Russian general cargo vessel Ivan Shchepetov ran aground in the morning Apr 12 13 in Isefjord, Kattegat, Denmark, reported Maritime Danmark. As of morning Apr 15 vessel is still firmly aground, diving survey was made and salvage plan accepted.
Largest diamond mining ship in the world launched by De Beers
Diamond company De Beers announced the launch of what they are claiming is the largest sea-going vehicle in the world for mining diamonds, Rough and Polished reports. Otto Shikongo, chief executive of De Beers Marine Namibia, said that the latest addition to their fleet will harvest more ore and generate more revenue than any of their other ships. The boat, dubbed the MV Mafuta, will be the fifth in DebMarine's arsenal, but will soon be single-handedly responsible for a full 30% of the firm's annual diamond production. www.israelidiamon...
Bollywood to make a movie of Costa Concordia tragedy
Bollywood in the form of a film company from India that shoots in the Tamil language is going to Italy to make a movie about the disaster that was the Costa Concordia. However, they won't be able to film on the island of Giglio. "The community on the island's understandably very sensitive. We are trying to find another island in the archipelago where they can shoot," Raffaella Conti of Toscana Film Commission, told media Friday, April 12th.
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APL clinched the inaugural Green Ship of the Year award at the 2013 International Maritime Awards organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The APL Yangshan, a 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship built in 2012 currently plying the Asia-Europe trade, was singled out for its outstanding energy efficiency and performance. The Green Ship of the Year Award is a new category introduced at the Singapore International Maritime Awards this year. It recognises Singapore-flagged vessels that adopt energy-efficient ship designs in order to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The winner of the Green Ship Award is selected based on its energy efficiency performance.