Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Ships

Shipbuilding is our maritime sector’s ‘missed opportunity’. It needs its own ministry

Shipbuilding is a ‘strategic industry’. India will do well to learn from China's growth

Defence ministry signs Rs 583-cr deal with Goa Shipyard to procure 2 pollution control ships

The ships are being procured for Indian Coast Guard to respond to oil spills at sea & boost pollution response mechanism. They are slated for delivery by November 2024 and May 2025.

Suez villagers have a new neighbour — 400 metre-long ship holding up global trade

As dredgers, tug boats and teams of engineers race to dislodge a ship stuck in the Suez Canal, the inhabitants of the agricultural hinterland north of the city of Suez are basking in the novelty.

Suez Canal blocked as massive cargo ship runs aground in Egypt, causes pileup of 100 vessels

The hull of Ever Given became wedged lengthways across the canal Tuesday, causing a pileup of at least 100 vessels seeking to transit between the Red Sea and Mediterranean.

Ship orders slump 50% with owners unsure which less-polluting fuel to use

Ammonia, hydrogen, biofuels & electrification are some of the many contenders, but most are only in the trial stage. Owners are running out of time to make the choice.

What happens when tycoons abandon their giant cargo ships

Covid has wrought havoc everywhere, but in the nominally regulated shipping industry it’s fueling a worrying practice: the abandonment of ships, cargo & seafarers.

Govt in touch with Beijing to resolve issue of 39 Indians stuck aboard ships at Chinese ports

Chinese authorities said crew changes on MV Jag Anand and MV Anastasia were not being permitted due to Covid restrictions, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.

Stranded coal ships become latest casualty of China-Australia spat

At least 20 ships are anchored off the Chinese port of Jingtang and unable to offload millions of tons of Australian coal. Fifteen of them have been waiting since June.

Covid, emissions, finance – orders plunge to 20-year low as no one’s buying new ships

The global shipping industry is in the midst of one of its biggest changes with the sector set to remain subdued for the next few years and a revival possible 8-10 years from now.

An electric ferry could decarbonise the world’s shipping industry

Danish electric ferry Ellen has successfully completed 10 months of sea trials, with an energy efficiency rating of 85 per cent.

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Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.