The corona crisis forces companies to come up with creative solutions. Celebrity Cruises has had to take virtual delivery of its new cruise ship, the Celebrity Apex. Official command of the vessel was accepted via video conference with officials from Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. In keeping with tradition, Captain Dimitris Kafetzis ordered the exchange of the French and American flags, while...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Ships wedged together after collision

A muted alarm went unnoticed resulting in a ro-ro vessel colliding with an anchored container ship. Neither the officer of the watch nor the bridge personnel on the container ship saw the accident coming. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

IMO GHG reductions 2030/2050 in perspective

On 13 April 2018, the IMO adopted resolution MEPC.304(72). This resolution reflects the IMO ambition to have shipping contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. What does this mean for the individual ship’s emission...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Penta-Ocean and DEME into Japanese offshore wind

Penta-Ocean and DEME Offshore will work together on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan and have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. The development of offshore wind is gaining traction throughout...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk