WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. “No one was injured on either vessel and Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, pending a full damage […]
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by Phil Stewart (Reuters) The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea. Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from […]
American maritime companies are continuing to provide beefed-up shipping services to Puerto Rico to ensure essential relief and commercial cargoes can reach the island still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Maria. More than six weeks after the storm hit, the domestic maritime industry now has 25 Jones Act-qualified vessels in regular service to the […]
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has unveiled plans to leverage aerial drones for carrying out ship inspections beginning as soon as early next year. The announcement was one of several service and training enhancements for Singapore-registered ships and maritime companies announced by the MPA on Friday. The MPA says that new technologies such […]
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has issued a warning to shippers about using unlicensed companies providing ocean shipping services following a number of complaints. The new warning comes after FMC received questions and complaints about five companies shipping cargo and household goods primarly between the U.S. and Brazil. The five companies named are Fastway […]
Oil and gas production from deepwater projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is critical to the Trump Administration’s goal of energy dominance, according to Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle. During his speech at a deepwater operations conference in Texas this week, Angelle, stressed the substantial contribution from deepwater and how […]