Norwegian Frigate Intentionally Grounded Collision with Oil Tanker

Update: AIS animation shows the collision between Sola TS and KNM Helge Ingstad. By Terje Solsvik and Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - An oil tanker and a Norwegian navy frigate collided off Norway's west coast on Thursday, injuring eight people and triggering the temporary shutdown of a North Sea crude export terminal, Norway's top gas processing plant and … [Read more...]

Captain of Deadly Missouri Duck Boat Charged in Federal Court

Nov 8 (Reuters) - The captain of the World War Two-style tourist "duck boat" that sank on a Missouri lake during a storm in July, killing 17 people, was charged on Thursday with misconduct, negligence and inattention to duty in an indictment by a federal grand jury, prosecutors said. Kenneth Scott McKee, 51, of Verona, Missouri, was charged in a 17-count indictment, one … [Read more...]

North Korean Worker Accuses Dutch Shipbuilder of ‘Slave-Like Conditions’

By Kieran Guilbert and Magdalena Mis LONDON, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A North Korean labourer has filed a landmark criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilding company that allegedly profited from the abuse of workers in its supply chain in Poland and was aware of the "slave-like conditions", lawyers said on Thursday. A law firm representing the worker - … [Read more...]

Hapag-Lloyd Optimistic for Full Year as Operating Profit Rises

By Vera Eckert FRANKFURT, Nov 8 (Reuters) - German shipping group Hapag-Lloyd expects an increase in transport volumes to last for the remainder of 2018 after volume growth and a modest recovery in freight rates helped push operating profits 12 percent higher in the first nine months. Shipping is only slowly recovering from an oversupply of vessels that plunged the sector … [Read more...]

Saras Invests in Mediterranean LSFO Bunkering Terminal Ahead of IMO Switch

By Ron Bousso LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Italian refiner Saras is constructing a ship-refueling terminal at its Sardinia plant and will market a new, cleaner marine fuel ahead of a major regulatory change in 2020, its chief executive told Reuters. From January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will ban ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5 … [Read more...]