Oleg Naydenov smolders after being towed out to sea near the Canary Islands. Photo: Salvamento Maritimo

Debunkering of Sunken Trawler Oleg Naydenov Complete Off Canary Islands

Spain’s sea search and rescue organization, Salvamento Marítimo, says the debunkering of the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov that sunk in April has been completed and all leaks sealed. The ship, which sank after an onboard fire about 15 miles off of Punta Maspalomas in the Canary Islands on April 14, is reported to have held […]

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Iron Ore Breaches $40 in Singapore as Rising Supply to Feed Glut

By Jasmine Ng (Bloomberg) — Most-active iron ore futures in Singapore sank below $40 a metric ton for the first time on concern that the economic slowdown in China will cut demand as supplies from the largest miners climb. The SGX AsiaClear contract for January fell 2.6 percent to $39.74 a ton at 2:38 p.m. […]

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Japan Resumes Whaling

by Lily Nonomiya  (Bloomberg) Japan plans to renew its research hunt for whales in the Antarctic, ending an almost two-year hiatus prompted by an international court ruling that its killing of whales couldn’t be justified for scientific purposes. The fleet will set out on Dec. 1 and seek to take 333 whales in a study set […]

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Singapore-Bound Ferry Runs Into Trouble, 97 Rescued

SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing towards Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said. Ferry operator Batamfast called out two other ferries that rescued all 90 passengers and seven crew and took them […]

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Eleven Missing After Cargo Ship Sinks Off the Philippines

Eleven people are missing and presumed lost after a Panama-flagged cargo ship sank in the South China Sea off the Philippines, the Philippines Coast Guard has confirmed. The ship, the MV Fortune Life, is believed to have sank Friday approximately 130 nautical miles West of Vigan City, Philippines. The Philippines Coast Guard reported that 6 […]

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Nigeria Probing Abduction of Polish Crew

By Dulue Mbachu (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is investigating the abduction of five Polish crew members after their vessel was attacked by gunmen in the country’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency said. The Cyprus-flagged vessel MV Szafir was attacked on Friday while “approximately seven nautical miles” from the coastal town of Brass, […]

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Power Ship Arrives in Ghana to Help End Blackouts

By Kwasi Kpodo TEMA, Ghana, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A power-generating ship was officially welcomed at Ghana’s main port on Sunday after arriving the previous day in what Power Minister Kwabena Donkor said was a bid to keep the country on track to end chronic blackouts. Power has become a political issue, and anger over […]