Royal Caribbean Orders Oasis 6

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the construction a sixth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2023. “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. […]

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Spain and Gibraltar Offer Differing Accounts of Warship Incident

LONDON/MADRID, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Authorities in Madrid and Gibraltar gave differing versions on Monday of an incident in which a Spanish warship told commercial ships to leave anchorages near Gibraltar, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. In toughly worded statements, Gibraltar said a Spanish warship ordered commercial ships […]

Two Workers Killed Scrapping Tanker in Chittagong

Two workers were killed Monday in a fire that started in the engine room of an end-of-life tanker being dismantled at a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has confirmed. Local media reports that the incident took place around 10:15 a.m. local time at the Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard on Monday. The […]

Board Elects New Panama Canal Administrator

The Panama Canal Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Ricaurte Vasquez as the next Panama Canal Administrator, succeeding current Administrator Jorge L. Quijano who will conclude his seven-year term at the helm of the waterway later this year. Mr. Vasquez will take office on September 4, 2019 Vasquez will become the fourth Panamanian Administrator of […]

Spanish Warship Ordered Ships to Leave British Waters Near Gibraltar

LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. The Spanish ship tried to order ships to leave their […]

Happiness is a Hard Hose

By Michael Carr – “Happiness is a hard hose!” Those words come from CDR Barry Chambers, the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team’s first commander. Forget what you might be thinking, he was referring to the eight-inch discharge hose which comes off the back end of a ADAPTs pumping system. ADAPTS is the Coast Guard’s acronym for […]

Sunken Stellar Daisy Found in Remote South Atlantic

U.S.-based ocean exploration firm Ocean Infinity has located the wreck of the lost South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 1800 nautical miles due west of Cape Town, the company announced Sunday. The Stellar Daisy, a 266,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), sank on 31 March 2017 while transporting […]