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New fuel rules push shipowners to go green with LNG / ANALYSIS

London - LNG cuts pollution from merchant ships. Global green shipping industry seen worth $250 billion.

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“STI Poplar” damages dock at Ploce Port

Ploce - A tanker loaded with oil rammed into a dock in the Croatian Port of Ploce, causing significant damage that left the port’s liquid cargo terminal inoperable. According to local media, the tanker smashed into the dock causing a portion of the quay wall and the unloading infrastructure to fall into the sea and sink

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Hundreds injured as platform collapses into sea

Madrid - Hundreds of people were hurt, five seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, state television RTVE reported. There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident

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Toshiba to sell US LNG business to cut risk of losses

Tokyo - Toshiba is in talks to sell its U.S. liquefied natural gas business with several suitors, including a Japanese general trader and energy companies in the U.S. and China, sources said on Friday.

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300 kilos of TNT disappeared in the Adriatic

Grado - The search for 300 kilos of TNT which disappeared in the upper Adriaticoff the coast of Grado has been suspended. Despite the use of underwater personnel, sonar, and other specialized equipment, there is no sign of the explosives

Migrants’ return to Libya by Italian boat could breach international law -UN
Wärtsilä sold 33 engines for COSCO contracts

Wärtsilä sold 33 engines for COSCO contracts

Trieste - The technology group Wärtsilä has received a series of notable orders for the upgraded version of its Wärtsilä 20 engine. A total of 33 engines have been ordered for merchant auxiliary power application in three major shipbuilding projects

Stock market opens for Bio-Uv Group

Stock market opens for Bio-Uv Group

Paris Bio-Uv Group, the France-based manufacturer of the BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system and other ultraviolet-based water treatment technologies, has announced its initial public offering (IPO) has been approved on the Paris Euronext Growth market

Car carrier hits ground off Sweden

Car carrier hits ground off Sweden

Foftahammar - The Panama-flagged car carrier “Makassar Highway” ran aground in the Tjust archipelago, off the coast of Loftahammar, Sweden in the morning hours of July 23. An undisclosed amount of oil leaked from the vessel following the incident

“State negligence contributed to ‘Sewol’ tragedy”

“State negligence contributed to ‘Sewol’ tragedy”

Seoul - The South Korean Government also shoulders the responsibility for the “Sewol” tragedy that took the toll of over 300 lives back in 2014. As such, a local court has ordered the government and the shipping company to compensate the victims’ families USD 177, 000 for each deceased passenger

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