the transition to low sulfur fuels has been a smooth one. Full Article

Tugs Towboats and Barges Conference
MOL says farewell to its oldest LNG carrier

During its 37 years with MOL, Senshu Maru sailed nearly 2,000,000 nautical miles (equal to over 92 times around the world) while completing 733 voyages and carrying 9 million tons of LNG. Full Article

USACE awards Manson $9.8 million Alaska dredging contract

Manson Construction will carry out maintenance dredging in Anchorage under contract for completion in January 2022. Full Article