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Rolls Royce demonstrates world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzers tugs, the 28m long Svitzer Hermod, safely conducted a number of remotely controlled manoeuvres. From the quay side in Copenhagen harbour the vessel’s captain, stationed at the vessel’s remote […]

55 Rescued From Grounded Nantucket Ferry

The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor. The local fire department notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 9:30 p.m. Friday and reported that the Massachusetts Steamship Authority Ferry […]

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch joint sea patrols

TARAKAN, Indonesia (AP) – Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines launched coordinated maritime patrols on Monday to intensify their fight against Islamic militants who have laid siege to a southern Philippine city. Defense ministers and military chiefs from the three countries launched the patrols in the Indonesian city of Tarakan in northern Borneo, […]

Maritime UK General Election Response

‘We need period of predictable government, with a listening, inclusive and collaborative approach’ Commenting on the outcome of the General Election, David Dingle, Chairman of Maritime UK, said, “We hope that despite the uncertainties caused by the general election, there will be a period of predictable government, with a listening, inclusive and collaborative approach to […]

Saudi-Egypt Maritime Dispute Creates Parliament Uproar

Discussions over territory in a maritime demarcation agreement signed by Egypt and Saudi Arabia have sparked rows between Egyptian politicians. The video (above), released by Al-Masdar News yesterday (June 12, 2017), shows the anger felt by members of Egypts parliament over a decision in April to declare the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to […]

Hacker Demonstrates Attack on Superyacht IT Systems

The recent worldwide ransomware attack on Windows-based computer systems has brought new awareness to the serious threat of hacking to corporate and government operations. For years, maritime agencies and industry groups have warned that this danger does not end at the water’s edge. Earlier this month, a cybercrime specialist working for the mobile device company demonstrated the vulnerabilities of […]

E.U. Shipowners Set Brexit Priorities

European shipowners have set out their priorities for Brexit, saying it is a process fraught with many uncertainties and that the current operating climate should be preserved. The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) highlights that free movement of goods and people is central to E.U. Legislation. “European shipowners strongly believe that to the extent possible, […]