June 25, 2013—In its latest update on the June 17 incident in which the five year old containership MOL Comfort broke into two sections Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. says it has started an investigation together with the shipbuilder, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Although the cause of the incident has not yet been identified, MOL, together with MHI and classification society ClassNK, is arranging inspection of the all six of MOL Comfort’s sister vessels as quickly as possible.
Carnival earnings and bookings take a hit
A recent Harris Poll finds that perceptions for the top cruise industry brands have not only remained below their levels prior to the recent incidents, but also have continued to decline.
PCTC suspected in fishing vessel hit has bow damage
An inspection of the hull of NOCC Oceanic conducted this morning has revealed damage to the bow area of the vessel, indicating physical contact with an object.
Bollinger delivers fourth tug in series to Crowley
Each tug has two Caterpillar Tier II-compliant C-280-12 main engines that drive two four-bladed controllable-pitch propellers in high efficiency nozzles via Reintjes LAF 5666 reduction gears.
New key personnel at WQIS
New Senior Vice President, John Ryszetnyk along with new Vice President of Underwriting, John Moy have helped renew the passion that WQIS has for the marine pollution liability insurance industry.