WATCH: Russian Warship Launches Missiles Against ISIS in Syria

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New video released Friday by Russia's Defence Ministry shows Russian navy ships launching cruise missiles at targets in Syria, in the Caspian sea, according to Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday that warships in the Caspian fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven ISIS targets in Syria, killing 600 rebels, … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – New ‘Aranui 5’ is Half Cargo, Half Cruise Ship


Half vital cargo ship, half relaxing cruise. The new Aranui 5 is at the pinnacle of today's freighter cruise market. Beginning next month, the Tahitian cruise-cargo ship will sail 14 day voyages from Tahiti to the Marquesas and Bora Bora. The vessel is owned by Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime and was custom built to deliver cargo and cruise passengers to … [Read more...]

Deep Sea Supply: 10 Vessels Laid Up and More to Come

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Deep Sea Supply, the Norwegian PSV and AHTS owner controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, says it now has 10 vessels in lay-up and more are expected with still no signs of market recovery in the short to mid-term. The lay-ups were announced in the company's third quarter financials report released Friday. In 3Q 2015, the company reported consolidated revenues of US$33.6 … [Read more...]

Criminal Charges Filed Over 2012 Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico

GULF OF MEXICO - Commercial vessels extinguish a platform fire on board West Delta 32 approximately 20 miles offshore Grand Isle, La., in the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 16, 2012. First responders medevaced nine of the platform's 22 personnel to nearby rigs. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Three companies and three individuals have been hit with criminal charges related to a November 2012 explosion on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the death of three workers, the injury of others and an oil spill, the U.S. Justice Dept. has announced. The defendants listed in case are Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC, Grand Isle … [Read more...]

Ship Emissions More Harmful to Humans Than Thought, Researchers Say

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New data presented by researchers at Lund University and others in the journal Oceanologia shows that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from ships, posing a greater threat to human health than previously thought. According to the research, almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be mainly … [Read more...]