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A view of Port Chicago Pier 1 on 18 July 1944, one day after the explosion that took the lives of over 300 Sailors at Port Chicago Naval Magazine. (U.S. Navy/National Park Service)
Defense

U.S. Navy Exonerates African-American Sailors Wrongfully Punished Over 1944 Port Chicago Explosion

The U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, has announced the full exoneration of the remaining 256 defendants of the 1944 Port Chicago general and

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The LNG-powered containership, the CMA CGM, on the river Elbe near the city of Hamburg, Germany, February 14, 2021. Photo: FrankHH / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

CMA CGM to Integrate Google AI Across Shipping and Logistics Operations

French shipping and logistics company CMA CGM and Google have announced a strategic partnership to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) across CMA CGM’s

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
A DoD-contracted driver transports humanitarian aid across the Trident Pier before entering the beach in Gaza May 19, 2024. U.S. Army Photo
Defense

U.S. Military Ends Gaza Pier Mission

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. military announced on Wednesday that its mission to install and operate

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The MV Rubymar pictured before its sinking
Shipping

Damaged Subsea Cables Repaired in Red Sea

By Olivia Solon and Mohammed Hatem (Bloomberg) — Repairs have finally commenced on three subsea telecommunications cables that were damaged in the Red

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A photo of turbines as the South Fork Wind offshore wind farm
Offshore

New York’s Largest Offshore Wind Project Begins Construction

New York Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the commencement of construction on New York’s largest offshore wind project, Sunrise Wind. Developed by

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Containership at the Port of Long Beach
Ports

Southern California Container Ports Cap Off Busy First Half of 2024

Southern California container ports are reporting strong cargo volumes in June, capping off a busy first half of the year driven by a robust U.S. economy. The

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
BYD’s EXPLORER NO.1. Photo courtesy BYD
Shipping

EV Maker BYD Using Chinese-Built Ships for Global Distribution

By Ira Breskin Shenzhen-based BYD is chartering the first Chinese-built and owned ships to deliver its electric vehicles (EVs) to export markets. With BYD’s

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The Indian Navy frigate INS Teg approaches a lifeboat containing nine crew members from the MT Prestige Falcon, July 17, 2024. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Shipping

Prestige Falcon Capsizing: Nine Crew Members Rescued By Indian Navy

NEW DELHI, July 17 (Reuters) – At least nine of the 16-member crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that capsized off Oman on Monday have been rescued

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Qualifier 105 on fire in the Northern Enterprises Boat Yard in Homer, Alaska on Jan. 19, 2023. (Source: Homer Volunteer Fire Department)
Accidents

The Hidden Hazards of Stray Welding Current: Lessons from the ‘Qualifier 105’ Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its final report on the investigation into the 2023 fire aboard the passenger vessel Qualifier 105

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A GE Haliade-X Turbine Stands in the Vineyard Wind 1 Project Area South of Martha’s Vineyard. Credit: Eric Haynes
Offshore

US Offshore Wind Farm Shut Down After Turbine Debris Fouls Beaches

July 16 (Reuters) – The Vineyard Wind offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts is shut down until further notice while

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Oil Tanker Bridge
Shipping

Russian Games Make Secret Tanker Oil Switching Harder to Trace

(Bloomberg) — Two near-identical oil tankers trying to beat western sanctions. A secret transfer of Russian crude halfway between Iran and Oman. A

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
FILE PHOTO: Container vessel Maersk Hangzhou sails in the Wielingen channel, Westerschelde, Netherlands, July 15, 2018. Rene van Quekelberghe/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
Shipping

Global Supply Chains Disrupted by Ongoing Red Sea Crisis, Warns Maersk

The fallout from the Red Sea crisis continues to cascade globally, creating significant challenges for supply chains, according to a recent market update from

July 17, 2024
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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
A GE Haliade-X Turbine Stands in the Vineyard Wind 1 Project Area South of Martha’s Vineyard. Credit: Eric Haynes
Offshore

Broken Offshore Wind Blade Debris Washes Up in Nantucket

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Investigators are probing the cause of a damaged offshore wind turbine blade that sent debris washing

July 16, 2024
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a seafarers enters an enclosed space on board a ship
Accidents

Concerning Rise in Enclosed Space Casualties Aboard Ships, Reports InterManager

InterManager has reported a troubling increase in the number of enclosed space casualties aboard ships. The association’s latest statistics, which have

July 16, 2024
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grounded Panama-flagged general cargo vessel, the Ultra Galaxy, on its side, showing the breach of its cargo holds. Photo courtesy SAMSA
Accidents

Calm Weather Helps Salvage of ‘MV Ultra Galaxy’ Off South Africa’s Coast

Pockets of calmer weather off South Africa’s west coast have provided a much-needed boost to the salvage efforts of the grounded Panama-flagged cargo

July 16, 2024
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WATCH: Houthi Surface Drone Strike on Tanker in Red Sea
Shipping

WATCH: Houthi Surface Drone Strike on Tanker in Red Sea

CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Liberia-flagged oil tanker Chios Lion was assessing damage and investigating a potential oil spill after it was attacked by

July 16, 2024
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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Arc7 ice-class LNG carrier Eduard Toll. (Source: Teekay)
Shipping

LNG Carrier Completes Arctic Voyage to China in 18 Days, Four More En Route

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – This year’s Arctic summer shipping season is off to a busy start. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) Carrier Eduard Toll

July 16, 2024
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Shipowner Denies Houthi Attack Claim
Shipping

Shipowner Denies Houthi Attack Claim

NICOSIA, July 16 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthis did not attack the Cyprus-flagged Olvia tanker in the Mediterranean, the ship’s owner told

July 16, 2024
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16 Missing After Oil Tanker ‘Prestige Falcon’ Capsizes Off Oman
News

16 Missing After Oil Tanker ‘Prestige Falcon’ Capsizes Off Oman

DUBAI, July 16 (Reuters) – The 16-strong crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that capsized off Oman are still missing, the country’s

July 16, 2024
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STS cranes at APM Terminals' Port Elizabeth Terminal, at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Photo: Mihai_Andritoiu/Shutterstock
Ports

Growing Threat of Strike Looms Over Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports

The leader of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has warned that a strike at all Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports is becoming increasingly

July 16, 2024
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Grounding of World Diana. ATSB photo
Accidents

Ineffective Bridge Resource Management Leads to Bulk Carrier Grounding in Western Australia

Ineffective bridge resource management contributed to the grounding of a bulk carrier in the Port of Bunbury, Western Australia, an Australian Transport Safety

July 16, 2024
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