Police Hit Drug Smuggling Gang on High Seas

By Catarina Demony LISBON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal’s Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought to be worth […]

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Photos: Cut Up Maersk Honam Heads to South Korea for Rebuild

The sound stern section of the fire-stricken Maersk Honam has been loaded onto a heavy lift ship in Dubai for its transport to South Korea where it will be rebuilt, Maersk said in an update Friday.  The section of Maersk Honam was successfully loaded aboard the heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua on open waters outside […]

South Korea to Explore Floating Offshore Wind Opportunities with Equinor

South Korea’s national oil company is teaming up with Norway’s Equinor to develop commercial floating offshore wind in South Korean waters as the Korean government looks to add more renewables to the country’s energy mix. The deal comes in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Korea National Oil Corporation and Equinor ASA […]

Big Firms Weigh in as France Looks to Revive Offshore Wind

By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) – A French wind power tender has attracted interest from a slew of international energy heavyweights, signalling that France’s offshore wind industry could finally be taking off after years of missteps. While Britain and Germany have already built 8,200 and 6,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity […]

Tank Vessel Operator to Pay $2 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges, Vessel Captain Indicted

Vessel operator Interorient Marine Services was convicted and sentenced to pay a $2 million fine and probation Wednesday in the Western District of Louisiana for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oil from the tank vessel Ridgebury Alexandra Z, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.  Interorient Marine Services admitted that oil […]

Equinor, Joint Ventures Vie for Offshore Wind Power Park in New York

OSLO, Feb 15 (Reuters) – New York State said on Thursday it had received proposals from Norway’s Equinor and three joint ventures to build its first offshore wind power park of at least 800-megawatt capacity. The three joint ventures are Bay State Wind, between Danish Orsted and Eversource Energy; Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, consisting of […]

Incident Video: Norwegian Epic Takes Out Mooring Dolphins in Puerto Rico

The Norwegian Epic took out a few mooring dolphins during a failed docking in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The video was filmed by a passenger of another cruise ship after realizing that the Norwegian Epic was going to hit the dock. According to reports, the 4,100 passenger cruise ship was on a seven-night […]