Saturday, January 15, 2022
USCG

Coast Guard Sets Modified Port Condition Zulu For The Port Of Virginia As Winter Storm Izzy Approaches

PORTSMOUTH, VA– The Captain of the Port set modified Port Condition Zulu for the coastal waters of Virginia from Cape Charles Light south to the

January 15, 2022
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Monday, December 20, 2021
Weather

Severe Weather Wrecks Southeast Asia as 200 Dead, Ports Shut

By Siegfrid Alegado and Yantoultra Ngui (Bloomberg) — Severe weather disruptions hit Malaysia and the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction among

December 20, 2021
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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Weather

New Research Finds Salt May Be Key to Predicting Hurricane Intensity

It’s no secret that salt has played an outsized role throughout human history. Now, new research conducted by NOAA, with the help from Saildrone’s

December 16, 2021
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Weather

Carr: Great Circles, Modified Great Circles, Rhumb Lines, and Bucket Routes

By CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) All too frequently we read on gCaptain about vessels losing containers when impacted by high seas.

December 7, 2021
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Thursday, December 2, 2021
Weather

Atlantic Records Above-Average Hurricane Season In Line With Forecasts

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended this week having produced 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes

December 2, 2021
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Sunday, November 28, 2021
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Weather

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is About To Get Worse As Winter Arrives

By Rachel Morison (Bloomberg) –Energy prices in Europe are repeatedly breaking records even before winter really kicks in, and one of the most

November 28, 2021
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Friday, November 5, 2021
Weather

The Other Hurricane Season

(Ocean Weather Service) – Each year there are, on average, about 6 hurricanes in the North Atlantic, 8 in the Eastern North Pacific and 17 Typhoons in

November 5, 2021
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Sunday, October 24, 2021
Weather

La Nina Threatens To Worsen Energy Crisis

By Bloomberg News, Oct 24, 2021 (Bloomberg) – A weather phenomenon that typically delivers harsher winters is on the way and expected to add to

October 24, 2021
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
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Weather

Double-Dip La Niña Emerges in Pacific Ocean

A La Niña has developed and will extend through the second winter in a row, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of NOAA’s

October 14, 2021
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Ports

Ports Close In China As Tropical Storm Kompasu Nears

The number of vessels waiting to enter one of the world’s busiest ports jumped to the most since August, threatening to further snarl global supply chains

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1538

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Weather

Oman Urges Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Tropical Storm Shaheen

Oct 2 (Reuters)- Authorities in Oman urged thousands of residents in coastal areas to leave their homes and head to emergency shelters on Saturday as the Gulf

October 2, 2021
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Thursday, September 30, 2021
Weather

Drone Sails Into Hurricane Sam and Lives to Tell The Tale… Here’s Video to Prove It

Saildrone Inc. and NOAA have released what they claim is the world’s first video footage captured by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 11371

Monday, September 27, 2021
Weather

Cat 3 Hurricane Sam Churns Over Open Atlantic

Hurricane Sam continues to churn over the tropical Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph – a strong Category 3 storm on the

September 27, 2021
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Friday, September 24, 2021
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Weather

Latest Major Hurricane Brewing in the Atlantic

Another major hurricane is brewing in the Atlantic, but as of Friday the storm posed no threat to land. As of At 11 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane

September 24, 2021
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Power Outages from Nicholas Hit Energy Production, Vessel Activity

By Marianna Parraga and Liz Hampton Sept 14 (Reuters) – Hurricane Nicholas on Tuesday took another swipe at U.S. Gulf Coast energy facilities, cutting

September 14, 2021
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Ports

Terminals at Port Houston Closed Today Due to Nicholas

Container terminals at Port Houston, the busiest port on the Gulf Coast, will be closed today as Nicholas makes it way up the Texas coast. An 8:15 a.m. update

September 14, 2021
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Hurricane Ida is seen in this image taken aboard the International Space Station
Weather

Storms From Texas to China Set to Worsen Global Ship Logistics Problems

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Global supply chains already tangled by the pandemic, labor shortages and sustained consumer demand in the U.S. are getting walloped by

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1061

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Weather

Shanghai And Ningbo Start Reopening After Typhoon Chanthu

(Bloomberg) –Shanghai is restarting flights and some container port operations as weakening Typhoon Chanthu heads slowly out to sea. Shanghai’s

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 613

Monday, September 13, 2021
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Weather

Oil Tankers Flee Texas As Tropical Storm Nicholas Approaches

By Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) At least 10 ships set to load crude from Texas ports appeared to be fleeing deeper into the Gulf of Mexico with their tanks empty

September 13, 2021
Total Views: 335

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U.S. Energy Hub Faces Another Storm Hit

By Liz Hampton Sept 13 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell on Monday began evacuating staff from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, and other energy companies

September 13, 2021
Total Views: 1028