Thursday, April 29, 2021
Accidents

Work to Remove Oil ‘A Symphony’ in China Set to Start on Friday

By Muyu Xu and Martin Quin Pollard QINGDAO, China April 29 (Reuters) – Work to siphon off the remaining cargo from a stricken tanker was expected to commence on Friday,...

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
Cruise Ships

Cruise Shares Rise as CDC Outlines Quicker Path to Sailing’s Return

By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) — Cruise shares advanced after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined a new path to the resumption of voyages. According to the new guidance...

April 29, 2021
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Offshore

Wind Power Giant’s Profit Hit by Rocks on the Seabed

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Building power plants in the middle of the sea was never going to be easy. The world’s largest developer of offshore wind farms Orsted A/S has...

April 29, 2021
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Ruby Princess Cruise Ship In Los Angeles
Cruise Ships

CDC Says Cruise Lines Can Sail This Summer

By David Shepardson (Reuters) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “committed” to the resumption of cruise industry passenger operations in the United States by mid-summer, the...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 2738

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Navy

Can The US Navy Protect Ships From Missile Attacks?

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The U.S. Navy “currently does not have a well-defined strategy or funding” for testing to determine whether radar and self-defense systems aboard many of its vessels...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 8164

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
golden ray section seven
Accidents

PHOTOS: Golden Ray Engine Section Removed

About half the Golden Ray has now been removed as tug crews today lifted Section Seven and transported it out from the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) in St. Simons Sound,...

April 28, 2021
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Shipping

Higher Rates Lift Baltic Dry Index to Level Not Seen Since 2010

April 28 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, gained on Wednesday to its highest since September 2010, as...

April 28, 2021
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deep-sea mining vessels
Shipping

Mining Robot Stranded on Ocean Floor in Deep-sea Mining Trial

April 28 (Reuters) – A seabed mining robot being tested on the Pacific Ocean floor at a depth of more than 4 km (13,000 ft) has become detached, the Belgian...

April 28, 2021
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Accidents

U.S.-Flag Containership Rescued After Fire in Santa Barbara Channel

Update: It appears the President Eisenhower is now under tow away from the coast by the tug Teresa Brusco, so I guess this wraps it unless we hear anything more...

April 28, 2021
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Accidents

SEACOR Power Response to Transition to Salvage

The SEACOR Power response is expected to transition the salvage and wreck removal phase. U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspectors from Marine Safety Unit Houma and Lafayette inspected the SEACOR Eagle,...

April 28, 2021
Total Views: 3823

Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Navy

Philippines Tells China To Back Off During Maritime Drills

by Karen Lema (Reuters) China has no business telling the Philippines what it can or cannot do within its waters, Manila’s defense ministry said on Wednesday, rejecting Beijing’s opposition to its...

April 28, 2021
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Shipyard

Private Equity Bails Out Famed Italian Superyacht Yard

by Cristina Carlevaro (Reuters) – Perini Navi majority shareholder Fenix said on Tuesday it had signed a binding agreement with private equity firm Clessidra and another investor to relaunch the Italian...

April 28, 2021
Total Views: 4512

Containerships at Qingdao port, China
Oil Spill

Oil Clean-up Continues Off China’s Qingdao Port

by Shivani Singh (Reuters) – Clean-up work continued on Wednesday near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, a day after a yet-to-be determined quantity of oil spilled into the Yellow...

April 28, 2021
Total Views: 1770

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
tirranna
Accidents

Car Carrier Grounds in Chesapeake Bay Leaving the Port of Baltimore

A 760-foot Wallenius Wilhelmsen car carrier ran aground in Chesapeake Bay early Tuesday as it departed the Port of Baltimore, but the vessel was refloated without pollution or injury, the...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 13340

Atlantic Huron
Shipping

Improperly Installed Screw Led to Costly Marine Accident at Soo Locks: NTSB Report

The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to the loss of propulsion control on the Canadian-flagged, 736-foot-long Atlantic Huron, causing the ship to strike a pier at 6.8...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 21923

golden ray wreck removal
Accidents

Progress Reported in Golden Ray Wreck Removal But Likely Several More Months Before Completion

The salvage and wreck removal of the capsized Golden Ray will continue for “several more months” in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, now more than a year and half since the...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 4820

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Accuses Iran Revolutionary Guards of Harassing USCG Ships in Gulf

The U.S. Navy has accused Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels of harrassing U.S. Coast Guard ships in international waters in the southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf.  The Navy said the incident occurred...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 3675

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Offshore

Siemens Expects Offshore Wind Boom in Baltic Sea

By Maciej Martewicz (Bloomberg) — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA sees huge potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea as the world’s largest producer of turbines at sea looks to take advantage...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 1632

seacor power search
Accidents

Coast Guard Establishes Unified Command for SEACOR Power Response

The U.S. Coast Guard has established a Unified Command to oversee the salvage and wreck removal and pollution response to the capsized SEACOR Power lift boat off Port Fourchon, Louisiana....

April 27, 2021
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A symphony tanker
Accidents

Suezmax Tanker Breached in Collision Off China’s Qingdao Port

By Koustav Samanta, Muyu Xu and Jessica Jaganathan BEIJING/SINGAPORE, April 27 (Reuters) – A tanker carrying around one million barrels of bitumen mix was involved in a collision near the...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 5823

Ports

Waterways Are Drying Up Making Navigation Difficult In Key South American Crop-Shipping Ports

The South American drought that’s helping push Wheat, Corn, and Soybean prices to multiyear highs isn’t just threatening crops, but also the ability to haul them on waterways that are drying up....

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 4495