Robber steals fuel from bulk carrier at Caofeidian Anchorage, China

A robber attacked and stole fuel from a bulk carrier that was anchored at China’s Caofeidian Anchorage, on February 10. Namely, the duty officer on board the ship notice that a hose was connected from a tank. The alarm was raised and the robber lowered the hose and escaped.

Specifically, a bulk carrier was anchored at Caofeidian Anchorage, in China. While being there, the duty officer on board saw from the bridge wing a hose connected from an open DO tank manhole to a small unlit barge...

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Modly: Navy Needs to ‘Radically Change’ How it Operates in New Era of Great Power Competition

Modly: Navy Needs to ‘Radically Change’ How it Operates in New Era of Great Power Competition

Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly at WEST 2019 on FEb. 13, 2019. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Navy needs to “radically change” the way it does business if it wants to survive in an era of military competition with Russia and China, the service’s number-two civilian said on Wednesday.

“We have to radically change how we think about and how we execute within the naval forces, how we train our people, what we expect from our people, what we expect from our manufacturing base, our...

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/14/modly-navy-needs-radically-change-operates-new-era-great-power-competition

S. Korea comes second in global ship orders

South Korean shipbuilders ranked second globally in total new orders for January, surpassed by China. According to the Clarkson Research Institute, South Korean shipyards were awarded new orders with an overall worth of 580,000 compensated gross tons (CGTs), in order to build 12 ships.

On the other hand, Chinese shipbuilding companies came first, with 1.08 million CGTs to build 57 vessels, Yonhap news agency reports. Japan came third with 13.69 million CGTs.

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HMM remains uncertain for its 2019 cargo volumes

Hyundai Merchant Marine expects uncertain results over cargo volumes to continue in 2019, because of multiple, global economic factors. The uncertainty is based on the global economic slowdown, Brexit and the US-China trade war.

According to the company, liners’ burden of high fuel costs will increase due to the US sanctions against Iran, OPEC agreeing to cut oil production, and increase in demand of low sulfur fuel oil in preparation for IMO 2020.

Specifically, the company accomplished a...

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Future South China Sea FONOPS Will Include Allies, Partners

Future South China Sea FONOPS Will Include Allies, Partners

Adm. Phil Davidson, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, meets with Japan’s Minister of Defense, Takeshi Iwaya, Indo-Pacific Command headquarters. Navy photo.

CAPITOL HILL — The U.S. will continue the recent pace of freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea and will include allies and partners in future missions, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command told a Senate panel on Tuesday.

Adm. Phil Davidson, appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, said...

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/12/41070

Japan Club informs of navigational warnings in China

The Japan P&I Club obtained navigation warnings of the China Waters issued by China MSA. The warnings will take place because of maintenance operation of channels of Yangtze Estuary, well exploration operation, 3d seismic data acquisition project, and survey on the submarine cable from Zhenhai and Dapengshan Island.

1. Inspection on the maintenance operation of channels of Yangtze Estuary of 2019

From 22 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 this work will take place on during daylight, in the water...

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Samsung Heavy uninterested in joining the race for Daewoo Shipbuilding takeover

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. is not interested in taking part in the race of purchasing Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., as its parent Samsung Group doesn’t wish to expand its shipbuilding business, according to Yonhap. Yet, on January 2019 Hyundai Heavy Industries expressed its interest on buying, the second-placed, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd.

The state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) signed an MoU with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, the world’s largest...

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Two U.S. Guided-Missile Destroyers Conduct FONOP Past Mischief Reef in South China Sea

Two U.S. Guided-Missile Destroyers Conduct FONOP Past Mischief Reef in South China Sea

Sailors remove chalks and chains from a MH-60R Seahawk, assigned to the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Detachment ONE, during flight quarters aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88). Navy photo

THE PENTAGON – Two U.S. guided-missile destroyers conducted a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) past South China Sea land masses claimed by China but not recognized as islands by international law.

Monday, USS Spruance (DDG-111) and...

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/11/41017

DHT Holdings not affected by the ban of scrubbers

DHT Hodings published its fourth quarter 2018 earning calls, in which reports that the ban of scrubbers in some ports and coastal areas would not damage the economics of installing equipment. By 2020, the company aims to have 18 of its 27 VLCCs fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems.The number comprises of two newbuildings and 16 retrofits, all of which would be fitted with open-loop systems.

Specifically, the company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, said that the...

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