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Coast Guard Suspends Search for SEACOR Power Survivors

The U.S. Coast Guard will suspend its search for the remaining missing SEACOR Power lift boat crew members 8 miles south of Port Fourchon. Eight crew members remain missing out of 19...

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Ports

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened to Record in February

By Olivia Rockeman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in February to a record high as solid household and business demand kept imports running ahead of shipments to overseas customers....

April 7, 2021
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Maritime Security Incidents

Iran Says Its Ship Saviz was Attacked in Red Sea

DUBAI, April 7 (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday an Iranian ship, the Saviz, had been attacked in the Red Sea, a day after media reports that the...

April 7, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Singapore Is The World’s Busiest Cruise Port (For Now)

By Chen Lin (Reuters) – Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world’s cruises its tourism body said on Wednesday, owing to the roaring success of its “cruises to...

April 7, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Dutch Containership with Stuck Rudder Does Circles in North Sea -AIS

A Dutch-registered containership was doing circles in the North Sea off the Wadden Islands after the ship’s rudder apparently got stuck. The Netherlands Coastguard says it spotted the ship about...

April 6, 2021
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Ports

Calm Before the Storm: European Ports Await Influx of Ships Impacted by Suez Blockage

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The main container ports in North Europe were eerily quiet at the weekend, due to the almost week-long blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given....

April 6, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
News

Watch: This Is Why Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Will Fail

In the United States, we have a problem that’s so BIG and obvious that even Elon Musk can’t see it. Our highways are broken, our streets are clogged with traffic,...

April 6, 2021
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Iran Saviz
Accidents

Iranian Ship Targeted by Mine in Red Sea -Reports

CAIRO, April 6 (Reuters) – An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian news...

April 6, 2021
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Shipping

‘Bad Fuel’ Cited as MSC Containership Breaks Down En Route to Los Angeles

A 366-meter containership belonging to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has broken down in the Pacific Ocean after reporting a fuel quality issue and the ship is now under tow to...

April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Watch: Can Books Still Teach Us How To Avoid Disasters At Sea?

In the wake of the Ever Given mega-ship grounding in the Suez Canal last month countless people have asked us what lessons will be learned from this to prevent maritime...

April 6, 2021
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Ports

South Carolina Ports Sets All-Time Monthly Cargo Record in March

South Carolina Ports handled the most cargo in its history in March, with the Port of Charleston handling record volumes as the new Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal begins operations. SC...

April 6, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Sunken Vessel of Interest Located in Search for Missing FV Nicola Faith Off Wales

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says it has located an unidentified sunken vessel of “significant interest” in its search for the missing fishing vessel Nicola Faith lost off...

April 6, 2021
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Abandoned Yacht Ship Eemslift Hendrika
Accidents

Rescue Underway for Abandoned Yacht Transport Ship Adrift Off Norway

OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) – Emergency response teams scrambled on Tuesday to prevent a Dutch cargo ship adrift in the North Sea from sinking and causing an oil spill off...

April 6, 2021
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Shipping

Suez Canal Weighing Expanding Southern Channel, Chairman Says

By Nadeen Ebrahim and Patrick Werr ISMAILIA, Egypt, April 6 (Reuters) – The Suez Canal Authority is considering expanding the southern section of the waterway where the container ship Ever...

April 6, 2021
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Shipping

Suez Canal Traffic Briefly Stopped as Oil Tanker Loses Power

By Jack Wittels and Salma El Wardany (Bloomberg) — Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly halted on Tuesday, just two weeks after a giant container ship ran aground and blocked the waterway...

April 6, 2021
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COSCO Containership in the Bosphorus Strait Turkey
Navy

Turkey Arrests Retired Admirals Who Defended Maritime Accord

(Reuters) – Turkey detained 10 retired admirals for signing a statement supporting an 85-year-old maritime accord, and President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the document went beyond freedom of expression...

April 6, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
Defense

China Targets Taiwan With Carrier Battlegroup Drills

SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) – A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near...

April 6, 2021
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Monday, April 5, 2021
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Shipping

Seaspan Continues Fleet Expansion with Deal to Acquire Two Secondhand Containerships

Containership leasing company Seaspan Corporation says it has entered into an agreement to acquire two secondhand 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships on long-term charter with a global liner customer. The two...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 5118

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Shipping

Yacht Transport Ship in Trouble Off Norway

Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday. The heavy-lift...

April 5, 2021
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Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Defense

China Tests Biden Administration in South China Sea

By Andreo Calonzo and Philip J. Heijmans (Bloomberg) — Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 2669

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Shipbuilding

China State Shipbuilding Discloses $1.5 Billion Newbuild Order for 13 Big Containerships

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) says it has landed its single-largest containership order valued at over $1.5 billion. CSSC did not disclose the buyer but reports indicate the order was...

April 5, 2021
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