Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig And Workboat

Oil Trades Near $60 as Retreat in U.S. Drilling-Rig Count Slows

+-*byBen Sharples (Bloomberg) — Oil traded near $60 a barrel as companies in the U.S. reduced the number of active rigs by the slowest pace since a prolonged retreat in drilling that began in December. Futures were little changed in New York after falling 1.7 percent on Friday. The number of rigs targeting oil dropped by one […]


Libya Airstrike Sets Oil Tanker Ablaze

+-*By Nayla Razzouk and Saleh Sarrar (Bloomberg) — Warplanes deployed by Libya’s internationally recognized government bombed an oil tanker at a terminal controlled by the nation’s rival Islamist leaders, killing one person, the regional coastguard commander said. The Anwaar Afriqya, carrying fuel from Greece, was attacked while anchored to offload the cargo for a power plant in the coastal […]

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Panama Canal Lightning Storm – Ship Photo Of The Day

+-*This photo from the gCaptain archives was submitted by Eric Miller and was taken by John Dunaway, 2nd mate of the 8,000 DWT US Flagged heavy lift vessel M/V Ocean Atlas. The ship has a 400 metric tons lifting capacity, 11,500-cbm bale, box-shaped holds, and 16.5 knot service speed. The Ocean Atlas was designed for the […]


2 Activists Now Chained To Shell Support Vessel

+-*Bellingham, Washington -This photograph provided by Reese Semanko shows Chiara Rose, a environmental activist protesting arctic drilling, suspended from the anchor chain of the offshore vessel Arctic Challenger. According to a spokesman for the protesters, she climbed up the chain Friday night in protest of Shell’s plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard says it has […]

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Possible Criminal Charges In California Oil Spill

+-*BY TIM REID (Reuters)Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the Santa Barbra oil spill in California for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara – a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement. Perhaps one of the worst places on Earth for a crude oil leak, Santa […]

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‘Under Construction’ – Harmony Of The Seas, Ship Photo Of The Day

+-*The above photo is of the latest Oasis-class Mega Cruise Ship Harmony of the Seas’. She is currently under construction at STX France. The steel cutting for the ship began on the 23rd of September 2013 and the metal shell is now about 80% complete. The last mega-blocks will be installed in early June and she is set […]


Santa Barbara – Spill May Hamper Big California Oil Projects

+-*by Rory Carroll May 22, San Francisco (Reuters) Hundreds of barrels of oil that gushed from a ruptured coastal pipeline in scenic California this week could stiffen opposition to large oil projects that companies want to build in the state, notably those to deliver cheap U.S. crude on trains. Several proposed oil-by-rail offloading terminals in […]


Five Tunisian Migrants Die In Wreck

+-*By Jonathan Saul London, May 22 (Reuters) by Tarek Amara (Reuters) At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said. “A migrant boat carrying dozens capsized on Saturday off the coast of Monastir … Naval forces rescued 49 Tunisian migrants and recovered five […]


Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

+-*Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. In this article, Mario explains what drowning really looks like and how to recognize it when its happening.