MSC Cruises, ARTA develop new LNG bunkering system

first_imgMSC Cruises, the Swiss-based cruise line, has partnered up with ARTA to develop an LNG bunkering system for MSC Cruises fleet. The two companies aim to set a new standard in LNG bunkering for cruise ships that meets the future requirements of the industry, the cruise line said in its statement.MSC Cruises’ €9 billion investment plan for the construction of eleven new next-generation cruise ships in the next ten years.The company signed a letter of intent in 2016 with STX France shipyard for the construction of up to four LNG-fueled cruise ships first of which is scheduled for delivery in 2022.Speaking of the partnership with ARTA, the manufacturer of gas and liquid transfer solutions, Yves Bui, MSC Cruises’ LNG project director said it resulted in a system that features coupling and decoupling mechanism as well as a double-walled hose that will allow the cruise line to conduct bunkering operations without disrupting the activities taking place on board the ship.The newly developed LNG bunkering system is planned to be implemented on the cruise line’s LNG-newbuilds.last_img read more

Amuneke Hopeful of Super Eagles Coaching Job (AUDIO)

first_imgFormer Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amuneke has said he is open to coaching the Super Eagles if the opportunity is given to him.Uncertainty still surrounds the future of current coach Gernot Rohr, as the Nigeria Football Federation are yet to hand the Franco-German tactician a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in June.In an interview with journalists on social media, the former Barcelona star, who previously coached Nigeria youth sides, the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles, said he remains hopeful of landing the Super Eagles plum job.“I’m a very honest and straight-going guy, of course, we all nurse ambitions of coaching our country one day,” the former Tanzania coach said. “But we don’t know when, we don’t know how it will come.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“But we know, doing the right thing, and when it pleases God, who sees every affairs of men, if it pleases Him and He finds me being in a position to help the country, of course, one day I hope I will be a in a position to coach the Super Eagles.”Following his exploits in Tanzania, where he guided the Taifa Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years last year in Egypt, many have touted Amuneke to replace Rohr as the Eagles coach.The 1994 African Footballer of the Year also guided Nigeria’s U-17 boys to the 2015 FIFA World Cup title in Chile.Relatedlast_img read more

Louisiana mother charged with killing 1-year-old daughter in car crash she didn’t cause

first_img Related East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office(BATON ROUGE) — A Louisiana mother whose 1-year-old daughter was killed in a fatal car crash has been charged with negligent homicide and seat belt violation, police said.Brittany Stephens, 20, was arrested by Baton Rouge Police on Feb. 27 in connection to the Oct. 12, 2017, accident. Police said the driver, identified as 28-year-old off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer Christopher Manuel, was speeding when he crashed his 2007 Corvette into a 2002 Nissan Xterra, causing it to roll over. Stephens and her daughter were passengers in the Nissan.The baby, Sevaira Stephens, was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital where she later died.Manuel was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with negligent homicide and speeding, police said.Sevaira’s death was ruled an accident by East Baton Rouge Parish coroner Dr. Beau Clark. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the neck with a fracture of the cervical spine and a contusion of the cervical spinal cord, a common injury that occurs when a car suddenly comes to a stop, Clark told ABC News.The child was in a car seat but it was not secured properly, Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. told ABC News. The 2002 Xterra only seats five passengers yet four adults and four children were in the car, police said.“Ms. [Stephens] had told investigators that the car seat was placed on the console, wedged in between the two front seats of the vehicle,” Coppola said. “The car seat was wedged in between the two front seats.”Stephens was seated in the rear of the vehicle at the time of the crash, Coppola said. She told authorities that she was the one who secured Sevaira’s car seat, he said.Authorities believe Stephen’s alleged negligence contributed to Sevaira’s death.“During the investigation of the case, investigators charged the appropriate parties who contributed to the death of the child,” Coppola said.Manuel was traveling at 94 mph when he struck the Nissan, according to local Baton Rouge newspaper The Advocate. He is currently on paid administrative leave as he awaits a pre-termination hearing, Coppola said.ABC News could not immediately reach representatives for Stephens and Manuel for comment.Police said the investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more