U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Miami, Florida on Friday worth an estimated $360 million wholesale, the Coast Guard said. The drugs were seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America. The drugs are the result 12 separate vessel interdictions by the … [Read more...]

Interview: Royal HaskoningDHV’s Kris Kosmala Talks Smart Ports

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Kris Kosmala is Director of Smart Port Operations Digital Solutions at Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent international engineering and project management consultancy dedicated to leading the way in sustainable development and innovation. Royal HaskoningDHV has over 6,000 employees based across 100 permanent offices in … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

By Ira Breskin - The maritime territorial dispute between China and many of its neighbors, as well as the United States, has major negative, long-term policy implications for shipping, a leading academic says. China’s contention that it has sovereignty over a large swath of the South China Sea violates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (which China has signed) and … [Read more...]

Incat Crowther Ferry for Samso Rederi

Press Release - Incat Crowther is pleased to announce construction of a 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Samso Rederi in Denmark. The Incat Crowther 35 will operate between the Aarhus and the island of Samso, an island of natural beauty sitting off the Jutland Peninsula. The intention of the new operation is to bolster tourism and trade between the island and the mainland. … [Read more...]

Study Shows Rogue Waves Are Becoming More Extreme

They are every mariner's worst nightmare. A wave twice the height of the average sea state that seemingly comes out of nowhere. Rogue waves have been blamed for countless lost vessels throughout history, but not only are they dangerous to ships and mariners at sea, they can also sweep unsuspecting beachgoers out to sea - often with fatal results. To get a better … [Read more...]