Cargo ship with cargo of coal aground, flooded, South China sea

Cargo ship loaded with coal ran aground while approaching coal terminal of a Power Plant, South China sea, on a weekend. Attempts to refloat by own means failed, weather deteriorated, battered by wind and swell ship started to take on water. After engine room was flooded and the ship listed some 20 degrees, Captain issued distress signal on Nov 20. All crew were rescued. Owner is tasked with refloating the ship. Photo made by crew.
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Houthi Forces Release South Korean Vessels

After South Korea deployed a destroyer and called for American assistance, Houthi rebel forces released two Korean vessels and one Saudi tug that they had captured near Hodeidah on Sunday night. 

The vessels – identified as the Woongjin T-1100, Woongjin G-16and Rabigh 3 – were boarded and seized by Houthi forces at about 2300 hours on Sunday. The captured ships and the 16 seafarers on board were taken to the Yemeni town of Salif, and Houthi authorities announced an investigation into the...

Hyundai Box Ships To Get Scrubbers With New Compact Configuration

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) ordered TWELVE 23,000-TEU containerships which will be fitted with scrubbers, reports Ship&Bunker.

Continued Scrubber trend

From early sightings of Hyundai Merchant Marine’s latest mega-boxship, the owner looks to be continuing the trend of big ships opting to use scrubbers, but with a new compact configuration of the tech.

Asides from installing scrubbers on the twelve 23,000-TEU vessels, HMM will fit scrubbers on a further eight 15,000-TEU containerships to be built...

Moose Boats Wins Contract for California Game Warden Patrol Boat

Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, was awarded a contract from the State of California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife for the construction of an M1-46 catamaran to serve as an offshore Game Warden boat. 
Twin Volvo Penta D11-625hp turbo diesel propulsion engines, Twin Disc transmissions and Hamilton water-jets with Blue Arrow and Jet Anchor station-keeping controls will power the 46 foot aluminum catamaran. Accommodations are designed around...

HHI Simplifies Large Container Ship Power System

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has developed a simplified power system for 15,000-TEU container ships. 

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) for the shipbuilder’s multi-grid design which devides the power system into two: essential loads required to operate the ship and service loads needed, for example, to keep reefers at proper temperatures.  

For conventional container ships, onboard electrical equipment is typically powered at a low voltage level – 440V...