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Massive Cargo Loss: Estimated 1,900 Containers Lost or Damaged on ONE Apus

Yesterday we reported that the containership ONE Apus lost a “significant” number of containers overboard during a storm in the mid-Pacific. Today we’re learning more about just how many were...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Shipping

Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges

Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited has been fined $12 million in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to concealing illegal discharges of oily water and garbage. PCL was sentenced...

4 hours ago
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Accidents

Two Seriously Injured in Lifeboat Drill Accident in Vancouver -Report

Two crew members of bulk carrier were seriously injured Tuesday when a lifeboat released during a drill in Vancouver’s English Bay, Canada’s CBC has reported. The accident occurred around 1:15...

5 hours ago
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Accidents

Conception Dive Boat Captain Charged with Seaman’s Manslaughter

The captain of the Conception dive boat that caught fire last year near Santa Cruz Island, resulting in the deaths of 33 passengers and one crew member, has been indicted by...

7 hours ago
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Shipping

Soren Toft, Former Maersk Executive, Takes the Helm at MSC

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Soren Toft on Wednesday started his role as chief executive of Swiss headquartered container group MSC’s shipping and logistics business almost a year after he was hired...

7 hours ago
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In World First, UK Approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to...

7 hours ago
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Blog

Board Diversity Action Alliance Launches Without A Single Maritime Company

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Just under a month since the start of the Board Diversity Action Alliance, big-time businesses including Albertsons, Centene Corp., Nordstrom Inc., and Under Armour have joined the...

10 hours ago
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Shipbuilding

Waterfront Shipping Orders Eight More Methanol-Powered Tankers

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Waterfront Shipping has placed an order for eight new methanol-fueled tankers to be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea. The use of methanol fuel has...

December 1, 2020
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An undated image provided in a U.S. Department of Justice complaint for forfeiture released May 9, 2019 shows the North Korean vessel Wise Honest.
Shipping

U.S. Accuses China of Violating North Korea Sanctions; Observed Ships Busting Sanctions 550 Times

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The United States accused China on Tuesday of “flagrant violation” of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea and offered...

December 1, 2020
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Shipping

Containership ONE Apus Loses ‘Significant’ Number of Containers Overboard in Pacific -Manager

Update: ONE Apus cargo loss could exceed 1,900 containers An Ocean Network Express containership has lost a “significant” number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1,600 nautical miles...

December 1, 2020
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Shipping

EU Leaders Plan Appeal to Biden to Rebuild Transatlantic Ties

By Jonathan Stearns (Bloomberg) — The European Union plans a sweeping proposal for transatlantic cooperation to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in a bid to repair relations soured by Donald Trump. “The...

December 1, 2020
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Environment

HSFO Demand Jumps as More Ships Install Scrubbers

By Ann Koh and Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — An increase in vessels being fitted with pollution-reducing kits and unusually strong demand for container shipping is providing a boost to the dirtiest...

December 1, 2020
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Shipping

Oil-Hungry Asia Lures Armada of Tankers Carrying U.S. Crude

By Serene Cheong and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) — An armada of around 20 tankers laden with U.S. oil will be heading to Asia this month as the region continues to outpace...

December 1, 2020
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Offshore

Germany Says Nord Stream 2 Picked a Ship to Finish Pipeline

By Vanessa Dezem and Dina Khrennikova (Bloomberg) — Nord Stream 2 has picked a ship to finish laying sections of its pipeline under the Baltic Sea, a German agency overseeing the...

December 1, 2020
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Offshore News

Exxon Tries to Put the Worst Behind it With $20 Billion Writedown

By Jennifer Hiller HOUSTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would write down the value of natural gas properties by $17 billion to $20 billion,...

December 1, 2020
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Accidents

Update: Vendée Globe Skipper Rescued from Liferaft

A Vendée Globe skipper who activated his emergency beacon and abandoned ship has been rescued some 840 nautical miles southwest of Cape Town. Skipper Kevin Escoffier, 40, was racing in...

December 1, 2020
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UK Hydrographic Office to host virtual ADMIRALTY Blue Data Conference on 26 January 2021

Event will bring together leading experts to address some of the defining questions for our ocean industries and the marine environment The UK Hydrographic Office will host its virtual ADMIRALTY...

December 1, 2020
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Accidents

Navy to Scrap USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy has decided to scrap the amphibious landing dock USS Bonhomme Richard due to extensive damage from last July’s fire at Naval Base San Diego. The Navy said...

November 30, 2020
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Shipping

The Beautiful Game: The Art of Ship Handling

By Captain Grant Livingstone ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a term often associated with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Edson Arantes Do Nascimento; “Pele.” Why do more than...

November 30, 2020
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Offshore

ADNOC in Talks to Buy Offshore Oil Services Firm Zakher Marine

By Nicolas Parasie (Bloomberg) — Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is a potential contender to buy a local offshore oil-services firm that counts the state-owned crude producer among its major clients,...

November 30, 2020
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