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There is no shortage of seafarers, only qualified ones according to ship owners and manning agents

Posted to Seafarers’ shortage a myth! by Joseph Fonseca on 1/3/2011 2:09:20 PM | with 0 comments


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Indian Private Ports and Terminals Association gets rejuvenated
Association of private port and terminals operators gets activated



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GlobalMET Charts a new course at India chapter
Various IMO conventions which have been amended were focused on at the GlobalMET



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Indian Maritime Organization’s Audit team points out glaring non-conformities at the Directorate General of Shipping



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As part of the modernization spree the Indian Navy will acquire 41 vessels in five years

Posted to Indian Navy shopping for 41 warships by Joseph Fonseca on 10/11/2010 2:44:52 PM | with 0 comments


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Marshall Islands brings shipping world closer to Indians
The entry of Marshall Islands registry in India has provided seafaring the much desired boost



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India Shipping Summit brings to fore underlying frustrations
While bright spots of the future maritime growth are projected at the India Shipping Summit 2010, areas of discontentment too get highlighted



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Mediterranean Shipping Co will sue Gulf Rocks, owners of MV Khalijia 3 for damaging their vessel MSC Chitra, its cargo and other losses



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Armed guards preferred while traversing the Somalian waters

Posted to Use armed guards against the pirates by Joseph Fonseca on 9/1/2010 4:21:23 PM | with 0 comments


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At the recent International Tug & Salvage Conference in Vancouver details of a new hybrid tug was presented with the triple propulsion modes of diesel electric, battery and fuel cell claiming to give a 67 per cent emission savings over conventional diesel operation. Aim of this particular Hybrid Electric Tug design is to provide an operating mode of zero emissions for the majority of the tug's duty profile during low power operation up to 35 per cent of full power: this includes transits at a cruising speed of about nine knots. Based on a current conventional 24-m hull design developed by Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. with 55-tonne bollard pull, a more powerful 70-tonnes bollard pull version would only require minor changes to the hull and propulsion drives with an increase in battery capacity with diesel generator and fuel cell systems remaining unchanged. Four fuel cells of the PEM type are specified giving a total continuous power output of 600kWe, representing 17 per cent of power. There is a 1,000 kW-h capacity Li-Ion battery system which allows a combined power output of 1,250 kWe. A storage capacity of 1,200 kg of hydrogen provides an endurance of about 40 hours at full power, sufficient to allow refueling intervals of about once per week.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 7/18/2010 5:41:55 AM | with 0 comments


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