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Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Evergreen

Watch Lego Masters Build The World’s Most Complicated Ship

Back in 2013 Samsung Heavy Industries launched the world’s most complicated ship, Shell Prelude, a 93 metres high behemoth designed to draw gas from

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Navy

Germany’s Top Admiral Resigns After Praising Putin

By Daryna Krasnolutska (Bloomberg) Germany’s top naval officer resigned after comments he made about Russia, including a call to show respect toward

January 23, 2022
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Saturday, January 22, 2022
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Cruise Ships

How A Billionaire’s Global Cruise Empire Imploded In Hong Kong

By Yantoultra Ngui (Bloomberg) –Lim Kok Thay started a cruiseferry and gambling boat business in 1990s Hong Kong and turned it into one of Asia’s

January 22, 2022
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Interesting

For Many, Getting The Covid Vaccine Means Taking An Arduous Boat Ride To The Mainland

By Andreo Calonzo(Bloomberg) –After losing her son to Covid-19 last year, 79-year-old Tomasa Valdez was desperate to get vaccinated. But on the

January 22, 2022
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Maritime Security

Dredgers Spotted Off Cambodian Base Where China’s Growing Influence Is Of Concern

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Dredgers have been spotted off Cambodia’s Ream naval base, where China is funding construction work

January 22, 2022
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Incidents

Stolen Yachts Used To Smuggle Migrants From Turkey To Italy

ATHENS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – European police have dismantled a criminal network that made hundreds of millions of euros smuggling migrants from Turkey to

January 22, 2022
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Saturday, January 22, 2022
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Cruise Ships

U.S. Marshals Ready To Arrest Luxury Cruise Ship For Unpaid Fuel Bill

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) The Crystal Symphony, a luxury cruise ship operated by financially-strapped Genting Hong Kong , will be seized to repay $1.2 million

January 22, 2022
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Friday, January 21, 2022
Accidents

Mate Killed in Accident on Great Lakes Bulk Carrier -Report

A crew member from an American Steamship Co. Great Lakes freighter was killed in a shipboard accident on Monday while anchored in Gary, Indiana, according to

January 21, 2022
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Shipping

China Looks to Resell LNG as World Grapples With Gas Shortage

By Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) — China, the world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas, kicked off an unprecedented effort to resell its

January 21, 2022
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Shipping

New Zealand Navy Ship Arrives in Tonga Carrying Fresh Water

By Praveen Menon, Kirsty Needham and Tom Westbrook WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Life-saving water supplies from a New

January 21, 2022
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Shipping

No Joke: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars Buy Decommissioned Staten Island Ferry

All jokes aside… “Saturday Night Live” stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost have apparently been revealed as the buyers of a decommissioned Staten

January 21, 2022
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Friday, January 21, 2022
Shipping

CMA CGM and TotalEnergies Launch Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in Marseille

France-based CMA CGM and TotalEnergies have launched the first ship-to-containership bunkering service in France’s Port of Marseille. The new service

January 21, 2022
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Accidents

Photos Show Madrid Bridge Cargo Collapse

Update: Madrid Bridge has now returned to the Charlotte Anchorage. Madrid Bridge is on the move! After arriving at the Charleston anchorage late Wednesday with

January 21, 2022
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Shipping

Asia-US West Coast Spot Rates Spike Ahead of Chinese New Year

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from Asia to the US west coast spiked this week, ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday on 1

January 21, 2022
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Shipping

ABS Withdraws Certification for Two Oil Tankers Over Iran Sanctions

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Two tankers have had their environmental and safety classification withdrawn by a U.S. company that provides

January 21, 2022
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Cruise Ships

Would You Book A Bankruptcy Cruise To Nowhere? Genting Still Selling Tickets After Appointing Liquidator

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) Genting Hong Kong Ltd., the biggest cruise operator worldwide to seek court assistance to safeguard its assets during the pandemic,

January 21, 2022
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
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Ports

Port of Los Angeles Reports Record 10.7 Million TEU Throughput in 2021

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s top port for containerized imports, reported record cargo volumes of 10.7 million TEUs in 2021 despite congestion

January 20, 2022
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Offshore

New York’s First Offshore Wind Project Approved for Construction

New York State’s first offshore wind farm will move to the construction phase after receiving approval from federal regulators. The U.S. Department of

January 20, 2022
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Shipping

Smiles Up In the Great Lakes as Soo Locks Upgrade Gets Full Funding

There were smiles all around in the Great Lakes this week- especially around the Soo Locks in northern Michigan. These locks link Lake Superior, where

January 20, 2022
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Shipping

Tsunami Induced Oil Spill in Peru Declared Environmental Emergency

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Castillo declared an environmental emergency on Thursday as clean-up teams struggled to

January 20, 2022
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Environment

NYK and Knutsen Group Launch Liquefied CO2 Shipping Company

Japan’s NYK and Norwegian shipping company Knutsen Group have announced plans to launch joint venture liquified CO2 shipping and storage company. The

January 20, 2022
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