Spanish Warship Ordered Ships to Leave British Waters Near Gibraltar

LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. The Spanish ship tried to order ships to leave their anchorages on the eastern side of the Rock, … [Read more...]

Police Hit Drug Smuggling Gang on High Seas

By Catarina Demony LISBON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine - thought to be worth around $148 million at European street … [Read more...]

Big Firms Weigh in as France Looks to Revive Offshore Wind

By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A French wind power tender has attracted interest from a slew of international energy heavyweights, signalling that France's offshore wind industry could finally be taking off after years of missteps. While Britain and Germany have already built 8,200 and 6,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity - enough to power millions of … [Read more...]

Equinor, Joint Ventures Vie for Offshore Wind Power Park in New York

OSLO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - New York State said on Thursday it had received proposals from Norway's Equinor and three joint ventures to build its first offshore wind power park of at least 800-megawatt capacity. The three joint ventures are Bay State Wind, between Danish Orsted and Eversource Energy; Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, consisting of France's EDF and Shell ; and … [Read more...]

Finnish Seafarers Threaten to Strike From March 1

HELSINKI, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The Finnish Seafarers' Union threatened on Thursday it would call its members out on strike from March 1, stopping all Finnish passenger and cargo vessels, including ice-breakers, if its pay demands are not met. Shipping is crucial for Finland's economy, with more than four fifths of foreign trade passing through its ports, according to official … [Read more...]