August 30, 2013—ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui announced today that the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team’s analysis and investigation of the MOL Comfort casualty will take longer than initially expected, and will delay the release of its findings. The team began investigating the MOL Comfort casualty in mid-June when the five year old containership broke in two.
Hyundai Heavy wins $1.4 billion containership order
The ships Hyundai Heavy will deliver to UASC will use an electronically-controlled main engine to maximize fuel efficiency, and reduce noise, vibrations, and carbon emissions by automatically controlling fuel consumption to suit sailing speed and sea conditions.
Austal reports improved margins, record revenues
Austal says it “drove sustained operational improvements and efficiencies in its businesses throughout the year to improve the company’s margins.”
Silversea Cruises appoints its first female captain
A Swiss national with extensive maritime experience in remote regions, including the Arctic and Antarctica, Captain Ettlin assumed control of the 132-passenger expedition ship Silver Explorer.
Loss prevention video focuses on groundings
The Steamship Mutual P&I Club notes that despite the increasing sophistication of vessels’ navigational equipment, machinery, and standards of training, groundings continue to occur, “sometimes in circumstances which challenge credulity.”