Ship Photos of the Day – One of the Strangest-Looking Ships Ever

The Ramform Atlas has to be one of the strangest-looking ships ever built. It is one of two new vessels in the Ramform Titan class of 3D seismic survey vessels belonging to Petroleum Geo-Services, an Oslo-based seismic data acquisition company. Its unique design, reminiscent of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, was developed with one […]

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A cargo ship is seen on the Panama Canal in Panama City August 10, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Panama Canal Draft Restrictions Lifted

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said Friday that recent rainfall and water management measures means that upcoming draft restrictions for vessels using the waterway won’t be necessary.  The restrictions were to enter into force beginning September 8th, but recent rain, water management and the deepening on navigation channels have made it so the restrictions will […]

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Fire on UASC Containership at Port of Hamburg

  A fire broke out in the cargo area of a UASC containership early Friday morning as it arrived at the port of Hamburg. Local media reports say that firefighters were called to a container terminal at Waltershof shortly after midnight to respond to a fire in the container stacks onboard the 13,500 TEU MV […]


Drifting MSC Boxship Towed to Safety Off Spain – PHOTOS

A 300-meter containership that lost power off Spain on Thursday drifted to within just miles of land before a tug was able to gain control of the vessel and tow it to safety. Spain’s maritime emergency agency Salvamento Marítimo reports that the container MSC Ajaccio requested assistance Thursday after losing power about 18 miles west […]

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Nations Joust But Arctic Payoff May Be Decades Away

  By David J. Lynch (Bloomberg) — Even as melting Arctic glaciers threaten to swamp shorelines, nations from Russia to the U.S. are betting that warming temperatures also will unlock trillions of dollars in new wealth. “It is potentially the biggest strategic opportunity in America since the Louisiana Purchase in 1803,” said Scott Borgerson, a […]

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FV Naham 3 anchored off the coast of Somali. Photo: Oceans Beyond Piracy

Iranian Fishing Vessel and Crew Escape Captivity Off Somali Coast

By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Aug 28 (Reuters) – An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped. Jaber, an Iranian fishing vessel believed to have up to 19 […]