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Germany welcomes 1st emission-free hydrogen-fueled tugboat
Earlier this month, the German consortium has welcomed a new emission-free hydrogen-fueled tugboat Elektra at Berlin’s largest inland port Westhafen. Following the two-year construction at the shipyard Hermann Barthel in Derben, the vessel is now ready for testing, the project partners informed... -Offshore Energy
Disney cruise ship docked on St. Thomas turned away due to active COVID cases
Disney Cruise ship passengers waited at the West Indian Co. dock, expecting to disembark on St. Thomas only to be turned away due to active COVID-19 cases on board. The ship arrived early Thursday morning around 7 a.m. but left the island around 9:30 a.m. It was scheduled to stay until 4:30 p.m... -Virgin Islands Daily News
Bahamas Forces MSC Cruise Ship to Skip Private Port due to COVID Cases
The Bahamas has become the latest destination to turn away a cruise ship due to reports of cases of COVID-19 aboard, but unlike the other ships which were denied port calls in the Caribbean, the Bahamas turned away a cruise ship that was docked at the cruise line’s private port on an uninhabited island... -The Maritime Executive
US CDC Says Everyone, Even Fully Vaccinated, Should Avoid Cruise Ships
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said people should avoid traveling on cruise ships regardless of their vaccination status, as daily COVID-19 cases in the country climb to record highs due to the fast-spreading Omicron variant. The move delivers another blow to the cruise industry that had just started returning to the seas in June after a months-long suspension of voyages caused by the pandemic... -gCaptain
The Year in Salvage: Ever Bigger
The grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal brought shipping to the sudden attention of the general public – as large vessel casualties often do. The shutdown captivated newsrooms and Twitter feeds for six long days in March and delayed tens of billions of dollars in trade. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) filed damage and salvage claims totaling an astonishing $900 million – well in excess of the true fiscal impact... -The Maritime Executive
India: TDP’s Pattabhi faults diversion of AP Maritime Board funds
TDP official spokesperson K Pattabhi Ram slammed the YSRC regime for “causing a serious setback” to the development of ports in the State by ‘diverting’ Rs 1,200 crore funds of the Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board (APMB). Pattabhi claimed that the APMB has become so bankrupt that it is not in a position to take up any developmental works at the ports... -The New Indian Express
Wakashio Saga Ends as Captain Returns to India After 16 Months in Jail
The captain of the Japanese bulker Wakashio that grounded and later caused an environmental disaster in Mauritius was released and returned home to India 17 months after the accident and after 16 months in jail. The vessel’s second officer is also reported on route to his home in Sri Lanka after being released from jail, while the other crew members of the vessel have also been released from detention in Mauritius... -The Maritime Executive
Panama Recovers 10.4 Million Dollars In Wages Due To The Seafarers By Means Of The PMA
The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) informs that from July 1, 2019 until December 27, 2021, they have achieved the historic recovery of USD$ 10,447,142.25 in wages due by the shipowners to the seafarers, navigating onboard ships of Panamanian flag. From this record amount, USD$ 7,660,455.55 correspond to 2021, representing an increase of 279% regarding the closing of 2020, that was of USD$ 2,021,691.29... -International Shipping Network
Former Soviet cruise liner, now a ghost ship, decaying in Gulf of Mexico
Former Soviet cruise ship AZERBAIJAN (ENCHANTED CAPRI), beached by storm in Nov 2020 in Veracruz State, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, remains in the same position, rusting and decaying, though probably, dismantling was attempted... -Fleetmon