A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer inspects the 19-foot boat belonging to the boys, Sunday, July 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boys Off Florida

  The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search in the Atlantic Ocean for two missing boys a full week since they were last seen in Jupiter, Florida buying fuel for their 19-foot boat. The active search for the missing teens continued on Friday during the day, but the Coast Guard said it decided to suspend the search as of sundown after a search […]

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WATCH: Shell Icebreaker Threads Bridge Hanger’s Barricade

  By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., July 30 (Reuters) – An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late on Thursday, navigating between a narrow gap of environmental activists dangling from a bridge after a two-day human blockade. Several Greenpeace activists appeared to bow […]

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MSC ZOE Joins Ranks as World’s Largest Containership

  The 19,224 TEU MSC Zoe will be christened this Sunday in Hamburg, Germany, officially joining sister ships MSC Oscar and MSC Oliver for the title of the world’s largest containership by carrying capacity. MSC Zoe is the third ship in a series of six 19,224 TEU capacity vessels in Mediterranean Shipping Company’s so-called ‘Oscar Class’. Sunday’s ceremony […]

Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in Gujarat, India, in this March 27, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Under New Pressure, Cleaning Up Alang’s Graveyards of Steel

  By Adam Minter (Bloomberg View) — For decades, the dangerous and polluting ship-breaking yards that stretch for six miles along the beaches of Alang, India, successfully resisted the efforts of activists and foreign governments to shut them down. But in recent months, they may have finally met their match in a different adversary. Desperate […]

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Best Cruise Ship Captain Ever Addresses Passengers About Fire – VIDEO

  Freedom of the Seas captain Ron Holmes addressed his passengers over the ship’s CCTV following last week’s fire on board the ship as it arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica, providing guests with details describing exactly what happened and the actions that he and his crew took to ensure passenger safety. In the video, Captain Holmes said […]

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Chevron's Jack/St. Malo platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Crowley

Exxon, Chevron Brace for Tough Times Ahead

  By Joe Carroll and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., the biggest U.S. energy producers, hunkered down for a prolonged stretch of weak prices after posting their worst quarterly performances in several years. Exxon reported its lowest profit since 2009 as crude prices fell twice as fast as the world’s […]

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Royal Caribbean Surges After Raising Forecast

By Nayan Das July 31 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd raised its full-year profit forecast as bookings surge in the Caribbean and the fast-growing Chinese market, sending its shares up 10 percent to a record high. Royal Caribbean, which had cut its full-year forecast in April, said on Friday cruise bookings for the third […]