Three Mariners Washed from SA Navy Submarine Die During Resupply Exercise

One of the South African submarines on a previous training mission (public domain photo) Published Sep 21, 2023 6:41 PM by OOLP An attempt by the South African Navy to conduct a vertical transfer (VERTREP) exercise during rough weather turned tragic after high waves swept seven crewmembers into the sea, causing the death of three marines. Four others were rescued


Longline Fishing Company Successfully Trials Whale

Norway/Uruguay-based Pesquera Azul’s has successfully trialed an innovative catch protection cage in whale-rich waters in the southern Indian Ocean. The company says it is a potential game-changer for the longline fishing industry as it grapples with the challenge of whale depredation.The steady increase in the whale population in sub-Antarctic fishing grounds is hampering the longline fishing industry, especially for fatty


CK Line taps Huangpu Wenchong for pair of feeder boxships

CK Line South Korea’s CK Line has ordered a pair of feeder containerships at Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding in China. The Seoul-based firm has signed up for 2,700 teu ships in its first deal with the CSSC-affiliated specialist in feeder construction. The price and delivery dates for the 188.8m-long SDARI designed ships have not been revealed. Brokers are quoting over $40m


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