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It was quick response by the administration that prevented a tragic situation developing had the two bulkers with hazardous goods that had got involved in accidents recently leaked out its dangerous cargo. The government has learnt its lesson and brought into place a response mechanism to deal with any contingencies.



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The acquisition spree of the Shipping Corporation of India continues

Posted to Two Product Tankers join SCI fleet by Joseph Fonseca on 1/27/2010 3:08:27 PM | with 1 comments


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Report of the investigation into the listing and grounding of m.v. Black Forest reveals that the accident was the result of liquefaction of cargo - iron ore fines



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Indian government plans to provide incentives for promoting cargo movement by inland waters



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Foreign direct investment begins to flow into the Indian shipping sector commencing with American Eagle Tankers’ flagging in their first vessel under the Indian registry. This comes almost a decade after the government having permitted 100% FDI in shipping



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Indian shipping companies feel the heat as more and more Indian marine officer, who are in short supply continue to migrate to foreign ships where they are not burdened with taxes.



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At the Review Seminar-cum-Workshop amendments to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code was felt necessary in the changed environment



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Despite Dragados’ diluting its stake in the consortium, Indira Container Terminal, which is developing Bombay Port’s star project – the Offshore Container Terminal - the project will get completed on schedule



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First foreign vessel of American Eagle Tankers’ could enter the Indian coastal trade shortly

Posted to AET may get to trade on the Indian coast by Joseph Fonseca on 12/7/2009 12:51:49 PM | with 0 comments


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Recently in the Florida Keys, the standing rigging of a 60’ inspected passenger carrying sailing catamaran failed, causing its rotating wing spar mast to collapse. Evidence suggests that the port shroud parted where it exits a swageless mechanical end fitting located on the upper mast at a common shrouds/stay connection. Although there were a number of passengers onboard at the time there were no resultant injuries.

Posted to Riding the Waves by Bruce L. Perri on 11/18/2009 9:04:09 AM | with 0 comments


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