Activists suspend themselves from Portland's St. Johns Bridge in an attempt to block Shell's icebreaker from returning to Alaska. Photo: Greenpeace

Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

  A group of twenty six Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop Shell icebreaker from heading back to Alaska where it is needed for the company’s arctic drilling operations. The Greenpeace climbers and dozens of so-called ‘kayaktivists’ have positioned themselves under the St. Johns Bridge […]

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A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, July 25, 2015. The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old SuezCanal. Mohab Mameesh, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority overseer of the project, told state television that this test-run had been a success and that more would follow.

Egypt Completes Work on New Suez Canal

  By Eric Knecht ISMAILIA, Egypt, July 29 (Reuters) – Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to stimulate an economy suffering double-digit unemployment. The army led work 11 months ago on […]

MSV Fennica. Photo: Shell Alaska

Fennica Investigation Findings Sent for Review

  U.S. Coast Guard investigators have sent for review their initial findings into what caused a 3-foot gash in the hull of Shell’s arctic icebreaker Fennica during its stay in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The Finnish multipurpose icebreaker MSV Fennica was departing Dutch Harbor, AK for the Chukchi Sea on July 3rd when crew members and […]


Photos Show Damage to Scorpio Tanker After Collision with Cruise Ship

Some new photos and video from the Besiktas Shipyard in Turkey show the extent of damage sustained by a handymax tanker following its collision with a cruise ship late last month in the Dardanelles Strait. As gCaptain reported previously, the Marshall Islands-flagged MT STI Pimlico collided with the Celestyal cruise ship Celestyal Crytal early on […]

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A photo from October 2014 shows an object traveling southwards at a speed of one knot inside Swedish waters. REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency

Russian Submarine Wreck Found Off Sweden Has Probably Been There for Decades

  By Elias von Hildebrand STOCKHOLM, July 28 (Reuters) – A submarine wreck discovered off the eastern coast of Sweden probably dates from World War One rather than last year when the military hunted for a suspected Russian submersible, the Swedish armed forces said on Tuesday. Monday’s announcement by shipwreck hunters made headlines in Sweden, […]


Ship Photos of the Day – Incredibly Detailed Sketches of Ships

A few months back we posted the above hand-sketched drawing of a typical offshore scene of by Niall Farrell from Greystones, Ireland. Today, Niall has sent us some new drawings that he made since then. Niall says that creating the sketches are a hobby and take him about 5 to 10 hours to complete. “When I started […]