Happiness is a Hard Hose

By Michael Carr - “Happiness is a hard hose!” Those words come from CDR Barry Chambers, the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team’s first commander. Forget what you might be thinking, he was referring to the eight-inch discharge hose which comes off the back end of a ADAPTs pumping system. ADAPTS is the Coast Guard’s acronym for “Air Deployable Anti-Pollution Transfer … [Read more...]

Sunken Stellar Daisy Found in Remote South Atlantic

U.S.-based ocean exploration firm Ocean Infinity has located the wreck of the lost South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 1800 nautical miles due west of Cape Town, the company announced Sunday. The Stellar Daisy, a 266,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), sank on 31 March 2017 while transporting iron ore from Brazil to China. … [Read more...]

Police Hit Drug Smuggling Gang on High Seas

By Catarina Demony LISBON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine - thought to be worth around $148 million at European street … [Read more...]

Photos: Cut Up Maersk Honam Heads to South Korea for Rebuild

The sound stern section of the fire-stricken Maersk Honam has been loaded onto a heavy lift ship in Dubai for its transport to South Korea where it will be rebuilt, Maersk said in an update Friday.  The section of Maersk Honam was successfully loaded aboard the heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua on open waters outside Dubai (UAE) on Saturday, February 2nd. The vessels … [Read more...]

South Korea to Explore Floating Offshore Wind Opportunities with Equinor

South Korea's national oil company is teaming up with Norway's Equinor to develop commercial floating offshore wind in South Korean waters as the Korean government looks to add more renewables to the country's energy mix. The deal comes in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Korea National Oil Corporation and Equinor ASA to jointly explore opportunities … [Read more...]