Monday, February 22, 2021
Accidents

Two Seriously Injured in Blast on Chinese Bulk Carrier Off Gibraltar

An investigation is underway into an explosion aboard a bulk carrier of Gibraltar that resulted in serious injuries to two crew members. The explosion occurred on board the Hong Kong-flagged...

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Defense

U.S. Concerned China’s New Coast Guard Law Could Escalate Maritime Disputes

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the...

February 22, 2021
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William Tillman Recaptures the Schooner S.J. Waring
Blog

Black History Month – From Cook To Captain To Hero, The Incredible Story Of William Tillman

William Tillman was the first black hero of the American Civil War. He was not a soldier but rather a 27-year-old cook-steward on the schooner S.J. Waring. Here is his...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1397

Defense

USCGC Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment -Photos

The USCGC Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, returned to its homeport in Seattle on Saturday after a months-long deployment to the Arctic. The season’s deployment marked a departure...

February 22, 2021
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Shipping

GasLog to Go Private in Merger Deal with BlackRock

Greece-based LNG shipping company GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) has entered into an agreement to merge with a unit of the world’s largest asset management firm BlackRock, resulting in the NYSE-listed company...

February 22, 2021
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Shipping

Shipping Snarls Force Global Trading to Look Outside the Box

By Enda Curran (Bloomberg) — An ongoing surge in the cost of shipping goods around the world is prompting manufacturers and their customers to scramble for cheaper solutions. Exporters, importers and their agents...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1931

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Monday, February 22, 2021
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean’s Quarterly Loss Cruises Past $1 Billion

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group lost $1 billion-plus in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus crisis kept its cruise ships ashore, but pointed to strong booking trends for...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1293

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Innovation in Survival

The market leading Spinlock DURO life jacket range was developed for industrial users alongside commercia maritime, building on Spinlock’s knowledge gained from the challenging environment of offshore yacht racing.  In...

February 22, 2021
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Accidents

Israel Investigates Ships As Source Of Mystery Offshore Oil Spill

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is trying to find the ship responsible for an oil spill that drenched much of its Mediterranean shoreline with tar, an environmental blow that will take months or...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 3038

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Navy

Iran And Russia Start Joint Naval Drill

by Angus MacSwan (Reuters) – Iran and Russia on Tuesday embarked on joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean which will include thwarting a mock pirate attack on a merchant ship, Iranian...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1376

Friday, February 19, 2021
Accidents

Maersk Eindhoven Cargo Loss: Engine Oil Pressure Triggered Loss of Propulsion

Maersk says a loss of propulsion led to some 260 containers falling overboard from the Maersk Eindhoven in severe weather off the coast of Japan this week. Another 65 containers...

February 19, 2021
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Friday, February 19, 2021
Accidents

Commercial Fishing Vessel Burning at Tacoma, Washington Pier

A fire continues to burn on board a 225-foot fishing vessel docked at the Port of Tacoma in Washington as multiple agencies including the Coast Guard continue to respond to...

February 19, 2021
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Shipping

Container Rates Buck Usual Post-Chinese New Year Slump

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are determined to keep container spot rates at their highly elevated levels for as long as possible, as they look to lock in annual...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 3891

Shipping

Crowley Integrates Naval Architecture Subsidiary Jensen Maritime Into Shipping Unit

Florida-based Crowley says it has fully integrated its naval architecture subsidiary Jensen Maritime into a new engineering services group under the Crowley umbrella. Crowley says the new group, named Crowley...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 1648

Shipping

UK Hails Biggest Drug Bust as Cocaine Worth $250 Million Found in Shipment of Bananas from Colombia

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – British police have seized over 2 tonnes of cocaine in one of the country’s largest ever drug busts after they discovered 184 million pounds ($258...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 5195

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Ports

No LNG Carriers Loading at Texas Export Terminals

By Sergio Chapa and Michael Tobin (Bloomberg) — Right now there are no liquefied natural gas tankers docked and loading at any of the six U.S. export terminals for the first...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 2201

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Friday, February 19, 2021
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News

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Container Crunch Could Resolve In Q2/Q3

By Vera Eckert (Reuters) – Container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd said surging demand for bulky goods like exercise equipment from locked-down consumers may flatten out in the second or early third quarter,...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 1927

Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Shipping

Texas Mandate to Bar Natural Gas Exports During Power Crisis Likely Unenforceable

By Jennifer Hiller Feb 18 (Reuters) – The Texas oil and gas regulator on Thursday alerted state natural gas producers of a directive to reserve their supplies for in-state electric...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1751

An undated image provided in a U.S. Department of Justice complaint for forfeiture released May 9, 2019 shows the North Korean vessel Wise Honest.
Shipping

U.S. Charges North Koreans in Broad Conspiracy Involving Maritime Cryptocurrency Market

The United States has charged three North Korean hackers for participating in a criminal conspiracy to steal more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency through a series of cyberattacks...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1385

Shipping

Danaos Sees ‘Outstanding Turnaround’ as Liner Profitablity Boom Continues

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers and containership owners are in the midst of the richest vein for the liner sector in over a decade.  The shipping lines are confidently predicting record...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1672

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Shipping

IMO and WISTA Launch ‘Women in Maritime’ Survey

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) have launched an inaugural “Women in Maritime” survey to examine the proportion and distribution of...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1804