Brazil Investigating Four Other Tankers as Suspects in Mystery Oil Spill

By Renee Maltezou and Marcelo Teixeira ATHENS/SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - After initially naming only one ship, Brazilian authorities have added four more tankers as suspects in the investigation into the source of oil tarring its coastline over the past two months, according to a document on Wednesday. Brazilian investigators said last week that a Greek-flagged tanker … [Read more...]

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...]