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Spotlight on New NYK Blue Jay

NYK Blue JayThe container ship NYK Blue Jay began her maiden voyage on the NYK Line service between Asia and Europe in March.

The 14,000 teu ship was built at the Kure shipyard of the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) and is the first of 10 sister ships to be time-chartered by the NYK Line, of Tokyo, for this service.

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Rescue Mission after Icebreaker Breaks Moorings in Antarctic Blizzard

Aurura AustralisThe icebreaker/research ship Aurora Australis, 6,574gt, broke her moorings during a blizzard and went aground as she was resupplying the Australian base of Mawson on the east coast of Antarctica on Feb 24.

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Owners Accused Over Dangerous Practices in Demolitions

NGO Ship breaking PlatformShipowners are ignoring industry leaders and human rights and environmental organisations by continuing to profit from dangerous shipbreaking practices on South Asian beaches in 2015, said the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, of Brussels.

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Changes Following Major NZ Safety Review

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RenaNew Zealand has a sound framework in place to manage the movement of ships around its coast, according to a review of coastal navigation safety carried out by Maritime New Zealand.

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First APLNG Cargo Sails

Methane SpiritThe first cargo of LNG in the Australian Pacific LNG (APLNG) project was despatched in January, marking a major milestone on the A$25bn project.

The co-owner Origin Energy Ltd said the trial shipment left Curtis Island, near Gladstone, Queensland, on Jan 9 having been loaded on to the LNG tanker Methane Spirit, 104,169gt, managed by Teekay Shipping, of Glasgow.

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Lifestock Carrier Sets Sail on a Different Voyage

Ocean OutbackThe livestock carrier Ocean Outback, 12,892gt, which spent almost two weeks in Fremantle due to engine trouble, sailed for a port in South East Asia on Jan 10, carrying more than 5,500 cattle.

Read more: Lifestock Carrier Sets Sail on a Different Voyage

   

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