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India: 'Sagar Samriddhi' system launched to track dredging activity
In a bid to add impetus to the centre’s “Waste to Wealth” initiative, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday launched an online dredging monitoring system called “Sagar Samriddhi.” The “Sagar Samriddhi” system will aid daily and monthly progress visualisation,.. -Business Standard
Tanker crew finally return home after detention in Nigeria
After being detained in Nigeria for 10 months, the crew of the tanker Heroic Idun have finally returned to their home countries. The sailors had been detained in a dispute with Nigeria regarding alleged illegal loading of oil by the ship. The crew consisted of 16 Indians, eight Sri Lankans, one Polish, and one Filipino,.. -Crew Mirror
World's First Autonomous Ferry Set to Begin Service
The ferry company Torghaen and the Norwegian technology company Zeabuz christened the world's first operating autonomous ferry, MF Estelle. The vessel will soon begin commercial service for passengers on a short route in Stockholm, Sweden. The 25-passenger will have an operator on board at first... -The Maritime Executive
Radical Proposals to Decarbonize Shipping Industry Presented at IMO Meeting
Precious Shipping Managing Director, Khalid Hashim, has presented three radical proposals to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) via video link. The proposals include a carbon tax, a ban on the construction of fuel oil-powered ships, and mandatory ship scrapping over a 20-year period... -Crew Mirror
MOL appoints first female captain to promote diversity
Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has taken a critical step towards promoting gender diversity in Japan’s maritime shipping sector, appointing Naomi Matsushita as captain of its Beluga Ace auto transporter. This marks the first time that a female seafarer has assumed the role of captain in a Japanese shipping company,.. -Crew Mirror
What happened to the Bermuda Triangle 'mystery?
There used to be many reports of ships and planes disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle without a trace, but those reports aren't heard anymore. Many ships and planes have disappeared without a trace within the infamous and mythical Bermuda Triangle, an area bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico... -The Jerusalem Post
Indian students designed Hydrogen fuel cell powered boat to race at global contest
A 10-member team from Tamil Nadu’s Kumaraguru College of Technology has been selected for the Energy Boat Challenge in Monaco. The team will participate in the global race on their self-designed hydrogen-fuel cell-powered boat. The students aim to commercialise the boat for fishermen... -India Today
Italian Special Forces board Turkish cargo vessel to apprehend illegal migrants.
Italian special forces took control of a Turkish cargo vessel on Friday, following the detection of a group of unidentified individuals on board, some of whom were armed. The defence ministry in Rome confirmed that the operation was still ongoing. The crew of the Galata Seaways roll-on-roll-off cargo vessel alerted authorities near the port of Yalova,.. -Crew Mirror
Alfa Laval Unveils Methanol Boiler System for Sustainable Shipping
Alfa Laval, a Swedish company specializing in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling, has introduced its Aalborg boiler systems that can operate on a variety of fuels, including methanol. The firm has received significant orders for these boilers, with the first methanol boiler being installed on a container ship... -Crew Mirror
Using AI in ports: a promising future with careful training.
The maritime sector is looking to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to increase efficiency and sustainability, with ports and shipping companies already seeing the benefits of AI-enabled solutions. AI can optimise port, tugboat, and pilotage operations using machine learning algorithms to learn from a port’s data... -Crew Mirror
67 people safely evacuated from cruise ship after engine room fire in Alaska.
67 people were rescued from the Wilderness Discoverer, a small expedition cruise ship, after it reported an engine room fire in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska on June 5. The US-flagged vessel, operated by UnCruise Adventures, was transiting the main channel when the fire alarm was reported at around 7.30am... -Crew Mirror
Luxury dive yacht fire, 3 Brits missing
Luxury dive tours yacht HURRICANE aft was engulfed in flames after fire started in engine room early in the morning Jun 11, in Red sea, Egyptian waters, with 27 people on board, including 15 passengers and 12 crew. All but three passengers were rescued, three Brits went missing... -FleetMon