Samsung Heavy Wins Its 8th LNG Carrier Order

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has secured another order for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, says an article published in Lloyd’s List.

About SHI deal and orderbook

The shipbuilder said that the deal, revealed on May 3, has a value of around KRW 221.6 billion (USD 190 million).

With the latest unit, the shipbuilder’s orderbook for 2019 stands at USD 2.6 billion, or 33 percent of its yearly goal, and includes eight LNG carriers and one FPSO.

Samsung...

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ITF: Crew Claim Exploitation and Discrimination

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been contacted by current and ex-crew members from Blumenthal vessels who have allegedly recounted stories of intimidation, threats and abusive conditions on board the German shipping company’s global fleet.

The Blumenthal whistleblowers, who have requested to remain anonymous, recounted cases of forced overtime, withholding of wages, discrimination based on nationality and a lack of access essential provisions like food and water.

“We are...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/itf-crew-claim-exploitation-and-discrimination

NOIA: Offshore Wind Development Needlessly Stalled

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has adopted language calling for a one-year Department of Defense study of the impact of offshore wind turbines, which allegedly "when arranged in large arrays may cause interference to radars and that vibrations generated by the operation of turbines may cause sonic interference to underwater sonar."

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi says the amendment to the House of Representatives Department of Defense Appropriations...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/noia-offshore-wind-development-needlessly-stalled

Marines to Begin Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle AoA This Summer to Replace LAVs

Marines to Begin Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle AoA This Summer to Replace LAVs

U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare to move after conducting a “hot check” of their Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 29, 2019. “Hot checks” are conducted during convoys to ensure that all the vital parts of an LAV are functioning properly. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps will kick off the analysis of alternatives on its Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) this summer, after some...

https://news.usni.org/2019/05/21/marines-to-begin-armored-reconnaissance-vehicle-aoa-this-summer-to-replace-lavs