Argentine Sub Found Partially ‘Imploded’ After Yearlong Search

By Hugh Bronstein and Jorge Otaola BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country's Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the defense ministry said in a news conference on Saturday. The ARA San Juan submarine was … [Read more...]

Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Bulk Carrier in Distress Off Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Coast Guard responded to a vessel in distress off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday following a report that it was taking on water and losing power. The Coast Guard said it received a distress call from the Panama-flagged M/V Centennial Harmony reporting that it was in need of assistance approximately 90 nautical miles from the Hibernia offshore … [Read more...]

Rotten Fish to Help Power Hurtigruten Expedition Ships After Refit

By Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Nordic region's most high-profile cruise fleet operator is refitting its ships to make them less polluting, and plans to use a byproduct of rotten fish to help power their new, leaner engines. Norway's Hurtigruten, best known for the ships that ferry tourists along the country's fjords and coastline and up into the Arctic, … [Read more...]

AIS Animation Shows Bizarre U-Turn Collision in North Sea

Two cargo ships collided in the North Sea off the northwestern coast of Germany on Thursday, resulting in damage to both ships but so far no pollution. Germany's Central Command for Maritime Emergencies has taken up the response. The agency reports that the Turkish-flagged general cargo ship PAKSOY 1 collided with the Dutch-flagged cargo ship EEMS COBALT at approximately … [Read more...]

Tidewater Completes Combination with GulfMark Offshore

U.S.-based offshore supply vessel company Tidewater has completed its merger with rival Gulfmark Offshore, thereby creating a new global leader in the offshore support vessel sector in terms of total fleet size. Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) announced the closing of the deal on Thursday with support from over 99% of shareholders from both companies. All closing … [Read more...]