Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Massive Explosion in Beirut Port Area Rocks Lebanon’s Capital

By Samia Nakhoul and Yara Abi Nader BEIRUT, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the center of Beirut killed more than 25 people,...

August 4, 2020
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Monday, August 3, 2020

Suicide Aboard Military Sealift Command Ship Prompts Unions to Call for End to “Gangways Up” Order

The heads of the three unions representing Military Sealift Command civilian mariners are calling on MSC to reevaluate the “Gangways-Up” order as concerns mount over the mental health safety of...

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 90

Monday, July 27, 2020

Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius

Update: Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio A large bulk carrier has run aground on an Indian Ocean reef off Mauritius. The Panama-flagged MV Wakashio was underway...

July 27, 2020
Total Views: 56

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Golden Ray Salvage Suspended Due to COVID-19, Hurricane Season

The Unified Command overseeing the wreck removal of the Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound has announced that work will be suspended due to combined impacts of hurricane season and...

July 26, 2020
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Watch: Cruise Ship MS Monarch Arrives at Turkish Breakers

In what is a sure sign of the times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1991-built MS Monarch has arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard for dismantling. With cruises around the...

July 22, 2020
Total Views: 71


85 Test Positive for COVID-19 on American Factory Trawler in Alaska

A total of 85 crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 on an Alaskan factory trawler operating in the Gulf of Alaska. American Seafoods reports that an additional 79 crew...

July 22, 2020
Total Views: 15

Monday, July 20, 2020

Pirates Kidnap Seven Russian Sailors in Gulf of Guinea

LAGOS, July 20 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped seven Russian sailors from the crew of a ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the Russian Embassy in Nigeria said on Monday....

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 25

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, according to the latest piracy report from the...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 44


Ship Loses Containers in Heavy Weather Off South Africa

Yet another containership has lost containers overboard in stormy weather. The South African Maritime Safety Authority said it is investigating the loss of as many as 23 containers overboard from...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 28


Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Down 17% in First Half 2020

More than 776,000 fewer twenty-foot equivalent cargo containers moved across the docks at the Port of Los Angeles in the first half of 2020 compared to last year due to...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 10

Monday, July 13, 2020

Fire Fighters Battle Stubborn Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego

By Bing Guan SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Flames raged for hours on Sunday aboard a U.S. warship docked at Naval Base San Diego, sending 21 people to the hospital with...

July 13, 2020
Total Views: 59


Head-On Collision in Great Lakes’ Welland Canal – Caught on Camera

Officials in Canada are investigating the head-on collision between two cargo ships in Ontario’s Welland Canal on Saturday. The vessels Alanis and Florence Spirit collided Saturday afternoon. The Transportation Safety...

July 13, 2020
Total Views: 62

Friday, July 10, 2020
Cruise Ships

The World’s Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. Now, What to Do With Them?

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) –Hundreds of people lined the banks of Glasgow’s River Clyde a few weeks ago for the rare sight of a small, high-end cruise ship sailing upriver—practically...

July 10, 2020
Total Views: 35

Monday, July 6, 2020

Crews Readying Heavy Lift Vessel VB-10000 for Golden Ray Salvage

The twin-hulled heavy lift vessel VB-10,000 has arrived at the Port of Fernandina in Florida for its final modifications as it prepares to cut up and remove of the capsized...

July 6, 2020
Total Views: 216

Monday, June 15, 2020

ITF Tells Seafarers to Stop Work as Crew Change Deadline Passes

The International Maritime Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has taken the unprecedented step of telling the world’s seafarers to stop working if their employment contracts have expired and they are awaiting...

June 15, 2020
Total Views: 31

Friday, June 12, 2020

Fire Out on Hoegh Xiamen in Jacksonville

The major fire on board the Hoegh Xiamen has burned out after smoldering for more than a week at a dock Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Fire and...

June 12, 2020
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Video: VLOC Stellar Banner Scuttled Off Brazil

Salvors working the Stellar Banner wreck off the coast of the Brazil have scuttled the vessel more than three months after she ran aground loaded with iron ore. The 300,000...

June 12, 2020
Total Views: 285

Thursday, May 14, 2020

VIDEO: How Offshore Oil Rigs Work

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May 14, 2020
Total Views: 30

Monday, May 11, 2020

World’s Largest Containership Departs China with Record Load

The world’s largest containership has departed China carrying a record 19,621 TEUs.  South Korean shipping line HMM said its new HMM Algeciras departed the Port of Yantian on May 8...

May 11, 2020
Total Views: 110


Sailboat Operator Cited for ‘Rule 9’ Violation After Crossing in Front of Tanker Near Stockton

The operator of a recreational sailboat has been cited for violating navigation rules after his sailboat crossed in front of tanker in a narrow channel near Stockton, California last month....

May 11, 2020
Total Views: 22