Striking Ferry Workers Shut Channel Tunnel, Blockade Calais Port

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LILLE, France, June 23 (Reuters) - Traffic was halted through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France on Tuesday after striking French ferry workers set fire to tires, while Britain's Foreign Office warned of migrants trying to get into vehicles queuing to enter the tunnel. British television showed large crowds of migrants trying to board waiting lorries, while others … [Read more...]

Carnival Beats Estimates, Raises Forecast

Built in 2012, Carnival Breeze is the newest and largest ship in Carnival Cruise Lines' fleet. Photo: Creative Commons

  By Christopher Palmeri and John Fahnenstiel (Bloomberg) -- Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise- line operator, reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates and raised the lower range of its 2015 earnings forecast, saying bookings for the next three quarters are running well ahead of last year. Profit rose to 25 cents a share, excluding … [Read more...]

Singapore Opens Next Phase of $3.5 Billion Container Terminal

A view of the construction site of new berths at the Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 and 4 in Singapore June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

  SINGAPORE, June 23 (Reuters) - Singapore opened the newest addition to its container port on Tuesday, aiming to handle more of the increasing number of mega-ships plying the oceans. A few of the planned 15 berths in Phases 3 and 4 of the Pasir Panjang Terminal are operational. The rest of the S$3.5 billion ($2.6 billion) project is scheduled to be completed by the … [Read more...]

Two Tugs Sink on St. Lawrence River Near Cornwall

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  Crewmembers are safe after a tugboat capsized and sank on the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario after becoming pinned against a barge in strong current. Reports say now a second tug also capsized and sank in the same area, just a few hours later. Reports say that all crew members of the tug Lac Manitoba were able to escape the vessel and are reported to … [Read more...]

PEMEX Confirms Another Platform Accident

This photo circulating online purportedly shows the platform fire.

  By Ana Isabel Martinez and Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY, June 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's state-run oil company, Pemex, confirmed on Monday there was an accident on an oil platform at one of its major operations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but added any impact on output remained unclear. The company said the accident was caused by an oil and gas leak and three … [Read more...]

Siem Platform Supply Vessel Rescues Over 600 Migrants in Mediterranean

Siem Pilot file photo courtesy Siem Offshore AS

A Norwegian offshore vessel rescued over 600 migrants from two wooden boats on Monday in the southern Mediterranean Sea. The migrants, including several pregnant women, were helped onboard Siem Offshore's platform supply vessel Siem Pilot, marking the first rescue of its kind for the vessel. The 2010-built Siem Pilot joined the EU rescue mission Operation Triton earlier … [Read more...]

Crew Rescued from Sinking Containership Off Mumbai – PHOTOS

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The Indian Navy helped evacuate all 20 crew from a sinking containership off Mumbai early Monday. India's Ministry of Defence said that the Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC Mumbai) received a distress call Sunday night at approximately 11:00 p.m. from the Indian-flagged MV Jindal Kamakshi reporting that the vessel was listing by about 20 degrees. The … [Read more...]