Mitsui O.S.K. Lines acquires seafarer manning company

MOL acquires seafarer manning company
15 January 2018 https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/15012018/mol-acquires-sea...

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced its acquisition of 100% of the issued shares of Azalea Maritime B.V. In light of the deal, Azalea Maritime B.V. has changed its name to ‘MOL Maritime (Europe) B.V.’.

'No Hope' of Survivors After Iranian Tanker Explodes and Sinks off Chinese Coast

'No Hope' of Survivors After Iranian Tanker Explodes and Sinks off Chinese Coast
Amir Vahdat / AP January 14, 2018 http://time.com/5102663/iranian-tanker-collision/

(TEHRAN) — A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of missing sailors surviving the disaster.

Singapore Boosts Maritime Digitalization

Singapore Boosts Maritime Digitalization
2018-01-14 https://maritime-executive.com/article/singapore-boosts-maritime-digital...

Singapore's Ministry of Transport launched its Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) on Friday. Developed by industry groups including the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Map builds on MPA’s strategic long term plans to develop Singapore’s next-generation port and staff.

Dutch firm invests in industrial size 3D printer for maritime industry

Dutch firm invests in industrial size 3D printer for maritime industry
Jake Frith 12 Jan 2018http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/dutch-firm-invests-...

Royal Roos, a Rotterdam based marine engineering company has entered into a cooperation with 3D printer manufacturer CEAD B.V. to develop and build an industrial size CFAM 3D printer with a view to using it to create components for the maritime industry.

Singapore sets out ambitious innovation plan to grow maritime sector's value-add by $3.4bn

Singapore sets out ambitious innovation plan to grow maritime sector's value-add by $3.4bn
15 January 2018 http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/asia/singapore-sets-out-ambitious-...

"You could end up chasing a ghost": huge number of ships will cheat on the scales when the global sulfur directive comes into force

"You could end up chasing a ghost"
LOUISE VOGDRUP-SCHMIDT 11.01.18 https://shippingwatch.com/carriers/article10191709.ece

A particular fear has grown significantly in the last couple of years, especially among the major carriers and numerous authorities.

The fear stems from the global sulfur directive and the requirement for a 0.50 percent sulfur cap in fuel, starting Jan. 1 2020, for all ships around the world – and the basis for this fear is distorted competition.

Fire burns casino ship shuttle with 50 people aboard

Fire burns casino ship shuttle with 50 people aboard
Jan 14 2018 http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/fire-burns-sun-cruz-casino-shut...

Port Richey (FOX 13) - A Sun Cruz Casino shuttle caught fire Sunday afternoon in the Port Richey canal with 50 people on board.

2 crew in coma medevaced from Taiwanese freighter 'Wise W'

2 crew in coma medevaced from Taiwanese freighter
NIKOLAY TORKIN January 14, 2018 http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/01/14/2-crew-in-coma-medevaced-from-tai...

Oil tanker 'Sanchi' sinks after collision with cargo ship

Oil tanker sinks after collision with cargo ship
15 January 2018 https://tenplay.com.au/news/national/january-2018/oil-tanker-sinks-after...

The Panama-registered Sanchi tanker, which was carrying 136,000 tonnes of ultra-light crude oil, caught alight on January 7 after it collided with a Chinese cargo ship.

Denmark highlights regulatory barriers on autonomous ships

Denmark highlights regulatory barriers on autonomous ships
12 January 2018 https://www.safety4sea.com/denmark-highlights-regulatory-barriers-on-aut...

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