WATCH: ABB enables groundbreaking trial of remotely operated passenger ferry

WATCH: ABB enables groundbreaking trial of remotely operated passenger ferry

Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II was remotely piloted through test area near Helsinki harbor, proving that human oversight of vessels from anywhere is achievable with today’s technologies With this …
Dec 4, 2018 /  Vessels
French frigate Cassard saves 12 Indian crewmembers of sinking Asphalt tanker Durban Queen

French frigate Cassard saves 12 Indian crewmembers of sinking Asphalt tanker Durban Queen

On Tuesday morning, the French frigate Cassard rescued twelve crewmembers from a sinking asphalt tanker in the Persian Gulf. Images courtesy of French Defence Ministry   Late Tuesday morning, the Cassard …
Nov 22, 2018 /  Accidents
Rauma Marine Constructions and Tallink sign letter of intent for a new car and passenger ferry

Rauma Marine Constructions and Tallink sign letter of intent for a new car and passenger ferry

AS Tallink Grupp and Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) have signed a letter of intent to build an environmentally friendly car and passenger ferry for the scheduled service between Tallinn …
Oct 18, 2018 /  Vessels
EU supports the infrastructure developments on Tallinn-Helsinki maritime link TWIN-PORT with EUR 21.4 million

EU supports the infrastructure developments on Tallinn-Helsinki maritime link TWIN-PORT with EUR 21.4 million

The ports of Tallinn and Helsinki together with the City of Helsinki and the passenger ship operators Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line obtained EUR 21.4 million EU funding within the 2017 CEF Transport Blending …
Oct 4, 2018 /  Curious
Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus

Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus

Finnlines is reshuffling its services between Denmark and Finland and provides as of 28 May, 2018 direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus (see also CruiseMapper). There will also be a direct connection between Aarhus …
May 21, 2018 /  Curious
Cargo ship Yuan Tai 789 grounded off Chinese coast

Cargo ship Yuan Tai 789 grounded off Chinese coast

The 'Yuan Tai 789' ran aground on rocks in the morning of March 31, 2018, in the Taiwan Strait about three miles off the Southeast coast of Kinmen Island.   The foreship flooded and became submerged with the …
Apr 2, 2018 /  Accidents
Icebreaker Voima heads to assist traffic in the eastern Gulf of Finland

Icebreaker Voima heads to assist traffic in the eastern Gulf of Finland

Arctia’s icebreaker Voima departed the icebreaker base in Helsinki as the Finnish icbreaking season’s fourth icebreaker on Wednesday 7 February 2018. The Voima assists shipping in the eastern part of the Gulf …
Feb 7, 2018 /  Vessels
Helsinki Shipyard delivered the last of the series of four to SCF-Group

Helsinki Shipyard delivered the last of the series of four to SCF-Group

SCF-Group indicated their satisfaction to the cooperation with Arctech Helsinki Shipyard over the years. In the end of January the fourth vessel, NB 514, was handed over for SCF-Group. The vessel’s name giving …
Feb 7, 2018 /  Vessels
Video: Overview of China's efforts to salvage Iranian oil tanker Sanchi

Video: Overview of China's efforts to salvage Iranian oil tanker Sanchi

The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi was carrying nearly 140,000 metric tons of condensate – a highly flammable form of ultralight crude oil – when it sank around 300 nautical miles off the coast of the eastern …
Jan 22, 2018 /  Accidents
The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports

The Port of Helsinki takes the top spot among European passenger ports

Helsinki is the number one general port for international freight traffic in Finland. In 2017, Helsinki grew to become the busiest passenger port in Europe and possibly the entire world with 12.3 million passengers. …
Jan 18, 2018 /  Cruise