Mike Schuler

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Accidents

Maersk Essen Re-Routes to Mexico After Losing 750 Containers Overboard

The Maersk Essen has been re-routed to Mexico after the ship lost approximately 750 containers overboard during its voyage from China to the U.S. West Coast last week. A spokesperson...

2 hours ago
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Shipping

Siem Car Carriers’ Second LNG Ship on Maiden Voyage for Volkswagen

Siem Car Carriers has placed into operation of the second of two LNG-powered Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) on charter to Volkswagen. The second vessel, Siem Aristotle, was delivered...

22 hours ago
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Offshore

EU Lawmakers Call for Halt to Nord Stream 2 After Kremlin Critic’s Arrest

By Kate Abnett and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers passed a resolution on Thursday calling for the bloc to stop the completion of the Nord...

23 hours ago
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Shipping

Biden Administration Names New Deputy Maritime Administrator

The Biden Administration has announced the appointment of Lucinda Lessley to serve as the new Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Maritime Administration. Lessley was among dozens of key Department of...

24 hours ago
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Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating jobs and supporting the shipbuilding industrial...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 5876

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Accidents

MSC Says It Will Pony Up to Avoid General Average in Maersk Elba Fire

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is taking the unusual step of covering costs related to the fire on board the Maersk Elba in order to avoid General Average. The Maersk Elba...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 8743

Accidents

Los Angeles-Bound Maersk Essen Loses Some 750 Containers Overboard

A Maersk operated containership en route to Los Angeles, California has reportedly lost some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean. The incident occurred on January 16, 2021, and involved...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 34804

Environment

First Tilting Rotor Sails Installed on SC Connector

Finnish-based Norsepower has installed the world’s first set of tilting rotor sails on board the SEA-CARGO roll-on/roll-off carrier SC Connector. The 35-meter-tall Rotor Sails will provide auxiliary wind propulsion leading...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 8710

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ports

Great Lakes Sees Strong 2020 Navigation Season Despite COVID Headwinds

Overall tonnage transported by ships in the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system was down slightly in the 2020 navigation season compared to 2019, despite headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic....

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 1413

Defense

MARAD Authorizes Construction of Second Two National Security Multi-Mission Vessels

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced authorizing the construction of two more National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) to serve as training ships at Maine Maritime Academy and Texas A&M...

January 19, 2021
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Ports

Singapore Seeks to Vaccinate 10,000 Maritime Workers in January

Singapore has unveiled plans for an aggressive vaccination blitz for frontline maritime workers that aims to put some 10,000 needles in arms by the end of the month. The COVID-19...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 1550

KNM Helge Ingstad sinking
Accidents

Norway to Scrap Wrecked Frigate Helge Ingstad

The wrecked Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad will be scrapped in Norway now more than two years after its collision with a tanker outside the Sture Terminal. Norwegian defense ministry Forsvarsmateriell...

January 19, 2021
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Accidents

MOL Rejects ‘Seriously Flawed’ Forbes Report on Wakashio Grounding

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has responded to a recent Forbes article about the Wakashio grounding that the Japanese shipping line says is misleading and seriously flawed. The Forbes article, titled...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 4481

Monday, January 18, 2021
Shipping

Search Suspended for Missing Fishermen Off Midway Island

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the active search for 10 missing crewmembers from a Taiwanese fishing vessel off of Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean. Rescue crews from the...

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 2337

Friday, January 15, 2021
Ports

Port of Long Beach Reports Busiest Year in 2020 Despite Headwinds

The Port of Long Beach moved a record 8.1 million TEUs in 2020 despite facing headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing trade war with China. Total cargo volumes...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 1651

Shipping

Frank Coles Resigns as Wallem Group CEO to Focus on Seafarers’ Rights

Hong Kong-based maritime tech company Wallem Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Frank Coles so he can focus his efforts on seafarers’ rights and welfare amid the ongoing...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 2570

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Offshore

Equinor to Test Floating Solar Farm in Sunny Norway

Norwegian energy producer Equinor is taking on a project to test floating solar power off the not-so-sunny coast of Norway. Equinor announced Thursday that it has partnered with Moss Maritime...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 2989

Shipping

Drunk Man Arrested After Coast Guard Locates Stolen Tiki Hut Bar in Florida Keys

A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station Key West have recovered a floating tiki hut bar that was reported stolen near in the Florida Keys Unsurprisingly, the person aboard showed...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 22270

ocean cleanup project
Environment

Maersk Extends Partnership to Help Cleanup Plastic Pollution at Sea

Maersk and the Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup are extending their partnership to rid the world’s ocean of plastic pollution. Founded in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 4561

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Shipping

DNV GL Dropping the ‘GL’ Amid Corporate Rebranding

International classification society DNV GL has announced plans to change it name to DNV. The current name has been in place since the 2013 merger between DNV (Det Norske Veritas)...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1681