Canadian Goverment Invests in Safety of Arctic Shipping

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  The Government of Canada announced Thursday that it is investing $22.7 million over the next five years to help improve the safety of marine transportation and navigation in the Arctic. Nearly 95 percent of goods transported in the Canadian arctic are shipped by sea, and the money will go towards ensuring communities in the remote North will continue to … [Read more...]

CSCL Inks Shipbuilding Contracts for Eight 13,500 TEU Containerships

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  China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has entered into agreements for the construction and purchase of eight 13,500 TEU capacity containerships. The shipbuilding contracts are valued at US $934.4 million and due in four installments of US $116.8 million each, according to a CSCL announcement. Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled to begin in April 2018 and … [Read more...]

U.S. Maritime Administration Funds Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a refueling station. In theory, the fuel cell would provide power for the ferry’s propulsion and auxiliary … [Read more...]

Photos Show Damage to Scorpio Tanker After Collision with Cruise Ship

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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 June 27th as the vessels … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Incredibly Detailed Sketches of Ships

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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 out I drew them without a ruler and only on … [Read more...]

Diesel Spill Closes Section of Houston Ship Channel

File photo of Houston Ship Channel. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

A small but busy section of the Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of a diesel spill in Greens Bayou. Update: The section of channel was reopened after about 2 hours.  The Coast Guard says it received a report at about 7:13 a.m. that a diesel storage tank at cement facility was overflowing into the waterway. The spill is estimated to be about … [Read more...]