The Costa Concordia's arrival at its current dock in May 2015. Photo: The Ship Recycling Consortium

Costa Concordia Dismantling Update – Demolition Beginning on Upper Decks

  Just over one year since the Costa Concordia arrived in Genoa following its successful salvage, the consortium tasked with dismantling the infamous cruise ship have updated that the $87 million project is moving along just as planned. The last update from the consortium came in May when the Costa Concordia hit the open ocean for […]




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Did the World Actually Need a New Suez Canal?

  By Ahmed Feteha (Bloomberg) — The Suez Canal took 10 years to build and cost thousands of workers their lives. When planners suggested three years for a second one, Egypt’s president balked. “Not three years, just one,” he ordered. Twelve months later, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is hosting a party to celebrate the biggest expansion of […]

Super Typhoon Soudelor is seen in an enhanced infrared NOAA satellite image taken in the Western Pacific Ocean at 08:32 ET (12:32 GMT) August 4, 2015. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout

Super Typhoon Soudelor Now Most Powerful Storm On Earth This Year

  Super Typhoon Soudelor, now the strongest storm on earth in 2015, is seen in a NOAA satellite image taken in the Western Pacific Ocean at 23:43 ET (03:43 GMT) August 4, 2015. Soudelor is expected to cross the northern Philippines on Wednesday morning before powering towards South Japan, Taiwan, and eastern China later this […]

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Semper Paratus! U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates 225 Years of Service

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday is celebrating 225 years of service to the nation. It was on this day in 1790 when President George Washington signed the Tariff Act, authorizing the construction 10 “revenue cutters” requested by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton to enforce federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. […]

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Rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship "Sewol" sank, during the rescue operation as a giant offshore crane, which will take part in the rescue operation, is seen in the background in the sea off Jindo April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

South Korea Finalizes Sewol Salvage Contract

  The government of South Korea has finalized a deal with a China-led consortium for the salvage of the sunken Sewol ferry off Jindo island. South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced the contract signing on Tuesday with Shanghai Salvage together with South Korea-based Ocean C&I. The Shanghai Salvage consortium beat out six others […]

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WATCH: DolWin Beta Platform Departs Norway for German North Sea

The DolWin beta high voltage AC/DC power converter platform seen sailing out from Haugesund, Norway on August 1, 2015 on its way to the German sector of the North Sea, where it will house the converter station for a large wind farm cluster. Once in position, the semi-submersible platform will be placed on the seabed […]