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Monday, February 19, 2024
Houthi stand on beach after ship attack
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Bulk Carrier Abandoned Following Houthi Missile Attack

By Ahmed Tolba and Jonathan Saul CAIRO/LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi militants said on Monday they had attacked another cargo vessel

Monday, February 19, 2024
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Sunday, February 18, 2024
A Chinese Coast Guard vessel is pictured on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Defense

China To Send Coast Guard Ships As Tensions Rise Over Taiwanese Islands

BEIJING, Feb 18 (Reuters) – China’s coast guard said on Sunday it will strengthen its law enforcement activities and carry out regular patrols

February 18, 2024
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The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea.Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS
Shipping

Canada Says China Has Role To Play In Keeping Red Sea Safe

By Steve Scherer OTTAWA, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly on Sunday said China should play a role in keeping the Red Sea

February 18, 2024
Total Views: 1627

Bab-el-Mandeb strait. Image credit: eol.jsc.nasa.gov
Shipping

UK-Registered Cargo Ship Reported Under Attack In Bab al-Mandab Strait

CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) – British maritime security firm Ambrey said on Sunday that a Belize-flagged, UK-registered and Lebanese-operated open hatch

February 18, 2024
Total Views: 4624

Aerial view of Paris. REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq
Shipping

France Reaches Deal For Ample Grain Flow On Seine During Olympics

By Nayla Razzouk (Bloomberg) –A million tons of grains shipped along the Seine River are set to reach their destination this summer — despite a

February 18, 2024
Total Views: 2160

Montevideo is pleading for the DEA to return as cocaine exports to Europe surge.
Ports

Surging Cocaine Violence Has Uruguay Clamoring For DEA Help

By Gabriel Stargardter and Lucinda Elliott MONTEVIDEO, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Uruguay’s main port received two cargo scanners

February 18, 2024
Total Views: 2151

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Sunday, February 18, 2024
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Shipping

Opinion: The Urgent Need for U.S. Maritime Reform

by William Cahill (The Boyd Institute) American seapower is under attack. Not just by Iran backed Houthi rebels that have blocked US-flag ships in the Red Sea,

February 18, 2024
Total Views: 3301

Saturday, February 17, 2024
Fishers harvest seafood at a farm in Chinese waters opposite the Taiwan-controlled Matsu islands near Luoyan Bay. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Defense

China Asserts No Restricted Zones Around Taiwanese Islands After Two Killed

BEIJING, Feb 18 (Reuters) – There are no off limits or restricted areas for fishing around a group of Taiwanese islands close to China’s

February 17, 2024
Total Views: 4394

Panama-flagged crude oil tanker Pollux transits. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik
Shipping

Yemen’s Houthis Claim Missile Attack On Oil Tanker In Red Sea

DUBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on the oil tanker M/T Pollux,

February 17, 2024
Total Views: 2582

Friday, February 16, 2024
Armed men stand on the beach as the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, is anchored off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Shipping

India-Bound Tanker Hit by Missile in Red Sea Attack

By Jana Choukeir, Ahmed Tolba and Daphne Psaledakis CAIRO, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A Panamanian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil bound for India

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 24429

An oil spill in Tobago Island, Trinidad and Tobago, is seen in this handout photo released February 10, 2024. Office of the Chief Secretary - THA/Handout via REUTERS
Shipping

Tobago’s Tourism, Fishing Hit as Oil Slick Spreads Across Caribbean

By Curtis Williams SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Nine days after a slick was first spotted by Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard, an

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 5425

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Friday, February 16, 2024
A missile is launched from a U.S. Navy warship against what they describe as Houthi military targets in Yemen.Handout via REUTERS.
Shipping

Houthis Resume Attacks on International Shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

The Houthi rebels resumed attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden this week following a brief pause. The U.S. Central Command has

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 2421

Oil Tanker Bridge
Shipping

Seafarers can Refuse to Sail Through Red Sea as Houthis Step up Attacks

LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Seafarers have the right to refuse to sail on ships passing through the Red Sea in a new industry agreement as the situation

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 3039

2022 photo of The German Navy Sachsen-class air-defense frigate FGS Sachsen
Defense

German Government Approves Military Participation in EU Red Sea Mission

BERLIN, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The German government has approved the deployment of armed forces in a European Union naval mission in the Red Sea to

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 3110

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Offshore

Norway Picks Bidders for First Auction for Offshore Wind Farms

(Bloomberg) — Equinor ASA, BP Plc and Shell Plc were among companies that were selected to take part in an auction for Norway’s first fixed-base

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 456

Icebreaker escorting vessels along the Northern Sea Route. (Source: Sovcomflot)
Shipping

Russia Eases Icebreaker Escort Rules to Promote Year-Round Arctic Shipping

In an effort to pave the way for year-round transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the Northern Sea Route, the Russian government eased the requirements

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 1895

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Friday, February 16, 2024
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February 16, 2024
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Shipping

Transpacific Carriers May Have Edge as Contract Season Looms

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Transpacific ocean carriers are holding on to as much of their Red Sea crisis-induced gains as they can, heading into

February 16, 2024
Total Views: 2139

Thursday, February 15, 2024
A Yemeni Coast Guard boat sails near the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023.
Shipping

NBC News Says U.S. Conducted Cyberattack on Suspected Iranian Spy Ship

Feb 15 (Reuters) – The United States conducted a cyberattack recently against an Iranian military ship in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden that had

February 15, 2024
Total Views: 3715

Hotspur pictured earlier in Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

NTSB Report: Flooding and Non-Operational Alarms Led to Fishing Vessel Loss

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded that the likely cause of the capsizing and sinking of the fishing vessel Hotspur near Nunez

February 15, 2024
Total Views: 7300

File Photo: Wind farm in the North sea off the coast of United Kingdom.
Offshore

UK Government Expects Bidders to Return to Offshore Wind Auction

OSLO, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Britain has learned the lessons of last year’s failed offshore wind auction and expects bidders will make a comeback

February 15, 2024
Total Views: 679

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