INTERCARGO: Deep concern for the 25 seafarers reported missing aboard ‘NUR ALLYA’ loaded with Nickel Ore in Indonesia

INTERCARGO’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the 25 seafarers, crew of the Indonesian Flagged 52,400 dwt bulk carrier “NUR ALLYA” (built 2002) reported missing since 20 August in Indonesian waters loaded with Nickel Ore. INTERCARGO is in communication with various stakeholders to gather further …

Vessel powered by ABB Azipod propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history

Norwegian Coast Guard’s vessel KV Svalbard was on an international environmental research expedition when it became the first ever Azipod®-powered ship to reach the North PoleWith its superior performance in the harshest of ice conditions, Azipod® propulsion has become an industry standard for icegoing vessels, enabling vessels to cross the …

Seafarers used as patsies by governments

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has serious concerns over the lack of understanding shown by many governments in relation to international shipping and the role played by seafarers. A recent message from the US State Department to the maritime industry, stating that it will invoke anti-terrorism legislation to deny …