Mike Schuler

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Shipping

Maersk Tankers and Cargill Team Up on New Bunker Procurement Service

Maersk Tankers and Cargill have teamed up to launch a new bunker procurement service that will offer better pricing, service and transparency to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The...

February 24, 2021
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Offshore

New Details on First Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

We’re getting new details about the United States’ first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) seen as critical to developing the nation’s offshore wind industry. We just learned...

February 24, 2021
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Shipbuilding

U.S. Shipping Companies to Spend $87 Million in Great Lakes Region this Year

American shipping companies operating the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet will invest nearly $87 million at shipyards and facilities across the region this year, according to new figures released by the...

February 23, 2021
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Shipping

Austal USA President Resigns Amid Investigations Into LCS Program

Australian-based shipbuilder Austal has announced the resignation of Austal USA president Craig Perciavalle amid ongoing investigations in the United States and Australia into the company’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program...

February 23, 2021
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Shipping

Partnership Planning Remote-Controlled Tugboat for Port of Copenhagen

A agreement has been signed to develop the world’s first fully remote-controlled tug to operate at the Port of Copenhagen. The deal was signed between global towage operator and Maersk...

February 23, 2021
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offshore wind turbine
Offshore

Rystad: Offshore Wind Hiring Wave Coming

A hiring wave is expected to hit the offshore wind sector as demand for offshore wind staff is expected to surge by the end of the decade, according to new...

February 23, 2021
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Accidents

Australia Launches Livestock Carrier Inspection Campaign

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has launched a inspection campaign that will target all livestock carriers departing the country after recent incidents involving the ships. The purpose of the focused...

February 23, 2021
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Accidents

Maersk Updates on Transpacific Ships’ Return to Service After Cargo Losses

Maersk is providing updates on its two ships that lost a significant number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean recently. First up is Maersk Essen which lost some 750...

February 23, 2021
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Monday, February 22, 2021
Rogue Wave Photo
Offshore

U.S. Issues First Wave Energy Lease for Federal Waters Off West Coast

The Biden Administration has taken its latest step forward in its goals to address climate change and promote offshore renewable energy with the issuance of a lease for the nation’s...

February 22, 2021
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Accidents

Japan’s Ocean Network Express Eyeing Mid-March Return for ONE Apus

Work is underway for the ONE Apus to return to service sometime next month nearly four months after the ship lost almost 2,000 boxes overboard in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese...

February 22, 2021
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Accidents

Two Seriously Injured in Blast on Chinese Bulk Carrier Off Gibraltar

An investigation is underway into an explosion aboard a bulk carrier of Gibraltar that resulted in serious injuries to two crew members. The explosion occurred on board the Hong Kong-flagged...

February 22, 2021
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Defense

USCGC Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment -Photos

The USCGC Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, returned to its homeport in Seattle on Saturday after a months-long deployment to the Arctic. The season’s deployment marked a departure...

February 22, 2021
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lng carrier
Shipping

GasLog to Go Private in Merger Deal with BlackRock

Greece-based LNG shipping company GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) has entered into an agreement to merge with a unit of the world’s largest asset management firm BlackRock, resulting in the NYSE-listed company...

February 22, 2021
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Friday, February 19, 2021
Accidents

Maersk Eindhoven Cargo Loss: Engine Oil Pressure Triggered Loss of Propulsion

Maersk says a loss of propulsion led to some 260 containers falling overboard from the Maersk Eindhoven in severe weather off the coast of Japan this week. Another 65 containers...

February 19, 2021
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Accidents

Commercial Fishing Vessel Burning at Tacoma, Washington Pier

A fire continues to burn on board a 225-foot fishing vessel docked at the Port of Tacoma in Washington as multiple agencies including the Coast Guard continue to respond to...

February 19, 2021
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Shipping

Crowley Integrates Naval Architecture Subsidiary Jensen Maritime Into Shipping Unit

Florida-based Crowley says it has fully integrated its naval architecture subsidiary Jensen Maritime into a new engineering services group under the Crowley umbrella. Crowley says the new group, named Crowley...

February 19, 2021
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
freeport LNG
Shipping

Texas Mandate to Bar Natural Gas Exports During Power Crisis Likely Unenforceable

By Jennifer Hiller Feb 18 (Reuters) – The Texas oil and gas regulator on Thursday alerted state natural gas producers of a directive to reserve their supplies for in-state electric...

February 18, 2021
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An undated image provided in a U.S. Department of Justice complaint for forfeiture released May 9, 2019 shows the North Korean vessel Wise Honest.
Shipping

U.S. Charges North Koreans in Broad Conspiracy Involving Maritime Cryptocurrency Market

The United States has charged three North Korean hackers for participating in a criminal conspiracy to steal more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency through a series of cyberattacks...

February 18, 2021
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women in maritime
Shipping

IMO and WISTA Launch ‘Women in Maritime’ Survey

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) have launched an inaugural “Women in Maritime” survey to examine the proportion and distribution of...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1881

Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth $156 Million in Eastern Pacific

U.S. Coast Guard crews have interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized more than 9,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $156 million. The...

February 18, 2021
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