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Massive Cargo Loss: Estimated 1,900 Containers Lost or Damaged on ONE Apus

Yesterday we reported that the containership ONE Apus lost a “significant” number of containers overboard during a storm in the mid-Pacific. Today we’re learning more about just how many were...

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Accidents

Search Called Off for Missing Fishermen Off Cape Cod

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the active search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Massachusetts after 38 hours and more than 2,000 square miles searched. Watchstanders from the...

November 25, 2020
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Accidents

NTSB Cites Pilot Error in Tugboat’s Allision with Wharf

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued a marine accident brief related to its investigation into last year’s accident involving the G.M. McAllister striking a wharf on the Elizabeth...

November 24, 2020
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Accidents

Containership Grounds Next to Wrecked Containership in Singapore Strait

A bizarre incident in the Singapore Strait this week as a containership apparently grounded next to (and possibly struck) a second grounded containership that has been shipwrecked in the area...

November 24, 2020
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Accidents

Tug Crew Member Missing After Falling Overboard During Transfer

A 42-year-old man is missing after failing overboard while transferring from a commercial tug to a barge near Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday. The Coast Guard suspended the...

November 24, 2020
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Shipping

Orsted Plans to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Offshore wind developer Orsted announced Tuesday its intention to develop up to 1.6GW of offshore wind power off the coast of Incheon City in South Korea. The company said the...

November 24, 2020
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Ports

Container Crunch Means It Pays More to Sail Empty to Asia

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Shipping carriers seeking to capitalize on the most lucrative trade routes are returning empty cargo containers to Asia, contributing to freight rates that have soared to...

November 24, 2020
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Shipping

U.S. Charges 31 Alleging Bribes to Fix Coast Guard Mariner Credentialing Test Scores

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 31 individuals, including three former Coast Guard employees, related to a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. The...

November 24, 2020
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Shipping

China Blacklist Strands More Than 50 Ships With Australian Coal

By Aaron Clark and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — More than $500 million worth of Australian coal is on ships anchored off Chinese ports, as a diplomatic spat between the two countries...

November 24, 2020
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Defense

Russia and U.S. Warships Clash in Row Over Waters in Sea of Japan

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday one of its warships caught and chased off a U.S. destroyer operating illegally in its territorial waters in the Sea of...

November 24, 2020
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Environment

Finance Officials Say EU Green Ship Rules Are “Lax”

By Kate Abnett and Simon Jessop BRUSSELS/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Months of EU deliberation to decide which business activities can be marketed as green investments have produced a set of draft...

November 24, 2020
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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News

Tech Giants Ask Malaysia For Subsea Cable Waiver

by Mei Mei Chu (Reuters) – Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have asked Malaysia’s Prime Minister to reinstate an exemption allowing non-Malaysian ships to carry out repairs to submarine cables in the...

November 24, 2020
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Monday, November 23, 2020
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Shipping

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting Concludes: More on Shipping’s $5 Billion Decarbonization Proposal

By Barry Parker, Correspondent “You have to start somewhere.” While nobody used this phrase specifically, the IMO, in its just concluded virtual session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, officially...

November 23, 2020
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Shipbuilding

Ocean Infinity Orders Eight Remote-Operated Ships at VARD

U.S.-based subsea exploration company Ocean Infinity has signed shipbuilding contracts for eight shore-controllable vessels in what is being described as a major step forward in the development of unmanned and...

November 23, 2020
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Accidents

HM Coastguard Ends Search for Two Missing Fishermen Off England’s Coast

The HM Coastguard has ended a major search and rescue operation for two missing fisherman after their vessel sank Saturday morning off Newhaven, England. A third crew member was found...

November 23, 2020
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Shipping

Russia’s Novatek Starts Yamal LNG Ship-to-Ship Operations in Murmansk

MOSCOW, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Russian gas producer Novatek has started ship-to-ship loadings of liquefied natural gas from the Yamal LNG project near the northern port of Murmansk, shifting away...

November 23, 2020
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Monday, November 23, 2020
Accidents

Four Missing After Commercial Fishing Vessel ‘Emmy Rose’ Sinks Off Massachusetts; Search to Continue Overnight

Update – The search is continuing on Tuesday. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four fishermen after their vessel’s EPIRB went off approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts...

November 23, 2020
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Shipbuilding

Damen Completes Conversion of PSV into Fish Feed Carrier

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group has recently completed the unusual conversion of a platform supply vessel into a fish feed carrier at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The conversion project was carried...

November 23, 2020
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Environment

Surge In Greenhouse Gases Sustained Despite COVID Lockdowns

By Emma Farge  (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns,...

November 23, 2020
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November 23, 2020
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Ships shirts are in stock at our gCaptain store, including our all-new for 2020, Xmas tree shirt topped with the one and only Nathaniel Bowditch. Save 20% on this and...

November 23, 2020
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