Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

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

  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 in Portland, … [Read more...]

Fennica Investigation Findings Sent for Review

MSV Fennica. Photo: Shell Alaska

  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 a licensed harbor pilot discovered a … [Read more...]

Costa Cruises to Get Record-Breaking LNG Powered Cruise Ships

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  Costa Cruises has been revealed as the brand that will get two new LNG-fueled cruise ships ordered by Carnival Corporation that will also set the record for guest capacity. Costa Cruises announced Tuesday the order to build the two new next-generation cruise ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ships, which will be powered by liquified … [Read more...]

Search Continues for Two Missing Teens Off Florida

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The search continued Monday for two missing teens off the coast of Florida after the U.S. Coast Guard located their overturned boat on Sunday. The 19-foot single engine center console vessel was located Sunday morning during a search and rescue approximately 67 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida. The two teens were last seen on Friday afternoon in the Jupiter, … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Takes Delivery of Largest Containership Ever Built In China

CMA CGM Kerguelen, the first in a series of six ultra-large containerships for CMA CGM. Photo: CMA CGM

  CMA CGM Group has announced the delivery of the ultra-large containership CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA on Monday from China State Shipbuilding Corporation. With an 18,000 TEU capacity and at 399 meters long, the vessel is among largest in the CMA CGM Group and the largest containership ever built in China. The vessel is the third in a series of six 18,000 TEU ships for … [Read more...]

Newport News Shipbuilding to Layoff More Than 1,500

The lead ship in the Ford-class , the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), was launched at Newport News Shipbuilding in November 2013. Photo by Chris Oxley

  Newport News Shipbuilding could layoff more 1,500 employees by the end of 2016, the company revealed this week. The layoffs were announced in a letter to employees by Newport News Shipbuilding President, Matt Mulherin, local news reported. "We find ourselves in a situation today where we will have to make this difficult decision in 2015 and again in 2016," … [Read more...]

One Killed, Cargo Ship Sinks After Collision Near Bosphorus Strait

Search and rescue following the collision near Riva. Photo: General Directorate of Coast Safety

  A Turkish-flagged cargo ship sank following a collision with a freighter near the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait on the Black Sea side, killing one crew member. The Turkish General Directorate of Coast Safety reports that the MV Sengul-K collided with the MV Akel near the town of Riva early Wednesday morning, sinking the Akel. Eight people were rescued, … [Read more...]