Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Accidents

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

Update: MV ONE Apus is now proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an estimated arrival of December 8th. Yesterday we reported that the containership ONE Apus lost a “significant”...

Wednesday, November 25, 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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FarSounder is hosting a free webinar answering the question: Why is Argos the technology behind safe navigation?  Learn about Argos’ cutting-edge forward looking sonar technology giving true, real-time imaging in...

November 23, 2020
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November 23, 2020
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Sunday, November 22, 2020
Ports

Boatloads of Cargo Off Los Angeles Grind Gears of World Economy

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A flotilla of almost a dozen cargo vessels sits anchored just south of Los Angeles this weekend, waiting for berth space. Around the twin ports of...

November 22, 2020
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Cruise Ships

U.S. CDC Recommends Against All Cruise Ship Travel

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday it recommended that all people avoid cruise ship travel as the risk of COVID-19...

November 22, 2020
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Accidents

Update: Passenger Ferry Viking Grace Refloated in Aland Islands

Update: A rescue tug was able to pull the Viking Grace from the rocks early Sunday morning at around 3:40 a.m. The vessel later docked in Mariehamn where passengers were...

November 22, 2020
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Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Interesting

US Navy Thanks Merchant Mariners On YouTube

Just days after Veterans day the US Navy released this video via YouTube and all its social media channels thanking US Merchant Mariners for their service to the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
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gCaptain Shop Black Friday Week Discount

The gCaptain Shop is open for the holiday season with some new designs and returns of some old favorites. Please note that due to COVID deliveries will be delayed this...

November 21, 2020
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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Shipping

Canadian Pea and Lentil Exports Hit by Container Shortage

By Marcy Nicholson (Bloomberg) — A shortage of containers at Vancouver’s port is slowing Canada’s exports of lentils and peas, the latest ripple in a phenomenon that has roiled trade. Companies...

November 20, 2020
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Shipping

CMA CGM Expects Strong Year-End for Container Shipping

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Friday shipping activity remained strong in the final quarter of 2020 after a rebound from initial coronavirus-related disruption boosted the French...

November 20, 2020
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Ports

Port of Los Angeles Reports Busiest Month Ever on Loaded Imports, Empty Exports

The Port of Los Angeles processed a little over 980,000 twenty-foot equivalent containers in October to set a new record for the busiest month in the port’s history as imports...

November 20, 2020
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Shipping

IMO’s CO2 Reduction Initiatives: The Voyage Towards Codification

By Barry Parker, gCaptain Correspondent After considerable anticipation, the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed on draft amendments to the MARPOL Convention which...

November 20, 2020
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Shipping

CMA CGM Reports Strong Performance Amid Shipping Recovery

French shipping group CMA CGM has reported $567 million in profit in the third quarter of 2020 amid a “marked recovery” in container volumes. CMA CGM’s Board of Directors met...

November 20, 2020
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