California Wild Fires Strike Maritime College

https://youtu.be/rXQGYx1JJEc At 09:43 local time, Califonia Maritime Academy officials published an emergency tweet "EVACUATE CAMPUS. Fire has jumped the freeway".  The California State University Maritime Academy is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. It is located … [Read more...]

Iran Decries ‘cowardly attack’ On Oil Tanker Sabiti

by Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reute3rs) An Iranian government spokesman on Saturday described as a “cowardly attack” an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an Iranian-owned oil tanker, and said Iran would respond after the facts had been studied. The tanker Sabiti was hit in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian media have … [Read more...]

Stena Impero Docks In Dubai After Detention By Iran

by Anna Ringstrom (Reuters) A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil. The Stena Impero, which sailed out of Iranian waters on Friday, was seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on July 19, shortly after British forces detained an Iranian … [Read more...]

NTSB Begins Probe Into Deadly California Scuba Boat Fire

by Omar Younis (Reuters) - Federal safety investigators on Tuesday promised an exhaustive probe into the fire that killed 34 people on a dive boat as many of the charred bodies remained trapped in the sunken wreckage off the California coast or missing in the ocean. After recovering the remains of 20 people from the 75-foot (23-meter) Conception or from the waters where … [Read more...]

Anguish And Flowers Grow At California Dive Boat Memorial

by Omar Younis (Reuters) - Members of the close-knit Santa Barbara boating community gathered on Tuesday to construct a makeshift memorial to the 34 people believed to have perished when their dive boat caught fire and sank off the California coast. As of Tuesday, 20 badly burned bodies had been recovered from wreckage of the Conception, which caught fire near Santa … [Read more...]