NTSB Begins Probe Into Deadly California Scuba Boat Fire

by Omar Younis (Reuters) - Federal safety investigators on Tuesday promised an exhaustive probe into the fire that killed 34 people on a dive boat as many of the charred bodies remained trapped in the sunken wreckage off the California coast or missing in the ocean. After recovering the remains of 20 people from the 75-foot (23-meter) Conception or from the waters where … [Read more...]

Northeast Draws Millions in Perks in Push for Offshore Wind

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) -- Want to spruce up your downtown, or maybe get $10 million to support workforce training at the local college? How about investments to help rebuild aging ports and establish trust funds for your fisherman? A U.S. unit of Denmark’s Orsted A/S is now dangling all of those perks in its push to be an early developer of offshore wind in a … [Read more...]

Why Will All US Navy Ships Start Flying The Union Jack?

A US Navy order released on Thursday directs all ships of the fleet to start flying the union jack. Not to be confused with the national flag of the United Kingdom the Union Jack of the United States is a maritime flag representing United States nationality flown on the jackstaff in the bow of American vessels that are moored or anchored. The U.S. Navy is a prime user of … [Read more...]

Stowaways Threaten Cargo Ship’s Crew, But British Police Denies Piracy or Hostage Situation

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - British police said on Friday that they had received no reports that anyone has been harmed in an incident on an Italian cargo ship in the Thames Estuary and that they did not think it was piracy or terrorism related. Police said they were dealing with a complex situation on board the vessel. A spokesman for Grimaldi Lines, which runs the Grande … [Read more...]