Dutch freighter Flinterstar is seen sinking after colliding with Marshall Island-flagged tanker Al-Oraiq, which also suffered damage in the collision, in the North Sea off the Belgian coast October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Benny Proot

Dutch Freighter ‘Flinterstar’ Sinks After Collision With LNG Carrier – PHOTOS

  A Dutch freighter has sank after colliding nearly head on with the Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier Al-Oraiq in the North Sea off Belgium on Tuesday morning. All 12 crew members from the freighter, named Flinterstar, have been rescued. The crew members were rescued from the cold North Sea, including one person who was reportedly suffering from […]

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The first El Faro life ring found on the scene is transported back to the US in this handout photo provided by the US Coast Guard, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/US Coast Guard

Search For El Faro Survivors Continues

  Coast Guard crews continue searching for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro Tuesday night after covering more than 170,000 square miles since the ship sank during Hurricane Joaquin last Thursday. The Coast Guard says crews have searched a total of 172,257 square nautical miles while searching in the vicinity of the ship’s […]

Hurricane Joaquin is pictured off the east coast of the United States in this handout photo provided by NOAA, taken October 1, 2015. Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard more than three days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. Picture taken October 1, 2015. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

El Faro Set Sail Watching Tropical Storm, Ran Straight Into Major Hurricane

  By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The worst thing facing the captain of the El Faro when he sailed his 790-foot container ship from Jacksonville, Florida, on Sept. 29 was a tropical storm more than 400 miles from the Bahamas. 1500 UTC TUE SEP 29 – NWS NHC TROPICAL STORM JOAQUIN FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 7 […]

The Maersk Developer drilling rig. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Statoil

Maersk Invites Government to North Sea Amid Takeover Speculation

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — A.P. Moeller-Maersk has invited a Danish parliament committee to visit one of its North Sea oil fields amid speculation the company wants to buy a state-controlled energy unit operating in the same area. Maersk is offering members of the Business, Growth and Export Committee to participate in a two-day field […]

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

Federal Investigators Face ‘Big Challenge’ in El Faro Probe

  By Barbara Liston JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct 6 (Reuters) – Deep seas will likely hamper efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said on Tuesday, as a search for 32 missing crew ran into a sixth fruitless day. National Transportation Safety Board member […]