Monday, November 22, 2021
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Turbine
Maritime Security Incidents

Offshore Wind Giant Vestas Hit With Cyber Attack

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) –Shares in Vestas Wind Systems A/S dropped to a two-week low after one of the world’s top makers of wind turbines was hit by a cyber...

November 22, 2021
Total Views: 3332

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Philippines Will Attempt Second Resupply Mission As U.S. Warns China To Not Interfere Again

MANILA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ defense chief said on Sunday a military resupply mission for the country’s troops stationed on an atoll in the South China Sea will...

November 21, 2021
Total Views: 6357

Saturday, November 13, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Shipowners Make Payoffs To Free Vessels Detained By Indonesian Navy

By Joe Brock SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (Reuters) – More than a dozen shipowners have made payments of about $300,000 apiece to release vessels detained by the Indonesian navy, which said...

November 13, 2021
Total Views: 7976

Friday, November 5, 2021
Wiley Hall at the US Merchant Marine Academy
Incidents

Midshipman X – Candid Interview With A Merchant Marine Academy Leader

We recently had a chat with Jim Tobin, President, and CEO of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) about the latest Midshipman X controversy concerning the...

November 5, 2021
Total Views: 7342

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Incidents

MARAD Cancels Cadet Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last night, during an “industry call” that began with a plead not to share this information with journalists, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it would “pause” the...

November 3, 2021
Total Views: 11737

Monday, November 1, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Port Sudan Reopens After Military Blockade

by Khalid Abdelaziz (Reuters) A tribal group announced on Monday it would temporarily lift a six-week blockade on Sudan’s main seaport, a week after the military took power in a...

November 1, 2021
Total Views: 1072

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Vice Admiral Jack Buono
Incidents

Congress Calls To Shutdown Cadet Shipping And Says The Maritime Industry is Toxic

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The chairmen of six congressional committees wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg in response to Midshipman X’s allegations of rape aboard a Maersk...

October 31, 2021
Total Views: 18544

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Piracy

Danish Frigate Deploys on Anti-Piracy Operation in Gulf of Guinea

The Danish frigate Esbern Snare is en route to the Gulf of Guinea to join the international fight against piracy. The frigate departed Naval Base Frederikshavn on Sunday with approximately...

October 28, 2021
Total Views: 1475

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Zim Kingston
Fire Incidents

Firefighters, Additional Crew Members Board ZIM Kingston Overnight

A Tuesday morning update from the Canadian Coast Guard said six firefighters were able to board the Zim Kingston overnight, as well as seven additional crew from the ship. “The...

October 26, 2021
Total Views: 2696

Monday, October 25, 2021
Piracy

MSC Containership Attacked in Gulf of Guinea: Report

An MSC containership has reportedly come under attack in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria, Dryad Global reported Monday. The maritime security firm said the MSC Lucia...

October 25, 2021
Total Views: 3896

Sunday, October 24, 2021
Zim Kingston Fire
Fire Incidents

Zim Kingston Fire ‘Appears To Be Contained’

by Bhargav Acharya (Reuters) A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard said it is working...

October 24, 2021
Total Views: 3675

Zim Kingston Fire
Fire Incidents

10 Abandon Zim Kingston But Firefighting Efforts Continue

by Bhargav Acharya (Reuters) The Canadian Coast Guard said it is monitoring a fire that broke out on a container ship off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, and is working with...

October 24, 2021
Total Views: 4834

Thursday, October 21, 2021
oil tanker crew member
Incidents

WISTA Supports Midshipman X And Condemns ‘Horrific And Egregious’ Assaults At Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week the U.S. branch of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) issued a strong statement of support for Midshipman X, the anonymous 19-year-old US...

October 21, 2021
Total Views: 1333

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
durban port harbor deepening
Fire Incidents

Transnet Probes Fires That Ignited South African Ports Last Week

By Felix Njini (Bloomberg) Transnet SOC, South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, is investigating the cause of fires that disrupted bulk shipments from the eastern Durban and Richards Bay...

October 19, 2021
Total Views: 1056

Monday, October 18, 2021
Piracy

Global Piracy Incidents Fall to Lowest Level in Decades, IMB Says

Reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea fell to the lowest recorded number in nearly three decades in the first nine months of 2021, according to the ICC...

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 1465

Sunday, October 17, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

Iranian Supertanker Departs Venezuela In Probable Breach Of U.S. Sanctions

By Marianna Parraga and Deisy Buitrago HOUSTON/CARACAS, Oct 16 (Reuters) – An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy...

October 17, 2021
Total Views: 2718

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sahand Destroyer
Piracy

Iranian Navy Fends Off Pirate Attack On Oil Tanker

By Arsalan Shahla (Bloomberg) –An Iranian warship foiled a pirate attack against one of the country’s oil vessels in the Gulf of Aden following a “heavy exchange of fire” early Saturday,...

October 16, 2021
Total Views: 2793

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
maersk-ship-stack-logo
Incidents

Maersk Tweets Messages Of Support For Midshipman X

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, has joined a growing chorus of voices, that are speaking out in support of Midshipman X, the college student the US Merchant Marine Academy who published an...

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 2122

Monday, October 11, 2021
maersk ship
Incidents

Maersk Suspends 5 In Midshipman X Rape Case While Officer’s Union Remains Silent

Nick Savvides (TheLoadstar) Maersk provides new information on Midshipman X rape investigation.

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 17651

Oil Spill

California Beaches To Reopen After Oil Spill

Oct 11 (Reuters) – Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in...

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 487