Finnish ferry runs aground near archipelago

A Finnish ferry carrying some 280 people ran aground on Sunday 20 September. This happened near the Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden. With the help of the authorities, all passengers were evacuated from the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Blue Water Shipping target of hacker attack

Blue Water Shipping has been the target of an attempted hacker attack. However, with the help of experts, the company was able to prevent an actual breach of the system, the freight forwarder announces on...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Vroon to recycle three platform supply vessels

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform supply vessels (PSVs), with the aim of “right-sizing” its PSV fleet. The vessels, VOS Power, VOS Producer and VOS Prominence, were built between 2006...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Charter rates claw back slowly

The charter rates for multipurpose vessels keep slowly improving from their downfall earlier this year. In the latest edition of Toepfer’s Multipurpose Shipping Index, the average day rate for a 12,500-DWT geared vessel now stands...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Boskalis’ dredger attacked with Molotov cocktails

The Queen of the Netherlands, a trailing suction hopper dredger from the Dutch dredging company Boskalis, has suffered an organised attack in Indonesia. Hundreds of environmentalists and fishermen bombarded the vessel with Molotov cocktails and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk