Pirates Kidnap 8 from German-Owned Cargo Ship Off Cameroon

Pirates kidnapped eight crew members from a general cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa. The vessel's Hamburg, Germany-based shipowner, MC-Schiffahrt, confirmed the incident in a statement posted to its website. The company said its MV MarMalaita was attacked Thursday, August 14, between 23.00h and 24.00h local time at the Douala anchorage in … [Read more...]

Four Injured in Ferry Grounding in Boston Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local rescue crews responded to the grounding of a passenger ferry near Boston Harbor's Long Island on Friday. The Coast Guard says it was alerted at around 7:45 a.m. by a manager at Boston Harbor Ferry reporting that the ferry Lightning had run aground with 84 people aboard. Rescue crews launched from Coast Guard Station Boston … [Read more...]

Scandlines to Install Norsepower Rotor Sail On Board Ferry

European ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement to install Norsepower’s rotor sails on board one of its passenger ferries operating between Germany and Denmark. The wind propulsion technology will help the ferry, the hybrid-powered MV Copenhagen, further reducing its carbon emissions. The ferry already operates on a combination of diesel and battery power while … [Read more...]

Canadian Coast Guard Among Vessels Fined for Speeding in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Government of Canada has issued fines against six vessels, including two Canadian Coast Guard ships, for breaking mandatory speed limits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence meant to protect endangered right whales. The fines were imposed against the commercial ships MSC Diego, Oslo Bulk and Isola Celeste, the private yacht Princess Ashita, and the CCGS Cape Edensaw and CCGS Cap … [Read more...]

Fire Reported in Engine Room of MARAD Vessel MV Cape Henry

A small fire broke out in the engine room of the U.S. Maritime Administration vessel Cape Henry at its layberth in Alameda, California. The San Francisco Fire Department was alerted to the fire at about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The fire was reported in the engine room and resulted in one crew member being taken to a local hospital for observation. The fire was … [Read more...]