GERD KNUTSEN

Type Date of Build FlagValue RegisterValue Port of Regestry
Tanker for Oil 1996-09-30 Isle of Man DOUGLAS
IMO Number Official Number Call Sign
9041057 737091 MDGD2
Legnth Breadth Gross tonnage Net tonnage Deadweight tonnage
276.87 44.43 79592 45604 146273

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Saudi-led Alliance Destroys Explosive Boats in the Red Sea

Saudi-led Alliance Destroys Explosive Boats in the Red Sea

45 minutes ago
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea on Thursday, its spokesman said.The two remotely controlled boats belonged to Houthi forces and were threatening navigation, his statement carried on Saudi state news agency SPA said.They were destroyed 6 km (3.7 miles) south of the Yemeni port of Salif in the early hours of Thursday morning, he said.The coalition has previously accused the Houthi movement of trying to attack vessels off the coast of Yemen with unmanned boats laden with explosives.
Berlin’s new "Editorial Ship" Powered by Schottel

Berlin’s new "Editorial Ship" Powered by Schottel

2 hours ago
Having been in the marine publishing business for nearly three decades, it is increasingly rare to find a purpose-built vessel that is truly unique, but across my desk today comes news of the delivery of “The Pioneer One”, Germany’s first “editorial ship.”Delivered to Berlin-based media company Media Pioneer, the vessel is envisioned as a “floating editorial hub”, providing a workplace for around 30 journalists.“The Pioneer One” was built by the Lux-Werft shipyard in Niederkassel, it is propelled by Schottel propulsion units, specifically Schottel Pump Jet type SPJ 22 with 90 kW input power, driven by an electric motor.
Uni-Tankers Begins VDR Upgrade Program

Uni-Tankers Begins VDR Upgrade Program

a minute ago
Danish shipping company Uni-Tankers is upgrade aging and obsolete voyage data recorders (VDR) on more than 10 of its vessels. Some of the VDRs are 10 or more years old and are nearing the end of their service life.Uni-Tankers has chosen Danelec Marine to implement an upgrade program ensuring that it ships are equipped with the latest VDR technology, which will also help boost efficiency and the proactive use of ships’ data.A required piece of equipment on large vessels, VDRs are used to collect and store data from various onboard sensors, similar to an airplane’s “black box”.“The VDR is a mission-critical piece of equipment.
OCIMF Publishes New Guidance on DP System Failures

OCIMF Publishes New Guidance on DP System Failures

an hour ago
A new information paper on assurance of dynamic positioning (DP) system failure mode and effects analysis (FMEAs) seeks to improve the process of identifying all possible consequences and failures of DP systems.Entitled ‘Dynamic Positioning Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Assurance Framework, Risk-based Guidance’, the new information paper has been published by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), a global voluntary association, providing expertise in the safe and environmentally responsible transport and handling of hydrocarbons.
Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

10 hours ago
Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal, the paper said, without identifying sources.The new policy aims for three or four projects each year with total generation capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW), from the financial year starting in April 2021 until fiscal 2030/2031, for an accumulated total of 10 GW.