D’Amico International Shipping S.A. Announces The Sale And Lease Back Of One Of Its MR Vessels Generating Net Cash Of US$ 8.6 Million

d’Amico International Shipping S.A., an international marine transportation company operating in the product tanker market, announces that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) (“d’Amico Tankers”) signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and...


TEN Ltd. Reports Over 60% Outperformance of Spot Market in Nine Months

TEN, Ltd. reports results (unaudited) for third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2018. NINE MONTHS 2018 RESULTS In the first nine months of 2018, TEN generated positive operating income of $11.5 million and an adjusted EBITDA of $124.5 million. As a result of seven vessels purposely...


China Claims Center Stage at Arctic Circle Talks

At last month’s meeting of the Arctic Circle – an association of governments, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, and civil society groups with an interest in the Arctic – the increasing presence of China showed how geopolitical competition in the region has been renewed, and is being amplified by the accelerating impacts of climate change and the melting of the circumpolar sea ice.

The Arctic, if anyone considered it at all, was preemptively the concern of the eight nations...


Sailor Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy While Under Way

Aboard most vessels, acute appendicitis would be cause for an immediate medevac. Not so for 20-year-old Electrician’s Mate Fireman Samuel Guidroz, who fell ill while deployed far from shore aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Somerset.

Somerset, a San Antonio-class amphib, is equipped with two operating rooms and two dozen hospital beds, reflecting her role as a launching pad for beach assaults. During this voyage, she also happened to have a fleet surgical team from Marine Amphibious...


China awards 760,000 mt gasoline, 1.3 mil mt gasoil in latest export quota: sources

China’s latest round of oil product export quotas for the rest of this year will comprise 760,000 mt for gasoline, 1.3 million mt for gasoil and 110,000 mt for jet fuel, market sources said Friday. “The breakdown is based on oil companies’ application and the official approval is expected to be...


Port of Singapore unveils raft of new measures to prepare for IMO 2020

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore on Friday announced a raft of measures and released two technical guidance booklets to ready the Port of Singapore for the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels. The IMO will cap global sulfur content in marine...


Kira PhoenixK’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira PhoenixK’inan

Kira PhoenixK’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of which express her deep concern over the environmental health of the Planet’s Oceans.

This is clearly to be seen in her appropriately titled Iridescent Storm series. These works, which fall under her Texture Technique, have been created from the many shards of broken glass that she recycled...