Photo provided by Statoil shows the Hilda Knutsen tanker at the Statfjord field. Photo: Statoil

Oil Spill at Statfjord Field Offshore Norway -Statoil

  Norwegian oil major Statoil has reported an oil spilled observed in the North Sea close to a loading buoy at the Statfjord offshore oil field. The oil spill was first reported at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of the OLS loading buoy. Statoil says that the oil spill was discovered during the loading […]

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Saudi Shipper Bahri Sees Huge Profit Jump

  DUBAI, Oct 8 (Reuters) – National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a significant hike in third-quarter net profit on Thursday. The company’s net profit for the three months to Sept. 30 was 510.3 million riyals ($136.1 million), up from 84.85 million riyals in the same period […]

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Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turnaround in 2017

  OSLO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017. Rig rates have more than halved since the peak two to three years ago and in several cases are now below breakeven costs. “2015 is gone, […]

El Faro seen laid up in 2010. Photo: Allen Baker

President Obama Statement on El Faro Tragedy

  Below is a statement provided by the Office of the Press Secretary on behalf of President Obama: The captain and crew of the El Faro were Americans and Poles, men and women, experienced mariners and young seamen. They were beloved sons and daughters and loving husbands and fathers. They were dedicated engineers, technicians and […]

The El Faro is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Tote Maritime in Jacksonville, Florida, October 2, 2015. Reuters/Tote Maritime

Coast Guard Ends Search for El Faro Survivors

  The U.S. Coast Guard has ended it search for possible survivors from the American cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have sank Thursday with the loss of all 33 crew members. The announcement comes after an exhaustive 6-day search for survivors covering more than 183,000 square nautical miles. The search was officially […]

Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr briefs the media on the NTSB investigation of the El Faro accident. Photo: NTSB

As Search for El Faro Crew Ends, Focus Shifts to Investigation

  By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday ended its search for missing crew of the cargo ship El Faro that sank off the Bahamas last week after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin. An exhaustive air and sea search for possible survivors was called […]


Ship Photos of the Day – Port of Long Beach Annual Photo Contest Winners

The Port of Long Beach has announced the winners of its third annual community photo contest. The unique program, on exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art, showcases work by nearly 80 professional and amateur photographers who captured images at the second-busiest port in the nation. This year’s program also featured the work of […]