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Hong Kong Region Sees Jump in Ships in Aftermath of Typhoon Chaba

By Kevin Varley Jul 4, 2022(Bloomberg) –Typhoon Chaba has upset shipping after passing through the Hong Kong area over the weekend, creating a blip

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Incidents

Chinese  Vessel Snapped In Two By Typhoon Chaba, A Dozen Bodies Retrieved

BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – Chinese search and rescue officials pulled 12 bodies on Monday from waters southwest of Hong Kong after an

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News

Ukraine Flag Raised On Reclaimed Snake Island 

KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian flag has been raised again on Snake Island in the Black Sea, Ukraine’s military said on Monday,

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Shipping

Russia’s Crude Oil Shipments To Crucial Asian Markets Falter

By Julian Lee Jul 4, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Russia’s seaborne crude exports in the seven days to July 1 rebounded from the previous week’s plunge,

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We Remember The US Merchant Marine’s Bravest Sailors This 4th Of July

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine does not have a Medal of Honor or Navy Cross but can issue awards for bravery. Currently,

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Offshore

Lebanon PM Criticizes Hezbollah’s Drone Attack

BEIRUT, July 4 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s prime minister on Monday criticized as risky and unacceptable any unofficial dealings over its sea border

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Norway To Increase Gas Production At Offshore Fields

OSLO, July 4 (Reuters) – Norway’s oil ministry on Monday said it had approved adjusted production permits for six offshore fields

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Offshore

 Israeli Naval Ship Intercepts Drones Launched At Gas Rig 

JERUSALEM, July 2 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Saturday it had sent three unarmed drones towards an Israeli Mediterranean gas rig,

July 3, 2022
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Navy

Book Review: Heavy Metal, The Inside Story Of US Navy Shipbuilders

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States and what could be more American than sitting on the beach, reading about

July 3, 2022
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Ports

Banana Ships And The Hidden Fees Of Ship Cargo

A cadre of ocean carriers are charging exorbitant, potentially illegal, fees on shipping containers stuck because of congestion at ports. Sellers of furniture,

July 3, 2022
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Italy Refuses To Unfreeze Russian Yachts

by Marco Carta (Reuters) An Italian court has thrown out requests to unfreeze billionaire Alexey Mordashov’s yacht which was seized by the police as part

July 3, 2022
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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Ports

New Gulf Of Mexico Oil Refinery Opens

By Adriana Barrera (Reuters) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador formally opened a major new oil refinery on Friday, a signature project for the

July 3, 2022
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Saturday, July 2, 2022
Navy

US Navy Huckster Fat Leonard Gets A TV Show

Project Brazen today announced they have entered a deal with Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians) to write a television adaptation chronicling the decades-long

July 2, 2022
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USCG

Coast Guard Urges Safety During 4th of July Weekend

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is urging all mariners to be safe on the water during the Fourth of July weekend. During the holiday, increased traffic on

July 2, 2022
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Russian-flagged oil tanker Pegas docked in Greece
Shipping

Seized Iranian Tanker Towed To Piraeus Port

ATHENS, July 2 (Reuters) – An Iranian-flagged tanker seized by Greece in April, part of whose cargo was confiscated by the United States, was being

July 2, 2022
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Friday, July 1, 2022
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Ports

No Deal in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations as Deadline Passes

Negotiaions for a new labor contract for more than 22,000 dockworkers at U.S. West Coast ports have failed to reach a new agreement by today’s deadline,

July 1, 2022
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Offshore

Biden Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Could Bring Up to 11 Lease Sales

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration opened the door to selling new oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska in a

July 1, 2022
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Ports

Oakland A’s Win Key Approval for Waterfront Stadium at Port Site Useful to Shipping

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The Oakland Athletics are one step closer to building a $12 billion ballpark and real estate development at the Port of

July 1, 2022
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Shipping

Bulk Carrier Captain and Chief Mate Fined for Leaving Great Barrier Reef Shipping Lanes

The captain and chief mate of a bulk carrier have been fined after pleading guilty to steering the ship through a protected area of the Great Barrier Reef. The

July 1, 2022
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Shipbuilding

Austal USA Wins U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Construction Contract Worth Up to $3.3 Billion

Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol

July 1, 2022
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Shipping

McAllister Towing’s Captain Brian A. McAllister Dies at 89

Captain Brian A. McAllister, former chairman of U.S. East Coast tug operation McAllister Towing, passed away Wednesday at the age of 89, the company has

July 1, 2022
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