U.S. Judge Blocks Atlantic Seismic Oil Permitting During Shutdown

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration’s energy agenda. Judge Richard Gergel of the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued the decision in […]

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Incident Video: Cargo Ship Crashes Into Pier in Barranquilla, Colombia

Check out this incident video coming to us from Barranquilla, Colombia where a cargo ship allided with a pier on the Magdalena River. According to reports, the incident took place around 1140 LT January 16 as the MV Murueta arrived from the Netherland Antilles with a cargo of salt. Both the ship and pier sustained damage, […]

Interview: Mark Dickinson, General Secretary of Nautilus International, Talks Seafarers’ Pay, Working Conditions, Criminalization and More

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Mark Dickinson, is General Secretary of the trade union Nautilus International, with members in waterborne transport sectors all over the world – from deepsea oil tankers to river cruises. Mark has spent over 40 years in the maritime industry, which began when he joined the British Merchant Navy as […]

Box Carriers Gaining from Oil Price Slump, Brexit and Robust Rates

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) shows a marginal decline in spot rates to North Europe, but there was a jump in rates for the North American market, which is good news for ocean carriers just weeks before new annual transpacific contract negotiations commence. The SCFI recorded a 0.9% fall […]

After Billion-Barrel Bonanza, BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

By Ron Bousso LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil. The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen, a geophysicist […]

U.S. Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend Stowaways on Containership Off Miami

The U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways found hiding on an Antigua and Barbuda-flagged containership approximately three miles offshore of Port of Miami on Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from the Diana J crew at approximately 6:34 a.m., stating they had […]

Search Suspended for Two Missing After Anti-Pollution Support Boat Capsizes During Exercise on Lower Mississippi River

Update (01/17/2019): The Coast Guard ended its search for two people near mile marker 18 on the Mississippi River near Bootheville, Louisiana, Thursday. The Coast Guards searched approximately 130 square nautical miles for 27 hours. Previous (01/16/2019): The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people in the water near Bootheville, Louisiana […]