Saturday, November 21, 2020
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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: 13542

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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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: 6020

Monday, November 9, 2020
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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: 608

Friday, November 6, 2020
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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: 486

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: 892

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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: 744

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: 3447

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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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: 939

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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: 1132

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: 193

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: 331

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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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...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 3536

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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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: 450

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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: 68

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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: 266

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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PDVSA to Offload Crude from Listing Oil Facility Off Venezuela

CARACAS, Oct 20 (Reuters) – An oil tanker operated by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela on Tuesday approached a floating oil facility where it is expected to receive...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 163

Accidents

Conception Dive Boat Fire: NTSB Says Major Safety Improvements to Small Passenger Vessels Needed

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling for major safety improvements to small passenger vessels after its investigation into the 2019 Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 449

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Accidents

Maersk Honam Final Report Inconclusive on Fire’s Source

A.P. Moller – Maersk, parent company to the world’s leading shipping line, has responded to the final investigation report into the fatal March 2018 fire on board the Maersk Honam,...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 1675

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U.S. Charges Russian Military Officers Behind ‘NotPetya’ Cyber Attack

The U.S. Department of Justice has handed out criminal charges against six Russian military intelligence officers allegedly responsible for the 2017 “Notpetya” malware attack which, among other things, disrupted the...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 118

Monday, October 19, 2020
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Confusion Surrounds Status of Listing Offshore Oil Vessel Off Venezuela

The non-profit group that has been publishing photos and video of the FSO Nabarima with a heavy list off the coast of Venezuela said they have been misled by Venezuelan...

October 19, 2020
Total Views: 154