All Bunkering operations are to follow Oil Bunkering Best Practice Guidelines. Please refer to IMO’s

‘Manual on Oil Pollution, Section 1 Prevention” as amended, and the ICS and OCIMF ‘Ship to Ship

Transfer Guides’.


Shipping Agent

A person or organization responsible for the administrative details of a ship, on behalf of the ship owner or

charterer, during the ship’s visit to the port.


SOHART Port Freezone

Any dock, jetty, quay or place within the SOHAR Port Concession area where a ship may be secured.

Bunker transfer

Means the transfer of bunker oil, a flammable/combustible liquid intended for the propulsion and or the

auxiliary operation of a ship, or a liquid intended for lubrication the ships engine or machinery.

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World's first LNG-ready container ship named in Ulsan




World's first LNG-ready container ship named in Ulsan

27 November 2014
Sajir, the world's first LNG-ready containership. Photo: UASC


SOUTH KOREA: The world's first LNG-ready ultra-large container ship has been named MV Sajir in South Korea by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today. The 15,000teu Sajir will be operated on routes from Asia to Northern Europe after delivery later in 2015.

LNG-ready means the vessel has been built with double wall gas piping, a dual-fuel main engine and the space needed for later retrofitting of tanks and regasification equipment so the ship can burn LNG in addition to heavy fuel oil or marine gas oil.

Sajir will be joined by a further 16 ultra large containerships, 10 of the A15

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World’s First LNG-Ready Ultra Large Container Ship Named


By Greg Trauthwein
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 AM


The race is on in global maritime circles to be the “world’s first” in every aspect of environmental friendliness, particularly in regards to the incorporation of LNG as fuel onboard commercial ships.

There was yet another “world first” today in South Korea at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan when United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) named the first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel  MV Sajir, the first vessel in UASC’s current 17-ship “eco-efficient” newbuilding program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels.

MV Sajir has a 15,000 TEU capacity, and it is classed by DNV GL. According to the owner, preliminary

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New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

By Greg Trauthwein
Friday, November 21, 2014

    PLAT-O at sea.   

In the continuing quest to harvest efficient, renewable energy from the power of the world’s tides, an organization called Sustainable Marine Energy’s announced that its PLAT-O tidal energy platform has successfully completed its first field trials.

Despite the tremendous power and predictability of the world’s waves and tides, efforts to successfully build and bring to market a device to harness, store and transmit power in an efficient manner have been largely unsuccessful in the commercial sense. In particular the tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance, but Sustainable Marine Energy

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