Up the Yukon River: This is Not a Game of Cricket

By Michael Carr – “Let’s stab her into the bank and wait for morning,” the tug’s Captain finally said. “Thank God. Thank you Captain,” said the Chief Mate. They had been trying for several hours to push their 400 ft. barge loaded with equipment and vehicles bound for a fish camp, up the Yukon River […]

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Iran Ready for U.S. Waivers to End as Guards Threaten to Shut Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, April 22 (Reuters) – Tehran is prepared for a U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, an Iranian oil ministry source said on Monday, as the Revolutionary Guards repeated their threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media reported. The United States will fail to cut Iranian oil […]

China To Reveal New Warships During Naval Parade This Week

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – China’s navy wants maritime “tranquillity and good order”, its chief said on Monday, ahead of a parade to mark its 70th anniversary at which the military is expected to display new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers. President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s Liberation Army […]

Thai Navy Tows Home Of Fugitive American Seasteader

By Panu Wongcha-um (Reuters) – Thailand’s navy on Monday began towing to shore the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who face possible death sentences for setting up their offshore home. The cabin set on top of a spar 14 nautical miles off […]

Bangladesh’s Second LNG Storage/Regasification Ship Is Delivered

by Jessica Jaganathan (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification vessel has moored off the country’s coast, the ship’s operator said on the weekend, gearing up to help supply the nation with the super-chilled fuel. The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) ‘Summit LNG’ is moored 6 km off the island […]

Congo Republic Ships First Iron Ore from Upgraded Port

BRAZZAVILLE, April 19 (Reuters) – Congo Republic shipped its first iron ore exports on Friday from a rehabilitated deep-water port that will be used by Congolese billionaire Paul Obambi’s Sapro SA and Swiss commodities giant Glencore. Sapro mined the oil-dependent Central African country’s first iron ore in 2017 from its Mayoko project in the southwest […]