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Tufton Oceanic buys six second-hand ships

UK’s fund management company Tufton Oceanic has added two Handy bulk carrier, purchased from US-based Apex Bulk Carriers LLC for a total of USD 19.5 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue. The 34,400 dwt Lisa J and 35,000 dwt St...

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Fully autonomous vessels "Unrealistic"

Captain Samrat Ghosh and Trudi Hogg of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania have published a paper stating that belief in the reliability of fully autonomous vessels is unrealistic. Research in the design and development o...

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U.S. offshore rig count climbs up

Following the return of several rigs to the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. offshore rig count climbed back up again last week, according to a weekly rig count reports by the oilfield services provider Baker Hughes.  To remind, the U.S. of...

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Maersk Drilling scoops new jack-up deal in North Sea

Offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the jack-up rig Maersk Gallant with the oil company Maersk Oil. The contract covers the plugging and abandonment of the Leadon and James subsea fields in the UK sector of...

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HMM, carriers to form alliance to fill in for Hanjin

The South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine has revealed plans to form an alliance with local container carriers, including Korea Marine Transport, Sinokor Merchant Marine and Heung-A Shipping, according to Korea Herald....

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