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Banana Ships And The Hidden Fees Of Ship Cargo

A cadre of ocean carriers are charging exorbitant, potentially illegal, fees on shipping containers stuck because of congestion at ports. Sellers of furniture, coconut water, even kids’ potties say the...

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Monday, January 17, 2011
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Two Wilhelmsen companies join forces to create Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions

Two Wilhelmsen companies have joined forces to provide a more comprehensive portfolio of solutions, equipment and services tailored to the maritime and

January 17, 2011
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
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Admiral Bob Papp Updates The Surface Naval Association

Yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided a Coast Guard update to the 23rd annual symposium of the Surface Naval Association. In his speech,

January 15, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
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Latest attack changes dynamic of Somali piracy

A recent incident could signal a worrying development in the tactics employed by Somali pirates, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). On

January 14, 2011
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Mannequins fight pirates in Gulf of Aden

BMP3 has got nothing on on

January 14, 2011
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Technip awarded a major subsea contract for the Jack & St-Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico

Technip was awarded a contract by Chevron North America Exploration and Production for the development of the Jack & St-Malo fields, located in the Walker

January 14, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
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Global Maritime Crime Update: 6 – 14 January 2011

PERU: Vehicle carrier was robbed 9 Jan at Callao anchorage, Peru. NIGERIA: Chemical tanker robbed and hijacked 11 Jan 15NM off  Lagos, Nigeria. Two fishing

January 14, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Acid-carrying tanker capsizes on the Rhine River, crew missing

Two crewmembers are still missing from an acid-laden tanker that capized on the Rhine River today.  This tanker was carrying 2400 tons of sulfuric acid

January 13, 2011
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Defense

USCG announces publication of Outer Continental Shelf Notice of Arrival Rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of an outer continental shelf notice of arrival rule designed to

January 13, 2011
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News

Daewoo Shipbuilding completes world’s largest FPSO

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., South Korea’s No. 2 shipbuilder, has completed construction of the world’s largest floating

January 13, 2011
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Brazil Refuses Entry Of British Warship

Brazil has refused to allow Royal Navy ship HMS Clyde dock in Rio de Janeiro, it has emerged. The Foreign Office has confirmed that HMS Clyde was diverted to

January 13, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Offbeat

Hallin Marine, An Offshore Support Company, Sponsors Transatlantic Rowers

The six rowers of Team Hallin have set off on their transatlantic row and are on schedule to break the world record. Hallin Marine is sponsoring ‘Team

January 13, 2011
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Blog

Tug boat saves bridge from Australia flood waters – VIDEO

Over the past few days a national disaster has been unfolding in eastern Australia, with flash floods effecting a vast area of Queensland.  Watch here as a

January 13, 2011
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News

FutureShip’s hull design optimization results in significant fuel savings

12. Jan. 2011 | Hamburg – A series of 9,000 TEU container ships were significantly improved by simple hull design adjustments made by the joint venture

January 13, 2011
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News

First certificate of compliance issued for MLC 2006 requirements

Lloyd’s Register has issued the first ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) certificate of compliance “pre-convention”, or ahead of entry

January 13, 2011
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Incidents

Coast Guard releases report on sinking of Alaska Ranger

Photo: A crew member of the Alaska Ranger is taken on board the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. The Alaska Ranger began taking on water 120 miles west of Dutch

January 13, 2011
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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Internet Via Cellular Antenna – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, Part 3

Between my house and gCaptain HQ is a dead zone that sucks the bars out of every cell phone I’ve owned. That is until a friend suggested a MobilePro

January 12, 2011
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Incident Photos – Amver’s final rescue of 2010

This weeks incident photo comes to us via Ben Strong of Amver. If not for the partnership between Pole Star and Amver the Greek ship Vanessa A would never

January 12, 2011
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News

OGX hits hydrocarbon accumulations in Campos Basin

RIO DE JANEIRO– OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. (“OGX”) (Bovespa: OGXP3, OTC: OGXPY), the Brazilian oil and gas company

January 12, 2011
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Defense

US Coast Guard Extends Recognized Authority Capabilities of ABS

First Class Society Authorized by USCG to issue Certificate of Fitness for OSVs handling Noxious Liquid Substances (Houston, TX—) The US Coast Guard

January 12, 2011
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Bureau Veritas issues guidance for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the Classification and Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines. The

January 12, 2011
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