Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator Releases the STELLAR DAISY Marine Casualty Investigation Report

Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator Releases the STELLAR DAISY Marine Casualty Investigation Report

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has completed its Marine Casualty Investigation Report into the loss of the very large ore carrier (VLOC) STELLAR DAISY. The STELLAR DAISY, with a crew …
Apr 22, 2019 /  Accidents
Seabed Constructor sets sail to search for Stellar Daisy

Seabed Constructor sets sail to search for Stellar Daisy

Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company, announces that its vessel, Seabed Constructor, today sets sail from Cape Town to begin the search for the lost South Korean ship, Stellar …
Feb 8, 2019 /  Curious
ABS Grants AIP for Two Dalian Shipbuilding LNG as Fuel Designs

ABS Grants AIP for Two Dalian Shipbuilding LNG as Fuel Designs

ABS and DSIC collaborate on LNG as fuel innovation ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two LNG powered designs from China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group Co (DSIC). DSIC’s designs include a …
Feb 1, 2019 /  Curious
Langh Tech delivers scrubber systems to the Polaris fleet

Langh Tech delivers scrubber systems to the Polaris fleet

Langh Tech and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (STX O&S) have signed a deal concerning scrubber retrofits on seven vessels in the Polaris fleet. The four 180K bulkers and the three 300K VLOCs in the fleet will be …
Jan 10, 2019 /  Curious
Ocean Infinity to support South Korean government in search for Stellar Daisy

Ocean Infinity to support South Korean government in search for Stellar Daisy

Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company announced on Sunday (Dec30) that the Company will be working with the Government of South Korea in the search for the wreckage of the ship …
Dec 31, 2018 /  Curious
World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class

World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class

The world’s first intelligent very large ore carrier (iVLOC), the DNV GL-classed Pacific Vision, was delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company. The vessel is the …
Nov 29, 2018 /  Vessels
HHI receives approval in principle from LR for LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt VLOC

HHI receives approval in principle from LR for LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt VLOC

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd's Register (LR) for an LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt class very large ore carrier (VLOC). Following the announcement of the IMO’s SOx …
Mar 27, 2018 /  Curious
“Green” vessel built on a Vale initiative loads for the first time at the Tubarão port

“Green” vessel built on a Vale initiative loads for the first time at the Tubarão port

The ship, the first out of 32, will emit between 15% and 20% less carbon dioxide than the existing Valemaxes The first second-generation Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) loaded for the first time this week at the …
Feb 28, 2018 /  Vessels
U-Ming of Taiwan signs its largest ever Contract of Affreightment deal; Orders two Very Large Ore Carriers from China yard

U-Ming of Taiwan signs its largest ever Contract of Affreightment deal; Orders two Very Large Ore Carriers from China yard

U-Ming Marine Transport (Singapore) Private Limited, a subsidiary of U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (2606), has signed a 25-year Contract of Affreightment (COA) with Vale International SA of Switzerland. The COA is …
Jan 31, 2018 /  Curious
Vale concludes the sale of vessels to Bocomm

Vale concludes the sale of vessels to Bocomm

The amount of US$ 178 million was received by Vale on December 7, 2017 ​Vale and nominees of Bank of Communications Finance Leasing Co., Ltd. (Bocomm) concluded Thursday (Dec 7) the sale and purchase of two very large …
Dec 11, 2017 /  Vessels