Saturday, November 20, 2021
Coffee Shop During Covid
Interesting

Coffee Tastes Different Thanks To The Shipping Crisis

By Archie Hunter (Bloomberg) Coffee snobs have a lot to worry about right now. A global shortage of beans is already threatening to push up prices at cafes and supermarkets. Now,...

November 20, 2021
Total Views: 2388

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Interesting

U.S Navy Sailor’s Extraordinary Voice On Display At World Series

From Chief Petty Officer Joshua Keim “Breathe, breathe. Don’t mess this up.” That is what Operations Specialist 1st Class Giavanni Walker told herself before her third time performing the national...

October 30, 2021
Total Views: 2394

Saturday, October 16, 2021
THE RIG
Interesting

“THE RIG.”, Your Family’s Next Vacation Destination?

Riyadh, KSA-The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced today the launch of “THE RIG.”, a new tourism project. Inspired by offshore oil platforms, “THE RIG.” will be located in the Arabian...

October 16, 2021
Total Views: 4878

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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Accidents

MV Rena Shipwreck: New Zealand’s Worst Maritime Disaster in Photos

The MV Rena was traveling at a speed of 17 knots when it grounded on Astrolabe Reef off the coast of New Zealand on October 5, 2011, during a voyage...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 16187

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Interesting

How Did Ancient Seafarers Settle The Far-Flung Islands Of Polynesia?

WASHINGTON,(Reuters) – Beginning more than a millennium ago, intrepid seafarers traversed vast Pacific Ocean expanses in double-hulled sailing canoes to reach the far-flung islands of Polynesia, the planet’s last habitable...

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 2716

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking
Evergreen

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 12653

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Interesting

US Navy Thanks Merchant Mariners On YouTube

Just days after Veterans day the US Navy released this video via YouTube and all its social media channels thanking US Merchant Mariners for their service to the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 13691

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
US MERCHANT MARINE CAPTAIN
Blog

Forbes Challenges The Biden Administration To Act Now On Maritime Appointments

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In August 2017 President Trump swore in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby as MARAD Administrator, the top civilian maritime position in the United States. In the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 6328

Monday, November 9, 2020
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Interesting

Danaos a Big Winner as Containership Charter Rates Soar

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With freight rates soaring, ocean carriers are prepared to pay more than double previous daily hire rates for chartered ships to secure tonnage and...

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 643

Friday, November 6, 2020
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
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IMO Charting Passage Plan for Reducing Shipping’s ‘Carbon Intensity’

By Barry Parker – Over the past year, “sustainability” has ratcheted upward to the top of the shipping industry’s radar. The activity will be ramping up now as the International...

November 6, 2020
Total Views: 528

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Accidents

Preliminary Report Sheds Light on Container Loss from APL England

A preliminary report from Australian maritime investigators into the loss of containers from the APL England says that the ship experienced heavy rolling and lost power to its main engine...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 980

Maersk Launceston
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Maersk Launceston Captain Arrested in Greece

The captain of the Maersk Launceston has been arrested following the ship’s collision with a Greek Navy minesweeper on Tuesday near Piraeus, Greece. An update from the Hellenic Coast Guard...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 797

Accidents

Photos: Towering VB10000 Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 has arrived in St. Simons Sound, Georgia for the highly anticipating cutting and lifting operation in the salvage of the Golden Ray. The vessel arrived...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 3597

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Interesting

Containership Maersk Launceston and Greek Minesweeper Collide Off Piraeus

Update: Maersk Launceston Captain Arrested A Greek Navy minesweeper was badly damaged after colliding with a much larger containership off Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. The incident involved the Navy...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 1146

Interesting

Dayang Topaz: Crew Jump Overboard After Vessel Hits Platform in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a rig operated by state oil firm Petronas off...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 1393

Monday, October 26, 2020
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Cruise Ships

Cruise Line Stocks Crash Further As Europe Clamps Down

Cruise line stocks are falling sharply today as the number of Covid-19 cases climbs worldwide and as Europe clamps down on travel restrictions. Stock ar also under pressure because many cruise lines...

October 26, 2020
Total Views: 213

Friday, October 23, 2020
Accidents

62 Rescued from Remote South Atlantic Island After Research Vessel Sinks

All sixty-two people who aboard a Belize-registered research vessel when it sank last week in the remote South Atlantic Ocean are on now their way home safely, the South African...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 394

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Interesting

Newly Discovered Hull Damage NOT to Blame for 1994 ‘Estonia’ Ferry Disaster, Report Says

VILNIUS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – An Estonian ferry disaster that killed 852 people in 1994 was probably not caused by hull damage to the vessel that was first revealed in...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 574

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Interesting

Trade is “Humming” at United States’ Second-Busiest Port

The Port of Long Beach has reported its busiest month ever in September as retailers rush to restock ahead of the holiday season. The port on Wednesday said trade was...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 94

Interesting

Polar Research Vessel ‘Sir David Attenborough’ Heads for Sea Trials

BIRKENHEAD, England, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, will leave for sea trials on Wednesday to be put through its paces before making its...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 292