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Saturday, January 5, 2013
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Idiots Launch Fast Rescue Craft [VIDEO]

Here’s what happens when you launch a fast rescue craft while disregarding almost every possible safety or written

Saturday, January 5, 2013
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News

Single Bluefin Tuna Fetches $1.76 Million at Japanese Auction

Kiyomura K.K., a Tokyo-based sushi chain, paid a record 155.4 million yen ($1.76 million) to outbid an affiliate of a Hong Kong-based rival for a tuna it said

January 5, 2013
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1,000 Ships Locked in Ice off China
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1,000 Ships Locked in Ice off China

Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, cold enough to freeze coastal waters and trap 1,000 ships in ice, official media

January 5, 2013
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Friday, January 4, 2013
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Grounding Incidents

Kulluk Response Ramps Up

ANCHORAGE, AK – Unified Command today continued with assessment of the Kulluk, deployment of recovery equipment and staging oil spill response equipment.

January 4, 2013
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BIMCO ‘Reflects’ on the Year Ahead
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BIMCO ‘Reflects’ on the Year Ahead

This week BIMCO, the largest international shipping association representing shipowners controlling roughly 65 percent of the world’s tonnage, published

January 4, 2013
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News

ExxonMobil to Make $14 Billion Investment Offshore Eastern Canada

ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM) will spend $14 billion to develop the Hebron oil field offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, a project it expects to yield 700 million

January 4, 2013
Total Views: 56

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Friday, January 4, 2013
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Blog

Increased Maritime Activity Highlights Need for National Ocean Policy

By Susan Olcott, This New Year comes with new opportunities – as well as the potential for conflicts – in the open ocean. In 2013, the US federal

January 4, 2013
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Enrica Lexie Incident: Italian Marines Return to India
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Enrica Lexie Incident: Italian Marines Return to India

By Margherita Stancati Two Italian marines who were jailed last year for allegedly killing two fishermen off the coast of Kerala returned to India after

January 4, 2013
Total Views: 16

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News

Newly Streamlined Helix ESG Looks Like a Ripe Deep Water Takeover Play

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. is turning into a takeover target after streamlining the company to focus on its expanding operations for offshore oil-well

January 4, 2013
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News

Capesize Rates Rise on Speculation of Chinese Iron Ore Stockpiling

Rates to ship iron ore rose the most in almost eight weeks on speculation China’s steel industry is stockpiling the commodity before domestic mines shut

January 4, 2013
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News

RS Platou: 45 Newbuild Bulk Carriers Re-Sold Due to Contract Defaults or Cancellations

At least 45 of the largest dry-bulk vessels were re-sold in 2012 while being built at shipyards because delays led to cancellations or the original orderer

January 4, 2013
Total Views: 6

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Friday, January 4, 2013
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Blog

Offshore Crane Lift Goes Bad

Sometimes deck operations offshore don’t go as planned, which is why DP operators make a conscious effort to ensure that the sea floor below the ship is

January 4, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
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Defense

With $2.8 Billion in Cargo at Stake, US Army Clears Rocks to Keep Mississippi River Navigable

The drought-depleted Mississippi River will remain safe for barge traffic at least for the next week and possibly until Jan. 26, as the U.S. Army Corps of

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 13

Kulluk Grounding Revives the Debate: Is Shell Ready For Arctic Exploration?
Incidents

Kulluk Grounding Revives the Debate: Is Shell Ready For Arctic Exploration?

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. This week’s grounding of a rig off the coast of Alaska adds to a series of mishaps in Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s seven-year

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 11

DFDS Confirms Negotiations with P+S Werften on Ro-ro Pair
News

DFDS Confirms Negotiations with P+S Werften on Ro-ro Pair

DFDS, the Danish shipping and logistics company, confirmed Thursday that it is in fact negotiating with the struggling German shipyard P+S Werften concerning

January 3, 2013
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Baltic Dry Index Turns Black, and Capesize Owners Are Still Eating Ramen Noodles
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Baltic Dry Index Turns Black, and Capesize Owners Are Still Eating Ramen Noodles

The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity shipping costs, rose for the first time since November, lifted by gains for the largest vessels as miners sought

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 7

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Thursday, January 3, 2013
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News

Shell’s Arctic Drilling Containment Dome Repaired

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) has repaired a piece of safety equipment intended for its Arctic drilling program and will soon ask U.S. regulators to

January 3, 2013
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News

RIG Stock Rebounds as Transocean Reaches Settlement in Deepwater Horizon Disaster [UPDATE]

*UPDATE* ZUG, SWITZERLAND-Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 10

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News

Japanese Firms May be Prohibited from Shipping South Korea-Bound Coal, Suspicion Runs Deep

South Korea’s government is moving to bar foreign shipping lines from contracts in the state-run energy sector as it supports domestic companies

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 14

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Finance

Star Bulk Reaches Agreement with Banks, To Defer Up To $24 Million of Repayment Obligations

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) reached an agreement with its lenders to defer up to $24 million of repayment obligations over the next two years. The

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 1

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Engineering News

Meyer Werft Delivers the Dual Fuel-Powered LNG Carrier Coral Energy

German shipyard Meyer Werft announced today the delivery of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker CORAL ENERGY to Rotterdam-based shipowner Anthony Veder.

January 3, 2013
Total Views: 39

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