Top News

  • Milaha reports net profit of QR 553 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016

    Doha, Qatar -- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2016.  

  • A Glimpse of Riviera’s 40-year Journey

    For the last four decades, Riviera has maintained a trusted reputation in the market, with locally made boats that adhere to strict international standards. Previously known for their GRP boats, the company has expanded into the luxury yacht industry and has, since then, strengthened its status in the region. Marasi News Magazine has exclusively interviewed Mr. Ghiyath Nabulsi, General Manager, to talk about the company’s journey and their most recent achievements.

  • Al-Mannai: Milaha to continue developing and diversifying maritime services

    Despite challenges faced by the maritime sector today, Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, has managed to take strong leaps forward in improving its performance across various vital sectors. Marasi News met with Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and discussed the company’s operations and expansion plans, as well as long-term investments in the maritime industry.

  • Al Yousuf Motors: Exceptional Boat Building with an Emirati Touch

    In an interview with Mr. Mohamed Eqbal Al Yousuf, Deputy President - Marketing at Al Yousuf Motors, Marasi News discussed the company’s competitiveness in boat building, as well as services it offers to the UAE market. Al Yousuf Motors aims to become a pioneering brand and a synonym for reliability and best customer service in the region and beyond. 


    Damen Shipyards Sharjah and Albwardy Marine Engineering are joint ventures between Albwardy Investment and Damen Shipyards Group. Together they deliver state-of-the-art designs and production methods supplied and supported by the Damen Shipyards Group, which operates 32 shipyards around the world.  



Offshore - Oil & Gas




  • Passenger Vessel Hits Pier in Baltimore

    The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred when the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore on Sunday morning. 

  • Goliat FPSO Loses Power

    The Goliat FPSO lost all power from shore on Friday at 22:30, and production was stopped. In accordance with standard procedure, the decision was made to send non-essential personnel to shore.

  • Giant ship begins new North Sea oil and gas era

    One of the world's biggest ships has begun a new era for the North Sea oil and gas industry.

  • Hurtigruten CEO Calls for Limits on Arctic Cruise...

    Cruise Line Hurtigruten’s CEO Daniel Skjeldam has called for limits to be set on the size of cruise ships visiting the Arctic, reports the Independent Barents Observer.

  • Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen gets two Van Oord...

    Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen recently completed a broad scope of maintenance and repair works on the Van Oord-owned Split Hopper Barges Jan Blanken and Jan Leeghwater. The vessels, both with 2,853 m3 hopper capacity, left the yard on schedule just 10 days after arrival.

Legal & Regulations

  • Law firm calls out Soco and Cairn over climate risk reporting

    Oil explorers Soco International and Cairn Energy have been reported to UK regulators for allegedly failing to tell investors enough about the risks that climate change poses to their businesses.

  • NewLead bulker sold at auction

    NewLead Holdings’ disputed bulk carrier  NewLead Castellano has been sold at action in the US for $7.4m to Singapore’s MT Maritime Management.

  • US Great Lakes and vessel discharges…a complicated mix

    Chaotic ballast water and vessel discharge issues have attracted the attention of the American Great Lakes Port Association (AGLPA), an organization representing the interests of commercial port users, and the ports themselves, on the US side of the Great Lakes.



Women in Maritime



  • Superyacht Sunday: $300 Million Motor Yacht A For...

    It’s one of the most famous yachts in the world, turning heads wherever it goes and arguably the most photographed yacht in modern times. The Blohm+Voss built motor yacht A is now for sale, listed by her owners, Russian billionaires Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko. 

  • Winds rip up Yacht Club

    Dozens of boat owners rushed to the Kelowna Yacht Club on Monday to find out if their boat had survived Sunday's damaging wind storm.

  • This Insane Mega Yacht Concept Has Its Own...

    The majority of yachts are designed with introversion in mind, as to be all-inclusive. Hareide Design’s new 108m mega yacht concept, however, is all about seamless connectivity to its surroundings.

  • Tansu Yachts launches 39m superyacht Sexy Fish

    The sixth and largest unit in Tansu Yachts’ popular Mothership series was recently launched by the Turkish shipyard and christened Sexy Fish. Known as project Cutlass throughout her build, the 39.3 metre motor yacht was sold to her owners in March this year through Fraser yachts.

  • Wajer Supersizes Its Popular Yachts for Monaco

    Overhead shots of the new Wajer 55 convey the boat’s simple beauty, taking in its long composite foredeck, sweeping one-piece windshield, and downturn of the tumblehome at the stern. Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, creator of superyachts like Heesen’s Nova and Feadship’s Fountainhead, took pains to give the ship an unassuming profile. Except for the small stainless intake grilles toward the stern, there are no indentations along the sides of the boat.