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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Finance

Baltic Index Falls To New Multi-Year Low

by Harshit Verma (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell to

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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Accidents

Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing Into ‘Spirit of Norfolk’ Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a formal hearing to consider evidence related to the June 7, 2022 fire and total constructive loss of the passenger vessel

January 17, 2023
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Ports

Port of Savannah Cargo Volumes Hit Record 5.9 Million TEUs in 2022

The Port of Savannah, billed as the fastest growing container terminal in the U.S., handled a record 5.9 million TEUs in 2022 for an increase of 5% over 2021,

January 17, 2023
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Offshore

Crowley and ESVAGT Advance Plan to Build Jones Act SOV for U.S. Wind Market

U.S.-based shipping company Crowley and Danish offshore services company ESVAGT have agreed to jointly build and operate a service operations vessel (SOV) for

January 17, 2023
Total Views: 2363

Shipping

Fredriksen Increases Stake in Euronav in Wake of Frontline’s Terminated Takeover Bid

Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen has increased his stake in Belgian tanker company Euronav in wake of Frontline terminating its combination agreement with

January 17, 2023
Total Views: 945

Accidents

Dredging Vessel Capsizes and Spills Oil on Lower Mississippi River

A dredging vessel capsized Monday on the Lower Mississippi River, spilling oil but thankfully the two people on board at the time are safe. The U.S. Coast

January 17, 2023
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Monday, January 16, 2023
Shipping

Russia’s Seaborne Oil Exports Surge Despite Sanctions

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) Russia’s seaborne crude exports soared last week to the highest level since April, suggesting that the country has —

January 16, 2023
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Collision

Norwegian Navy Officer In Charge Of Watch Declines Guilt In Tanker Collision

A Norwegian naval officer stands trial today but denies negligence that led to the 2018 collision between a warship he commanded and an oil tanker in which the

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 24364

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Ports

Somalia Takes Back Key Port City

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) – Somalia’s government-led forces have captured an al Shabaab stronghold on the Indian Ocean coast, the defense

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 2179

Navy

South African Navy Set To Welcome China And Russia

By Antony Sguazzin (Bloomberg) –South Africa will next month go ahead with naval exercises off its eastern coast with Russian and Chinese warships in a

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 29577

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Grounding Incidents

Turkey Refloats Ship Stuck in Bosphorus

By Ugur Yilmaz (Bloomberg) Turkey freed a vessel that had wedged itself against the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, clearing the vital waterway that connects

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 3331


Monday, January 16, 2023
Shipping

DNV Confirms Ransomware Attack Impacting 1,000 Ships

Classification society DNV is confirming that a recent ransomware cyber attack on its fleet management software has impacted around 1,000 ships. The cyber

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 2720

Shipping

2022 Top Bunkering Firm Data Released

By Jeslyn Lerh (Reuters) Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services rose one spot to become the top marine fuel supplier at world’s largest bunkering hub

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 764

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Grounding Incidents

Ukraine Grain Ship Grounds In Bosphorus Strait

by Yoruk Isik (Reuters) The cargo ship MKK 1, traveling from Ukraine to Turkey, was grounded in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Monday and traffic in

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 1453

Sunday, January 15, 2023
Collision

Norway Naval Officer Goes On Trial Over Oil Tanker Collision

OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A Norwegian naval officer stands trial on Monday accused of negligence that led to the 2018 collision between a

January 15, 2023
Total Views: 5796

USCG

Coast Guard Rescues 7 From Disabled, Adrift Tug

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday from a disabled, adrift tug towing a barge 30 miles offshore from Ocean City. A crew member

January 15, 2023
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Sunday, January 15, 2023
NOAA

Atmospheric Rivers: What Are They And How Does NOAA Study Them?

NOAA–You may have heard of atmospheric rivers in the news lately due to the intense rainfall and flooding along the U.S. West Coast. These naturally

January 15, 2023
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Shipping

Iranian Oil Exports End 2022 At A High, Despite No Nuclear Deal

By Alex Lawler, Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Chen Aizhu LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Iranian oil exports hit new highs in the last two months of 2022 and

January 15, 2023
Total Views: 897

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Environment

One Year After Volcanic Blast, Many Of Tonga’s Reefs Lay Silent

Jan 15 (Reuters) – One year on from the massive eruption of an underwater volcano in the South Pacific, the island nation of Tonga is still

January 14, 2023
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Cruise Ships

Orient Express Cruises To Set Sail On World’s Largest Superyacht

By Lebawit Lily Girma (Bloomberg) –If riding on the original, redesigned Orient Express train in 2025 and staying at an Orient Express hotel top

January 14, 2023
Total Views: 6519

Shipping

Chevron Expands Venezuelan Crude Sales To Other Oil Refiners

By Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) –Chevron Corp. sold a cargo of Venezuelan oil to another US refiner in the first such transaction

January 14, 2023
Total Views: 1197