Photos: Fire-Stricken Yantian Express Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

We're getting our first good look at damage to the Hapag-Lloyd ship Yantian Express after a container fire broke out on January 3 during a trip across the Atlantic Ocean en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ship was spotted Tuesday, January 15, as the 7,510 TEU-capacity containership was under tow to Halifax by the ocean-going Maersk Mobiliser. We are told the photos were … [Read more...]

U.S. Army to Divest a Majority of its Watercraft and Maritime Capability

By Michael Carr - U.S. Army Maritime capabilities will be radically reduced this year as the service deactivates and divests itself of numerous vessels, watercraft equipment, watercraft systems, Soldiers, and Units. At least eighteen (18) of its 35 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) will be sold off or transferred to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Landing Craft … [Read more...]

Fire-Stricken Maersk Honam to Be Rebuilt in South Korea

Maersk Line has confirmed plans to rebuild the Maersk Honam in South Korea. In an emailed statement on Monday, Maersk revealed that a portion of the vessel will be transported by heavy-lift vessel to Hyundai Heavy Industries where it will be rebuilt. The transport of the vessel will take place in February 2019. The vessel has now been cut into two parts at the Drydock … [Read more...]

Cable Layer Star Centurion T-Boned by Tanker Off Singapore

By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - An undersea cable and pipe-laying ship, the Vanuatu-flagged MV Star Centurion, capsized in the Indonesian waters of the Singapore Straits after a collision with a tanker on Sunday, with no fatalities, authorities said on Monday. The Singapore Straits are one of the world's busiest shipping zones with hundreds of container … [Read more...]

Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said. Compass needles point towards the north magnetic pole, a point which has crept unpredictably from the coast of northern … [Read more...]