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India: Sonowal highlights Chennai Port work and begins international cruise service.
The Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways of India, Sarbananda Sonowal, visited Chennai Port and participated in a programme on Wednesday to highlight the government’s work over the past nine years. The event was held at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel at 11.00 am. Sonowal aimed at drawing attention to the successful efforts of the government for Chennai Port... -Crew Mirror
IMO 2023's Impact on Maritime Cybersecurity
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has established regulations to reduce CO2 emissions from the shipping industry through the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new-build vessels and the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) for existing vessels, which will come into effect in 2023... -Crew Mirror
EU proposes new rules for maritime safety and pollution prevention.
The European Commission has presented five legislative proposals aimed at modernizing EU rules on maritime safety and preventing ships from polluting water. The proposals align EU regulations with international rules and ensure a level playing field for the sector while enhancing implementation and enforcement through digitization and EU cooperation... -Crew Mirror
India sees surge in inbound containers despite drop in exports.
India has experienced a surge in inbound containers at its ports between January-May 2023, with the Container Availability Index (CAx) persistently surpassing 0.75. This rise in inbound containers is attributed to a drop in demand for outbound containers, as April 2023 saw a 13% decline in merchandise exports worth $35bn compared to the previous year... -Crew Mirror
Swiss and Japanese firms partner on ammonia-powered ships
Swiss shipping company WinGD and Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding have joined forces to develop ammonia-powered ships. This partnership will see WinGD apply its ammonia-fueled X-DF-A engines to a variety of ship designs, while Mitsubishi will design the ships and complete the fuel chain with its AFSS... -Crew Mirror
Cruise Ships Asked to Be Quiet and Stop Sounding Horns
Invergordon, a popular cruise destination in Scotland, has been in the spotlight recently. A longstanding tradition of cruise ships sounding their horn when leaving port has been questioned following a single complaint from a resident. This resulted in local authorities requesting cruise ships to silence their farewell honks... -Cruise Hive
9 Indian Seafarers Released By Libyan Rebel Group After Months Of Captivity
Nine sailors from India who had been held captive for many months by a local militia in Libya were finally released, individuals familiar with the development mentioned on Saturday. Following their release on Wednesday, they reached Tripoli, where India’s Ambassador to Tunisia received them... Marine Insight
ONE welcomes its largest-ever vessel in Japan
Japan-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the delivery of a new flagship Megamax vessel, the ONE INNOVATION. A 24,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) class Megamax, the vessel is the first of its kind for ONE and the beginning of a group of six sister vessels to be operated by the shipping company... -Ship Technology
Italy detains German rescue boats for violating migrant disembarkation rules.
Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, has pledged to clamp down on the arrival of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean into its ports, as new laws come into play. Two German rescue boats, including Sea-Eye 4, have been notified by the Italian Coast Guard they will be detained for 20 days for breaking the new laws, which require ships to proceed directly to port after each rescue... -Crew Mirror
More than 175 Celebrity Cruises passengers, crew contract norovirus
More than 175 people got sick with norovirus during a recent Celebrity Cruises’ sailing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The agency said 152 of the Celebrity Summit ship’s 2,144 passengers, as well as 25 crew members, reported being ill during its May 15 voyage, according to its website. Their main symptoms were diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and headache... -USA TODAY
Digital solutions for sloshing management for LNG vessels
GTT cargo containment system (CCS) is directly fitted on the inner hull of the ship. LNG is directly in contact with the insulation system. When, a tank is not 100% filled, the liquid inside it can move. The liquid impacts on insulation system resulting from the liquid motion is called Sloshing... -Seatrade Maritime News
Pacific maritime leaders to meet on maritime issues this week in Sydney
This week Australia will host the annual Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) forum to promote a safe, secure and sustainable maritime industry and a clean marine environment in the Pacific region. APHoMSA connects maritime leaders from countries lining the Pacific Ocean to develop solutions for shared maritime priorities... -Marine Business News
67 People Evacuated from Burning Cruise Ship in Alaskan Glacier Bay
A total of 67 individuals were safely evacuated from a small cruise ship, the Wilderness Discoverer, on 5 June in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. This took place after the engine room on-board the vessel caught fire. The ship, which weighs 99 gross tons and is U.S flagged, is operated by UnCruise Adventures... -Crew Mirror
Bulk carrier grounding off Buenos Aires
Bulk carrier MONTEVIDEO I on Jun 2 ran aground off Buenos Aires in Canal Brown, while proceeding to Parana river, en route from Bahia Blanca to San Nicolas. The ship ran aground at around 1630 LT, was refloated at around 2100 LT, and resumed sailing... -FleetMon